Comment by Shanon Ruble on Sat 07, Aug 2010 09:30pm:
i have the same thing i am 24 years old and i noticed a few days ago that is a dent in the top center of my
head i have had a round head my whole life i was shocked to feel it i have been have migrains the last few
weeks never had migraines much in life just a few times a year earlier when i pushed on it showing my mother
in law i felt a weird feeling in my head in the area where i was pushing on now i have the worst migraine i
cant move my head without it huting. hearing your question and answer i am going to get this checked tomorrow
Comment by charlotte on Wed 22, Sep 2010 11:44pm:
I have noticed a dent in my head about 3 inches long onthe top left of my skull and another forming on the
other side. I have noticed my memory failing me at times and i have headaches about 3 timeess a week. I am 23
never had head trama before. Im not sure whats happening. Im scared to go to tha dr.
Comment by Dr.Kokil Mathur on Thu 23, Sep 2010 02:44am:
Hi Charlotte! As I wrote earlier, it can be due to benign intracranial hypertension. Other than that if you
have chronic sinusitis then indentation can develop due to mucoceles and is mainly in the frontal bone. Loss
of fat under skin of scalp can also be a possibility due to prolonged infection. Please get this checked. It
will help in the long run. Take care!
Comment by amy on Fri 15, Oct 2010 02:47pm:
Hi Dr Mathur, my 3 year old has a dent on the back of his head, (about 2 in x 2 inches) towards the left side.
I just noticed it and am not sure how long its been there. He says his head doesnt hurt and he's not
behaving differently, what do you think it could be?
Comment by Dr.Kokil Mathur on Sun 17, Oct 2010 05:36pm:
Hi! A dent on the scalp can be a part of the skull structure. It can also be due to an old injury with loss of
fat tissue in the area. Since your son is not showing any signs of pressure like vomiting, losing
consciousness, headache, behavior changes etc, It is unlikely to be anything serious. When you next take him
to a pediatrician get this checked out. In all probability his skull is made that way. Take care!
Comment by Hannah on Fri 22, Oct 2010 12:22pm:
I have a dent on the left side of my head toward the back. It itches around the area and hurts sometimes.
Could this be a sign of a aneurism?? Someone told me that a dent in your head can mean that?
Comment by Dr.Kokil Mathur on Sun 24, Oct 2010 10:51am:
Hi! A dent in the side of head that itches and pains can be dermatitis especially seborrhagic dermatitis,
eczema, hair follicle infection or dryness. All this can cause a dent due to loss of fluids and underlying
fat. Get this investigated by a skin specialist. Take care!
Comment by Hannah on Sun 24, Oct 2010 06:52pm:
Do you think that this is really serious???
Comment by Dr Kokil Mathur on Sun 24, Oct 2010 08:58pm:
Probably no, but get this investigated.
Comment by Stephanie on Mon 25, Oct 2010 07:14pm:
Hi Dr. Mathur, I also have an dent on my head. But it seems different than what is posted here. It is on the
right front part of my scalp doesn't hurt or itch. I noticed it about 6 months ago but it always has
worried me. My dad has dementia along with other health issues as does my mom. I am 32 so I know its not a
soft spot like children have when they are born. Please any insight?? thanks!!
Comment by Dr.Kokil Mathur on Sat 20, Nov 2010 07:05pm:
Hi Stephanie! If the dent was not there earlier and has appeared only 6 months earlier, then this could be due
to a mucocele in the frontal bone. It can even be due to localized loss of fat. An X-ray of the skull should
be done. Take care!
Comment by Jessica on Sat 08, Jan 2011 05:12pm:
Hi I have a dent above my right eye I just noticed today, I did hit the top of my head pretty hard several
months ago and since ive noticed eye problems. I dont have insurance any ideas?
Comment by Devon on Tue 22, Feb 2011 04:37am:
I have several dents appearing on my scalp in the space of two months. One is right in the middle back of my
head. Two is right on opposite sides on the top side of my head and there is two on the bottom right of my
head near my hairline. Not sure why this is occurring. I went and saw my Doctor (I had only two dents then)
and had a CT Scan and the scan came back all clear with the bone structure unremarkable. The Doctor said to
not worry about it. I am still concerned on why this is still happening. I am scared that more and more dents
will form and my skull will be full of dents and because of my short hair cut they will become visible.
