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Could an internal clicking in my head be connected to a tumor?

Could an internal clicking in my head be connected to a tumor?

Unlikely: Please see your md for a physical to be sure but such a complaint is rarely related to brain tumors. ...Read more

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I often hear a pulsating/swishing sound in the back of my head (has happened for over a year). Could this indicate an aneurism or other serious issue?

I often hear a pulsating/swishing sound in the back of my head (has happened for over a year). Could this indicate an aneurism or other serious issue?

Unlikely to be: anything more than wax build up in your ears but certainly if it worries you I would suggest you make an appointment with a health care provider to give you a thorough evaluation. He/She will want to know more about your family history and will want to examine you. Unlikely you will need testing if a thorough examination is made. ...Read more

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Would a 11mm node in the jugular region make my neck have a lot of discomfort with ear pain ringing? Could it be pressing on something?

Would a 11mm node in the jugular region make my neck have a lot of discomfort with ear pain ringing? Could it be pressing on something?

Pinched Nerve: The node you are discussing could be pinching on a nerve that travels into the ear region resulting in the ringing. If you are sick, once you are better the node will decrease in size and help this issue. However, if it does not, you may want to be evaluated further by a ENT doctor. ...Read more

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There is something that pops in and out in my neck when turning/bending head to left after suffering a neck injury. Possibilities?

There is something that pops in and out in my neck when turning/bending head to left after suffering a neck injury. Possibilities?

Depends What U Mean: You might be saying you feel your bones grinding and that can be arthritis that you just noticed while paying more attention after an injury. If you mean a lump that comes and goes, there are many possibilities that should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Could an aneurysm be caused my trauma to the chest?

Could an aneurysm be caused my trauma to the chest?

Yes: Severe, blunt force trauma, most often from a motor vehicle collision, can cause a traumatic disruption of the aorta that usually looks like a contained rupture or pseudoaneurysm of the aorta. This can only be diagnosed with imaging studies after consultation with a doctor. ...Read more

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My child has been referred to a neurosurgeon due to a narrow carotid artery in the neck. Why is that?

My child has been referred to a neurosurgeon due to a narrow carotid artery in the neck. Why is that?

Carotid artery: The carotid artery is one of the main suppliers of blood to the brain and narrowing within this vessel is a major cause of stroke in the us. Narrowing is often found in older adults and a result of atherosclerosis, but in children the cause is commonly fibromuscular dysplasia. Treatment depends on whether your child has had stroke-like symptoms. Vascular surgeons and neurosurgeons can treat fmd. ...Read more

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I have a damaged vocal cord due to Thyroidectomy, lately i noticed an internal lump above collar bone left to the neck, could it be related?

Perhaps, if: your thyroidictomy was performed for cancer, it could be recurrence in lymph node. Otherwise, lump is probably not directly related to nerve damage. Ask your surgeon for further advice. ...Read more

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Pain in right eye when looking up or to the left. Could this be brain aneurysm or something serious?

Pain in right eye when looking up or to the left. Could this be brain aneurysm or something serious?

I can't figure: why you're posting on HealthTap instead of getting yourself to a doctor pronto if you're worried about something as scary as a cerebral aneurysm. Pain in 1 eye ONLY on elevation or nasal deviation ONLY sounds like an eye, not a brain, problem. See an ophthalmologist & have a formal extraocular movement evaluation. May not be dangerous but could turn out to be chronic & debilitating if not treated. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my forearm that is diagnosed as an aneurysm of the left basilic vein. The doctor can perform an aneurysmectomy or leave it. Thoughts?

I have a lump in my forearm that is diagnosed as an aneurysm of the left basilic vein. The doctor can perform an aneurysmectomy or leave it. Thoughts?

Vein: This bulging of the basilic vein should be evaluated by a vascular surgeon and I would abide by his/her advice. There is a good chance that no surgery will be needed but periodic follow-up can be done if the aneurysm is not symptomatic. ...Read more

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Hit in jaw with an object. What could I do for the pain?

Hit in jaw with an object. What could I do for the pain?

OTC and DDS: Take some over the counter pain medication that you would normally take for a headache (advil, motrin, aleve, (naproxen) etc), apply cold compress on and off every 15 minutes for the first day only! make sure that you see a dentist to rule out any damage to your teeth, gums, bone, etc. ...Read more

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Could a cyst in the cavity near my ear above the jaw bone be caused by chronic nasal infections, and could that be causing me headaches and fainting?

Could a cyst in the cavity near my ear above the jaw bone be caused by chronic nasal infections, and could that be causing me headaches and fainting?

NO: Not sure of the cause of the fainting but not a cyst. It is not the cause of chronic nasal infections. It may cause headaches but not your fainting. YOu need to be seen by your doctor for futher eval. ...Read more

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I got into an accident and it caused a mild whiplash which has lead to some spasming in my neck. but also have neck grinding noise. what is that?

