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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Persistent Headaches

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What causes a persistent headache?

What causes a persistent headache?

Many possibilities: It depends on how long have you had it, constant or not, location on head, precipitating events, any associated neurologic symptoms, worse in AM or PM. Causes range from needing glasses (very common at your age- do your parents wear glasses?) to neck muscle stress, to sinusitis, to medication side effects, to serious intracranial disease- you should see your primary care physician for help ...Read more

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What's the cause of persistent headache and fever?

What's the cause of  persistent headache and fever?

Best advice: Is to get yourself a comprehensive exam by your physician.There are many causes of that nature. Might be just a simple case of strep, sinus infection , allergy etc but you certainly don't want to miss out something more serious that can be treated at an earlier stage and save your life.Don't be feeling sorry for yourself if it is something devastating! please have yourself checked out ...Read more

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Cause of headche?

Depends: It greatly depends on the type of headache you have, location, quality, associated symptoms, etc, etc. ...Read more

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What causes frequent headaches?

What causes frequent headaches?

Migraine?: Increasingly frequent headaches are associated often with chronic prescription or otc meds, with rebound. Migraine headaches can cluster and become more frequent if new triggers arise. Sometimes food sensitivities may be the answer, but other triggers include, sinus, tmj, neck, tos, hypertension, thyroid, etc. Most of these are easily treated and reversed. ...Read more

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What causes frequent headaches?

What causes frequent headaches?

Varies: Headaches are a common problem. The degree and nature of the headaches is important in seeking an etiology. Migraines are common and have characteristic features that are treated by a neurologist. Structural causes need to be ruled out as these are often treated surgically. For example, hydrocephalus, subdural hematomas/hygromas, brain tumors are often amenable to neurosurgery. ...Read more

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Causes of headaches and treatment?

Causes of headaches and treatment?

Headache- 200 types: In 2004, the International Headache Society published the Classification and Diagnostic Criteria for Headache Disorders. There are more than 200 types of headaches. Visit AHS for more information: http://www.americanheadachesociety.org/ ...Read more

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Causes of vomiting, headaches and tiredness ?

Causes of vomiting, headaches and tiredness ?

Ambiguous: There are probably a thousand different possibilities. These are very ambiguous symptoms. Can you be more specific? ...Read more

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What are thr causes of constant headaches?

What are thr causes of constant headaches?

Medication overuse: Constant headaches should always be evaluated asap as there could be an underlying medical condition causing the pain. Use of medications like Ibuprofen and triptans on a frequent basis can cause headaches. Family history of headaches also predisposes a person to headaches. Other factors involved in headaches include stress, physical trauma, sleep disorders, and previous history of headaches. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of a tension headache?

What are common symptoms of a tension headache?

Tension headache: Some of symptoms of a tension headache are a dull, aching head pain, sensation of tightness or pressure across your forehead or on the sides and back of your head, tenderness on your scalp, neck and shoulder muscles. ...Read more

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What can be the causes of frequent headaches?

Many possibilities: Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/headache/my00407/dsection=causes for many causes of headaches. Let's not forget that there are many types of headaches so you really need to go see your doc for diagnosis at which point s/he can narrow down causes. In meantime, review that link for simple things that you can do in meantime. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the common causes of persistent throat problem?

What are the common causes of persistent throat problem?

PERSISTANT THROAT PR: Common causes are 1 allergy 2 gastro esophageal reflux 3 infectious mononucleosis 4 viral infections 5 throat irritation from low humidity, smoking, air pollution, yelling, post nasal drip 6 chronic fatigue syndrome 7 persistant mouth breathing, due to stuffy nose. ...Read more

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What causes a constant headache?

What causes a constant headache?

Several items: Hopefully, you do not possess an expanding brain tumor, hemorrhage, or hydrocephalus. More likely, you have developed "chronic daily headaches", which can involve migraine, or tension headaches, and may be associated with a variety of pain medications. See your doctor, as treatment can break this up. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of earache, headache and lightheadedness?

What are possible causes of earache, headache and lightheadedness?

Infection: It is possible that you have an ear or sinus infection causing those symptoms - see your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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What kinds of tumors can cause persistent nausea and vomiting?

What kinds of tumors can cause persistent nausea and vomiting?

Many possibilities: Nausea and vomiting is a common GI tract symptom and can be caused by many medical problems like kidney diseases, liver diseases and stomach problems. Tumors in any of these same organs(especially in the stomach and lver often cause nausea. Brain tumors commonly menifest as headachesand nausea. Your doctor needs to examine you and order tests to find out if your bodily functions and metabolic/chem. ...Read more

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What are some causes of persistent coughing?

What are some causes of persistent coughing?

There are three.: A chronic cough can be caused by GERD (reflex), asthma or allergies, generally. Lung problems can also cause a cough. If your cough has lasted a few weeks and hasn't responded to medications, you need an evaluation by a doctor. Especially if you're a smoker. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of headache backache joint pain fainting and fatigue?

What are the possible causes of headache backache joint pain fainting and fatigue?

Nondiagnostic: These varied symptoms are nondiagnostic without a physician performing a thorough history and physical examination. He/she will order the appropriate tests and,if necessary, refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

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Are migraines associated with the symptoms of cluster headaches?

Are migraines associated with the symptoms of cluster headaches?

Can have both: A person can have both conditions, but they are not the same. They are both types of headaches. Migraine is throbbing pain or pressure, normally on one side, with nausea or light sensitivity, and sometimes an aura or warning symptom. Cluster headache is a sharp or stabbing pain behind or around an eye with tears, nasal stuffiness or a droopy eyelid or red eye. ...Read more

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What causes persistent fatigue?

What causes persistent fatigue?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle slee disorders cause Fatigue ...Read more

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Which types of diseases have signs of constant headaches?

Too many to list: Chronic headaches could be due to many things. Your doctor should be able to narrow it down to the more likely reasons. ...Read more

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What are causes of a headache?

What are causes of a headache?

When to see a doctor: A headache can be a symptom of a serious condition, such as a stroke, meningitis or encephalitis. Go to a hospital emergency room or call 911 or your local emergency number if you're experiencing the worst headache of your life, a sudden, severe headache or a headache accompanied by: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/headache/basics/when-to-see-doctor/sym-20050800 ...Read more

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