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I Have a dull pain in the back of my head on the left side, but I'm not sure what it is. And im worried.

I Have a dull pain in the back of my head on the left side, but I'm not sure what it is. And im worried.

Muscle spasms.: You may have spasms of the muscles on the left side of the neck where they attach to the skull. This can produce a headache as you describe. I would try some advil, (ibuprofen) moist heat and a massages. If it persists you should see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I have dull pain in the back of my head when I lay down, any ideas?

Why do I have dull pain in the back of my head when I lay down, any ideas?

Need to be examined: While muscular tightness and stress lead to headache, headaches that worsen when lying down need special attention. Please follow up with your doctor. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003024.htm. ...Read more

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I have been having this dull pain on the back of my head and on my neck There is also some pain around my jaw. And I have been sneezing?

I have been having this dull pain on the back of my head and on my neck There is also some pain around my jaw. And I have been sneezing?

Muscle strain: You probably pulled a muscle when you were sneezing. Use Motrin or Tylenol for pain and some warm and cold compresses on the area in question that hurts. It should go away in a few days. ...Read more

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For the past 2 days I have had an occasional dull pain in the lower back of my head. Could it be a problem from pet allergies, or should I worry?

Not from allergy: You could have sprained your neck. However if the problem gets worse or lasts more than a couple of weeks, you should see your doctor re. It. ...Read more

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Getting an intermittent dull pain in the back right side of my head. Is it just tension?

Getting an intermittent dull pain in the back right side of my head. Is it just tension?

Possibly: Possibly, but one would need to examine the back of the head, and neck structures to make a more accurate decision. ...Read more

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I have dull pain in the left back side of my head that goes away and comes again throught the day. The pain started last night. I am really scared t?

See below: It possible that it 's just a tension headache. But you should better check with your doctor, if it's repeating as you described. You can also try to take an advil (ibuprofen) in a mean time as recommended on the bottle. ...Read more

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I got a dull constant pain in the back center of my head. Also my vision is blurry?

I got a dull constant pain in the back center of my head. Also my vision is blurry?

Headache!: Headache and blurred vision could be caused by many things. You need to see an eye specialist. Could be un related, need for glasses or as bad as a brain tumor or aneurysm. ...Read more

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Localized right neck pain at the back base of the head. Sharp pain to dull pain in less than 24 hours. Headache in back Pain still there since June 20

Localized right neck pain at the back base of the head. Sharp pain to dull pain in less than 24 hours. Headache in back Pain still there since June 20

Some type of: Physical exam is vital to diagnosing muscle-skeletal problems. A Virtual Consult on Health Tap with accompanying audio-visual component may help since you can demonstrate what movements cause pain and whether there are other symptoms. Otherwise, you should see a doctor. Most family docs & primary care docs are experienced in diagnosing & treating such problems. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I am experiencing runny nose, headache (better by: rest) (quality: dull or aching sensation) (side: front) (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: during menstruation) (severity: moderate) (occurred: > 3 hours), back pain (side: lower), sore throat,

I am experiencing runny nose, headache (better by: rest) (quality: dull or aching sensation) (side: front) (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: during menstruation) (severity: moderate) (occurred: > 3 hours), back pain (side: lower), sore throat,

URI/pharyngitis: Your symptoms appear to be consistent with a "flu-like" viral infection of the upper respiratory tract, but may also be a bacterial throat infection. If regular "over the counter" remedies for congestion, headache (decongestants, aspirin or ibuprofen for headache) do not relieve the symptoms, see your healthcare provider for an exam, culture and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a dull pain in the back of the head, left side, it comes and goes intermittently, what could it be? Thanks.

I have a dull pain in the back of the head, left side, it comes and goes intermittently, what could it be? Thanks.

Tension?: You may have some spasming in the muscles on the left side of the neck where they attach to the skull. This can produce a headache as you describe. I would try some advil, (ibuprofen) moist heat and a massage. If it persists you should see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Top back of my head had like a dull pain why?

Top back of my head had like a dull pain why?

Head pain: If there has been no injury, such dull headache without other symptoms is nonspecific but not unusual. If it resolves with no treatment or a little Tylenol (acetaminophen) it most likely isn't anything serious. Muscle contraction ache is a common cause. If headache persists or worsens, see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have severe pain from the top of my neck up the back of my head. This is a dull pain when upright but When I bent over or strain/Cough it gets worse?

I have severe pain from the top of my neck up the back of my head. This is a dull pain when upright but When I bent over or strain/Cough it gets worse?

Occipital neuralgia?: Occipital neuralgia is a condition that can cause severe pain radiating from the upper neck to the occiput. The cause is not firmly established but appears to be due to compression of the occipital nerves. There are various treatments. ...Read more

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I have a now constant dull pain behind my right ear not like a headache. No pain in ear. Between the back of my ear and back of my head on my skull.?

