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Doctor insights on: Skull Divot On Top Of My Head

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I have two divots on the top center of my skull, shortly behind my hairline. I recently cut my hair and they weren't there. What may have caused them?

I have two divots on the top center of my skull, shortly behind my hairline. I recently cut my hair and they weren't there. What may have caused them?

Shape of things: No one's skull is perfectly round. Cutting your hair is most likely the cause of your becoming more aware of these normal shapes. ...Read more

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I have a small hard bump on the top of my head it hasn't got any bigger it doesn't hurt when I touch it's very hard as if it's apart of my skull what

I have a small hard bump on the top of my head it hasn't got any bigger it doesn't hurt when I touch it's very hard as if it's apart of my skull what

Head: You are likely describing what is called an osteoma, an extra growth of bone that can be firm and raised - lack of pain is key as those that are painful or those that are rapidly growing need to be examined further. ...Read more

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Been having dull pain right side of base of skull, shoots to the right side of the top of my head and right side behind my eye.?

Been having dull pain right side of base of skull, shoots to the right side of the top of my head and right side behind my eye.?

Pain: Hard to tell from your description but it sounds like a neck or cervical neuralgia or muscle spasm but if its persistent you should get it looked at. You can try warm compresses and ibuprofen as well. ...Read more

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It's like an internal clicking I hear when I walk inside the top of my head almost like someone is tapping a coin against my skull, what is it?

It's like an internal clicking I hear when I walk inside the top of my head almost like someone is tapping a coin against my skull, what is it?

Tapping noise: skull: Your body is mostly liquid, and as you may know from swimming with your head under water, sounds in water are transmitted loudly. The noise you describe is probably from a joint in your shoulder or hip which may be "heard" while walking. It probably is not serious, but if it continues, see an orthopedic doctor or an internist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Is a small groove in skull on top of the head anything to worry about?

Is a small groove in skull on top of the head anything to worry about?

No: No, this is probably something from birth. When we come out of the pelvis/birth canal, many babies get "stuck" at a certain point and this can cause the ridge which can persist through life! ...Read more

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I have a weird feeling in the top left of my head. I can feel it right under my skull, not painful but dull. It causes a painful ache when I bend over?

I have a weird feeling in the top left of my head. I can feel it right under my skull, not painful but dull. It causes a painful ache when I bend over?

Possible Migraine: You have described a headache and based on your description it is difficult to ascertain a true cause. It is possible that you are describing a migraine which is more painful when you cough or bend. It, however, could be something more ominous such as a tumor. I would followup with a physician and get a more indepth history and physical and possibly imaging to evaluate. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my ears and the back of my head at the base of my skull/top of my neck really hurts?

What does it mean when my ears and the back of my head at the base of my skull/top of my neck really hurts?

Could Be Many Things: If w. Fever, a # of different infectns in areas (diff parts of ear/skull or mastoid area and even spinal cord) poss related to your pain. Could be related to your blood vessel or vascular system, so important to check your blood pressure, or other vascular inflammatory cause. Hopefully just muscular tension, but best to see your doc asap to be sure it is nothing worrisome/dangerous. If bad g2 er. ...Read more

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My wife has this growth on top of her head which looks as if its brain tissue protruding from a tiny hole in her skull. What is this?

My wife has this growth on top of her head which looks as if its brain tissue protruding from a tiny hole in her skull. What is this?

Mole on scalp: There are some lesions that can be benign that look cerebriform (brain texture-like with folds and crypts) such as moles (nevi), warts (verruca) and seborrheic keratoses. As this is a new lesion, it should be evaluated in-person by a dermatologist. Often biopsies are suggested on new lesions to be sure they are benign. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on top of right side of head closer to the middle. Tender to touch. Also radiates through middle of head to the base of skull.

Sharp pain on top of right side of head closer to the middle. Tender to touch. Also radiates through middle of head to the base of skull.

Neuralgia: This sounds like neuralgia which is an irritable superficial nerve in the scalp and usually clears without specific therapy. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen may help. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen, however. ...Read more

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a hard lump on the left side of my head, in line with the base of the skull and in between the ear and the top of the neck. Hurts to touch. Advice?

a hard lump on the left side of my head, in line with the base of the skull and in between the ear and the top of the neck. Hurts to touch. Advice?

