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Soft spot on the back of skull which is painful while touching

19 YR OLD FEMALE - DEVELOPED SOFT SPOT ON BACK OF SKULL MY 19 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER HAS DEVELOPED A SOFT SPOT ON THE BACK OF HER SKULL. IT HURTS A BIT WHEN SHE TOUCHES/PRESSES ON IT. FYI - WHEN SHE WAS 14 SHE DEVELOPED APLASTIC ANEMIA AND HAD A STEM CELL TRANSPLANT. (I, HER BIOLOGICAL MOTHER, WAS A PERFECT MATCH AND HER DONOR) THIS PAST DECEMBER 29TH WE CELEBRATED HER 5TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE TRANSPLANT. NOW LAST WEEK SOMETIME SHE NOTICED THIS SOFT SPOT ON THE BACK OF HER HEAD . NOT SURE IF THIS COULD BE A CAUSE, BUT SHE WHERE S HER HAIR IN A PONYTAIL ABOUT 90% OF THE TIME. ANY THOUGHTS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. MICHELLE
Asked On : Fri, 25 Feb 2011
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OBGYN 's  Response
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This soft spot can be due to some minor injury or a swollen lymph node or something serious arising from brain. You wait and watch for 3-4 days for any change in size or colour. If it increases, then an MRI will help to diagnose.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Fri, 25 Feb 2011
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