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Cleburne, TX
A 42-year-old female asked:

Headache with hard knot on left side back of head, it swells when headache worsens. no trauma to head. nausea & some dizziness too. should i worry?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Muscle contraction: This sounds like a muscle contraction tension type headache which is associated with nausea and lightheadedness. Frequent or persistent headaches should be evaluated by a physician or neurologist to be sure, however. Muscle relaxants, tranquilizers or stress management may be prescribed.

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Last updated Mar 20, 2016

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