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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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Constant headache, no meds helping. Blurry left eye when looking close, pain behind eye that comes and goes. What could be the cause?

Constant headache, no meds helping. Blurry left eye when looking close, pain behind eye that comes and goes. What could be the cause?

Eye Pain needs eval: Eye pain can be caused by many things, many not dangerous. However, you need to rule out an eye problem as these, left unchecked, could result in damage, loss of vision or worse. ...Read more

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I have had a constant headache for 2 weeks now. Its mostly on the left side at the front but sometimes spreads to the back or is just around my eye.

I have had a constant headache for 2 weeks now. Its mostly on the left side at the front but sometimes spreads to the back or is just around my eye.

Consult with us to: Consult with us to if you need an imaging study: does it wake you up from sleep? Worst headache in your life? Otherwise, see eyeMD to be sure unrelated to eye angle (narrow angle: less likely at your age); could be sinusitis. Either way, see eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com for "migraine diet" as natural way to help with headaches if due to diet. ...Read more

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I have a flu. I get constant headaches and for 2 days now the pain has been concentrated in one place. Above my left eye, it is very sharp pain. Help!

I have a flu. I get constant headaches and for 2 days now the pain has been concentrated in one place. Above my left eye, it is very sharp pain. Help!

Sinus: The flu runs you down and allows for secondary infections to develop. It sounds like you developed an infection of the l frontal sinus and will need antibiotics.
Tell your parents and have a doc take a look a simple ct would prove the infection but don't sit back check that sinus asap.
You amy need a week or 2 of a good antibiotic. ...Read more

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Last month have had constant mild pain/headache behind left eye. Also have been feeling extra tired, brain fog, etc (these symptoms have been longer)?

Last month have had constant mild pain/headache behind left eye. Also have been feeling extra tired, brain fog, etc (these symptoms have been longer)?

See eye doctor: If you have had this for a month, it is time to see an eye doctor. At the least you need to rule out glaucoma. Once this issue has been settled, you will have to check with your personal doctor to find out the reasons for you neurologic symptoms. Untreated glaucoma can lead to vision loss or even blindness which can come on suddenly. ...Read more

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Does a constant twitch in left eye +headache mean possible reoccurrence of brain tumor? I have a history of tumor in right occipital lobe.

Does a constant twitch in left eye +headache mean possible reoccurrence of brain tumor? I have a history of tumor in right occipital lobe.

Blepharospasm?: The condition that you have with your eyelids is called blepharospasm. Speak to your ophthalmologist about it. I don't think that it's related to your previous condition. You may need to get a follow- up MRI. Try to get copies of your past medical records now before they have been transferred to long term storage. Then scan them and keep them on a thb drive which you can download to any md. ...Read more

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Experiencing a lot of pain more in my left side of my face around eyes, nose and constant headache. I suffer with sinus problems but this is worse than I had previously taken nasal spray and naproxen?

Experiencing a lot of pain more in my left side of my face around eyes, nose and constant headache. I suffer with sinus problems but this is worse than I had previously taken nasal spray and naproxen?

See a doctor: Please consult a doctor especially ENT. If you had chronic sinus problem you may have infection that requires oral antibiotics to clear sinus infection. You may need imaging of your sinuses to role out the diagnosis. Yes, sinus problem could cause pain around the eye, nose and headache. ...Read more

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My dad is 67 yrs old, and a heavy smoker. He's had a constant headache starting at his left temple to the back of his head for 2 wks. What could it be?

My dad is 67 yrs old, and a heavy smoker. He's had a constant headache starting at his left temple to the back of his head for 2 wks. What could it be?

Headache?: Headache is not uncommon, we all get headache. However if his symptoms different from his usual headache, and or has not had physical exam for a while than
he needs to see his physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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About a week ago, I fell and hit the back left side of my head on a chair arm, and ever since then I've had a constant headache. What could it be?

