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About ten minutes ago while doing regular housework I noticed a severe pressure in my head on the bottom left of the skull. It feels tender to touch.

About ten minutes ago while doing regular housework I noticed a severe pressure in my head on the bottom left of the skull. It feels tender to touch.

Pain in skull: Keep a close eye on this. If it gets worse, go to the ER stat. If it starts to resolve shortly take an analgesic a wait since minor problems are more common than serious ones. ...Read more

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Hi how do you treat a sore on your skull (head) developed in hospital and still not healed after six months?

Hi how do you treat a sore on your skull (head) developed in hospital and still not healed after six months?

Sore that won't heal: What are the warning skin cancer?
Sores that will not heal.
Sores that grow bigger or turn into tumours.
Sores or tumours in or around the orifices should be watched carefully as these can behave aggressively.
See your dermatologist for a skin biopsy. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on top of right side of head closer to the middle. Tender to touch. Also radiates through middle of head to the base of skull.

Sharp pain on top of right side of head closer to the middle. Tender to touch. Also radiates through middle of head to the base of skull.

Neuralgia: This sounds like neuralgia which is an irritable superficial nerve in the scalp and usually clears without specific therapy. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen may help. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen, however. ...Read more

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I have a medium sized hard lump on the back of my head, near the bottom of my skull. It's sore when touched and area is swollen?

I have a medium sized hard lump on the back of my head, near the bottom of my skull. It's sore when touched and area is swollen?

Examination: Any bleeding, or as in your case pain & swelling, should be immediately investigated. There's no way to provide treatment suggestions without knowing what's causing your problem. A physical examination, possibly lab tests, possibly imaging, are required to define your problem. Start with your GP. Please call now. ...Read more

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Touch top of head tender and get dizzy from concussion a month ago not knocked out how long to heal and skull has bump on it, I've been fine?

Touch top of head tender and get dizzy from concussion a month ago not knocked out how long to heal and skull has bump on it, I've been fine?

Variable: With your symptoms I'd say the range for everything to clear would be on the order of several weeks to several months. Head blows which then, cause significant effects of headaches, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, "goose eggs" on the scalp etc. Usually heal by then. Sometimes they can take longer but the good news is things WILL heal given time AND no further similar insults while healing. ...Read more

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Painful lump at the base of my back head skull near the center of neck. Tender to touch, burning sensation. Is it serious or fatal. Please help. Swoolen?

Painful lump at the base of my back head skull near the center of neck. Tender to touch, burning sensation. Is it serious or fatal. Please help. Swoolen?

Lump in the Head: Most lumps can be answered by Biopsy. Is it an abscess or a Lymphnode or a abnormal growth (tumor) hard to say without seeing and feeling it. Is it hard? Is it an infection. Please see your doctor to answer all those questions SOON. ...Read more

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Neck aches/tension headaches. When I lay my head back on anything the area where my skull meetstmy neck feels a little sore. Any ideas on cause?

See that you suffer: From anxiety. Some people tend to carry their tension/ stress in their necks & upper backs. The first thing I would recommend is to get your anxiety & stress under control. I note you described this as tension headaches - if not formally evaluated by a doctor would do so. Would encourage you to look into options like acupuncture to help with the tight muscles (& possible trigger points) in neck &. ...Read more

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If I had a brain bleed would the pain get worse and lessen? Would a spot in the back of my skull be tender to the touch? I've had no head trama.

If I had a brain bleed would the pain get worse and lessen? Would a spot in the back of my skull be tender to the touch? I've had no head trama.

If you have had no: Head trauma, than you fear a hemorrhagic stroke or an aneurysm? Most likely, if you had either of these, you would not feel it on the outside of your head and you would have neurologic signs ie limb weakness, problems speaking, confusion or any other neuro signs associated with damage. If you are having any other neuro signs, get checked out, but otherwise it does not sound like an active bleed. ...Read more

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Neck/tension headache over a week. Now when lay head back on stuff where skull neck meet is sore. Eds3 syrinx history. Muscle related or other causes?

Neck/tension headache over a week. Now when lay head back on stuff where skull neck meet is sore. Eds3 syrinx history. Muscle related or other causes?

