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What can cause headaches at the base of skull and tingling and pain all over the body?

What can cause headaches at the base of skull and tingling and pain all over the body?

Fibromyalgia: 25 y fem. With "headaches & tingling & pain all over". Anxiety & hyperventilation can evoke such symptoms. A general medical evaluation with a primary care doctor is needed to rule out systemic disorders. If no specific findings, then Fibromyalgia becomes a consideration, and a Rheumatologist's evaluation might be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Doctor diagnosed with occipital neuralgia, sore spot on right base of skull, but get tingling in front head and forehead and temple?

Doctor diagnosed with occipital neuralgia, sore spot on right base of skull, but get tingling in front head and forehead and temple?

Pain? Think muscles!: Stresses and work of life causes pain located in micro-scars in muscles of the neck which drive aches, pains and misery. Txmt is a holistic recipe of self-care, wellness, Vits, Magnesium supp, sleep, massage, yoga, stretching, chiropractors. Tub soaking. As a doctor, I’ve rediscovered modified versions of acupuncture/trigger points inj, which roots out the pain. ...Read more

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Can a stiff neck or pinched nerve in neck lead to tingling in the back of your head and skull?

Can a stiff neck or pinched nerve in neck lead to tingling in the back of your head and skull?

Yes: Often a pinched nerve in the neck or other cause of neck muscle stiffness can cause the "greater occipital nerve" to get irritated and produce sensations of numbness/ tingling/ "ants under the skin" in the region of the back of the scalp, the skin above the ears and even into the forehead. This is called greater occipital neuralgia and is a side effect of the primary issue. ...Read more

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I've just discovered a new indentation in my skull. For the past few weeks I've had tingling and itching along both ears. Could thus be serious?

I've just discovered a new indentation in my skull. For the past few weeks I've had tingling and itching along both ears. Could thus be serious?

Unlikely.: All skulls have dents and bulges. In fact, a pseudoscience popular in the 1800s called phrenology claimed to be able to diagnose illnesses from those irregularities. Your indentation has probably been there all along, but if you're worried about it, let your doctor check it out. ...Read more

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I have a tingling burning in my left shoulder blade and when I press the back of my neck under my skull I get a sharp pain in my collar bone?

I have a tingling burning in my left shoulder blade and when I press the back of my neck under my skull I get a sharp pain in my collar bone?

Cervical pathology: This seems to be coming from your neck. There are different possibilities as to what could be causing it but disc bulges compressing nerve and/or facet joint are two poss. The referred pain noticed on palpation of neck could be nyofascial in nature. ...Read more

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I have an extreme pulsating/tingling sensation in my right temple. I'm a 33 y/o f with an arachnoid cyst at my skull base (benign) with partial seizures in my temporal lobe. I take 200 mg of topamax 2x daily. Hope this helps.?

I have an extreme pulsating/tingling sensation in my right temple. I'm a 33 y/o f with an arachnoid cyst at my skull base (benign) with partial seizures in my temporal lobe. I take 200 mg of topamax 2x daily. Hope this helps.?

Go to the ER: I would imagine that you have been to the emergency room many times in the past. However, in a situation like this, I would not hesitate to order a CT scan of your head if you presented to my emergency room in order to make sure that you do not have hydrocephalus, which can be life-threatening. ...Read more

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My skull hasn't fused. Is that normal?

My skull hasn't fused. Is that normal?

Skull: That is not normal at 33. Wondering how you know that? ...Read more

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What are the different parts of the skull?

What are the different parts of the skull?

Skull: Skull has cranial bones & facial bones.
Cranial bones are Frontal, 2 Parietal, 2 Temporal, Occipital, 2 Sphenoid.
Facial are Ethmoid, Lacrimal, Nasal, Zygomatic, Maxilla, Mandible, Orbital, Nasal, Vomer, Palatine, Styloid, Mastoid. ...Read more

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Is bump on end of skull normal?

Back, bottom skull?: Google image of external occipital protuberance. If this is what you are referring to then yes it is normal. ...Read more

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Does skull growth stop at puberty?

Does skull growth stop at puberty?

