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I've been having a pain and pressure on the left side and

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I've been having a pain and pressure on the left side and top of my head. It's only on the left side. This has been going on for over a month, and it's everyday. It feels like it's on the outside of of my head more then a typical headache. I'm not having any sinus symptoms though this is what I've been told it is. I've taking antibiotics, steroids and prescription Tylenol and nothing has helped. I'm starting to think it's something serious like an aneurysm. I've also been very tired even after a good nights sleep.
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Customer: Sometimes if I rub the area that's hurting it will stop hurting for a minute. But then the pain comes back.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Since rubbing helps that is not likely from brain tumor.

Brain tumors are located deep inside the brain superficial rubbing will not help.

However your pain is likely due to the very sensitive nerves supplying the affected area. \Migraine is the likely explanation.

Resistant migraine will not respond to simple analgesics like tylenol etc.

Medications like sumatriptan will help better to abort a migraine headache.

Daily preventive medication like amitriptyline or topiramate can be prescribed by a neurologist.

You should see a neurologist since symptoms have been goingfor a while for further evaluation.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
A migraine everyday? I'm going to see an ENT as my doctor suggested this week. Should I push to have a CT to rule out anything serious.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Yes definitely a scan should be ordered for any chronic symptoms.

That will rule out chronic sinusitis, any tumor or aneurysm as well.

CT scan shoudl be done with IV contrast.

Best wishes