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Lump back of head, headaches and pain randomly, dizziness sometimes and light bother me constantly. Eyeballs hurt as well sometimes. What is this?

Lump back of head, headaches and pain randomly, dizziness sometimes and light bother me constantly. Eyeballs hurt as well sometimes. What is this?

Further evaluation: The lump may not be associated and it may be an epidermal cyst. Your headaches sound somewhat migrainous in nature but you should seek further evaluation and consider an eye examination, lab tests, and an MRI if warranted by history and physical exam. There are treatments that may be beneficial.

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Stood up in bathroom and hit back of head on pedestal sink. No LOC, just mild dizziness and 2/10 occassional headache. Concussion or worse?

Stood up in bathroom and hit back of head on pedestal sink. No LOC, just mild dizziness and 2/10 occassional headache. Concussion or worse?

Need examination: I highly recommend you get a neurological evaluation so that a good baseline can be obtained and the history be clarified in order to determine whether or not you truly had a concussion or just a good WHACK to the noggin. If you'd like a private 1-1 I'd be happy to help. Write to www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi

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17YO daughter hit back of head iceskating. Was a little dizzy, pupils dilating properly, headaches for about 5 hours, intensity varies. Concussion?

17YO daughter hit back of head iceskating. Was a little dizzy, pupils dilating properly, headaches for about 5 hours, intensity varies. Concussion?

Must be evaluated: By a professional not by you, to make sure no intracranial injury, will need tests for this, take her to your nearest ER

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During exercise, fell back and hit back of head on floor. Did not feel dizzy or headache, but neck pain set in quick, esp. While turning. Advice?

During exercise, fell back and hit back of head on floor. Did not feel dizzy or headache, but neck pain set in quick, esp. While turning. Advice?

Many people have-: -falls of this type every day. You may have some early degerative disease in your cervical spine. If this just happened & you have not had this before, to you it may seem very worrisome. For now rest ice NSAIDS if you are able, & activity modification. Should clear fairly soon @ Ur age give it some time. If persistent or worsens see your PCP 4 eval & referrals can B made if indicated.

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Why am I waking up with headache every morning, usually on one side, back of head & also sharp pain behind left eye. I've woke up really dizzy to.?

Why am I waking up with headache every morning, usually on one side, back of head & also sharp pain behind left eye. I've woke up really dizzy to.?

Awakening Headache: Cluster, migraine may produce a headache that is present upon awakening. It is important that the doctor first identify and exclude a secondary headache and determine the proper diagnosis. See headache or orofacial pain specialist for evaluation.

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Daily occipital headaches, pulse in head, pain at base of skull rt side, muffled hearing, dizzy looking. Causes

Daily occipital headaches, pulse in head, pain at base of skull rt side, muffled hearing, dizzy looking. Causes

Headaches: The cause of the headaches are variable. Inflammation if the occipital nerve, a pinched nerve in the cervical spine, TMJ disorder, and mastoiditis are leading contenders. See a headache expert to determine the type of headache and to develop a course of treatment.

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I fell on hard floor and hit back of head hard. Did not lose cscness. Vertigo 3 days later & minor headache.

I fell on hard floor and hit back of head hard. Did not lose cscness. Vertigo 3 days later & minor headache.

Neuro/CT: Need a good neurological exam and perhaps brain imaging. There are slow venous leaks that manifest over months to rule out.

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What does it mean if back of head feel like pain and hot? Sumtimes I also feel dizzy, it is because of stress?

Headache: Headache in back of head with dizziness is likely stress. Especially in your age group. You can see a neurologist and they will sort it out. Good luck.

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Can anxiety cause on going dizziness, dull pain in back of head an trouble with balance? My symptoms seem to change daily since been diagnosed!

Can anxiety cause on going dizziness, dull pain in back of head an trouble with balance? My symptoms seem to change daily since been diagnosed!

Yes, absolutely: Anxiety can definitely cause all the symptoms you mention. However, so can other conditions, so you should make sure you get a complete medical evaluation. In the meantime, you should also get help and support for your anxiety: counseling, stress reduction techniques, understanding the sources of stress in your life, and anti-anxiety medication can all help. Hope this answer helps.

