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My name is Neena, and I am 15 years old. For about the past year or so, I have suffered raging headaches, or migraines, severe drowsiness and occasional dizziness. Lately, (for about the past 3 weeks or so) it has been getting progressively worse each day. I get a sensation of pressure and swelling of the left side of my head. I have been noticing the indent on the right side of my head for the past 3 weeks as well. The line spreads from the middle-top of my head to my right eye socket. The pain is growing quite unbearable.
Two days ago, I checked into the local hospital because my headaches were making me pass out in school. Pretty much, the doctors came up with an ingenious conclusion: I have headaches! They said nothing about the indent in my head, only that it is exactly the same type of indent that my mother has on her forehead.
Please respond to this post if you could answer the following:
1.) What is this indent in our heads?
2.) Is the indent related to the headaches?
3.) Is there an actual condition related to our indents?
4.) Do you know where I could find more information and possibly treatment for this condition?
5.) Will I have this condition for the rest of my life?

Thank you very much, Neena
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replied February 20th, 2010
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Hi Neena,

Please tell your mother to take you to see a neurologist. You need answers to all of your questions and only a qualified specialist can give them to you. It certainly isn't normal to have they symptoms you are having, especially the indention in your head. Since your mother has it, perhaps it is genetic. Have you asked you mother what caused hers?

Good Luck,

Faded Rose
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replied February 21st, 2010
faded rose is correct you do need to see a neurologist. The symptoms you are having isn't normal. I think you need to just talk to your mother and think about what is going on.
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replied February 23rd, 2010
Hi, I'm 15 years old too, and I have an indentation in the middle of my forehead also. I experince headaches almost everyday, and at school I'm self-consious about people looking at it. It seems that you can see in in shadowy light, and I use makeup to try to cover it up. I don't experience the intese migrains you do, but I know how it feels. I really don't want to spend the rest of my life with a dent on my forehead seeing as how it just appeared one day in 7th grade. Please help me find a cure!!!!!
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replied February 27th, 2010
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After I was discharged from the hospital, my mother made me an appointment with a new primary care doctor. They drew my blood a second time , I have not yet got the results. She also sent me to a different building to get a specialized CAT scan. In this scan, first they did one normally, then poked me with a IV and injected iodine. I am still waiting for my mother to set up and appointment for me so that we can consult with my doctor and get the results. The headaches have somewhat been subsiding, along with my stress level. The stress might have some deal of manipulation with my headaches, but not completely, because that still doesn't answer the indented line (which is still present and growing). Thank you very much Faded Rose and Sarah.

And for ballinbabe, I think that you should ask your parents if they have noticed the indented line in their head. Also, I think you should consult with a doctor before you end up with symptoms such as those of mine.

-Neena
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replied June 2nd, 2010
Hi...I have an indented line in my forehead as well. I have been researching, and found there is something called a "metopic suture", a line that runs down the middle of the skull in our forehead that usually goes away in early childhood but in rare cases persists into adulthood. When the suture doesn't close up, it's called metopism.
I found one site that says it can be treated with a surgical procedure called cranioplasty.
I get intense headaches when anything merely touches it. One source said this may result from pressure being put on the unprotected cerebral cortex.
I hope this helps!
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replied June 2nd, 2010
Hi...I have an indented line in my forehead as well. I have been researching, and found there is something called a "metopic suture", a line that runs down the middle of the skull in our forehead that usually goes away in early childhood but in rare cases persists into adulthood. When the suture doesn't close up, it's called metopism.
I get intense headaches when anything merely touches it. One source said this may result from pressure being put on the unprotected cerebral cortex.
I hope this helps!
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