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What causes shooting pain from neck to shoulders, headache and delayed period?

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: I missed my period this month and have had a headache for two days and a shooting pain from the back of my head to my lower shoulder blade...what do you think could be the problem?
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Muscular pain likely.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
The pain at the back of the head and shoulders is not likely to be related to a delayed period. This is more likely to be a muscular pain related to poor posture. Since your periods are delayed it is best to get a urine test done to find out about possible pregnancy.
In case the test is negative then you can take a mild pain killer and do a hot compress in the area to relieve the pain.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal

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What causes shooting pain from neck to shoulders, headache and delayed period?

Brief Answer: Muscular pain likely. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. The pain at the back of the head and shoulders is not likely to be related to a delayed period. This is more likely to be a muscular pain related to poor posture. Since your periods are delayed it is best to get a urine test done to find out about possible pregnancy. In case the test is negative then you can take a mild pain killer and do a hot compress in the area to relieve the pain. Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Rakhi Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal