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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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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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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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Have had left temple pressure feeling for about a week. On temple area & side of eye. Feels pressure, pulling - almost like someone pressing on it. If I widen my eyes it almost feels tight. Seems worse as day goes. I do have anxiety. Any ideas?

Clenching: Although, not all temple pressure is caused by stress and clenching of your teeth, it is a common cause. Anxiety will also accentuate the tension and often lead to clenching of your jaw.

Try to take two warm moist wash cloths and place on on both the right and left temples at the same time. Leave it on, dipping the cloth in warm water if it cools, for 15-20 minutes and repeat this every hour. ...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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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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Can tight neck muscles cause stinging eye pain and temple aches? Been havin these symptoms for 5 years started after being stressed a lot

Can tight neck muscles cause stinging eye pain and temple aches? Been havin these symptoms for 5 years started after being stressed a lot

No: Tight muscles may occur in association with variety of conditions including stress. The tight neck muscles are not usually associated with stinging eye pain. ...Read more

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Tight head at temples, back of head, and forehead. Getting over cold and have minor ear issues as well. Slightly sore neck as well. Muscle? Sinus?

Tight head at temples, back of head, and forehead. Getting over cold and have minor ear issues as well. Slightly sore neck as well. Muscle? Sinus?

Headache: Your pain may be due to a sinus infection as well as muscular because of your sore neck. Try ibuprofen-sinus for relief. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain on my left cheekbone and temple and eye its a tight throbbing pain could this be a tooth problem? I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) and it doesn't help

Sharp pain: It could be an infected or fractured tooth, a sinus infection, or a symptom of TMJ dysfunction.
See your dentist for an examination and x-rays. If there are no dental issues, see your medical doctor or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Is this a tension headache temples that ache, sore eyes, tight neck an shoulders, worse when brisk walking, upper teeth hurt has symptoms for 6 years

Is this a tension headache temples that ache, sore eyes, tight neck an shoulders, worse when brisk walking, upper teeth hurt has symptoms for 6 years

Trigeminal neuralgis: Thyis also can be a variant of trigeminal neuralgia that was initiated by chronic sinusitis and/or bad teeth. You need nto have this evaluated so the primary (ies) can be identified and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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Son is 5 soon and has never washed head of his penis. Is he supposed to roll back his foreskin or should he leave it alone? Does foreskin not tighten?

Son is 5 soon and has never washed head of his penis. Is he supposed to roll back his foreskin or should he leave it alone? Does foreskin not tighten?

Yes: Yes he needs to pull back the foreskin and thoroughly cleanse daily--not doing so may increase risk of infections such as bladder infections caused by bacteria. ...Read more

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Son is 5 soon and has never washed head of his penis. Is he supposed to roll back his foreskin or should he leave it alone? Does foreskin not tighten?

Son is 5 soon and has never washed head of his penis. Is he supposed to roll back his foreskin or should he leave it alone? Does foreskin not tighten?

Roll back the foresk: Yes, roll back the foreskin and wash the penis. The foreskin can tighten and cause problems if it is not retracted for washing. Phimosis can occur. ...Read more

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Throat tight swallow saliva, food and drink goes fine. Exertion like weightlifting tightens it. Head tilt back tightens. Tongue feels raw like burnt, Y?

Throat tight swallow saliva, food and drink goes fine. Exertion like weightlifting tightens it. Head tilt back tightens. Tongue feels raw like burnt, Y?

Need exam: These symptoms are not specific for a single diagnosis, and really require an exam and proper evaluation. Ok to start with your primary care doctor. Ask if a referral to an ENT specialist is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Primenopause cause my head to get tight?

Primenopause cause my head to get tight?

Yes, possibly.: Some perimenopausal & menopausal women have tension headaches. ...Read more

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I feel headach my head skin is tight on the top of my head?

I feel headach my head skin is tight on the top of my head?

Concerned: I am concerned for these symptoms. Please call your family doctor for an evaluation or go the your local emergency department. ...Read more

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Myself 30 had heaviness in head from past 1 month, it's feel like tight band in head, there are no other issue in my body, what is it?

Myself 30 had heaviness in head from past 1 month, it's feel like tight band in head, there are no other issue in my body, what is it?

You need a consult: To explore this pain pattern further. Many "tight band" sensatons in head are tension headaches, but very unlikely for this to last for a month. ...Read more

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When I'm alone my head feels so tight but as soon as I meet my friends I forget about the problems I have and my head feels fine for over 8 months now?

When I'm alone my head feels so tight but as soon as I meet my friends I forget about the problems I have and my head feels fine for over 8 months now?

Sounds like: You need some instruction and counseling about stress and relaxation. Get some hobbies, do some exercise, take deep breaths, yoga, meditation. They all can help. ...Read more

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Medicine for heavy head tight neck?

Medicine for heavy head tight neck?

Local myalgia: Presenting symptoms include muscle stiffness, and primary tension type headache palpable tenderness, and pain with active muscle contractions. Symptoms usually subside within a short period of time without any residual effects. Rec. See your pcp for evaluation and physical therapy treatment. ...Read more

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Hit my head 2 weeks ago now I have tight fore head?

Hit my head 2 weeks ago now I have tight fore head?

Hmmmm: It may be simple bruising, causing the tightness, but since it has been 2 weeks now, see your doctor for an evaluation of the area. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi ya I have really bad anxtiy and stress can that make your head feel tight?

Hi ya I have really bad anxtiy and stress can that make your head feel tight?

Yes: Anxiety can do just about anything. Now if your head is severely hurting, best to see a doctor as soon as possible just to get checked out. Good luck ...Read more