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What causes throbbing pain in the top of your head?

What causes throbbing pain in the top of your head?

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

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Shooting/throbbing pain on top right side of head with no other symptoms. Came on suddenly and is still going after 45 min?

Shooting/throbbing pain on top right side of head with no other symptoms. Came on suddenly and is still going after 45 min?

Go to the ER now: This could be a symptom of many scary things including a brain aneurysm or a stroke. Please go to the emergency room immediately. Call 911 ...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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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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I have a throbbing pain in the top left of my head?

I have a throbbing pain in the top left of my head?

Could be: A migraine. If it's the worst headache you've ever had and you have changes in vision, nausea, vomiting then see your doctor immediately. Try otc excedrin. Talk to your doctor about effective long term treatment. ...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

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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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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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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

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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.

Migraine?: This may be from a migraine but I am concerned that it is worsened by bending over. I think it is best that you seek medical care . If this is the first time ever you have a throbbing pain, rush to the ER. just to be sure. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Throbbing pain in my left temple for two weeks. Cant sleep. Left top part of head has a numbing ache to it as well.

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

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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