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What can cause shooting dull pain on top of head?

What can cause shooting dull pain on 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 more

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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

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

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Dull pushing pain on top right side of head every few minutes, now sore to touch?

Pain: You may have an abrasion or irritation of the scalp. You could also have a minor infection like a cellulitis. If it persists let a doctor have a look at it ...Read more

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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 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?

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

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Dull pain and pressure on left side of top of head and somtimes temple. How do I treat this?

See Dr.: Tough to give advice over the computer without examining you. See a dr. As it could be a simple headache to a more serious condition like temporal arteritis. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.?

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.?

Pain: Hard to tell from your description but it sounds like a neck or cervical neuralgia or muscle spasm but if its persistent you should get it looked at. You can try warm compresses and ibuprofen as well. ...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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Left neck felt sharp pain. Now dull pain and left arm burns n back n top of head hurts. What could cause this?

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 more

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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?

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

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Dull pain under eye outer eye corhner, top of cheek just started today. Comes and goes?

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

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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?

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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Dull pain side of head comes and goes?

Head ache: Not sure what this could be without a good exam and evaluation. If this continues, get checked by a health care provider, 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'm having sharp/dull pain on & off today on my left side of my head/temple. What could this be?

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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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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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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Shooting dull pain (3 of 10) in head and (sometimes) in chest (2 of 10) at the same time; however, it's intermittent?

Pain head and chest: There is considerable number of potential causes of pain in the head and chest that, it is important to find if there other symptoms like fever, and weather it is a long term or new onset pain, trauma, cough or shortness of breath, pounding heart, pain that is related to breathing or difficulty in moving the neck
I suggest medical review to work to find the cause if this intermittent ...Read more

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Pain on my lower, right bottom part of my head. Nothing awful just a dull pain. I have a cold right now. Any relation maybe?

Yes: Headaches are common during illnesses such as colds. You can use a pain reliever for help. If you are not getting over it in 7-10 days, then you should be seen by the doctor. ...Read more

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I have a dull pain for 2 weeks now on the bottom right side of my head. Like a stiffness or dull pain. No other symptoms. Should I see a DR?

I have a dull pain for 2 weeks now on the bottom right side of my head. Like a stiffness or dull pain. No other symptoms. Should I see a DR?

See your physician: There are many types of headaches and many reasons for each type. You should see your primary care physician first who can refer you to a neurologist. It would be helpful for you to keep a "headache calendar" by noting down the frequency, duration, location, and intensity of your headaches, along with associated symptoms. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/headache. Html ...Read more

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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 had a sudden shock-like feeling on the posterior side of my head while doing pec-fly exercise in gym. And have a dull pain since then. Is it serious?

I had a sudden shock-like feeling on the posterior side of my head while doing pec-fly exercise in gym. And have a dull pain since then. Is it serious?

Doubtful: This sounds like a sprained muscle/tendon, and should improve with time and ice andanti-inflammatories and avoidance of aggravating activities. If symptoms do not improve with time, then see a physician to evaluate for possible less common causes such as a disc herniation. ...Read more

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I have this dull pain I can feel it from my right nostal to behand my eye and head?

I have this dull pain I can feel it from my right nostal to behand my eye and head?

Sounds like: A MAXILLARY SINUSITIS.


You need a decongestant and Nasal Spray both OTC and ask your pharmacist for a suggestion (They are all pretty much the same)
If symptoms persist a consultation with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) is indicated!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can benign lesions on penile head cause jabbing or dull pain sensation?

Unlikely: This is not a guarantee that this is not the cause. Most of these are not painful or sensitive. To be completely sure the man involved should be seen by your doctor to identify the problem and guide therapy if any is needed. The doctor should also identify the lump under the foreskin. ...Read more

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Dull pain that starts from fore head coming down skull on right side of head?

Question?: You've made a statement but simply put a question mark afterward. Your limited information doesn't remind me of anything more than a dull pain over a small area of the head. Could be a tension type of headache but we'd need much more information. If you'd like to write me more details...be happy to listen or set up an appointment for you: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR to make appt ...Read more