Doctor insights on:
Pulsating Pressure In Head
When I lay down on my stomach, I get a pulsating pressure in my ears & head, and my legs start to tingle and feel numb from feet upwards. Why?
Dizziness lightheadedness faintness pulsating head pressure ringing ears for 5 months. Symptoms come n go no triggers. Ct scan w out contrast clear.
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
Everytime I cough it hurts my head. When I go walking my head starts to hurt. Mainly the back of my head. Stress makes hurt too. A pulsating pressure??
Headache: It will be better to consult a physician and provide more information for diagnosis and treatment. In general, you should always see your doctor if its a new headache, its severe, fever, seizure, associated with exercise or injury, weakness, numbness, personality change, confusion etc are associated with headache. ...Read more
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
Why does either side of my head pulsate/twitch when sleeping facing one side? (right left) Is it pressure to the blood vessel near jaw/side of head?
Fasciculation: This is called a fasciculation. You may have a condition known as hemifacial spasm, which is benigh condition in which the muscles in your face contract involuntarily. This is treated with botox. Rarely, it can be caused by something irritating the nerve going to your facial muscles, the facial nerve ...Read more
Pulsing in right ear off and on. It's not like a heartbeat, its more of a pulsating sound. I have a cold and some sinus pressure in my head.?
Pulsations in ear: If the pulsating sensation in the ear is recent and related to the sinus pressure in your head and cold symptoms, it is to be expected. A cold commonly is associated with dysfunction of the eustachian tube connecting the nose and ear. A visit to your ear nose and throat doctor will likely be helpful because prescription medications to reduce inflammation will also affect the ear pulsations. ...Read more
I have pressure on the top of my head that comes and goes. Also get throbbing pains every now and then. Haven't slept well all week. Sound Serious?
Possible Migraine: This sounds like a possible variation of migraine/vascular headache. You should call your family physician and go in for a checkup. He/she may refer you to a neurologist to give you an evaluation. You should always check out any symptoms of this type, just to stay safe. ...Read more
I have left head pain like throbbing it comes and goes after a few secs, and it feels like pressure too, should I be worried?
I've had a headache for the past 3 days, the most painful one I've ever had. It started on one side but now is my whole head. Throbbing/pressure pain?
You need to be: Evaluated by a health care provider as soon as possible. Go to an ER or Stat care as soon as possible. ...Read more
I've had a headache all summer and it recently got worst I had two days of extreme throbbing headache which subsided and followed by head pressure?
What's your question: Severe headaches require a medical evaluation. See your doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more
Hi, 35yr old male both sides of temple area I get a lot of pressure and can feel pulsating, gets worse while concentrating or focusing, no pain?
Arteries throb.: The temporal arteries and temporal veins lie immediately adjacent to each other. During exercise or increased activity, the arteries will pulsate because of increased heart rate and flow of blood. What you are seeing is the arterial pulsation. It looks like the vein pulsating because the vein sits over the artery and can move with the artery. See a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more
I get this bad head pressure top of head. Doc said headache? It feels like my head will lock up & explode. Not throbbing. Just pressure. Thoughts?
Is it normal for someone with vp shunt to feel pressure inside head? (sometimes like a pulsing throb for a few seconds when standing up or something)
Yes: Pressure fluctuations during position changes etc are common in shunts. Often, once the shunt has been in for a long time, symptoms may improve. ...Read more
I usually get headaches after moving head up really fast. It feels like throbbing, pressure in the front of my head. Always have throbbing headaches.?
Tension headaches?: There are lots and lots of causes of headaches. Tension headaches, due to muscle contraction are very common, especially with a lot of computer use. See a doc and find out what is causing it. Often, if tension HA, there are simple treatments, like adjusting screen and hand position at computer, breaks, strengthening muscles. Etc. ...Read more
I am experiencing headache (side: left) (severity: moderate) (occurred: > 3 hrs) (quality: sensation of pressure or fullness, throbbing sensation)...most likely from accidentally hitting my head on a door. What symptoms would warrant a dr visit?
Trauma: Headaches are not unusual even after trivial head injury. However if there are moderate or intense headaches which persist, they warrant an evaluation for brain injury or bleeding. Other worrisome symptoms are nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness, visual disturbance or confusion. Being on anticoagulants, aspirin or medications like Aleve make one prone to bleeding. ...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
I have a throbbing pain on the left back side of my head. No neck pain but pressure in my temporal sides as well. What can this be?
It can be time: To get examined and treated: cannot be diagnosed online.. ...Read more
Very bad head throbbing that last forever and makes me light headed feels like pressure body always hurts and super tired all the time?
I've been having spells where my head fills with pulsing pressure, I get really dizzy, feel like passing out and my vision blurs. No pain or headache.
Whenever I put pressure or firmly rub near my scapular, I feel pressure that leads to my eye pulsating. Please help, what could this be?
Have a fat pocket on back of head, ultrasound says its nothing. Can this cause head pressure, tension, pulsing in back of head? Been 5 months..
Headache: I am glad to hear the ultrasound was unrevealing. The best way to get a diagnosis is to have your physician listen to a detailed history and perform am examination. You might be dealing with a migraine. They respond to a special diet, adequate sleep and stress reducers. Some medications may be helpful as well. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
Throbbing pain right side of my head and eye bending over increases pressure feeling moving eye to tends aggravate not eyeryday but frequent.
See eye MD: With your symptoms, it would be best to have an exam with an eye md. ...Read more
Headache for 2 weeks, throbbing, pressure or tension at top of head and goes towards back of head. At times I do feel dizzy. What is this? Thanks.
Not clear but...:
This sounds like a stress headache. This frequently is throbbing or pressure and feels like a hat is to tight. Many times it will go to the back of the head and into the neck. This will last sometimes for days or weeks as you have said. What is your stress level? Are you having much caffeine? How are you sleeping?
These are all important in this type of headache?
See your doc. ...Read more
My boyfriend hit himself in the head with a hammer about 2 weeks ago snd still complains of a throbbing headache, pressure in his ears. What do we do?
Ouch!! How Hard?: Time to have that checked out. Call your regular doctor and see what they say. If you can't get in you may have to go to a hospital er or acute care center. ...Read more