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Dr. Shannon Kilgore

Neurology
Palo Alto, CA
female

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Neurology

Languages spoken

English

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shannon Kilgore
Specializes in Neurology
Head Bump: A bump that you can move back and forth that has been there for years may be just a collection of fat cells called a lipoma. They can sometimes get irritated and cause discomfort if hit repeatedly due to sticking out, but usually do not cause pain. Headaches are likely muscle tension and unrelated to the lipoma, but if new or severe, it is important to see your Dr.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shannon Kilgore
Specializes in Neurology
Vertigo: This is vertigo, which can be from an inner ear problem, or less likely a brain problem. It is unclear from your question, but is probably happening when awake also. A common cause is benign positional vertigo that is triggered when you turn over in bed. Disorientation may be from being awakened, but should be for seconds only. There are exercises that can make it go away. Worth seeing Dr.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shannon Kilgore
Specializes in Neurology
Muuscle tension: It seems like you are saying the back of your head hurts when you are on your bike. Assuming you are bent over as in the typical cycling position, this is likely just muscle ache from using new muscles. Most headaches are due to muscle tension by far than anything else. As the brain does not have pain fibers, it is common for pain to be from structures outside the skull like skin or muscle.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kilgore is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kilgore is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks!
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