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Pulsating In Back Of Head
Pulsating in back of head with pressure for 5 months now, blood clot? Aneurysm? Artery problem? Muscles? Head feels so off everyday...Please help me
Headache: Sounds like tension headaches. Contact your primary care physician for evaluation. ...Read more
Internal tremor, wobbly feeling, pulsating in back of head, weak feeling in legs, headaches, occasional nausea, numbness round back of head, cold too?
Have neck & back pain, pinching pains in scalp. Was stretching after sitting in awkward position. & felt pressure in base of neck & felt it pulsate. Back of head too. Then dizzy when I stood. Ideas?
Pulled muscle: The first thing to consider is a pulled muscle. You put some ice on the area that hurts when you have an acute injury and do repeated ice for the next couple of days but after 36 hours and you can use heat. If your symptoms don't improve you need to discuss this with your physician ...Read more
Internal tremor, wobbly feeling, headaches, nause weak legs, pulsating back of head, cold feeling back of head, numbness round head, 6 months ongoing?
Tried going back to sleep earlier, felt anxious pulsating sensation in left side back of head near neck. I do have anxiety, sinus & neck strain. Idea?
Sleep: Please discuss with your Dr. Not enough information to help. ...Read more
What could be cause of intermittent pressure that pulsates in the back of my head? No pain, just pressure which seems to pulsate or throb at times.
Exam: Never postpone an examination and r CT scanwith a pulsing sensation in your head- get checked or go to ER ASAP! ...Read more
I feel a pulsating vein in back of my head left side at night sometimes is that bad or is it just normal sometimes?
Likely normal: It can be absolutely normal to be aware of your own pulse or feel a vein spasm intermittently. If the pulsation is painful, unremitting or has any associated symptoms it would be a good idea to speak with your doctor about the matter. ...Read more
I have been having this pulsating feeling in the back of my head that seems to get worse when I lie down but I can still feel it sometimes during the day. Also, I have been getting this tingliness in my arms. Do you know what could be causing this?
Vascular defect?: Pulsation is suggestive of a blood vessel disorder. An aneurysm or vascular malformation may be involved. These may be located in the back of the brain and cause the type of symptoms you describe. A good quality MRI and mra may be appropriate. However, first a thorough neurological evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more
Vibrating, pulsating sensation in brain/skull. Sides and back of head, mostly right side. Few times a month. Have JME. Cause for concern?
Tension: Tension headaches spasm of muscles in area. ...Read more
Dull throbbing mostly (left)back of head. Seem to worsen when touch, abit dizzy. Better when lying down. Spend time on phone. Possible causes n how to ease?
Muscle pain: Seems like a muscle issue (strain or sprain). I think some warm compresses and some Motrin or tylenol is in order. The fact that you talk on the phone often can affect your posture and help cause the problem. Be aware of your posture. Get a headset if you need to be hands free on the phone and perhaps you sit up straighter and not develop this pain. Warm compresses and cold ones can be done. ...Read more
Dull pulsing pain feels like someone flicking on the inside of head. Right side in middle of head between temple and back of head. One spot comes n goes?
Insufficient data: Your description is just the beginning of the process, not the end. If you’re really bothered or concerned, you need to be seen by a live doctor in a brick-and-mortar office who will take a thorough history and do an examination. Don’t expect to get any really helpful information from a HealthTap post of this nature. That is not the function of this website. It’s not a doctor-substitute. ...Read more
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
Would looking down at a tablet for a couple hours cause a throbbing painful headache at the back of head and neck the next day?
Tablet neck.: Yes. Holding your head down at that tablet-using angle puts a tremendous strain on the neck muscles, which are charged with holding the head in that unnatural position. This will cause pain. ...Read more
Are headaches at back of head (occasionally throbbing) migraines or tension? (not exactly nauseous, but just don't feel like eating, even if hungry.)
Have a bad throbbing pain in back of head and a hard small lump on my right side where the pain is. Can this be a migraine?
Coincidental lump?: Your headache has some features of migraine including being unilateral (one sided) and throbbing. However, there are multiple types of headaches which can share these features as well. None of the classical headache types are associated with a "hard small lump" on the same side of the headache. For this reason you should consult a doctor to determine if this is related or just a coincidental. ...Read more
Weird feeling in the back of head after throbbing. Now have slight throb in the left temple. Neck and shoulder pain too.
C-spine disease: This sounds more like a cervical radiculopathy type of pain with a resultant tension type of headache and radiation of the nerve to the shoulders. Still you have to be seen so as not to miss anything more severe. A good exam and a good advise is best as the pain may be simple to treat as a symptom but the underlying disease may not be as easy. Go to your md. ...Read more
Have a lump on the back of head, to the left of my external occipital protuberance. It has slight throbbing pain to touch. Noticed this for a year.
Occipital pain: Pain with swelling at this location can be a simple scalp or muscle condition or can be a more serious condition such as irritation of the greater occipital nerve. Because this has been going on for so long it would be best to be evaluated by a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more
Back of head just above neck throbbing and when bending over a watery substance flows out of my nose. Mostly right nostril, just started a month ago?
Is throbbing vessels in back of head a cardio issue? Get head rushes from stress, exercise, heat, hot shower and can feel heartbeat in back of head.
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?
I have a forehead pain since 4 days. It starts on both sides, around eyes, back of head&back of neck with throbbing&heaviness in head. Plz help.....
Pain: Your pain may bedue to a sinus infection or amigraine. A visit yo yhe doctor can help distinguish the two. ...Read more
Sharp pain in lower left side on back of head while having an orgasm recently I have been experiencing a sharp, throbbing pain in the back of my head (lower left side...Below the back of my left ear). This only occurs during an orgasm, and goes away when
There: There is such a thing as a "coital headache", that occurs during orgasm. That said, the most reasonable thing, with any new headache or change in headache patterns, is to see your physician to rule out any serious cause of headaches. Coital headache can be treated safely with medications. ...Read more
Headache that started around eye, pain in back of head down neck, progressed hours later to other side of neck, now have throbbing headache, eye hurts?
Consider migraine: migraine headaches often cause a throbbing headache, associated with nausea and sensitivity to light or sound. Each person's initial presentation can vary. Migraine headaches generally last 4-72 hours and are the cause of significant loss of work and personal time. If you have these headaches on a regular basis, please consult your primary care physician ...Read more
Large painful, throbbing lump in back of head and neck, hair loss in same spot, and migraines everyday in the exact location.
It may be a cyst: In the skin of your scalp. If you have a mass there got checked out by your primary doctor, it could be as simple as a skin cyst that can be quickly removed. ...Read more
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