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A 29-year-old female asked:

Pulsating vein on side of head with headache is this normal?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Depends: veins do not pulsate It is probably the temporal artery. It all depends as to how long lasting and how long are the headaches. Is it associated with any other symptoms? If persistent get medical advvice
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Sounds like migraine: HOWEVER, you list a diagnosis of Pseudotumor cerebri, which can indeed cause a variety of headaches. Would suggest trying Diamox (acetazolamide) or Osmoglyn to decrease intracranial pressure, which in turn might stop headaches.
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Not at all: It is not a pulsating vein but must be an artery and there is nothing to worry if there are no other symptoms
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A 22-year-old female asked:

Headache on right side of the head?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
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Headache: This headache, if dull, May be a neuralgia which is an irritated or irritable superficial nerve in the scalp and usually resolves without specific treatment except Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil. If it's a throbbing headache, migraine is suggested. See your Physician if the headache persists or seriously worsens.
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Last updated Oct 17, 2020

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