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how do you describe a vascular headache?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below:: Severe pain on one or both sides of the head, upset stomach, and, at times, disturbed vision. People often describe pain as pulsing or throbbing in one area of the head. People become very sensitive to light and sound. They may also become nauseous and vomit.
Dr. Hector Dourron
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
Migraine HA: Throbbing type of headache is distinguished by the fact that symptoms other than pain occur with the headache. Nausea and vomiting, lightheadedness, sensitivity to light (photophobia), and other visual disturbances are common migraine symptoms.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Vascular headache: A vascular headache is an outdated definition to describe certain types of headache which were thought to be related to blood vessel dilation or contraction. See your PCP for evaluation, diagnosis and possible referral.

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How can I tell if my child has a headache?

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Headache: Usually babies do not have headaches but if you notice that your baby is him/herself please contact the doctor.
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How come many patients with clinical eds diagnoses do not test positive yet have vascular issues?

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Dr. James Marx
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No simple test: Eds in one form (vascular eds) can cause weakness of the blood vessels. If the vessel ruptures seriousl consequences can occur. Eds causes a weakness or loss of elasticity which can lead to stretching, ballooning out and eventual rupture. Probably easiest way to diagnose is with ultrasound or ct with contrast.
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Please describe a vascular headache?

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Dr. Victor Bello
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Vascular headaches: Headaches occur because of the dilatation of the cerebral arteries. Precluding, dimishing or shortening the duration of this vasodilation will have a beneficial effect on the headache. Most varieties of ha are vascular in nature, including migranes. There is a phase of vasoconstriction . Here, symptoms, visual, auditory and olfactory may occur.
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I have headache in my head what I have to do?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Cause of headache: The best way to tackle a headache is to figure out what's causing it in the first place - is it a migraine, from not eating breakfast this am, from skipping a dose of a medicine, from not getting enough sleep? There can be many reasons. For the run of the mill dull headache, i usually like to try some Ibuprofen and/or tylenol (acetaminophen) first and see how it feels after an hour or so.
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A 32-year-old female asked:

Why does the LH surge stimulating ovulation cause fatigue, headache and acheyness ? What can one do to eleviate those symtoms?

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Dr. Annette Fineberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Hormones: When you have your lh surge, your estrogen level is high and your ovary has a small cyst that is about to burst (ovulate.) moderate exercise such as a brisk walk or swim is probably helpful. Tylenol (acetaminophen) would also be a reasonable and safe.

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