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I got my period five days late this month and then only bled for one day. Tired, sore, tender, head aches, sick to my stomach. What could be going on?

I got my period five days late this month and then only bled for one day. Tired, sore, tender, head aches, sick to my stomach. What could be going on?

Could be: pregnant in spite of having one day of bleeding. If pregnancy is not a possibility, then you would consider other causes such as viral illness for example. Wait a week and do a pregnancy test if your symptoms continue. See your doctor if not pregnant and you are not getting better ...Read more

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For a couple of days, I have been experiencing sharp pains in the top left of my head. My head tender to the touch, and the pains come and go.

For a couple of days, I have been experiencing sharp pains in the top left of my head.  My head tender to the touch, and the pains come and go.

Neuralgia: Fleeting,Sharp pains in the head are usually due to irritable superficial nerves in the scalp and are not serious. They generally clear without any treatment. However see your physician if the symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Healthy 19 yo. I was bent over changing my son & got a sharp shooting pain in head. Tender to touch. It lasted a few seconds and no other symptoms. ?

Healthy 19 yo. I was bent over changing my son & got a sharp shooting pain in head. Tender to touch. It lasted a few seconds and no other symptoms. ?

Don't worry be happy: If it comes back, then yes, seek a neurologist for further workup. If it never comes back, it could be myriad things *but it went away*, so likely it will never bother you again. Red flags to warrant concern, among others, could include change in vision, vertigo or disequilibrium, headache that comes with change of position, or neck pain radiating into the head, arms or back. ...Read more

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Why is the left side of my head tender to touch? I also have a slight ear ache. 4 days now

Why is the left side of my head tender to touch? I also have a slight ear ache. 4 days now

Contact a Physician: My recommendation is for you to contact your primary care physician, as he/she will be able to evaluate this more thoroughly, as your symptoms may be due to many potential causes. These may include, but are not limited to, an ear infection, temporomandibular joint disorder, temporal arteritis, and others. Therefore, thorough evaluation is needed by a physician. ...Read more

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Recurrent migraines on bottom of head near neck and lymph nodes of head, tender spot, may it be associated with chronic head tilting?

Recurrent migraines on bottom of head near neck and lymph nodes of head, tender spot, may it be associated with chronic head tilting?

Cervical migraines: Many things can trigger a migraine attack, i.e. Certain food/drink, odor/perfume, lack of sleep, skipping meals, menstrual/period cycle, medications, sinus infection, tmjs, and for sure neck pain or cervical disc/nerve trouble. So, certainly neck pain/disease can trigger recurrent migraines and so if you have neck strain, this should be corrected. I suggest getting an eval by doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have what i think is a swollen lymph node on the back of head. Tender to the touch and hard. Noticed a week ago. It's pea sized. Should i see a dr?

I have what i think is a swollen lymph node on the back of head. Tender to the touch and hard. Noticed a week ago. It's pea sized. Should i see a dr?

Not necessary.: If the lymph node is that small, not to worry. It will likely go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. You only need to see a doctor if it doesn't go away or continues to enlarge. ...Read more

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For 6 months i've acne-like condition on the back of my head. Tender spots, tiny scabs if I scratch them too much. Capasal shampoo helps a bit. Ideas?

For 6 months i've acne-like condition on the back of my head. Tender spots, tiny scabs if I scratch them too much. Capasal shampoo helps a bit. Ideas?

Office visit: This may be anything from a psoriasis variant to a folliculitis. This sort of thing is best handled in a family physician or dermatologist's office -- if my online experiences have taught me anything, it's not to try to second-guess a rash that i can't see in person. Good luck. ...Read more

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Touch top of head tender and get dizzy from concussion a month ago not knocked out how long to heal and skull has bump on it, I've been fine?

Touch top of head  tender and get dizzy from concussion a month ago not knocked out how long to heal and skull has bump on it, I've been fine?

Variable: With your symptoms I'd say the range for everything to clear would be on the order of several weeks to several months. Head blows which then, cause significant effects of headaches, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, "goose eggs" on the scalp etc. usually heal by then. Sometimes they can take longer but the good news is things WILL heal given time AND no further similar insults while healing. ...Read more