Top 20 Doctor insights on: Headache on top of head and back of head

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Soft, tender, sore spot on top/back of head. Feels squishy and tender when I touch it. Also having bad headaches. No trauma.?

Soft, tender, sore spot on top/back of head. Feels squishy and tender when I touch it. Also having bad headaches. No trauma.?

Sebaceous cyst: Is a likely diagnosis. These occur often on the scalp. The headaches may be related. Another possibility is a lipoma; both of them require surgery to remove. See a doctor ASAP, the problem will only get worse. ...Read more

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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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Should I see my primary care? I have had a headache for 4 days now. Neck, back of head and top of head. Nausia. Tried asprin, valium, more asprin.

Should I see my primary care? I have had a headache for 4 days now. Neck, back of head and top of head. Nausia. Tried asprin, valium, more asprin.

Yes: Would not self-treat headaches with valium. Would be an excellent idea to see your doctor now, get appropriate diagnosis and care. The current regimen, if used more than a few weeks, can lead to other problems you did not anticipate. ...Read more

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Left side headache in the temple & top & back of head pain in face jaw under eye and next to nose and neck pain dr said sinus? It went away then c/b

Left side headache in the temple & top & back of head pain in face jaw under eye and next to nose and neck pain dr said sinus? It went away then c/b

See OFP specialist: The Orofacial Pain specialists provide diagnosis and treatment of pain in the head, temple, face and TMJ. They are the experts in TMJ and chronic face and head pain. See OFP specialist near you. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for a month, behind my eyebrows, back of head top of head. Neck pain, occasional sore throat. Ear pain, oval hard bump on head?

I've had a headache for a month, behind my eyebrows, back of head top of head. Neck pain, occasional sore throat. Ear pain, oval hard bump on head?

Refractory Headache: Refractory headache for one month and "oval hard bump on head" is a red flag and visit to your PCP is warranted. Schedule an appointment for consultation, tests and imaging. ...Read more

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What causes headache at back of head?

What causes headache at back of head?

Headache: This usually stems from tension in the muscles in the neck. They are attached at the back of the head, and usually give rise for a headache. Help with a warmed up towel, moistened and placed into the microwave for a short time can help a lot. ...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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Teen boy keep getting headache starting at back of head....What does this come from?

Teen boy keep getting headache starting at back of head....What does this come from?

Need to see Dr.: Doesn't sound like migraine from the description. You need to see a dr. Who will take a thorough history and possible order tests/imaging like ct or MRI of the brain to make the diagnosis. Dietary history is important as well as family history, and family/social history. ...Read more

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What it mean when having headaches with sharp pain starting from back of head to right timple?

What it mean when having headaches with sharp pain starting from back of head to right timple?

Headache: There are many different types of headaches and it is sometimes difficult to properly diagnose these. Have you started any new medicines or do you have any associated symptoms?

If you are having a new unremitting headache speak to a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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What would cause headache at back of head near base and head to feel very heavy and be hard to hold up straight?

What would cause headache at back of head near base and head to feel very heavy and be hard to hold up straight?

Headaches: Tension headaches are common in this area, but so are migraines which can affect the nerve that supplies this area. Try cold compresses, Aspirin or ibuprofen. Severe and unusual headaches in this area area a medical emergency and require immediate attention. ...Read more

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Back of head hurts suddenly. Usually while working out. I^m 44 yes old. Never had this kind of headache b4. What is it?

Back of head hurts suddenly. Usually while working out. I^m 44 yes old. Never had this kind of headache b4. What is it?

When to see a doctor: A headache can be a symptom of a serious condition, such as a stroke, meningitis or encephalitis.

Go to a hospital emergency room or call 911 or your local emergency number if you're experiencing the worst headache of your life, a sudden, severe headache or a headache accompanied by:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/headache/basics/when-to-see-doctor/sym-20050800 ...Read more

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Sometimes I get a horrible headache. Whole back of head throbs & pain is unbearable. Laying down on my back makes head hurt more, like being hit hard.

Sometimes I get a horrible headache. Whole back of head throbs & pain is unbearable. Laying down on my back makes head hurt more, like being hit hard.

Headaches: Sorry to hear you are having a hard time. Headaches can be very disruptive. This sounds like something that you should see a doctor about. Some problems in the upper spine can cause headaches. Wondering if this is why it is worse when you lie down. Workup for this will likely include some kind of imaging studies of your brain and your neck. Again, contact your doctor to figure this out. ...Read more

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Glands are swollen and have headaches at back of head is this normal?

Glands are swollen and have headaches at back of head is this normal?

Normal?: Not in a healthy condition it is not. But it is normal in an ill state. Could be the flu. Could be a virus. Could be a strep throat. It took awhile to answer this so I hope you have been seen and are feeling better. If not you ed to be seen. ...Read more

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Sudden severe headache in back of head. What can help?

Sudden severe headache in back of head. What can help?

Severe headache: A headache is a symptom, caused by some underlying condition. Sudden, severe headaches require attention and probable deserve imaging such at cat scans or mris. The best medical consideration is to seek personalized medical advise in a visit to your doctor, where age, family history and a good physical can be obtained. ...Read more

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If I have occipital neuralgia, can I get headaches on the top of my head?

If I have occipital neuralgia, can I get headaches on the top of my head?

Definitely, yes: Occipital neuralgia involves the greater and lesser occipital nerves located in the back of the scalp and can produce neck pain as well as headache with radiated pain to the top of the head and behind the eye. ...Read more

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Occipital neuralgia: can I get headaches on the top of my head, what to do?

Occipital nerve bloc: Occipital neuralgia can result in headaches on top of your head. I would see a pain physician and explore the possibility of getting an occipital nerve block injection with steroids. Another alternative are botox injections in the occipital area. Finally for patients refractory to such injections, occipital nerve decompression performed by a surgeon can be very effective. ...Read more

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Could raynaud's disease cause a cold wet feeling in back of head with headache?

No: Raynaud's disease is related to vasospasm of the small arteries, usually in the hands and feet. I do not think it would affect the scalp. ...Read more

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What can I do for a bad headache on of the back of head that has lead to puking?

What can I do for a bad headache on of the back of head that has lead to puking?

Migraine?: Need to have this evaluated, and perhaps get mri, as causes might include migraine, but also could be due to problems inside the cranium, such as increased intracranial pressure. Get an exam by your pcp, and decide further steps. There are medications available to stop and prevent headaches, but first confirm causation. Some medications can trigger headaches, so review these also. ...Read more

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I fell on hard floor and hit back of head hard. Did not lose cscness. Vertigo 3 days later & minor headache.

I fell on hard floor and hit back of head hard. Did not lose cscness. Vertigo 3 days later & minor headache.

Neuro/CT: Need a good neurological exam and perhaps brain imaging. There are slow venous leaks that manifest over months to rule out. ...Read more

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Daily headaches front and back of head different times during the day, what could be a reason why I'm getting this?

Daily headaches front and back of head different times during the day, what could be a reason why I'm getting this?

Various possibilites: If the headaches are new, various health reasons including stress & anxiety are possible; if the headaches persist, it would be best to consult with your pcp to do an initial exam; the headaches could be a sign of cognitive impairment or other neurological factors; the first step is to rule in/out medical factors. ...Read more