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A 56-year-old male asked:

I have had severe head pain, 2 past strokes right side. today severe left temple pain then sharp severe right eye pain. concerns

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Stroke: in a relatively young person associated with eye pain obviates a work up for arteritis / vasculitis if not already done. Disease activity can be checked with a simple test like a C Reactive Protein or Erythrocyte sedimentation rate. Treatment might require steroids. CT angiography or MR angiography is often part of the work up. Use of hydrazine for BP control requires absolute compliance.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Well, sure: Not sure if the pains are related to stroke issues, but with your history and the mere fact that you are in pain, I would recommend you see you Dr. asap to get the sever pain assessed, and if no available appt. with them, that go to Urgicare if it is severe as described. Best wishes.
Dr. Yaw Otchere-Boateng
Specializes in Hospital-based practice
Temporal Arteritis: Sure, there is always a concern with headache. Especially when you have had a stroke before. For people older than 50 with headache mostly in the Temporal area concern is for Temporal Arteritis and other inflammatory vascular disease, with your stroke history. You need to talk to a Neurologistand a Rheumatologist.

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