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causes of ice pick headaches

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Ice pick headache: Hi, usually there is no cause identified with Ice Pick headaches but 40% of people with this kind of headache have Migraine headache.
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
Migraine variant: Severe stabbing frightening pain about the eye. They last only seconds and are often found in people who have migraine headaches as well. No one know ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Cluster headache: also called Ice Pick is the most painful of all the primary headache disorders. Because of the intense pain, cluster patients often pace the floor or ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Phillips
26 years experience Neurology
Headaches vary: The tem is used to describe many types of headaches, but is associated most with cluster headaches. These headaches are a migraine variant. See a ne ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
No reason for ER: The ER is clearly the worst place to go for a headache. There are lengthy waits, a very high expense, and the bright lights, noise, and commotion can ... Read More
Dr. Kathryn Ko
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Possibly: first time, worst headache that is persistent should be evaluated promptly. Worrisome headaches can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Migraine variant: Not the typical classical or common migraine event, the ice pick headache may vary in frequency and location. These are annoying and irritating, but ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
"Ice Pick" H/A: Primary stabbing headaches or Ice-Pick headaches are variants of migraine headaches, so it's no surprising that you got a migraine after the short dur ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: Please discuss your options with a wisdom tooth specialist, an Oral Surgeon. Relief is available.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
You need exam: To answer your question first you need to give a good history of these headaches. Then you need a full exam and possibly testing and or lab work. This ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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No but..: ER evaluation would be needed.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
You bet There Is!!: This is characterized as a migraine variant and may respond beautifully to Indocin or naprosyn (naproxen). See a neurologist, confirm your diagnosis, ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Headaches: Massage may help with tension headache, "ice pick" headache could be a cluster headache and should be evaluatate.

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