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A 31-year-old male asked:

Woke up with one sided headache, feels like its on the top of head, hurts a bit more when bending over or coughing. i have tmj, could that cause this?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Tmj: Yes its entirely possible ththat one sided headaches can be caused bt tmj.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Yes, but...: Yes, but it is also possible you have a sinus headache. Coughing is not related to tmjoint issues and increased head pressure is typical with sinusitis. See your pcp or ENT specialist first. Also get a consult with a dentist if need be.
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 39 years experience
Maybe.. but..: Tmj involves over 70 different things and it may or may not be related. I would suggest seeing a dentist with training in diagnosing TMJ problems to determine if it is related or not.
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Simusitis. Pain yypically exacerbates when bending. See your GP
Feb 6, 2014
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Yes many patients with TMJ have headaches. Pain while bending however sounds like it may be sinus. See your MD.

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