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Dull ache behind left eye?

Dull ache behind left eye?

Dull ache: There can be several causes for the source of your lain such as headache, sinus infection, glaucoma or an infection of the orbit. Best see an eye doctoa asap. ...Read more

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I have a dull ache behind left eye. It comes and goes. Sometimes both eyes start hurting.

I have a dull ache behind left eye. It comes and goes. Sometimes both eyes start hurting.

How long?: Ethmoid or sphenoidal sinus infection could be causing your symptoms, especially if they are new symptoms or you have allergies. Persistent symptoms can be chronic sinusitis or something more ominous involving pressure on the brain. You need an initial exam by your doc including an eye exam. ...Read more

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Dull ache pain behind eyes. Sometimes near temples...Possible causes?

Dull ache pain behind eyes. Sometimes near temples...Possible causes?

Decongestant: Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out. ...Read more

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Dull horrible ache In crown of head that comes and goes. Also a lot of headaches behind eye and sharp pains in head. What could this be? Go doctors?

Headaches: Should be evaluated by your physician can be an indication of serious conditions which include strokes and tumors----how ever the majority are simple conditions that related to the sinus system---top of head sphenoid sinus----around the eyes---ethmoid sinus --facial/back of the occiput maxillary sinus forehead frontal sinus eye---problems can also give headaches--glaucoma, infections, trauma -- ...Read more

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Dull Pain and pressure behind/above left eye that comes and goes where socket and eye meet. It is sore to the touch. My vision is fine. Causes?

Dull Pain and pressure behind/above left eye that comes and goes where socket and eye meet. It is sore to the touch. My vision is fine. Causes?

Eye pain: The sensation you are describing can come from sinusitis, migraines, even some lymphomas. If it is something that persists you need to see your doctor for a possible scan of the area to determine the cause. Feel better soon ...Read more

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Brain fog for the past couple of weeks coupled with dull ache behind both eyes. Stiff neck also. My Lexapro (escitalopram) dose loosing effectiveness? A migraine?

Brain fog for the past couple of weeks coupled with dull ache behind both eyes. Stiff neck also. My Lexapro (escitalopram) dose loosing effectiveness? A migraine?

Not a migraine: Could be a cervicogenic headache which is from neck muscles in spasm. You could try a massage of the area or a hot shower playing the spray over the neck area while stretching out the neck muscles. Moist heat or ice packs over the sore neck areas could actually make your head feel better. The brain fog could be a neurological issue. Good luck. ...Read more

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My eyes get sore if I do not push on them to release the pressure behind them it makes a squeaking noise when I do?

My eyes get sore if I do not push on them to release the pressure behind them it makes a squeaking noise when I do?

Interesting: Well this is a first for me, and therefore is have to guess a bit. You may feel better just by the forced closure and rubbing action delivered to your eye through the eyelids. The pressure may stimulate some tearing, real lease of oil and mucous secretions thereby making your eyes more comfortable. I advise doing something different. Use warm compress to closed eyes, artificial tears. Better 4 eye ...Read more

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Today I've been getting stabbing pain in my eyes and both stabbing pains and dull aches in my head. I'm worried it's something serious.

Today I've been getting stabbing pain in my eyes and both stabbing pains and dull aches in my head. I'm worried it's something serious.

Eye pain: Eye pains with headaches can be due to cluster headaches, which can occur for a few days at a time, often at night. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment to rule out dangerous causes. ...Read more

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I have had a beach ache mostly on the middle/ left side but sometimes right behind and above eye for about 2 weeks now increasing and decreasing?

I have had a beach ache mostly on the middle/ left side but sometimes right behind and above eye for about 2 weeks now increasing and decreasing?

Back pain: Assuming you are talking about back pain, middle and left, and you are talking about headache, or pain in the head above the eye and behind it.
they are two separate issues not related.
back pain, could be posture, spasm from bad lift, or kidney stone. Apply heat pad, take ibuprofen, and stretch your back, and hydrate well.
pain in the head could be sinus headache, or eye problem, have your eye examined. ...Read more

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Had headache behind eyes approx 7 hrs 4/10, big sudden surge of pain 8/10 and then headache basically 1/10 after. Cluster ache or should I seek help?

Had headache behind eyes approx 7 hrs 4/10, big sudden surge of pain 8/10 and then headache basically 1/10 after. Cluster ache or should I seek help?

Tension vs Migraine: I need more data but this might be a migraine. I would be suspect of a migraine if you have family history of migraines, headaches are cyclical, they last a 6-48 hours, you have nausea and vomiting. They get better if you are in a dark room without a lot of noise. Or this is just a simple tension headache which occurs maybe 1-2 times a month? Try Tylenol (acetaminophen) if not better or cyclical see doctor. ...Read more

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Periodic stabbing pain in right side of head when rightening from bending down lasts only a few seconds but leaves ache on right side and behind eye?

Positional headache: Headaches with a positional component it is always a red flag and need to be evaluated to exclude a lesion in the posterior fossa or a condition with low CSF pressure. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for further investigation and management. ...Read more

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Really bad head ache on the right side. Behind my eye and the side of my head. Feels like someone is stabbing my head. Just a headache?

