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A mole was removed in 2008 from my fiancee. The scar (quarter sized) just now started to hurt with a dull throbbing feeling. Should we be worried?

A mole was removed in 2008 from my fiancee. The scar (quarter sized) just now started to hurt with a dull throbbing feeling. Should we be worried?

Look for any other c: If there are any other changes (besides pain), then I would be more concerned. Look for any discoloration or any lump or thickness as any local recurrence of melanoma will produce a nodule which you can easily feel. If the pain continues, go see your doctor for a medical examination. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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A normal brown mole turned red and throbbing with pus overnight. Is it possible to get a mole infected or is it a deadly nodular melanoma?

A normal brown mole turned red and throbbing with pus overnight. Is it possible to get a mole infected or is it a deadly nodular melanoma?

It is possible to: Irritate a mole, so apply some topical ointment and a bandaid and get in to see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. It may just be infected ...Read more

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What can cause a throbbing head pain?

What can cause a throbbing head pain?

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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What is this throbbing head pain when coming?

What is this throbbing head pain when coming?

A VASCULAR OR ALSO: Known as an orgasmic headache. Have several patients with it. It can definitely ruin your sex life. Seek medical evaluation to make sure that's what it is. ...Read more

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I've recently been having throbbing pain in neck/head, please help me?

I've recently been having throbbing pain in neck/head, please help me?

Migraine?: Migraine with neck triggers. Usually is one-sided, mostly in women and associated with blurred vision, tinnitus, lacrimation, sensitivity to light/noise, nausea and neck/arm pain. At this point if the headache >14 days/month is considered episodic and easier to manage.
Se your headache specialist for evaluation and preventative treatment. ...Read more

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What causes throbbing head pain when sitting up after upside down exercise?

What causes throbbing head pain when sitting up after upside down exercise?

Hard to say: There are a lot of complicated fluid shifts with head down/head up exercises. However this sounds a bit unusual. More commonly people feel pain when going upside down. If the symptom is bothersome you should get a medical evaluation by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Unbearable shooting/throbbing neck, head and back pain after a deep tissue massage?

Unbearable shooting/throbbing neck, head and back pain after a deep tissue massage?

Drink Water: Take an anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen or a medicine like acetaminophen. And try taking something cold from the freezer, wrapping in a towel and place it on the areas that hurt, 10 min on, 10 min off. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes throbbing in the top of your head like you feel you heart beating there.?

What causes throbbing in the top of your head like you feel you heart beating there.?

Blood Pressure.: Every time your heart beats, it pushes blood through all of your arterial blood vessels. Because so much blood flows to your head relative to other parts of your body, you can feel the pulsations that you describe as "throbbing." Dr. Anne ...Read more

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All day everyday when I touch my head I can feel my veins throbbing stongly! Is this bad?

All day everyday when I touch my head I can feel my veins throbbing stongly! Is this bad?

No: You are most likely feeling the two arteries that run up each side of your head near the temples - the superficial temporal arteries. It is quite easy to feel your pulse in these two arteries. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in my head when I bend over or when I tilt my headback like in cobra. Tumor?

Throbbing pain in my head when I bend over or when I tilt my headback like in cobra. Tumor?

See Doctor: I deal with headaches in my dental speciallty of tmj. But it soulds like you may have a sinus or an inner ear problem. Hard to say and certainly cannot diagnosis with such limited info. I would recommend getting into your doctor or an express care asap. They may refer you to an ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialty office. ...Read more

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Every time I go from sitting to standing I get a throbbing pain in a vein in my head, what could be causing this?

Every time I go from sitting to standing I get a throbbing pain in a vein in my head, what could be causing this?

Need more info: You may have a type of orthostatic intolerance, possibly associated with a drop in blood pressure upon standing, which can be due to a disorder of autonomic nervous system. It can be related to the heart, nervous system, low blood volume or medications. After the spinal tap you could get this type of headache too. ...Read more

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I have a throbbing pain on the top left side of my head its worse wen l turn my head or laugh. Should l be alarmed?

I have a throbbing pain on the top left side of my head its worse wen l turn my head or laugh. Should l be alarmed?

Possible migraine: Possible migraine. Unilateral, throbbing are not enough criteria for diagnostic of migraine. Check if there is sensitivity to light or noise, nausea or vomiting. Also if migraine is running in the family.
The red flags in your situation would be sudden onset and accelerating pattern.
If it is migraine the treatment is available. ...Read more

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Everytime I laugh very hard I get a throbbing pain in my head only last about 3-5 seconds then its gone. Should I worry?

Everytime I laugh very hard I get a throbbing pain in my head only last about 3-5 seconds then its gone. Should I worry?

