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Since how long you have this?
Do you feel pain on pressing that area also?
Has been occuring off and on for several months. Yes I feel pain when pressing there. although it hurts worse inside.
is it just above the eye? or on right temple?
to the right of my eye and jest above my temple
do you have a palpable vessel there?
Hows your blood pressure
i have very low bloodpressure always have around 80over 50 although recently it has gone up some
This sounds like temporal arteritis
its inflammation of the temporal artery present at that area
what does that mean? arthritis in my temple . I have never heard of this and have knowledge in anatomy.
you need to see your doctor to have blood tests like ESR done
its not arthritis
Is this a cause to worry? Life threatening?
not life threatening
and its just a possibility, most likely
your doctors examination and investigations will clarify more
its an inflammatory lesion however and steroid tablets are given for that
what causes this?
however second possibility is of just an inflammed vessel otherwise
its cause exactly is not known however can be associated with diseases like polymyalgia
do you feel any vision problem?
Is this associated with fibromyalgia?
Yes I do have blurring
Ok then you should go to your doctor at the earliest
what is polymyalgia?
it simply means pain in different muscles of body
could there be a possibllity of tumor?
no its not a tumor and neither associated with any tumor
but it needs earliest consultation if you have blurred vision also
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.
Yes they all can be related
but your blurred vision is worry some
so get it checked
any query in your mind?
just thought that my be my age
no not at all
you are 53 and its not the age to have all this
ok .why should i worry if there is blurred vision?
because the there is risk of further detoriation of vision with this proble,
if diagnosis gets confirmed
and doctor put you on steroids pills, the things will normalize
the inflammation can cause vision loss?
yes if it spreads then it can
ok doctor hasan i appreciate your input. shall i tell the doctor what we have discussed?
Yes please you should
and should ask him to get you tested for this
You are most welcome
i wish that you get well soon
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me too . is this stress related by any chance?
no stress and illness goes side by side
donot worry you will be fine soon
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/giant-cell-arteritis/DS00440 here is a link for you to read more