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Does anxiety cause head pressure. I get serious anxiety now when I read and I can literally hear my head strain like muscles are being pulled. ?

Does anxiety cause head pressure. I get serious anxiety now when I read and I can literally hear my head strain like muscles are being pulled. ?

Muscle tension in: in the head can be a result of anxiety. This is often the case with migraine patients. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions and then a mental health professional for anxiety management training. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Rohit Keswani
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Muscle Strain (Definition)

Muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, is a condition where a muscle or its tendon is overstretched and torn leading to pain, decreased range ...Read more


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What could cause slight pain that feels like its on the surface of my head, when straining?

What could cause slight pain that feels like its on the surface of my head, when straining?

See your MD: It is difficult to give an opinion on a complaint of this nature, more detailed evaluation and examination is needed, best if you see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a sharp pain at the top of my head when straining during a bowel movement. What could this be?

I had a sharp pain at the top of my head when straining during a bowel movement. What could this be?

Cough headache: Headache only triggered by straining is a rather uncommon condition. It could be primary cough headache, a benign condition that precipitated by coughing or straining in the absence of any intracranial disorder. Primary cough headache is usually bilateral and predominantly affects patients older than 40 years of age. However, it could happen in any age. ...Read more

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When i cough or strain i get pains in my head?

When i cough or strain i get pains in my head?

Possible sinus: Purely an educated guess over the computer, but sinus disease can certainly cause those symptoms. See a dr. For an eval, and proper dx, best wishes. ...Read more

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I just feel a painless strain on the back of my neck because my head is so heavy. Why is this and will it go away?

I just feel a painless strain on the back of my neck because my head is so heavy. Why is this and will it go away?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Hit head 1 wk ago, exam ok- dr said take pain med. Mild headache, straining on toilet aggravates pain alot. No other symptoms what to do?

Hit head 1 wk ago, exam ok- dr said take pain med. Mild headache, straining on toilet aggravates pain alot. No other symptoms what to do?

Hmmmm: It's good the exam found no problem, but another might be worthwhile if it remains painful another week. Obviously, drink lots of water and eat so you won't strain. Avoid other strains as far as possible. Take OTC pain pills as directed and keep written notes on progress. Call the doctor if unsure. Best! ...Read more

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I am feeling strain and stretch feeling round the right neck, and right side of fore head since two months. It goes sometimes but comes back. ?

I am feeling strain and stretch feeling round the right neck, and right side of fore head since two months. It goes sometimes but comes back.
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Hard to know: If you're not doing some job or exercise that causes you to move your head far to one side or keep it there for a long time or puts pressure on that side it is really hard to evaluate this from afar. Keep a diary on what you have been doing the day before it happens. Check for any lumps or tender spots, try gentle massage on them when the neck hurts, and apply a warm compress or Arnica. Namaste ...Read more

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Tried and like the sitting/low impact ab exercises, but how do i contract abs without feeling like im holding breath/straining? Starts to hurt head!

Tried and like the sitting/low impact ab exercises, but how do i contract abs without feeling like im holding breath/straining? Starts to hurt head!

When contracting you: -should be exhaling, not holding your breath. like a shot putter or tennis player, when they are under max effort they let out with e yell or grunt (exhaling). so deep breath in when you prepare for ab's to contract and exhale as they contract. try it. ...Read more

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I have bad throbbing in back of my head, left side for 5 weeks when bending over or straining to go to bathroom only. When I stand back up it stops. ?

I have bad throbbing in back of my head, left side for 5 weeks when bending over or straining to go to bathroom only. When I stand back up it stops.  ?

Medical review: tension headache is the most common type of headache. But because of the type of headache any your age and the duration that you had the headache for you will need to have medical review and possible imaging of the brain. Below is a link to some useful information http://patient.info/health/headache-leaflet ...Read more

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