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I had a pimple on side of my head now its a huge lump growing its hurt ?

I had a pimple on side of my head now its a huge lump growing its hurt ?

Cyst: It sounds like you have a cyst. A cyst is a pimple that grows in the deeper skin. It fills up kind of like a water balloon. These don't turn bad but may get infected. If it hurts, you should see a dermatologist to have it treated. ...Read more

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A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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I have a very little pimple on the side of the head of my penis. Is it normal ? It does not hurt at all.

I have a very little pimple on the side of the head of my penis. Is it normal ? It does not hurt at all.

Probably not normal.: Depending on its duration the pimple may be related to infection, viral, fungal, or bacterial, or to trauma. What is the history of sexual contacts?
See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have lot of pimples on back side of my head. Is it because of high cholesterol?

I have lot of pimples on back side of my head. Is it because of high cholesterol?

Doubtful: At you age, having Skin manifestations of high cholesterol (usually seen in the eye area) would be unlikely, and is probably something else. Pimples of course are a possibility since you called them pimples, but a true diagnosis on any skin condition can not be made over the computer and really would need a clinical exam. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a swollen pimple on side of chin with no head! help should I squeeze it!?

I have a swollen pimple on side of chin with no head! help should I squeeze it!?

Please don't squeeze: To avoid the possibility of getting a skin infection, depressed scar or hyperprigmentation, do not squeeze your pimples. A low potency benzoyl peroxide is readily available at your local drug store. Recommend you see an aesthetic specialist (cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist) who specializes in acne care, so they can help resolve this pimple and start a treatment plan to reduce acne breakouts. ...Read more

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Getting spasms on the left side of head behind ear?

Getting spasms on the left side of head behind ear?

Head spasm: Spasm behind the ear is the result of neck muscle spasm. It is common and usually has no worrisome underlying cause. ...Read more

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Could sinus have your left side of head and neck hurt?

Could sinus have your left side of head and neck hurt?

Sinusitis?: Possibly a sinus problem could be causing your symptoms, but left head and neck pain could be musculoskeletal or other problems. Much more information is needed to give you proper advice. See your primary doctor first and consider seeing a specialist after this. ...Read more

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Sharp localised pain on left side of head above the ear ?

Sharp localised pain on left side of head above the ear ?

Tmj: You likely have tmj. A way to tell is to open and close the jaw with a finger placed in the TMJ socket which is roughly the pocket created when one opens the mouth and places a finger directly in front of the ear canal right at the level of the sideburns. Softer foods, warm compresses and Motrin should help. Avoid gum chewing. Temporal arthritis is another possibility. ...Read more

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Bad headache on right side of head pounding what the cause?

Bad headache on right side of head pounding what the cause?

Usually migraine: is the cause of pounding headaches on one side of the head in a 25 year old lady especially if this is recurrent. Now having said that I must point out that there are a few uncommon things that will present with headache that require further investigation. Many things can cause or contribute to migraine. I suggest you read about migraine and potential triggering factors. 400 character limit here. ...Read more

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Can a hard sneeze cause a headache on the left side of head?

Can a hard sneeze cause a headache on the left side of head?

Yes, but...: If it persists more than 24 hours or is a very severe headache, see a physician. ...Read more

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What could cause headache in one side of head & light sensitivity?

What could cause headache in one side of head & light sensitivity?

Poss. migraine: These symptoms could indicate a multitude of problems. I recommend seeing a neurologist and ent. ...Read more

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Hard knot on left bottom side of head, headaches as neck stiffness. ?

Hard knot on left bottom side of head, headaches as neck stiffness. ?

Strain: Assuming you are not ill with a fever this sounds a lot like localized muscle spasm due to neck strain or perhaps sleep position. Headache goes along with it. Neck exercises can help. ...Read more

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Migraine with sudden stabbing pain in the middle of right side of head.

Migraine with sudden stabbing pain in the middle of right side of head.

Very common: Migraine is chronic neurological disorder associated with focal neurologic deficit, alterations in cerebral blood flow and headache. The term, migraine, is often used to include a large number of clinical presentations. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Pounding pain in back of left side of head into my temple when i move. Is this serious?

