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Back right side of head hurts near bone when I shake head back and forth, what causes this ?

Back right side of head hurts near bone when I shake head back and forth, what causes this ?

Head Pain: Not exactly sure what is causing this. More importantly, are you otherwise "ill", sinus or cold symtoms. Have you had any trauma recently or fever ...Read more

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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I have IIH. Right ear and back right side of head hurt. head and back feel hot but no fever. Spine starting to hurt.Right side of face going numb.Why?

I have IIH. Right ear and back right side of head hurt. head and back feel hot but no fever. Spine starting to hurt.Right side of face going numb.Why?

Symptoms of IIS: can include blurred vision, diplopia, positional headache, ringing in ears, visual loss. The Diamox (acetazolamide) should help lower the CSF pressure. Let your neurologist know you have these additional symptoms so he can bring you in for another assessment. ...Read more

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Ii have nausea after eating, pain in right pelvic/leg, bleeding after sex, pain in my back, right side of my head hurts, right buttocks feel funny. Wh?

Ii have nausea after eating, pain in right pelvic/leg, bleeding after sex, pain in my back, right side of my head hurts, right buttocks feel funny. Wh?

Too many issues: This sounds like too many different symptoms. I don't think they're all caused by one condition. Although a mental disorder like depression could play a factor. See your doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I have IIH. Leaning forward when liquid suddenly came from right nostril. The back/right side of head and ear hurts. Can't breath through R. nostril.

I have IIH. Leaning forward when liquid suddenly came from right nostril. The back/right side of head and ear hurts. Can't breath through R. nostril.

Unsure: what caused the liquid you describe. Have you been told you have an encephalocele in addition to IIH? If not, it does not seem plausible for the liquid to be CSF. You may have a sinus infection, ear infection and or mastoiditis causing your pain. While it is probably unrelated to IIH, you should be checked as mastoid pain suggests a more serious infection. (back right side of head). ...Read more

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My head is hurting. I've recently been recovering from a traumatic brain injury over a year ago. What is the problem.? Back left side of head hurts.

My head is hurting.  I've recently been recovering from a traumatic brain injury over a year ago. What is the problem.? Back left side of head hurts.

Postconcussive HA: Your headache may be what is referred to as part of a postconcussive syndrome. Or post dramatic headache. The good news is these headaches are generally self-limited which means they tend to go away on their own. The bad news, it can take time. A good neurologist or headache specialist is well-versed in treating these types of headaches. Seek one out and they should be able to help you. ...Read more

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RIght side of head hurts bad plus neck?

RIght side of head hurts bad plus neck?

New or chronic: Pain in the distribution you describe has many possible causes. Neck pain radiating to the right side of your head could be something as simple as a swollen node in the neck with muscle pain up toward the head, or it could be something else. Either way, an exam is required to determine what is causing it and what can be done. ...Read more

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Bad cough and sinus problems for two weeks now, coughing hard right side of head hurts for a week now from it, should I be worried?

Bad cough and sinus problems for two weeks now, coughing hard right side of head hurts for a week now from it, should I be worried?

Seek treatment: You don't need to be worried, but you do need treatment. This probably started out as a viral syndrome, but now after 2 weeks, it has become a bacterial infection. You need an exam by a doctor and need to be placed on antibiotics and other supportive therapy. ...Read more

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I have pressure/pain in the right side of head if I lay on that side or on back. Have had tension headaches lately and do have sinus pressure.

I have pressure/pain in the right side of head if I lay on that side or on back. Have had tension headaches lately and do have sinus pressure.

Get checked: See a neurologist and have your cranial joints (TM joints, occiput and frontal sinus) for the presence of toxins, pathogens, allergens as the cause of the tension HAs. Make sure you rule out the presence of mold toxins as a factor for the sinus pressure. ...Read more

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Woke up after sleeping on bad pillow with terrible neck pain and pain when turning head, side of head hurts too, what type of doctor should I see?

Woke up after sleeping on bad pillow with terrible neck pain and pain when turning head, side of head hurts too, what type of doctor should I see?

Neck pain: Not sure you need to see a doctor at all. If just happened use ice on the muscle. Can use otc pain relievers. Also use a good cervical support pillow. Expect to be improved in 5-7 days. If worsening pain or tingling or numbness into arm see you primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Tingling on right side of head that hurts, but not like headache. Had numb arms several days ago. Legs also feel funny?

Go to your doctor: ASAP. These are not normal findings, and if you've had them for some time, it really needs to be evaluated by a physician, who can do a physical exam, run some lab tests, and also discuss your history in more detail, and recommend a plan. You may need to see a neurologist based on your findings. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hit my head on the car door about a day and a half ago. It hurt for a few minutes not other sypt. Today still slight headache on side of head, OK?

Hit my head on the car door about a day and a half ago.   It hurt for a few minutes not other sypt.   Today still slight headache on side of head, OK?

Concussion?: It could be concussion. See your doctor . Headache sometimes could be the only sign of concussion . It needs to be ruled out. If you develop additional symptoms such as dizziness, amnesia, loss of balance , nausea or vomiting , vision trouble , weakness on one side etc. go to an urgent care center or ER to get ct scan of the head and exam to rule out bleeding or swelling of the brain. ...Read more

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Pls help. Having terrible headache on left back side of head which diddnt go away after taking diclifenac 75 mg. Becomes worse when moving head.

Pls help. Having terrible headache on left back side of head which diddnt go away after taking diclifenac 75 mg. Becomes worse when moving head.

Below: Is this headache more severe but similar to your past headaches, or is this different from your past headaches altogether? If so, you'll need a full exam. Feel free to consult me if you'd like to discuss further. ...Read more

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Is it common to get headache with tmj on the opposite side of head? My rt jaw hurts but headache on left side

Is it common to get headache with tmj on the opposite side of head? My rt jaw hurts but headache on left side

Not related: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your PCP for headache evaluation, tests, imaging and treatment options. See your dentist for TMJ syndrome. ...Read more

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