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Spot in back of head behind right ear sore when touched..then slight tingle on cheek & scalp. Had ache earlier above eyebrow..any ideas?

Spot in back of head behind right ear sore when touched..then slight tingle on cheek & scalp. Had ache earlier above eyebrow..any ideas?

Not certain : It's not clear. This could be sinus infection, or neurological, or it could be muscular, and discuss this with your physician to help clarify these symptoms ...Read more

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Neck pain, top of head tender to touch, dull headache and cheekbone is sore. Wasn't hit or no head/neck injury recently ?

Neck pain, top of head tender to touch, dull headache and cheekbone is sore. Wasn't hit or no head/neck injury recently ?

Pain in the neck: or cervicalgia, is the most common syndrome seen in PCP practice. May be due to a muscle strain or ligament sprain and with associated symptoms headache, facial pain or TMJ. See your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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Do tension head ache hurt around my temples?

Do tension head ache hurt around my temples?

It may: During stressful times patients may clench their jaws. This activates the anterior temporalis muscle. If this muscle is contracted for too long it will fatigue nd eventually spasm. These spasms are felt as pain in the area of the temples. ...Read more

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Neck pain, shoulder pain, scalp/top of head tingling/prickly feeling. Ear pain. CT and MRI on head normal. Neck cracks when I turn my head. Help!

Neck pain, shoulder pain, scalp/top of head tingling/prickly feeling.  Ear pain.  CT and MRI on head normal.  Neck cracks when I turn my head.  Help!

? Pinched nerve : in your neck area, may not show on imaging studies, rest your neck, non-steroidals as ibuprofen, unless contraindicated, and physical therapy guided by your treating doctor, may take few weeks to recover, the follow up with and conservative therapy will work, if no improvement otherwise, you may need to see a spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon, good luck ...Read more

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Fainted and hit my head on the wall.. Now suffering with neck pain and pain all around my head mostly towards the back of my head.

Fainted and hit my head on the wall.. Now suffering with neck pain and pain all around my head mostly towards the back of my head.

Syncope/Concussion: What you are describing is a mild concussion with neck strain and occipital tension headache. You should seek medical evaluation as soon as possible to get evaluated for the cause of syncope and evaluate your neck and head. ...Read more

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Hit left temple very hard; now has tender spot above his right temple. No dizziness, nausea, headaches, but his head hurts to touch.

Hit left temple very hard; now has tender spot above his right temple.  No dizziness, nausea, headaches, but his head hurts to touch.

See MD: Temple is very delicate area of scalp. You mentioned hit VERY HARD. Head injuries should not be taken lightly. A proper evaluation by a MD and he may need a CAT SCAN of brain to make sure that every thing is OK. These kind of injuries may associated with bleed just under the layers of scalp and / or contusion of brain. so these concerns need to be addressed. ...Read more

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Hit the top of my head 2 days ago, slight headache and nausea. Help?

Hit the top of my head 2 days ago, slight headache and nausea. Help?

Possible concussion: Sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting ; fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, on-going confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness, loss of balance or difficulty walking. ...Read more

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My right side of my head and ear hurt?

My right side of my head and ear hurt?

Too vague: Could be ear or throat or jaw pain. You should either make a virtual consult or even better a real live consult with your doc if you have one. ...Read more

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I recently had a seizure...I have been having severe headaches, left eye twitching. Also like a cloudiness in my head..Also tenderness in some parts o?

I recently had a seizure...I have been having severe headaches, left eye twitching. Also like a cloudiness in my head..Also tenderness in some parts o?

See an MD: Are you diagnosed with seizure disorder? It's normal to feel groggy and 'out of it' for a while after a seizure, but severe headaches don't necessarily go with seizures and would need to be worked up by an md. See an md, because some seizure disorders are life-threatening if not controlled. A neurologist would be best suited for this. ...Read more

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My lower neck hurts, nauseous , head hurt , my eyes sight and my head hurts?

My lower neck hurts, nauseous , head hurt , my eyes sight and my head hurts?

Consult doc: you need to consult an ophthalmologist or your doctor ASAP. You will a full examination and possible testing. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have tenderness in the back left side of my head and neck it is giving me a headache on my left side. hurts when i turn my head and neck. ?

I have tenderness in the back left side of  my head and neck it is giving me a headache on my left side. hurts when i turn my head and neck. ?

Muscle spasm: Sounds like spasm or inflammation in the neck muscles causing the headache. I would see your chiropractor for treatments and take NSAIDs. Moist heat may also help ...Read more

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When I move my head to the side my neck and head hurts bad, it's like a pressure and niggling pain in my head ?

