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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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I have had a splitting frontal lobe headache for the past 3 days straight?

I have had a splitting frontal lobe headache for the past 3 days straight?

See neurologist: Sounds most likely a migraine, which can be treated. Other causes should be excluded. ...Read more

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I've had a splitting frontal lobe headache for the past 3 days straight. What should I do?

See your doctor : Unless you have a history of headaches and this is a "typical' headache you should be evaluated. There are many reasons you may have a headache and most are not serious, however your provider can help decide it additional evaluation or intervention may be necessary. If you have a fever and vomiting, dizziness or any other neurologic signs you should be seen now. ...Read more

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Loss of appetite frontal lobe headaches and nausea.

Loss of appetite frontal lobe headaches and nausea.

I do not: Think you can determine if headaches are "frontal lobe" in nature. If you mean headaches in the front of your head the most common cause is sinusitis! The loss of appetite/nausea are probably UNRELATED!
In any case at age 25 these are most likely NOT serious complaints...seek the advice of your PCP (primary Care Provider) and BTW get your eyes checked as well!

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10 yr old boy has daily intermittent frontal lobe headaches at night and sometimes day. Eyes 100%. Had bowel impactions. Now resolved. Panado helps.

10 yr old boy has daily intermittent frontal lobe headaches at night and sometimes day. Eyes 100%. Had bowel impactions. Now resolved. Panado helps.

Needs to be seen: 10 year old boys don' t have daily headaches unless something is going on. Please take him to a clinic. ...Read more

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Been suffering from frontal and temporal lobe headaches for the last 3 weeks, almost in constant pain. Been for physio which helps intermittently.?

Been suffering from frontal and temporal lobe headaches for the last 3 weeks, almost in constant pain. Been for physio which helps intermittently.?

Imaging Tests, Labs?: A painful headache for 3 weeks needs to have a CT Scan done to rule out brain pathology. Have you had this done? Other problems such as neck arthritis can cause a headache. There is a reason for the pain Has the doctor given you any oral medication to help with the headache?
A specialist in this area called a neurologist may be helpful. Primary care doctors in the US treat headaches as well ...Read more

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Why do I have this strange headache? I have never had one like this. It's in the right upper frontal lobe area. It comes and goes on and off for 2 day

Why do I have this strange headache? I have never had one like this. It's in the right upper frontal lobe area. It comes and goes on and off for 2 day

Get seen ASAP.: Patients with new or 'strange' headaches worry doctors. A mild headache that response to over the counter medication such as tylenol (acetaminophen) is generally not an emergency, but you should see your doctor in the next few weeks since it is new. Headaches that get worse or become severe could be an emergency and you should have someone bring you to an emergency room right away or call 911. ...Read more

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Calcification on frontal lobe in 12yr old male complaining of headaches. Is this normal?

Calcification on frontal lobe in 12yr old male complaining of headaches.  Is this normal?

No: The calcifications may be the result of an old injury or infection. The radiologist may be able to give you an explanation. It is unlikely if the calcifications have been there since birth that they are related to his headaches.
Continue to sort though it. ...Read more

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My wife is an epileptic, and she's had a severe headache in the frontal lobe for the last 3 days. June 28th during labor she had 5 Grand Mall. Help?

My wife is an epileptic, and she's had a severe headache in the frontal lobe for the last 3 days. June 28th during labor she had 5 Grand Mall. Help?

Call doc or go to ER: Whenever headache is worse than normal, or lasts longer than similar headaches, or happens more often, then a person must get seen right away. See take her to an ER. Or you may call her neurologist and discuss this first, if he/she is available. New types of headaches can have very serious causes, and evaluation will determine if something must be done STAT to prevent harm. ...Read more

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Does it matter what side of the brain the headache comes from? Bc I have had 2 frontal lobe brain resect in 1993 -95 6 monthes ago a sev concussion

Does it matter what side of the brain the headache comes from? Bc I have had 2 frontal lobe brain resect in 1993 -95 6 monthes ago a sev concussion

Not a critical issue: Not unique for some post-traumatic headaches to occur exactly at site of injury, but in other cases, may be bilateral like tension events, or unilateral like migraine events, which could fluctuate side to side. Headaches do not always react logically, and location can be very false localizing. ...Read more

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About 3x5cm arachnoid cyst, right frontal lobe, no changes for 6 years. Can it cause symtoms now like, headaches, forgeting, musical hallucinations?

