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Pulsing heartbeat in back of head

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Several possibilitie: Does not sound cardiac! more like atypical migraine, histamine headache, and even more serious, temporal arteritis, which affects blood vessels in the... Read More

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Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Not a vessel: A blood vessel (either vein or artery) cannot pulsate any more quickly than your heart. So what you are experiencing is more likely a muscle twitchin... Read More
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Hard to say: Could be a vein under the scalp or could be muscle spasm.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Heart aware: Some people are more heart aware than others. Most people do not feel their heart unless they are lying down on the left side. It may be normal for yo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 30 years experience
Tension: Tension headaches spasm of muscles in area.
A 26-year-old male asked:
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When to see a doctor: A headache can be a symptom of a serious condition, such as a stroke, meningitis or encephalitis. Go to a hospital emergency room or call 911 or your... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Tablet neck.: Yes. Holding your head down at that tablet-using angle puts a tremendous strain on the neck muscles, which are charged with holding the head in that ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mara Fiorentino
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Headaches/Neck pain: The association of headaches and neck pain may be seen in cases of tension, problems with posture, lack of sleep, and with trauma or lesions of the ce... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Greater occipital nerve blocks (which I assume you had), do not work very frequently, especially if done unilaterally, and many US neurologists use th... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
C-spine disease: This sounds more like a cervical radiculopathy type of pain with a resultant tension type of headache and radiation of the nerve to the shoulders. Sti... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la... Read More
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