When I move my head to the side my neck and head hurts bad, it's like a pressure and niggling pain in my head

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Need more info, but: It'll be good to hear a little more from you regarding what are your daily activities, any recent traumas, what are your sleeping conditions, and what makes the pain better or worse. Typically if there is pain and tingling in the neck it can indicate pressure on a cervical spinal nerve, but I would need more information to be able to give you an accurate answer and recommendation. ...Read more

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I'm having excruciating pain in my neck and head on left side?

I'm having excruciating pain in my neck and head on left side?

Excruciating R HA: Look, the story you you provide is quite limited; however, patients w/ excruciating HA (or the worst HA of their life) should be seen at the ER immediately and undergo a head CT to rule out a head bleed. Hope it is something benign and most likely it is, but better safe tan sorry. ...Read more

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Yesterday i developed sever headache over lt side head, especially my eye, now tenderness over my temple 1 finger above outer part of lt eye.What is it?

Yesterday i developed sever headache over lt side head, especially my eye, now tenderness over my temple 1 finger above outer part of lt eye.What is it?

See a doctor: Hard to say exactly but if you are having nerve type pain that is constant and tender to the touch, i would be concerned about early shingles (before the rash starts). See a doc soon because, if so, treatment can be started. ...Read more

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My right arm and leg hurt. My head hurts and slight chest pain.

My right arm and leg hurt. My head hurts and slight chest pain.

Hard to know: I can't tell from the info you have provided. Chest pain should always be taken seriously and you should see your doctor. Timing of pain, what makes it worse/better, and what does it feel like all are important. ...Read more

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I have pain in my right side ear and pain inmy head on same side. My head feels numb?

I have pain in my right side ear and pain inmy head on same side. My head feels numb?

Tmj?: You should see a neurologist, but don't rule or a dentist. Getting the pain from the eye and the neck definetly warrants a visit to the dentist as you could be suffering from tmj issues. Do you clench or grind your teeth? Sometimes we don't even know but a dentist would be able to help you. ...Read more

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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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I am experiencing neck-stiffness turning my head pain at the base of my skull?

I am experiencing neck-stiffness turning my head pain at the base of my skull?

NECK STIFFNESS: If not associated with fever or projectile vomiting, it can only be muscle strain or torticolis. Try taking advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) warm compress over your neck, if persistent see your md. ...Read more

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For a couple of days, I have been experiencing sharp pains in the top left of my head. My head tender to the touch, and the pains come and go.

For a couple of days, I have been experiencing sharp pains in the top left of my head.  My head tender to the touch, and the pains come and go.

Neuralgia: Fleeting,Sharp pains in the head are usually due to irritable superficial nerves in the scalp and are not serious. They generally clear without any treatment. However see your physician if the symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Why is the left side of my head tender to touch? I also have a slight ear ache. 4 days now

Why is the left side of my head tender to touch? I also have a slight ear ache. 4 days now

Contact a Physician: My recommendation is for you to contact your primary care physician, as he/she will be able to evaluate this more thoroughly, as your symptoms may be due to many potential causes. These may include, but are not limited to, an ear infection, temporomandibular joint disorder, temporal arteritis, and others. Therefore, thorough evaluation is needed by a physician. ...Read more

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For 6 months i've acne-like condition on the back of my head. Tender spots, tiny scabs if I scratch them too much. Capasal shampoo helps a bit. Ideas?

For 6 months i've acne-like condition on the back of my head. Tender spots, tiny scabs if I scratch them too much. Capasal shampoo helps a bit. Ideas?

Office visit: This may be anything from a psoriasis variant to a folliculitis. This sort of thing is best handled in a family physician or dermatologist's office -- if my online experiences have taught me anything, it's not to try to second-guess a rash that i can't see in person. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have pain/tender to touch at my left temple with shooting pains in the left side of my head. Tender/burning in left breast and bone?

Have you had before?: Did it start in your head? It could be Temporandibular joint syndrome or a migraine headache. If you are having left sided chest pain that could be concerning and you should be seen by a doctor to make sure it isn't your heart. ...Read more

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I have headaches and the top of my head is tender. What could this be?

I have headaches and the top of my head is tender. What could this be?

Many possibilities: There are many causes of headaches including trauma, stress, high blood pressure and masses/abnormal growth. If the top of your head is tender after sustaining an injury, see a doctor immediately to check for internal brain injury. If your head is only tender when experiencing a headache this could be migraines. If the headaches persist, consider making an appointment for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible that i may have gaint cell arteritis because the top of my head is tender to touch?

Is it possible that i may have gaint cell
arteritis because the top of my head is tender to touch?

