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I have been experiencing a pinching feeling on the right side

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I have been experiencing a pinching feeling on the right side of my head parallel to my right eye, above the temporal area. There is a vein or artery that is gorged and pulses also is causing painful headaches. What can this be?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Hasan replied 5 years ago.

DR HASAN :

HI

DR HASAN :

Thanks for your question

DR HASAN :

Since how long you have this?

DR HASAN :

Do you feel pain on pressing that area also?

Customer:

Has been occuring off and on for several months. Yes I feel pain when pressing there. although it hurts worse inside.

DR HASAN :

is it just above the eye? or on right temple?

Customer:

to the right of my eye and jest above my temple

DR HASAN :

ok fine

DR HASAN :

do you have a palpable vessel there?

DR HASAN :

Hows your blood pressure

Customer:

yes

Customer:

i have very low bloodpressure always have around 80over 50 although recently it has gone up some

DR HASAN :

This sounds like temporal arteritis

DR HASAN :

its inflammation of the temporal artery present at that area

Customer:

what does that mean? arthritis in my temple . I have never heard of this and have knowledge in anatomy.

DR HASAN :

you need to see your doctor to have blood tests like ESR done

DR HASAN :

its not arthritis

DR HASAN :

it arteritis

Customer:

Is this a cause to worry? Life threatening?

DR HASAN :

not life threatening

DR HASAN :

and its just a possibility, most likely

DR HASAN :

your doctors examination and investigations will clarify more

DR HASAN :

its an inflammatory lesion however and steroid tablets are given for that

Customer:

what causes this?

DR HASAN :

however second possibility is of just an inflammed vessel otherwise

DR HASAN :

its cause exactly is not known however can be associated with diseases like polymyalgia

DR HASAN :

do you feel any vision problem?

Customer:

Is this associated with fibromyalgia?

Customer:

Yes I do have blurring

DR HASAN :

polymyalgia actually

DR HASAN :

Ok then you should go to your doctor at the earliest

Customer:

what is polymyalgia?

DR HASAN :

it simply means pain in different muscles of body

Customer:

could there be a possibllity of tumor?

DR HASAN :

no its not a tumor and neither associated with any tumor

DR HASAN :

but it needs earliest consultation if you have blurred vision also

Customer:

that is a relief. I do have muscle weakness and pain and am a healthy strong woman . have not been diagnosed for fibromyalgia but have many symtoms.

DR HASAN :

Yes they all can be related

DR HASAN :

but your blurred vision is worry some

DR HASAN :

so get it checked

DR HASAN :

any query in your mind?

Customer:

just thought that my be my age

DR HASAN :

no not at all

DR HASAN :

you are 53 and its not the age to have all this

Customer:

ok .why should i worry if there is blurred vision?

DR HASAN :

because the there is risk of further detoriation of vision with this proble,

DR HASAN :

problem

DR HASAN :

if diagnosis gets confirmed

DR HASAN :

and doctor put you on steroids pills, the things will normalize

Customer:

the inflammation can cause vision loss?

DR HASAN :

yes if it spreads then it can

Customer:

ok doctor hasan i appreciate your input. shall i tell the doctor what we have discussed?

DR HASAN :

Yes please you should

Customer:

thank you

DR HASAN :

and should ask him to get you tested for this

DR HASAN :

You are most welcome

DR HASAN :

i wish that you get well soon

DR HASAN :

So anything you want to ask?

DR HASAN :

please click accept if i have answered your question

Customer:

me too . is this stress related by any chance?

DR HASAN :

no stress and illness goes side by side

DR HASAN :

donot worry you will be fine soon

Customer:

thankyou

DR HASAN :

welcome

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