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Sudden severe headache

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Go see a doctor: This could be any of dozens of illnesses, several of them potentially severe. Do not sit at home and worry. Go see your family doctor and get this d ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Go to er now: We docs get very nervous when someone says worse headache in my life- can be aneurysm/dissection.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Clark
16 years experience Neurology
Sudden headache: This can be an ice pick headache, cluster headache, or can be due to something more serious like a ruptured aneurysm.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
41 years experience Neurology
It can be prevented: No need to get insulted - it is nothing personal. Orgasmic headaches are quite common and can be prevented by taking 2 migralex or 2 advil (ibuprofen) ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Go to ER: This is concerning. The diarrhea could be a red herring. I would recommend you to to the ER.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Migraine?: This may be a migraine, but you should see your doctor to have it evaluated. There are other things that could explain it too.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
You need to be seen: this could represent something serious in your cervical spine or could be a very atypical migraine. Either way it is not something that can be diagno ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Go to ER : May be flu or cardiac pain. Can be dangerous if myocardial ischemia. Go to er. Do not delay.
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A member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
Need more Info: Is this new, sudden or significantly worse than other headaches? If so, this should be immediately checked out. Do you have other symptoms such as nau ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Goldberg
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Possibly...: Migraine, glaucoma, subdural hematoma (blood under the skull).
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A female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
41 years experience Neurology
Migraine most likely: If you've never suffered from headaches and has a severe headache with neck stiffness rather than just neck ache, meningitis is a consideration. You n ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Jarstad
36 years experience Ophthalmology
Migraine or glaucoma: This could be migraine particularly if you have the classic symptoms of an expanding circle of light that progresses to a zig zag pattern that precede ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Go see a doctor: This could be any of dozens of illnesses, several of them potentially severe. Do not sit at home and worry. Go see your family doctor and get this d ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Gastroenteritis?: If this gets much worse get to a doctor and be evaluated. If diarrhea begins along with vomiting stay well hydrated and if you cannot, get to an ER. I ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: It sounds as if you've acquired an influenza-like illness (ili). These illnesses are similar to, but not as severe as, influenza. The best thing to d ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: You may have common cold that could cause all of these symptoms. If your headache and fever are not controlled with over the counter pain meds, or the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience Cardiology
A long list: Many different things can potentially cause this constellation of symptoms that you describe, including: high blood pressure, anemia, very high blood ... Read More
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Dr. Marcel Hungs
25 years experience Neurology
Lower BP: This headache is best treated with lower the BP into normal range. Otc painkiller may help temporary but are not the long term solution.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
SUNCT?: Ice pick or SUNCT headaches can be like this- they may be very painful and very short lasting. They can be treated well too http://www.neurocuro.com ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Migraine?: See a nerurologist . If you have queries shoot me an e-mail click this --> https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a doctor: See your primary doctor today; if that will not work go to urgent care or even emergency room. Depending on your complete story and examination, furth ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Thomsen
33 years experience Family Medicine
Sometimes: Patients with moderate to severe scoliosis may develop pain as they age. Depending on the location of the scoliosis and the physical fitness of a pers ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Get this checked: Asap, see a doctor. The worry is not the headache, it is the chest pain, as this could be angina pectoris presaging possible heart attack. Do not he ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Severe hives: Severity is subjective - but if your hives are really bad - go to an ER (at least to a doctor) to be sure they don't become life-threatening. These my ... Read More

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