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What does it mean if the blood vessels in my head are inflamed?

What does it mean if the blood vessels in my head are inflamed?

Vasculitis: The cause of most forms of vasculitis ( inflammation of blood vessels) is unknown. However we know the immune system plays a role. The immune system is meant to protect the body, but when it becomes "overactive" due to some unknown trigger it can cause inflammation in the blood vessels. This causes narrowing of the blood vessel, decreased blood supply which can cause damage to surrounding tissues. ...Read more

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Do SEVERE chronicMigraines (& I mean feeling carotid and head blood flow start to SURGE while constricting,)cause significant damage to blood vessels?

Do SEVERE chronicMigraines (& I mean feeling carotid and head blood flow start to SURGE while constricting,)cause significant damage to blood vessels?

Thankfully no: Migraine headaches make you hypersensitive to sounds and every sensations. Every indication is that sounds and sensation are normal events that you are hypersensitive to. ...Read more

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I have a bad cough, can't swallow, and swollen blood vessels in my head. Should i be seen?

I have a bad cough, can't swallow, and swollen blood vessels in my head. Should i be seen?

Cough, can't swallow: When in doubt see your doctor. If you are concerned, or your symptoms are not improving or you are feeling worse, then it's best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I feel like everyone's reading my mind. I don't like being around others, it feels really awkward. I think I have lost blood vessels inside my head.

I feel like everyone's reading my mind. I don't like being around others, it feels really awkward. I think I have lost blood vessels inside my head.

See a Counselor: See a counselor to be evaluated and be taught coping strategies before it becomes a permanent condition. ...Read more

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I accidently burned the front side of my head with straightening iron it hurts really bad did this cause any damage to blood vessels or anything?

I accidently burned the front side of my head with straightening iron it hurts really bad did this cause any damage to blood vessels or anything?

Unlikely : The burn you have, even though I'm sure it's quite painful, is likely too superficial to come in contact with any blood vessels on your forehead. You can consider taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for your pain. Also, applying a cool (not icy cold) compress to the area may be helpful. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can pains in the head be caused by burst blood vessels in the scalp?

Can pains in the head be caused by burst blood vessels in the scalp?

Unlikely!: Although one would expect some tenderness at the site of a injured blood vessel, it should remain superficial and not cause any pain in the head proper. If your CT was of the head and is Neg. and the headaches continue, one should follow up with their physician and /or see a Neurologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I get sharp pain on the side of my head,feels like a blood vessels popping,also feeling very weak.a After the pain leaves it feels cold at area?

Why do I get sharp pain on the side of my head,feels like a blood vessels popping,also feeling very weak.a After the pain leaves it feels cold at area?

Neuralgia: An irritable superficial scalp nerve may be the cause of this symptom. This is more of a nuisance disorder which usually resolves without any specific treatment. Less likely would be an inflamed temporal artery. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you if this symptom persists. ...Read more

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Throbbing sensation mostly on the left side of my head. It almost feels as if blood vessels are throbbing. Migraine, sinus or something more serious ?

Throbbing sensation mostly on the left side of my head. It almost feels as if blood vessels are throbbing. Migraine, sinus or something more serious ?

Maybe: Migraines are benign; however, can sometimes manifest some concerning symptoms, even stroke-like symptoms. The rule of thumb, if you have a headache that has new or different symptoms than your typical headache, that warrants re-evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more