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Sore Spot on Scalp - nausea, headache

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 7, 2007
  • 05:33 AM

About three weeks ago I noticed a small tender place on my scalp (about 3" back from my hairline, midline - or very close...). It felt - and still feels - as if I hit my head on something very sharp - but I have not bumped my head. There is no bruising, raised or sunken areas. There is no discoloration or hairloss at the site. The site is mildly tender w/o touch, but when I touch (barely touch) a very small area with the tip of my finger, I experience intense pain, nausea, tingling across my nose and down my cheeks. After the tingling subsides - about 5 seconds - my forehead aches and I feel "tight" and midly ache across my nose. I also experience pain that subsides and returns in about 3 minute cycles at the back of my head. These symptoms last about an hour or so after touching the sore spot.

Please help if you can.

Thank you,
Kelda

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  • Do you have a sense that it is the bone or skin? Did you fall and hit your head? or maybe you are starting some kind of a sebaceous cyst. Try warm moist packs and see if it does anything.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • September 7, 2007
    • 10:57 AM
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  • Also your fontanel is at that area. Where a baby's soft spot on head is. Keep an eye on it. "Adult fontanel changes".
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • September 7, 2007
    • 11:04 AM
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  • Do you have a sense that it is the bone or skin? Did you fall and hit your head? or maybe you are starting some kind of a sebaceous cyst. Try warm moist packs and see if it does anything.I have not fallen or hit my head. I do have two pylidonal (sp?) cysts - one about 1/2" in diameter about 2" above my left ear and the other is about 1/8" in diameter about 3" behind my ear - but there is no pain unless I bump into something and happen to hit that area.The sore spot I am referring to is not raised. The skin is just like the skin around it. I wonder if it is the bone because of the pain and sensation I get when I press on the spot, but I do not feel any "give" when I press on it.Thank you so much for taking time to reply to my posting.Have a blessed day!Kelda
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 7, 2007
    • 00:31 PM
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  • Also your fontanel is at that area. Where a baby's soft spot on head is. Keep an eye on it. "Adult fontanel changes".Thank you for the symptom search idea. I will follow through.Again, thank you for taking time to answer my posting.Sincerely,Kelda
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 7, 2007
    • 00:49 PM
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  • I couldn't find any reference to pilonidal cysts except on the tailbone. Are they dermoid cysts? And these form along the skull sutures (which meet at the fontanels) basically. Look up a picture of skull bones.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • September 14, 2007
    • 00:25 PM
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  • Kelda - did you ever get a diagnosis for this? I have the same thing going on and DR isnt sure what it isThank you
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  • Do you have recurring sinus infections? If so, how often, and for how long? The two could possibly be related. Sinus infections cause a buildup which causes pressure which causes pain, which can occasionally worsen when pressure is applied to certain parts of the face and head. There is also the possibility of developing a cyst within a sinus cavity. You may want to look into this, especially if you have a history of multiple prior cysts elsewhere.
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