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Can ct head/orbit cause : lightheaded dizzy w/ brief low rumble noise, headache w/ tingling forehead? Dr said maybe anxiety, but no hx panic. Attacks

Can ct head/orbit cause : lightheaded dizzy w/ brief low rumble noise, headache w/ tingling forehead? Dr said maybe anxiety, but no hx panic. Attacks

No, a CT cannot: CAUSE these symptoms. In fact, a CT may HELP DIAGNOSE reasons for dizziness and headache, such as sinusitis. Your doctor is correct that anxiety can cause dizziness and tingling, even without "panic attacks". If you have your CT on a disc, I can explain it to you on HealthTap Concierge healthtap. Com/saurbornmd. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Broad based r. Paracentral disc protrusion, obliteration of thecal sac. Numb/tingle arm/hand, tinglin/dizzy from back of head to forehead, pain, bad?

Broad based r. Paracentral disc protrusion, obliteration of thecal sac. Numb/tingle arm/hand, tinglin/dizzy from back of head to forehead, pain, bad?

Paracentral disc protrusion: Obviously you saw a specialist, your condition requires removal of the protrusion, as is beginning to compress the spine. And the greater occipital nerves. I noted your medications.
Please take it seriously, see a orthopedic surgeon, get his opinion.
Now days surgery is minimally invasive, and the results are good. Make an appointment today. ...Read more

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Can staring at a computer cause tension in the back of head (occiput)? I have tension in back of head and dizziness. Normal CT. Massage not effective

Can staring at a computer cause tension in the back of head (occiput)? I have tension in back of head and dizziness. Normal CT. Massage not effective

Occipital neuralgia: The greater and lesser occipital nerves live in the back of the head on both sides. The lesser nerve runs towards your ear and the greater nerve runs to top of back of your head. These occipital nerves can be aggravated without any trauma. Tilting head back can cause dizziness if these nerves are aggravated. 7 days or oral steroid or 5 days of Toradol may knock out this irritation to these nerves. ...Read more

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Been getting horrible headaches and with them a numbness, tingling feeling on the left side and back side of my head. Dizziness?

Been getting horrible headaches and with them a numbness, tingling feeling on the left side and back side of my head. Dizziness?

Atypical migraine: You probably are suffering from migraine and need proper treatment for you should visit and urgent care Center or go to or visit ER. Meanwhile use excedrin migraine or ibuprofen 400mg tablets every 6 hours. Drink a lot of water. Caffeine sometimes help in moderation ...Read more

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What does it mean if back of head feel like pain and hot? Sumtimes I also feel dizzy, it is because of stress?

What does it mean if back of head feel like pain and hot? Sumtimes I also feel dizzy, it is because of stress?

Headache: Headache in back of head with dizziness is likely stress. Especially in your age group. You can see a neurologist and they will sort it out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause on going dizziness, dull pain in back of head an trouble with balance? My symptoms seem to change daily since been diagnosed!

Can anxiety cause on going dizziness, dull pain in back of head an trouble with balance? My symptoms seem to change daily since been diagnosed!

Yes, absolutely: Anxiety can definitely cause all the symptoms you mention. However, so can other conditions, so you should make sure you get a complete medical evaluation. In the meantime, you should also get help and support for your anxiety: counseling, stress reduction techniques, understanding the sources of stress in your life, and anti-anxiety medication can all help. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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What causes a childs back of head to hurt when laying down but when standing or sitting lightly dizzy/nauseous. No injury, head hurt for 12 hours.

What causes a childs back of head to hurt when laying down but when standing or sitting lightly dizzy/nauseous. No injury, head hurt for 12 hours.

I think you are: Asking for a diagnosis here. We can not diagnose this problem. A medical history, vital signs and physical examination would be needed at minimum. ...Read more

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In the sun for 30 mins suddenly felt dizzy and my head was tingling. Back home now and still feel a little lightheaded.? I'm 30 a little overweight

In the sun for 30 mins suddenly felt dizzy and my head was tingling. Back home now and still feel a little lightheaded.? I'm 30 a little overweight

Many possibilities: Hello, I hope you are starting to feel better now. There are many possibilities that can cause your symptoms. It may be related to being in the sun or could be related to something you ate or a medication you took. Also, more serious things like a cardiac problem can't be ruled out. I hoe this helps. Seek further help if you are still experiencing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dull throbbing mostly (left)back of head. Seem to worsen when touch, abit dizzy. Better when lying down. Spend time on phone. Possible causes n how to ease?

Dull throbbing mostly (left)back of head. Seem to worsen when touch, abit dizzy. Better when lying down. Spend time on phone. Possible causes n how to ease?

