I am 28 male, active and in shape 5' 11" 175lb
About a month ago I had a cold and my left temple got pretty sore for the duration of the cold which was less than a week long and then just turned into a small lump on my temple region (About twice the size of a pea). Sometimes (mostly later in the day) I get pulsating head/neck aches that seem to stem from this region of my head. They are definitely one sided headaches. This lump is greatly accentuated if I clench my jaw together and is greatly reduced or at least recesses when I open my mouth. At first I had some trouble opening wide to eat things, but that sort of went away...however I still cant seem to open as wide.
Went to the doctor a few weeks ago and they did blood tests and urine test and everything came out perfect. But when I went I was at the end of my cold and my BP was 160/82
I should have checked it again by now but I havent.
She said the bp was probably because I was still fighting an infection and prescribed me antibiotics and zyrtec for 10 days....this was all weeks ago.
I still get the headaches at least once every 2 days and the lump is there. Before all this I would get headaches MAYBE once a month.
What concerns me is this lump on my temple.