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Head Pulsating Pain
What could be cause of intermittent pressure that pulsates in the back of my head? No pain, just pressure which seems to pulsate or throb at times.
I've been coughing after almost getting over a cold and just now I was coughing and when I stopped is got a pulsating feeling it's was pain but in my head it didn't last long is this serious?
How long?: It is not possible to diagnose anything with that much information? ...Read more
High blood pressure: You note your head is pulsating when you lay down but gets better with slight elevation. It could be high blood pressure. It could also be aortic valve insufficiency. Make sure to get your rest. If you notice this continues then see your doctor. Even for 36 years of age it is important to see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have had a headache for about 2 weeks on the upper right side of my head. It is a pulsating feeling.?
I have random pulsating feeling / hart beat-like feeling in my head. Happens when I am watching a video on my laptop. What is this?
Eye fatigue: Prolonged focusing on a computer can cause eye fatigue. An anti-glare filter for the computer screen may help. ...Read more
It seems that after very eventful even fun days I end up tired and with headache by the end? Some days my head pulsates. I don't have to be stressed.
Tension-type headache (tth) is the most common primary headache disorder with a prevalence of 40-80% depending upon the particular study. Tth has been described as recurrent episodes of headache lasting minutes to days. Common triggers such as stress, mental tension, fatigue, lack of sleep, alcohol, and menstruation.
Rec. See your pcp for evaluation and management. ...Read more
Hi. 28 yr old female and recently noticed a pulsating/throbbing sensation in my head when lying down. The past few nights it has kept me awake. Ideas?
Not sure exactly: This sounds like what happens to me when I pay close attention. But usually I just go to sleep so don't notice it. Might possibly be related to your blood pressure, maybe some congestion in your ears or sinuses. Symptoms like these are best evaluated in person by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
Cannot diagnose: There is no way in which to even guess what is going on without more history and a physical exam. The medical care in UK is outstanding. Go and see a local doctor. Hope this works out OK and this advice is of value. ...Read more
Veins don't: Pulsate- get examined.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have pulsating arteries in my head. There's no pain, but they're just worrisome. What could this be?
Keep on Pulsing.: Pulsing arteries are completely normal and not a concern. If the arteries become tender, then that would be concerning. So, no worries and keep pulsing! ...Read more
I feel a pulsating vein in back of my head left side at night sometimes is that bad or is it just normal sometimes?
Likely normal: It can be absolutely normal to be aware of your own pulse or feel a vein spasm intermittently. If the pulsation is painful, unremitting or has any associated symptoms it would be a good idea to speak with your doctor about the matter. ...Read more
Hi I have a pulsating pain at the top of my head and it wakes me up. Usually it is when I sleep on the rightside, the pain is also the top right side.
Possible Bruxism: Being awakened or when waking up, if you have a headache, that is a very good indicator of bruxism, which is clenching or grinding your teeth at night. The muscles that control your jaw run up the front, sides and back of your head, including the top and back of the neck. It often isn't something that is audible to a partner while sleeping. Find a dentist trained in this area which includes TMJ. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coughing then get a pulsating feeling along with sharp pain in the back roght side of my head has happend twice now over the last couple days should I be worried?
OK: Do you remember when you were a child and went to an amusement park where they had an exhibit of a 16' tower with a bell on top and a sliding weight that went up a rod if you hit it hard enough with a hammer and rang the bell? When you cough hard enough you set off a pressure wave in your spinal fluid which travels up to your brain and voila - a pounding headache! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having a strange pulsating sensesation in my head for last 3 months. Now it is getting worse and spreading to face and lips I am having a strange pulsating sensesation in my head for last 3 months. Now it is getting worse and spreading to face and li
Those: Those are concerning symptoms and you need to have a medical evaluation. Please see a doctor and describe your worsening symptoms. Also tell your doctor any medications or herbs you are taking, and any family history. If you have worse pain, any weakness, vomiting, or new concerns then you must be seen as an emergency. ...Read more
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