Throbbing Pain

Pain that seems to follow the heartbeat or pulse is called throbbing pain. Toothaches, migraines, stomach pain, etc., can all be the throbbing type of pain. A throbbing pain is also seen in an aneurysm.

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Can I take Sibelium for migraines?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. I am suffering from migraine for the last 15 years. There is a throbbing pain on one corner of the head and generally the next day it almost definitely shifts to the other corner. This cycle continues. So, the frequency is around 2 headaches per week. I used to take P...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Both Carbamazepine and Flunarizine have side effect of memory loss.You should take tablet Vasograin. It is most effective at the onset of migraine. Once migraine starts, though it reduces some symptoms, but not so effectively.So along with it, take tablet Diclomol (combin...  Read Full »

I am experiencing throbbing pain and have purplish-white bits in the extraction site. Is this a dry socket?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a tooth extracted yesterday, and today I am experiencing throbbing uncomfortable pain; it seems to be getting worse, and Paracetamol is not helping. Also, I noticed a purple color with a few white bits in the extracted site. Is this normal, or is this a dry socket? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is a dry socket that is caused due to disintegration of the clot. It is also associated with infection. I suggest you to take an X-ray and please contact your dentist for sedative dressing and update me on your drug allergy history so that...  Read Full »

Does shooting pain last for more than eight weeks in a dry socket?

Query: Hi doctor, I get intermittent shooting pain in my lower jaw right-hand side. It only started after two teeth extractions and a dry socket. The pain comes suddenly and lasts for few seconds without any pattern. Sometimes I get a few one after the other, and other times it is just one shooting pain. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you already have a history of a dry socket and extracted teeth, your sharp shooting pain should have subsided long back technically. A dry socket usually creates dull throbbing pain. You do not need to worry. It might not be a TMJ (tempro-mandibular joint) disorde...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for my eardrum to get ruptured?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a ruptured eardrum that has not healed. My right ear feels infected, and I also have throbbing pain. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the briefing regarding the problem in concern. I had a detailed look at the pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) you have sent. Before I speak about the treatment, let me first discuss the normal eardrum. Your ear is divide...  Read Full »

Why does my 10-year-old son get headaches like migraines almost every day?

Query: Hello doctor,My 10-year-old son is debilitating with almost daily chronic headaches (seem to be migraines), which are worse at night as he gets slightly dizzy, and he says it hurts to walk. The MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is clear, and there are no eye pressure issues or eye problems, and there...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some further details about a headache (you will need to ask questions from the boy): 1. Since when he started to have these headaches, and for how many years? 2. In which part of the head he feel headaches? (you can attach your photo, clicked f...  Read Full »

Why is my throbbing headache getting worse?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having bad headaches for two weeks now. It seems to be a throbbing headache. It affects my front and back of my head. It gets worse when lying down. Sometimes, I have vomiting. Last week, I had a fever for two days. I have tried taking painkillers for headaches. But it is not work...  Read Full »

Dr. Upendra Kumar Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Headache and vomiting with fever occurs due to infection. You need to rule out meningitis and raised intracranial pressure. Please mention whether you have blurring vision or double vision or neck rigidity. If you have any of these symptoms, you need to consult your...  Read Full »

What causes right sided throbbing headache and twitching eyelid of the same side?

Query: Hello doctor, Over the past year, I have been experiencing a throbbing sensation on the back right of my head and my right eyelid is twitching. I take pictures and I see that over time I have developed very bad dark circles and it seems like my eyes are also sunken. I think I have hemifacial spasm...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the image you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). By your history and description, the possibility of migraine headache is more likely. But I want to know a few more things to confirm t...  Read Full »

Why do I have headaches even after having a normal vision and good sleep?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from throbbing, dull pain in my left eye, which is shooting down to the left nostril. I feel pressure when I bend forward and also some discharge from the nose with a salty taste. I am getting the pain while watching television and when working in the computer. I am having ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar M.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had gone through all the details that you have posted. The differential diagnosis for your problem would be as follows. First is frontal sinusitis, as you have told there is pain when you press above left eye. Normally, frontal sinus drains into the nasal cavity in ...  Read Full »

What causes throbbing pain in the anus after masturbation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old unmarried male. I have been masturbating for years, without any trouble. But, since the last one year, I feel a throbbing pain in my anus after masturbation. The pain lasts for 5 to 10 minutes. I usually masturbate once a week. This problem occurs if I do it more oft...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This pain is not related to your diabetes. But, diabetes increases the risk of frequent urinary tract infection, which can cause pain. Since the pain is not persistent and occurs only after masturbation, the cause could be excessive or vigorous masturbation. The neuron...  Read Full »

My upper molar area is close to the sinus. Kindly give your opinion on my X-ray.

Query: Hello doctor, I have an X-ray. I like an ENT to give me their opinion. My dentist thinks that my upper molar area that is close to the sinus may have an issue based on how the x-ray looks.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There does appear to be a radiolucent shadow in that upper molar area. But we need to correlate the findings with your symptoms. What are your symptoms?  Read Full »

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