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I have a small lump on the top right side of my head. Headache and pressure for over a year in this spot, along with nausea. Any possible diagnosis?

I have a small lump on the top right side of my head. Headache and pressure for over a year in this spot, along with nausea. Any possible diagnosis?

Hard to say.: A small lump that has not changed is not too alarming, but the fact that it causes nausea is more concerning. You really need to get this checked soon. We cannot tell you what it is without seeing and examining you. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Severe pain all the time on the right side of my head, with earache and headache. What might cause it?

Severe pain all the time on the right side of my head, with earache and headache. What might cause it?

Migraine or vascular: If your hearing is normal, I doubt the ear is the source of the pain. There are many structures at the side of the face. These include the jaw joint, muscles that close the jaw, the teeth and gums. Inflammation of these structures can refer pain to the side of the head. Conversely, head pain can be caused by migraine, inflammation of vascular structures. See your primary doc. ...Read more

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39 yr old. Feels like gentle poke / ping on top right side of head for months. Not headache; no brain tumor symptoms, but worried. My dr says stress?

39 yr old. Feels like gentle poke / ping on top right side of head for months. Not headache; no brain tumor symptoms, but worried. My dr says stress?

Doubt tumor: Head dyscomfort symptoms are like snow flakes. Rarely do 2 people describe the same type of symptoms based on their perception. You wont' find anything in the literature about a ping pong sensation in your head. After 23 hears I have learned that unusual sensations like this that haven't been described in the literature mean nothing. Ping pong sensation can point to middle ear issue. ...Read more

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Headache on right side of the head?

Headache on right side of the head?

The right headache: Hemicranea is usually a description of a migraine. However fever or the presence of numbness or weakness can be associated with more serous disease. A new headache a severe headache. A different headache. A headache upon arising in the morning or one that wakes you up. Requires a complete work up. Lab ct and complete neurological exam ...Read more

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I have a headache on the right side of the head and have had it all day?

I have a headache on the right side of the head and have had it all day?

There are many: Potential causes for headache but it would seem reasonable to try an over the counter analgesic as a first approach to management. If the headaches are recurrent or persistent then you might want to see your health care provider for additional evaluation and management suggestions. ...Read more

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Have bad headache on the right side of the head?

Have bad headache on the right side of the head?

Migraine?: You should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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What causes daily headaches (3-4 per day on the right side of the head?

What causes daily headaches (3-4 per day on the right side of the head?

See your doctor: Recurrent headaches like that are not normal. It could be any number of things: tmj, cluster headaches, migraine or tension headaches or something else. Your doctor will be able to help by better characterizing the pain (sharp vs. Dull, throbbing vs steady, length of headache, exacerbating factors, etc). Get it checked out. ...Read more

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For the past 24 hours I've had a bad headache but ONLY when I lay down, and it's worse when I lay on my right side. Right side of the head is worse.

For the past 24 hours I've had a bad headache but ONLY when I lay down, and it's worse when I lay on my right side. Right side of the head is worse.

See neurologist: Does your headache if you stand up or roll to your left side? If this is a new type of headache with symptoms of nausea/vomiting or other suggestions of migraine type then, you should see a neurologist quickly who will likely order an MRI with contrast of the brain. This is one of those few times in headache medicine when an imaging study may actually reveal something that can be fixed ...Read more

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Had stroke on left side of the head headache now. Is it TIA or cva?

Had stroke on left side of the head headache now. Is it TIA or cva?

See below: A transient ischemic attack lasts less than 24 hours. A reversible ischemic neurologic deficit lasts between 24 hours and 2 weeks. A caerebrovascular accident is permanent. ...Read more

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What can cause a headache that is sharp like nails piercing the head and on the right side of the head?

What can cause a headache that is sharp like nails piercing the head and on the right side of the head?

Many things: Migraine for one thing; however, the goal would be to make sure that something more serious is not the case. If this is a new or different type of headache for you, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What would make me have like a burning headache on my right side of the head that goes down the back of my head into my neck and a burning nose?

What would make me have like a burning headache on my right side of the head that goes down the back of my head into my neck and a burning nose?

Consider Neurologist: In a 30 yo woman a diagnosis is Trigeminal Neuralgia is not terribly common but the symptoms descibed are consistent with that diagnosis. There is a work up to be done, but this will get initiated by a neurologist. TN is more common >50yo and in women.

A diagnosis of Migraine is also possible, but seeing a neurologist, will help diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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Constant headache-short of breathe-pain at right side of the head-sometimes off balance-inhale 5 sec gives light headache what is the cause of this?

Constant headache-short of breathe-pain at right side of the head-sometimes off balance-inhale 5 sec gives light headache what is the cause of this?

