Top
30
Doctor insights on: Skin Indentations On Face

Share
1

1
Should I be concerned about about a dime sized, soft indentation on top of my head? Approx 1/8th" deep caused by lamp falling on it about 2 weeks ago.

Should I be concerned about about a dime sized, soft indentation on top of my head? Approx 1/8th" deep caused by lamp falling on it about 2 weeks ago.

No: No. Not if you have no symptoms. No pain. No headache. If you had any immediate symptoms, like headache, confusion, loss of consciousness - you should be checked by a doctor to make sure you didn't sustain any intracranial injury. ...Read more

2

2
My 4 month old boy has an indentation running across the top of his head. Is this normal and will it eventually even out as he gets older?

My 4 month old boy has an indentation running across the top of his head. Is this normal and will it eventually even out as he gets older?

Mgt: The indentation should be further evaluated. The head circumference and growth chart, along with a photo of the area, may be uploaded for an inbox consultation. His birth history may also be reviewed for a second opinion at that time.
One possible cause may be the growth of the skull. There are suture lines which need to aligh during this process. ...Read more

4

4
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

5

5
I had a large, sore bump on the back of my head 4 weeks ago. It is still there now but is teeny tiny, like an indentation. Still sore. Should I worry?

I had a large, sore bump on the back of my head 4 weeks ago. It is still there now but is teeny tiny, like an indentation. Still sore. Should I worry?

Prob OK: Bumps or masses can be from many things. If you ha trauma it is most likely blood. If you did not it possible an lymph node or infection. If it is getting smaller with a residual small bump it is ok. But if you think it is getting larger you should see a doctor about it. ...Read more

6

6
9 month old still has indentation/depression on top of head, behind forehead. Is that normal?

9 month old still has indentation/depression on top of head, behind forehead. Is that normal?

Anterior fontanelle: The indentation/depression you are referring to is called the anterior fontanelle. It is a membranous structure that allows for expansion of the skull as the head grows. The anterior fontanelle usually closes between 18 to 24 months of age. Normal to have an open anterior fontanelle at age 9 months. ...Read more

7

7
Hi. I'm 34 and have an indentation on the right hand side (my right) of my head, starting about half an inch from hairline. Like a softspot.

Hi. I'm 34 and have an indentation on the right hand side (my right) of my head, starting about half an inch from hairline. Like a softspot.

Soft spot: There is a normal thinning of the skull which feels like a soft spot in front of both ears. If this isn't what you're describing, a physician will have to examine you in order to answer your question. ...Read more

8

8
I have a indentation on the right side of my head 3 inches above my ear and one inch forward. The indent is about 3 inches long what should I do?

Need more onformatio: You shouyld have it checked as we need more information, as to when did you notice it, is there any past history of head trauma and if it is cuasing any symptoms like pain etc. And it needs visual examination to tell if anything needs to be done about it. ...Read more

9

9
The back of my head, center, above occipital bone, it burns. I feel an indentation where the burning is, and there is no visible sign of any irritant.

Burning: If careful inspection of the scalp in that area doesn't reveal any inflammation of the skin, your symptom may be caused by an irritable or slightly inflamed superficial nerve of the scalp. It should resolve and doesn't appear to be a serious condition. Avoid pressure on that area of your scalp. ...Read more

11

11
Indentation in head. Moving and swelling and hair loss. Scared?

Indentation in head. Moving and swelling and hair loss. Scared?

Head Indentation: No idea what this is, you definitely need to be evaluated. ...Read more

12

12
I have SLE and have developed a small indentation on the top of my head (not on both sides) and that spot is bald too.

I have SLE and have developed a small indentation on the top of my head (not on both sides) and that spot is bald too.

The indentation: Was always there...the loss of hair is called "ALOPECIA AREATA" a condition associated with SLE!!

Hope this is helpful'
Dr Z ...Read more

13

13
I have indentations on the back of my head right above my ears. When ever they appear I have a massive headache. Not due to glasses as they are new.

I have indentations on the back of my head right above my ears. When ever they appear I have a massive headache. Not due to glasses as they are new.

Sounds like: Your headaches are consistent with a spasm in the temporalis muscles. The back edge (posterior border) of the muscle is approximately where you describe. I a tense contracted state or spasm it will puff up and protrude hence the bump. Do you happen to clench or grind your teeth? Consult with a dentist who can make appropriate diagnosis and treatment recommendations or referral. ...Read more

16

16
Shockwave in my head?

Hard to say: Hard to know what the question is but if new severe headache this is reason to seek medical attention. ...Read more

17

17
I have a knot my head?

I have a knot my head?

OK: If you are worried about it, or it hurts you, then see a dr. And get it evaluated and treated, best wishes to you. ...Read more

18

18
Feel weird light head?

Feel weird light head?

Many Causes: You may be feeling light headed because of dehydration or need calories. Getting plenty of water and proper amounts of food could help. However, there may be more serious causes and you should see your doctor if you keep feeling like this. ...Read more

19

19
Why is my head so flat?

Hard to say?: Without a picture or an exam, I don't believe anyone can tell you. Repharase your quesition and give more information. Age would ben nice to know. Any trauma. Since birth? Do your relatives look the same? Interesting question but just can't answer based on your limited question. Sorry! That is my flat-out answer! ...Read more

20

20
I have paon in my head?

? Head ache: If you have tried head ache medicine, and still have pain in your head, see a dr for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

21

21
I have a knot on my head?

OK: If it hurts or is not resolving in time, then see the Dr. To get it evaluated and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

22

22
I have a pain in my head?

I have a pain in my head?

.....: Please be more specific about your symptoms and question you may have. ...Read more

23

23
I have a pain in my head?

Tell us about it.: We would need to more information about your headache to help you determine a cause and treatment. Migraine? Sinus? Tension? Cluster? There are several types of headache, and they have different treatments and garner different levels of concern. How about a consult with one of us? We'd be happy to try to help. ...Read more

24

24
What's wrong with my head?

What's wrong with my head?

Hopefully nothing: Your question is very vague and I am wishing you are doing better already. ...Read more

25

25
Why does my head get oily?  

Why does my head get oily?  

Protective secretion: Skin may become oily for a number of reasons. It has many small glands used to provide a thin covering of oil-like secretions often accumulated from proteins in the skin. This protects the skin from dehydration, bacteria and other elements. Depending on diet, health and genetics your skin may release more or less oil than the next person. ...Read more

26

26
Pain on the side of the head?

Sorry to hear that.: Perhaps you'd care to give us some information about it? We won't be able to guess. ...Read more

27

27
My wife have pan in her head?

My wife have pan in her head?

Pan or pain: Please be more specific about the symptoms. That way, the correct physician may be able to help you. ...Read more

28

28
How to lose fat from my head?

How to lose fat from my head?

This is a: Bad joke....if that's what it is!!


More details (besides someone calling you a :fathead"!) ...Read more

29

29
Can the dent in my head heal?

Less likely: If there is an indentation in the bone/ separation of the subcutaneous tissue likely the defect remains without filling over and becoming level/uniform. ...Read more

30

30
Why is my baby's head so flat?

Back to sleep: Pediatricians now universally recommend putting babies to sleep on their backs to avoid sids (sudden infant death syndrome). Since a babies' skull bones do not fuse together until about 15 months of age, they move causing a flattening of the back of the head. This is temporary, as long as you give your baby plenty of "tummy time" when she is awake. ...Read more