Need more informatio: We can not say if it is serious or not without knowing more information, like your blood pressure, if yu are taking any medicine including over the countermedication any other co existing condition, any hitory of trauma etc.I will suggest you get examined by your doctor or go to er if in doubt as you are getting pounding headache. ...Read more

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2 month old hit side of head into my head while I was burping her. Will this hurt her head?

2 month old hit side of head into my head while I was burping her. Will this hurt her head?

No: She is unlikely to be able to generate enough force to hurt herself. Is she back to her sunny eating and cooing self? Will be fine. ...Read more

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What is the cause of nerve pain on left side of head and down left side of body with nausea ?

What is the cause of nerve pain on left side of head and down left side of body with nausea ?

Thalamic pain: can produce pain on one side of the body (including the head). The clinical course may help with sorting out what is going on. Is this jolts of pain, progressive episodes of pain and are there any other symptoms besides nausea?
Does change in body position relative to gravity affect the pain ? You need to have this worked up.
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My left side of head is tense and half of my neck . I feel like have high anxiety becausei'm always stressed?

My left side of head is tense and half of my neck . I feel like have high anxiety becausei'm always stressed?

Anxiety: Check with your doctor to rule out medical causes and if cleared consult a mental health professional who can help you uncover the root causes and help you develop better ways of coping. Best. ...Read more

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Having pressure in upper left side of head at top , feeling sleepy at times during day, could that be serious?

Having pressure in upper left side of head at top , feeling sleepy at times during day, could that be serious?

Could be: New onset symptoms at your age should raise concern, but even those symptoms may still be benign. On top of the list, combining those 2 symptoms could be headaches caused by sleep deprivation. However, this is far from an exhaustive list. You're worried--so go get it checked out. ...Read more

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When I move my eyes side to side, headache increases back of right side of head then also includes right top of head. Why?

When I move my eyes side to side, headache increases back of right side of head then also includes right top of head. Why?

Eye exam/head exam: Pain with eye movement requires an exam. An optometrist or ophthalmologist would be a good start and then if all is ok, a primary care provider would be a good next step. ...Read more

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Headache when standing up from bending position, very brief in one spot left side of head, terrfied of aneurism or tumour?

Headache when standing up from bending position, very brief in one spot left side of head, terrfied of aneurism or tumour?

Take a deep breath: I can tell you not to worry about it, but I know that will not work. These symptoms do not seem consistent with either of the diagnoses you fear. Regardless, make an appointment to see your physician.

It may be something simple like dehydration (it has been getting hotter in Chatham, no?). Your doctor is the best person to discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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Hi , I am ramya. I am 24 years old. I have severe headache and left side of head is stabbing. My neck, shoulders pain as well.

Hi , I am ramya. I am 24 years old. I have severe headache and left side of head is stabbing. My neck, shoulders pain as well.

Cause of headache: The best way to tackle a headache is to figure out what's causing it in the first place - is it a migraine, from not eating breakfast this am, from skipping a dose of a medicine, from not getting enough sleep? There can be many reasons, and you can get the associated shoulder/neck pain. Make sure you check it out with your doctor and get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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My neck hurts on left side when i turn my head i get a pain in left side of head and ear sometime. What might make this happen?

Cervicogenic otalgia: This may be caused by a pulled or sprain muscle that attached to your neck to the outlying bones of the ear. Referred pain from an irritated or pinched nerve can also cause this. Other conditions are possible. You should see your doctor for an exam to make sure its nothing more serious and to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Recent/non contrast MRI normal. Blood wrk normal. Stabbing pains in left side of head. Worse when bending over. Any suggestions?

Recent/non contrast MRI normal. Blood wrk normal. Stabbing pains in left side of head. Worse when bending over. Any suggestions?

Functional disorder: You were probably led down the wrong path, but your question is worth posing to whoever ordered the MRI since s/he (1) must have thought about what the problem was before ordering & (2) have the official MRI report. Just from what you wrote, I think you have a migraine or vascular headache condition (which won't be seen on any imaging study) but I could be wrong. Use HealthTap Prime to verify &ask ...Read more

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For a week i've been having a coming and going pain right side of head over ear. Not sharp. Feel it more when laying down. Tumor?!

UNLIKELY: Most likely you are having an issue with the greater occipital nerve of arnold on the right. Check in with your doctor, as these issues can easily be handled and are relatively self limited and benign. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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