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38yo male & I've had ab 5 throbbing minor headaches in back right of head in past 2 months. Non severe. Scale 1-10 ab a 2 if that. Migraine or tumor?

38yo male & I've had ab 5 throbbing minor headaches in back right of head in past 2 months. Non severe. Scale 1-10 ab a 2 if that. Migraine or tumor?

Stress: Theist common cause if headache is stress. Long lasting headaches however should be checked out. Start with your primary care provider. Next available appointment should suffice. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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I have a severe headache in the right back of my head, some nausea, i feel like my ears are blocked and also some shortens of breath..Wctb?

Migraine: You probably have a migraine. This is usually a severe headache, throbbing, one sides, with nausea, light or noise sensitivity, aggravated by movement and resolved with testing. Could be triggered by poor sleep, stress, certain foods or drinks. Sometimes, a transient neuronal dysfunction can occur in a visual, auditory or sensory form. Check with your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Constant headaches in back right side of my head and smelling smoke about once a day. Neurologist said eye blood vessels are fine, but I'm concerned.

Constant headaches in back right side of my head and smelling smoke about once a day. Neurologist said eye blood vessels are fine, but I'm concerned.

Call neurologist: Since you have already seen an expert in this area, make another appt to discuss your concerns and determine if this is a form of migraine or if you need a brain scan ...Read more

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I have been having a bad headache on the back right side of my head and it will not stop what does this mean?

I have been having a bad headache on the back right side of my head and it will not stop what does this mean?

You need to go ...: ...to ER or your doctor's. Any headache that is "bad" and quite localized (to the back right side of your head) and persists needs evaluation. I presume you do not regularly get headaches. If this is the case, it is even more important that you have urgent evaluation. It may be a migraine or even a bad muscular contraction headache, but it needs evaluation. Good luck:) ...Read more

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I am having headaches on lower right side back of head?

I am having headaches on lower right side back of head?

Neuralgia: Your location may fit the anatomy of the greater occipital nerve, and could be a problem coming from where the neck and base of skull come together. Alternatively, this may be referred pain from neck arthritis. Focal occipital headaches may also be seen in thoracic outlet syndrome. Get a physical exam and then appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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Brain fog and Headache back right side and top of head with occasional tingling on top of head during day for 4 weeks. Told it was due to anxiet. Ok?

Brain fog and Headache back right side and top of head with occasional tingling on top of head during day for 4 weeks. Told it was due to anxiet. Ok?

May not be anxiety: Anxiety can produce tension headache and difficulty concentrating ("brain fog"). But, if headache continues in location you describe for 4 weeks, it is possibly something more serious. Please consult your doctor, or a neurologist. They can recommend an MRI, EEG, or brain scan to rule out any serious issue. If all tests negative, consider CBT psychotherapy to treat your anxiety. Get help please ...Read more

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Throbbing headache in back of head right side after sex. Advil (ibuprofen) helped. It was worse when laying down. Hist eds and migraines. See Dr wed ok to wait?

Throbbing headache in back of head right side after sex. Advil (ibuprofen) helped. It was worse when laying down. Hist eds and migraines. See Dr wed ok to wait?

Avoid triggers: Avoid triggers until seen by doctor if headaches are bad. Made sure you are well hydrated with water as this can sometimes contribute to headaches. Agree with doctor follow-up. ...Read more

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Been having dizziness (not lightheaded), neck pain, eyeball pain, ear pressure all right side. Headache back of head, right side. What could it be?

Been having dizziness (not lightheaded), neck pain, eyeball pain, ear pressure all right side. Headache back of head, right side. What could it be?

Get checked: I would first assess your cranial joints (frontal sinus, TM joints, and occiput, as well as the associated muscles, and ears for presence of toxins, pathogens, allergens. Neck pain and back of head pain suggests infection at the occiput. Dizziness suggests issue with the ears ...Read more