Most likely muscle: While this is most likely muscular pain, any change in back or neck pain when you have history of a syrinx, should be examined to look for any neurologic changes. I would recommend follow up with your neurologist just to be safe. If the pain continues to get better, its less concerning and most likely musculature. If it radiates, causes weakness, gets worse, recommend seeing neurologist sooner. ...Read more

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Can a pinch nerve in the neck or crown of skull cause dizziness? Strained neck heard a pop doesn't hurt but very annoying. Lower back of head tender.

Can a pinch nerve in the neck or crown of skull cause dizziness? Strained neck heard a pop doesn't hurt but very annoying. Lower back of head tender.

Pinched Nerve: A pinched nerve in the neck can cause temporary and limited episodes of dizziness but it shouldn't necessarily persist as long periods of dizziness. There might be something else going on if that is the case, including a diskmpronlem with nerve or vascualr compromise. If the dizziness doesn't clear expeditiously, I would make an appointment to see a neurologist and have it thoroughly checked out. ...Read more

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Sore lump on skull? Size of a dime on the back of my head but on the hard bone behind my left ear but not near the ear, its on my head.

Pilar Cyst: Pilar cysts are common, occurring in 5-10% of the population. Greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where pilar cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Pilar cysts are the second most frequent type of cyst on the head and neck. Pilar cysts are almost always benign, malignant transformation being extremely rare. Pilar cysts may be sporadic or may be autosomal dominantly inherited. ...Read more

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I have 2 marble size lumps in my head on the bottom of my skull. I get really bad headaches and get light headed a lot, also my eyes feel really sore?

I have 2 marble size lumps in my head on the bottom of my skull. I get really bad headaches and get light headed a lot, also my eyes feel really sore?

See a neurologist: It is nearly impossible via this forum to determine the pathological nature of the "lumps" you describe. They require examination by a physician. As per the headaches and lightheadeness, they can be part of a migrane syndrome or be associated with another medical condition. Again, a consultation with you physician is recommended. ...Read more

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Fit Fem, 33, scalp on left head sore to touch and darts of pain goin from base of skull to left head, notice these mostly when running, also dizzy?

Fit Fem, 33, scalp on left head sore to touch and darts of pain goin from base of skull to left head, notice these mostly when running, also dizzy?

May be a variant of.: Trigeminal autonomic cephalgia by way of exercise or exertion. Because it's on the left it could also be a form of paroxysmal hemicrania which is of shorter duration and again induced by heavy exertional activity. If you'd like a private consult with a headache specialist look up www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi and use Key Code: PDXFNR if prompted in order to ask for or set up an appointment. ...Read more

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Can a tension headache at the back of the skull and a tender left side of neck be related to slight vertigo when moving head quickly? If not, ideas?

Can a tension headache at the back of the skull and a tender left side of neck be related to slight vertigo when moving head quickly? If not, ideas?

Tension-type: Headache can develop from episodic Headache. The clinical presentation of attacks. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the cervical muscles (neck), vertigo, dizziness as well as pain in the pericranial muscles. This condition must be professionally managed. Rec.: see orofacial pain/headache specialist. ...Read more

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I have a tender bump at the back of my head at the base of my skull... a lymph node?? I got the flu shot yesterday....related? Or from scalp scabs?

I have a tender bump at the back of my head at the base of my skull... a lymph node?? I got the flu shot yesterday....related? Or from scalp scabs?

Lymph node: It possible that it is a lymph nodes. But need to know what is the reason for this nodes. With Scabies your head will be very itch, scaly scalp can cause it too, and fungal infection as well. But absolutely not related to Flu shot. ...Read more

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I have a sore area between my left ear & base of skull. I have not bumped my head or anything. It hurts constantly and is very sore to touch. Grape sz?

I have a sore area between my left ear & base of skull. I have not bumped my head or anything. It hurts constantly and is very sore to touch. Grape sz?

Sounds like: A sebaceous (hair gland) cyst...It will most likely require incision/drainage with removal..... see a general surgeon. Your PCP (Primary Care Provider) can refer you appropriately!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Doctor diagnosed with occipital neuralgia, sore spot on right base of skull, but get tingling in front head and forehead and temple?

Doctor diagnosed with occipital neuralgia, sore spot on right base of skull, but get tingling in front head and forehead and temple?

