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Throbbing sometimes in left side of head, ear pressure/fullness, weird taste in mouth, itchy palms, any ideas?

Throbbing sometimes in left side of head,  ear pressure/fullness,  weird taste in mouth, itchy palms, any ideas?

ALLERGY OR MIGRAINS: Food or environmental allergies can cause these symptoms. Sometimes migrains can be triggered by allergies and cause these symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Constant throbbing pain top left hand side of head during the day, pain disappears while jogging & at night. Prev diagnsd as tension head. Tumor?

Constant throbbing pain top left hand side of head during the day, pain disappears while jogging & at night. Prev diagnsd as tension head. Tumor?

Need more history: Sounds like this headache is worrying to you. Your brief description has some features that point toward and away from such diagnoses as migraine and hemicrania continua. Tumors are more likely to cause seizures and focal neurological symptoms than headaches, and when tumors do cause headaches, the headache often worsens with lying down. If you'd like to discuss more, feel free to consult me. ...Read more

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Constant throbbing pain top left hand side of head. It comes on during day, not apparent at night. Pain alleviated slightly during jogging. Tumor?

Constant throbbing pain top left hand side of head. It comes on during day, not apparent at night. Pain alleviated slightly during jogging. Tumor?

Head ache: Not all head aches are secondary to brain tumors. Head ache can happen from high blood pressure, sinus related eye related, neck joints and muscle related and from vascular problems. so get yourself examined to find out the cause and proper treatment ...Read more

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Getting constant throbbing pain top left hand side of head. It comes on during day & disappears at night. diagnosed with tension headaches. tumour?

Getting constant throbbing pain top left hand side of head. It comes on during day & disappears at night. diagnosed with tension headaches. tumour?

Likely migraine: Sounds like this is pretty scary for you. Throbbing headache on one side of your head that gets better with lying down in a dark room is often migraine. However, if this is new and isn't going away you might need an examination. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Constant throbbing pain top left hand side of head. Comes on during day, pain alleviated during jogging. Diagnosed as tension headache by GP. Tumor?

Constant throbbing pain top left hand side of head. Comes on during day, pain alleviated during jogging. Diagnosed as tension headache by GP. Tumor?

Need MRI: Brain Tumors are very rare. So, it is very unlikely that you have that. However, headaches is one of the most common presenting complaints of brain tumors and many new cases had headaches for months before anyone ordered the right test. MRI of the Brain with contrast is the test of choice. Ask your GP for this but your insurance may deny it. You will then have to appeal, but don't give up. ...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