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I have a sore in the middle left side of head. Its been there for six months or more. Hurts when touched or combed. What is wrong?

I have a sore in the middle left side of head. Its been there for six months or more. Hurts when touched or combed. What is wrong?

Sore: There is no way to know what it is without being evaluated. Pilar cysts are very common on the scalp, are harmless, but generally do not hurt alhough can be sensitive. I recommend that you have a board-certified Dermatologist evaluate the spot. ...Read more

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Light brown flat spot on right side of head near hairline not perfectly round but kinda symetrical about the size of a pencil eraserwhat could it be?

Light brown flat spot on right side of head near hairline not perfectly round but kinda  symetrical about the size of a pencil eraserwhat could it be?

Nevus?: sounds llike a brown nevus, or what people call a "birthmark". It sounds like it is flat, small and does not have discoloration or different colors or dark colors in it. These are all good characteristics and you should not worry about this lesion too much. However if it grows over time, if color changes, if it becomes raised, then consult physician. ...Read more

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What causes sore head at right side of head from top or ear to fore head?

What causes sore head at right side of head from top or ear to fore head?

Right side head pain: One sided head pain behind one's eye could be migraine. But you should see a physician and get a medical diagnosis as it could be a medical condition that requires treatment or further diagnostic evaluation. If it is migraine, stress management therapy, biofeedback and/or medication are treatment possibilities. ...Read more

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Have a lump on back side of head and one more at the base of my neck.they are a little red and tender to the touch.making neck sore also.

Have a lump on back side of head and one more at the base of my neck.they are a little red and tender to the touch.making neck sore also.

Seek evaluation.: Any neck soreness from a "lump" needs an evaluation. The timing of the evaluation is based on the speed at which the symptoms are developing. If the symptoms are new and progressing over a day or two, or if there is a fever or stiffness in the neck, please seek care asap. If the progression is slower, you can consider a primary care provider or pharmacy based nurse practitioner evaluation. ...Read more

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MRI done told one side of my head is bigger than the other. no blockages it started with side of face sweeling bad..now side of head sore to touch?

 MRI done told one side of my head is bigger than the other. no blockages it started with side of face sweeling bad..now side of head sore to touch?

Tension headaches?: You should be relieved that the MR doesn't show anything organic. Tension headaches, due to increased blood circulation may cause one side to look bigger than the other. Get your doctor to check you for temporal arteritis possibility also. Feel better! ...Read more

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Female, 21 years old. Upper side of head feels sore to the touch, almost like when you've had a pony tail for too long. ?

Female, 21 years old. Upper side of head feels sore to the touch, almost like when you've had a pony tail for too long. ?

Paresthesia: Monitor for any redness/blistering and if noted, contact primary care provider for exam and treatment for shingles. Otherwise, may be a cutaneous nerve that is irritated. If persists over a week/worsens, get it checked out. ...Read more

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