I got into an accident and it caused a mild whiplash which has lead to some spasming in my neck. but also have neck grinding noise. what is that?

If there is some de-: -generation present or even ligament injury, there is noise made with motion. And you hear this because sound is transmitted through a solid ( bone) even better than a liquid, both of which are much better than air. When i listen with a stethoscope, i am not able 2 hear the noises people hear when moving their neck. ...Read more

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I have a double ear infection. What causes the neck by the eutacian tubes to be swollen?

I have a double ear infection.  What causes the neck by the eutacian tubes to be swollen?

Swollen lymph nodes: When infections drain they drain to the closest lymph system which takes debris and bacteria out of the system . The neck has the closest lymph nodes to the ears. ...Read more

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1 week after osteopath manipulated neck I have headaches and dizziness. Could this be my IIH or an artery dissection in neck?? GP says not to worry.

1 week after osteopath manipulated neck I have headaches and dizziness. Could this be my IIH or an artery dissection in neck?? GP says not to worry.

Headache post manip: The short answer is yes, but its unlikely. Talk to the osteopath. Manipulation can also cause some of the head and neck muscles to spasm which can cause traction headaches. This is the far more likely cause of your headaches. If the headache subsides by putting heat on your neck and lying down, its not something drastic. ...Read more

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Can you have a TMD issue without the joint hurting? When rotating the neck and feeling an ear itch be caused by TMD issue?

Can you have a TMD issue without the joint hurting?  When rotating the neck and feeling an ear itch be caused by TMD issue?

Not uncommon: In many cases patients report no pain but still have problems moving or opening their jaws (close lock). You may experience TMD condition initially and then develop comorbidities like neck ear symptoms. ...Read more

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Could an internal clicking in my head be connected to a tumor?

Unlikely: Please see your md for a physical to be sure but such a complaint is rarely related to brain tumors. ...Read more

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While in the shower, i felt a simultaneous sensation within the right side of my head and my inner left leg. The feeling still lingers. Mini stroke?

Quite possible TIA: Although you are very young for it, you should be seen in the er asap. Whatever you have had is stroke-like and if not going away demands immediate attention. Best wishes. ...Read more

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It's like an internal clicking I hear when I walk inside the top of my head almost like someone is tapping a coin against my skull, what is it?

It's like an internal clicking I hear when I walk inside the top of my head almost like someone is tapping a coin against my skull, what is it?

Tapping noise: skull: Your body is mostly liquid, and as you may know from swimming with your head under water, sounds in water are transmitted loudly. The noise you describe is probably from a joint in your shoulder or hip which may be "heard" while walking. It probably is not serious, but if it continues, see an orthopedic doctor or an internist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Feels like a needle on the inner side of right eye. After a long day of work (@ computer) i get a small stroke on the spot. It's been years w/ this.

Feels like a needle on the inner side of right eye. After a long day of work (@ computer) i get a small stroke on the spot. It's been years w/ this.

Computer eye prob: Many computer screens emit radiation that exacerbates dry eye. Reading anything, including a computer screen, one does not blink as frequently - also causing dryness. Once the eye is dry, the radiation from the screen can make a mild burn. Artificial tears taken a few times throughout the day help a great deal. See your eye md for confirmation. Radiation shields fit over the screen. They help. ...Read more

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I read that menier caused by an excess of fluid in the inner ear. I can make sound in my ear, feels like fluid/water with 'click' or 'crack' sound. ?

I read that menier caused by an excess of fluid in the inner ear. I can make sound in my ear, feels like fluid/water with 'click' or 'crack' sound. ?

TMD?: Have an evaluation for temporal mandibular joint dysfunction by your dentist. Tmd has symptoms similar to the ones you presented. Ménière's disease often has a hearing and balance component which you did not mention. ...Read more

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I have ETD. I am a runner. When I run lately I hear a clicking sound in my inner ear which stops if I walk. Is it harmful to keep running?

I have ETD. I am a runner. When I run lately I hear a clicking sound in my inner ear which stops if I walk. Is it harmful to keep running?

ETD in runners: Your ENT specialist would be in a better position to answer this question knowing your medical history and having discussed treatment options. For a chronic condition like ETD, a regular activity like jogging shouldn't be too risky while a bit annoying. I would make sure you give yourself regular breaks to make sure your condition keeps returning to normal, while you seek additional advice. ...Read more

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I feel clicking in the top of my head when i sit still. What could this be?

I feel clicking in the top of my head when i sit still. What could this be?

Pulsatile tinnitus: A number of health problems can cause the tinnitus. In many cases, an exact cause is never found. Rec.: see your PCP or ENT for further investigation and treatment if needed. ...Read more