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i'm having a lot of pressure in the back of my head what could be wrong ? please answer asap!

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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See your doctor!!: See your doctor now! any serious headache with a history of diabetes can be a significant symptom. Call your doctor.

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A 18-year-old female asked:

I'm having a lot of pressure in the back of my head what could be wrong? Please answer asap?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bradford Romans
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What COULD be wrong?: If an arrow was shot through the back of the head, it would go through the skin/ scalp, muscle, blood vessels, nerves, bone ( skull or neck vertebrae ), the outside lining of the brain or spinal cord, the brain or spinal cord. Many kinds of disorders with any of these structures could cause a pressure feeling. See ur doctor if symptoms persist.A stiff neck can be urgent and require immedeate attention.

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