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Reoccurring tender spot on head. Like swollen vein. Whats this?

Hi, I am a 24 year old woman with a slight tender spot on the right side of my head just above my ear. It almost feels like a swollen vein. It lasts about 2-3 days, goes away and then comes back a week or two later. I don't have any other symptoms like headaches or dizziness or blurred vision. Just the bruise-like spot that again feels like a swollen vein but I'm not sure what it is. What could it possibly be and why does it happen? I'm not sick with a virus or anything. I'm pretty healthy. Other than its tenderness to touch, it doesn't give me problems. If I don't touch it or poke it I don't even know it's there.
Asked On : Thu, 2 May 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query

You might be suffering from a condition called as temporal arteritis.

It is a vasculitis (inflammation of vessels)

A photograph would have helped me in diagnosing your condition better.

You need treatment with oral steroids and anti inflammatory drugs.

Please meet a dermatologist for final diagnosis

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you good health.

Thank you
Answered: Sun, 2 Jun 2013
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