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What does it mean when I have a headache on the left side of my head

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Marcus
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Nerve and/or muscle: A squeezed nerve exiting the spinal cord in your neck may be the cause of all the pain. If so, there may be associated loss of sensation, tingling, w... Read More
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management 11 years experience
Cervicogenic Headach: You could be having cervicogenic headaches. They are typically referred from the neck to the head but I have seen patients having symptoms of head pa... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
It sounds like...: ...a textbook description of a migraine headache. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis.
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
It means Get checked: Persistent , severe headache warrants an immediate emergency room referral and evaluation.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Unclear question: Headache does not mean tumor. You should consult a dentist about your wisdom teeth as these may need to be removed. For good health - Have a diet rich... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
It could mean...: ...that you should see your Physician or Urgent Care as soon as possible. You need to be evaluated, especially in light of your neurologic symptoms. ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
It means that...: ...you have "ice pick" headaches, every so often, & they always occur in the same place, left side just past the temple. Your headaches are your h... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
Podiatry 28 years experience
CVA-stroke: You might be experiencing a cerebral vascular accident (cva) or stroke. You need to be seen immediately at the emergency room. Do not delay as early... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Possible Migraine: Sounds like migraine mimicking paralytic attack. You should talk to your doctor and describe your symptoms very much in details, there are good medici... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Many possibilities: Depends on type of pain, severity, duration, etc. I would discuss with your primary physician
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Possibilities: Could be migraine, jaw, dental, sinus,neck, but even presentation of temporal arteritis. If more persistent contact your physician.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
Neurology 35 years experience
Unilateral headache: Headaches can have many causes, when unilateral they might be a migraine or other vascular primary headache but referred pain from dental, sinus, neck... Read More

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