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Soft spot feels sunken in when holding 6w girl upright not when lying down. Veins on head look visible and feel dented or deep cut. Are these normal?

Soft spot feels sunken in when holding 6w girl upright not when lying down.  Veins on head look visible and feel dented or deep cut. Are these normal?

Probably. : It's normal for the soft spot to flatten, sink and bulge depending on positioning, crying and hydration status. And infants do normally have visible scalp veins. What matters is how is the baby acting? Feeding ok? Sleeping ok? Irritable? Fever? If other issues, contact your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I noticed a spot under my eye. It is red and appears to be sunken in like a hole with purple spider viens in and around. What could this be?

I noticed a spot under my eye.  It is red and appears to be sunken in like a hole with purple spider viens in and around.  What could this be?

You really need to: have this checked out! Your eye doctor can see it iunder a slit lamp microscope and tell you exactly what's going on. Any inflammation will have dilated capillaries surrounding it. The key is to get to it early, and see what else is going on INSIDE the eyeball too! So, don't delay! It may be nothing, and then it may be something! We can't diagnose on this forum, but your doctor can! Call now! ...Read more

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Im 47 and what seems like a soft spot has come up on my head?

Im 47 and what seems like a soft spot has come up on my head?

Mushy spot in scalp?: If a soft or mushy spot on the scalp stays for more than 1-2 weeks, it should be evaluated to see why (in case it is some abnormal skin growth or some type of skin cancer). If it lasts only a few days to a week or two, it could just be some temporary pimple, small cyst, or small abscess that drained itself and went back to normal. If all is not back to normal quickly, an exam is needed. ...Read more

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I had this pain in my head in a particular spot but not anywhere else is that normal?

I had this pain in my head in a particular spot but not anywhere else is that normal?

Likely: You don't quite give enough information here but I can tell you that people who experience headaches often complain about them being in the same spot over and over again so I don't think you are alone in experiencing that. Is it pain that comes over and over again? If so, you may want to see your doctor and discuss with him/her about ways to help get rid of it or manage it better. ...Read more

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What would cause pressue on one spot of your head ?

What would cause pressue on one spot of your head ?

Many things: Most commonly is a tension headache. This can sometimes be just one spot. Trauma is another but this i assume you would have remembered. If no other issues, it will probably go away. ...Read more

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Pressure in one spot of my head that comes and goes ?

Pressure in one spot of my head that comes and goes ?

Headache.: While a large number of headaches are benign, there are some clinical factors that argue towards testing being done, just to be sure. When one gets a headache always in the same particular spot, we usually like to do some testing - blood tests and MRI of the brain - just to be sure. ...Read more

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What causes a 2yr old baby's soft spot on the head not to close yet?

What causes a 2yr old baby's soft spot on the head not to close yet?

Normal or not ?: Studies in the late 80's documented 2-4% of normal infants retain a detectable soft spot at 24mo. Persistence of this feature is common to medical conditions like hypothyroidism & a variety of named syndromes. If your child is growing & developing well, i see no need to worry over this issue. If there are developmental or other health issues, bring this to the attention of your doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter in 11 years she have alopcia spot on her head , what should I do ?

My daughter in 11 years she have alopcia spot on her head , what should I do ?

Alopecia: If your daughter has a patch of alopecia it may be caused by a condition called trichotillomania or hair pulling syndrome. Take her to a dermatologist who can rule out the condition and determine if its actually alopecia. He then may be able to help you with a possible liquid steroid preparation. ...Read more

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I have a spot on my penise just below the head and it's red and it hurts what is it?

I have a spot on my penise just below the head and it's red and it hurts what is it?

Penis Pain: Sounds like it might be a venereal disease and requires evaluation and treatment. Do not engage in any sexual activity until you are seen and treated. ...Read more

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Is it common to feel like you have an headache come and go on a very specific spot on your head?

Is it common to feel like you have an headache come and go on a very specific spot on your head?

Pretty common: It is fairly common to have local tenderness with the feeling that a headache is coming from that spot. If you're prone to migraines, then this is extremely common. Nothing to worry about as long as you're not having other symptoms of double vision, trouble speaking, weakness, numbness or tingling in the arms or legs. ...Read more

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I have a spot on the top of my head that hurts. It feels like someone punched me. What could this be?

