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I have been getting pains in my head which come and go. I

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I have been getting pains in my head which come and go. I get them in all areas of the head. Sometimes on the left, right, or in the back. What could cause this?
Hello,
What is your age and gender?
Do you have associated stuffy nose,dizziness?
Muffled hearing?
Neck stiffness?
What is your occupation?
Since how long have you been suffering from?
Any other medical history?
Hypertension?
Stress and anxiety issues?
Blurred vision,nausea,vomiting?
Sound and light sensitivity?
Alcohol and smoking?

Thanks.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I am female. I have always had sines problems. No dizziness, Hearing is fine other than my ears keep popping when I swallow. Stff neck no. My neck does get tight sometimes.. I am retired. This has been going on for about a week. No Hypertension. I am nervous about this issue.. No blurred vision except when reading a couple of times. No nausea or vomiting. No light or sound sensitivity and no drinking or alcohol.
Hello,
Thanks for providing more information.
Well as you describe,possible causes may include Cervicogenic headache,Sinus headache,Tension headache.
As you have popping in ears so it indicates Eustachian tube blockage.
So a clinical examination by an ENT specialist should be considered.
Do gentle massage with muscle relaxant ointment and apply warm compresses on back of neck when you feel tightness in neck.
Also do deep breathing exercises,meditation which relieves stress related issues.
Your vision should be checked to rule out any refractive error which usually cause blurred vision on reading and pressure on head.
Many times the food that we eat triggers pain in the head which include chocolate, cheese and food enhancer like mono-sodium glutamate (MGM).

Try OTC TheraPatch Headache Cool Gel that cools the skin for up to 4 hours and can be placed on the forehead, temple, or back of the neck.
And avoid frequent use of pain killers as it can leads to rebound headache.


I hope this helps.
If you have any further query then feel free to ask.
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Thank you.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
This is not headache just head pains that come and go. They only last for a few seconds at a time. My main concern is brain tumor or anyerrism. I have an appt. with my ENT on September 4th. I did have a CT scan done about 6 months ago for another issue and it came back fine.
Hello,
As your CT scan is fine so chances of brain tumor or aneurysm are less in your case.
It's good to see ENT specialist and you shouldn't worry dear.
You'll be fine.


I hope this helps.
If you have any further query then feel free to ask.
Positive feedback and bonus are highly appreciated.
Thank you.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Even if it was done several months ago, and would the pains be excruciating?
Hello,
Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.
Chances of Brain tumor/Aneurysm are less even if CT scan was fine 6 months ago.
In aneurysm,headache is usually sharp and severe.
If you are still worrying then MRI brain should be advised.

I hope this helps.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Could these pains be coming from nerve endings or muscle spasms?

Hello, As you have intermittent pain in head at different parts of head so these pains can be originated from nerves when nerves get irritated at their path. I hope this helps.

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