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Scalp and skull indentation (Page 2)


August 21st, 2011
I have hd this since i was a young girl about 15 or 16 years of but it was only a small indentation......my momtook me to the doctor and I have gotten an x-ray and I was told that it was how my skull bone formed......but now that i am 31 years of age and the indentation has gotten longer(down the center of my skull)i dont think its how my skull formed now.......because if i was to wear a ponytail adn take it out at the end of the day that spot is very sore......I really need some info as to whether WE have a disease that has not been discovered yet or We are just some of the few who has this unfortunate problem...............would like to know what it is that WE have!!!!
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replied August 21st, 2011
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hi, stop worrying about it and stop with the pony tail
go get a new hair-do or wear a hat
good luck
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replied September 6th, 2011
i also found an indention just the other night im kinda worried because this has not been here very long i am constantly brushing and running through my hair with my hands so i know it hasnt been there before its to the right side of my scalp close to the middle when i push on it i have a discomfort in the right side of my head??
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replied September 20th, 2011
I'm an RN and none of the doc's I work with seem to have any idea, I've recently found 2 inch long indents running along both sides of the middle part in my hair. no other symptoms.
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replied October 3rd, 2011
scull ridges
I researched this because I have had a ridge on the top of my head for a few months. I also was worried. The information I found was from Gray's Anatomy and it seems to make sense. I have sinus trouble and have for years. It has also been very hot this summer. I live in a dry climate, and dehydrate easily. The sinus has a channel that goes from the front of the scull to the back of the scull, slightly of center of the scull. It is surrounded by fluid. If my sinuses are dry and the fluid is thickened it would make sense that the area would de-compress a bit. I will try more fluids, and sinus therapy. It seems the right answer.
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replied February 13th, 2012
I think you may be right. I noticed two ridges a few weeks ago for the first time whilst shampooing my hair. I normally wash my hair daily and was a bit concerned as had never experienced ths before. I have recently had allergy/sinus that triggered bad asthma and suspected it may be from dehydration. I upped my water in take and it seemed to go away. I've had 2 days back at work after a couple weeks vacation and tonight noticed the depressions are back so will try upping the fluids once again! I feel fine and have had no other symptoms.
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replied March 31st, 2012
Thanks everyone for your replies over the years, this year I began to notice an indent on either side of the middle of my head at the front scalp line. I am a RN and have no idea what caused this problem. I have not drank enough fluids lately and also have the following symptoms: headaches (mostly frontal), face tightness, light sensitivity, lost track of what I was trying to do at work. I have very short hair and have never experienced these depressions until this year. I would have noticed because I have dermatitis and I am constantly working on my scalp. They just were not there until recently. Thank you!
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replied November 6th, 2011
Skull Indentation
Is it just women having this problem?
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replied November 16th, 2011
Indention?
I have also noticed a indention on my scalp towards the back of the head about 4 months ago, it's pretty concerning to me... I was in a car accident a month ago and did not suffer a severe head trauma however I did notice that the left side of my skull is higher than my right. I was also diagnosed with PCOS disease 7 months ago... I'm going to see a endocrinologist in about 2 weeks hopefully I will find out whats wrong....
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replied February 8th, 2012
Skull caving in
My daughter has a long list of health problems and has started having seizures and migraines in December. Her neurologist did an EEG and an MRI and has found a cyst in her brain. He's treating her for the seizures and migraines, but nothing is working and he's decided not to check the cyst again for 6-12 months. About two weeks ago, she started having severe pain in the top portion of her head towards the back and realize her skull is sinking in. When she called her neurologist to discuss this, he told her it was a migraine and changed her migraine medicine. How and why would a migraine cause your skull to cave in? In the past couple of days, the indentation has gotten larger and deeper. Can anyone recommend anything please? Thanks!
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replied February 8th, 2012
Temporary Indentations in my skull as well
Im a 29 year old male and the 3rd or 4th time ive had indentations form in my skull, at times at the front and at times at the back and then it dissappears in a couple days. I think it might be emotional stress.
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replied July 28th, 2012
RE: Indentations in the scalp
I found my indentation just about a month ago. I went to the doctor and they immediately had me get X-rays.
They are puzzled at what it is. Mine is to the left of my normal part.
I am not on any meds except aspirin 81 mg. I thought it may be old age. They (the doctors) didn't think so. They are having me record any changes over the next few months.
If anyone else has ideas - they would be appreciated.
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replied July 31st, 2012
I'm severly concerned. We all have the exact same thing and NO ONE knows what the heck it is. I actually had a nurse practitioner tel me it was from a sunburn!!!! going to the doctor on Friday-- If I find out anything I will post it
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replied August 6th, 2012
please help
Has anybody found out what this is? My moms head does this she can pull her glasses on top of her head and not even 20 minutes later she has these huge indents in the center of her skull, the look horrible. I'm really worried can someone give me some info
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replied August 6th, 2012
Has anybody found out what this is? My moms head does this she can pull her glasses on top of her head and not even 20 minutes later she has these huge indents in the center of her skull, the look horrible. I'm really worried can someone give me some info
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replied August 6th, 2012
Has anybody found out what this is? My moms head does this she can pull her glasses on top of her head and not even 20 minutes later she has these huge indents in the center of her skull, the look horrible. I'm really worried can someone give me some info
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replied August 6th, 2012
What one surgeon has informed me is that it is probably a sebatious cyst and that the indents we feel are probably the edges of the cyct. It is a cyst that is liquid filled and normally they leave them alone, drain them or surgically remove them depending on size. I am still not 100 percent sure that this is what it is but I am still have ongoing testing. I will update if I find out anything else. There is also an antibiotic that can be given for this type of cyst so I may actually ask for that before they do any other testing/scans since it is less invasive.
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replied August 6th, 2012
Thanks let me kno if you find out anythin. Good luck
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replied September 15th, 2012
I have the ridge/indent too
It is very strange that most of us have this same ridge/indent in basically the same place and the same size. I noticed mine a few months ago and my doctor had never seen a patient with this before. She said I could get a CT scan to make me feel better, but she said it is probably nothing. I live in Arizona and have been dehydrated more times than not...so maybe that's it? I don't have any other symptoms either. I am a 36 year old woman. I am curious if the rest of us are woman? If you google "ridges in the skull" you can find a cool article that gives all sorts of reasons why you could have ridges. It's a clinical site, so check it out!
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replied October 1st, 2012
I noticed two ridges on either side of my skull about a month ago, and my first instinct was that I was dehydrated. Sure enough, many of the posts over the past two years mention possible dehydration. I'm going to increase my water intake (and decrease other liquids that dehydrate such as caffeine and alcohol) and see if that makes a difference.
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replied October 28th, 2012
Skull Indentations
I am so glad to have found this forum. This is a worrisome condition - especially when you have it on your skull!! I also noticed two indentations on either side of a firm, bone-hard structure that I am assuming is a normal part of my skull. I only noticed them this year and I don't have any symptoms related to them. Like others, I know that I didn't have them before because I only noticed them when I was using a comb to part my hair.
I have lost about 50 lbs (deliberately) over the last three years so I wonder if that area used to have some fat covering the indentations. It also might be dehydration so I'll up my fluid intake to see if that helps. Thanks for the great questions and answers. I'll also let this forum know if I find out anything from my doctors.
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replied January 11th, 2013
Indents on skull
I don't usually post of forums but would like people to hear my story - hopefully it will make them feel better about this whole situation.

