Well I have braids in my hair. One day I just got this pain on the left side of my head. When I touched the spot it was smooth but very sore. It almost feels like fluid is in it but when I look in the mirror it just looks like a bald spot. I asked my husband to take a look at it. He said that it looked as if the hair was pulling in that spot. I told him the braids didn't feel tight as a matter of fact they are ready to come out I have had them in for about three months. I took the braids out around the soar area. It was still painfull. When I bent my head back or touched that area it was very soar. Now I am concerned that it may be something serious. It seems that the quarter shaped bald spot is getting bigger. I can't comb the hair in that area because it is so soar. I don't have a doctor to go to and I don't know if it is serious enough to go to the emergency room. oh yeah, my mother had alopecia about 25 years ago. Should the spot be so soar?