Facial Pain: There are many reasons for your dull pain from trauma to headache to possible TMJ issues. You will need to go to the doctors to have a proper diagnosis to eliminate all possible issues. ...Read more

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Hi I have had dull pain on the left hand side at the back of my head it started as neck pain and it has been 2 days could it be a tension headache?

Hi I have had dull pain on the left hand side at the back of my head it started as neck pain and it has been 2 days could it be a tension headache?

Other possibilities: By and large tension headaches are defined as headaches which extend about the WHOLE headaches while other types of headaches such as migraines typically show up only on 1 side. Other possibilities such as cervical column osteoarthritis can radiate upward into the head at times. If you'd like to chat 1-1 about this please set up an appointment with me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause on going dizziness, dull pain in back of head an trouble with balance? My symptoms seem to change daily since been diagnosed!

Can anxiety cause on going dizziness, dull pain in back of head an trouble with balance? My symptoms seem to change daily since been diagnosed!

Yes, absolutely: Anxiety can definitely cause all the symptoms you mention. However, so can other conditions, so you should make sure you get a complete medical evaluation. In the meantime, you should also get help and support for your anxiety: counseling, stress reduction techniques, understanding the sources of stress in your life, and anti-anxiety medication can all help. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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Constant dull pain in back of head. Feel cloudy. Face and arm tingle. Doc says anxiety. Is he right. Head feels foggy. Is he right. No other symptoms?

Constant dull pain in back of head. Feel cloudy. Face and arm tingle. Doc says anxiety. Is he right. Head feels foggy. Is he right. No other symptoms?

Evaluation: Nothing beats a good history and physical to determine what is going on with a patient. Having not examined you and not knowing all the facts, we are in no position to second guess your Doc. That being said, there is nothing wrong with getting another opinion. So if you don't agree then see another doctor for his evaluation. In fact, we encourage that. Sometimes a fresh view finds new things. ...Read more

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Yesterday had a dull pain in back of head, between left ear and center of lower skull. Felt groggy/slow mo for couple hours. Still not 100%.?

Could be nothing...: ...but it also could be a symptom of somrthing to be concerned about. Exactly what is not apparent from your post - there are several possibilities - but you are justified in getting a medical opinion about it. See your doctor to rule out or rule in anything to worry about. Sooner rather than later. ...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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Sinus infection for a week. Zpack for 5 days+home self care. Classic sinus syptoms+plugged ringing ears&dull pain in back of head. Getting worse. Now what?

Sinus infection for a week. Zpack for 5 days+home self care. Classic sinus syptoms+plugged ringing ears&dull pain in back of head. Getting worse. Now what?

Sinusitis: Often, antibiotics are unnecessary in managing sinus infection. Treatment should be accompanied by nasal irrigation with saline (neti-pot), decongestants (pseudoephedrine or oxymetozaline nasal spray), possibly nasal steroids and pain control with nsaids. If these measures do not help, see an ENT doctor. Good luck. ...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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What causes upper back pain and very burning sensation that stretches along shoulders and back of my head? Could it be fibromyalgia? Could not bear hot

What causes upper back pain and very burning sensation that stretches along shoulders and back of my head? Could it be fibromyalgia? Could not bear hot

Probably not: Fibromyalgia affects both right and left sides of the body, above and below the waist. There are several things that might cause your symptoms-e.g.-trigger points (painful bands inside the muscle), facet joint arthritis of the lower neck or upper back (especially if you were in an accident with a whiplash injury), disc tears, and subluxation of the joints between the rib and vertebrae. ...Read more

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Woke up and my left pinkie hurts really bad and my right hand is numb and weak and weird feeling in the back of my head.? Smoker, a lot of back pain, use to do a lot of drugs

Woke up and my left pinkie hurts really bad and my right hand is numb and weak and weird feeling in the back of my head.? Smoker, a lot of back pain, use to do a lot of drugs

Not: Not sure how to relate all those symptoms but if you are having pain in your head with neurological symptoms you should see a doctor as soon as possible, if you haven't already. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I'm having back pain and head ache.?

Coincident: It could be just a coincident that you have pain in both places, they are independent of each other. Multiple reazons for having both pain and they should be investigated accordingly. ...Read more

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My boyfriend fell down the staircase he now has back pain and head ache?

Would recommend: Prompt medical evaluation due to the head pain. Don't know how many flights of stairs he fell down or if there was direct head trauma. But making conservative recommendation makes sense with the paucity of information. ...Read more

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Hi I'm Suffering from back pain for three days already which I think causes my head ache also. I'm not sure as to what caused the back pain but when?

