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Doctor insights on: Headaches Pain When Pressing Temple Twitching

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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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Why does the top of my right eye twitch everyday? I've also been having headaches in my right temple.

Why does the top of my right eye twitch everyday? I've also been having headaches in my right temple.

Stress: Stress, Anxiety, lack of sleep are most common. Rare causes include, calcium electrolyte abnormalities and nerve issues. Please get checked by your doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Friend thinks they have a brain tumor they are 20 years old. They think this because they get temple headaches and eye twitching occasionally ?

Friend thinks they have a brain tumor they are 20 years old. They think this because they get temple headaches and eye twitching occasionally ?

Possible, unlikely: Your friend should consult a doctor (personal physician or a neurologist) to get a compete exam. While a brain tumor is possible, there are many other less serious possibilities including migraine headaches (more common in women), cluster headaches (more common in men), vision problems, and others. After exam if nothing serious turns up, consider alternative options such as CBT psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Right Index finger and right eye lid twitching. Leg cramps, neck pain, headache on temples. Vertigo.

Right Index finger  and right eye lid twitching. Leg cramps, neck pain, headache on temples. Vertigo.

Sounds systemic: There are too many problems to be isolated to 1 specific part of the body. I am not sure of what medications you are taking or what other medical conditions you have, but given your age I suspect that you have an electrolyte imbalance that is causing this cascade of problems. It could point to something serious. Get to an urgent care center or ER to get your electrolytes checked & other tests. GL! ...Read more

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Pressure both sides if temples only. Feels like someone pressing on both sides with fingers. Brain fog also with upper neck ache tension headache?

Pressure both sides if temples only. Feels like someone pressing on both sides with fingers. Brain fog also with upper neck ache tension headache?

Hypertension?: I notice you are on pain meds, but i don't see that you are on anything for high blood pressure which you say you have. Firstly make sure your high blood pressure is treated adequately. If it is, then the next consideration would be tension headache. However, with brain fog, it could be any of a number of things, so i would recommended you see your family doctor. Can't diagnose with so little info. ...Read more

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Why does my temple keep twitching?

Why does my temple keep twitching?

On muscle twitching: Muscle twitching commonly occurs with large changes in activity. For instance, a sudden increase in activity, or a sudden decrease in activity- the result is that the nerves change the input to the muscle and the density of nerve endings changes. Are you certain it is the muscle? There is an artery near there too, could it be your pulse? ...Read more