A 67-year-old female asked:
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how can i tell which headache is caused by temporal arteritis or from my eyes or something else?

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Dr. John Gillespie
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Get a doctor'advice: Headache with neurological symptoms like blurred vision loss of field of vision, numbness and or tingling of face or extremes loss of motor function with headache should always be evaluated by your physician or go to local emergency dept. There they can better decide what is the likely cause.
Answered on Aug 25, 2013
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
You cannot: Consult with your physician as they may need to do blood test as well as further detailed examinations. Only by determining the cause can a treatment be designed.
Answered on Jan 14, 2018
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Dr. Gregg Friedman
39 years experience Psychiatry
Gregg L. Friedman MD Psychiatrist agrees.
Apr 10, 2013

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Requires exam/biopsy: You will need a medical examination, lab testing and probably a temporal artery biopsy to make the diagnosis: cannot be diagnosed here.
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