Muscle pain: Seems like a muscle issue (strain or sprain). I think some warm compresses and some Motrin or tylenol is in order. The fact that you talk on the phone often can affect your posture and help cause the problem. Be aware of your posture. Get a headset if you need to be hands free on the phone and perhaps you sit up straighter and not develop this pain. Warm compresses and cold ones can be done. ...Read more

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When the neck is strained & a pop is heard & now there feels like a weird air bubble moves when touch n the back of head low crown also dizziness why?

When the neck is strained & a pop is heard & now there feels like a weird air bubble moves when touch n the back of head low crown also dizziness why?

Neck Bubble: You might have subcutaneous emphysema. Read===>http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/subcutaneous_emphysema and see if it might apply to your history. Even so, if it is truly sir trapped in the neck tissues, you need to have a thorough evaluation and tests from your doctor to get to the root cause. ...Read more

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Stood up in bathroom and hit back of head on pedestal sink. No LOC, just mild dizziness and 2/10 occassional headache. Concussion or worse?

Stood up in bathroom and hit back of head on pedestal sink. No LOC, just mild dizziness and 2/10 occassional headache. Concussion or worse?

Need examination: I highly recommend you get a neurological evaluation so that a good baseline can be obtained and the history be clarified in order to determine whether or not you truly had a concussion or just a good WHACK to the noggin. If you'd like a private 1-1 I'd be happy to help. Write to www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more

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Took dogmatil for 7 years. Can withdrawal cause anxiety, tactile pain to back of head in a straight line upward, tension at top of head and dizziness?

Took dogmatil for 7 years. Can withdrawal cause anxiety, tactile pain to back of head in a straight line upward, tension at top of head and dizziness?

Dogmatil: Dogmatil is an antipsychotic. A gradual taper of any medication you've been on for 7 years is probably better than suddenly stopping. Sudden changes with Dopamine could cause neurological symptoms. I'd also wonder what condition you had/have that resulted in receiving this prescription? Please discuss with your own physician -- decision to taper should be a joint process. ...Read more

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I have a strange buzzing in my head. No blurriness, no dizziness, no tingling in the body. Just a buzz in the back of my head by my left ear.

I have a strange buzzing in my head. No blurriness, no dizziness, no tingling in the body. Just a buzz in the back of my head by my left ear.

Tinnitus: Most common reason involves inner ear, a response by your acoustic nerve to degeneration, prior trauma, perhaps loud noise exposure, but could also be due to obstructed eustacian canal, transmitted blood vessel turbulence. Most likely benign and annoying, but might get examined to assure no future risks to hearing. ...Read more

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Lump back of head, headaches and pain randomly, dizziness sometimes and light bother me constantly. Eyeballs hurt as well sometimes. What is this?

Lump back of head, headaches and pain randomly, dizziness sometimes and light bother me constantly. Eyeballs hurt as well sometimes. What is this?

Further evaluation: The lump may not be associated and it may be an epidermal cyst. Your headaches sound somewhat migrainous in nature but you should seek further evaluation and consider an eye examination, lab tests, and an MRI if warranted by history and physical exam. There are treatments that may be beneficial. ...Read more

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I have had over 8 months of dizziness lightheadedness and yesterday I found a dime size lump on left side back of head nonmovable and non painful?

I have had over 8 months of dizziness lightheadedness and yesterday I found a dime size lump on left side back of head nonmovable and non painful?

Lightheadedness: I am concerned about your symptoms. I do not see your age listed, but regardless, I would recommend see your PCP ASAP or even go to an urgent care if the symptoms are active. The presence of the lump concerns me of previous falls from blanking out maybe. You need basic work up to start with and should include blood work, electrocardiogram and possibly scan of your head, echo and carotid ultrasound ...Read more

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Hit back of head. Didn't black out. Felt nauseous next day. (didnt vomit). a little dizzy. Should I be concerned?

Hit back of head. Didn't black out. Felt nauseous next day. (didnt vomit). a little dizzy. Should I be concerned?

Concussion: This sounds like symptoms of a concussion. Please be evaluated by your physician; the dizziness and nausea can sometimes be accompanied by problems with visual tracking and headache as well. ...Read more

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Pain in the back of head near my neck and on top also...they are tender to touch or lie on and I woke up really dizzy today... Is this my anxiety??

Pain in the back of head near my neck and on top also...they are tender to touch or lie on and I woke up really dizzy today... Is this my anxiety??

