A 39-year-old male asked:
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if the base of his skull gets pressed (where spine meets skull), even lightly, my husband gets a headache for a few hours. should we be worried?

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Dr. Stephen Strum
52 years experience Medical Oncology
Headache: A speculation from me is that your husband may have a benign process called a neuroma in the location cited above and that pressure on it induces the headache. Does gentle examination of this area reveal any abnormality? has an MD examined this portion of your husband's anatomy? has a simple skull x-ray been obtained to rule out an underlying bone lesion, or soft tissue lesion?
Answered on Dec 23, 2014
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