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My right glasses lense is really scratched up. I am having right temple tightness and pain and slight general headache. Could the glasses cause this?

My right glasses lense is really scratched up. I am having right temple tightness and pain and slight general headache. Could the glasses cause this?

Possible: It is possible that the scratches are promoting eye strain which may contribute to the sense of temple tightness and headache. However, there are diseases such as temporal arteritis, which would be uncommon in a 30 year old female, that can also cause such symptoms. If the symptoms are persistent, an examination with an ophthalmologist is recommended. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Jaw pain pain in temples nausea tightness in back of gead neck sholders back pain dizziness lightheadness and spaced out feeling sgoukd i go to er?

Jaw pain pain in temples nausea tightness in back of gead neck sholders back pain dizziness lightheadness and spaced out feeling sgoukd i go to er?

Migraine: is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain. This condition must be professionally managed. Often use of Excedrin will lead to medication overuse headache. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation to avoid unnecessary future pain and suffering. Visit ER if needed. ...Read more

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Getting over a cold and have very tight temples and some tension in forehead and behind eye on ocassion. Not any worse with noise, light, exercise.

Getting over a cold and have very tight temples and some tension in forehead and behind eye on ocassion. Not any worse with noise, light, exercise.

Sinus symptoms: Sounds like sinus congestion /pressure, not necessarily bacterial infection. Hydrate, steam; talk to md re: meds, if appropriate for you. Be careful with oral or nasal decongestants. ...Read more

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MRI showed white spot on brain...doc says migrains... But do migrains come and go through the day?weird tightness in temples migrains?

MRI showed white spot on brain...doc says migrains... But do migrains come and go through the day?weird tightness in temples migrains?

Not usually: Migraines don't usually cause "white spots" on the brain. Hypodense lesions could be the result of multiple sclerosis among other illnesses. Please ask for a copy of your radiology report from the MRI and ask your doctor to explain the results so that you understand. ...Read more

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What to do if there's constant tight pain in my temples and numbness?

What to do if there's constant tight pain in my temples and numbness?

Possibly severe: The most likely issue might be dental or TMJ, but clenching/grinding teeth (bruxism) can be stress related as well. Additional symptoms such as vision changes (Temporal arteritis) progressive head aches, nerve deficits, or neurologic changes should prompt additional testing. ...Read more

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Hi, i was wondering what this stabbing , warmness and tight sensations on my left side of the head near temple? Along with anxiety.

Hi, i was wondering what this stabbing , warmness and tight sensations on my left side of the head near temple? Along with anxiety.

Tension headaches...: Your head is covered with very thin muscles that in moments of stress can get tight and cause headaches. The fact that you mention that you are suffering of anxiety as well increases the chances of this diagnosis. However, if this is new for you it is always advisable to see your doctor for exam and tests as needed or necessary if persistent. If headache gets severe it is time to go to the ER. ...Read more

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I just got my new glasses ans there kinda tight on my face like they left a indent is that gonna damage my temples? Or is this ok?

I just got my new glasses ans there kinda tight on my face like they left a indent is that gonna damage my temples? Or is this ok?

Not permanent.: Get them adjusted just so they're more comfortable day to day. But that won't cause any permanent damage to the temples, which are bone. ...Read more

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For 2 weeks I have had tightness around my forehead and temples. Also feeling out of body. I recently was diagnosed with astigmatism. What's wrong?

For 2 weeks I have had tightness around my forehead and temples. Also feeling out of body. I recently  was diagnosed with astigmatism. What's wrong?

Get corrective lens: If you're not wearing glasses, or contact lenses to correct your astigmatism, it may be tightening the muscles around your forehead and temples. You may be experiencing an eyestrain pattern. So the sooner that you can have the astigmatism corrected, the better you will feel in the body, and reduce the overall tension around your eyes. ...Read more

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I have a really bad headache in my temples like i can feel a pulse, my hole body feels really tight and i get really really dizy and i feel kinda slow?

