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What would cause the feeling of pins and needle in your head ? Should I be concerned ?

What would cause the feeling of  pins and needle in your head ? Should I be concerned ?

Many possibilities: The cause depends on many factors, but it could be a physical nerve injury or compression (occipital neuralgia) or other neurological condition. Keep a log of the timing, duration, location, and severity of these episodes and take the log with you to your primary care physician, who may/may not refer you to a neurologist. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm ...Read more

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What could cause a pinging sound in my head that feels like an elastic band?

What could cause a pinging sound in my head that feels like an elastic band?

Doubt any thing: There is a lining in your brain called the dura. This were most sensation comes from on the brain. I.E. The brain itself has no sensation. On some, probably migraine sufferers moreso, this lining can be sensitive and you may notice weird sensations like this when you turn your head. ...Read more

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Do ping pong skull fractures in neonates cause brain damage?

Do ping pong skull fractures in neonates cause brain damage?

Should not: The ping-pong skull fracture is akin to a greenstick fracture of the long bones in children." should not cause any brain damage unless there was bleeding into the brain... http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/343764-overview. ...Read more

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Sharp pinging in my head, is this a nerve or what and what should I so?

Sharp pinging in my head, is this a nerve or what and what should I so?

OTC NSAIDS: Other possible causes of sharp pinging in your head include trigeminal neuralgia if the area of the pain is in the distribution of trigeminal nerve, including the front part of head, temple and face, only on one side. Trigeminal neuralgia can be triggered by mild stimulation like brushing. Other ones are cluster headache and chronic paroxysmal hemicrania. Try otc nsaids, and seek care if no relief. ...Read more

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What caused pain on the top of head?

What caused pain on the top 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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What causes pain on top of your head?

Number of things: Your scalp is innervated by numerous nerves, most notably the occipital nerves in the back of your head which, if irritated, can lead to pain on the top of your head. You also have a muscle.Tissue that runs from the top of your neck that wraps up around your head and irritation to this can cause pain. Beyond that, sunburns, skin irritation, fungal infections, all can cause extracranial pain there. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the head left side?

What causes pain in the head left side?

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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What would cause your head to hurt 24/7?

What would cause your head to hurt 24/7?

There are many: potential causes for head pain. So many, that I would not want to try to guess at the cause of yours. I would encourage you to see your primary care provider. If warranted a neurologic evaluation may be made. ...Read more

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What causes cold sensations in the head?

What causes cold sensations in the head?

Col head: You are cold headeaded From the symptoms you describe, it sounds that it could be a circulatory disturbance (due to compression of blood vessels) or a nerve pinched. This may occurs due to any clots in blood vessels, excessive alcohol use or diabetes. I would suggest evaluating all the possibilities with the help of a doctor first. Further referral to a neurologist will surely help you. ...Read more

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