Anxiety +neck pain: Anxiety can cause the muscles of your neck to tense up, which sometimes can be painful and even cause headaches and hurt to touch. Try to pay attention to how much tension is in your neck and work on relaxing the muscles. Try using ice compresses on the neck for the pain, and gentle stretches. ...Read more

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For past 2 days I have had a tingling crawlings sensation on right side of head with dizziness had a CT scan it came back normal. What else could be?

For past 2 days I have had a tingling crawlings sensation on right side of head with dizziness had a CT scan it came back normal. What else could be?

Possible migraine: Vertebro basilar migraine could cause similar symptoms. Treatment would be same as any other migraine. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Having pain head ache on the back of head and neck and feeling dizzy?

Having pain head ache on the back of head and neck and feeling dizzy?

Call you Dr.: If you have tried over the counter analgesics, or heating pads to the neck, etc., and are not any better, there is not much we can do to help you on HealthTap other than telling you to call your Dr. For their input and treatment of your issues. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Pressure in back of head worse when I sit up. Ears clogged dizzy feeling. Am I dying?

Pressure in back of head worse when I sit up. Ears clogged dizzy feeling. Am I dying?

Yes.: We are are all dying. Some of live like we are gonna live forever, some like it's their last day. Take a sinus decongestant that doesn't raise your blood pressure, and lets see if it helps you come back to the land of the functional living. Drink lots of water. ...Read more

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17YO daughter hit back of head iceskating. Was a little dizzy, pupils dilating properly, headaches for about 5 hours, intensity varies. Concussion?

17YO daughter hit back of head iceskating. Was a little dizzy, pupils dilating properly, headaches for about 5 hours, intensity varies. Concussion?

Must be evaluated: By a professional not by you, to make sure no intracranial injury, will need tests for this, take her to your nearest ER ...Read more

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Feels dizzy back of head. Example; sharp turn as passenger in car can cause feeling and can last hours. Worse lying down. Has minor Hemolytic anemia?

Feels dizzy back of head. Example; sharp turn as passenger in car can cause feeling and can last hours. Worse lying down. Has minor Hemolytic anemia?

BPPV?: S/He might have benign paroxysmal postural vertigo. BPPV is very common, occuring in up to 5% of the population. Mostly in older persons but can occur at any age. Just like certain positions or movements can trigger it, positional procedures usually can reverse it quickly. Unrelated to anemia, hemolytic or other. Google BPPV for lots of websites; the Wikipedia article is pretty good. ...Read more

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4 months having pins pain tingling dizziness and numbness all over body. Now have vibration in my left ankle and burning sensation in lower back. I noticed it gets worse when I turn my head/back down?

4 months having pins pain tingling dizziness and numbness all over body. Now have vibration in my left ankle and burning sensation in lower back. I noticed it gets worse when I turn my head/back down?

Sciatica: You may have a condition called sciatica which occurs when the nerve going to your leg is pinched as it comes out of the spine to give the pain down the leg and back. Have your primary care doctor check it out to make sure your leg muscles are not getting weaker because of the nerve problem. This doctor can refer you to the appropriate specialist you need to see. Please get this checked out. ...Read more

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During exercise, fell back and hit back of head on floor. Did not feel dizzy or headache, but neck pain set in quick, esp. While turning. Advice?

During exercise, fell back and hit back of head on floor. Did not feel dizzy or headache, but neck pain set in quick, esp. While turning. Advice?

Many people have-: -falls of this type every day. You may have some early degerative disease in your cervical spine. If this just happened & you have not had this before, to you it may seem very worrisome. For now rest ice NSAIDS if you are able, & activity modification. Should clear fairly soon @ Ur age give it some time. If persistent or worsens see your PCP 4 eval & referrals can B made if indicated. ...Read more

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Got dizzy, fell backwards, hit head last week. Still have neck and pain in back of head. Aslo achey with pelvic pain and sharp pain LLQ when I turn ov?

Got dizzy, fell backwards, hit head last week. Still have neck and pain in back of head. Aslo achey with pelvic pain and sharp pain LLQ when I turn ov?

See doctor: That fact that you got so dizzy and fell warrants an evaluation. You need to make sure that there was no serious damages to your head and body as well. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in back of head on left side, comes and goes accompanied by nausea, dizziness and feel short of breath... Been happening for 5 days now. .. Any idea what's causing this?

Sharp pain in back of head on left side, comes and goes accompanied by nausea, dizziness and feel short of breath... Been happening for 5 days now. .. Any idea what's causing this?

Can not pin point th: These symptoms are non specific for any condition. But if your symptoms are persisting still, then you shouild see your doctor for examination and perhaps have some tests to find the cuase. Headaches can cause nausea but if headache is severe and persistent you may need to have your head/brain checked with a ct scan or MRI scan of the brain. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more