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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are common symptoms of a tension headache?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
See below: Signs and symptoms of a tension headache include: dull, aching head pain the sensation of tightness or pressure across your forehead or on the sides and back of your head tenderness on your scalp, neck and shoulder muscles occasionally, loss of appetite.
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Leanswered
Pain Management 18 years experience
Tension headache: Some of symptoms of a tension headache are a dull, aching head pain, sensation of tightness or pressure across your forehead or on the sides and back of your head, tenderness on your scalp, neck and shoulder muscles.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What are common signs of a tension headache?

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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 39 years experience
Well you might feel: Tension or stress prior to developing the full blown headache. Headaches are complex. Sometimes you notice certain things happen prior to your getting a headache. This should be reported to your doctor. Sometimes you get an aura - a sensation prior to a headache. Report this to your doctor.... There are so many headaches. The more information you provide makes a better diagnosis.
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