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Obsession without picking skin, sometimes don't notice, picked a small noticeably hole on my head, scars all over body from uncontrollably picking?

Obsession without picking skin, sometimes don't notice, picked a small noticeably hole on my head, scars all over body from uncontrollably picking?

OCD: You are a Precious Human Being! You were born with Wonder of Life Force giving you Breath of Life; due to which you have lived for 16 years. You deserve Healing from Emotional pain. Believe in Healing Power of Your Body! Go to a National Park and Feel Wonder, and Peace There, Release all Negative Thoughts and Obsessions Pledge to yourself to become Captain over picking skin, and see Psychiatrist. ...Read more

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10mth front head (end of forehead beginning of hair) is bulging. Soft spot flat, head size same but always big. History of IV hemorrhage no symptoms?

10mth front head (end of forehead beginning of hair) is bulging.  Soft spot flat, head size same but always big. History of IV hemorrhage no symptoms?

Get help: This does not sound good at all, especially if the anterior fontanelle is flat. I would have a pediatrician or ER doc evaluate this ASAP. Did the child have any recent trauma? Any neurological signs such as sleepiness or abnormal movements ? Plead have this evaluated immediately, may need ultrasound or scan ...Read more

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Son, 21 yrs. Old, has head pain when he lies down on back or changes position suddenly. Feels like a big bruise inside his head. ?

Son, 21 yrs. Old, has head pain when he lies down on back or changes position suddenly. Feels like a big bruise inside his head. ?

Need evaluation: Headache with change in position,especially from upright to prone or supine. May indicate increased intracranial pressure. Speak to your doctor and get referral to a neurologist soon. ...Read more

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What Stops the Skull/Brain and Jaw from Growing in Childhood Years ? im insecure about my Small Head Circumference im 6'2 tall

What Stops the Skull/Brain and Jaw from Growing in Childhood Years ? im insecure about my Small Head Circumference im 6'2 tall

Genetics: Head size in general is determined by genetics, with 90% or more accomplished by age 9. Some medical conditions can increase or decrease head growth, but these lead to obvious changes in intellectual performance. There is a wide range of normal adult head size and your doc could review your concerns and investigate other issues if needed. ...Read more

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Is there any real concern when my baby keeps falling over and hitting her head on the wood side rail / panels. She cries but quickly goes back playing?

Is there any real concern when my baby keeps falling over and hitting her head on the wood side rail / panels. She cries but quickly goes back playing?

Unlikely to be pbm: Most kids who fall from their sitting or standing height do not generate the kind of force needed to hurt them.This would be different if they hit the corner of furniture or brickwork.They cry, and settle quiickly.I would be worried if the kid passed out at the time of the fall or developed repeated episodes of vomiting.Keep her on her normal nap/sleep schedule and monitor as needed. ...Read more

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I had a pimple on side of my head now its a huge lump growing its hurt ?

I had a pimple on side of my head now its a huge lump growing its hurt ?

Cyst: It sounds like you have a cyst. A cyst is a pimple that grows in the deeper skin. It fills up kind of like a water balloon. These don't turn bad but may get infected. If it hurts, you should see a dermatologist to have it treated. ...Read more

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Child hit side of his head 2 weeks ago. Now has goose egg on forehead and bruising on side of head and behind ear have just appeared. Serious?

Child hit side of his head 2 weeks ago. Now has goose egg on forehead and bruising on side of head and behind ear have just appeared. Serious?

Head Injury: Have him seen. The forehead injury by itself does not sound concerning but now the appearance of bruising on the side of his head and behind his ear makes it more serious. Bruising behind his ear may indicate a skull fracture. He would best be seen in the ER. All the best. ...Read more

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A 25 kg fire extinguisher fell on top of my head .Head hurts but their is no bleeding.Hurts at one spot when touched,feels heavy.Sight sometimes blurr?

A 25 kg fire extinguisher fell on top of my head .Head hurts but their is no bleeding.Hurts at one spot when touched,feels heavy.Sight sometimes blurr?

Possible concussion: Please make sure that you get assessed for a possible concussion . A blow to the head with the symptoms that you describe really need further assessment ...Read more

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In 1996 facial trauma in 2005 severe head injury concussion intense pressure pushing out wards very tired. severe popping sound on top of head .

In 1996 facial trauma in 2005 severe head injury concussion intense pressure pushing out wards very tired. severe popping sound on top of head .

See Neuro: With your History, it would be best for you to see a Dr. and get eval, a neuro Dr. if possible. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I hit the back part of my head on the bottom of a truck bed earlier today around 1100 my head hurts now. I worry about subderal hematoma ?

I hit the back part of my head on the bottom of a truck bed earlier today around 1100 my head hurts now. I worry about subderal hematoma ?

Sub dural hematoma: it takes significant forece to casue it. not sure how bad your injury was. see a doctor if concerns. A subdural haematoma is a collection of clotting blood that forms in the subdural space. This is the space between two of the meninges, which form the protective lining that covers the brain. Can t be diagnosed on virtual health. http://patient.info/health/subdural-haematoma-leaflet ...Read more

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My 13yr old girl is on puberty. She has mole on her areola Its getting bigger because of breasts growing. Its bigger than pencil eraser. Is that bad?

My 13yr old girl is on puberty. She has mole on her areola Its getting bigger because of breasts growing. Its bigger than pencil eraser. Is that bad?

Not necessarily: If the mole looks bigger because the skin it is sitting on has stretched due to growth of the breast, it is not worrisome. You may wish to watch and wait. If the mole doubles in size, becomes irregular in size, shape or color, bleeds, ulcerates or develops a nodule, see a doctor. Wish you and your family good health! ...Read more

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21month old just fell off of bed and hit her head on our metal floor fan. Has a small bump on the back left side of her head! visit er, or just ice i?

21month old just fell off of bed and hit her head on our metal floor fan. Has a small bump on the back left side of her head! visit er, or just ice i?

Observe her: Probably she'll be fine. Red flags to take her to er stat include: sleepiness, vomiting, purple or red bruise behind 1 ear (battle's sign), facial deformity after the fall, confusion, or seizure. Normal, non-emergent signs to expect after a head injury include headache, nausea, irritability, and lack of interest in playing. Trust your instinct, you're never wrong to bring her to er. Take care! ...Read more

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Hit head very hard @ playground w/kids. I stood up & hit the top of my head. Thought it cracked open but didn't. Vision was fuzzy. No vomit. Pupils ok?

Hit head very hard @ playground w/kids. I stood up & hit the top of my head. Thought it cracked open but didn't. Vision was fuzzy. No vomit. Pupils ok?

Quick care: As you've said "hit head very hard" with immediate symptoms, I'd advise a quick assessment at your local quick care center to make sure you've not seriously hurt yourself. You may have a concussion, that would need to be addressed with you on what to watch out for. ...Read more

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Dent from car crash, on top of head in parietal lobe, had over 10 years no problems, just curious, 1-2 inch wide?

Dent from car crash, on top of head in parietal lobe, had over 10 years no problems, just curious, 1-2 inch wide?

Yikes : I guess if you have not had trouble with it in several years, it is unlikely to cause trouble now. What you are describing would be concerning for a displaced skull fracture, but again, it has been several years now since the accident. A ct skull would undoubtedly give more information and I would recommend you being seen if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Man early 70s. Head is always down on chest? Why

Man early 70s. Head is always down on chest? Why

Needs evaluation: So much more info as well as an exam is needed to make any sort of diagnosis. The internet is a great place to learn new things, but not really to be diagnosed for major medical problems. Weakness of neck muscles could be so many things, including myasthenia gravis. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/myasthenia-gravis/ds00375/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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