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My Skull Hurts
Eval: Chronic, recurrent, moderate to severe intensity headaches warrant medical evaluation. ...Read more
What's a bucky?: If you mean those comfy slippers made by a company 'bucky', then i'm not sure how it'll help your neck. Many people fear flying, anywhere from mild to sheer internalized terror. Do anything to help relax, relieve stress; a soft small neck pillow can help. Shake your hands and wiggle your toes on take-off & landing or when anxious. Don't worry what others think, most are quietly anxious as well. ...Read more
Hard to diagnose. : This is difficult to diagnose on this forum. How long have you had the pain? Do you have limited mobility in your neck? Is there any swelling? This could be just a sore muscle from poor posture or sleeping in the wrong position. If you feel it is not from this, then it would be best to have this checked by a physician. ...Read more
Need more info: Do you have a history of headaches? What causes your headaches? What makes them better? Are they associated with your periods? Do you have vision issues? Do you have nausea with them? Do they occur at night? Do you have a history of head trauma? Do headaches run in your family? What is your medical history? How long do they last? ...Read more
Ive always had this bump just below the base of my skull that doesnt necessarily hurt but now I have a new bump on my skull that hurts to touch. Help?
Painful bump: The painless bump is likely a lymph node, or less likely maybe a cyst. The new painful bump is likely a "reactive" lymph node (recent viral infection or even an infection you were unaware of?). A new painful bump could also be from an infected hair shaft or abscess in which case look for redness. Have your physician check them out to be sure. ...Read more
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?
Head hurts: Head hurts/above eye/behind brow arch could be due to: dehydration, diet issues/sensitivities (see email@example.com for more info; sinusitis (see PCP, or ENT MD), narrow eye angles (see eyeMD for Gonioscopy if needed); need for glasses or change in glasses (asthenopia); migraine; rarer causes such as blood clots, masses/cancers are less likely but your MD can evaluate to be sure. ...Read more
I have two hard swells behind my left ear in my Skull, and other one at the back of my skull. It hurts but not all the time from time t?
Medical check up: If you have any abnormal swellings, these should be checked by a Physician to find out the cause. We can not guess what it is without the benefit of a medical examination done by a doctor. ...Read more
All of a sudden I have a swollen painful bump in the back of my skull that hurts very much to touch. Right side bottom of skull lined up behind my ear?
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