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What causes a childs back of head to hurt when laying down but when standing or sitting lightly dizzy/nauseous. No injury, head hurt for 12 hours.

What causes a childs back of head to hurt when laying down but when standing or sitting lightly dizzy/nauseous. No injury, head hurt for 12 hours.

I think you are: Asking for a diagnosis here. We can not diagnose this problem. A medical history, vital signs and physical examination would be needed at minimum.

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Dull throbbing mostly (left)back of head. Seem to worsen when touch, abit dizzy. Better when lying down. Spend time on phone. Possible causes n how to ease?

Dull throbbing mostly (left)back of head. Seem to worsen when touch, abit dizzy. Better when lying down. Spend time on phone. Possible causes n how to ease?

Muscle pain: Seems like a muscle issue (strain or sprain). I think some warm compresses and some Motrin or tylenol is in order. The fact that you talk on the phone often can affect your posture and help cause the problem. Be aware of your posture. Get a headset if you need to be hands free on the phone and perhaps you sit up straighter and not develop this pain. Warm compresses and cold ones can be done.

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When the neck is strained & a pop is heard & now there feels like a weird air bubble moves when touch n the back of head low crown also dizziness why?

When the neck is strained & a pop is heard & now there feels like a weird air bubble moves when touch n the back of head low crown also dizziness why?

Neck Bubble: You might have subcutaneous emphysema. Read===>http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/subcutaneous_emphysema and see if it might apply to your history. Even so, if it is truly sir trapped in the neck tissues, you need to have a thorough evaluation and tests from your doctor to get to the root cause.

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Took dogmatil for 7 years. Can withdrawal cause anxiety, tactile pain to back of head in a straight line upward, tension at top of head and dizziness?

Took dogmatil for 7 years. Can withdrawal cause anxiety, tactile pain to back of head in a straight line upward, tension at top of head and dizziness?

Dogmatil: Dogmatil is an antipsychotic. A gradual taper of any medication you've been on for 7 years is probably better than suddenly stopping. Sudden changes with Dopamine could cause neurological symptoms. I'd also wonder what condition you had/have that resulted in receiving this prescription? Please discuss with your own physician -- decision to taper should be a joint process.

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I have had over 8 months of dizziness lightheadedness and yesterday I found a dime size lump on left side back of head nonmovable and non painful?

I have had over 8 months of dizziness lightheadedness and yesterday I found a dime size lump on left side back of head nonmovable and non painful?

Lightheadedness: I am concerned about your symptoms. I do not see your age listed, but regardless, I would recommend see your PCP ASAP or even go to an urgent care if the symptoms are active. The presence of the lump concerns me of previous falls from blanking out maybe. You need basic work up to start with and should include blood work, electrocardiogram and possibly scan of your head, echo and carotid ultrasound

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Hit back of head. Didn't black out. Felt nauseous next day. (didnt vomit). a little dizzy. Should I be concerned?

Hit back of head. Didn't black out. Felt nauseous next day. (didnt vomit). a little dizzy. Should I be concerned?

Concussion: This sounds like symptoms of a concussion. Please be evaluated by your physician; the dizziness and nausea can sometimes be accompanied by problems with visual tracking and headache as well.

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Pain in the back of head near my neck and on top also...they are tender to touch or lie on and I woke up really dizzy today... Is this my anxiety??

Pain in the back of head near my neck and on top also...they are tender to touch or lie on and I woke up really dizzy today... Is this my anxiety??

Anxiety +neck pain: Anxiety can cause the muscles of your neck to tense up, which sometimes can be painful and even cause headaches and hurt to touch. Try to pay attention to how much tension is in your neck and work on relaxing the muscles. Try using ice compresses on the neck for the pain, and gentle stretches.

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Having pain head ache on the back of head and neck and feeling dizzy?

Having pain head ache on the back of head and neck and feeling dizzy?

Call you Dr.: If you have tried over the counter analgesics, or heating pads to the neck, etc., and are not any better, there is not much we can do to help you on HealthTap other than telling you to call your Dr. For their input and treatment of your issues. Best wishes.

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more