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Adult Head/Skull and soft spot similiar to a newborn child.

I have this soft spot that I never noticed on my head. It's similiar to when a child is young/born and they have 'soft' spot(s) on the head. For a long time now, I have had major headaches that just won't go away and also I do have a lot of stress. I am not sure if all this is related to the bad allergy/sinusitus problems that I live with.
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Hi
Funny enough Ive noticed that aswell, but I dont think its a soft spot as such as with the baby its because its not fused where as after that first year or so it does. I dont think thats in anyway related to the headaches u get. It could be migrane or related fully to stress. It might be an idea to go to ur dr to explore why this is happening.
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Maybe you should visit an Osteopath who is trained in craneology and get an opinion on that.  Osteopaths are doctors, they just learn other holistic stuff in addition to standard medical school stuff.  Anyway, they are really good with helping babies out who have hard deliveries with their skulls, so that's why this came to mind.
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I just noticed a soft spot on my head last night.  It's like I have a dent on the top back part of my head.  I have had head aches for years. Is this sight only for women?  I'm a young man but i've been looking for help.
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hey i have the exact same thing happening to me, same area to, top back of my head.  for me its to the right side and about the size of thumb when i press down on it (which it sends pains similar to the headaches i get from.  im a 20 year old male and don't know anything about this kinda thing.  i have all the same factors and symptoms as mentioned above:
                    "For a long time now, I have had major headaches                    that just won't go away and also I do have a lot of allergy/sinusitis problems that I live with."

if anyone else finds out something please post, i don't have insurance so i wont be scening a doc any time soon (trying to beef up my info as of now until i can afford go)
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i have the same problem soft area at back of head it gives me really bad headaches. i have many other symptoms too like body aches & nausia also tiredness & anxiety. after  months of persistance my dr finally ran some blood test & it seams that i may have an auto immune disease of some type & i will say that im finding thats like opening up a can of worms
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ive just spoke to my osteopath and she said keep hydrated drink lots of water to keep fluids around the brain up so ive been drinking more water today and my headaches appear to be improving and the soft spot isnt as sensitive
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I ALSO just noticed a soft spot on the back of my head!!! I actually called my mother and asked her if I had always had it and just didnt notice! (Im 23 yrs old) I think I would of noticed it by now! Its kind of strange how this forum started in 2006 but now two years later in Jan 2008 its taking off? whats up with that? The only reason I found this is because I GOOGLE'd "Adualt Soft Spot". Please let me know if yall hear of anything. Im from NC if it rings a bell? Maybe we all got up-ducted by allians or something,lol. Kinda not joking... though
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I am a 29 yr old female. I noticed the same thing (soft spot on top back of head) about 3 yrs ago. I do not have a history of headaches but lately I've been getting dizzy easily and my vision is sometimes blurred. My husband and I just started to try and have a baby. I'm afraid that if I go to the doctor and they find something we will have to put off having a family which I don't want to do. It is sensitive when I press or push on it. Does anyone out there know what may be the cause of this??
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I do. im the same age, trying to have a baby. im not doing anything different but I am sick with pharyangitis and my body just hurts all around. not sure if this is related but ive noticed this a couple years ago myself
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Here's my story....

10-11 years ago when I was 13 or 14 I finally went and saw a specialist regarding the soft spot I have on the back of my upper head/skull. I had complaints of severe head aches, slight trouble with my vision, and the soft spot was tender to the touch. I was extremely concerned because this area of my head that is affected is about the equivalent to the size of my palm. Anyway, They said I had a solitary fiberous tumor but that it wasn't cancerous. So they operated and removed the tumor from my skull. They aren't sure what caused the tumor or the fact that it was deteriating my skull. My suggestion would be to see a doctor if you have similar issues. They never were able to find out the cause but I had one of the best neuro surgeons.
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I also just located a soft spot located just above my forehead, went to the doctor and having an CAT Scan tomorrow. I am a 41 year old female, with severe headaches and pressure on the same side of my head. Very scarry thing.
I will not jump to conclusion on what this may or may not bring, I just hope all of you get the Medical advise that is necessary to live a long and Happy LIFE...
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Hello from a medical worker,
Couple of points which may help.
When investigating medical problems it is always very important not to wrongly associate two things, i.e. Just because you have a soft spot, and get headaches, does not mean that the soft spot has cause headaches. The skin overlying the skull can be indented to give the impression of a soft spot although the bones themselves may remain strong. Tumours are rare. The fluid around the brain is so well regulated by the body that you would have to be SEVERLY dehydrated before this changed so drinking more is unlikely to change any soft spot, especially as the fluid is underneath bone and a strong layer of fibrous tissue called dura mater. By pressing on the top part of the back of your head you may be pressing the a branch of the occipital nerve which can cause pain. Good luck to you all.
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A couple of years ago I was in the shower washing my hair and noticed when I rubbed a spot on the upper-back part of my skull it hurt...quite a bit! I never saw my doc, but asked the pediatrician about it when I was in with one of my kids. He looked at me like I was crazy! Over the years, I've made, what I think, is the connection. The "soft spot" only hurts the day after I've indulged in alcoholic beverage consumption. Obviously I'm not a doctor, but I do believe it has something to do with dehydration. Once I get plenty of fluids - non-alcohoholic, of course - over the course of the day, I'm fine and the area is no longer sensitive to the touch.
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Wow I was wondering about this too, I have a "soft spot" on the left side of my skull on the top it is the size of a 50 cent piece, I wonder if you suffered a blunt forced trauma to the head if this could be a result. I also get these spells were I will be doing something and loose track of what I was doing, it happens alot, its almost as if I black out only I don't "black" out I just loose track, or forget what I was doing. I know that it is sensitive to the touch as well. I don't drink alcohol and I drink lots of water and still get minor pain in that area. I understand the lack of insurance as I have no insurance either. Any thoughts?
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i am 52 yrs old and developed a soft spot on the top left side of head in august, then in december i got one on the right side. i have been to 4 differant doctors, i have had  blood test, mri, bone scan, cat scans and nothing is showing up.if anyone hears what is causing this keep me informed.
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Hi, I'm a 20 yr old female. I've had a soft spot in top middle part of my head for years but now it's started to worry me because it seems like its sinking deeper. I must say I do suffer from headaches that last days. If I wear my hair up the tension on it hurts. I havent been to see may GP because I havent really worried about it until now.

