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I have bumps/swelling all across my scalp from a car accident 4months ago. These have moved around my scalp and really ache. But my gp says its normal?

I have bumps/swelling all across my scalp from a car accident 4months ago. These have moved around my scalp and really ache. But my gp says its normal?

Not 'normal', common: Sometimes after trauma to the scalp, you can get pockets of blood that collect under the skin of the scalp, called hemotomas.These can calcify as the body slowly absorbs.There are more nerves in the scalp which can be stretched beyond their normal position, causing them to fire.This causes pain, especially with the high amount of friction that the scalp endures.This can take several months to resolve. ...Read more

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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Since i was a kid I've had periods with a really bad ache in my hairroots, my entire superior skinsurface of the scalp, around my hairline aches. Why?

Since i was a kid I've had periods with a really bad ache in my hairroots, my entire superior skinsurface of the scalp, around my hairline aches. Why?

See a neurologist: This type of dull aching pain on the scalp skin may indicate an problem with the nerves in the area. You may wish to see a neurologist as this pain sounds neural in origin. ...Read more

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There's a sore on my scalp.

There's a sore on my scalp.

From picking/cancer?: Could b from a picking habit or may b a precancerous lesion from sun exposure. Get in 2 c a dermatologist & have it evaluated. ...Read more

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My scalp is sore on the right ?

Hmmm : Any skin lesions? Perhaps this is a pre zoster pain? Did you abrade it? Ask a doctor or dermatologist to look at this if it persists. ...Read more

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What makes my scalp sore to the touch.?

What makes my scalp sore to the touch.?

Doctor can evaluate: A dermatology doctor can evaluate the scalp to see if there is a problem in the scalp skin. The cause could also be a problem in the nerve(s) that go to the skin, leading to pain sensations when the area is touched. In certain blood vessel disorders, there is inflammation in some vessels, which can be in the scalp. ...Read more

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Why is my scalp itchy and sore?

Why is my scalp itchy and sore?

Many possibilities: Consider dandruff (fungal), psoriasis, allergic reaction to shampoo contents, conditioner or hair dye- very broad question- more information needed to determine the cause ...Read more

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Left side of scalp sore hurts why?

Left side of scalp sore hurts why?

Need more informatio: There are many possibilities. You say you have high blood pressure. How high? This could be one cause. Did you have any trauma? Need a better history. See your doctor for a complete evaluation ...Read more

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My scalp, is sore and i've noticed it feels lumpy in places . Could this be serious?

Monitor for change: If you feel a well defined lump and it is increasing in size then you need a medical check up. Otherwise you can examine yourself once weekly and note any change or further growth. An increase in size will require further evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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