Sore scalp on left side of head

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For the past month I've been having headaches on the left side of my head. Top, side and forehead area. If I touch my head my scalp is very sore. I feel like I have a bruise on my head. I've been to my dr he thinks it could be from my birth control pill. I've taken the same pill for 3+ years. I've had a cat scan and it was normal. The pain is not constant but pretty close. Sometimes it pulsates, sometimes it's dull. Does anyone have a clue what this might be?? I need some relief.
no history of head injury, but now i feel left side of head aching as well. i do have dandruff. and i donno what this is all about? and simultaneaously i also have neck pain wth shoulder and arm pain as well. and base of skull pain. shoulder pain is like electric shock like pain. whch one doctor described as ?cervical spondylosis. and a doctor from here says it is fascitis ( not bacterial) can these two symptoms be correlated?
I wanted to add that I think I have a couple more sore areas like that, more on the left side of my head, if I press hard on them they hurt, near the first one and that this all started when I was about 5 months pregnant (4 months ago) and I had shoulder blade/neck pain and numbness down my left arm and pain in a sort of fishhook shape from the base of my neck to the top of my head. The doctor thought it was a compressed nerve, something related to the pregnancy.
Today i have experienced in the left top side of my head almost where a hairband would sit, pains. Not all the time every once in a while. The pains are not horrendously painful but are a little painful. My scalp around that are also feels quite sore & sensitive. Do you have any ideas what this could be? I have no medical problems other than what my doctor thinks is TMJ...i grit my teeth constantly. Are these typical of ice pick headaches?
Last Thursday, I was brushing my hair, and I noticed a walnut to golfball sized lump on the top left side of my head. I haven't hit my head. This doesn't feel sore, unless pressing on it. It's not red or irritated, and it feels "squishy". I went to a med clinic today and the physician there is sending me to a dermatologist tomorrow. She said she didn't know if ice would help, or heat...if I needed antibiotics, or not.
I was wondering if anyone is able to help me. The last 2/3 days i have had bad burning headaches/scalp which has left my scalp feeling tender & sore. However now when i sniff the top of my head in the center (kind of where a hairband would sit) it feel sore & burny.. is this sinusitis?? I do feel congested on & off & have had a small runny nose along with eye pain (they feel like there is lots of pressure in them).
I started feeling around on my scalp and the tender area led to a pretty large sized hard bump on the left side of my head in the lower area above my neck. It is sore and it is causing the left side of my head to hurt. I have never experienced anything like it before. The actual hard bump doesn't hurt to touch but the area surrounding it is tender. My head hurts and the area thats tender is pulsating with pain. I am not sure what to do.
I have been having some scalp pain on the left and right side of my head. The pain is not too bad but is very constant and my scalp hurts to the touch. I feel like someone has pulled my hair one by one.
The pain has excellerated again and is starting on the left side of my head the same as on the right side. The top of my head feels raw. The back of my neck from skull to shoulder is very tight and hurts all of the time. My forehead is sore, eyes hurt, I have ear pain some in both ears, not sure if it is part of the problem, though. My head feels heavy, I get nauseous when I do much of anything that requires bending or lifting which includes most household chores.
My pain is on the left side and almost on top of my head. Any feedback would be great. Thanks!
Except for the side of my face, I have the burning on my tongue, fatgue, and headaches on tne left side of my head. it some- times feels like my tongue is swellon up and I almost can't swallow. The burning on my tongue actually wakes me up at night some times along with the headache.My gums are feeling kind of burnish feeling to. What's really strange is I had a tooth pulled about 4 months ago and right were that tooth was pulled I have the worst pain and burning. I really don't understand.
I experienced them at least once a month and they have always been centered around my left eyeball (the bump is located on the left side of my scalp about an inch and a half behind my hairline, directly in line with my left eyeball). For about the past week I have been experiencing an awful headache every day and have had a feeling of a sort of sore spot on my left temple for the past 6 days.
This may be Trigeminal neuralgia as you have typical one sided facial pain extending to temple and eye( ophthalmic branch of trigeminal nerve may be involved) and sore gums of the teeth of same side (maxillary branch of 5th nerve). Trigeminal neuralgia may have a triggering factor like recent history of tooth extraction, touch, cold breeze or hot sensation etc. which you need to evaluate and avoid.
I have a lump on the lower left side of the back of my head. I noticed it about a month ago. Today when I was getting in my car I felt a shooting pain in my left temple that went down to the area where the lump is. Should I be alarmed? What could it be?
5 days ago, sharp and stabbing pains on left side of head/face, ear was very sore, hurt with wind, when talking, swallowing. Went to doctor and he said Trigeminal Neuralgia and gave me carbamazepine. Now, problem is a little better, but pain is behind ear and down left side of neck. Very consistent, very painful to the touch. Carbamazepine and pain medicine don't help. Is there something else?
16 days ago i had a cyst removed from my scalp, left side of the back of the head, about one inch from my ear. Since then, I have been experiencing scalp pain and numbness about 2 inches above the incision area. The pain isn't like any I have had before. I cannot touch the area without it causing pain, and also it is painful sometimes when it is not being touched. I can't lay my head on a pillow or against anything.It hurts to comb also.
