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Dull Pain In Top Of Head
Neck/cranial problem: This is not uncommon in people with neck vertebra &/or cranial bone dysfunction. A good osteopathic hands-on exam & history may help discern the cause. Osteopathic manipulation can often fix such problems and relieve the recurring headache. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have a dull pain in top of my head and when I shake my head it hurts worst could it be a brain tumor no sickness or numbness just that pain?
Periodic dull pain on top right side of head. Pressing it makes it sore. Right eye pain. CT scan with & w/o contrast, Normal. Unrup Aneurysm? Scared
Probably tension: There are many causes of headaches. Yours sound like a tension headache, often caused by clenched muscles, or spasms, since it is sore to the touch. This may be due to constant hunching over a computer with tightening of the neck muscles. It may also be a variation of a migraine. However, there are many causes for headaches. The symptoms are not consistent with an aneurysm. ...Read more
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
I hit the top of my head last night. Today I have a slight headache and a dull pain where I hit it. It hurts when I touch it. Should I be concerned?
Watch for symptoms.:
Slight headache and pain is common after an injury like this. However I would prefer you and somebody close to you watch for the following signs for first 24 hours after injury:-
Persistent headache, vomiting, drowsiness or altered state of consciousness, weakness of arms or legs, and blurriness of vision.
If theses symptoms do not appear in 24 hrs. You should be safe. ...Read more
Causes of pain one top of head on one side? Dull pain, daily intermittent When I press the area it is sore. Could this be something serious?
Muslce: This is likely a muscle tension headache. We have muscles that cross all over our skull and for a lot of people, these can become tense and sore, causing pain that is palpable and even headaches for some. I might suggest trying some ibuprofen 600-800mg every 6hours as needed or naproxen 500mg every 12 hours as needed which may help with any inflammation and pain. A heating pad may also help. ...Read more
I hv been experieincing a tingling/prickling sensation at top of my head (just at the roots of hair). At times, like a dull pain. What could this be?
See dermatologist: There are several possible reasons for this. This could be due to skin causes such as dry skin, an infection of the scalp, vitamin b deficiency especially b12, or abnormal thyroid function. Occasionally, scalp tenderness and tingling are seen in patients who have chronic headaches such as migraine. The treatment is different for each cause. Check with your gp or dermatologist first. ...Read more
Spot on top head started aching out of nowhere. Lasted 3 secs & made me say ouch. Head sore today. Can icepick ha be dull feeling too? I'm 18 & scared
Headache: Just one of those days I guess. At this age I won't worry for 3sec symptom ...Read more
Been having dull pain right side of base of skull, shoots to the right side of the top of my head and right side behind my eye.?
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?
Left neck felt sharp pain. Now dull pain and left arm burns n back n top of head hurts. What could cause this?
Probably soft tissue: Assuming you have previously been healthy the source of pain is probably soft tissue irritation (ligament or muscle) causing muscle spasm in the neck. This can cause "referred pain" to your head and arm. A less likely cause would be a disc injury causing irritation or pressure on a nerve to your arm. The symptoms should go away soon, but if not please see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sharp pain like a line going from the top of my head on the right, to my eye, down the side of my nose. Had the head pain first, mild dull pain?
Migraine: The character of pain described, may suggest migraine or ohter type of tension headache. The former is oftern accompanied by an "aura", a feeling that you are about to get headache, accompanied at times with nausea and photophobia. OTC NSAIDS oftern help, but consult with a PMD for an initial workup is warranted to rule out other medical condition. Good luck! ...Read more
No way to know: What this is without an actual consult, which you can have at HealthTap Concierge via video. However, many face pains in people your age are minor infections, such as a pimple emerging or a gland around the eye or an early sinus infection. No harm in treating with warm compress every hour or so to see if it goes away. If it gets worse, of course, get help. ...Read more
I have a random dull pain in my mouth. I believe coming from the top back on the left side. Doesn't hurt when I press on it or anything. Not sure if wisdom tooth or could be something else?
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?
Possibly: Possibly, but one would need to examine the back of the head, and neck structures to make a more accurate decision. ...Read more
Many options: It could be an infection, could be a TMJ problem, muscle pain, etc. The best bet would be to see what causes the pain and then see the appropriate professional. If it hurts when you chew, you might see your dentist. If it is something else you might wish to see your internest. ...Read more
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