Really bad head ache on the right side. Behind my eye and the side of my head. Feels like someone is stabbing my head. Just a headache?

Best to See MD: Headaches can cause different symptoms in different people. Be sure to see your MD to get a neurologic exam if headaches are new, wake you from sleep or only on 1 side. See Eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com "Headache Diet" for possible solutions to help. ...Read more

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I often get an ache or stabbing type pain behind my right eye but the ophthalmologist says there's nothing wrong. What could cause this?

I often get an ache or stabbing type pain behind my right eye but the ophthalmologist says there's nothing wrong. What could cause this?

Retro orbit pain: These are difficult to diagnose. In a normal ophthalmogic exam, pain behind the eye may be referred or from an orbital disease process. Sinusitis, neck pain, bruxism, ear pain, upper molar pain, and many others that are facial pain disorders that may arise from neurological conditions like migraine, tic doulereaux. A consult with a neurologist may be helpful if this problem is persisting. ...Read more

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I used to sleep 6 am in morn for 6 months. I sleep normal now but I feel head ache weak and my eye seems dull. I sleep now enough. Wat to do?

I used to sleep 6 am in morn for 6 months. I sleep normal now but I feel head ache weak and my eye seems dull. I sleep now enough. Wat to do?

Cannot diagnose: But would suggest you see your pcp and take with you a list of each and every symptom you can remember and the temporal sequence in which they occurred. You may be directed to see an ophthalmologist or neurologist or both to work this out. Good luck and hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Hi, sometimes I get from dull, achy aches around my forehead, eyes, bridge of the nose, back portion of the head and cheekbones. Why do I get these?

Hi, sometimes I get from dull, achy aches around my forehead, eyes, bridge of the nose, back portion of the head and cheekbones. Why do I get these?

Multiple sinus prob: This can be chronic sinus with flare up episodes. There are multiple sinuses. Get this evaluated by an ENT first. ...Read more

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Dull aching pain around right eye, right eye appears smaller and sunken in. Right eyelid is heavy.

Get seen: Your eye isn't really smaller but your eyelid is probably drooping. You should see an eye doc to find out why. ...Read more

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I took a nap and when I woke up I was seeing double, my equilibrium was off and I had a head ache behind my right eye.

I took a nap and when I woke up I was seeing double, my equilibrium was off and I had a head ache behind my right eye.

? third nerve palsy: While your presentation may be transient I would suggest that you go to the er immediately to receive the necessary attention to make sure it is not more serious. Please take care and seek help as soon as feasible. ...Read more

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I scratched the side of my eye. It's red. When I touch it, it gives off a dull ache as if I've been punched, for lack of a better description.?

I scratched the side of my eye. It's red. When I touch it, it gives off a dull ache as if I've been punched, for lack of a better description.?

Corneal laceration: If you're experiencing these symptoms after trauma to the eye, you may have experienced a corneal laceration. You should have this evaluated by an Ophthalmologist if you have not already. ...Read more

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I got a brain freeze a week ago. Worst one I've ever had. Now a week later I still have this weird dull ache in my right eye and temple, thoughts?

I got a brain freeze a week ago. Worst one I've ever had. Now a week later I still have this weird dull ache in my right eye and temple, thoughts?

Trigeminal cephalgia: You are suffering from the quite common type of headache known as an "ice cream headache" which comes about by literally overstimulating your 5th cranial nerve which richly innervates structures in your mouth such as your hard palate. When ice cream goes and stays there for awhile you get BRAIN FREEZE! It should get better over time. Write me with more questions @ www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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I had migraine over a week ago. Pain in my left eye has persisted. It is a mild ache behind the eye, no visible symptoms but hurts to look up/down?

I had migraine over a week ago. Pain in my left eye has persisted. It is a mild ache behind the eye, no visible symptoms but hurts to look up/down?

See an eye doc: You need to consult an ophthalmologist.
If you have pain with eye movement it could be inflammatory source. Migraine in the eye has more of visual symptom that only last 15-20 minutes. ...Read more

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Lose of balance. And sudden pain behind my right eye. No nausea or head ache.

Eye pain: There are several types of migraines and some can present with eye pain. There are also some eye disorders that can present this way. Best advice for this is to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can you do if your head is throbbing, your muscles are sore and it hurts behind the eyes?

Seek Medical Care: Generally a headache is responds to standard over the counter pain medications. If it is a true migraine (aura, severe pain with relief in a dark room) you may be a candidate for Botox (r). The sore muscles may be an indication of tension headaches and the pain behind the eyes, possible sinus disease. Neurologists are specialists in headaches. If you have frequent headaches, you see a md. ...Read more

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Woke up in the morning my face and eyes were very swollen, I felt dizzy, head felt full, eyes felt weird. Now a wk later, dull ache in temple and jaw?

Woke up in the morning my face and eyes were very swollen, I felt dizzy, head felt full, eyes felt weird. Now a wk later, dull ache in temple and jaw?

See doctor: It's time for you to check with your doctor since there are many potential causes for your problem which appears to be serious enough to warrant immediate medical attention. ...Read more