ClassicForm migraine: Headache, the telltale evidence: the throbbing pain, ie. A painful pulse, called vascular-headache/migraine resulting from expansion of the meningeal arteries stretching the very pain sensitive meningeal connective tissue surrounding the brain which the meningeal arteries pass through & supply. While annoying, sometimes incapacitating if serve, the behavior is a function of learned responses. ...Read more

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Severe pain on top left side of head when standing up from sitting or lying down. Painful, throbbing, stabbing. Lasts about 5 minutes.?

Severe pain on top left side of head when standing up from sitting or lying down. Painful, throbbing, stabbing. Lasts about 5 minutes.?

Some considerations: Might wonder if jaw or dentition playing a role, but pain could be secondary to neck, plexus locations. Certainly might consider even sinus problems. Have your regular doctor evaluate these possibilities. ...Read more

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I have a throbbing pain in the top of my head as well as my head feeling "fuzzy" today. It is not a typical migraine. What could this be?

I have a throbbing pain in the top of my head as well as my head feeling "fuzzy" today. It is not a typical migraine. What could this be?

Hard to say: Most likely, given that it sounds like you have had migraines in the past it is either related to muscle tension in your neck or is a migraine variant. In Chinese Medicine or other models there are other likely explanations. If symptoms persisted even for just 24 hours I would suggest a formal office visit. If you have migraine medicine available it is rather safe to see if it helps. ...Read more

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Very tight and painful throbbing at the back of my head after bending over a lot. Eased when I stood, but left an uncomfortable sensation.

Very tight and painful throbbing at the back of my head after bending over a lot. Eased when I stood, but left an uncomfortable sensation.

Doctor visit: Try to limit the bending over until you can get checked out by a doctor. May need labs as well. Imaging tests. Not exactly sure what you are describing but can point you to a physician in your area for an in person visit. ...Read more

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6 hours ago I hit the middle of my head getting up quickly on freezer. It was very hard. Iced immediately. My head hurts a lot. It's throbbing.

6 hours ago I hit the middle of my head getting up quickly on freezer. It was very hard. Iced immediately. My head hurts a lot. It's throbbing.

COncussion: If you were not knocked out or down and have minimal symptoms it is not an issue. Headings, nausea, visual problems, concentration issues, sleep disturbances, personality changes and appetite changes can be symptoms of concussion. If these happen see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in lower head/neck area. Back left side only. It comes for a few seconds at a time, frequently. Feel as cracking my neck always.

Throbbing pain in lower head/neck area. Back left side only. It comes for a few seconds at a time, frequently. Feel as cracking my neck always.

Facet, disc, nerve: You may have irritated a higher cervical facet joint. Less likely you could have a cervical nerve root irritation or an occipital nerve irritation. Try gentle heating pads, ice, range of motion of your head and neck, gentle stretching, and go see your doctor to see if physiotherapy, medications like antiinflammatories, anti-spasmodics, nerve medications or injections may help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm having sever toothaches that make the entire side of my face to the back of my head hurt TREMENDOUSLY and throbbing? What is this what do I do??

I'm having sever toothaches that make the entire side of my face to the back of my head hurt TREMENDOUSLY and throbbing? What is this what do I do??

See your doctor: This is very concerning for an infection in your tooth or jaw--please see your dentist or doctor right away to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Every week or two for the past year or so for brief periods, I've felt this extremely slight throbbing pain in bottom back right corner of my head.

Every week or two for the past year or so for brief periods, I've felt this extremely slight throbbing pain in bottom back right corner of my head.

Possible neuralgia: This could be an irritable nerve (neuralgia) which is more of a nuisance than anything serious. It's also possibly a pinched occipital nerve. However I recommend that you have an examination by physician for this recurrent symptom as it could be a form of migraine. ...Read more

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I have a throbbing pain at the base of my skull on the right sidewhen turning my head to the right or bending fwd (after I come up).What could it be?

Throbbing in occiput: Could be nerve irritation cervicaldynia, or occipital neuralgia. Rarely vascular. Do not worry. If not allergic try motrin. Consider c spine xray Would f/u w doc urgent care. ...Read more

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Banged head on concrete fairly hard at the back, at the time it felt like it was 'throbbing' now its just hurting abit. Am I ok? I've had 2 paracetamol

Banged head on concrete fairly hard at the back, at the time it felt like it was 'throbbing' now its just hurting abit. Am I ok? I've had 2 paracetamol

How hard: How hard did you hit your head did lose any conscious did you pass out any vision problem or memory problem
if you are concern you need to go to the ER and have them check you out
good luck ...Read more

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