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Randomly get a throbbing feeling in the left side of my head that lasts a few seconds with no pain or other symptoms. Is this normal?

Randomly get a throbbing feeling in the left side of my head that lasts a few seconds with no pain or other symptoms. Is this normal?

Not normal: But it doesn't necessarily mean that it's life-threatening. It likely is from a muscle spasm of the temporalis muscle, the big muscle at either side of the head. This can be related to stress or bruxism(grinding your teeth) or temporomandibular joint issues(the joint of your jaw). You should first try some relaxation techniques like meditation to see if it resolves but if it doesn't see your doc ...Read more

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I've notice throbbing on the side of my head, can this be stress? I did a MRI it said my brain was ok just throb no pain, when I massage head it ease

I've notice throbbing on the side of my head, can this be stress? I did a MRI it said my brain was ok just throb no pain, when I massage head it ease

Stress, headache: The symptom you describe of throbbing my be related to stress or possibly a tension headache. The good news is that your MRI was normal. That means you do not have a brain mass or lesion. Please let me know if I can answer additional questions or clarify for you. Thank You ...Read more

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Feels like fluid moving around in rt ear when I tilt head around. No pain, throbbing, or discharge, but causes bit of dizziness. Persistent 5 days?

Feels like fluid moving around in rt ear when I tilt head around. No pain, throbbing, or discharge, but causes bit of dizziness. Persistent 5 days?

Diagnosis: If you have fluid in the middle ear without pain, it is most likely a viral infection. You need an expert opinion to rule out any problem with your middle ear. These types of problems usually do not require any specific treatment and disappear;. If the symptoms persist for 3 weeks or more see an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Normal for vertigo? Off balance, throbbing head with no pain, stiff neck, blurry vision off and on and I get a swaying sensation When I walk.

Normal for vertigo? Off balance, throbbing head with no pain, stiff neck, blurry vision off and on and I get a swaying sensation When I walk.

Most of the symptoms: are "normal" for vertigo, but Vertigo itself isn't "normal'. I don't usually find "stiff neck" as a symptom unless it's your body's natural attempt to lessen the symptoms. My general rule of thumb is that it should lessen in 3 days and be gone in a week or so. Meds help ease the symptoms. If you get nausea or vomiting, are falling or have numbness, tingling or weakness anywhere, get help! ...Read more

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Throbbing/spasms/fluttering in left temple, pressure feeling in area as well. No pain assoc w/feeling. Is this a serious concern-Lasting 30mins so far?

Throbbing/spasms/fluttering in left temple, pressure feeling in area as well. No pain assoc w/feeling. Is this a serious concern-Lasting 30mins so far?

Temporal muscle: This is likely your left temporal muscle. Try some therapy with cool compress or heat to see if this relaxes.. This should resolve, but if it persists or is associated with fever or visual disturbances get checked. ...Read more

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Do migraines cause temple arteries to bulge a bit ? Their not noticeable but i can feel them and they pulsate. I am 18. No pain when i touch them.

Do migraines cause temple arteries to bulge a bit ? Their not noticeable but i can feel them and they pulsate. I am 18. No pain when i touch them.

No: Temporal arteries should be palpable normally. Migraine is a vascular headache intra-cranially, yet tenderness can occur extra-cranially. Migraines are also uni-lateral, one side of the head; tension headaches and other varieties may be bilateral... Temporal arteritis (ta), an autoimmune disease, can cause tenderness along the temporal artery. ...Read more

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Left vein has been throbbing on and off from temple down to my ear. No pain just really scared. I'm only 17? Has been going on for a week now

Left vein has been throbbing on and off from temple down to my ear. No pain just really scared. I'm only 17? Has been going on for a week now

Not likely dangerous: If there is no pain, it's not likely dangerous. It's probably not a vein. It's more likely a twitch in the masseter or temporalis muscles. This can be caused by excessive anxiety, caffeine and other stimulants, or electrolyte imbalances if having a lot of sweating or diarrhea and not replacing electrolytes. If none of these applies to you, or not improving after addressing them, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Throbbing/pulsing in leg/arm. No pain but happened at leat 6x in last hour. It lasts a few seconds and feels like something shaking under skin. Ideas?

Throbbing/pulsing in leg/arm. No pain but happened at leat 6x in last hour. It lasts a few seconds and feels like something shaking under skin. Ideas?

Throbbing arm/leg: Is that sensation on not arms and both leg or just one side? Was there any injury related to the concerned area? Have you been work out, if yes for how long? Throbbing and pulsing sensation are very general symptoms that could be related to many things. From least severe as a overworked muscles to circulatory related. Some case can be lacking of certain chemical on your system. ...Read more

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I have had on and off popping noises coming from my left ear for a few months now. No pain, just popping and throbbing to my pulse also.

I have had on and off popping noises coming from my left ear for a few months now. No pain, just popping and throbbing to my pulse also.

Ear popping: You may want to see if you have wax clogged in it, if not you may want to have an ear nose throat specialist look into it. It may also be a sign if TMJ if you clench your teeth. ...Read more

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What causes throbbing pain in the top of your head?

What causes throbbing pain in the top of your head?

Migraine: Throbbing pain in the head may be due to migraine headache or tension headache. Migraine headaches are typically incapacitating whereas tension headache are more tolerable. Both treated differently. Inciting causes are stress, fatigue, poor hydration, poor diet or skipping meals and poor sleep. ...Read more

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I have a throbbing pain in the top left of my head?

I have a throbbing pain in the top left of my head?

Could be: A migraine. If it's the worst headache you've ever had and you have changes in vision, nausea, vomiting then see your doctor immediately. Try otc excedrin. Talk to your doctor about effective long term treatment. ...Read more