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Sore painful throat difficulty swallowing throbbing painful pressure behind ears and bottom back of head very painful head when bending over?

Sore painful throat difficulty swallowing throbbing painful pressure behind ears and bottom back of head very painful head when bending over?

Unclear: With the symptoms you need to see your physician. There possibly could be a blockage somewhere and this needs to be diagnosed immediately this could be sinus blockage but I can't be clear from everything you tell me. ...Read more

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Pressure Pain behind right ear and back of head with nausea. Sleeping makes it better, but usually comes right back. Been going on for 1 month.

Pressure Pain behind right ear and back of head with nausea. Sleeping makes it better, but usually comes right back. Been going on for 1 month.

Right sides headache: Does it hurt when you open and close the jaw? If so it can be related to the TMJ. I also think about migraine headache as well. I would see your family doctor and they can help you start sorting through this issue. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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Sinuses congested & HA x5 days OTC don't seem to help. Pressure. Behind Rt eye and sharp/pressure pain back of head Rt side. Dr out of office all week?

Sinuses congested & HA x5 days OTC don't seem to help. Pressure. Behind Rt eye and sharp/pressure pain back of head Rt side. Dr out of office all week?

Visit: Your doctor will have someone covering for urgent visits. If not, consider a visit to an urgent care center if its bad enough that you can't wait. Make sure there is some decongestants in the OTC meds your taking in the mean time. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it common to get pressure in back of head near ear if you have sinus issues?

Is it common to get pressure in back of head near ear if you have sinus issues?

Not common: That is not a common location for sinus pain - your sinuses are located more towards the front of your face, above the forehead, behind the eyes, along the nose and behind the cheeks. A doctor can examine you to determine if you are having muscle tension pain or pain in the mastoid process or referred pain from the ear, but it is unlikely to be due to your sinuses in the location you describe. ...Read more

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Can fluid in ear cause stabbing pains in same side back of head when coughing, bending over, sneezing? Dr says ear is full fluid and it's pressure.

Can fluid in ear cause stabbing pains in same side back of head when coughing, bending over, sneezing? Dr says ear is full fluid and it's pressure.

Yes: Fluid in ear or sinuses can cause excruciating pain &/or headaches. What was the cause & what treatment was given. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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Pressure in back of head worse when I sit up. Ears clogged dizzy feeling. Am I dying?

Pressure in back of head worse when I sit up. Ears clogged dizzy feeling. Am I dying?

Yes.: We are are all dying. Some of live like we are gonna live forever, some like it's their last day. Take a sinus decongestant that doesn't raise your blood pressure, and lets see if it helps you come back to the land of the functional living. Drink lots of water. ...Read more

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Almost passout, ringing in ears, pressure in head, pulse in back of head, shortness of breath....all upon standing up or walking up stairs.

Almost passout, ringing in ears, pressure in head, pulse in back of head, shortness of breath....all upon standing up or walking up stairs.

Ear head pressure: These symptoms are significant and may be from severe illness. You should call your doctor to be seen asap. If you cannot reach your doctor then consider walk in clinci or ER. ...Read more

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Dull ache in back of head after belching then slight pressure. Have URI & my ears are aching, have cough, slight high bp. What's the dull ache about?

Dull ache in back of head after belching then slight pressure. Have URI & my ears are aching, have cough, slight high bp. What's the dull ache about?

Sinus infection like: You have sinuses behind your ears. Your ear nose and throat are all connected. If your symptoms persist for longer than a week, you made need antibiotics and flonase. ...Read more

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Have IIH. Constant eye pain, floaters, grey/white sparkles in periph. Right ear pain, green snot right nostril. Pressure at back of head. What is this?

Have IIH. Constant eye pain, floaters, grey/white sparkles in periph. Right ear pain, green snot right nostril. Pressure at back of head. What is this?

Migraines: IIH may be red herring and symptoms are more indicative of migraines. Try prophylactic treatment for migraines. Discuss with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Can neck problems cause pressure feeling in back of head?

Sure.: Neck pain can spread to your skull, because some of the muscles attach to it. Be sure you get therapy to help control pain and spasm. See your doctor to make sure there is not another cause of your headache, though. ...Read more

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Why does the back of head hurt every time I lay down it feels like I have pressure?

Why does the back of head hurt every time I lay down it feels like I have pressure?

More likely: Its your NECK which is causing the referred pain to the back of your head! Try not using more than one pillow!!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Light pressure in top back of head have anxiety and stress feels better at the time when I massage it what can it be?

Galea aponeurotica: That is a large helmet shaped muscle that lies under the scalp and connects the eyebrows and forehead to the neck and upper shoulders. If when stressed we contract the ga, we can get a squeezing effect over the top of our heads, neck and shoulders.

As with other tense muscles, massage and other forms of relaxation can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Had concuss 5 month ago feels better but now always have light pressure in top back of head neuropsy says it's stress an anxiety is this true?

Had concuss 5 month ago feels better but now always have light pressure in top back of head neuropsy says it's stress an anxiety is this true?

Neuropsych: Trust your doc on this one. Stress & anxiety can tighten muscles in shoulders, back of neck, and back of head. Try stretching exercises to relax these muscles; moist heat to area will help also, & therapeutic massage of that area feels wonderfully relaxing. Working/studying in head forward position strains those muscles; take breaks to stretch & relax them. Try meditation/yoga/tai chi/bio-feedback. ...Read more

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Mild concuss 5 months ago have stress and anxiety head feels fine I feel fine but I have this kinda pressure on top back of head is this from anxiety?

