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Tender spot on the top of my head

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  • Posted By: kmckeague
  • March 30, 2007
  • 10:33 PM

All of a sudden I have a very tender spot on the top of my head, to the left of center (my left). My partner looked at it and said nothing was out of the ordinary, no redness, no bump. A Television fell on my head about three years ago, hit me pretty hard and as luck would have it, a window slid down on it shortly thereafter. When it rains it pours. Anyway, could this tender spot be a result of that? I never had my head checked after the injuries. Could I have cracked my skull? I hadn't noticed it until recently, although who knows how long it has been tender. It hurts to press on, and when I do, it my head aches a little. Unlike others, I do not typically have migranes, and am not having them now, just the tenderness. I am HIV positive as well, if that has anything to do with it. Any suggestions?

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  • After a major blow to the head (not unlike what you had!), it is quite possible for the bone to change shape. I suppose it's also possible you could have cracked/damaged your skull and so there is a tender spot now. On the other hand, being HIV positive can put you at risk for some things as well. It would be a good idea to ask for a CT Scan and/or MRI of your head to make sure it isn't something major. Most likely though, it's probably from the repeated injury to that location.
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