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

I Have a dull pain in the back of my head on the left side, but Im 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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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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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%. ?

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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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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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