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Had cardiac MRI today, but during the scanning I got sever headaches like there where electric shock in one side of head. I have a Reveal LinQ, normal?

Had cardiac MRI today, but during the scanning I got sever headaches like there where electric shock in one side of head. I have a Reveal LinQ, normal?

MRI - Device Present: Some heart pacemakers and other devices are now being engineered to be MRI safe. Most stents are safe after a 6 to 12 week wait for the vessel wall lining to cover them with a fresh layer of cells. The implanting MD can tell you if it is safe to have a MRI. In all cases ...Read more

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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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Ongoing dull headache upper left side of head sometimes accompanied by pain in left temple. Aspirin does not cure. No light sensitivity. Fainting, etc?

Ongoing dull headache upper left side of head sometimes accompanied by pain in left temple. Aspirin does not cure. No light sensitivity. Fainting, etc?

Need headache diary: Whenever someone has a one sided headache one can think about migraines. Whenever anybody talks about constant dull pain one can think about tension type headaches especially without light sensitivity and other vegetative features. So it seems like you have a little bit of this and a little bit of that. You could use a headache specialist--- and should fill out a headache diary to get analyzed. ...Read more

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6months ago I felt dull pain in left side of head with headache for 5days I see neurologist and said there is nothing serious Now I feel the same?

6months ago I felt dull pain in left side of head with headache for 5days I see neurologist and said there is nothing serious Now I feel the same?

Headache: I don't know the cause of your headache but it could be stress related or anxiety related but if you've been checked out by a neurologist I would try and relax and let it take it's course and it should eventually disappear ...Read more

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Constant headaches (dull, pressure like, stabbing) on right side of head (started with the eye but has expanded) for months. Also left side body weake?

Constant headaches (dull, pressure like, stabbing) on right side of head (started with the eye but has expanded) for months. Also left side body weake?

See a specialist: Cluster headache is the most painful of all the primary headache disorders. Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for diagnosis evaluation and preventative treatment. ...Read more

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I've had a constant daily headache on left side of head for past 10 yrs. 34yo f. Migraines for 22y. Tried every med/procd possbl. Have no life. Help?

I've had a constant daily headache on left side of head for past 10 yrs. 34yo f. Migraines for 22y. Tried every med/procd possbl. Have no life. Help?

Few things: First, be sure you are not overusing pain meds. His causes analgesic rebound. Next, be sure you have given prophylactic meds a chance, which it sounds like you have. If you know it is migraine for sure, you can try riboflavin 400mg per day. If headache is always on same side and accompanied by eye redness, nasal congestion or droopy eyelid try Indomethacin you may have hemicrania continua. ...Read more

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Cannot get rid of headache on left side of head?

Cannot get rid of headache on left side of head?

Headache: If you have tried all over the counterpain medications, you might consider a magnesium supplement, then see your doctor. You might need a daily medication like topamax (topiramate) or Propranolol to keep the headaches away. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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12yr old daughter complaining of popping in head followed by intense headache on left side of head. Happened 3x this week but never before. Ideas?

12yr old daughter complaining of popping in head followed by intense headache on left side of head. Happened 3x this week but never before. Ideas?

Headache: Intense headache has to be evaluated. Headache has many causes, she need to be checked by her doctor & if persistent a neuro consult is recommended. She can try tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for now but please see her doctor. I hope she feel better soon. ...Read more

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Headache on left side of head in back, tender to touch. Is it common with viral infections and or toothaches?

Headache on left side of head in back, tender to touch. Is it common with viral infections and or toothaches?

Viral: It could be from grinding your teeth, and yes, could happen from a viral infection as well.
As long as you don't have any visual changes and able to move all your facial muscles normally, you are okay. ...Read more

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Causes of headache on left side of head above the ear and it hurts to touch my head in that area. No trauma, neck pain, or shoulder pain...

Causes of headache on left side of head above the ear and it hurts to touch my head in that area. No trauma, neck pain, or shoulder pain...

See dentist: You may have a jaw problem from grinding or clenching your teeth especially when sleeping. Suggest you get your jaws checked. If nothing there, then perhaps a MRI may be in order if the problem has been present for more than a few weeks or is getting worse. ...Read more

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Went to bed with headache on left side of head, felt it deep behind my eye. Felt pressure around eye but no change in vision. Tenderness in left face.

Went to bed with headache on left side of head, felt it deep behind my eye. Felt pressure around eye but no change in vision. Tenderness in left face.

Headache: While your headache could be just a migraine headache- however due to the fact that you also have glaucoma- you definitely should go to see your doctor and get yourself checked. sinus problem is also something that should be considered. Go to see your MD. ...Read more

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What causes headache in left side of head?

What causes headache in left side of head?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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What causes headaches in left side of head?

What causes headaches in left side of head?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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What's risk of headaches on left side of head?

What's risk of headaches on left side of head?

Unclear: Headache is a symptom, may have important causes in about 10% or may be due to tension headache or migraine if persistent see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Headaches frequently, sometimes either on right or left side of head. What should I do?

