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Episodic inflammation / swelling temporal arteries, forehead, behind eye - swelling, burning pain rt side neck, severe occipital and cspine pain?

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Dr. David Fertel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Could be temoral art

Could be temporal arteritis.
You need a biopsy.

In brief: Could be temoral art

Could be temporal arteritis.
You need a biopsy.
Dr. David Fertel
Dr. David Fertel
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Dr. Ward Dean
Anti-Aging Medicine

In brief: Temporal Arteritis

It sounds like you may have temporal arteritis.
It usually occurs over the age of 50. This can be serious, so see your physician or go to the er promptly. You should first have a test of your sedimentation rate (esr). Treatment for temporal arteritis requires prednisone, which should give prompt releif, although treatment may be required for a year.

In brief: Temporal Arteritis

It sounds like you may have temporal arteritis.
It usually occurs over the age of 50. This can be serious, so see your physician or go to the er promptly. You should first have a test of your sedimentation rate (esr). Treatment for temporal arteritis requires prednisone, which should give prompt releif, although treatment may be required for a year.
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean
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