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Violent cough makes head pound. What could it mean?

Violent cough makes head pound. What could it mean?

Many things: It could be you have sinus issues as well as the cough. Perhaps you have a berry aneurism (a bulging blood vessel in the brain). Prhaps you have cervical disc disease.
I suggest you first go back to your doctor and makes sure your blood pressure is well controlled. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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I get a pain in the front of my head when I cough what is this?

I get a pain in the front of my head when I cough what is this?

Several...: ...Possibilities:

-migraine
-sinusitis
-tension headache

if this persists, you'll need your doctor to sort this out. ...Read more

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Why does my head hurt when I cough?

Why does my head hurt when I cough?

Cough headache: There are a couple of possibilities. Coughing can raise the pressure inside your head, which can cause pain sometimes. There is also a poorly-understood entity called the "primary cough headache, " that is associated with coughing, straining, laughing, crying, etc. Here's an interesting link on the topic. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/primary-cough-headaches/ds00639. ...Read more

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I get head pains whenever I cough or bend?

I get head pains whenever I cough or bend?

Cough Headaches: Cough headaches (CH) are headaches that are triggered by coughing, sneezing, bending, laughing and other types of stress. Primary CH has no known cause
and eventually tends to go away. Secondary CH can be caused by **Brain Tumors, and several other neurologic problems. If you are having cough headaches you need to see your Dr., especially if frequent or severe, or with visual or balance problems. ...Read more

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When I tilt my head back I cough. What is it?

When I tilt my head back I cough. What is it?

Cough: You may be aspirating or chocking on post-nasal drainage when you tilt your head back. ...Read more

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Pain in my left back side of head when I move it or when I cough

Pain in my left back side of head when I move it or when I cough

Neck strain: Usually that symptom indicates a neck strain or misalignment of the cervical vertebra or inflammatrion of the neck muscles or joints. If there is pain shooting down the arm, it indicates nerve irritation and needs doctor's attention. Usually waiting or using an NSAID medication will allow it to go away. See a doctor if not gone in 4 days. ...Read more

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What can cause sharp pains in your head when you cough or snezze?

What can cause sharp pains in your head when you cough or snezze?

Strong reaction: A cough or sneeze causes a strong involuntary contraction of all the muscles in they head and neck. You can get pain if there is congestion of the nasal passages or if all these muscles fire at once. ...Read more

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At what age do you get the "turn your head and cough" hernnia test?

At what age do you get the "turn your head and cough" hernnia test?

Puberty: Scrotal and hernia exams can be done at any age but puberty is a good time to check regularly since that's when the incidence of testicular tumors increases. ...Read more

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It started yesterday when I cough feel like pressure inside my head?

It started yesterday when I cough feel like pressure inside my head?

Sinusitis?: Occassionally, people with sinus congestion or infections will feel increased pressure in their head when they cough, sneeze or bend over. Visit your doctor for evaluation if symptoms persist or worsen! ...Read more

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Why does the front of my head hurt so much when I cough? Is this serious?

Why does the front of my head hurt so much when I cough? Is this serious?

Sinusitis?: This symptom could indicate a possible sinus infection. You should have it checked out. May need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain on the top off my head when I cough, what could this be?

I get a sharp pain on the top off my head when I cough, what could this be?

Coughing: Can cause the head to hurt, especially if one has been coughing for days. If this persists, you must see a doctor to treat your cough and to make sure there is nothing more serious going on. ...Read more

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What could be causing painful lumps on the back/right side of my head. They even hurt when I cough.

What could be causing painful lumps on the back/right side of my head. They even hurt when I cough.

Painful Head Bumps: When you cough, you can "stretch" the tight scalp skin, and any such lesions will hurt. Some causes, and there are many more, of such lesions are described here===>http://www. Ehow. Com/list_6645563_causes-painful-bumps-scalp_.Html. Without further description and your medical history, it would be hard to pinpoint the cause. Definitely make an appointment with a dermatologist to undergo evaluation. ...Read more

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When I cough, my head throbs one, hard time about two seconds later. Ahy idea why and how to fix it/?

When I cough, my head throbs one, hard time about two seconds later. Ahy idea why and how to fix it/?

Could be significant: Your presenting syptom is not described in detail---how frequent? How long it last? Does the same happen after you sleep or bend over? ---the question has to do with increase pressure of spinal fluid when you cough---i want to rule out chiari malformation or pseudotumour cerebri--may need MRI if symptom is always consistent. ...Read more

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I have a headache on one side of my head its is minor pain until I cough then the pain is sharp, but im not sick?

I have a headache on one side of my head its is minor pain until I cough then the pain is sharp, but im not sick?

Sinus infection?: Sinuses can cause a mild head pain that is sharpened w/ the extreme air pressure change from a jolt like a cough. Try OTC sinus relief or see a GP or ENT f it's severe or chronic. Best! ...Read more

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For over a week now I have been sick with sinis congestion, cough and it feels like someone is squeezing my head?

For over a week now I have been sick with sinis congestion, cough and it feels like someone is squeezing my head?

Sinus pressure: It seems you have a sinus infection based on your symptoms. You should be seen by your family doctor for an exam to determine if you need medication to treat this. Sinus congestion can commonly cause a headache resulting in the "squeezing" sensation you are describing. ...Read more

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I get "cough headaches." When I cough hard I get a pain in my head but it goes away after a short while. Is this dangerous?

I get "cough headaches." When I cough hard I get a pain in my head but it goes away after a short while. Is this dangerous?

Not Dangerous But: Headache caused by coughing hard is not really dangerous. But having said that the cause of cough needs to be determined and there may be co existing Sinus congestion/infection which if there may need to be treated appropriately. I suggest you consult your doctor and get checked and treated ...Read more