Dull aching pain is referred to as chronic or persistent pain, a deep ache felt in an area, but it does not restrict you from doing other daily activities. Dull aching pain occurs at a low level for a long time. It can get intensified when you put pressure on the affected region.
All the answers published in this website are written by verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.
I have a dull headache. Can it be related to thyroid issue?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's five months ago. My anti-TPO and anti-TG were 115 and 33 respectively. My TSH was 1.5 and FT4 1.1, so normal function. Two months ago, I started having palpitations and tested my thyroid again. TSH was 0.0018 (suppressed), FT4 2.66 and FT3 7.8. I was... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have written a very detailed and engrossing history. Well done! The diagnosis of Graves' is usually made with a technetium scan of thyroid which I am not sure it was done or not. Regarding your dull ache of the head, is it present throughout the day or just morning... Read Full »
I have been suffering from dull chronic pain in the chest for the last two years. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor,I have had chronic pain in my right side chest that has lasted for the past two years that travels from one point to another. Whenever I try to press on the pain, it hurts more. It is a dull pain that does not seem to get away except by taking a hot shower, and even then, I would get a som... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Please give me some time. I need to see all attachments, and I will get back to you. Thanks. Read Full »
How do I reduce the dull pain in my hamstring?
Query: Hi doctor, I am doing dance for a year and a half now. After dance class I used to do stretching. Since Monday, I am feeling a dull pain in my right hamstring and quad. It was uncomfortable for me to walk up and down the stairs. So, I applied ice and took Ibuprofen. Then throughout the day the pain ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The initial goal of treatment is to reduce pain and swelling. To accomplish this, I recommend you to do the following. Take a break from strenuous activities to allow the injury to heal. Use a cane or crutches to avoid putting your full weight on your injured leg. ... Read Full »
I have been experiencing dull pain in my three-unit ceramic bridge. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have a three-unit bridge made of all ceramic. Recently I have started having dull pain when I chew on one of the anchoring teeth, I tried to bite down on a gauze to see exactly which tooth and it feels like the pain comes from between one of the anchoring teeth and one of my regular ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I am a maxillofacial surgeon and I will be answering your query shortly. Please check your follow up messages. Read Full »
How can I get relieved from the stretching pain in the ribs?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42-year-old male. I am getting a stretching pain in the lower part of my ribs, front and back on right-hand side for past one week. It feels like it is under my ribs on base.Kindly help. Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. You have musculoskeletal pain which is dull and tight pain that increases with movement and taking the breath. Local Voltaren (Diclofenac) gel three times per day and Deep Heat cream three times per day for two weeks will improve it. The other ... Read Full »
I am wearing braces, and I have tooth sensitivity and dull pain in my lower right premolar. Please help.
Query: Hi, I currently have braces and have been experiencing a sensitive tooth since last year. Last year it hurt when I drank cold liquids, so I went to see my dentist about it, and he said it was sensitive, so he prescribed me some extra fluoride toothpaste. I have been fine for a year; however, I have ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. If the tooth is still sensitive, it cannot handle too much force on it by bracing. It might have injured the nerves or exposed roots due to gum recession. Ask your dentist to go slow with less force and use sensitive toothpaste for a month or s... Read Full »
Why do I have a dull ache in the area around my right ovary that starts immediately after my period ends?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 35 years old. My height is 5 feet 4 inches, and my weight is 65 kg. For two months, I have had a dull ache in the area around my right ovary that starts immediately after my period ends. I had mild PCOS two years back and had a miscarriage this year. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you get an ultrasound abdomen done. Thank you. Read Full »
Why do i have dull random pain on one side of my testicles?
Query: Hello doctor,I have had dull random pain on one side of the testicles. But the pain is not constant and more like dull bursting pain randomly. I don't think it is due to testicular torsion because I read about it a lot, and it's mostly severe constant pain. The pain I am having is bearable, but I am... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Testicular pain is never normal; however, mild, dull pain may occur due to wear and tear due to undergarments and day-to-day activities, but I will suggest scrotal doppler as it is mandatory for any testicular pain. Thank you. Read Full »
I am experiencing a dull feeling in my abdomen and bright red-colored spotting. What could be the reason behind it?
Query: Hello doctor, Firstly, I want to mention that I have never had any problems with my periods since I started middle school. I am 33 years old now. It was always on time, lasted for 5 to 7 days, and I always had normal flow and color. Last year, I completely skipped my periods for the first time. I st... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two conditions. One is endometrial hyperplasia, in which only endometrial tissue gets thickened, leading to abdominal pain and bleeding. This is a benign condition and is treated successfully. Another is endometriosis in endometrial tissue present outside t... Read Full »
What could cause a shifting headache with facial pain?
Query: Hello doctor, I underwent an MRI two weeks back for my headache, which showed that my brain and cranial nerves are healthy. But my doctor suspects some abnormality in the superficial branch facial nerves and nerves passing from the skull base to the back of the head, as per the symptoms I mentioned... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to iCliniq.com. 1) Looking at your symptoms, it seems you have facial pain, a headache involving the back of the head, numbness, and a tingling sensation. It is very difficult to spot one particular nerve for this kind of pain as these areas are supplied by several nerves. That is w... Read Full »