Hi I'm Suffering from back pain for three days already which I think causes my head ache also. I'm not sure as to what caused the back pain but when?

Needs to be checked: Back pain can be caused by many causes. You can try some over the counter medicine like aleve or ibuprofen if you do not have allergies to these&can tolerate or take Tylenol.If it persists get it checked by your family doctor. The Doctor will take a detailed history as to the location of pain, severity&do an exam&if indicated tests like imaging xray/scan etc to find the cause and treat appropriately ...Read more

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Have back pain and body aches head ache?

Generic: Those are very generic symptoms, and you didn't specify how long they've been going on. This could range from the flu to anything else. ...Read more

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What a person should do to avoid constant body pain, back pain and head ache?

What a person should do to avoid constant body pain, back pain and head ache?

More info needed: A thorough history and physical exam and of key importance in any diagnostic process. How long have you had your symptoms, how old are you, do you have any chronic health problems, any hx of depression, enviromental, social family concerns, do you exercise frequently.....Healthy diet, regular exercise, and sleep will help...After a visit to your doctor! ...Read more

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I have lower back pain kind of moderate it comes and goes. Head ache come and goes. Slight temperature na

Stiff neck, fever...: The most concerning thing would be an infection. Fever, neck stiffness, night sweats are all worrisome signs that need immediate medical attention. Headaches that are one sided or accompanied by vision changes also need further work up. ...Read more

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I am having a cough for more than 3 weeks and a cold for almost 2 weeks, I am also having head ache, body pain, and upper back pain.

I am having a cough for more than 3 weeks and a cold for almost 2 weeks, I am also having head ache, body pain, and upper back pain.

Exam if continues: If the cough is getting less, and no fever, then wait for another ten days. Drink more water to try to loosen the secretions and make them easier to cough up. If not improving then, or new symptoms, then see your DR.
If you are a smoker, see your DR now. ...Read more

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Fever Head ache nausea eyes back pain?

Question?: You must be examined by a physician or nurse with these symptoms: cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more

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Head pressure back of head, neck and low back pain all on left side for week now. Temp around 97-98. Should I go ER or wait for primary care on mon?

Head pressure back of head, neck and low back pain all on left side for week now. Temp around 97-98. Should I go ER or wait for primary care on mon?

Pain head and neck: Sound musculosketal related to bad posture or strenuous activity. You can observe iif no weakness or numbness on half side of body or bladder dysfunctions. If masages help then most likely related to muscle pain. ...Read more

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Have neck & back pain, pinching pains in scalp. Was stretching after sitting in awkward position. & felt pressure in base of neck & felt it pulsate. Back of head too. Then dizzy when I stood. Ideas?

Have neck & back pain, pinching pains in scalp. Was stretching after sitting in awkward position. & felt pressure in base of neck & felt it pulsate. Back of head too. Then dizzy when I stood. Ideas?

Pulled muscle: The first thing to consider is a pulled muscle. You put some ice on the area that hurts when you have an acute injury and do repeated ice for the next couple of days but after 36 hours and you can use heat. If your symptoms don't improve you need to discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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I have back pain, head ache and brown discharge two weeks before period. Am I pregnant?

I have back pain, head ache and brown discharge two weeks before period. Am I pregnant?

The brown discharge: Is likely old blood. These symptoms would not be characteristic of pregnancy 2 weeks prior to menses. If you miss a period than take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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History - oesphoegal cancer (remission) now have persistant wet cough (6 months), severe back pain and recent lump developed on back of head.?

History - oesphoegal cancer (remission) now have persistant wet cough (6 months), severe back pain and recent lump developed on back of head.?

With this history: One should first rule out that there is not any recurrent carcinoma in terms of a spread or metastasis that could be related to either or both symptoms. You need to see the oncologist or your doctor now.. ...Read more

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Can staring at a computer cause tension in the back of head (occiput)? I have tension in back of head and dizziness. Normal CT. Massage not effective

Can staring at a computer cause tension in the back of head (occiput)? I have tension in back of head and dizziness. Normal CT. Massage not effective

Occipital neuralgia: The greater and lesser occipital nerves live in the back of the head on both sides. The lesser nerve runs towards your ear and the greater nerve runs to top of back of your head. These occipital nerves can be aggravated without any trauma. Tilting head back can cause dizziness if these nerves are aggravated. 7 days or oral steroid or 5 days of Toradol may knock out this irritation to these nerves. ...Read more

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Hiya I have a yellow discharge from Down below I am 36 weeks pregnant got back pain and head ache? Help

Hiya I have a yellow discharge from Down below I am 36 weeks pregnant got back pain and head ache? Help

Call your OB: You need to call your obstetrician to be evaluated today. It may be nothing, or you could have an infection and be going into premature labor. The only way to tell is for them to see you. ...Read more