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What causes a dent on forehead?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Dec 2015
Question: my daughter 33 years old has sudden new dent in her forehead about 1.5 inches long, in the middle of the right side. What could cause this and does it need to be checked out? Can recreational drugs cause such a thing? She seems feel ok but is perplexed and confused as to what is happening.
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Most likely following injury to forehead but please upload picture

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.

1. A dent in the forehead which is suddenly seen is usually from an injury or less likely from an infection. It will help if you can upload a picture of the dent for a better discussion.

2. The use of recreational drugs will never cause sudden dent over the forehead but an injury following drugs can cause it.

3. If your daughter is perplexed and confused regarding the dent then a doctor should be surely consulted.

Hope your query is answered.
Please do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
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What causes a dent on forehead?

Brief Answer: Most likely following injury to forehead but please upload picture Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing in to us. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. 1. A dent in the forehead which is suddenly seen is usually from an injury or less likely from an infection. It will help if you can upload a picture of the dent for a better discussion. 2. The use of recreational drugs will never cause sudden dent over the forehead but an injury following drugs can cause it. 3. If your daughter is perplexed and confused regarding the dent then a doctor should be surely consulted. Hope your query is answered. Please do write back if you have any doubts. Regards,