I HOPE you can help me. I have a greasy, waxy patch on one area of my scalp which I have had for over 2 years now. I have tried dozens of shampoos, vinegars rinses, bicarb, dishwashing liquid, changing pillowcases and even completely changing my hair colour. Nothing helps, it is so infuriating I am an inch away from shaving my head and buying a wig collection - seriously! I have searched this online and there are literally hundreds of posts with no answer!
There is a sandy-grainy like build up on my scalp This is also accompanied by an itch. Even after I wash my hair, the grainy like build up is still there. It is NOT flaky what so ever. My hair has also started to fall out and at the end of my hair, a white little grain is at the end. Hair will not stop falling out. I have gotten blood tests at a dermatology office and everything was normal. I also have tried about very type of zinc pyrithione shampoo, at the highest concentrations.
I was talking to my friend on my cell and suddenly it felt like my ear was stabbed with an icepick. The pain ran through my ear canal and up the left side of my head to the left top. Very quick and excruciating!. But now my ear is sore and my scalp is sore to the touch. This has been happening for a couple of years but not to THIS extreme. Funny, I just got a different cell phone with a lower SAR today. But I was on the old one tonight. My old phone has a SAR rating of 130.
i need a lil help also for 4 months now ive had lumps comin an goin on head they started on right side now jus all over they r painful but not discolored or come to a head they jus go down then another appears my gp did cat ana spinal tab an xrays he says its all normal...
The pain is on my right side of my head. They were coming frequently lasting from maybe 5 seconds (a few) to the longest being 5 minutes. They would last that long but at times being only a break of a minute or 2 before the next began sometimes a break of 10 minutes or more. I tried everything to get them to leave. I was prescribed an antiamflammatory and some melatonin from my primary doctor (as I told him my appt with the neuro was not for a few weeks).
I went to neaurologist and he said my fibro had moved up into my head causing myofacial pain. I was hurting all in my temples and jaws and severe earache on left side. They put me on Lyrics and i'm taking medical botox injections. He said I would need a 20 injections to get me feeling like myself again. These shots are very expensive even with my insurance but i'm at my wits end. I haven't been able to enjoy life for 8 months now. I can't clean my house or nothing because the painis so bad.
what if all of this is a symptom of our computer age? how many of you are right handed and use a mouse for more than several hours a day? also the imbalances between right and left brained activity? i have been experiencing this too...right side thinning, lighter than left side... left hemisphere of brain controls the right side of the body, right hemisphere left side of body... since left brain is logic/thinking function, right side is intuitive, artistic, feeling....
For around 12 months now I have suffered with either pain or a 'pins and needles' type niggle or numbness on the left side of my head, sometimes stretching to the top of my left ear and occasionaly shooting down my face. I have the feelings or pain to some extent all day every day, only the intensity differs. When i first wake up in a morning the symptoms are at there lightest but they seem to worsen during the day. sometimes they ease off again in the evening, but not always.
This morning I awoke this morning with a clogged ear, left sided congestion and left side sore throat - odd. My head is awful. Everytime I sneeze the head pain is excruciating!!!! idk what it going on with me!!!
In the last week or so I have had scalp pain mostly in the top of my head there are a couple little bumps and those hurt also but a lot more of the skin area hurts. Am I getting ready to lose hair? I am using Nioxin shampoo and scalp therapy to help prevent it. also is there anything I can put on it to make it quit hurting. My hair is short so it is not the weight of the hair.
that was over 1 year ago. I have had pain, sores and swelling on left side of scalp ever since. The sores eventually heal but have no hair in that spot.Then a couple days later I will get another sore again only on left side. The sores will excrete these 1/8 -1/4 inch white thin sticky things. the docs all say it stress. But after 7 months one derm doc said MRSA. He treated but never completely ent away. Now he says stress. what is really going on????
I recently noticed two small bald spots on my head about the size of a dime. one on the left side of my head and the other on the back of my head. My mom said its from too much stress, so i researched it. HOPE THIS HELPS... Alopecia Areata is a hair loss condition characterized by the rapid onset of hair loss in a sharply defined area. Any hair-bearing surface can be affected, but the most noticeable surface is the scalp. The reason alopecia areata occurs is not completely known.
Hi, last night when I went to lay in bed, I noticed a sore feeling on the back of my head towards the right side. I felt the area and noticed a fairly large lump. The next morning, I noticed another fairly large lump, this time on the left side. As the day progressed. I began to develop smaller lumps in the back of my ears, 3 behind my left ear and one behind my right ear. The lumps are very tender and even hurt when I look up or turn my head in different directions.
Male 41 years old: Sensitive to touch scalp skin, top left side of head but noticed that the left side of my face is more sensitive to touch, very slight discomfort left eye, very very slight discomfort left ear, no visible surface skin condition. Had 2 days of bad headache 5-6 days before the start of symptoms. Returned from business trip abroad by air (10 hours flight) just before this started. In general area affected is top left side of my head more towards the front.
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