HomeAnswersNeurologyheadacheI have been experiencing pain and a heavy feeling in my head over the upper side of my ears. Why?

Can the use of mobile phone cause pain and a heavy feeling in the head?

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Dr. Hitesh Kumar

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At October 25, 2023
Reviewed AtNovember 9, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have been experiencing pain and a heavy feeling in my head for six years, but it is not localized to a specific area. The pain lasts a few seconds and occurs at intervals of a few minutes. I mostly feel the pain on the upper side of my ears on both sides. Also, my CBC test results are normal. Could this be related to the use of my mobile phone? Please help.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have read your query and understand your concern. I want to know some details about your headache:

  1. When did you start experiencing headaches? Has it been only six years, or have you had similar headaches intermittently before?

  2. In which areas of your head do you feel the headache? Is it only on the upper sides of your ears, or do you also experience it in other areas?

  3. What kind of headache is it? Is it characterized by heaviness, throbbing, stretching, bursting, shooting pain, electric current-like pain, or some other sensation?

  4. How severe is the headache? Would you describe it as severe, moderate, or mild? Do you experience persistent headaches alongside the episodic ones?

  5. In the case of episodic headaches, how long does one episode typically last, from the onset of pain to complete relief without medication?

  6. How frequently do these headache episodes occur? How many times do you experience them in a week?

  7. Do you experience any vomiting or the feeling of vomiting, watering from the eye, redness in the eye, or nasal congestion during a headache episode?

  8. How is your mood today?

  9. How is your sleep? How is your vision?

  10. Have you noticed any triggering factors for these headaches?

Revert in case of other queries.

Thank you.

Investigations to be done

Investigations to be done are 1. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of brain. 2. Opthalmology examination to look for intraocular pressure and fundus. 3. T3, T4, and TSH (Triiodothyronine, Thyroxine, and thyroid stimulating hormone). 4. Serum Vitamin B12.

Regarding follow up

For follow-up, kindly revert to the above-mentioned information for better understanding and judgment.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Hitesh Kumar
Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurology

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