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Have a bad throbbing pain in back of head and a hard small lump on my right side where the pain is. Can this be a migraine?

Have a bad throbbing pain in back of head and a hard small lump on my right side where the pain is. Can this be a migraine?

Coincidental lump?: Your headache has some features of migraine including being unilateral (one sided) and throbbing. However, there are multiple types of headaches which can share these features as well. None of the classical headache types are associated with a "hard small lump" on the same side of the headache. For this reason you should consult a doctor to determine if this is related or just a coincidental. ...Read more

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Is permanent sharp throbbing pain in one side of the head, neck and back pain and scalp sensitive to touch and painful symptoms of occipital neuralgia?

Is permanent sharp throbbing pain in one side of the head, neck and back pain and scalp sensitive to touch and painful symptoms of occipital neuralgia?

Yes and No: It could be occipital neuralgia, however neck and back pain are not typical symptoms. I would suggest having your neck evaluated as well since many of those nerves can travel to both the neck, back and head to cause the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in lower left side on back of head while having an orgasm recently I have been experiencing a sharp, throbbing pain in the back of my head (lower left side...Below the back of my left ear). This only occurs during an orgasm, and goes away when

Sharp pain in lower left side on back of head while having an orgasm recently I have been experiencing a sharp, throbbing pain in the back of my head (lower left side...Below the back of my left ear). This only occurs during an orgasm, and goes away when

There: There is such a thing as a "coital headache", that occurs during orgasm. That said, the most reasonable thing, with any new headache or change in headache patterns, is to see your physician to rule out any serious cause of headaches. Coital headache can be treated safely with medications. ...Read more

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Have a lump on the back of head, to the left of my external occipital protuberance. It has slight throbbing pain to touch. Noticed this for a year.

Have a lump on the back of head, to the left of my external occipital protuberance. It has slight throbbing pain to touch. Noticed this for a year.

Occipital pain: Pain with swelling at this location can be a simple scalp or muscle condition or can be a more serious condition such as irritation of the greater occipital nerve. Because this has been going on for so long it would be best to be evaluated by a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Isolated pain in a single spot on the left side of my head. It is near the back of my head and the upper side of my left side. Throbbing pain.

Isolated pain in a single spot on the left side of my head. It is near the back of my head and the upper side of my left side. Throbbing pain.

Occipital neuralgia.: Irritation of the main nerve that runs from the back of the skull can cause occipital neuralgia.. It is suspected that tense muscles or ligaments may press against the nerve, causing irritation, inflammation and subsequent pain. Other causes may include viral infection, trauma to the neck or bad posture. ...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 have a throbbing pain left back of my neck going to the top of my head to the left side of forehead, should I be worried?

I have a throbbing pain left back of my neck going to the top of my head to the left side of forehead, should I be worried?

Probably not: Though a simple musculoskeletal neck pain, with perhaps some irritation of the occipital nerves, is most likely cause, only an evaluation by your doctor can rule out more worrisome causes. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain that starts in right ear- radiates to front/back right sided head- intense but comes and goes. What is it- any cause for concern?

Throbbing pain that starts in right ear- radiates to front/back right sided head- intense but comes and goes. What is it- any cause for concern?

See Your Doctor: Ear pain can result from a problem either in the ear itself or from elsewhere in the upper respiratory tract. Infection &/or fluid within the ear is common following head colds. Sinus tract infection can cause ear & head pain. These are treatable conditions however diagnosis is difficult without visual inspection. Infections require antibiotics. See your doctor for correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My head hurts all over with throbbing pain in the back and on the sides, my neck hurts so bad too! Plus my ears have kinda been hurting also.

My head hurts all over with throbbing pain in the back and on the sides, my neck hurts so bad too! Plus my ears have kinda been hurting also.

Neck causes of pain: Much more history is needed to diagnose your problem. Sudden onset, fever/chills, or vision changes are serious and need immediate evaluation. Once those are ruled out, many headache causes come from the neck, called "cervicogenic headaches". Xrays/mri/physical exam/fluoroscopic injections can diagnose the problem. The scm muscle can cause headaches and ear pain. ...Read more

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Been having slight throbbing pain in the back top left hand side of my head, it comes and goes also have 3 or 4 pimples on the back of my head on that?

Been having slight throbbing pain in the back top left hand side of my head, it comes and goes also have 3 or 4 pimples on the back of my head on that?

2 separate problems: 1. Possible migraine. Any migraine must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine should be initiated.
2. Scalp pimples could be hormone or stress related. If concerned see your PCP for evaluation.
Good luck. ...Read more

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For the last 3 days I've had a throbbing pain on the left side of my neck, in line with the back of my jaw, its getting worse & making me nauseous.

For the last 3 days I've had a throbbing pain on the left side of my neck, in line with the back of my jaw, its getting worse & making me nauseous.

See M.D.: This could be an infection, inflammation of the oral maxillary structures. You are too young to have high risk of anything cardiac, but that is in differential. If you have so much pain that you have nausea with it, you need to see an M.D. ...Read more

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Do I have a brain tumor? I randomly have throbbing pain on my left and right temple sometimes in the back of both sides nd one side of my scalp is red

Do I have a brain tumor? I randomly have throbbing pain on my left and right temple sometimes in the back of both sides nd one side of my scalp is red

Neurologist: Brain tumors Don't cause the scalp to turn red. Frequent headaches should be evaluated by a neurologist to determine the cause although tension is a common cause of recurrent headaches. Migraine is also common. ...Read more

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Dvt in right leg INR 1.5 today having pain in back of head sharp throbbing and pain in upper thigh almost to groin area. Get checked?

Dvt in right leg INR 1.5 today having pain in back of head sharp throbbing and pain in upper thigh almost to groin area. Get checked?

Yes: Your INR is not yet at the level in which your blood is thin enough to break the clot, goal is 2-3. Please have an eval by a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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I have a throbbing pain in back of my head that is not going away with otc medication. What should I do?

I have a throbbing pain in back of my head that is not going away with otc medication. What should I do?

Need history: Well first to answer you a history is needed. For example did you injure the hand in anyway. Are you left or right handed and which hand is this? Need some more history to help you ...Read more

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I have a throbbing pain on the top right side of my head. How to cure this?

Needs to be checked: Pain on the right side of head and throbing can be from many causes like,
migraine
cluster headache
tension headache
allergies
sinusitis
mensrual or hormonal headaches
brain tumor
brain anurism
brain hemorhage or hematoma
head injury
hypertension
temporal arteritis
the treatment depends on the cause of the headache, so have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more