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My Scalp Aches
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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