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Stuck in a hole

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  • Posted By: HakuShinkan
  • January 15, 2007
  • 04:01 PM

Hello.
I've been a soldier in the israeli army for 3 years and while there I couldnt get checked about some weird symptoms I've been having.

I got released and still havent got my medical insurance, so I'm kinda in a hole with no option of getting checked unless I pay a very high price in case they find something.

I would like to hear something from people with a little experience, just to calm down a little.

I've been having a stinging pain in the back of my head for the past 2 years (its on the right side of the back of the head, a little above the end of the skull bone where it connects with the spine). This pain is weird since I feel it happen only when I touch the area and move the hair around it - as if the nerves there are damaged or something. But its affecting other areas too.
I tend to feel slight headachs since It happened, mostly on the right side of my head.

It all started, as I can recall, after I got treated against nose bleeding. The doctor put a pressure bandage inside my nose for 2 days, when he took it out I had a very strong headach for about a half a day, or a day and a half, and then when it was gone I started feeling the stinging pain. The strong headach was similar to a headach caused by lack of drinking.

I learned to live with this slight pain since when I went to a doctor about it, he said many people live through their entire lives with headachs, and mine could just be something in the nerves, he mentioned an infection, or just some muscle being stiff or something - but neither of them is logical since its been hurting for 2 years now.

Apart from that, I've noticed a small lump in my nec, on the right side as well, which is located behind the lower part of the ear, just a little back towards the back of the neck, but not at the back. Its just under the end of the skull bone on the right side of the head/neck connection.

Its not growing so it can be cancerous, I never ignored the fact it could be a regular tumor but sometimes people told me they know what I'm talking about the its just a part of the body.

If anyone could shed some light over that so I can calm down till I can see a normal doctor... I'd be very glad.

Thanks everyone.

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