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Was singing got a sharp throbbing pain in the back of my head this happened saturday, is still hurting on monday?

Was singing got a sharp throbbing pain in the back of my head this happened saturday, is still hurting on monday?

You need to see doct: I hope you have taken some over the counter painkillers and if you still have pain you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Throbbing Headaches (Definition)

Throbbing headaches is a symptom in which a person has pain in the head, and the pain is pulsating (throbbing). Throbbing headaches can be a sign of migraine headaches. Severe headaches or headaches which are worsening each day over several days can be signs of ...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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I have severe throbbing pain in the back of my head (left side) while having an orgasm. I am a female, 49, overweight, with high blood pressure (on RX?

I have severe throbbing pain in the back of my head (left side) while having an orgasm. I am a female, 49, overweight, with high blood pressure (on RX?

See your doc: Post-coital headaches or headaches with climax aren't that uncommon but given that you described it as severe Pls talk to your doctor. Sometimes there are red flag signs that could indicate a need for further workup ...Read more

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I went to sleep last night and had a throb pain in the back of my head last a min. I'm 21 year old male could it be from last of sleep just ex. This?

I went to sleep last night and had a throb pain in the back of my head last a min. I'm 21 year old male could it be from last of sleep just ex. This?

Pain which lasts: For a minute is unlikely to be significant. If it recurs or changes, call your doctor. Hope this helps! ...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 throbbing pulsating pain on the back of my head on thr right side?

Pulsating pain: Pulsating pain is probably caused by blood flow in your carotid artery due to high blood pressure. See your doctor ASAP ...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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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 throbbing twanging pain on the right side, back of my head. Five days now.?

Headaches can be: Difficult to diagnose. Do you have pain, upper back or history of headaches or is this new. Are you sleeping at night, ? One possible reason is teeth clinching or grinding at night called bruxism, while flexing back the head. This can increase with stress and become a cycle. Clonazepam at time of sleep can help. It may be in the muscles of the upper neck, if otc med not help, see doc
gdluc. ...Read more

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I have suffered with back pain for years and now I get a throbbing pain in the back of my right leg just above the knee when I am driving?

I have suffered with back pain for years and now I get a throbbing pain in the back of my right leg just above the knee when I am driving?

Radiculopathy: When a stable back pain started to change its nature, it is necessary to see your pcp as soon as possible since it is an indicative of nerve compression or irritation. The exact nature your condition should be evaluated by thorough history, physical examination and possibly mri. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have neck & back pain, pinching pains in scalp. Was stretching after sitting in awkward position. & felt pressure in base of neck & felt it pulsate. Back of head too. Then dizzy when I stood. Ideas?

Have neck & back pain, pinching pains in scalp. Was stretching after sitting in awkward position. & felt pressure in base of neck & felt it pulsate. Back of head too. Then dizzy when I stood. Ideas?

Pulled muscle: The first thing to consider is a pulled muscle. You put some ice on the area that hurts when you have an acute injury and do repeated ice for the next couple of days but after 36 hours and you can use heat. If your symptoms don't improve you need to discuss this with your physician ...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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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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I have a bad headache at the back of my head. It’s throbbing. If I take a painkiller it only lasts for a short while - I wake up with throbbing pain?

See doctor: This may be a migraine attack but if this occurs for the first time at your age, you need to consult your doctor or a neurologist to make sure that there is nothing more serious. ...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?

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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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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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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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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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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Low back pain hurts to just lay down and bend over or just to do about anything. Constant throbbing pain and had little spasmims in lower back at firs?

Low back pain hurts to just lay down and bend over or just to do about anything. Constant throbbing pain and had little spasmims in lower back at firs?

Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more