Swollen lymph now: Probably swollen lymph. Are you still recently sick? Have you had any fever? Recommend seeing your doctor if it's getting bigger. Abscess can also be possible. ...Read more

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My 10 yr old daughter has a condition with her scalp or the top of her skull. Anytime she touches it or combs or bumps her head her skin gets red all?

My 10 yr old daughter has a condition with her scalp or the top of her skull. Anytime she touches it or combs or bumps her head her skin gets red all?

See below: Since, the experts can seem to identify what is going on, all that I can say is continue to seek others advise. There are a huge number of potential reasons for facial redness (erythema). If the spot on her head is a darker patch, she could have mastocytosis which triggers a histamine release when the spot is brushed against leading to redness, swelling. Lupus can present with skin symptoms too. ...Read more

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Touch top of head tender and get dizzy from concussion a month ago not knocked out how long to heal and skull has bump on it, I've been fine?

Touch top of head tender and get dizzy from concussion a month ago not knocked out how long to heal and skull has bump on it, I've been fine?

Variable: With your symptoms I'd say the range for everything to clear would be on the order of several weeks to several months. Head blows which then, cause significant effects of headaches, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, "goose eggs" on the scalp etc. Usually heal by then. Sometimes they can take longer but the good news is things WILL heal given time AND no further similar insults while healing. ...Read more

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I have pituitary gland & im taking cabergoline & my right side top head being hurting (skull) feels like a bruise &my neck hurts also is it the pills?

I have pituitary gland & im taking cabergoline & my right side top head being hurting (skull) feels like a bruise &my neck hurts also is it the pills?

Maybe: It is possible that it is a side effect - headache and skeletal muscle pain does occur but as you have a unique problem you should follow up with your prescribing physician for an exam to ensure it isn't anything else ...Read more

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I've had headache all day don't know if tension or worse neck base skull huers eyes hurt all around them bridge nose top of head.

I've had headache all day don't know if tension or worse neck base skull huers eyes hurt all around them bridge nose top of head.

Headache: Could be migraine or sinusitis, sometimes when back of skull hurts I have seen subclinical herpes infection that responds to acyclovir, or could be cervicalgia pain in nerves/muscles from discs, muscle spasm or migraine. If not better in 12 hours or if nausea, vomiting eye blurring or spots seek immediate medical attention ...Read more

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I have all these symptoms going on and they keep adding up. The last couple days I have had a bad pressure kind of head ache at the base of my skull up to the top neck and eyes. 3 weeks and CBC diff. Is still not back. What could all this mean?

I have all these symptoms going on and they keep adding up. The last couple days I have had a bad pressure kind of head ache at the base of my skull up to the top neck and eyes. 3 weeks and CBC diff. Is still not back. What could all this mean?

Headache: Based on your symptoms, this could be something serious. I would recommend going in to the emergency room or your primary care doctor as soon as possible. By the way, a cbc-diff should be back within a few hours or days at the worst. Call your doctor for the results and to discuss your current issues. ...Read more

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6 months ago a 5 lb rubber mallet fell on my head still pain base of skull neck pain upper spine pain numbness major top right foot minor other limbs?

6 months ago a 5 lb rubber mallet fell on my head still pain base of skull neck pain upper spine pain numbness major top right foot minor other limbs?

Yeah...that'll smart: You may be suffering from the residua of POSTCONCUSSIVE syndrome (PCS). I don't know how you were at the type you got hit...for example, from what height did that hammer come down? You could calculate the amount of Force that you took on the head and neck using F=ma but I think seeing your doctor for a referral to a neurologist for possible PCS and management would be a good idea. ...Read more

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I recently shaved all my hair off & I noticed my skull protrudes at the top front. From hairline to where my fringe line was. Why please?

Normal: This is the normal contour of your head, when you haven't had a good look at until now. No need to worry, but you can always check with your doctor to reassure yourself that this is normal. ...Read more

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I have been getting a daily headache around my left temple and top of my skull. What do you recommend?

I have been getting a daily headache around my left temple and top of my skull. What do you recommend?

Please take action!: I do not know how old you are or your gender. But if you have headaches almost everyday on your temporal area, then you need to be eveluated for "temporal artritis"--a rare codtion, but it can be serious. And it can be quite treatable. You could have just simple migrain. Again it would be hard to lable with any things w/o being seen by a physician.

My prayers and blessings. ...Read more