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What are symptoms of occipital neuralgia?

What are symptoms of occipital neuralgia?

Sharp pain in back: of head at base of neck to scalp and can radaite to behind the eyes, cause unknown but trauma, tight muscles stress, lack of sleep or food bets is to get mri of head to be sure no tumor, then take excedrin , next try gabapentin[antiseizure meds] ice pack and or heat , rolled towel behind neck , let head fall back over towel to ease tension , osteopathic or massage therapy, physical therapy ...Read more

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What pain/symptoms does occipital neuralgia cause?

What pain/symptoms does occipital neuralgia cause?

Typical: Unilateral occipital head pain, usually of a burning or electrical nature, associated with a pain trigger at base of skull behind mastoid bone, and perhaps local numbness over the distribution of the Greater Occipital Nerve of Arnold. Would further discussion via Concierge visit provide assistance? ...Read more

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Is permanent sharp throbbing pain in one side of the head, neck and back pain and scalp sensitive to touch and painful symptoms of occipital neuralgia?

Yes and No: It could be occipital neuralgia, however neck and back pain are not typical symptoms. I would suggest having your neck evaluated as well since many of those nerves can travel to both the neck, back and head to cause the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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Can ehlher danlos make chiari symptoms worse. Occipital headache, dizziness, episodic tachycardia and blurred vision for 15 days. Also 15 episodes of syncope in last 2 weeks. All heart/blood normal?

Can ehlher danlos make chiari symptoms worse. Occipital headache, dizziness, episodic tachycardia and blurred vision for 15 days. Also 15 episodes of syncope in last 2 weeks. All heart/blood normal?

Evaluate chiari: The symptoms you report are most likely due to the chiari malformation. Your shoud see a neurologist and have an MRI and magnetic resonance angiogram to determine if the blood supply to the posterior circualtion of youi brain is being compromised by pressure from the chiari malformation obststructing the brainstem as it passes through the foramen magnum. ...Read more

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What symptoms with:hyperintensities in left parietal by body of left lateral ventrical. Also in right occipital region. ?

Micro-vessel disease: These white matter lesions appear mostly to be the result of microvascular disease which is seen in normal aging (40"s +), migraines, hypertension, and possibly some of the clotting disorders which can result in tiny, ministroke events, (eg. Huges syndrome) do you have a history of high BP or of migraines? ...Read more

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What is the usual progression of symptoms for a parieto-occipital glioblastoma multiforme?

What is the usual progression of symptoms for a parieto-occipital glioblastoma multiforme?

Depends: If the tumor is on the left, the symptoms could include confusion while right sided tumors will only presents with numbness. Both sides can give visual symptoms but most patients don't present until they either have a seizure or are confused. ...Read more

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I've had a constant, focal, sharp pain on my left occipital lobe for 2 days. No other associated symptoms. Pain started 2/10, now 4/10 on pain scale.

I've had a constant, focal, sharp pain on my left occipital lobe for 2 days. No other associated symptoms. Pain started 2/10, now 4/10 on pain scale.

The occipital lobe : Is inside the brain. Perhaps you meant the occipital area (nape of neck), as that can happen and be bothersome. You rate it as 2-4/10, which isn't bad, and you might have a muscular contraction, or vascular issues that's causing this to occur. So, it's best to see your doctor, and have it evaluated, if it hasn't changed or improved by now. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of HIV, swollen occipital nodes, I slept with risky person in oct last year took home test in sept, test neg, could it be wrong?

I have symptoms of HIV, swollen occipital nodes, I slept with risky person in oct last year took home test in sept, test neg, could it be wrong?

Get retested: Get retested since tests can give false-negative as well as false-positive results. However swollen occipital nodes per se are not an unique feature for HIV. ...Read more