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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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I have ear pain and, a sore cheek after teeth removal. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had four wisdom teeth cut out and one permanent tooth on the 25th, three teeth on one side and two things on the other side on 28th. My left ear started to hurt and is still hurting but my right ear is not. The bottom of my cheek is sore and still a little swollen and near my teeth o...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Some throbbing pain and discomfort are normal for a week after extraction. If the pain is severe even after five days, it means you may have a dry socket condition. Also, if the ear pain is severe, you may have an active infection. Continue antibiotics. Use warm salt...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for severe pain in the left middle rib?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having severe left middle rib pain for about a month and now it is always hurting. I had an upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, left kidney CT scan, gallbladder ultrasound, blood work, and HIDA scan and found nothing, but I have a torturous colon. The pain gets pretty bad and I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Goel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your history, it seems to be an inflammation of one or more of the cartilages that connect the ribs to the breastbone. It is a condition called Tietze syndrome (when there is a swelling over the painful area) or costochondritis (no swelling, only pain). This condi...  Read Full »

What is causing my severe one-sided headaches?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 29-year-old woman. Over the past two months, I have been struggling with severe headaches, and it has been taking a toll on my emotional well-being. I have been experiencing intense throbbing pain, typically on one side of my head, often accompanied by nausea, and sensitivity to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing and I understand your concern. Such headaches with nausea are associated with vision. When there is a difference between eye power and both eyes have different powers, it can lead to a one-sided headache and vomiting, so I would suggest checking y...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain below the ribs on the left side?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old male. Recently, I have been diagnosed with tubercular lymphadenitis and started the treatment three days back for TB. My USG whole abdomen reveals hemangioma of the liver. I have pain in left side below ribs which radiates to back and a couple of months back on CT sc...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Rugae thickening by itself is not going to cause you stomach pain. Such thickening is usually normal or a result of hyperacidity, or rarely Menetrier disease. Now, first of all, you need an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy as well as a biopsy to rule our Helicobacte...  Read Full »

I got my wisdom tooth removed five days ago, but I still have throbbing pain and soreness. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my wisdom teeth out five days ago, and I still have throbbing pain and soreness on one side of my mouth. I can barely keep it under control by alternating my Ibuprofen 800 mg and Hydrocodone 325 mg. I am almost out of Hydrocodone, and the throbbing is still there on just the rig...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. If you feel it is not a dry socket, then do not touch the area with your tongue or anything. I suggest you follow the following steps: 1. Take antibiotics for three days, along with a warm salt water gargle (very good for healing the w...  Read Full »

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 migraine pills prescription,...  Read Full »

I am experiencing sharp left rib pain radiating to my back. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 68 years old and obese. I have had acute severe pain on my left side, under my ribs. It radiates around to my back and the front. My mid stomach area from bra line to waist is also swollen with pain. I went to the ER, and they gave me pain medications and did a CT and X-ray of my l...  Read Full »

Dr. K. Shanmuganandan

Answer: Hello,Welcome to read your query and understand your concern.You have lancinating pain in the left hemithorax. I feel it is a sort of radiculopathy or nerve compression, or pleural inflammation. Please tell me if the pain increases on cough, deep breathing, or movement of your torso. D...  Read Full »

I feel pain and discomfort in my lower rib cage. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I occasionally feel a dull pain and discomfort in my lower right rib cage. The pain radiates upwards from the lower right rib cage. I have fullness on the left side when I eat and drink, but I do not feel anything on the right side.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Please answer the following questions for a better understanding of the problem: For how long have you been experiencing pain and discomfort? Are there any triggering factors for pain? Do you have any breathing problems? Did you exper...  Read Full »

I am worried about being in an agony as I have pain in my front teeth and when I put pressure on the roof of my mouth, the pain gets miserable. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I request you to help me as I had some filling in my front teeth which were fine. A week later I had a broken tooth removed and ended up with a dry socket, two courses of antibiotics later and the pain had gone past a couple of days. I woke up today with pain and my front teeth are in a...  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I suggest you do not worry and just visit a dentist and get an X-ray done for the tooth. It is needed to be removed if present there. For throbbing just rinse your mouth with salt water and turmeric mixture twice a day. ...  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) disorder or a...  Read Full »

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