what causes tender spots on scalp

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Help! Could stress cause tender spot on scalp ?

I don't know about

Scalp
having one specific tender spot. However, I have seen some people who have such severe tension headaches that their scalp muscles are sore to the touch.
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Dr. Farhad Sigari answered:

I have a tender spot on my scalp and im also experiencing nasal drinage along with sneezing. Why is that?

Sinus inflammation

Inflammation
If the tende spot it on the back of your head, this is likely an inflamed lymph node. This can be inflamed when people either have scalp infection or a sinus infection/inflammation.
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i have a small tender spot on my head or scalp it only is tender if i brush my hair or touch that spot is it a scalp condition? follicutus?

Could be

Scalp_hair
Lots of things on your scalp could be tender. If it does not go away, then it's time to have your doc look at it.
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I cannot pinpoint the exact spot, but general tenderness of scalp above right ear. Not an impact or bruise, no fever. Cat sleeps in same room.?

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These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on.
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I hv a small tender spot on rt side of frontal part of scalp. no swelling or cyst. Just pain only on touch n pressure n brushing hair. What it cud b?

How long

Scalp
How long have you had this? Could be caused by shingles. See your doctor to find out.
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata answered:

Skin on scalp is tender, sensitive and bit painful if touched. Hurts once in a while, in same spot. Didn't hit myself but feels like it, like a bruise?

See an osteopath

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It may be difficult to determine why this is happening unless it is physically examined by an osteopathic physician. They may find that there are certain structures on the skull that may be more tender than others that may be on a suture line, or edge of a bony prominence on the skull. You receive more information, once this examination is done.
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Dr. William Gaya answered:

Just noticed a sm bump on scalp with a bald patch. Area is tender.Spot is purplish & doc thinks its a mole. Derm appt in 3+ wks. I've had headache for 2+ days. I also hit head hard there 4 mths ago.

Headaches

Alopecia
As physicians we try to put all the symptoms and aspects of he history to come together to diagnose a one single condition. However, it is possible that in your case, you are dealing with three different unrelated problems. I am glad you have the appointment scheduled to check the scalp. That is a start.
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Dr. Anthony Filly answered:

Healthy 19 yo. Sore spot on scalp and burning sensation. No other symptoms? Stroke or aneurysm?

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A sore spot on the skin of the head would not typically be indicative of either a stroke or aneurysm.
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Dr. Phil Y. Chen answered:

Headache, eye pain, sore spot feels warm on rs top of scalp, swollen lymph node behind ear. Normal CBC, neg mono. Amoxi 1000mg bid x 4d - no change?

Could be viral

Head-ear
It is possible herpes infection if not respond to penicillin, but you still need to see a doctor to get check up. It is also another possibility that this infection does not respond to penicillin.
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3+wks sore spot on base of scalp by ear 4inchs long. Feels like bruise throbs& sometimes itches quarter size fluid filled spot. No redness. Dizzy now

Biopsy

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You need a biopsy of the area. Your dermatologist could do this could for you.
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