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Could use your help docs! a friend told me that she feels a pulse just above her temples, is that normal cuz i don't feel that and she said she has no pain?

Could use your help docs! a friend told me that she feels a pulse just above her temples, is that normal cuz i don't feel that and she said she has no pain?

Temporal artery: There is a small artery in that location, so gentle pressure can often find the pulse there. If any pain in that vicinity (with or without touching) can indicate medical issue and need evaluation by Dr. ...Read more

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What could be causing this weird pulsing pain in my left temple?

What could be causing this weird pulsing pain in my left temple?

Lots of things: It could be anything from arthritis to nothing. Your doctor will be able to at least start you on the right path. ...Read more

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I can feel my pulse by temple irregularly as i try sleep?

I can feel my pulse by temple irregularly as i try sleep?

?irregular pulse: Your physician should examine you if the pulsation is strong as high blood pressure could cause this. Also if the pulsation is truly irregular then your heart rhythm has to be evaluated at the same time. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be able to feel a strong pulse in left temple but a much weaker pulse in the right temple?

Is it normal to be able to feel a strong pulse in left temple but a much weaker pulse in the right temple?

Not likely: No that would not be considered normal. Whether that is significant is another question. Is the stronger pulse temple area tender, or associated with headache? Do you have any other symptoms like dizziness, or visual or movement problems? If so, then do get checked by a clinician. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I feel pulse in my righ temple. i feel like the right side of my head is going numb, should i be concern about it?

I feel pulse in my righ temple. i feel like the right side of my head is going numb, should i be concern about it?

Probably not: Probably not. But if it persists or gets worse, then get it checked out. Especially if you have change in vision or facial weakness then get checked immediately. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a healthy person to feel (with their fingers) a fairly strong pulse in their temple?

Is it normal for a healthy person to feel (with their fingers) a fairly strong pulse in their temple?

Yes: There is a temporal artery and it would not be unusual for you to feel that. If there is pain or tenderness over the temple area or if you are having headaches then see a doctor, otherwise don't worry. If you have not had your blood pressure checked recently have that done just to make sure that it is normal. ...Read more

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Sometimes without doing anything I feel a strong pulse on the right side of my right temple and sometimes when it does it i get very tired.

Sometimes without doing anything I feel a strong pulse on the right side of my right temple and sometimes when it does it i get very tired.

Temporal pulse: The location you describe is where your temporal artery lives. If you probe it gently and carefully, you'll find that that pulse is ALWAYS there. If you're feeling occ. forceful beats, you may be feeling palpatiations (as we all have). Avoidance of nicotine, caffeine, decongestants, alcohol, getting plenty of rest and reducing stress as much as possible - all will help. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing some pulsing in my temple that comes and goes, what could be causing this.? It's been a week now and i wish knew the cause.

I've been experiencing some pulsing in my temple that comes and goes, what could be causing this.? It's been a week now and i wish knew the cause.

See a doc: If one has new or persisting throbbing of the temples it is something that woudl be worthwhile to have some medical advice and evaliation on - could be heart racing, elevated blood pressure, stress/tension, medication effects, too much caffeine, or other things. While some of these might not be serious - others could. See a doc, good treatment comes from good examination and assessment. ...Read more

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Pressure in head over a month, a big pulse in my head now can feel pulse in my left temple.Should I move my neuro ap forward from next week? (Ms test)

Pressure in head over a month, a big pulse in my head now can feel pulse in my left temple.Should I move my neuro ap forward from next week? (Ms test)

Hard to say: Timing of appointment should be based on duration and severity of symptoms. More severe, and shorter duration, sooner the appointment. Your call. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a dull pain in my left temple that throbs in time to my pulse. I feel a sense of pressure there as well. What should I do?

I have a dull pain in my left temple that throbs in time to my pulse. I feel a sense of pressure there as well. What should I do?

