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Is A Bald Spot On Back Of Head Normal
Alopecia areata: This is an autoimmune condition where your immune system attacks the hair follicles and hair falls out leaving round bald spots. Often stress or illness triggers it. It can spread and more hairloss can occur. See a dermatologist for treatment. Ringworm (tinea capitis) usually has inflammation and or scale associated with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Noticed 1 quarter sized bald spot on my head. This is the 3rd time in the past 10 years hair grows back. I only get one bald spot not multiple.
What causes alopecia?I just found a bald spot in the back of my head thats the size of a half dollar.My brother and neice have alopecia.
Alopecia areata: Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune means that the body's immune system attacks the body. When alopecia areata develops, the body attacks its own hair follicles. A person's genetic makeup, combined with other factors, triggers this form of hair loss. People can have this type of hair loss at any age. Some patients with alopecia areata have a family member who also has the disease. ...Read more
Need to examine this: You need to show it to your doctor for his/her examination. Most bumps are not cancerous yet it all depends on your history and the growth rate of this bump. If it is growing in size, is painless and there has not been any trauma to cause it, then i would be concerned and get it checked out. ...Read more
Couple weeks ago, a pimple grew on the back of my head, got a hair cut and now that spot is bald. How do I grow hair back on the spot?
Unknown: If the hair follicles sustained permanent damage, hair may not regrow at that site, but if it is a small spot it should not be very noticeable as other hairy areas will cover it most likely. ...Read more
Small tender bump on the top of my head that I think I received from hitting it. Now it left a bald spot the size of a dime. Will my hair grow back?
Potentially you will: not regrow your hair there. It would be appropriate to see a dermatologist for an evaluation of the area as you may not have the diagnosis correct. There are other potentially reversible causes for this kind of hairloss besides trauma. ...Read more
Alopecia: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. A dermatologist can tell you if you have alopecia (an autoimmune disorder) and treat it w/medication. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I just noticed lump on my neck. One is on scalp and other on neck. The one on scalp of my head is paining a lil while other is not.What is this.!!
See a dermatologist: Only an exam can determine the nature of these lumps and thus the best way to approach them. Possibly tricholemmal cysts, one inflamed, both probably benign. Numerous alternative possible diagnoses. ...Read more
Probably: I do have a lot of patients that come to my office complaining of a "boney lump" as you call it at the back of the neck. It is usually the spinous process of the C7or T 1 vertebrae, which are normal structures. In some patients they can be quite prominent. I would not hesitate to be seen if you are concerned. ...Read more
Probably normal: Ring of tyson's glands or pearly pink papules on the glans corona, this is normal. ...Read more
I just noticed lumps on my neck. One is on scalp and other on neck. The one on scalp of my head is paining a lil while other is not.What is this.!!
Not normal: Lumps should be assessed. See ENT doc. ...Read more
Felt a stabbing/poking sensation on a spot on my head.spot of my scalp felt tender compared to another spots of my scalp.white head pimples& red spots?
Hard to say.: Most bald spots on the head are caused by something called alopecia areata, which is a harmless, self-limited condition. But aa doesn't usually burn, so it could be something else that will need a personal examination to determine precisely. I suggest that you see a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis. ...Read more
I've always had a tender spot on back of head, resting head on hard floors causes discomfort & slight pain in the spot. What is it?
It is impossible to: determine the nature of your ailment over the internet. You need to be examined and perhaps have some testing done to determine the source of your symptoms. Make an appointment with a health care provider to assess the issue. ...Read more
Had ring worm on scalp as a kid. Left a bald spot top corner of head. Mole on spot was brown now pink. Hurts to touch and sometimes shooting pain.
Skin findings: It is very hard to diagnose skin lesions over the telephone. If tender you might have an infection. start with seeing your primary doctor and if needed, a dermatologist. Be prepared to say how long the problem has been there, any medications and other symptoms. This needs to be seen in person. ...Read more
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