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i have had a headache for 5 days. i don't have any nausea or light sensitivity. could it be a migraine?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Possibly: If it continues or doesn't respond to over-the-counter medication, see your doctor.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Migraine diagnostic: The specific diagnostic criteria for migraine are: unilateral, throbbing pain that lasts from 4 to 72 hours. The pain is moderate or severe in intensity. Aggravation by or causing avoidance of routine physical activity (climbing stairs). The headache must have at least one of the following: nausea, light sensitivity or sound sensitivity. You don't have a migraine. See your PCP for diagnosis.

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