Post-traumatic: Headaches can happen with any head injury, even mild ones. Typically these run their course; however, sometimes can linger. You may require short term treatment until symptoms improve. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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My head is still numb from fallinf over four weeks ago and I am having 24/7 constant painful headackes with photo phobia. My eye site in my left eye.

Neuropsychologist: Can give you an assessment of what might be going on cognitively unless. A neurologist hasn't examined you then start there. Take care ...Read more

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I have a bloodshot left eye with headache?

I have a bloodshot left eye with headache?

Get checked: Although a conjunctival hemorrhage is harmless the pairing of a headache with this complaint warrants a check up. Your blood pressure, vitals, neurological exam need to all be checked. Please go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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What to do if I got a terrible headache above my left eye?

What to do if I got a terrible headache above my left eye?

"Red flag": New onset headache is always a red flag. When evaluating a patient's headache, it is imperative that the clinician first identify and exclude a secondary headache based on history and clinical examination before proceeding to the diagnosis of the specific primary headache disorder.
Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Headache and rainbow prisms in vision. Makes it difficult to see out of left eye.?

Headache and rainbow prisms in vision. Makes it difficult to see out of left eye.?

Migraine: Most likely a visual migraine.
Treatment is only needed if the headache becomes severe and/or the frequency of the visual auras is high. ...Read more

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I have half headache with a bit pain in left eye. I am 18 years old. I have this for 1 year?

I have half headache with a bit pain in left eye. I am 18 years old. I have this for 1 year?

Migraine headaches: The headache that you describe can be from a variety of causes. Headaches in and over the eye are a variant of a cluster migraine. It is important to see a neurologist who is a headache specialist to determine the cause and get relief of this headache. Optic neuritis or a primary eye problem may be the cause of the symptoms as well and may require an evaluation with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have a swelling in the upper lid of my left eye and alongwiththat, I have a headache. What should I do?

I have a swelling in the upper lid of my left eye and alongwiththat, I have a headache. What should I do?

Infection: There are different types of eyelid infections. A common cause is known as a stye or chalazion. There are different types of these lesions with different treatments. Check your local area to see if an eye doctor could see you now so you do not suffer over the easter weekend. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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I had a headache for 3 days and sharp pain in my left eye the 3rd day. What could be causing these symptoms?

I had a headache for 3 days and sharp pain in my left eye the 3rd day. What could be causing these symptoms?

Migraine: These symptoms come along in migraine, glaucoma, brain tumor, eye nerve inflammation and others. Your should check with your doctor to determine the cause of this pain. ...Read more

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I get headaches that are always deep behind left eye. They normally last for 2 to 3 days. What may be the cause?

I get headaches that are always deep behind left eye. They normally last for 2 to 3 days. What may be the cause?

Possibilities: Sinus congestion tops the list
could also be glaucoma
pinched occipital nerve
vasculitis
so a medical and visual exam is needed. ...Read more

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This is the second day with a constant headache, my eyes are burning. When I walk it gets worse. What could it be?

This is the second day with a constant headache, my eyes are burning. When I walk it gets worse. What could it be?

Sounds like migraine: See your doctor, who can evaluate and treat this. If you find you have a fever and a stiff neck, do NOT delay. ...Read more

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I have a half circle bright light very colorful around my left eye and a slight headache on the left top of my head, what could this mean?

I have a half circle bright light very colorful around my left eye and a slight headache on the left top of my head, what could this mean?

Migraine: Sounds like you are experiencing a classic migraine. The colorful image, which generally shimmers and changes in size, is an aura. The headache follows the aura. Usually lasts up to 24 hrs, but generally much less. If this a brand new experience for you, you may want your primary care doctor know about this. If your vision has been affected, see an eye md. ...Read more

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I have headaches associated with pain from my left eye but when I close my left eye the headache and pain gradually goes away. What's causing it?

I have headaches associated with pain from my left eye but when I close my left eye the headache and pain gradually goes away. What's causing it?

Asthenopia?: You may have some eye strain cause by difference in the shape of your two eyes. If one is slightly shorter than the other you will have a difference in prescription which if untreated could cause strain in one eye. ...Read more