I have a spot on the top of my head that hurts. It feels like someone punched me. What could this be?

An infection: A tender growth on the scalp is most likely a ruptured cyst or an infection of a hair follicle. Since you cannot see it to evaluate what it looks like it should be seen by a physician. ...Read more

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If you have a sentinel headache, is it all over your head or just in one spot? Is there any other symptoms?

If you have a sentinel headache,  is it all over your head or just in one spot? Is there any other symptoms?

Yes: In general said no headache is considered a severe headache the worst headache of your life this can be a sign of a bleed into the brain tumor for infection. Meet face-to-face primary care or neurologist to your doctor valuation to diagnose and treat this ...Read more

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I fell down yesterday and hit the back of my head hard,I've had this pressure on the spot since,should I be worried?

I fell down yesterday and hit the back of my head hard,I've had this pressure on the spot since,should I be worried?

Did you loose: consciousness???????

If NO doubt you have anything to be concerned ..you just have a bruise under your scalp.

If Yes..get checked out ASAP!
Good Luck and I hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I was born with no soft spot on my head but i don't have any head deformaties, does this mean I have craniocynostosis?

I was born with no soft spot on my head but i don't have any head deformaties, does this mean I have craniocynostosis?

No: I have seen "soft spots" the size of a pea, or the size of an open hand. As long as the growth plates of the skull push away from each other (don't fuse), normal skull growth in size & shape can occur. ...Read more

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Feels like there is something crawling in my hair just on one little spot on the top of my head on the left. What could it be?

Feels like there is something crawling in my hair just on one little spot on the top of my head on the left. What could it be?

A bug?: Have a friend or use a mirror to examine the scalp. The nervous system is very sensitive. If you feel something crawling there probably is something crawling. ...Read more

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6 years ago i hit my head on the pavement and bled for a couple days. the spot is still sensitive when I touch it. is this bad?

6 years ago i hit my head on the pavement and bled for a couple days. the spot is still sensitive when I touch it. is this bad?

No.: Any injury can cause damage to the superficial nerves in the skin and they may never recover from it. Sometimes people who get a shot in their arm or leg have an area of numbness just from that, that never goes away. It is not common, but it does happen and if it only causes minor symptoms, like sensitivity to touch, it is often no big deal. See your doc to verify it's nothing. ...Read more

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I have some white spots on my penies head before some days i have only one spot i found but today i have more than five white spots?

I have some white spots on my penies head before some days i have only one spot i found but today i have more than five white spots?

Fordyce spots: This could be several things (that are not sexually transmitted I mean). The first, Fordyce spots. They’re minute sebaceous glands and are part of the natural structure of many penises. Second..Pearly papules are also normal. They are very small bumps, the same colour as your skin, but with a pearly appearance. If your concerned for herpes, or genital warts or syphilis..have a doctor look at it. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with gliosis. I get random pains in one certain spot in my head. I was wondering if there cause by the gliosis.

I have been diagnosed with gliosis. I get random pains in one certain spot in my head. I was wondering if there cause by the gliosis.

Gliosis and Headache: It is unlikely that the gliosis could lead to headache. It is important to note that brain is actually insensitive to pain as it does not contain any pain fibers. The only pain sensitive structures in the brain are the blood vessels and the meninges. I think it is also important to investigate the type and the cause of your headache. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation ...Read more

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I have a spot on the left side of my head that gets a feeling of a pin prick every time I move it to a side or up/down. Any insight?

I have a spot on the left side of my head that gets a feeling of a pin prick every time I move it to a side or up/down.  Any insight?

No idea: There are too many unknowns to be able to make even educated guess. How long have you had this "spot"? Is there a change in the skin over the "spot"? Any other symptoms? What's your age, medical history, etc? ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 3 month old's soft spot to feel closed? There's a small indent where it should be but when you feel his head it's closed.

Is it normal for a 3 month old's soft spot to feel closed? There's a small indent where it should be but when you feel his head it's closed.

Normal: The fontanelles close in most kids at around 17-18 months. By three years would expect it to have normally closed on its own ...Read more