Evaluation: The differential diagnosis is migraine, cluster headache, and temporal arteritis. You need a complete evaluation to distinguish which is the cause. The treatments are different. ...Read more

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Severe left temple headache that pulses. 4 a week. Pain only on left, whole head. High bp/pulse. Nothing helps. Possibilities? Not a diagnosis. Thanks

C/w Migraine HA: Check answer: https://www.Healthtap.Com/#user_questions/823704. If migraine ha, compression (low in neck over common carotid artery) to reduce flow, on painful side, to dilated arteries in meninges may quickly reduce pain. If held for up to a minute & careful to minimize head movements next ~5 min, may sometimes dramatically reduce current episode of pain. Focus on patterns/feelings triggering. ...Read more

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I have a really bad headache in my temples like i can feel a pulse, my hole body feels really tight and i get really really dizy and i feel kinda slow?

I have a really bad headache in my temples like i can feel a pulse, my hole body feels really tight and i get really really dizy and i feel kinda slow?

Possible migraine: Migraine headaches commonly occur in the temple, usually only one side, but sometimes will begin on one side and spread to the other temple. Migraine headaches are vascular in nature, and the pain is often described as pulsating. A migraine can affect your entire body. For more information see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel a stronger pulse at your right temple? (Note: I can only feel the pulse with my finger, so it doesn't feel like a palpitation)

Is it normal to feel a stronger pulse at your right temple? (Note: I can only feel the pulse with my finger, so it doesn't feel like a palpitation)

Strength depending on anatomy: Pulses will vary on the anatomy of the vessel involved. This would mean dependency on the size of the vessel and the course of the vessel through its length. A discrepancy in pulse strength does not necessarily mean a problem. I would ask, why you were feeling your temple pulses in the first place? If you are concerned you should have your Doctor examine you. I suspect you are just fine. ...Read more

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I have been getting sinus pain and strong pulse in temples could this be a sinus infection or something else?

I have been getting sinus pain and strong pulse in temples could this be a sinus infection or something else?

Possible infection: Sinus infections can cause sinus pain and headaches. The sensation that you describe of a "pulse in the temples" may be a sign of a headache. I would like to know if you have fever, how long the symptoms have been going on, if there is discolored mucus, if you have been suffering from allergies, if there is a bad taste or smell in your mouth, etc. I think you should be checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Subtle headache in left temple. Pretty constant. Sometimes glares worse. And i can feel my pulse in my temple and forehead. Is it stress?

Subtle headache in left temple. Pretty constant. Sometimes glares worse. And i can feel my pulse in my temple and forehead. Is it stress?

Probably stress: If you're taking advil, (ibuprofen) and Ibuprofen without relief of your headache, you need to see your doctor for further workup. You state that you've had a ct scan done but it doesn't say the results. It's normal to feel your pulse in your temple. However if you're feeling a pounding pulse, this requires medical attention. You may benefit from seeing an osteopathic physician, who specializes in cranial osteopathy. This may help balance some of your findings in your forehead temple and what may be going on in your neck. ...Read more

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I've been having a pulse like sensation on my left temple for days now no pain, normal blood pressure. What could it be? I also have severe anxiety.

I've been having a pulse like sensation on my left temple for days now no pain, normal blood pressure. What could it be? I also have severe anxiety.

Pulsation: If you press on that artery - called the superior temporal artery - does the sensation/pulsation go away? If so you can report this to your doctor ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel pulse on one temple stronger than the other? Also have numbness on that side of face/forehead. Ct normal. 20yrs old.

Is it normal to feel pulse on one temple stronger than the other? Also have numbness on that side of face/forehead. Ct normal. 20yrs old.

Relax: At 20 years old you are starting to notice bodily functions you have ignored in the past. Also you have probably forgotten or not experienced true severe pain or illness. A good rule of thumb : If you have to wonder if something hurts or not then it doesn't hurt. Likewise if a sensation or self examination isn't unpleasant and there's nothing new (like a lump or skin lesion) then you're ok! ...Read more

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Crippling pain in left temple on pulse. The faster my hb the worse the pain. Anxiety meds calm me down but i feel dizzy , disorientated , weak left ?

