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Other than the headache, do you have any other symptoms?
Does this lump move a bit? Does it hurt at all?
he is not saying much, but i can tell it really hurts to move his head, it is squishy. he really is straining when he moves his neck.
Why is he not saying much?
he never does. just painful, he has worked the past three days, so he is tolerating it, and comes home to rest
Any nausea, vomiting, anything else at all?
no, not any, just lots of pain
could it be a cyst?
Has he ever had a headache like this before.
It could be a lipoma, a lymph node or, as you mentioned, a cyst.
no, he has high blood pressure so has headaches but not like this, in the 5 years i have known him, never
In any event I do not believe that this is the cause of his ongoing headache.
Well, in my opinion a headache that is this severe that goes on for this long -- especially in a patient who does not have history of migraines etc -- should be evaluated.
Yes. The lump.
is the lump scary, or maybe if a cyst, can they drain that?
The question at this point is would he rather go to the ER tonight or see his doctor in the morning. From what you have posted, it doesn't seem to be a "true" emergency, but the ER would be able to rule out the majority of serious causes and give him medication to make him feel better tonight.
would ice or heat help?
Ice would be best at this point.
Our posts seem to be getting mixed up inside the computers tummy :)
okay, thank you for your time and advice tonight.
My pleasure. I hope he feels better soon.
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