The Bronx, NY
A 22-year-old female asked:

I've notice throbbing on the side of my head, can this be stress? i did a mri it said my brain was ok just throb no pain, when i massage head it ease

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Carlin Ridpath
Diagnostic Radiology 30 years experience
Stress, headache: The symptom you describe of throbbing my be related to stress or possibly a tension headache. The good news is that your MRI was normal. That means you do not have a brain mass or lesion. Please let me know if I can answer additional questions or clarify for you. Thank You
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Nov 12, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.