The dents seem more pronounced in the evenings and the more I poke and prod my scalp at the dents ... the
deeper they get...the dents also pulse and seem to form wherever i press with my finger...I feel I am getting
very paranoid about this...Can anyone help me please..
Comment by Joseph on Thu 18, Aug 2011 08:32pm:
hi I'm 24 years old and I'm a male. I hav a dent on the right side of my head near the front then
directly behind it I have a 1 to 2 inch dent. I don't have headaches but my head has been itching. do you
know what this is I'm scared
Comment by kayla on Fri 20, Jan 2012 12:04pm:
Hi doctor.mathor I have 2 dents in my head also have secure headaches daily and dizziness all the time I have
a child i have to take care of and I'm scared to go to the Dr.and find out something serious is wrong
with me should i be worried? What do you think it is?
Comment by Abby on Thu 21, Jun 2012 08:35pm:
Hi I'm 14 years old and a hypocondriact. I have found a small dent on my head near my hairline on the
right side. It is sensitive to the touch and my head has been itchy recently. I suffer from terrible eczema
and was wondering ifbthis could have to do with it. Please help, I worry myself to tears over things like
this, do I need to see a doctor because my mom thinks I'm just whiny and worrying for nothing.
Comment by Christine on Sun 20, Jan 2013 11:48am:
My hair stylist noticed a small patch of hair missing on the right middle side of my head and a red circle. I
don't remember hitting my head, but with all the bikes hanging in the garage and 3 kids, I ignore anytime
I get hurt. Anyway i went to my internist and steroids were injected in the bald spot. Folicles grew back
slowly, but 2 months later and I have a dent in that same spot! Going to see a dermatologist, but I am very
concerned. All my bloodwork is normal, hormones in check, this is why I am concerned!
Comment by Indiana on Sun 24, Mar 2013 07:59am:
It was the night before where i noticed my head was starting to hurt, in the morning i felt the same pain, i
touched my head in the back on the lower left side, and there was a dent, I don't know exactly how long
it is, but it really scares me, and can i get concussion, or will i become autistic? I'm really scared.
Comment by Kelly on Mon 16, Sep 2013 07:00pm:
I have noticed a debt across the top of my skull. Even I press or mess around touching that area it feels
uncomfortable. It feels like putting Ice on cold skin / freezer burn but that feeling is only when I touch it.
I have noticed it until last week. I feel like I have pressure bc my ears give a swish sound. I I do have a
herniation on my c 4 c5 area. I have become very moody but feel it might be ones related. I also have spasms
in near my head and legs. What could this be?
Comment by Joseph on Thu 19, Sep 2013 11:17am:
Hi every body I am a 32 year old male I've been having some issues as described on other posts my left
side started with dents they are itchy there is some pain to it as well but now I do have them on both sides
but more noticeable on the left. I went to a dermatologist and they said that they think it is cutis verticis
gyrata. If Dr.Kokil Mathur can please give an answer to this or any other Dr. on the Forum or perhaps a person
with this situation how it started and what are they doing to live with it any thing that could help me.
Comment by andrea on Wed 13, Nov 2013 06:25pm:
hi i have a dent on my head my hair covers it so
its not noticeable but i wanted to know why i have this dent on my head
Comment by Afzaal Ahmad on Mon 03, Mar 2014 08:01am:
Hi! i am 27 years old. i have dent on my left side of my head in front above my left eye which is 7mm and also
on top left side of my head. it is from 15 years. i m feeling that it is increasing more. please tel me if it
is harm to my head or not. i have CT scan and got checked from doctor he says nothing to worry but i m feeling
that it is increasing.
Comment by Squishayy on Mon 03, Mar 2014 11:39am:
I have a dent in the crown of my head, I first noticed it in august when it first started forming. I get
headaches like I've never had before, it's hard for me to get up in the mornings. At the top part
of the dent I noticed there is a soft spot. I haven't gone to the doctor, I'm honestly scared too. I
used to get headaches everyday. The headaches I get are severe I can't concentrate at all, it's just
horrible I would really appreciate some feedback in why or what this could possible be. Please and thank you.
Comment by Tammy on Wed 04, Jun 2014 07:08pm:
I was in the garage and a hoe garden thing hit the me on top of my head now there is a dent in my head and I
feel a little werid and have a little pain