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what does it mean when i have a headache on the left side of my head

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Marcus
53 years experience in Pain Management
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
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience in Neurology
It sounds like...: ...a textbook description of a migraine headache. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
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
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
See your PCP: Any headache always must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your PCP for: headache evaluatio ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience in Family Medicine
Need more info: This is a symptom that has many causes, I would not ignore the pain. Please have your parents make an appointment for you with your primary care physi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience in Psychiatry
See MD: Suggest you see your primary care doctor to evaluate hangover headaches that are right-sided. Your doctor knows your history and can best answer your ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
Illness: Hard to say, gallbladder disease or gastroenteritis. See your doctor.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience in Preventive Medicine
You need to go ...: ...to ER or your doctor's. Any headache that is "bad" and quite localized (to the back right side of your head) and persists needs evaluation. I pre ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Shawn Dalton-bethea
19 years experience in Pain Management
Occipital headaches: Lesser and greater occipital nerves live in the area of your head where you are describing pain. What frustrates patients is that these nerves can cau ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Guibor
54 years experience in Ophthalmology
Headaches: You should see a neurologist who will take a careful history concerning your headache character. Location, frequency and intensity. Triggers, duration ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience in Neurosurgery
Lymph node: The most likely answer is a swollen lymph node. Acne at the hair line or an upper respiratory infection can cause the lymph nodes at the base of the s ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in Podiatry
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, vi ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Could be anything: If you do not have history of head ache like migraine , you need to take this a bit seriously and get evaluated by neurologist . If you have history o ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lane Childs
33 years experience in Urology
Infection: You likely have epididymitis, an inflammation of the epididymis which surrounds the back portion of the testis and wraps up toward the top of the test ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
I don't want to: Start guessing. There can be many causes. The only way to get an accurate diagnosis will be a medical evaluation.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Neck mass: See your primary care doctor for exam. and antibiotic. Likely infected node or cyst. See ENT if mass persists.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Wulff
44 years experience in Neurology
C-Spine problems: In the majority of the cases it is secondary to abnormalities at the level of the cervical spine [arthritis, spondylosis, disk disease, etc].. Good ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifton Schermerhorn
39 years experience in General Practice
Hard to tell: We need more info to know...Nature, severity, how long have you had it, and other physical and medical issues need to be evaluated...I strongly sugges ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Klein
20 years experience in Pathology
Hard to say for sure: Without knowing some more history such as how long it's been there, is it tender, does it move easily, have you had any recent illness etc. It's hard ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Lump on neck w/: pain needs to be assessed by your doctor. It may be a cyst or something more and can only be diagnosed face to face. Peace and good health.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
pain: Intensity?. Duration?. Other symptoms?. Best to have it looked at by your primary care doc.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
44 years experience in Dentistry
Bad infection: It means that your tooth needs attention. Call your dentist.

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