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Severe headaches on top of the head. I've had bad head pain on the top of my head for about 7months and the doctors here have no clue. Help?

Severe headaches on top of the head.

I've had bad head pain on the top of my head for about 7months and the doctors here have no clue. Help?

Some considerations: Has there been past head trauma? Is there related ear pain, sinus pain, or neck pain (posteriorly)? Is there any life stressor or tension affecting you? Are you overdue for glasses or visual acuity followup? Has there been a Head CT done? MRI? Are there any recent new medications? There are a lot of questions to be asked and be sure of from your primary provider before giving up hope. Good luck. ...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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What does it mean when you have a headache on top of the head and forehead everyday all day and bad neck pain? Stress & don't work out enough

What does it mean when you have a headache on top of the head and forehead everyday all day and bad neck pain? Stress & don't work out enough

Other reason: High cervical disc displacements, such as c34, can give headaches that radiate from back of neck over the top of head. Mri of the cervical spine will answer this question. Stress can also reside in neck but usually give bifrontal headaches from wincing and overuse of the frontalis muscle. These are called tension headaches. ...Read more

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What causes almost daily dibilitating headaches on top of my head? & nausea, light headed when walking& doing stuff, short losses of hearing left ear?

What causes almost daily dibilitating headaches on top of my head? & nausea, light headed when walking& doing stuff, short losses of hearing left ear?

Doc visit: Please see your doc immediately. You need evaluation and may need some kind diagnostic testing. We can not advise you without real examination and testing. ...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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I get a bad headache on top of my head even if I simply tap the back of my head. It is terrible... Why is this happening? History of meningitis.

I get a bad headache on top of my head even if I simply tap the back of my head. It is terrible... Why is this happening? History of meningitis.

See your doctor: Severe headaches should be evaluated by your doctor. There are a variety of possible causes- some may be mild, some may be serious. There is no way to know without an evaluation. ...Read more