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It happens that a sinus headache cause pain in the top of your head?

It happens that a sinus headache cause pain in the top of your head?

Possible: Many times pain could radiate to other area from its origin, or coudl be waht we call referred pain, like gallbladder pain to the shoulder as an example. ...Read more

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If a severe headache is localized at the top of your head, is this a cause for concern other than treatment with aspirin?

If a severe headache is localized at the top of your head, is this a cause for concern other than treatment with aspirin?

Severe headache: The location of the headache in your case doesn't add any value to the diagnosis or treatment decision. You can use Aspirin to treat it. If worse or other symptoms occur, seek urgent care clinic or er evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp headache in top of head?

What could cause sharp headache in top of head?

Many causes: You will nee a neurologic workup if you fall within the following categories : 1. Headache of sudden onset that persists (bleeding); 2. Hedache accompamied by physical findings such as fever, alteration of consciousness, doble vision or weakness; and 3. Headache if you have been previously healthy. In other cases of chornic headache it can be migraine or muscle. Tension headache. ...Read more

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I have a really bad headache (8/10) on the very top of my head, it's not on either side and it's been there for 2 1/2 hours. What could be the cause?

I have a really bad headache (8/10) on the very top of my head, it's not on either side and it's been there for 2 1/2 hours. What could be the cause?

Tension headache: If you are not allergic to Aspirin, take and NSAID.
If that does not help and you have ANY other symptoms for longer, consult your PCP or go the the ED. ...Read more

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What causes two long indents on top of my head causing ridge along the top - wake up with pressure headache every morning - thank you?

What causes two long indents on top of my head causing ridge along the top - wake up with pressure headache every morning - thank you?

Dilated vessels (?): It could be you are describing dilated blood vessels which might be visible and which can be associated with a headache. Perhaps more importantly, you should have your blood pressure checked during a headache to be sure it is not caused by hypertension (high blood pressure). A visit to your doctor might be appropriate. ...Read more

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Headaches on only top right side of head. When I press the same place on the top left side of my head, the headache disappears. What would cause this?

Headaches on only top right side of head. When I press the same place on the top left side of my head, the headache disappears. What would cause this?

Agree, and...: Sorry to hear : (. I agree with Dr. Rutledge, but also want to mention two things. First, unilateral (one side of head) headaches should be evaluated for other causes than tension headache. Also, you mention using lortab- using pain killers more than twice a week (even if for your lower back pain) can cause rebound headaches. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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The top of my head feels like ice when I sleep which causes me a bad headache. Should I be worried?

The top of my head feels like ice when I sleep which causes me a bad headache. Should I be worried?

Not yet: If you haven't experienced headaches before in your life, you should see a doctor to be sure your symptoms are not related to a more serious condition. There isn't a need to be worried now, especially if there are no other associated symptoms other than coldness. But since it is causing bad headaches it should be checked out. ...Read more

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I keep feeling my heartbeat (or pounding) in the top or back of my head. What could cause this? No headache though

I keep feeling my heartbeat (or pounding) in the top or back of my head. What could cause this? No headache though

Head congestion: Most likely you have a blocked eustachian tube (the connection between your middle ear and throat that "pops" when you go up a mountain.) if you're getting over a cold, that would explain it. If not, and it persists, you should be checked for a more serious but rare cause (like an aneurysm) but it's very unlikely that you have that. ...Read more

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Woke up with one sided headache, feels like its on the top of head, hurts a bit more when bending over or coughing. I have tmj, could that cause this?

Woke up with one sided headache, feels like its on the top of head, hurts a bit more when bending over or coughing. I have tmj, could that cause this?

Maybe. But..: Tmj involves over 70 different things and it may or may not be related. I would suggest seeing a dentist with training in diagnosing TMJ problems to determine if it is related or not. ...Read more

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Can a cyst on scalp cause headaches? The headaches are a constant low grade directly where the cyst on the right top of my head. It has been two week

Can a cyst on scalp cause headaches? The headaches are a constant low grade directly where the cyst on the right top of my head. It has been two week

No: This may b a coincidence. The dust is usually a sebaceous cyst & do not cause ha's. I would rec u b cn by ur pcp 4 a diagnosis. U r in the age group 4 an aneusym, best 2 find out if so now. May save u from a bleed which is not good. ...Read more

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Can sinus congestion cause headaches that can appear anywhere? After a cold I have a headache on the top left side of my head near the back.