Headaches frequently, sometimes either on right or left side of head. What should I do?

Persisting headache: Most headaches easily go away with some rest or otc analgesics. Headaches which dont, or which persist and are very frequent warrant evaluation by your primary care doctor or a neurologist. Depending on the nature of the headache there should be a way to manage it. Sometimes a clinical and health psychologist can help monitor triggers and assist with muscle relaxation and other techniques. ...Read more

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I am suffering from a daily headache in left side of head and feeling of something pressed inside, please help?

NDPH: New daily persistent headache. These headaches are characterized by a relatively abrupt onset of headache (within 3 days) that does not remit and is persistent. It has been suggested that this headache may be related to immune changes possibly related to the epstein-barr or similar virus but this hypothesis needs further investigation. Fortunately, these headaches are mostly self-limiting. ...Read more

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35y white female. Softball size knot on left side of head just showed up. Extremely swore but no headache. Should I be concerned?

35y white female. Softball size knot on left side of head just showed up. Extremely swore but no headache. Should I be concerned?

Please seek help: It is difficult to comment without having look at this swelling. If you haven't injured yourself, this swelling could mean an abscess or a cyst. Please visit your GP for an examination and further investigation as it is abnormal to have such large knots appearing suddenly. ...Read more

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For the past 3-4 days am having headache to the left side of head it is not that severe but I have pain. And the pain is not constant also. Pls help me?

Left sided headache: Try taking some Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) for the headache. If you are having colored drainage or discharge from the nose, then you may need antibiotics. A few squirts of afrin in the left may help with the headache. Do not use it more than three days in a row. Try irrigating the nose on the left with saline (one tsp salt to one quart of water). Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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What causes headaches on the left side of head even though you are fully hydrated?

What causes headaches on the left side of head even though you are fully hydrated?

? muscle?: Put your fingers over the area where you feel the headache and then open and close. If it feels like the muscle, then look into why the muscle is cramping, which may be the bite, joints and muscle (tmj). The first thing to do though is check with your md to be sure there is no underlying medical problem. ...Read more

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Pain in a region in left temporal of head when I press on it And headache in the left side of head?

Can you see a neurol: Temporal arteritis is usually a problem for older people. If possible, you should be seen by a neurologist. ...Read more

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33 healthy f not headache but head pain intermittently on left side of head come and goes and only lasts seconds what is it? 3 weeks now

Primary stabbing HA?: It could be primary stabbing headache; really more history is needed for the quality of the pain and triggering factors. Having a normal neurological examination is important. ...Read more

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I just had a sharp pain on my left side of head, it was brief, lasted a second, I have no headache, I have a bit of the sniffles, what's up? Serious?

Neuralgia: Such a sharp, shooting, fleeting pain is characteristic of neuralgia which comes from a superficial nerve in the scalp and not the brain itself. This is not a serious problem and may or may not recur. See your physician if you have steady pain or frequent headaches. ...Read more

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Sudden earache and headache left side of head shortly after working out. Persisting for many hours. Should I be concerned?

Sudden earache and headache left side of head shortly after working out. Persisting for many hours. Should I be concerned?

Middle ear problem?: You may have congestion of the inner ear. You could try clearing your sinuses with saline stay or a medicated nose spray. If it doesn't get better within a few hours it would be a good idea to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Headaches on the left side of head make me vomit. Migraine?

Headaches on the left side of head make me vomit. Migraine?

It could be: Migraines are caused bu neurotransmitter imbalance. If the pain is a migraine, it can be eliminated by balancing the neurotransmiters and he diagnosis is then clear.

If the balancing does no bet the headache better, it is not a migriane.

Visit www. Neurosciencemyths. Com to read about this and to contact thru the web site for help. ...Read more

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Can a hard sneeze cause a headache on the left side of head?

Can a hard sneeze cause a headache on the left side of head?

Yes, but...: If it persists more than 24 hours or is a very severe headache, see a physician. ...Read more

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Headache when standing up from bending position, very brief in one spot left side of head, terrfied of aneurism or tumour?

Headache when standing up from bending position, very brief in one spot left side of head, terrfied of aneurism or tumour?

Take a deep breath: I can tell you not to worry about it, but I know that will not work. These symptoms do not seem consistent with either of the diagnoses you fear. Regardless, make an appointment to see your physician.

It may be something simple like dehydration (it has been getting hotter in Chatham, no?). Your doctor is the best person to discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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Hi, I am ramya. I am 24 years old. I have severe headache and left side of head is stabbing. My neck, shoulders pain as well.

Hi, I am ramya. I am 24 years old. I have severe headache and left side of head is stabbing. My neck, shoulders pain as well.

Cause of headache: The best way to tackle a headache is to figure out what's causing it in the first place - is it a migraine, from not eating breakfast this am, from skipping a dose of a medicine, from not getting enough sleep? There can be many reasons, and you can get the associated shoulder/neck pain. Make sure you check it out with your doctor and get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more