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Symptoms of Tension headache

Symptoms of Tension headache: Introduction

Symptoms of tension headaches can vary between individuals and can be described as being achy, dull, or feeling a tightness or squeezing around the scalp. A tension headache can be mild to moderate and affect the entire head or only a certain area of the head. It is often described as starting in the back of the head and spreading to other areas. Symptoms that accompany a tension headache may include tightness or soreness of the muscles in the neck, jaw, and/or shoulders. The length of a tension headache can vary greatly between individuals.

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Symptoms of Tension headache

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Tension headache includes the 4 symptoms listed below:

  • Headache - usually tightness affecting entire head on both sides
  • Neckache
  • Constant mild, moderate or severe bilateral headache
  • The pain can radiate from the neck, back, eyes, or other muscle groups in the body
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Tension headache?

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Tension headache as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Tension headache, it is also important to consider Tension headache as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Tension headache may cause:

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Tension headache: Onset and Incubation

Onset of Tension headache: Approximately 3% of the population suffers from chronic-tension type headache.

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Tension headache. This signs and symptoms information for Tension headache has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Tension headache signs or Tension headache symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Tension headache may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Tension headache symptoms.


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