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What is a bone growth in your head?

What is a bone growth in your head?

Many possibilites: A bony overgrowth can develop due to a tumor or at the site of a prior trauma. Have it evaluated and treated. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Why does my baby have a ridge like bone I can feel across his head?

Why does my baby have a ridge like bone I can feel across his head?

Skull suture margin: The skull has about 17 growth centers that allow the bony material to grow/expand. Where two bone plates come close together is a suture line. There are prominent ones that run ear to ear and front to back over the top. Sometimes these are prominent in infants with thin hair & are normal. Rarely the ridges signal premature fusion of sutures but your doctor will check for this at checkups. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be able to feel ridges in front of adult head bone?

Is it normal to be able to feel ridges in front of adult head bone?

No, but no abnormal: Prominent forehead with larger than normal brow ridge is known as frontal bossing, but is not significant. While it is NOT normal, it is NOT significant for any illness. ...Read more

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I have pain over left side bone in head when I touch it. What it could be?

I have pain over left side bone in head when I touch it. What it could be?

See an osteopath: It's best to see an osteopathic physician, who can determine what it might be, as s/he will do a complete musculoskeletal, and cranial examination of your head to determine exactly which area is exquisitely tender upon touch, and relieve it with osteopathic cranial manipulative treatment. Depending on location will determine what exactly it is. Trust them, they know! ...Read more

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Sometime at the moment of the plane landing, my head bone fell like its going to crash, very painful. Why is this happen?

Sometime at the moment of the plane landing, my head bone fell like its going to crash, very painful. Why is this happen?

Sinus Pressure: You probably have pressure in your sinuses from the air pressure change. As airplanes descend from 30, 000 feet to sea level there is a change in the air pressure causing a "squeeze" on your ears and sinuses. You should try to "equalize" these pressures by chewing gum, sucking on hard candy, or drinking small sips during descent. Holding your nose and blowing to gently "pop" your ears also helps. ...Read more

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I have a bone deformation in my head that grew over night, and it has been there for almost 5 years now, and I don't know what is it.

I have a bone deformation in my head that grew over night, and it has been there for almost 5 years now, and I don't know what is it.

See the doctor!: Grew overnight, has not changed forfive years. Want an answer, see a doctor. The only good answer: if no change in five years, probably non-malignant. ...Read more

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Is head back bone bump harmful?

Is head back bone bump harmful?

Google: External occipital protuberance - check an image online. Is this the bump you were referring to? If yes, this is not harmful. ...Read more

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Can a bone swell in your head and hurt causing a bump?

Can a bone swell in your head and hurt causing a bump?

It is possible.: A bony overgrowths can develop due to a tumor or at the site of a recent or prior trauma. Have it evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Is the Occiptical Node located on the or under the bone at the base of head?

Is the Occiptical Node located on the or under the bone at the base of head?

Occiput: The prominent part of the skull (where you feel it curve in toward the neck) is called the occiput. Occipital lymph nodes are 1/2 to 1 inch oval or ball shaped glands situated next to the muscles between the neck and the head. Infection nearby may cause these nodes to increase in size and become tender. Another term that sounds like this is occipital lobe: a posterior portion of the brain. ...Read more

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Bone on the bottom left side of my head seems like it's bigger and it hurts. Feels like I hit it somewhere but don't remember doing so. What is it?

Bone on the bottom left side of my head seems like it's bigger and it hurts. Feels like I hit it somewhere but don't remember doing so. What is it?

Need an exam: From your description, I cannot tell whether you are describing TMJ inflammation or a problem with another bone (the maxilla). You should see your physician, who can examine you and determine the cause of your symptoms ...Read more

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Hello I have this bump at the back left of my head it feels like a bone and it doesn't really hert can you tell me what is it and how I can get it away?

Hello I have this bump at the back left of my head it feels like a bone and it doesn't really hert can you tell me what is it and how I can get it away?

Lump back of head: Lump in the back of the head has to be further evaluated, if it is soft or hard. It could be a soft tissue mass such as lipoma or a bony growth. If the size is not getting bigger and there is no pain you May wait over the next 3 to 6 months or see a doctor have it removed ...Read more

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Puberty seems to be late. Will my bones and head get larger soon?

Puberty seems to be late. Will my bones and head get larger soon?

You're 36?: Hi. No, if puberty hasn't arrived, it's not coming. I suggest you see an endocrinologist. You'll need chromosomal/genetic testing. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a marble sized bone hard lump on the back of my head on the right side. It wasn't there before. What could it be?

