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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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On/off headache, not very intense, moves all over the head. Spend the day lying on couch. Can it be caysed by that? Other possible causes? How to ease it?

On/off headache, not very intense, moves all over the head. Spend the day lying on couch. Can it be caysed by that? Other possible causes? How to ease it?

Lying all day?: Humans are not meant to be lying down all day. That can lead to all sorts of symptoms, but the above symptoms in question can be caused by many other things too. Lying around all day can lead to balance problems as the sensory input and the brain's interpretation is altered; can lead to blood pressure problems as that sensory input and the heart's, vessels', and brain's responses are altered; etc. ...Read more

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I have a tiny hard bump on my head it hurts its been there for a few years I get headaches often. The bump sorta moves back and forth?

I have a tiny hard bump on my head it hurts its been there for a few years I get headaches often. The bump sorta moves back and forth?

Head Bump: A bump that you can move back and forth that has been there for years may be just a collection of fat cells called a lipoma. They can sometimes get irritated and cause discomfort if hit repeatedly due to sticking out, but usually do not cause pain.

Headaches are likely muscle tension and unrelated to the lipoma, but if new or severe, it is important to see your Dr. ...Read more

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Read my history? Have had a nonstop headache 5 months. Headache stays top of head and moves from left to right temporal area. Mild headache gets old.

Read my history? Have had a nonstop headache 5 months. Headache stays top of head and moves from left to right temporal area. Mild headache gets old.

No can do.: You made this submission on the general health education portion of Health Tap. I don't have access to photos or your history from here. We don't diagnose or treat conditions on this part of Health Tap. We are just doctors volunteering our time to help provide education. Take care. ...Read more

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I havebeen getting these headaches on the right side of my head and there also is a bump there that moves when I pressure on it what is this?

I havebeen getting these headaches on the right side of my head and there also is a bump there that moves when I pressure on it what is this?

Many choices;see Dr.: It is difficult to diagnose without an examination as there are a number of possibilities; please see your doctor for diagnosis and any necessary treatment. ...Read more

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I have been getting headache twangs above left eye for past two weeks. It is intermittent and sometimes moves to top of head on opposite side.

I have been getting headache twangs above left eye for past two weeks. It is intermittent and sometimes moves to top of head on opposite side.

We can't diagnose: This with the available info. Don't know severity or accompanying symptoms. But, if significant in intensity, medical assessment may help to get to the bottom of this. Take care. ...Read more

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I have constant headaches that last multiple days, usually with nausea. The pain starts in my neck but then moves to my entire head. Please help!

Cervicogenic HA: Cervicogenic headache is one of the most unusual headaches because the pain truly isn’t in the head. Cervicogenic headache is referred pain perceived in the head from a source in the neck. Treatments include blocks, physical therapy, Botox injections, and medications. Physical therapy and breathing exercises produce the best results. See pain management specialist for source of the pain treatment ...Read more

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Burning Upper back/neck pain moves to head and causes headaches no pill will cure. Worse when sitting. Both sides. I can't stand the pain much longer.

Burning Upper back/neck pain moves to head and causes headaches no pill will cure. Worse when sitting. Both sides. I can't stand the pain much longer.

Need an exam: You have several causes that require immediate attention. A visit to a hospital or a clinic immediately is what I would do. Please. Rule out the things that are easily treated and can cause death or stroke and move the more common chronic issues. But at least get one thorough evaluation immediately. ...Read more

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2 weeks constant BAD headache crown of head and vertex. Occasionally moves to above eyes and all over head. Never had pain in this location. Cause?

2 weeks constant BAD headache crown of head and vertex. Occasionally moves to above eyes and all over head. Never had pain in this location. Cause?

Migraine?: Headaches, believe or not, are rarely the sign of anything serious. Brain tumors rarely cause headache. migraines can come on at any time in your life. The most common other entity causing headaches as you describe are sinus infections. Why don't you consult me, and we will talk more. I am a neurologist. ...Read more

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Headache progresses at night top head then moves to eye/forehead pulsates w heartbeat, pressure in ears worsen when bow sinus clear sleep help 1month?

Headache progresses at night top head then moves to eye/forehead pulsates w heartbeat, pressure in ears worsen when bow sinus clear sleep help 1month?

Many causes: These symptoms can have several potential causes and warrant a thorough medical evaluation. Top of the head pressure/headache can indicate sinusitis, in particular sphenoid sinusitis, but can also be caused by other headache syndromes. Pressure in the ears can be caused to "Eustachian tube dysfunction" (often related to nose and sinus problems). Other severe causes also need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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19day headache, moves to left when on my right side, moves to back when face down. What can cause this?

19day headache, moves to left when on my right side, moves to back when face down. What can cause this?

Similar to past HAs?: Thank you for posting this question. I don't want to alarm you, but since you are asking this question online, I'm assuming that this isn't similar to past headaches you've experienced in the past. In a 54-year-old woman like you, this positional description deserves a full evaluation, and you may need testing. Please let your doctor know about this headache. Good luck! ...Read more

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19, fem. Left eye wandering for 6 months. Headache, hard to read; eye moves on its own. Embarrassed. Hard to focus. I can feel it wander when closed.

19, fem. Left eye wandering for 6 months. Headache, hard to read; eye moves on its own. Embarrassed. Hard to focus. I can feel it wander when closed.

Please see a doctor.: You need a full neurological and ophthalmologic (eye) exam and may need some imaging studies such as an MRI. Don't be embarrassed....just see a doctor to get diagnosed properly. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my temple not close to hair at all. I've had it for about 2 months nothing comes out and it kinda moves with my hands when I squeeze and I've been getting headaches?

I have a lump on my temple not close to hair at all. I've had it for about 2 months nothing comes out and it kinda moves with my hands when I squeeze and I've been getting headaches?

Blocked gland: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Try to avoid skin products that are oily. I would also stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. MAYBE this is what you have. Tell doc about headaches. Peace and good health ...Read more