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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more

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Blacked out Sunday hit my head. No bumps but after a few hours a headache. Not intense. .dull..achey. feels swelled inside. Serious or no?

Blacked out Sunday hit my head. No bumps  but after a few hours a headache. Not intense. .dull..achey. feels swelled inside. Serious or no?

Yes! Get Checked Now: How did you pass out? Not judging, just want to know. If you were drunk, you don't really know how hard you hit your head. If you weren't drunk that's even more worrisome. Adults that have episodes of loss of conciousness usually have a cardiac cause. That needs to be looked at. You most likely have a concussion, but without a scan we dont know if you have more going on. Have a friend take U 2 ER. ...Read more

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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Watch for events that trigger headaches
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See your doctor
Once
Watch for food reactions
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See a dentist about your headaches
Once
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I have a bump on the back of my head on the left side and its not moveable. .. ive had headache for the the past two weeks what could it be?

I have a bump on the back of my head on the left side and its not moveable. .. ive had headache for the the past two weeks what could it be?

Lymph node: The most likely answer is a swollen lymph node. Acne at the hair line or an upper respiratory infection can cause the lymph nodes at the base of the skull and neck to capture infection and swell. The surrounding neck muscles that insert into the skull spasm due to the swollen lymph node and cause tension headaches. If the symptoms persist then see your medical doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the lower left side of my head thats hurts and is causing me to have a headache. What could that be?

I have a bump on the lower left side of my head thats hurts and is causing me to have a headache. What could that be?

Lymph node: The most likely answer is a swollen lymph node. Acne at the hair line or an upper respiratory infection can cause the lymph nodes at the base of the skull and neck to capture infection and swell. The surrounding neck muscles that insert into the skull spasm due to the swollen lymph node and cause tension headaches. If the symptoms persist then see your medical doctor. ...Read more

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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Use OTC acetaminophen or ibuprofen to help with the pain
Daily
Keep a headache diary about duration of headaches and triggers
Daily
Let your doctor know if your headache is waking you up at night
Once
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I have a tiny hard bump on my head it hurts its been there for a few years I get headaches often. The bump sorta moves back and forth?

I have a tiny hard bump on my head it hurts its been there for a few years I get headaches often. The bump sorta moves back and forth?

Head Bump: A bump that you can move back and forth that has been there for years may be just a collection of fat cells called a lipoma. They can sometimes get irritated and cause discomfort if hit repeatedly due to sticking out, but usually do not cause pain. Headaches are likely muscle tension and unrelated to the lipoma, but if new or severe, it is important to see your Dr. ...Read more

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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Go to bed and awaken at the same time daily
once
Exercise daily
once
Limit caffeine consumption to 2 cups each day
once
Avoid use of more than 24 analgesics per month
once

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