The sinuses are: Located above and below the eyes and sinus headache is in the front of the face/forehead. A headache towards the top or back of the head is more associated with routine headache or tension headache. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve from a whiplash cause headache and tightness on top of head?

Can a pinched nerve from a whiplash cause headache and tightness on top of head?

And much more.: Whiplash injuries have been known to cause an unbelievable assortment of symptoms. I'm sure that yours can be found to be one of them. It is obviously a concern, and as such, you should be evaluated to minimize the lasting effects of these types of injuries. ...Read more

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The top of my head (scalp) tends to stink when I have a headache. The smell was extremely worse when I was pregnant. What's the cause?

The top of my head (scalp) tends to stink when I have a headache. The smell was extremely worse when I was pregnant. What's the cause?

Not sure: Alice, c an your friends smell what you feel you are smelling? Some headaches do alter the smell sensation enhancing odors. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause eye to feel numbish and ice pick type headaches on top of head?

Can TMJ cause eye to feel numbish and ice pick type headaches on top of head?

TMJ: Tmj can be attributed to a multitude of symptoms.
Muscle spasms can cause constriction of nerves which can cause pain in areas remote from the joints. That being said, a neurologist should be seen to rule out a neurological problem. ...Read more

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Clicking in the ear, light headache near the top of my head, and light tension in the lower back of my head near neck - causes?

Clicking in the ear, light headache near the top of my head, and light tension in the lower back of my head near neck - causes?

May be: Related to temporomandibular joint dysfunction. You should review this with your doctor and/or dentist, to make sure that if this related to bruxism (clenching your teeth) or malocclusion (misalignment of your teeth/bite) or other factors too. ...Read more

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Can chronic sinusitis cause temporal top and back of the head headache or only direcly above the infected chambers in the front? In chronic maxillary

Can chronic sinusitis cause temporal top and back of the head headache or only direcly above the infected chambers in the front? In chronic maxillary

Possible: Sinus headaches pain is not localized to the sinus anatomic site but having headache at the back of the head is unusual. If you do have chronic sinusitis at your age, you should consult an allergist/immunologist to find out the cause. It also should not be left untreated. ...Read more

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Would a headache caused by a brain tumor feel like it's on the surface of the head? Top left of the head, mostly when bending over, but not everytime

Would a headache caused by a brain tumor feel like it's on the surface of the head? Top left of the head, mostly when bending over, but not everytime

Please don't worry: Thankfully your history does not suggest a brain tumor. The human brain has no pain sensitive structures and thus brain tumors present more commonly with other neurologic symptoms or seizures.

You should have a neurologic evaluation to set your mind at ease. Good luck and get well soon. ...Read more

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Does a root canal infection cause headaches? My headache is on top of my head and forehead..

Does a root canal infection cause headaches? My headache is on top of my head and forehead..

It can: Pain in the head, neck, and jaws very often is felt in areas outside where the source is. This is true of toothaches (i.e. Root canal infections), muscle pain (myofascial, tmd, muscle tension), among other things. You could always seek an evaluation by an endodontist to rule out a tooth source. If still unsure, see your physician. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in top of head was on and off for 30min. Clean MRI a month ago. Ice pick headache? 12wks pregnant. Common in preg? Causes? Worry?

Sharp stabbing pain in top of head was on and off for 30min. Clean MRI a month ago. Ice pick headache? 12wks pregnant. Common in preg? Causes? Worry?

Pregnant ; Headache: Sounds like a cluster ha. These can be common in pregnancy, but avoid taking any "migraine" medications, because they might not be safe for you. If they keep returning, tell your obstetrician. Otherwise, it may be a random event. When in doubt about any symptom during pregnancy, however trivial, always consult your ob. That is what they're there for! ...Read more

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Where is headache caused by a brain tumor commonly felt? Top of the head? Forehead? Neck? All of the above?

