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Doctor insights on: Throbbing Headache On Top Of Head

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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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I've had a throbbing dull headache on the top of my head, near the front for the past few days. The headache typically lasts for five to thirty second?

I've had a throbbing dull headache on the top of my head, near the front for the past few days. The headache typically lasts for five to thirty second?

Migraine: Although the briefness of the pain you're having is somewhat uncharacteristic of a migraine headache, the other characteristics are migrants and nature, so I would conclude that you're having a type of migraine headache. Many factors can bring him on, such as allergies, head trauma, changes and sleep pattern, certain medications, processed foods. Just something to think about. ...Read more

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What can cause spontaneous throbbing headache on the left side of the back of my head?

What can cause spontaneous throbbing headache on the left side of the back of my head?

Many causes: There are many possible reasons for the headache you describe. Please see a neurologist if you have not done so. Also, check out a meditation called the relaxation response by a cardiologist named herbert benson. ...Read more

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Throbbing headache and pain at the back of the head from exercise. Lasts for about 5 minutes everytime. Should I be worried?

Throbbing headache and pain at the back of the head from exercise. Lasts for about 5 minutes everytime. Should I be worried?

Maybe: Exercise-induced headaches are most always benign and can last for many hours. Like most headache types the cause is not known. But there are more serious headaches brought on by exercise. These tend to be sudden or first time events associated with nausea, vomiting, sudden dizziness, loss of consciousness, double vision. If this is your first headache from exercise, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Throbbing headache back of head. Is that the wrong place for a migraine?

Throbbing headache back of head.  Is that the wrong place for a migraine?

MIGRAINE HEADACHE: It is usually frontal and temporal, unilateral accompanied by aura, throbbing, severe with nausea, photophobia lasting x few hours to 3 days. ...Read more

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Throbbing headache.Nauseous.Light headed.Feeling flushed. What's causing this? History of headaches since childhood

Primary headache: Those with recurrent throbbing headaches with extensive additional features generally have a migraine pattern > tension headaches. When they are >15d/mo they are considered chronic & < 15d/m episodic. A workup with your pcp can help confirm the process & a discussion of lifestyle changes and medications is warrented to get this into control. ...Read more

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Throbbing headache where head meets neck will get better when relaxing then come back when walking around. Ice helps some. How to help? cause?

Throbbing headache where head meets neck will get better when relaxing then come back when walking around. Ice helps some. How to help? cause?

Tension migraine: Tension migraine is a type of headache caused by contraction of the muscles that attach to the skull. The headaches often worsen as the day progresses. Treatment includes massage, physical therapy, biofeedback and meditation to reduce stress and anxiety. Botox injections in the scalp muscles and a variety of medications may reduce the headaches. See a neurologist who specializes in headaches. ...Read more