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Bottom Of The Skull
Whould a cervical spine MRI show the cause of pressure, numbness, tenderness of the area at the base of the skull to the middle of the top of neck?
It may or may not as: There are several different possibilities for your symptoms including none cervical spine ones-some may arise from the cervical spine but may also not be diagnosed by the MRI as well-tests are usually done to confirm or help to narrow done the possible causes after a careful history and exam is done by a physician who will then order the appropriate tests or referrals ...Read more
Dorsolateral pfc: The dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, the master planning section, is behind the area you described. ...Read more
a hard lump on the left side of my head, in line with the base of the skull and in between the ear and the top of the neck. Hurts to touch. Advice?
Occiput: The prominent part of the skull (where you feel it curve in toward the neck) is called the occiput. Occipital lymph nodes are 1/2 to 1 inch oval or ball shaped glands situated next to the muscles between the neck and the head. Infection nearby may cause these nodes to increase in size and become tender. Another term that sounds like this is occipital lobe: a posterior portion of the brain. ...Read more
What's the bump on the inner side wall of the bottom gums? It's only on the right side of the bottom gums
Cleavage: Are you referring the the term cleavage - cleavage, anatomically known as the intermammary cleft or the intermammary sulcus, is the space between a woman's breasts lying over the sternum. (wikipedia definition). ...Read more
Probably mastoid: Probably air cells in the bone of your skull that should be there. If it has increased in size or is tender see ENT doctor ...Read more
Possibly: However, probably more often it is felt at the area at the back of the mouth and just beyond that. ...Read more
Muscle or headache.: Neck strains - from poor posture, whiplash or vigorous exercise can cause muscle strains that you feel at the base of the skull (that's where some neck muscles attach). Certain types of headaches can do this as well. I'd try some Ibuprofen or alleve and see if it improves. If you start having blurry or double vision, nausea, or fevers, i'd see your doctor right away! cheers! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a toothache cause pain in back of head like the base of your head close to the top of the neck?
What could cause a shotting pain from the bottom of the back of the neck to the side of your head above the left ear?
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more
Eval: Hello. I would start with your family physician. He or she can determine if you need a referral or any studies. ...Read more
I have a throbbing pain at the bottom of my skull everytime I bend over and come up. When I do it extremely slowly, it doesn't happen anymore. I exerc?
A few days ago I hit the back of my head(sort of the bottom of my skull)on an edge of a desk while trying to sit down on a stool on the floor. Risks?
I have a medium sized hard lump on the back of my head, near the bottom of my skull. It's sore when touched and area is swollen?
Examination: Any bleeding, or as in your case pain & swelling, should be immediately investigated. There's no way to provide treatment suggestions without knowing what's causing your problem. A physical examination, possibly lab tests, possibly imaging, are required to define your problem. Start with your GP. Please call now. ...Read more
I have a small movable bump on the right side of my neck. It's behind my jaw and slightly below the bottom of my skull? Lymph node? Cancer?
Recovering from bronchitis ( on day 10) 2 days ago every time i cough, bend over, yell i have a sharp pain bottom of left skull to behind left eye?
S/p URI eye pain: When you cough bend over yell you are increasing pressure in your head . It could be that the increased pressure is putting pressure on a nerve compressed by enlarged lymph node. or thyroid as when ill at times it is painful and may be causing increased pressure. Rarely could be vascular as you are young .f/u with doc/ urgent care https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000375.htm ...Read more
I have 2 marble size lumps in my head on the bottom of my skull. I get really bad headaches and get light headed a lot, also my eyes feel really sore?
See a neurologist: It is nearly impossible via this forum to determine the pathological nature of the "lumps" you describe. They require examination by a physician. As per the headaches and lightheadeness, they can be part of a migrane syndrome or be associated with another medical condition. Again, a consultation with you physician is recommended. ...Read more
Swollen slightly tender bump on lower bottom left of skull but no trauma there. Aches overall, swollen glands, water retention & slight dizziness@2wks?
Lymph node: Sounds like an inflamed lymph node and then an infection with your other symptoms. Could be all viral. Rest hydrate and if no improvement or worse see doctor for evaluation ...Read more
I have a hard knot on bottom left side of skull & haven't hit head, it's gotten bigger since I noticed it about 2 wks ago & isnt painful what is it?
Hard to say: Hard to say w/o feeling and seeing it. Could be the mastoid, a normal bump behind the earlobe. Might be you never noticed it before. If it's growing, probably a lymph node and should go down in a few days to weeks. If continues to grow or becomes painful, see a doctor. Probably a benign thing (nothing to worry about). ...Read more
The past week I have put my neck out its been very bad, yesterday i woke up with a large jump on left bottom side of my skull feels like an egg ?
Seek medical care: Since this problem has been going on for more than a week a full medical evaluation is necessary. A possible muscle injury that needs further treatment is the most common cause but full evaluation is necessary to look for rare causes. ...Read more
Getting sudden rush of numbing pain running up back of neck to bottom of skull. Very painful lasts only seconds calms but doesn't go away. ?
? nerve irritation: You may be having "pinching" of the nerves that come from the spinal cord and run up into your neck and skull area. You should see your doctor to check this out as there are many causes of this type of pain. ...Read more
About ten minutes ago while doing regular housework I noticed a severe pressure in my head on the bottom left of the skull. It feels tender to touch.
4yr old complaining of headaches for lst 4 mnths. They are at back of her head/bottom of skull/top of neck. Trampoline fall 14 mnths ago to concrete?
CHORNIC HEADACHE...: She needs to be evaluated by her pediatrician. Possible tests and referral may be needed. Don't delay. ...Read more
Feeling awful. Swelling in back of head, bottom of skull area. Painful small bumps in scalp. Hardness 1 inch below skull, left side. What is this?
You must: You must see a doctor physically to find out what is going on. ...Read more
If i lay down longer than 8-9 hours (asleep or awake) i develop a severe headache. Worst when lying down or bending over at the waist. Whole head hurts, but feels worse at back bottom of skull. Advice?
Positional headache: Postural headache is usually associated with low intracranial pressure. Headaches with a postural component need to be evaluated to exclude a lesion in the posterior fossa or a condition with low CSF pressure. Rec.: see headache specialist for further investigation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers