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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...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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What could cause a persistent headache for over 24 hours, coupled with stomach pain and a fuzzy feeling?

What could cause a persistent headache for over 24 hours, coupled with stomach pain and a fuzzy feeling?

Stomach flu: Is a viral gastrointestinal infection. There is no effective treatment for this condition. Have a good rest and drink a lot of water. Wash your hands after handling food (the condition is contagious). ...Read more

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Can a broken orbital bone cause persistent headaches?

Can a broken orbital bone cause persistent headaches?

It can: Depending on which orbital bone is broken, if there is pressure on surrounding tissues there may be discomfort. This is not common, however. Have your doctor evaluate your headaches and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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What can cause persistent headache and liquid feeling inside head?

What can cause persistent headache and liquid feeling inside head?

Headache: Sinus infection? need more information to help you. Performing a virtual consult may help too ...Read more

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What could cause persistent headaches behind my left ear for about 2 weeks?

What could cause persistent headaches behind my left ear for about 2 weeks?

Occipital neuralgia: Could be due to problems with the greater occipital nerve, perhaps pain referred from the neck, conceivably a migraine variant, perhaps pain from jaw problems, even due to prior head trauma in the area? ...Read more

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Can recent EBV cause persistent headaches upper back pain, fatigue and dizziness months later? Early antigens are still high. Igg and ebna high.

Can recent EBV cause persistent headaches upper back pain, fatigue and dizziness months later? Early antigens are still high. Igg and ebna high.

Acute EBV : Acute EBV as a cause of mononucleosis could cause all of these symptoms. the antibody studies are consistent with this. There is no specific for acute EBV infection. Symptomatic treatment is indicated. Of note, there is no documented entity of chronic mononucleosis. If symptoms persist another cause should be looked for. ...Read more

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Strong presistent headache, getting up causes sounds of wooshing, rushing pulsating waves, hearing fades muffeld and strong head pressure, for 1-3min?

Strong presistent headache, getting up causes sounds of wooshing, rushing pulsating waves, hearing fades muffeld and strong head pressure, for 1-3min?

Check blood pressure: It sounds like you are experiencing a significant drop in your blood pressure when you get up...Have your doctor or a health provider check yout blood pressure and pulse rate after you have been flat for a while and then again when you stand up quickly...I'll bet that your BP drops when you stand up...Then you need to figure out why it does that. ...Read more

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