Define "growth": Most of skull growth (size, shape) will be complete by age 9 yrs. The suture lines between the skull plates are not fully fused until well into the third decade. ...Read more

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What is dull pain the back of my skull?

What is dull pain the back of my skull?

Vague: Need a thorough health history and exam. Duration of the pain, severity, frequency, other symptoms. See a dr. To get answers. ...Read more

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How to treat raw pain at the crown of skull?

How to treat raw pain at the crown of skull?

Scalp pain!: Tender scalp syndrome. Now has been shown to be transient periostisis of the skull bone. Usually will go away. ...Read more

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If a tumor is out your skull will it be hugh?

Tumor: Are you asking if a tumor broke through the confines of the bony cranium would it be huge? There seems to a be whole bunch of questions about this today. You are 16 years old? If they are all from you, that would suggest this is a concern for you? Is there a specific issue? ...Read more

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What might cause my pain at the base of skull?

What might cause my pain at the base of skull?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Is there major vascular flow at the skull base?

Yes: The carotid arteries, basilar arteries and jugular veins enter and exit at the skull base. ...Read more

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Base of skull hurts why I type all day and night?

Base of skull hurts why I type all day and night?

Headaches: Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, teeth grinding, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems among other things. See a doctor to get checked out so you can get some help for your headaches. ...Read more

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What makes Cranial Area Thin and loose skull mass?

What makes Cranial Area Thin and loose skull mass?

You need to clarify: You believe U R underweight which in a 20 yo is unlikely. We rarely see anyone over 90 who isn't skinny as a bean pole. Excess weight is epidemic in the US & worldwide. Most people now are engaged in a lifelong struggle to lose the extra pounds they put on in their twenties. Keeping that weight off in the first place is the best solution. Exercise & eat well. Cranial/skull question makes no sense. ...Read more

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Is it possible to change skull shape with surgery?

Skull shape: I suppose it is, but why would you want to? Any such surgery would be a major undertaking fraught with significant risks. What are your specific concerns? What about the shape of your skull bothers you? Perhaps there can be a more complete answer if you can provide more specific information. ...Read more

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Pain where skull meets neck on right? What is cure?

Pain where skull meets neck on right? What is cure?

See a Doc: See a specialist in this area. This usually is a physiatrist who is a doctor who specializes in the treatment of these musculoskeletal conditions. ...Read more

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Why do I have so many grooves or indents on my skull?

Why do I have so many grooves or indents on my skull?

YOur skull has: "sutures", just google "skull sutures" to see a picture. Yes, if you try hard enough you can actually feel these with your fingers as an indentation. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for pain in back of my head or skull?

From simple 2 seriou: There are many questions that would need to be asked to give idea what is causing this. It could be neck muscle tension, sinusitis (see my answer relating to referred pain), migraine, tension ha...If associated with sore throat and fever, meningitis. If worst pain ever got there, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or brain aneurysm. Anything suddenly new, or severe, in that area has to be evaluated urgently. ...Read more

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If a tumor grows through your skull how long will you live?

If a tumor grows through your skull how long will you live?

Depends: Most "tumors" or lumps on your scalp will be benign -- meaning that they are not aggressive and therefore will most likely not grow through your skull. A malignant tumor may grow thru or spread through your vascular system but fortunately they are much more rare. If you are unsure, get it looked at by an md. ...Read more

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Do Human Skull get smaller if its infected with a disease?

Do Human Skull get smaller if its infected with a disease?

Infection: Any chronic condition whether infectious such as Tuberculosis or AIDS, or non-infectious, such as cancer can cause malnutrition and protein wasting, which may cause muscle breakdown with waste of facial muscles, so even though the head may appear smaller, but the scull itself doesn't change in size significantly ...Read more

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Do you think that I could get anthrax from a skull I found?

Do you think that I could get anthrax from a skull I found?

What kind of skull?: No, you are not likely to get anthrax from a skull. If you suspect that the skull may be human, report it to the police immediately. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting a sharp pain at the base of my skull?

Muscles or spine: Hard to tell; could be from muscles, spine or skin. Check with your doctor if doesn't resolve spontaneously. ...Read more