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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?

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

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Which part of the brain is at the top right of someones forehead?

Which part of the brain is at the top right of someones forehead?

Dorsolateral pfc: The dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, the master planning section, is behind the area you described. ...Read more

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What is located at the bottom of the pharynx?

What is located at the bottom of the pharynx?

Pharynx: The cricopharyngeal sphincter (upper esophageal sphincter). Look in Wikipedia. Pharynx has three clinical, anatomical subdivisions. ...Read more

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Blood from the base of the tongue?

Blood from the base of the tongue?

Need Consultation: Not normal. Bleeding is something that requires a dentist to evaluate this now. ...Read more

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What do callouses at the lower base of the pinky toe in the ball of the foot area mean?

What do callouses at the lower base of the pinky toe in the ball of the foot area mean?

Imbalance: Probably the callus is under the fifth metatarsal head. There are many orthopedic foot conditions that can cause this. I would recommend an evaluation by a podiatrist. Treatment can be conservative with orthotics or possibly surgical. ...Read more

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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?

 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?

Swollen lymph now : Probably swollen lymph. are you still recently sick? Have you had any fever? Recommend seeing your doctor if it's getting bigger. Abscess can also be possible. ...Read more

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Is the Occiptical Node located on the or under the bone at the base of head?

Is the Occiptical Node  located on the or under the bone at the base of head?

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

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What are the causes of a headache towards the front of the face around the eye area?

What are the causes of a headache towards the front of the face around the eye area?

Headache near eyes: Often a sinus blockage will cause headaches in that area. If when you move your head it gets worse with movement, it is likely sinus-related. So think allergies, sinus infection. ...Read more

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What's the bump on the inner side wall of the bottom gums? It's only on the right side of the bottom gums

What's the bump on the inner side wall of the bottom gums? It's only on the right side of the bottom gums

Hard or soft ?: Is the "bump" hard or soft? If soft, it may be an abscess. If hard, it might be a bony exostosis. Either way you should have it examined by your local dentist for peace of mind and treatment, if necessary. ...Read more

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The lower portion of my right toe upto the base of the toe is paining!

The lower portion of my right toe upto the base of the toe is paining!

Many things: Many things can cause this type of problem. There could be a painful arthritis in the toe, there could be an infection, there could be nerve damage. I would recommend evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Which is the little indent on the top of the chest between the breasts called?

Which is the little indent on the top of the chest between the breasts called?

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

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Bone swelling behind the ear on the side of the head?

Bone swelling behind the ear on the side of the head?

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

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Is sore throat pain felt in the inside of the bottom of the neck?

Is sore throat pain felt in the inside of the bottom of the neck?

Possibly: However, probably more often it is felt at the area at the back of the mouth and just beyond that. ...Read more

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What could cause extreme pain at the base of the skull on the right side?

What could cause extreme pain at the base of the skull on the right side?

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 more

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Can a toothache cause pain in back of head like the base of your head close to the top of the neck?

Can a toothache cause pain in back of head like the base of your head close to the top of the neck?

Yes: Lower molar pain can radiate to the ear or the back of the head. Please see your dentist for treatment. More than likely you will need a root canal and crown to protect and save the tooth. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Pinched nerve: Yoiu ae describing the effect of pinching the greater occipital nerve at the base of yoiu skull. It is outside the skull and is common in whiplash settings. If it persists see yoiur doctor for a referral to a pain specialist or clinic. ...Read more

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What might cause my pain at the base of the skull?

What might cause my pain at the base of the skull?

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

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What can tingling on the top of the head mean?

What can tingling on the top of the head mean?

Several possible: Causes: electrolyte imbalance, rash, zoster, neuralgia. Would need more information and an in person exam to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on bottom right of skull. How do I get it checked out?

I have a hard lump on bottom right of skull. How do I get it checked out?

Eval: Hello. I would start with your family physician. He or she can determine if you need a referral or any studies. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Likely benign: Closed head injuries are very common. If you were not knocked unconscious, and had no subsequent severe headaches, dizziness, blurring or doubling of vision, or nausea and vomiting, it is extremely likely that there will be no lasting consequences. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Cancer unlikely: Lymph nodes in the neck may become palpable due many conditions in the head/face, including dandruff. Check the node every two weeks or so. If it more than doubles in size, becomes painful, or if other nodes become larger, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Swollen slightly tender bump on lower bottom left of skull but no trauma there. Aches overall, swollen glands, water retention & slight dizziness@2wks?

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

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Extreme onset of pain right bottom of skull help?

Many things: Get it looked at by neurologist. It could be occipital neuralgia or problems from the upper cervical vertebrae. Both of those conditions are relatively easy to treat. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 ?

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

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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. ?

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

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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.

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.

Pain in skull: Keep a close eye on this. If it gets worse, go to the ER stat. If it starts to resolve shortly take an analgesic a wait since minor problems are more common than serious ones. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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All of a sudden I have a swollen painful bump in the back of my skull that hurts very much to touch. Right side bottom of skull lined up behind my ear?

Bump: maybe a swollen lymph node or muscle strain. Warm compresses and ibuprofen will help but if it persists you should check it out with your doctor to make sure that there is no infection ...Read more

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I have a pain behind my right ear, not in my ear, but on the bone behind my ear (top of the neck and bottom of skull).What should I do?

I have a pain behind my right ear, not in my ear, but on the bone behind my ear (top of the neck and bottom of skull).What should I do?

Possible joint pain: Your description sounds as it may be temperomandibular joint pain tmjoint see a periodontist to diagnose it if so then there is very effective treatment to eliminate it. ...Read more

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