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Have dull ache in back of head near base of neck, feel a bit of pressure there too,hyperventilating, idea ?

Have dull ache in back of head near base of neck, feel a bit of pressure there too,hyperventilating, idea ?

How is your stress?: If stress is a factor this could be the cause of all of this especially if you are hyperventilating. The headache, the pain in the base of the neck and the pressure sounds like a stress reaction. Examine your health history and take stock of yourself. Too much caffeine? See your doc and get better answers. ...Read more

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Grinding teeth (anxious) & had to cough , when I did , felt dull ache in back of head . How could I relieve the ache? Massage ?

Grinding teeth (anxious)  & had to cough , when I did , felt dull ache in back of head . How could I relieve the ache? Massage ?

Teeth grinding: Grinding can wear teeth flat, fracture them, damage the bone that supports the teeth, and damage jaw joints. Talk to you Dentist about occlusal orthotic, heat, relaxation exercises, evaluation of your occlusion. muscle relaxants, massage therapy, and referral to a therapist for your anxiety. ...Read more

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Dull ache in back of head after belching then slight pressure .Have URI & my ears are aching, have cough, slight high bp. What's the dull ache about?

Dull ache in back of head after belching then slight pressure .Have URI & my ears are aching, have cough, slight high bp. What's the dull ache about?

Sinus infection like: You have sinuses behind your ears. Your ear nose and throat are all connected. If your symptoms persist for longer than a week, you made need antibiotics and flonase. ...Read more

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I keep getting dull ache at back of head, what could be causing it?

I keep getting dull ache at back of head, what could be causing it?

A range of things: If it doesn‘t go away after a few days, you should see your doctor to help figure out what it could be. ...Read more

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My 45 yr husband is waking up at least once a week in middle of night w/headaches that are dull-ache towards back of head. Cause for alarm?

Cephalgia: What you describe are most likely tension headaches that are due to muscle contraction, but if the headaches worsen in either intensity or frequency then i would recommend you seek medical attention very quickly. You should talk over your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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Earlier I had a dull ache in the back of head. Pressed hand on it and had intense pain in top left side of head as a result. Very strange?

Earlier I had a dull ache in the back of head. Pressed hand on it and had intense pain in top left side of head as a result. Very strange?

Referred pain: This may be an example of referred pain. Pain from your cervical spine is often referred to the top of your head or to the temples. Use some heat on it . See a doctor is it bothers you and doesn't go away within the week. ...Read more

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Having dull ache in back of my head, , feel liquid cool sensation too, foggy mind , hard to focus , nervous ? When I walk , feel off balance

Having dull ache in back of my head, , feel liquid cool sensation too, foggy mind , hard to focus , nervous ? When I walk , feel off balance

Fibromyalgia ? : 24 year old female has "off balance, headache, nervousness & foggy mind". A Neurology evaluation is in order. If nothing specific found then see a Rheumatologist for consideration of Fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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History of migraines. MRI in January clear. two weeks have had headache on and off. Dull aching back of head/neck. Tight muscles in shoulder. What2do?

History of migraines. MRI in January clear. two weeks have had headache on and off. Dull aching back of head/neck. Tight muscles in shoulder. What2do?

Help your neck: Chicken or egg it doesn't matter. Find ways to get your neck muscles to relax and your condition will improve. A loving MASSAGE from a loving partner might be a start. Warm moist soaks on the neck could help. Get really angry and scream and shout, herbs, meds, acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, good sex, there are many options but remember prevention is best. All the best. ...Read more

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Child with headache for 3 days. Persistent dull ache with occasional severe pain localized back of head?

Child with headache for 3 days. Persistent dull ache with occasional severe pain localized back of head?

Headache: in such age should be respected, please get your child evaluated soon by your pediatrician or in ER, good luck ...Read more

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How can I best cure head ache in back of head?

How can I best cure head ache in back of head?

Warm compresses: Try warm compresses at the back of the neck for 10-12 minutes about 3 times daily. You can try tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil with or without tea. If it is a dull head pain in the back of the head, you probably have a tension type headache. If the nature of the pain is different, or if you have any associated symptoms, it might be a different kind of headache. Consult your pcp. ...Read more

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Hi , my pelvis has been aching after I pee & sometimes thought the day. Also I have eye issue & have little ache in back of head. Any idea?

Hi , my pelvis has been aching after I pee & sometimes thought the day. Also I have eye issue & have little ache in back of head. Any idea?

Different problems: Pain with urination can indicate a bladder infection. This is not likely to be related to your eye issue or headache. Consider seeing a primary care doctor in a healthtap virtual visit or a primary care doctor in person to sort through these symptoms. ...Read more

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Does a sinus issue cause the back of head and neck to ache?

Does a sinus issue cause the back of head and neck to ache?

No: Acute and chronic sinusitis can cause pressure/pain in the face and over or between the eyes. But usually sinusitis doesn't cause occipital headaches or pain in the neck. ...Read more

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My 2yr old slipped back and bumped back of his head yesterday. He got a minor cut & bump. He's his usual self but back of head still sore. Concerns?

My 2yr old slipped back and bumped back of his head yesterday. He got a minor cut & bump. He's his usual self but back of head still sore. Concerns?

Sounds normal: Just monitor the cut for signs of infection. This happens a lot in toddlers.If it did not knock him out or cause any other symptoms, he just learned a lesson about balance. ...Read more