Full Question: My mother in law, 87 years old, never had migraines has developed a symptom that makes me wonder. She says she has an extremely tender spot at the back of her head that burns and is very painful. She has been concerned and hurt enough to get a MRI and CT scan done, which isn't like her at all. I'm wondering if it could be a symptom of a migraine without the headache.
Teri told me there could be symptoms like that without the headache and that popped in my mind as soon as my MIL told me she was suffering terrible with this. I asked her if it felt like someone had pulled her hair really hard for a long time and she said yes. The MRI and CT scan showed absolutely nothing. Sounds like a nerve problem to me but remembering what Teri had said I wanted to ask the Clinician if it could be this. Thank you, Cynthia.
The question is an interesting one as elders sometimes will have head pain without headaches per se. Certainl...
Definition Abdominal point tenderness is the pain you feel when pressure is placed over a certain part of the belly area (abdomen). Alternative Names Abdominal tenderness Considerations The abdomen is an area of the body a doctor can easily examine by touch. The doctor can feel growths and organs in the belly area and find where you feel pain. Abdominal tenderness can range from mild to severe. "Rebound" tenderness occurs when the tissue that lines the abdominal cavity (the peritoneum) is irritated, inflamed, or infected. See also: Peritonitis Common Causes Abdominal abscess Appendicitis Certain types of hernias Meckel's diverticulum Ovarian torsion (twisted Fallopian tube)
I am 55 years old. Caused by a recent car accident, my childhood migraines have worsened. Also, I am experiencing uncomfortable tenderness and sensitivity on my scalp that does not go away. Is there any treatment for this condition? Thank you. Franny .
Unfortunately, trauma such as a car accident can result in an increase of Migraines, either because there's an injury that is a trigger or because the trauma has left you more susceptible to your triggers.
We can't diagnose via the Internet, but the scalp tenderness and sensitivity may be what's called cutaneous allodynia and related to the increase in your Migraines. If it is, the answer is to improve your Migraine treatment.
If your doctor isn’t able to help you, it may well be time to consult a Migraine and headache specialist. It’s important to note that neurologists aren’t necessarily Migraine and headache speciali...
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