Pain? Think muscles!: Stresses and work of life causes pain located in micro-scars in muscles of the neck which drive aches, pains and misery. Txmt is a holistic recipe of self-care, wellness, Vits, Magnesium supp, sleep, massage, yoga, stretching, chiropractors. Tub soaking. As a doctor, I’ve rediscovered modified versions of acupuncture/trigger points inj, which roots out the pain. ...Read more

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Hit in head hard near the left temple with a basket ball that was kicked a mo ago, still tender shooting pain if I lay on left side skull fracture?

Hit in head hard near the left temple with a basket ball that was kicked a mo ago, still tender shooting pain if I lay on left side skull fracture?

TMJ: You list "TMJ syndrome" under clinicial findings. If you have TMJ, this is likely related to that problem. See oral surgeon. If TMJ, see the doc who has been treating you. If you haven't been treated, see a TMJ expert. ...Read more

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My CT scan reported: "hyperpneumatized skull base w/air cells extending to the petrous apices, lt more than rt. Anterior clinoid processes partially pneumatized." the back of my head is tender with mild swelling and I have an ear leak. What should I do?

My CT scan reported: "hyperpneumatized skull base w/air cells extending to the petrous apices, lt more than rt. Anterior clinoid processes partially pneumatized." the back of my head is tender with mild swelling and I have an ear leak. What should I do?

Normal pneumatizatio: Air cells in the bones of your skull can be a normal variant. Pneumatization of the anterior clinoid is normal. Pain and tenderness of your head is not seen on the ct scan. It is not normal and you obviously saw a doctor who ordered a ct scan. If the ct is negative and your pain persists consider an MRI of the brain. Fluid from your ear is a ant problem. Swelling is non specific of course. ...Read more

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Hard knot on skull in the middle forehead and it is not sore at all and I have no headaches or dizziness?

Hard knot on skull in the middle forehead and it is not sore at all and I have no headaches or dizziness?

Skull bumps: The surface of the skull is not entirely smooth, people may have bumps in some areas. These are especially common along the sutures, which is where skull plates fuse together after birth.

A small skin infection may also cause this, although these tend to be painful. ...Read more

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Afraid skull's coming apart or growing tumors around temporalis. Dr says I'm just anxious/noticing asymmetrical bumps/cracks/dents. Always tender. Cracks are small, but feel deep. Bump's above ear.

Seek Diagnostic Eval: It sounds like you are being tormented by intrusive thoughts that are really scaring you. I'd recommend seeing a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist for some careful diagnostic detective work. These thoughts are certainly anxiety provoking but they may be best characterized as symptomatic of something other than an anxiety disorder, per se - like obsessive-compulsive disorder (ocd). ...Read more

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I have very sore right ear, painful when I swallow and top of skull is sensitive to touch. Also have sporadic acute shooting pains in same ear.?

I have very sore right ear, painful when I swallow and top of skull is sensitive to touch. Also have sporadic acute shooting pains in same ear.?

Need exam: Difficult to say without an exam. However, the two most likely ear problems are external otitis (infection of ear canal) and otitis media (infection of the middle ear).

If your ear is painful with manipulation, it's probably external otitis. Treat with 50:50 solution of vinegar and alcohol. Just squirt it in the ear, and allow it to drain naturally. Repeat 3-4 times per day. ...Read more

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Pain on my right side of neck where skull and neck meet right behind the ear. VERY tender to the touch. Hurts to move my neck. Radiates into ear.

Pain on my right side of neck where skull and neck meet right behind the ear. VERY tender to the touch. Hurts to move my neck. Radiates into ear.

See a doctor!: Hi. This certainly isn't normal. I'm not sure what it is, but I do think it shouldn't be ignored, and that online is probably not the place to get it fixed. It could be an external ear infection. Any drainage from the ear? You a swimmer by any chance? Any loss of hearing? I think you should see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a knot/lump with muscles under skin right in the back of my neck just below my skull, size of a marble, tender to touch, moves with neck movement?

I have a knot/lump with muscles under skin right in the back of my neck just below my skull, size of a marble, tender to touch, moves with neck movement?

Adenitis/ cyst: Get checked by pmd. If you have unhealthy scalp, can have adenitis. A cyst might be there slowly getting bigger over years, or if you mash it. ...Read more