Mild concuss 5 months ago have stress and anxiety head feels fine I feel fine but I have this kinda pressure on top back of head is this from anxiety?

Perhaps.: Anxiety can cause any symptom (ssxs). It is still an explanation of last resort so make sure it is not a residual ssxs of the original trauma. We are learning that even "mild" traumatic brain injury (tbi) can have far reaching effects: pain, tenderness, stress, anxiety, and even mood and memory ssxs.

In addition to direct effects of the injury, the event causing the trauma can also stir up anx. ...Read more

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Neck/head pain. Leaning head foward feel pressure on back of head. Neck hurts off and on on both sides. Should I go to dr?

Neck/head pain. Leaning head foward feel pressure on back of head. Neck hurts off and on on both sides. Should I go to dr?

Yes, your primary: Care doctor will do physical ; neurological exams to determine if you need x-rays or other radiographic studies or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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Bad head pressure/tension when sitting and standing in back of head and neck, starts as soon as I awake. What could this be? Please help.

Bad head pressure/tension when sitting and standing in back of head and neck, starts as soon as I awake. What could this be? Please help.

Muscle tensioin: Many patients clench or grind their teeth at night for various reasons- stress, sugar, drugs and bad bites. The result is 56 pair of muscles in the head and neck become like a charley horse or muscle spasm and result in referred pain. See a dentist that understands temporomandibular disease and get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Having pressure, when laying down and lift up feels like fluid in the back of head. Can you feel blood in head? Is this nerves or musckes?

Having pressure, when laying down and lift up feels like fluid in the back of head. Can you feel blood in head? Is this nerves or musckes?

Headache: It is hard to l determine the cause of your headaches from the information provided. I feel the best option you have is to discuss this with your physician so he can obtain and adequate history and physical examination and reach am adequate diagnosis and treatment for you. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I get these pains in my head that I have to apply pressure to. In the very back of head bottom and at forehead. Switches. My sister has migraines.

Family history: Migraines tend to run in families, and your head pains may be heralding the beginning of migraine in your case. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Pressure, empty numb, tension feeling in back of head. Laying on it or wearing a hat makes it worse. What can this be? No pain associated. Serious?

Pressure, empty numb, tension feeling in back of head. Laying on it or wearing a hat makes it worse. What can this be? No pain associated. Serious?

Headache: Tenderness could indicate a muscle tension type headache. Rarely, migraines can have a muscle spasm component associated to it, specially in the neck area. Also, neck conditions can manifest with headaches. Check with your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have pain pressure in back of head and pressure in face. Pain in head has been for three weeks face pressure just started today. What could this be?

I have pain pressure in back of head and pressure in face. Pain in head has been for three weeks face pressure just started today. What could this be?

Sinus pressure?: This could be just simple sinus pressure. A quick way to test this is to try an over the counter decongestant pill or nasal spray. If you don't have much improvement after several days, you should see your doctor for a good ENT exam. ...Read more

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Yr ago back of head hard on car seat. Days later had head pressures, sensitive to light, noise and worst spaciness scan normal but still feel spacy y?

Yr ago back of head hard on car seat. Days later had head pressures, sensitive to light, noise and worst spaciness scan normal but still feel spacy y?

See your doc: I would start with your primary care provider. They may be able to help to narrow down your feelings of spaciness and detect any associated neurological findings. He/she may order additional tests such as MRI or ct of the head. ...Read more

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Yesterday I got extreme pain and pressure in left back of head while bending down. Today I had pain and stiff neck on left side. Any ideas?

Yesterday I got extreme pain and pressure in left back of head while bending down. Today I had pain and stiff neck on left side. Any ideas?

Pain in the neck: Or cervicalgia, is the most common syndrome seen in PCP practice. May be due to a muscle strain or ligament sprain and with associated symptoms headache, facial pain or TMJ. See your PCP for consultation, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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I have neck and back of head pain and pressure when straining please help?

NECK PAIN: There are several causes of neck pains: make sure your BP is normal, check for muscle strain like torticolis, meningitis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, disc problems, infections, injury, tumor, spinal cord compression, etc. You need to see md and be examined. ...Read more

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Have dull ache in back of head near base of neck, feel a bit of pressure there too, hyperventilating, idea?

Have dull ache in back of head near base of neck, feel a bit of pressure there too, hyperventilating, idea?

How is your stress?: If stress is a factor this could be the cause of all of this especially if you are hyperventilating. The headache, the pain in the base of the neck and the pressure sounds like a stress reaction. Examine your health history and take stock of yourself. Too much caffeine?
See your doc and get better answers. ...Read more

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Tight pressure back of head and light headed been going on for a while now on and of for 3 months really bothersome?

Tight pressure back of head and light headed been going on for a while now on and of for 3 months really bothersome?

Sign of Tension: You may need medical help from your a doctor. If you do not have one, you should look for a family Physician as we all need a Primary care Physician (PCP) as a source for medical help.
Right now your symptoms sugggest a stressful period of time for you either in school, or at your job or may be in a family relationship. You should learn how to relax: by Breathing exercises and daily walks for exerc ...Read more

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Have head tension/pressure, applied heat pad now have throbbing in back of head and neck. Why is that? Is this serious?

Have head tension/pressure, applied heat pad now have throbbing in back of head and neck. Why is that? Is this serious?

Headaches/Neck pain: The association of headaches and neck pain may be seen in cases of tension, problems with posture, lack of sleep, and with trauma or lesions of the cervical spine. The most appropriate course of action is seeing a medical doctor to start a diagnostic process and treatment. Chiropractic doctors may help the posture and release tension in neck and back. Exercise and relaxation are very helpful. ...Read more