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Bruise Like Pain On Back Of Head (bumps on skull)
haleysmom1999 posted:
I have a bruise like pain on the back of my head. It is on the right side if i am correct it is on the occipital bones? The pain is on the right side of the head on one of the bumps that are on either side of the skull in the back of the head. I feel that it is a bit swollen. It does hurt when i put pressure on that spot. It started yesterday on the left and then went to the right side.
I am suffering from allergies as well as being under a lot of stress lately. I was wondering if this a type of migraine that i am suffering from.

Any insight would be great!
carpetcrawler5 responded:
Hard to tell. Have you contacted your dr about it?
jarilla responded:
Have your symptoms gone away? I realize it's been 7 months. I have exactly the same symptoms right now. They started a week ago. I've been on antibiotics for a week and haven't gotten any better, so it must be a virus. Did you go see a doctor? Please let me know, I'm scared.
jarilla replied to carpetcrawler5's response:
Have your symptoms gone away? On their own? I've had exactly the same symptoms for a bout a week now and antibiotics didn't help. I'm scared. Please let me know how this turned out for you.
Lainey_WebMD_Staff replied to jarilla's response:
Hi Jarilla,

Welcome to the community, please feel free to join our discussions.

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If you are scared please contact your PCP or local ER and talk with a qualified specialist.

Take care,

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute or an hour or a day or a year but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. Lance Armstrong

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