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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 an 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 an 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 may 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 an overworked muscle 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 as well.

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 as well.

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 is 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

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What to do if I have a sharp throbbing pain in my head?

See your PCP: Headache is a common disorder and represents a major health problem both in the US and abroad. It is the leadin g cause of absence from work and accounts for millions of workdays lost each year. Although physicians, particularly family practitioners, treat many patients with persistent headaches, there are also many headache sufferers who have never consulted a physician. See your PCP. ...Read more

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I have throbbing pulsating pain on the back of my head on thr right side?

Pulsating pain: Pulsating pain is probably caused by blood flow in your carotid artery due to high blood pressure. See your doctor ASAP ...Read more

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I have a throbbing pain on the top right side of my head. How to cure this?

Needs to be checked: Pain on the right side of head and throbing can be from many causes like, migraine
cluster headache
tension headache
allergies
sinusitis
mensrual or hormonal headaches
brain tumor
brain anurism
brain hemorhage or hematoma
head injury
hypertension
temporal arteritis
the treatment depends on the cause of the headache, so have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Slight throbbing in right side of head after exertion. How do I treat this?

Slight throbbing in right side of head after exertion. How do I treat this?

Seek advice: Most headaches fall under category of migraines, cluster or tension like headaches. Then there are other causes that sometimes require more investigations. Exertional headaches require more evaluation. Start with history and exam with your gp and see if imaging is indicated for you. ...Read more

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Throbbing in head & l. Back where I've had a fusion, u pon standing. What could this be? Is it serious?

Throbbing in head & l. Back where I've had a fusion, u pon standing. What could this be? Is it serious?

Low back pain: The first question is how long ago did you have your back fusion. I would not expect for the pain to totally subside to about 8 to 12 months after surgery. The other issue is that patients tend to develop facet syndrome after having had back fusion it can be treated but you'll need someone skilled in interventional pain to help. Other problems such as hardware failure are possible, get evaluated. ...Read more

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Wat does it mean wen u have a throbbing pain in ur head but only on the rightside what does this mean?

Unilateral headaches: Evaluation of a one-sided (unilateral) headache should include a thorough neurological evaluation. This evaluation will include a complete History & Physical seeking to tease out associated symptoms that may be associated with more benign (innocent) conditions: muscle spasms, progressing on a severity scale towards vascular cephalgia (dysfunctional & treatable), to more serious CNS conditions. ...Read more

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I have throbbing in my head and chest for weeks which is in multiple places and skips "beats". What could this be?

I have throbbing in my head and chest for weeks which is in multiple places and skips "beats". What could this be?

Anxiety: I understand your distress.
“throbbing in head and chest in multiple places” is due to stresses in your life causing Anxiety.
Skipped beats or heart beating fast can be due to:
Stress
Overactive thyroid gland Smoking Drinking too much alcohol or caffeine Drug abuse
See Psychiatrist for Therapy for stresses of relationship; and Medication.
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation. ...Read more

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I have this major throbbing headake on the back right side of my head and it hurts really bad should I go see a dr????

I have this major throbbing headake on the back right side of my head and it hurts really bad should I go see a dr????

Severe pain: A severe headache needs to be seen by a doctor. Headaches can have many causes and most are not serious, but if you are having a lot of pain, new onset of headaches or any change in the pattern of headaches, you need to be seen. ...Read more

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My neck is throbbing and very painful on the right and back of my head. It has been like this for two days now, any help?

My neck is throbbing and very painful on the right and back of my head. It has been like this for two days now, any help?

Neck pain: It could be due to a strained muscle or due to muscular tension/ posture related. It could also mean something sinister such as inflammation or infection of the meninges which is the sac surrounding the brain and spinal cod. It is difficult to tell without examination. See your doctor ...Read more