NOT LIKELY: If any concern, have your doc check a c-reactive protein and sed rate.. If neither is elevated, you do not have giant cell arteritisl. ...Read more

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My head is tender and when I comb my hair a nice amount comes out. What is the cause of this? What can I do to stop it?

My head is tender and when I comb my hair a nice amount comes out. What is the cause of this? What can I do to stop it?

See doctor: Hair loss accompanied by tenderness is a sign of inflammation or infection. At that location. It needs to be examined and possibly biopsied to determine cause and proper treatment. Over the counter meds are too weak to work. ...Read more

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Pass out 2days ago then hit my head on the floor.Still experiencing headaches some difficulty pronouncing stuff.Spot where i hit my head feels tender?

Pass out 2days ago then hit my head on the floor.Still experiencing headaches some difficulty pronouncing stuff.Spot where i hit my head feels tender?

Take seriously : get checked out by PCP. IT IS TOO long. Need to find the reason why you passed out in first place. For PCOD you need to find the cause. It could be hormonal. If desired make an appointment for consult. Visit us www.ehacstl.com to learn how we propose to treat the cause ...Read more

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The whole right side of my head hurts. My ear hurts. The right side of my throats hurts. The skin covering the right side of my head is tender. ?

The whole right side of my head hurts. My ear hurts. The right side of my throats hurts. The skin covering the right side of my head is tender. ?

Side of head tender: You likely have a form of infection in your throat, right ear, sinusitis, or even a tonsil abscess. You should seek medical evaluation and treatment now. ...Read more

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Top of my head is tender, sudden ear aches that come and go away, sounds in my ear when chewing, face hurts sometimes, head hurts during sharp turn?

Top of my head is tender, sudden ear aches that come and go away, sounds in my ear when chewing, face hurts sometimes, head hurts during sharp turn?

Maybe tmd: You may have a TMJ disorder. I would suggest a TMJ specialist for an evaluation and possible diagnosis. Diagnosis may also involve other doctors including an ent, neurologist, pain specialist, and headache specialist. ...Read more

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I recently had a seizure...I have been having severe headaches, left eye twitching. Also like a cloudiness in my head..Also tenderness in some parts o?

See an MD: Are you diagnosed with seizure disorder? It's normal to feel groggy and 'out of it' for a while after a seizure, but severe headaches don't necessarily go with seizures and would need to be worked up by an md. See an md, because some seizure disorders are life-threatening if not controlled. A neurologist would be best suited for this. ...Read more

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My CT scan reported: "hyperpneumatized skull base w/air cells extending to the petrous apices, lt more than rt. Anterior clinoid processes partially pneumatized." the back of my head is tender with mild swelling and I have an ear leak. What should I do?

My CT scan reported: "hyperpneumatized skull base w/air cells extending to the petrous apices, lt more than rt. Anterior clinoid processes partially pneumatized." the back of my head is tender with mild swelling and I have an ear leak. What should I do?

Normal pneumatizatio: Air cells in the bones of your skull can be a normal variant. Pneumatization of the anterior clinoid is normal. Pain and tenderness of your head is not seen on the ct scan. It is not normal and you obviously saw a doctor who ordered a ct scan. If the ct is negative and your pain persists consider an MRI of the brain. Fluid from your ear is a ant problem. Swelling is non specific of course. ...Read more

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I had a lump on my head that was tender to the touch about 2 weeks ago. It went away, but now there is another one and it's moved farther back?

I had a lump on my head that was tender to the touch about 2 weeks ago.  It went away, but now there is another one and it's moved farther back?

Need more info: This is a question that has no simple answer without a hands on examination. Please make an appointment with your family physician. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the left side of my head and its tender and painful when pressure is applied?

I have a lump on the left side of my head and its tender and painful when pressure is applied?

Need examination: Withiout seeing the lump in person, it would be difficult to diagnose it. It could be as simple as a cyst or something more serious. See your doctor. ...Read more

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The back top of my head is very tender and has been constantly hurting for 3days now. It just started hurting up front today. What could it be?

The back top of my head is very tender and has been constantly hurting for 3days now. It just started hurting up front today. What could it be?

Shingles: If there is no history of trauma and the area is tender to the touch it could be shingles. Call and make an appointment with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I wore my hair in a ponytail yesterday and mole on my head is now tender. Haven't washed hair in 2 days. Have had mole for years?

I wore my hair in a ponytail yesterday and mole on my head is now tender. Haven't washed hair in 2 days. Have had mole for years?

Hair Traction: It is not unusual to get tenderness on the scalp from traction from a ponytail or other hairdos that pull the hair up. Some ladies and girls even lose hair due to this. This is the likely cause of the sore mole. That being said, changes to a mole, even a long standing one, should be checked out by your doctor or dermatologist ...Read more