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pulsing heartbeat in back of head

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
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
24 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
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
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Dr. Richard Sanders
66 years experience Vascular Surgery
Hard to say: Could be a vein under the scalp or could be muscle spasm.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Uncertain: You will need an evaluation. The pulse could be from the aorta. You have too many symptoms and this is waht your physican will evaluate this
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Insufficient data: Your description is just the beginning of the process, not the end. If you’re really bothered or concerned, you need to be seen by a live doctor in a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Webber
31 years experience Cardiology
Likely noncaddiac: Normal heart beats can frequently be heard by patients when they lie on their side or ear. It's a common complaint i hear in the office. We title it " ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
MRI: If this is a recurring and on-going problem, you should have an MRI done to rule out an intracranial aneurysm. If your MRI is normal, then you can re ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Pulled muscle: The first thing to consider is a pulled muscle. You put some ice on the area that hurts when you have an acute injury and do repeated ice for the next ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Tension: Tension headaches spasm of muscles in area.
A 22-year-old female 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
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