About 10 years ago I was having severe headaches and noticed a lump just behind my left temple. My Dr. sent me for a CT and I was diagnosed with calcification on my skull. It was almost a perfect ball of calcium and it was causing pressure on a nerve so he sugested cort. injections. After a few I no longer had any pain and he told me to keep an eye on it and if I noticed it getting any larger to let them know and surgery may be needed. Now, 10 years later, I have noticed that it has indeed gotten larger, I had my first child 2 years ago and it has almost doubled in size since giving brith. And since it is growing in almost a perfect ball shape it is causing constant pressure in my head and upper jaw. I am not finding any information on such conditions. Are they common? And how dangerous is the procedure to have it removed, or "shaved down". And if it is a calcium deposit, is it possible that it would come back? I sincerely appreciate any infomration you are able to provide.
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