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Doctor insights on: Dull Pain In Head

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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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Burning tingling sensation in face, dizziness sharp stabbing pain in head neck pain stabbing pain in ear cold sensations all on right side of head?

Burning tingling sensation in face, dizziness sharp stabbing pain in head neck pain stabbing pain in ear cold sensations all on right side of head?

Can B due 2 facial-: -nerve in origin. It just appears in some people 4no reason. It an inflammation of the nerve, & best 2 C an ENT. 2 B sure there is no treatable process. If none, meds like Lyrica (pregabalin) & Neurontin can B of help, also Cymbalta is often tried. All have an effect on pain pathways. Goes by name of Trigeminal Neuralgia. ...Read more

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Sharp tight pain in back of head?

Sharp tight pain in back of head?

Neuralgia: Most often this type of pain which is usually sharp and shooting is neuralgia which is an irritability/mild inflammation of a superficial nerve in the scalp and doesn't originate within the brain. It is more of a nuisance and is not serious. It usually resolves on its own. See your physician if you have persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Throbbing sharp pain in left stomach?

Throbbing sharp pain in left stomach?

More info: Need better history please. Did you have trauma? When was last bowel movement? Etc. need more history to help you please ...Read more

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Sharp pain up back of head ear some facial pain too, neck pain dull sharp pain back of head when lying down certian ways?

Sharp pain up back of head ear some facial pain too, neck pain dull sharp pain back of head when lying down certian ways?

Headache: Sounds like tension headaches. Find comfortable head positions. Try memory foam contour pillow to sleep on at night, light massage, warm applications, Ibuprofen or naproxen. If no relief, see doc. ...Read more

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Pain in legs in waves. fever. dull ache in lower back. abdominal pain mainly to right. sometimes dull then occasional sharp pain. I have also vomited ?

Pain in legs in waves. fever. dull ache in lower back. abdominal pain mainly to right. sometimes dull then occasional sharp pain. I have also vomited ?

See a doctor: It is impossible to give specific advice without doing a complete history and exam and appropriate tests. See a doctor. The internet will not be able to provide an answer. ...Read more

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I have pain in left pelvis pain in spleen left side and headache left temple?

See your doctor: While these two symptoms are likely unrelated, if the pain in either spot is constant, increasing or unrelieved with simple over-the-counter pain medications, then you should see your physician. If you are female, a gynecologist can address the pelvic pain (spleen in in the upper left part of the abdomen), and can refer you to someone for your headaches. ...Read more

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Sharp throbbing pain in my testicles, sharp pain here and there but constant dull pain ?

Sharp throbbing pain in my testicles, sharp pain here and there but constant dull pain ?

Doctor to evaluate: Pain, tenderness, or soreness in a testicle should always be examined by a doctor. The reason is that a guy's testicle can die if the testicle twists, thus twisting off the blood supply (called torsion). Other causes of testicle pain include doing sports without a jock strap, getting kicked in the groin, having a testicle infection, etc... Sometimes, an ultrasound scan is done to look for torsion. ...Read more

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Can a herina in rt side groin cause pain in lower rt abdomen? Twinges of pain and constant dull ache?

Can a herina in rt side groin cause pain in lower rt abdomen? Twinges of pain and constant dull ache?

Maybe: Usually, pain or discomfort from a groin hernia is in the groin. I have seen many patients with and without hernias however that have pain in the right lower abdomen. Best way to find out is to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Been having dull pain back right side neck near skull. Now causes pain in ear...?

Been having dull pain back right side neck near skull.   Now causes pain in ear...?

See doctor: you should see an ENT (ear nose throat) specialist to be sure there is nothing seriously wrong. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Dull pain in lower right side lower back ache right leg ache white vagina with itching frequent nausea.

Dull pain in lower right side lower back ache  right leg ache white vagina with itching frequent nausea.

Pain/itching: Get examined. These symptoms are not related. You may have a vaginal yeast infection which can be treated with over the counter medications such as Monistat or Gyne-Lotrimin. The back pain certainly requires further examination and testing. ...Read more

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I have shooting pain in left elbow. Terrible random pain. Also shooting pain and dull ache in left shoulder blade? Worried about heart.

See answer: At your age, a myocardial infarction would be unlikely. I see you have anxiety and panic attacks, that would be the more likely cause of your pains. However, if you are concerned, you should see a doctor for full evaluation. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain both sides above pelvis below ribs. Pain in legs head pain weight loss?

Need evaluation: Without more details it's impossible to even speculate what might be going on. I strongly urge you to see your physician soon for complete evaluation. Sorry I can't be of more help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sharp intermittent pain in the left groin?

Resting , exercise ?: Does the pain happen after exercise, does happen sitting in a certain position?Is ther a firm lump in tngroin, check it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Stiff neck back left side, sharp pain in that area when swallowing. No throat pain just sharp stabs in neck. Head feels heavy when tilt head back?

Get examined: Without being able to see you there is not any way to know what is going on. This cannot be done over the internet. See somebody face to face. ...Read more