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The left side of my husbands head is swollen and tender to the touch. What could it be?

The left side of my husbands head is swollen and tender to the touch. What could it be?

Not normal: Unknown without more information but definitely abnormal See ENT doc for evaluation/recommendations. ...Read more

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I have 2 tender spots on the left side of my head it doesn't hurt unless I lay on it or touch it what could this be?

I have 2 tender spots on the left side of my head it doesn't hurt unless I lay on it or touch it what could this be?

Cysts? Infected: Image is of a hair follicular cyst infected. This can happen in the head also. Sebaceous cysts r common in the head and r usually not painful unless infected. They r sore when pressure is applied, just like a boil. Get in2 c a dermatologist or surgeon 4 evaluation. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with the left side of my cheek sore and now my face is somewhat tingly. What does that?

I woke up this morning with the left side of my cheek sore and now my face is somewhat tingly. What does that?

Various: Several considerations exist. Some examples would be: an allergic reaction to something, a developing dental or sinus problem, a skin infection and a nerve problem. One-sided neurological symptoms often raise the question of stroke or TIA (mini-stroke) too. All in all, it would probably be a good idea to get evaluated by a health care provider. ...Read more

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There is a tender spot on the left side of my head that is a bit sore when touched. Is it serious? What causes it?

There is a tender spot on the left side of my head that is a bit sore when touched. Is it serious? What causes it?

Not serious: You can get inflammation in the muscles or superficial nerves in the scalp. It may even be a bruise from pulling your hair back or wearing a ball cap. Take some Motrin and put some ice on it ...Read more

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I'm having some burning and pinching pain in the left back side of my head and it's very tender to touch. Any ideas?

Needs to be checked: It needs to be looked at by your doctor. There may be scalp infection, like a boil or something else, and only can be diagnosed by feeling it in the scalp. ...Read more

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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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I'm getting a frequent sharpe stabbing pain on the top left side of my head for about 5 seconds. Its been 24hrs since first. It is tender to touch area?

I'm getting a frequent sharpe stabbing pain on the top left side of my head for about 5 seconds. Its been 24hrs since first. It is tender to touch area?

Could be: Occipital or trigeminal neuralgia. Occipital would primarily localize to the back of the head, and trigeminal to the front. Read more about trigeminal here
http://www. Basicspine. Com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/trigeminal-neuralgia. Html. ...Read more

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I have a sore spot middle left side. It only hurts when I comb or touch my head there. Its been hurting right there for six months or more. What is wrong?

I have a sore spot middle left side. It only hurts when I comb or touch my head there. Its been hurting right there for six months or more. What is wrong?

Need exam: You may have a small skin lesion there. Have your primary care doctor take a good look at the scalp. No hurry - next available appointment should be fine. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My scalp is tender to the touch in some spots on the left side of my head. Why could this be?

My scalp is tender to the touch in some spots on the left side of my head. Why could this be?

IT DEPENDS: Scalp that hurts could be due to an inflammatory process of the scalp due to diet, stress, hormonal imbalance, bacterial or fungal infection. Do you have redness of the scalp? Pimples? Oily scalp? Flaking? Crusting? Bleeding? There is something called temporal arteritis which is a diagnosis that we would not want to miss. Please see your physician for a physical exam and history. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the left side of my head and its tender and painful when pressure is applied?

I have a lump on the left side of my head and its tender and painful when pressure is applied?

Need examination: Withiout seeing the lump in person, it would be difficult to diagnose it. It could be as simple as a cyst or something more serious. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause knots that are very sore to come up on we left back side of your head and neck at the same time?

What can cause knots that are very sore to come up on we left back side of your head and neck at the same time?

Swollen glands or...: ...muscle tension is the most likely cause of the symptoms you describe. However, a good history and physical exam are necessary to provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. If this has been going on a while and/or you have other symptoms (fever, sore throat etc) you need to see a doctor ASAP. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Constant achy/sharp pain back left/right side of head. Top of head also a bit tender and pressing it can recreate the pain. Pain relievers don't help?

Constant achy/sharp pain back left/right side of head. Top of head also a bit tender and pressing it can recreate the pain. Pain relievers don't help?

Get checked: I always check the cranial joints (TM joints, occiput, and frontal sinus at the sphenoid junction) and associated musculature for the presence of a toxin, pathogen or allergen as the cause for head pain. ...Read more

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I have a small hard lump on the back of my head on the left side. No pain on touch. There for many months. But realized it gets sore when I get a cold?

Few thoughts: Could be a lymph node or perhaps a skin module or mass. Since you have had this a while and since it seems to bother you it is time to see your doctor for examination ...Read more

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My left side of the face is sore when I touch is sore even more, ear is sore as well. What could it be?

My left side of the face is sore when I touch is sore even more, ear is sore as well. What could it be?

Hard to say.: One possibility is TMJ. Other TMJ symptoms would be clicking jaw, limitation of oral opening, pain with chewing. Many other structures in area. If persistent, see ENT doc. If turns out to be TMJ, see TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask for referral. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a bad head injury? I hit my head kinda hard on my the front left side. It's sore.

How can I tell if I have a bad head injury? I hit my head kinda hard on my the front left side. It's sore.

Other symptoms: One of the most important things to know is is you lost consciousness after hitting your head which is a sign of a severe concussion. Other symptoms are headaches, problems with concentration, sleeping problemss etc. If this last more than a day you should seek medical attention and get a ct scan of the brain t ensure there is no structural problem (ie bleeding). ...Read more

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I have a hard non moveable lump on left side back of head its been there a year and changes size sometimes its tender to touch should I worry?

I have a hard non moveable lump on left side back of head its been there a year and changes size sometimes its tender to touch should I worry?

See primary care MD: It may be an occipital lymph node draining the scalp. These will enlarge with infections of the scalp usually. It is best to see your primary care physician to determine its significance.
Some lymph node swelling can be serious. ...Read more

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I have strange sore spots on my face. They went away with a course of penacillin but have returned all over the left side of my face. Please help?

Skin sores: You may have a skin infection that can be killed by penicillin, but it may have come back. These sores are called impetigo, and sometimes penicillin works and some times you will need other kinds of antibiotics. These sores are contagious and you can get them, have them treated, and get them again. There are other kinds of sores, like ring worm, and herpes, but they don't go away with penicillin. ...Read more

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I have tenderness on the left side of my head towards the center it feels like there is a small bump but I haven't bumped my head. Should I worry?

I have tenderness on the left side of my head towards the center it feels like there is a small bump but I haven't bumped my head. Should I worry?

It is unlikely that: This is anything serious. You may have hit it unknowingly, or may have some inflammation in the area from skin lesion (pimple, ingrown hair, etc). Don't know if you're concerned re a tumor? Most tumors (esp brain tumors are not painful unless very large when they also cause other characteristic symptoms. Should resolve on its own. Check w your doc if you're still worried. ...Read more

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When I stand up or bend down and pick my head up I get a throbbing sensation on the left side of my head and that spot is sore. What can it be? Serious?

When I stand up or bend down and pick my head up I get a throbbing sensation on the left side of my head and that spot is sore. What can it be? Serious?

It's hard to tell.: Get checked for hypertension, temporal arteritis/inflamed artery, migraine etc. Take care and God bless you!
http://www. Healthgrades. Com/symptoms/throbbing-headache ...Read more