Sorry...: If you're looking for a diagnosis you're in the wrong place. When you signed up you acknowledged that HealthTap docs don't diagnose, treat or prescribe. I will tell you that your symptoms are all over the place & don't add up to anything except maybe anxiety. But that's a guess, not a diagnosis. If you're concerned, do the obvious thing and see a doctor. ...Read more

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Jabbing headaches on top left side of the head?

Jabbing headaches on top left side of the head?

Mustbe examined: Requires an examination, testing, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Can be any number of issues from migraine to to neurological exam. If it only lasts a few seconds it may be related to scalp muscle spasm, ...Read more

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What is done for a headache on the side of the head?

What is done for a headache on the side of the head?

Depends: This could be many things, including tmj. See a headach specialist, and also a dentist who treats tmj. Could be multiple causes. ...Read more

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What should I do for headaches in the side of the head?

What should I do for headaches in the side of the head?

TMD: There are over 300 different kinds of headaches, and treatment depends on symptoms it can range from a bite guard to different medicines.
A headache specialist, or dentist who treats headaches may be able to help, or write back with more symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have headaches on one side of the head?

Hemi headaches: Sure and they are called migraine, and they have special drugs. ...Read more

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Headaches on the left side of the head every month. What to do?

Get examined: Headaches which always on the same side (right or left does not matter) raises suspicion for structural brain disease such as tumor, vascular malformation etc. Regardless of headache frequency, if 100% are on the same side, you need a brain scan even if you have a normal neurologic examination. ...Read more

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What could be causing this headache on the left side of the head?

TMJ/Muscle Problems: You may also have a TMJ or muscle dysfunction problem that is getting worse. There are times that a bionator (one type of function orthopedic appliance) may be of great help especially when using for sleeping as well as when you can during the day. This tends to retrain and heal the muscles to help them function normally. Find a dentist that is familiar with TMJ & use of a bionator. ...Read more

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I have headache so many times but only in my left side of the head. Why?

Get it evaluated: There are several possible causes but unilateral headaches need to be evaluated. See your doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Have bad headache on the left side of the head?

Have bad headache on the left side of the head?

Migraine or more: If headaches are always one-sided be suspicious of causes other than migraine, which is frequently one-sided. If even 1% of headaches are right-sided, you have less to worry about. But 100% of headaches being one-sided (either right or left) suggests a structural problem--which may be quite serious (avm, tumor, aneurysm, vasculitis, cyst, skull or sinus lesion, etc). ...Read more

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Ouch, have severe headache on left side of the head?

Hemicranial: Migraines are typically one-sided, and when they do occur, the pain can be rather intense. Cluster headaches are also focal mainly over the eye, and those may be "head-banging" events. All can be controlled and even prevented. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Solutions to migraine headache on one side of the head?

Solutions to migraine headache on one side of the head?

Migraine management: Migraine prevention is key (avoid aged cheeses, sulfates, chocolate, preservatives, over-ripe fruit, etc). Feverfew is an herb which, if taken daily, has reduced the frequency of migraines in many people. Migraines may be aborted if products like Excedrin are taken at the first sign, and laying in a dark room with ice pack to the head to sleep can also help. ...Read more

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I am experiencing headache for several hrs on the back side of the head every time after semen discharge. It gets better by eating at least 2 meals.

I am experiencing headache for several hrs on the back side of the head every time after semen discharge. It gets better by eating at least 2 meals.

Not uncommon: Ejaculatory headaches are not uncommon. If you do not have hypertension--and you should be checked for this on several occasions--then a prophylactic medication can really help prevent these. If there is a family history of Berry aneurysms, you need to see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I have had a constant headache for over a week and painkillers are not managing it. It is mainly on one side of the head. Should I see the Dr?

Hi, I have had a constant headache for over a week and painkillers are not managing it. It is mainly on one side of the head. Should I see the Dr?

Headaches can be: Difficult to diagnose, even for healthcare professionals with lots of experience. Unilateral headaches are most commonly migraines or cluster type, and the treatment for either is quite different. There is also a few life threatening conditions including temporal arteritis. I would urge that you tell your doctor to refer you to a neurologist so you can have an expert professional take a look ...Read more

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Hit on the side, of the head, about 5-6 days later I started getting headaches they r everyday &have hurt so bad half my face is numb. Should I see a dr?

Hit on the side, of the head, about 5-6 days later I started getting headaches they r everyday &have hurt so bad half my face is numb. Should I see a dr?

Yep, see a Dr: Traumatic blows to the "temple" area that have lasting symptoms can be from tissue damage to structures and inflammation that could be helped with a good evaluation and proper treatment. ...Read more