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I have a dent in my forhead about 2.5 inches long (eyebrow to eyebrow)and about 1/2 inch wide that I noticed close to a year ago right in the middle of my forehead, it has gradually gotten bigger, now I've notice over the past 3-4 months another indentation above my right eyebrow, actual it's my like a series of 2 indentations. I have frequent headaches, from constant dull pain, to sharp localized pain every day. Lately it's been getting worse...now I notice when I sing (I'm in a choir) the I experience pain. Feels like a pressure type of pain in the dent regions. I hope this is just sinuses, as I've had bad sinuses all my life, the part that worries me are the dents (indentations) in my forehead and eyebrow, and the fact they seem to be getting larger, and the pain getting worse as they do. Any ideas?


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replied February 14th, 2010
Headache and Migraines Answer A10017
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

An indentation can develop on the forehead in case of mucocele of paranasal sinuses or scleroderma. Indents or furrows can also develop due to wrinkles. Also when the brows sag, this causes indents on the forehead.

It is difficult to pinpoint the cause on net. Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please discuss these possibilities with your PCP once. You may need to further consult an ENT specialist or a skin specialist or a cosmetologist. Hope this helps. Take care!



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