Cyst or exostosis: If slightly movable a sebaceous cyst is a good bet, if not movable @ all an exostosis is possible. They are usually not a problem 2 worry about, but I would recommend that u b cn by ur pcp 4 an evaluation 4 peace of mind. ...Read more

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What should I do about this bone in the back of my neck the bone is sticking it is so painful I barely can keep my head up?

Pain: Anyof the buldging disc of vertibrea can cause pain, cervical coller and antiinflamatory drug will help. Best to visit the orthopedic for advice, MRI of neck will provide more information and treatment. ...Read more

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Hello there doc, I had a few questions in my head concerning donating bone marro : how many times can you donate it? And what age?

Hello there doc, I had a few questions in my head concerning donating bone marro : how many times can you donate it? And what age?

Awesome: Bone Marrow donation is an awesome gift to give. You can donate multiple times. Usually you have to be 18 yrs old to donate. It is best to donate when you are youngish under 50. ...Read more

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Fragmented sesamoid bone at head of 5th metatarsal pain worsening but no1 can explain y cos it shouldn't be there n no1 will treat it?

Fragmented sesamoid bone at head of 5th metatarsal pain worsening but no1 can explain y cos it shouldn't be there n no1 will treat it?

Fracture: It rare but possible to have a 5th metatarsal sesamoid 4.7% according to one article. I suggest you get an MRI to check if the sesamoid is fractured vs a possible pathology in the surrounding tissues or joint. Physical therapy is one option at this point. ...Read more

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Hi I have a bone like bump on my left and right side on top of my head. The right one is bigger and keeps getting bigger. What could it be?

Pilar cyst: These are most likely scalp cysts. Especially if they are mobile and not attached to the underlying skull. They can be removed usually as a local procedure in the office. ...Read more

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I have a hard bump on the back of my head right in the middle. It feels like bone & it is not painful & does not move. Feels just like a bone?

I have a hard bump on the back of my head right in the middle. It feels like bone & it is not painful & does not move. Feels just like a bone?

Needs to be checked: It needs to be checked by your doctor as it may be a hematoma, a benign bony tumor as it is not painful. So make an appointment with your primary care doctor
it needs to be examined and if your doctor feels he may order MRI or cat scan. ...Read more

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I've found a spot around my inner seat bone that when I massage I simultaneously get a tingling sensation at the top of my head. Is this relevant?

I've found a spot around my inner seat bone that when I massage I simultaneously get a tingling sensation at the top of my head. Is this relevant?

Yes: Www. Healthtap. Com/drericweisman If you find that this is or becomes problematic arrange for a consult. Otherwise
you might want to read about synesthesias and phantom limb pain. (There is also a TED talk on this) ...Read more

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Sharp, localised pain on top of head, about 10 degrees from the centre, in a slight indentation of my parietal bone. Recurrent for a few days. Cause?

Sharp, localised pain on top of head, about 10 degrees from the centre, in a slight indentation of my parietal bone. Recurrent for a few days. Cause?

Unknown: Have you had any trauma? Have you hit your head or hit the area around it. There is no specifc reason from the history thus given. Is there any redness of the scalp to make one think of infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can anxiety make ur head feel real funny kinda weird sometimes like u hit funny bone but in head n can it make vision funny off balance feeling shaky?

Can anxiety make ur head feel real funny kinda weird sometimes like u hit funny bone but in head n can it make vision funny off balance feeling shaky?

Talk;behavior ch: Gen. Anx. Disorder manifests in excessive fear in many circumstances. We all are anxious at times, it can keep us alive, but when it is triggered too easily we may experience panic attacks, i.e., physical symptoms such as pounding heart, sweating, light headed, hard to breathe. Such attacks are self-limiting but frightening. Help is available through a mental health professional. See doctor. ...Read more

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How dangerous is fibroid dysplasia on a head bone?

How dangerous is fibroid dysplasia on a head bone?

Fibrous dysplasia: It's not. The malignant potential is basically zero. It can look funny though. ...Read more

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If you have no bone flap in your head and awaiting surgery, can you fly in medevac?

If you have no bone flap in your head and awaiting surgery, can you fly in medevac?

Most likely: You mean you have defect in your skull waiting staged procedure, to fill the gap in the skull, if it is the problem, then you must clear with your neurosurgeon, most likely he will not allow, for fear of injury to brain. ...Read more

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Heloma frequently form on skin over lying the heads of the metatarsal bones, is this true?

Heloma frequently form on skin over lying the heads of the metatarsal bones, is this true?

Not really...: Calluses occur on the bottom of the feet while corns (heloma) form on toes. All about symantics. ...Read more