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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Stabbing pains in top right side of head started one week ago, usually followed by tight band feeling around back of head. Could it be serious?

Stabbing pains in top right side of head started one week ago, usually followed by tight band feeling around back of head. Could it be serious?

Headache.: Although headaches can be serious, this sounds like a tension headache which is painful, but not serious. If the headache started suddenly, is associated with fever, neck stdffnes or light hurts your eyes if would get checked. ...Read more

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Not really pain,right side of head feels tight/tired since tues night.left side of head feel a little pain.head feels tired.having cought & runny nose

Not really pain,right side of head feels tight/tired since tues night.left side of head feel a little pain.head feels tired.having cought & runny nose

This could be...: Could be a variety of things, ranging from harmless to a little more serious. I would consider "scalp fatigue" caused by diminished local circulation or nerve pain due to the pressure of certain hair styles such as braids. Would first rule out more serious things like multiple sclerosis or immune process like arteritis (inflammation of arteries). I do not think the cough/cold symptoms are related. ...Read more

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Pain at the top of my head one side feels like someone is stabbing my head &also really tight&ear on the same side of head is hurting what is this?

TMJ: YOu mentioned pain at the top of your head and tight ear on the same side. This may represent a referred pain from the front of the ear from something called the TM joint. It can cause pain in the ear and around the ear and headaches. See your doctor for further advice. ...Read more

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Tightness on left side of head, shoulder and heaviness on left neck & ear subsides after lying down .y?

Tightness on left side of head, shoulder and heaviness on left neck & ear subsides after lying down .y?

You need an exam: Tightness on one side of the head and shoulder along with neck and ear heaviness, that is relieved by lying down, suggest a mechanical cause. It may be due to several possibilities. These would include, among others, muscle strain in the neck/shoulder area and possibly a pinched nerve coming from your neck. Although the latter would usually cause pain, when turning your head to either side. ...Read more

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What causes an unbalance feeling & tightness on left side of head & shoulder &uncomfortableness in left ear & neck when resting on my back in chair?

What causes an unbalance feeling & tightness on left side of head & shoulder &uncomfortableness in left ear & neck when resting on my back in chair?

See below: Pressure on upper cervical nerves by the upper cervical spine can do this. The best approach is to sit in an upright posture or to place a pillow under your head when sitting on that hair. ...Read more

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Can a GI issue cause me to feel head tightness in the side of head and nostril clogged alternative cause my ENT say everything ok go to gi?

Can a GI issue cause me to feel head tightness in the side of head and nostril clogged alternative cause my ENT say everything ok go to gi?

Not likely: Overuse of nasal spray is the most likely cause of the nostril being clogged and of head tightness. Some of the other symptoms may be due to GI problems, but not the head. ...Read more

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I get a whooshing sound in my right ear and rt side of head feels tight. Also pain in forehead like sinus. Been v anxious for 7 months. Anxiety ?

I get a whooshing sound in my right ear and rt side of head feels tight. Also pain in forehead like sinus. Been v anxious for 7 months. Anxiety ?

Medical exam: There are many possible causes. Before attributing your symptoms to anxiety, a medical exam is in order to rule out possible medical conditions. However, if you have been suffering from anxiety for 7 months, you should be getting treatment for anxiety. Get a medical workup to rule out medical conditions, and see a mental health professional for help with anxiety. ...Read more

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Migraine symptoms present. But no/mild head'ache'. Feels heavy and tight on left side of head. Worsens when exposed to sun. Feels dizzy when its dark.

Migraine symptoms present. But no/mild head'ache'. Feels heavy and tight on left side of head. Worsens when exposed to sun. Feels dizzy when its dark.

Migraine headache: Migraine is a disorder of recurrent attacks. A typical migraine attack progresses through four phases: the prodrome, the aura, the headache, and the postdrome. Prodrome (mood symptoms, neck stiffness). Aura (25% of patients experience vision disturbance). The headache of migraine is often unilateral and tends to have a throbbing or pulsatile quality. Nausea, vomiting, photophobia can also be there ...Read more

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I have left side of neck tightness & shoulder pain & weakness& left side of head pain & sleeping problem is there any treatment?

I have left side of neck tightness & shoulder pain & weakness& left side of head pain & sleeping problem is there any treatment?

Many possibilities: There are too many possible causes to give you a reliable answer. I recommend you see your doctor for an exam and possible neck / shoulder x-rays. ...Read more

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I have left side of neck tightness & shoulder pain & weakness& left side of head pain & sleeping problem. Is there any treatment?

I have left side of neck tightness & shoulder pain & weakness& left side of head pain & sleeping problem. Is there any treatment?

