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Question: Knot in the bone of the skull

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 Anonymous - Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:35 pm

I am naturally somewhat paranoid and i have recently noticed at the back left of my skull it is different from the right side because it sticks out more like a knot but it is bone. i wake up with very small headaches that stay pretty consistent throughout the day and the pressure is behind my eyes and am sensitive to sunlight and it gets worse when i concentrate on something for awhile(e.g. computer or watching tv). the pain is not by the different part of my skull is but i still want to know why i am having headaches everyday when i wake up. if i had a tumor big enough to make my skull change shape would i experience so much pressure that i wouldnt be able to stand it? and does a brain tumor give you headaches just around the area it is located or can it give you a headache anywhere. some people have told me that it is sinuses but i didnt think that sinuses could last this long. it has been goin on for about a week. thank you.
 Najah - Fri Jun 24, 2005 12:57 am

Please consult your doctor and get a complete examination which includes measurement of BP, assessment of acuity of vision, visual fields and possibly a fundoscopy. Also sinusitis needs to be excluded. The descriptions of headeaches you have mentioned can be due to migraine, or occular in origin like convergence insufficiency or could be psychosomatic. However, you need to be investigated.
Best regards,

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