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A 41-year-old member asked:

what are the reasons for pain in back of my head or skull?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
From simple 2 seriou: There are many questions that would need to be asked to give idea what is causing this. It could be neck muscle tension, sinusitis (see my answer relating to referred pain), migraine, tension ha...If associated with sore throat and fever, meningitis. If worst pain ever got there, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or brain aneurysm. Anything suddenly new, or severe, in that area has to be evaluated urgently.

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A 26-year-old male asked:

I stood up from bending over and felt a pain in back left of my head, like something moving painfully inside. It comes and goes. What could it be?

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Exam: Any unexplained head pain deserves a full examination: your question cannot be answered here.
Dr. Adam Lewis
Dr. Adam Lewis commented
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Massage and chiropractic evaluation may help to relieve the pain.
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