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Sudden Indentation In Forehead
SayIt'sAnOlWarInjury: There are artificial and semi-artificial "fillers" that can be injected in there but they last maybe 6 months or so and are expensive. There are some specialized procedures that involve transplanting some of your own fat into an area of defect. These all require an experienced, sensitive, "artistic" practitioner. Either those, or ask for a pound of flesh from whomever injected you and use some of that ...Read more
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
I have an indentation on my forehead about 2 inches long and tapers downward towards my left eye. I'm so confused because this just appeared gradually?
Forehead Indentation: This needs to be evaluated by a Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. ...Read more
I had a lot of acne on my forehead when I was younger, and this resulted in dark acne scars on my forehead with some mini indentations where the acne was. What can I use to reduce the scaring as they are not getting lighter with age?
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?
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
Hey there very nervous my 2 year old son has an indentation On the crown of head and just notice this. And it is new...just appeared! He has had tw?
Indentation: The indentation is most likely a fused fontanelle or fontanel (soft spot). The anterior fontanelle usually fuses by 18-24 months of age. ...Read more
Dent on forehead.: I have small round indentation size or a pencil erasor on my forhead? ANS: great time for a live video consult so I can look at it and give better idea. ...Read more
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.
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
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
I have a soft tender spot in the middle of my head. It's almost always tender to touch. There is also a bit of an indentation where the soft spot is. I had a boil in the location when I was a child from some type of bacteria. My mom never took me to the d
Get examined: This could be the residua of an old boil like infection, and it may be somewhat sensitive but should not be significantly tender. It's best to have your physician examine this area for you to be sure. ...Read more
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
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
Head Indentation: No idea what this is, you definitely need to be evaluated. ...Read more
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 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
I have a large indentation on my left breast when I raise my arms above my head. I also am swollen under my left arm, leg, feet and ankle.?
See your doctor: Any abnormal swelling or indentations need to be seen. See your doctor promptly. All the best. ...Read more
Sinus: Among others, depending on the acuity of you symptoms as well as other symptoms, you may have sinus disease that can cause discomfort per change in position. In other words, fluid accumulation in little pouches above you eyes- frontal sinuses. Try to see what happens if you lie on a side for few minutes. See your doc if symptoms no better in few days. ...Read more
Forehead trauma: Generally blows to the forehead heal well. However, the "blow" was caused by what? In addition, did you lose consciousness or experience any neurological event? Where any x-rays scanning performed? Images ...Read more
Blepharospasm: We call this blepharospasm. Unfortunately, we don't find the cause more than 1/2 the time, and when we do, we cannot usually do anything about it. You need to see a neurologist. This is treated with botox. Please read about it. ...Read more
Perspiration: After you sweat, the liquid in the skin surface acts as a coolant, and therefore makes you feel a bit colder on purpose. ...Read more
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