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Left side headache top of head, facial/check pressure/pain, ear discomfort, tender left side neck and under ear ? Could I have brain tumor?

Left side headache top of head, facial/check pressure/pain, ear discomfort, tender left side neck and under ear ? Could I have brain tumor?

Likely not tumor: Given your younger age and type of symptoms currently displayed, a brain tumor is less likely. It depends on the frequency and severity of symptoms, but you might consider requesting your doctor to order an MRI brain with and without contrast (it provides better detail of the brain than does the ct). Sinusitis might be a more plausible diagnosis in your case. ...Read more

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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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Wat can be the cause of these daily head aches. Head pressure feeling. Like a rubber band. Get upon waking. Point where head feels like locks up.

Wat can be the cause of these daily head aches. Head pressure feeling. Like a rubber band. Get upon waking. Point where head feels like locks up.

CTTH: Classic chronic tension type headache. The treatment of episodic and chronic (more than 15 days/month) tth consists of psychological support, physical therapy and medications. Rec.: see a headache or orofacial pain specialist for diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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I have bad headache at top of my head ( middle) when i put pressure on it, it temporarily helps. What kind of headache is it?

I have bad headache at top of my head ( middle) when i put pressure on it, it temporarily helps. What kind of headache is it?

May be tense muscles: What you have described could be from tense muscles. You should discuss the matter with your doctor as there is more than one way to deal with such an issue. Biofeedback may be worth a try. ...Read more

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What causes two long indents on top of my head causing ridge along the top - wake up with pressure headache every morning - thank you?

What causes two long indents on top of my head causing ridge along the top - wake up with pressure headache every morning - thank you?

Dilated vessels (?): It could be you are describing dilated blood vessels which might be visible and which can be associated with a headache. Perhaps more importantly, you should have your blood pressure checked during a headache to be sure it is not caused by hypertension (high blood pressure). A visit to your doctor might be appropriate. ...Read more

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2 week with slight pressure on the top/side of my head and dull headaches that tend to move to different areas. Also been a bit foggy as well. Tumor?

2 week with slight pressure on the top/side of my head and dull headaches that tend to move to different areas. Also been a bit foggy as well.  Tumor?

Not likely: There are several other potential causes for your symptoms. A seizure can present in a similar fashion as can obstructive sleep apnea and many others. I would suggest that you see your primary care physician so you can sort of the issue. Good luck to a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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Why does the top of my head hurt?It is a pressure headache.

Why does the top of my head hurt?It is a pressure headache.

Tension headaches: Top of the head can mean tension type headache although the nature of the pain along with accompanied signs and symptoms. For pressure like or tension like pain, applying ice on the neck as well as on temples for a few minutes can help. ...Read more

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Symtoms are tingline sensation towards top and sides of my head slight pressure like i was wearing helmet and took it off no pains or headaches ?

Symtoms are tingline sensation towards top and sides of my head slight pressure like i was wearing helmet and took it off no pains or headaches ?

Possible nerve sensi: This may be related to sensitivity of the sensory nerves in the head possibly from cervical arthritis. Would check with your local ear, nose and throat doctor. ...Read more

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Hi there, i have a pressure right on top of my head, for about 3 days now. It started with headache behind the eyes. should i be concerned?

Hi there, i have a pressure right on top of my head, for about 3 days now. It started with headache behind the eyes. should i be concerned?

See a neurologist: These symptoms may represent a specific kind of headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, characteristic, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to a neurologist. https://www.aan.com/Guidelines/Home/ByTopic?topicId=16 , http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1142731-overview ...Read more

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My headache is getting worst by the second i feel a whole lot of pressure on the temples forehead and top back part of my head, is this dangerous?

My headache is getting worst by the second i feel a whole lot of pressure on the temples forehead and top back part of my head, is this dangerous?

Headaches: From your description it sounds like you may be getting tension headaches. Check your doctor for evaluation and treatment. Otherwise, make an appointment to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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