See a Dr ASAP: These symptoms sound like an alert message. Whatever it is, and it might be nothing too bad, it could be something serious related to vascular issues. Have it checked to be sure and consider therapy to learn ways to take better care of yourself - it's something that will pay off over a lifetime. ...Read more

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Temple pain, drowsiness, balance a bit off. feel heaviness, faint-like in head when stdng up/exercising. Lose pulse to arms w/head turnd Ortho intolr?

Temple pain, drowsiness, balance a bit off. feel heaviness, faint-like in head when stdng up/exercising. Lose pulse to arms w/head turnd Ortho intolr?

Vasovagal Syncope: You possibly having vasovagal syncope. Try drinking more fluid, wear elastic stocking on lower legs. If problem continues have CT scan of your brain and Neurological evaluation ...Read more

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Vein my right temple seems to be slightly swollen, pulse is very strong and is tender to the touch but no other symptoms. Temporal arteritis?

Vein my right temple seems to be slightly swollen, pulse is very strong and is  tender to the touch but no other symptoms. Temporal arteritis?

Temporal arteritis: You describe a swollen "vein" in the temple. Temporal arteritis is an inflammatory condition of uncertain ideology affecting the temporal artery and other large arteries, like the aorta. It is unlikely that you have this condition. However, the best option is to see an MD urgently, as giant cell arteritis can cause occlusion of the ophthalmic artery and blindness. Treatment is may be needed. ...Read more

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My bf has a lump on his temple. It doesn't have bruising & its not a zit/pimple/boil. Been there for 2 weeks. Also has a pulse!? Help!

My bf has a lump on his temple. It doesn't have bruising & its not a zit/pimple/boil. Been there for 2 weeks. Also has a pulse!? Help!

Should get checked: Not sure about what this "lump" is but if it is pulsing than you should have this checked by your doctor. It could be blood vessel or have proximity to one. ...Read more

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I believe I have a pimple under the skin on my nose. It is pulsing with pain all through my forehead to my left temple. What should I do?

I believe I have a pimple under the skin on my nose. It is pulsing with pain all through my forehead to my left temple. What should I do?

You must: See a doctor for possible antibiotics. An infection on nose can spread to brain really fast. Go to ed if your doctor cannot see you over weekend. ...Read more

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I was very angry tonight and my feet and hands went very cold, not numb. My face also got very hot and it felt like my temples were pulsing. Normal?

I was very angry tonight and my feet and hands went very cold, not numb. My face also got very hot and it felt like my temples were pulsing. Normal?

Sympathetic reaction: Yes, it can be. This is classic sympathetic reaction with fight or flight response. There is sudden release and surge of adrenaline in the blood with spasms of blood vessels in feet and hand which makes them cold, hot face and temples pulsating which means the blood pressure was high too. Need to divert anger towards a peaceful resolution, and do regular exercises. If it persists, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I was having jolt like pulsing throbs once a minute in the back of my head last night and now in my temple. I have an ear and sinus infection. ?

I was having jolt like pulsing throbs once a minute in the back of my head last night and now in my temple. I have an ear and sinus infection. ?

Headache: Headaches are common phenomena and can be associated with numerous other conditions, including ear and sinus infections. Unfortunately cannot tell over the internet whether your particular HA is due to these. Would need more history and physical exam. If these keep up please go and see your family doctor. ...Read more

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I have strong pulsing in left temple. It seems to make my left eye shake when i close the right one. Also neck ache and head pain in left temple.

Need workup: Things to consider include your blood pressure. A visit to your primary care doctor is in order to get evaluated. A neurology consult can assess for any vascular abnormalities that may require treatment. ...Read more