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Dents on the forehead. What could have caused this?

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Hi, a dents appeared on my forehead about the size of a 50p it's as if its sunk. Any ideas what this is?
Posted Wed, 5 Jun 2013 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 13 minutes later
Hi
Thanks for the query.
Can you tell me since when that den is ?

It appeared suddenly or is increasing in size?

Please attach a photograph of the lesion.

It will help me in giving a closer diagnosis.

Thank you
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Follow-up: Dents on the forehead. What could have caused this? 5 minutes later
I noticed it about 3 week ago I came suddenly I think as I hadn't noticed it before, I'm not too sure how to attach a photo
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 7 minutes later
You have a feature to upload the reports / image by yourself at the right side of the query page, please utilize that so that I can answer your queries better. You can also send the reports/ image to YYYY@YYYY with the subject as 'ATTN: Dr. Rahul Kumar'."
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Follow-up: Dents on the forehead. What could have caused this? 3 minutes later
Ok I will upload a photo now, it's just to the left centre of my forehead it's about half a centre metre deep.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 14 minutes later
Hello
Thanks for the follow up and photograph

According to me you are suffering from morphea.

It is a condition in which the subcutaneous tissue as well as muscle gets fibrosed and becomes depressed.

It is a progressive condition.

It needs treatment with steroids, please XXXXXXX a dermatologist as soon as possible.

Thank you
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Follow-up: Dents on the forehead. What could have caused this? 2 days later
I have looked up morphea and that seems to be a skin condition the hole on forehead is in the bone/my skull??
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 6 hours later
Hello
Thanks for follow up.

Morphea involves boon too.
Kindly look for deep morphea, to be more specific search for " En coup De Sabre". you will come to know what I meant to say.

Thank you
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Follow-up: Dents on the forehead. What could have caused this? 2 hours later
Are there any dangers associated with this disease and what are the treatments?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 12 hours later
Thanks for follow up.
It is usually a localised disease and wont spread much, but treatment is needed to prevent further progession, if any.

It is treated with oral steroids, please XXXXXXX a dermatologist, as steroids are prescription drugs and also the diagnosis needs to be confirmed, with biopsy.

Thank you
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Follow-up: Dents on the forehead. What could have caused this? 3 minutes later
Ok thanks for your help
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 22 minutes later
You are most welcome
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