I have a really bad headache in my temples like i can feel a pulse, my hole body feels really tight and i get really really dizy and i feel kinda slow?

Possible migraine: Migraine headaches commonly occur in the temple, usually only one side, but sometimes will begin on one side and spread to the other temple. Migraine headaches are vascular in nature, and the pain is often described as pulsating. A migraine can affect your entire body. For more information see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain above your temples after having a top tooth pulled?Pain feels like the muscles in my head tight

Is it normal to have pain above your temples after having a top tooth pulled?Pain feels like the muscles in my head tight

Not unusual: It is not unusual to have some muscle strain in the head and neck area after an extraction. There is a tendency for most people to tense up a little. That along with some stretching of your jaw in the open position can lead to some temporary muscle strain. Try using moist head on your temples ( not in the extraction area) and/or take an anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen 800mg tonight. ...Read more

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My neck feels so tight and sore also my temples ache at each side when i rub them.. Been like this for months feel tense all over aswell?

My neck feels so tight and sore also my temples ache at each side when i rub them.. Been like this for months feel tense all over aswell?

Cervicogenic HA: The most common cause of a cervicogenic headache is a stress to your neck and spine due to a bad posture, previous trauma, bulging disk or pinching nerve. The treatment is conservative, nonsurgical and reversible. Rec: see a headache or orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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My right temple feels pressured. Not painful just pressured or tight. Is this tension, TMJ or could it be more serious? Hist ehlers danlos 3.

My right temple feels pressured. Not painful just pressured or tight. Is this tension, TMJ or could it be more serious? Hist ehlers danlos 3.

Could be TMJ: Could be TMJ but cannot diagnose from the information provided. Most headaches not TMJ. Start with an exam from your MD. ...Read more

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I have tightness In my right temple.dull, no pain just discomfort, been very stressed, also have pimples in the area?

I have tightness In  my right temple.dull, no  pain just  discomfort, been very stressed, also have pimples in the area?

Tension headache: It sounds like you probably have tension headache. Tension headaches and acne are often caused by or worsened by stress. The University of Maryland Medical Center has an excellent web site to read up on tension headaches: http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/tension-headache Go see your family doctor if OTC remedies and recommended lifestyle changes on this web site are not effective. ...Read more

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My right temple hurts and sore to touch feels tight as well feels sore when closing my eye as well should I be worried?

My right temple hurts and sore to touch feels tight as well  feels sore when closing my eye as well should I be worried?

Temporal headache: It could be several things. The most serious would be temporal arteritis also known as giant cell arteritis. It is a very treatable condition but you should get checked out. Usually an ESR is done on blood. Severe untreated temporal arteritis can lead to blindness. You should make an appointment with your primary care provider. ...Read more

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My daughter has the following symptoms: chest tightness, pain on the left temple, pain on the left ribs, and feet numbness. What could it be?

My daughter has the following symptoms: chest tightness, pain on the left temple, pain on the left ribs, and feet numbness. What could it be?

Not enough info: You do not say how long she has had these symptoms. If the symptoms continue get her checked soon. If they worsen get her checked sooner! ...Read more

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Tight enlarged jaw muscles near my temples... Facial distortion ... Botox therapy?

Tight enlarged jaw muscles near my temples... Facial distortion ... Botox therapy?

Possibly: Botox therapy may be helpful for you. You may also need splint therapy... A night guard that you wear to reduce clenching or grinding your teeth which works the muscles and makes them larger. Your dentist and oral surgeon will work together to make this therapy work well for you. ...Read more

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I'm having tightness in the temple area in the left side of my head. My eye doctor said it was due to stress but I don't believe so. What could it be?

I'm having tightness in the temple area in the left side of my head. My eye doctor said it was due to stress but I don't believe so. What could it be?

Other symptoms?: You didn't state what your other medical or dental issues are that can play into this? If he cleared you of it being an eye condition, then it means it could be musculoskeletal or even dental (if the TMJ is involved). So you may need a dental consult. You didn't elaborate your history, so please add more info, and we can help you further. ...Read more