Where is headache caused by a brain tumor commonly felt? Top of the head? Forehead? Neck? All of the above?

Can be anywhere: It would be good to have your history of frequent headaches worked up by your doctor too, so you can rest assured that you don't have something you fear. That can bring peace of mind. Keep your cell phone away from your brain/testes in any case. Hands free alter natives. ...Read more

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17wks pregnant having headaches in the back of my left head and wrap around the top to behind my eye and the pain has been bad enough to cause nausea vom?

17wks pregnant having headaches in the back of my left head and wrap around the top to behind my eye and the pain has been bad enough to cause nausea vom?

See doctor: You may want to make an appt to see your doctor asap, or go to urgent care now. If you have a h/o migraines, then this could be a migraine exacerbated by pregnancy. Anytime you have headache with vomiting, take it seriously and see a doctor right away. Doctor may prescribe meds, but you need an exam first. Make sure you drink lots of fluids, like water, as dehydration #1 cause headache. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a lump on top of my head its sore to touch and slight movement of hair also hurts I also have a slight headache. What could be the cause?

Several causes: Any history of trauma to the area, any changes to the skin in the area? Any history of other medical problems? Possibilities include a sebaceous cyst, lipoma, occult abscess, inflamed lymph node, or what is called a trigger point. Would have to feel it see the area to narrow that down. Good news, it's very unlikely to be cancer. ...Read more

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Please help me! I'm getting lots of headaches had MRI 4-18-13 & CT a mth ago both normal of brain what is this cause for so many headaches? Top head

Please help me! I'm getting lots of headaches had MRI 4-18-13 & CT a mth ago both normal of brain what is this cause for so many headaches? Top head

See Neuro: There are no easy answers for you. The good thing is your scans were normal. The cause of headaches are difficult to define, and at times may be purely a genetic trait you inherited. There are many trigger foods (such as caffeine) for example, that can cause headaches. Eye problems, menstrual/hormonal issues, etc. Can all play a role. Keep up with a neuro doc and be diligent. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Tingly sensation in the top left hand side of my head for 6 days. Sometimes causes pain, dizziness, drowsiness and headaches. Painkillers don't work?

Tingly sensation in the top left hand side of my head for 6 days. Sometimes causes pain, dizziness, drowsiness and headaches. Painkillers don't work?

Migraine: Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain, stomach nose bleeding and parasthesias are common symptoms. This condition must be professionally managed. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation to avoid unnecessary future pain and suffering. ...Read more

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What can cause neck pain, headache, pin and needle feeling on top of head and sudden sweating. I do have lumbar degeneration.

What can cause neck pain, headache, pin and needle feeling on top of head and sudden sweating. I do have lumbar degeneration.

CervicogenicHeadache: Most headache disorders are accompanied occasionally, and sometimes frequently, by neck pain. Conversely, most disorders related to anatomic disturbances of the cervical spine have an element of headache associated with them. See your PCP for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder cause headache. Headache above eyes forehead top of head. Not terrible. Just really nagging...Upper backache, nausea, 33% hida scan..

Can gallbladder cause headache. Headache above eyes forehead top of head. Not terrible. Just really nagging...Upper backache, nausea, 33% hida scan..

GALL BLADDER: This is a storage vessel for the bile and if infected or blocked can cause many symptoms, most of which cause pain in the right upper abdomen. The sxs you explain are commonly associated with sinus issues and a hida scan is very non-specific except with the extreme findings. ...Read more

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What causes almost daily dibilitating headaches on top of my head? & nausea, light headed when walking& doing stuff, short losses of hearing left ear?

What causes almost daily dibilitating headaches on top of my head? & nausea, light headed when walking& doing stuff, short losses of hearing left ear?

Doc visit: Please see your doc immediately. You need evaluation and may need some kind diagnostic testing. We can not advise you without real examination and testing. ...Read more