Can you please tell me why my temples throb all the time,even without headache? jbw.
No, we really can't tell you why your temples throb. That requires diagnosis, which can only be done in person following a review of your history and a full examination. Sometimes, high blood pressure can cause a sensation of throbbing at the temples, but you really need to see your doctor about this .
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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For 3 weeks now, I have pain that started behind my right ear. I thought it was a pinched nerve, went to chiropractor for adjustment, it's still the same. Also went to hospital Emergency Room they did cat scan, found nothing. Referred me to a neurologist, the appointment is two weeks away. What should I do, can't stand this much longer. I am an 80 year old female. Betty.
Unfortunately, it's virtually impossible to suggest much for you via the Internet. Only a doctor who's had the opportunity to review your medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and examine you in person can safely suggest anything to relieve your pain because, without knowing what's caused it as well as your medical history, we can't know what's safe or appropriate to suggest.
Two suggestions are to call your family doctor for assistance between now and your appointment with the neurolog...
It isn't a common problem, but when a patient has an intra-articular extraskeletal osteochondroma , it's important that it be recognized and treated and not mistaken for a more serious one. Extraskeletal means not in the bone, but in the soft tissue, and osteochondroma is a benign (not cancerous) tumor that contains both soft body tissue and bone. The authors of this article first describe a patient with this type of osteochondroma. He is a 59-year-old male how has been complaining of a dull pain and decreasing range of motion in his right knee over the past three years. He claimed to be managing well, even with his job as a heavy worker, until a mass formed behind the knee, preventing him from bending it any more than 90 degrees, a right angle. When the doctors examined the patient, they were able to feel the mass, but it was only mildly painful. In x-rays, the only thing that could be seen that was out of the ordinary was a mass of soft tissue behind the knee. The patient also had a bi...
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