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I have these hurtful lumps on my head. X rays were done. Where the lumps are located the bone of the skull thinning and the sutures are separating.?
Painful bumps: Please see your md. Your physician needs to gather more information, perform a thorugh exam and posibly order some labs. Your age, medical history and clinical findings wil guide your doctor towards a diagnosis>please do not ignore as these symptoms could be due to a serious problem. ...Read more
For surgeons, the term suture is used as verb or a noun. A surgeon will suture (stitch-up) an incision with sutures (stiches). For anatomist, a suture is a rigid joint between hard parts. For example, the top of the adult skull has wavy lines running down the middle, and on the sides. These are cranial sutures, and represent where the separate ...Read more
Is it normal to feel the coronal sutures of my skull? They are also very visible on my head and have been like that since I can remember.
Hard to believe:
at your age, it would be very hard to feel the suture line of your skull. If you have a medical condition that prevented the closure of these suture lines, which occurs when you are very young, it may be possible. Best to see a doctor who can obtain a ct scan to address your concerns. ...Read more
Recently my fontanelles have opened again, with the sutures I am 20 years. A long stringy substance began flowing from skull and orbits down throat.
Skull has cranial bones & facial bones.
Cranial bones are Frontal, 2 Parietal, 2 Temporal, Occipital, 2 Sphenoid.
Facial are Ethmoid, Lacrimal, Nasal, Zygomatic, Maxilla, Mandible, Orbital, Nasal, Vomer, Palatine, Styloid, Mastoid. ...Read more
Tumor: Are you asking if a tumor broke through the confines of the bony cranium would it be huge? There seems to a be whole bunch of questions about this today. You are 16 years old? If they are all from you, that would suggest this is a concern for you? Is there a specific issue? ...Read more
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more
You need to clarify: You believe U R underweight which in a 20 yo is unlikely. We rarely see anyone over 90 who isn't skinny as a bean pole. Excess weight is epidemic in the US & worldwide. Most people now are engaged in a lifelong struggle to lose the extra pounds they put on in their twenties. Keeping that weight off in the first place is the best solution. Exercise & eat well. Cranial/skull question makes no sense. ...Read more
Skull shape: I suppose it is, but why would you want to? Any such surgery would be a major undertaking fraught with significant risks. What are your specific concerns? What about the shape of your skull bothers you? Perhaps there can be a more complete answer if you can provide more specific information. ...Read more
See a Doc: See a specialist in this area. This usually is a physiatrist who is a doctor who specializes in the treatment of these musculoskeletal conditions. ...Read more
Skull injuries=: Trauma involving the skullGet a more detailed answer ›
From simple 2 seriou: There are many questions that would need to be asked to give idea what is causing this. It could be neck muscle tension, sinusitis (see my answer relating to referred pain), migraine, tension ha...If associated with sore throat and fever, meningitis. If worst pain ever got there, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or brain aneurysm. Anything suddenly new, or severe, in that area has to be evaluated urgently. ...Read more
Depends: Most "tumors" or lumps on your scalp will be benign -- meaning that they are not aggressive and therefore will most likely not grow through your skull. A malignant tumor may grow thru or spread through your vascular system but fortunately they are much more rare. If you are unsure, get it looked at by an md. ...Read more
Infection: Any chronic condition whether infectious such as Tuberculosis or AIDS, or non-infectious, such as cancer can cause malnutrition and protein wasting, which may cause muscle breakdown with waste of facial muscles, so even though the head may appear smaller, but the scull itself doesn't change in size significantly ...Read more
What kind of skull?: No, you are not likely to get anthrax from a skull. If you suspect that the skull may be human, report it to the police immediately. ...Read more
Muscles or spine: Hard to tell; could be from muscles, spine or skin. Check with your doctor if doesn't resolve spontaneously. ...Read more
Are you sure that: You have an infected lymph node - or is it inflammed and enlarged due to an infection that drains to it? ...Read more
Not necessarily: Although osteo affects all bones, the spine and extremities are at higher risk for fracture. ...Read more
Maybe growth hormone: I'm not sure of exactly the skull changes you're referring to. I can tell you that increased human growth hormone (possibly related to a small tumor in the pituitary gland called an adenoma), or else taking HGH directly, can result in changes to skull such as enlargement of forehead, jaw and nose. There are other entities which may cause excessive bone growth such as paget's disease or others. ...Read more