Based on your : Symptoms including the weakness you need to get medical evaluation immediately to make sure there is no significant neurologic issue going on like an impending stroke or disc herniation compromising your spinal cord and/or nerve. ...Read more

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Pressure in left temple, behind the eye and down the left side of head behind the ear. Tight muscles in neck. Allergy meds having no affect. Ideas?

Pressure in left temple, behind the eye and down the left side of head behind the ear. Tight muscles in neck. Allergy meds having no affect. Ideas?

Head pain: This could be a headache condition such as a muscle tension headache or a migraine, but much more detail is necessary. Other possibilities might be myofascial pain from clenching or grinding your teeth. Sinus/ allergy conditions would be less likely based on the information provided. Lastly, other conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia or temporal arteritis could be considered. See MD for help. ...Read more

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I have hadech in my right side of head?

Any allergies?: Sounds like a migraine since it is on one side of your head. Try 3 excedrine if no allergies. Lay in a dark quiet room to try to sleep. Sometimes ice held or gently pulling and releasing the hair on that side can help. You can repeat the excedrine in6 hours if needed. It is best to treat these headaches as soon as you know you are going to get one and not wait for the pain. Else treat early! ...Read more

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What causes pain on right side of head?

What causes pain on right side of head?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back right side of head?

Pain in lower back right side of head?

OK: How long. How severe? Sharp, shooting, dull, aching. Hurt to move head or is there localized tenderness. Could be many things. If it doesn't get better, get checked. ...Read more

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Headache on top right side of head for one day ?

Headache on top right side of head for one day
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Right or left-no dif: Doesn't matter right or left. No disease only affects one side of head. So laterality means nothing. What does matter are things such as severity, associated neurologic symptoms, blood pressure, coexistent diseases, medication usage. ...Read more

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Please explain headache pains in right side of head?

Right or left: It makes no difference which side of your head the pain is on. The same diseases can cause right sided pain or left sided pain.L if it is worrisome to you, consult your physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headache in only right side of head?

What to do if I have headache in only right side of head?

Headache right side: Most likely migraine yet it is always on one side you may like to see your MD or get a CT or MRI to rule any underlying structural lesion in the brain. The risk is generally quite low though. ...Read more

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Get sharp pain every 6 min.on right side of head lasts a few seconds?

Get sharp pain every 6 min.on right side of head lasts a few seconds?

Stabbing Headache: Two types of headaches cause sharp transient pain: PRIMARY STABBING HA(Ice Pick HA) and SHORT-LASTING UNILATERAL NEURALGIFORM HEADACHE. The first type can occur anywhere in the head. The second type always occurs in or around the eye or temple area, and is accompanied by one or more of the following: tearing,conjunctival injection, runny/stuffy nose,facial/forehead sweating/flushing, ear fullness. ...Read more

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Why am i having headache pain in one small area on right side of head?

Why am i having headache pain in one small area on right side of head?

See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. ...Read more

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Severe pain in right side of head every couple of seconds for four days ?

Neuralgia?: There are migraine variants that create this kind of pain, and trigeminal neuralgia over the forehead may also explain these symptoms. However, giant cell arteritis may exhibit fluctuations rarely, neck issues possibly, and jaw problems may trigger localized painful spasms. Since there are many possibilities, have your doctor assess the problem. ...Read more

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I have pain on my right side of head (upper part) without any trauma. What is that?

Headache: It sounds like headache may even be migraine type.
Call in the consult line may be with more information might be able to differentiate to the type of headache ...Read more

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I keep having pinching headaches on left side and right side of head lasting 2 min or less?

I keep having pinching headaches on left side and right side of head lasting 2 min or less?

See dentist: If the headaches are so fleeting, I suspect that you may have jaw problem. Do you grind your teeth or have problem with your bite? I suggest that you consult your dentist first. If everything checks out ok, then talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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My friend has had a headache on his right side of head for a week it still hasnt gone is it serious?

My friend has had a headache on his right side of head for a week it still hasnt gone is it serious?

Go check it out!!!: You can't assume here. He must get it checked out by his doctor or er. A lot of headaches, even simple tension type pain can present on one side only. But he needs a physical exam and possible ct/mri to make sure nothing more serious is going on. Once you know that, then he can be treated for the usual causes of neck/head pain. ...Read more

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Headache on the right side of head since yesterdays night. Caught in the drizzle on monday morning and todays morning. Is it normal?

Headache on the right side of head since yesterdays night. Caught in the drizzle on monday morning and todays morning. Is it normal?

Common: Headaches are common, but if severe could represent a major problem. They are not generally related to weather conditions, and most commonly related to stress. It sounds normal, but if you're concerned, see your primary care provider. Hope this helps! ...Read more