Could anyone give me some advice??
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I am a 53 year old women and I have a soft spot the size of my palm in the back top of my head that is also sensitive to the touch. It was discovered when I was around 16years old, as I was always complaining of headaches. I was told by a doctor that it was the soft spot babies have and that it never closed all the way. And to be careful not to hit that area of my head. I have never been able to have a ponytail, or to pull my hair back because the tension hurts the area and causes headaches. I did go thru a few years recently of migraine headaches with auras, but don't think it had anything to do with this. My older brother discovered he has the same as me, but a bit smaller. It seems this is a quite common condition. I have had several CAT scans and nothing to worry about.
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My 15 year-old son has had migraines for years.  He has always pinpointed them to the area on the back of his head that has a softspot.  If anyone slightly touches the spot, he gets a headache...sometimes producing a migraine.  Any advice on what to do?
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I have a soft spot on the back side of my head its pretty big, is this something I Should be worried about or have checked out. Im really concerned about it. What should I do?
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I thought i was the only person that feared something was not right. I have always had a soft spot but for the past couple of years that "soft sopt" has gotten worse. When i stand up right from sitting down i become very light headed and dizzy. I also gets headaches and migranes. At time, i forget things and i feel exhausted and tired. My soft spot is extremely tender and is the size of a 3 year old fist. I hope i find a healthy way to overcome this.... thing..
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Can the spot on the back top part of your head kill you I worry about hitting it and it killing me.
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I to have a soft spot in the back part of my head, but minds puts me to sleep when my girl friend rubs it, i like getting it rub it feels good i don't have headaches like most people.
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well guest what me too, and even worst cause i was born with it, my mom told me, she noticed an open spot in the middle of my head( posterior fontanelle), any doctor will tell you, its normal in an infant but my haven't change much, and my mom noticed a big difference in my spot compare to my siblings. growing up i suffer a lot from dizziness, severe headache, sinusitis, and all rest, especially when studding, that spot make it impossible at times, cause it gives me pain, very interesting this toping, so far hope we find answers while waiting for good health insurance.
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I am a 16 year old male and I have a big spot on the back top part of my head it is as big as my palm and it sinks down about half and inch it is in like a triangle shape cause i can feel the edges of the skull then it starts to sink down well I have been pushing around on it because I want to make sure that it is strong but It doesn't give me headaches and when I push real hard it doesn't send no pain but thats all i think about all day everyday I'm miserable I can't have no fun because thats all i think about because I don't know if it can kill me, but sometimes I push on it and it feels strong then other times I push on it and it feels like there is no support and all day I am feeling and pushing on it cause I don't know what it is and it worries me none stop, every bald person that walks by me I look at the back top part of there head and its perfect no spot, so I don't know if it can kill me I am so scarred, its so deep i don't know it might kill me please someone help i am so scarred please help, Is my skull just not as strong I'm 6'4 230 pounds and its is as big as my palm and my palm is big, please someone help if it wasn't so big i wouldn't be worrying but please write back and help me i can't take it anymore please help
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i have been getting headaches these last few days and sometimes when i stand up to fast i get light headed and i feel like i cant breathe, and i noticed tonight that on the side of my head i have a tender spot that kinda tingles when you touch it or move my hair, what could this be?
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