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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more


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I have a lump on the left side of my skull that hurts to touch it sometimes. I have headaches and I am tired all the time. Should i be worried?

I have a lump on the left side of my skull that hurts to touch it sometimes. I have headaches and I am tired all the time. Should i be worried?

Lymphnode or mass?: You should get it evaluated for infection or mass( growth). Without being able to evaluate you should be seen by a doctor soon to ensure no worsening. You should also get tested for leukemias, lymphoma and mono at least. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on the top of my head which has been there for a while. Now it randomly starts hurting, causing headaches & dizziness. What is it?

I have a small lump on the top of my head which has been there for a while. Now it randomly starts hurting, causing headaches & dizziness. What is it?

Cyst: mist likely it is s pilar cyst or a sebaceous cyst it can get large and it can get infected and that why it may start hurting my advice see a doctor might need antibiotics or other medicine ...Read more

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Painful lump on the top left of my head, with severe headaches?

Painful lump on the top left of my head, with severe headaches?

See doctor: Did you recently suffer head trauma or a blow to the head in anyway? Has this been developing for some time or is it brand-new and it's onset? Do you have a history of headaches which preceded the lump on your head or vice versa? A physician should examine you and order at least an x-ray of the skull if the bump is felt to be something other than the skull itself. ...Read more

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I have a lump: bottom of my head near my spine.It has been there for 7months.I get headaches in that spot,it hurts to push and I get nauseas frequentl?

I have a lump: bottom of my head near my spine.It has been there for 7months.I get headaches in that spot,it hurts to push and I get nauseas frequentl?

Important to examine: A lump in the area described can be a number of conditions from benign to serious. Especially because it is causing headaches with nausea. See your PCP who can easily determine its nature and recommend further management. ...Read more

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Hard painful lump on back of head along hair line. Hard and painfull to the touch. Accompanied by headache. What could this be? Medical atn nesesary?

Hard painful lump on back of head along hair line. Hard and painfull to the touch. Accompanied by headache.  What could this be? Medical atn nesesary?

Cyst or abscess?: It is possible that you could have a cyst, infected hair, or abscess that is causing your symptoms. Please see your doctor for proper treatment. It may include antibiotics or it may need incision and drainage. ...Read more

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Hit my head on granite countertop 4 days ago. Fair lump, minimal bruising, still feeling pain/headache. Is it normal for it to hurt for this long?

Hit my head on granite countertop 4 days ago. Fair lump, minimal bruising, still feeling pain/headache. Is it normal for it to hurt for this long?

Maybe.: Any bruise or bang can hurt for a week or 2. With head injuries, the key is knowing if the pain responds to simple over the counter pain relievers, in the dosages on the bottle. And if you've other symptoms of concussion that may warrant further exam. So if the pain is not helped with regular otc pain relievers, you have vomiting, dizziness, fever, confusion, weakness, vision change, see MD now ...Read more

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Top left side back of my head felt like sudden burst of pain and throbbing? No injury I have a bad headache there is a painful lump

Top left side back of my head felt like sudden burst of pain and throbbing? No injury I have a bad headache there is a painful lump

Emergency room.: Anytime someone has an unexplained sudden onset of headache which seems abnormally severe, it is important to get checked out right away. It may turn out to be an unimportant cause, but you don't want to miss it if it's not. Go right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a very tender lump on the side of my head near my right temple, it's painful to touch and seems to be causing headaches. What could this be?

Sebaceous cyst: At your age, a sebaceous cyst seems very likely. However, with issues regarding the skin, we always need to see and feel the area. Best to see your doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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I am 40 year old female. On the back of my head I have a lump. It's hard and it hurts. Causing headaches and neck pain. I also have a lump on my neck ?

I am 40 year old female. On the back of my head I have a lump. It's hard and it hurts. Causing headaches and neck pain. I also have a lump on my neck ?

Lump: without exam would be hard to figure out. You should see your physician to have it examined. Could be lymph node but without seeing it and doing an exam would be impossible to diagnose. ...Read more

Tactile (Definition)

Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more