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Throbbing Pain On Top Of Head
Shooting/throbbing pain on top right side of head with no other symptoms. Came on suddenly and is still going after 45 min?
Migraine: Throbbing pain in the head may be due to migraine headache or tension headache. Migraine headaches are typically incapacitating whereas tension headache are more tolerable. Both treated differently. Inciting causes are stress, fatigue, poor hydration, poor diet or skipping meals and poor sleep. ...Read more
I'm getting a throbbing pain on the top of my head on left side, sensitive to touch but nothing to see. Been nearly a week now?
See doctor: Any trauma to the head. Since it is not better see your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
Constant throbbing pain top left hand side of head. It comes on during day, not apparent at night. Pain alleviated slightly during jogging. Tumor?
Getting constant throbbing pain top left hand side of head. It comes on during day & disappears at night. Diagnosed with tension headaches. Tumour?
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
Needs to be checked:
Pain on the right side of head and throbing can be from many causes like,
mensrual or hormonal headaches
brain hemorhage or hematoma
the treatment depends on the cause of the headache, so have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more
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. 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
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 throbbing pain at the back of my head, top of spine base of back of neck, hurts when I go to standing or move around, is this serious?
Potentially: Headaches have the potential to be serious. If this lasts more than 24 hours or develops additional symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
Yesterday I reached down and hit the middle of the top of my head on the corner of my wardrobe. Now I have a throbbing pain in my left temple, help?
Common symptom: You had a "contusion" which can be associated w pain and swelling. Usually icing and taking an otc med like tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, alleve, advil etc can be helpful. If other symptoms such as vision canges, dizziness, balance problems confusion arises- then proceed to be seen immediately. Otherwise- you just "bumped your head". ...Read more
I have random throbbing pain in my head. It is usually at the top then moves to the left. I can also feel someting behind my eye. What could it be?
Woke up last night with a throbbing pain in my front/top right side of my head. It's going away but when I cough, sneeze or bend over it throbs again.
Headache for 5 days throbbing pain & dizzy, saw doctor gave me nurfon plus but I still wake up every morning with it, feel it on top of my head &1side?
Exam and history: Too vague a question without having a thorough history and an examination. Too many variables when attempting to determine the cause of a headache. The cause, severity and location of the headache are very important. Could be nighttime bruxism- grinding your teeth, which often causes morning headaches, could consider a tmj? Tmd specialist, after seeing your dr. Again. ...Read more
Throbbing pain in my left temple for two weeks. Cant sleep. Left top part of head has a numbing ache to it as well.
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Sharp constant sometimes throbbing pain in right temple down jaw ear and on top of right side of head. Broke left side before and car accident. TMJ?
Perhaps: Could be. Arrange an inbox consult at www. Health tap. Com/douglasdds. ...Read more
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
I have sharp, throbbing pain in my right ear, as well as a sensitive spot on the top of my head. Bad taste taste in mouth. Ear hurts when swallowing?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more
Had 2nd toe shortened b/c of crossover.6 months ago. Can see and feel screw through skin on top of toe. Causes throbbing pain at night. What next? Thx
Possible removal: Retained hardware can occasionally cause irritation at the surgical site which induces pain and discomfort. Removal is essential if that continues. I recommend being seen in person or virtually for a proper diagnosis and further treatment options. ...Read more
I have no top teeth and I grind my teeth I have a light throbbing pain in my left temple and sometimes by my ear can that cause temple pain?
Denture?: Do you wear a denture? Assuming you do it may not be fitting well or the teeth may be hard porcelain. You may do better with acrylic (plastic) teeth which are more giving and resilient. Do you grind at bedtime or during the day? If at bedtime, remove your dentures while sleeping. ...Read more
See your PCP: Headache is a common disorder and represents a major health problem both in the US and abroad. It is the leadin g cause of absence from work and accounts for millions of workdays lost each year. Although physicians, particularly family practitioners, treat many patients with persistent headaches, there are also many headache sufferers who have never consulted a physician. See your PCP. ...Read more
Wat does it mean wen u have a throbbing pain in ur head but only on the rightside what does this mean?
Unilateral headaches: Evaluation of a one-sided (unilateral) headache should include a thorough neurological evaluation. This evaluation will include a complete History & Physical seeking to tease out associated symptoms that may be associated with more benign (innocent) conditions: muscle spasms, progressing on a severity scale towards vascular cephalgia (dysfunctional & treatable), to more serious CNS conditions. ...Read more
I've had a throbbing pain on the right side of my head for a couple of weeks it comes and goes and sometimes it's all over my head?
Head pain: Could could from a number of scenarios, depending on age and other symptoms such as visual changes, changes in appetite, gait disturbances, and elevated blood pressures. Go see your family physician and have them to a history and evaluation. From there she can decide whether you need more of a workup or prescribe medication and follow up with you clinically. ...Read more
I have been getting a sharp throbbing pain at both side of my head, this only last for a few seconds but a regular interval, this makes me worried?
I have sudden throbbing pain in the left side of my head when I bend down or do some abrupt physical activity. Its been two years now. What's wrong?
Chronic pain: This issue is certainly chronic as it has been 2 years. Tough to say over the computer, but you should get an exam and possible a Scan of your head to assure there is not a serious issues causing your pains upon bending and physical activity. Best wishes. ...Read more
Since I woke up I've had a sharp throbbing pain only on the left side of my head when I move around or stand up. I don't feel ill at all, what is this?
Hard to say: The causes of a new headache are large in number and range from tension headache migraine to more serious problems. A common cause of a headache on awakening is sleep apnea, especially in those who snore and are obese. New severe headaches generally require medical evaluation so people with this issue should seek medical attention. ...Read more
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