Strange feeling in head, Mild discomfort. help please :)

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Ian R
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   Posted 3/29/2014 6:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello all,

Recently I started getting a mild feeling above my ear going towards the top of my head. Its tough to describe. Not painful but more of almost a pinch or that feeling after you bump your head and its tender. Its localized to a small section. It isn't always there but is noticeable. Sometimes its accompanied by a general headache but most often its just the one spot.

This has been off and on for about 3 days now.

I did recently just get over a rather nasty cold.

Im not sure if its me being paranoid or not.

I had an MRI and CT a few months ago (un related issue) and it was clean.

I know the internet is the devil when you start reading about tumors and cysts and all kinds of bad stuff. I just wish I had a lead to go on.

Ian R
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   Posted 3/29/2014 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I should mention im not prone to headaches.
I did hit my head pretty hard on an engine liftin the general area but that was almost 3 weeks ago. No reason it would start hurting now right?

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 3/30/2014 7:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Go to your doc and have at least an xray done of the area to be sure.

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JungRulz
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   Posted 3/30/2014 12:18 PM (GMT -7)   
There is a principle known as Occam's Razor, simply put it is that the simplest answer is most often correct. Although one cannot capriciously apply this to any type of physical symptom, and discussing concerns with a doctor is the best thing to do, I just wanted to show you what's up there besides the brain.

I'd start here. Gives you some idea what's up there.

www.doctorschierling.com/1/post/2014/02/headache-or-skull-pain.html

www.slideshare.net/sarangsureshhotchandani/scalp-anatomy

The first link was selected for the images, I'm not endorsing the site by including it. The second link is a Slideshare Presentation.

There are many things in the area you mention. Nerves, muscles, connective tissues, etc. Please don't assume the worst simply because you have pain in that area. If you're concerned, if symptoms worsen, or new symptoms arise, please consult with a doctor.

Have you tried Ibuprofen or similar medication?

Ian R
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   Posted 3/30/2014 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Ibuprofin helps somewhat.
Things that would be the wort dont TYPICALLY cause pain in just one area right? Ie. tumors...

JungRulz
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   Posted 3/31/2014 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
The brain itself is insensible to pain. Incredibly it doesn't have the nerve endings for pain.

It's not appropriate for anyone to guess at diagnoses here, even a doctor would not be able to diagnose on a forum just by symptoms, you should visit your doctor with specific concerns.

Can you make it worse or ease the pain by pressing on it or massaging it? Is the area tender when the pain isn't evident?

Ian R
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   Posted 3/31/2014 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
If I massage the area it goes away for a little bit yes.
I cant make it worse. So in other words its not sore or tender to the touch.

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   Posted 3/31/2014 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Signs of early brain tumors would be unusual vertigo and pressure in head, or all of a sudden thunderclap lightening severe headache.

You could have an ear or sinus infection who knows? My fiancé had a brain tumor so that's why I know that..not that it helped anyways.

Hope you find your answer.

Peace

K8ty

Ian R
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   Posted 4/2/2014 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Would it be normal for a headache or migrane to slowly get lesser in pain? It seems to be getting better. Possibly from a mild ear infection or sinus?
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