I woke up the other day and found about a 2inch long indent at the front, left position of my skull. Thought I was going crazy. Thought I must have slept with the pillow somehow pushing against it - I then felt the area and seriously got worried, I could feel the skull finish, a gap, then start again. How could I not ever notice this before? What was happening?

I even checked photos just to prove to myself I've never had anything like this and wasn't going mad.

Anyway, did some reading and research and think this is caused by soft spots (areas of the skull that are the last to form - this would explain why many people get the indents in the same places). It seems as babies we have soft spots on our skulls which are eventually covered (with bone?), but for some people this doesn't happen.

I increased my fluid intake and starting taking vitamin D tablets and have noticed over the last few days it doesn't look so bad and almost back to how it was.

Please note I am no Doctor, I would always suggest you get it checked out - I didn't have any pain, felt fine, no stress, and so hoped it was just dehydration - which seems to be the case.

If it also makes people feel better all the reading I did into this not one person said the doctor or hospital found anything serious, most saying they could find no reason why this has happened.

Hope that helps.
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replied March 16th, 2013
i have a weird triangular shaped dent on my forehead in the middle along the hairline . there is no pain it just looks weird and i want it gone. anyone else have this? my mom noticed it a couple years ago and i never mentioned it to a doctor but maybe i should...
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replied March 28th, 2013
indents in the head
i was searching this because one night i was getting ready to go out and i did not have any indents, but the next morning i woke up and was running my hands through my hair and found 2- 2inch indents and it kind of freaked out. from what i understand its from getting older. if you notice most if not all of us are women and are at least 30 or so. it has something to do with the weakening of the bones as you get older. vitamin d and calcium is what i was told to take to help strengthen my bones. and it should slowly go away. i have not tried this yet because i am about to have surgery and have to watch what i take before it. i hope this helps someone.
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