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Several days ago I began experiencing a pain on the right

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Several days ago I began experiencing a pain on the right side rear of my head. The area is sensitive to the touch and the level of pain increases a bit when touched. Prior to this, I experienced two different periods of brief double vision several weeks ago. It lasted perhaps 15-20 seconds then my vision went back to normal. I really don't seem to have any headache to speak of but I am aware of the pain in this area. Any helpful suggestions?

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can I ask if you have any symptoms of jaw fatigue?

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Customer: replied 6 days ago.
no symptoms

any rash?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
nothing other than those mentioned.

Thanks for this question

vision problems and scalp tenderness are worrisome for a condition called giant cell arteritis

It is an inflammation of a blood vessel in the scalp.

It can cause vision loss if untreated

You need to see your doctor or go to urgent care and ask for a sed rate blood test

If this is abnormal you might have the condition

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Customer: replied 6 days ago.
thank you.


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