About 3x5cm arachnoid cyst, right frontal lobe, no changes for 6 years. Can it cause symtoms now like, headaches, forgeting, musical hallucinations?

See your neurologist: It's best to see your neurologist for an evaluation. Any on-line answer will be superficial. Musical hallucinations and forgetfulness should be evaluated directly by a physician. If the headaches are causing visual problems please go to an emergency room. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm frequently suffering from headache. From the r frontal lobe all the way to the r side of my nape. I almost couldn't open my r eye.?

Get checked: Any severe one sided headache should get evaluated right away. Especially if it is affecting your vision. There are certain concerning conditions that need to get ruled out. Get checked out asap. ...Read more

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32 y/o fem. Had negative MRI last yr w/2 mm frontal lobe lesion. Now having dull, VERY brief headaches, nausea,&dizziness. Should I have follow up MRI?

32 y/o fem. Had negative MRI last yr w/2 mm frontal lobe lesion. Now having dull, VERY brief headaches, nausea,&dizziness. Should I have follow up MRI?

I would say no: A 2mm frontal lesion is probably incidental. I would not expect it to cause brief headaches and dizziness. If you have a follow up MRI, it would be to see if there was any change to this incidental lesion. That is not likely. ...Read more

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I have an 8 mm calcification on the right frontal lobe of my brain. Can that cause issues with word finding, brainfog and give intermittent headaches?

I have an 8 mm calcification on the right frontal lobe of my brain. Can that cause issues with word finding, brainfog and give intermittent headaches?

Possible, not likely: Calcifications in and around the brain can come from many causes -- knowing more about the history of your calcification would be helpful at answering your question. Most would not cause headaches, and would be unlikely to cause "brain fog" or word finding troubles unless it is causing seizures. Medications are probably the most common cause of the symptoms you mention. ...Read more

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Hit my head a little on the top left frontal lobe, is that bad no headache no blurred vision?

Hit my head a little on the top left frontal lobe, is that bad no headache no blurred vision?

No symptoms: If you have no symptoms, such as headache, dizziness, loss of consciousness, nausea, etc., the injury may not be that bad. Other important factors are what hit your head, how hard, and how long ago this happened. ...Read more

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I have a small vascular malformation in my right frontal lobe which bled mildly in 2007. Since then, it has grown only slightly from 3mm to 4mm (last MRI was in Oct 2014.) However, I have had a nearly 6 weeklong headache localized in my right forehead that

I have a small vascular malformation in my right frontal lobe which bled mildly in 2007. Since then, it has grown only slightly from 3mm to 4mm (last MRI was in Oct 2014.) However, I have had a nearly 6 weeklong headache localized in my right forehead that

Check EEG: Right frontal AVMs can produce peduncular hallucinations due to seizures that may worsen with Geodon (ziprasidone) (which lowers the seizure threshold) Methylphenidate also lowers the seizure threshold. (as does ECT) Paranoia may respond to seizure meds if due to sub clinical seizures. (Interictal seizure activity may be difficult to see on the EEG if the frontal lobe lesion is near the under surface. ...Read more

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Help docs? Why is it when running in the cold my lungs hurt and I feel congested & a headache in frontal lobes?

Help docs? Why is it when running in the cold my lungs hurt and I feel congested & a headache in frontal lobes?

Problem with cold?: Sounds like you have poor tolerance for cold weather, usually exaggerated by exercise. You may also have what is called "exercise induced asthma" A more detailed history and examination is needed to make the right diagnosis. Treatment could be as simple as using an inhaler before running. Try not to postpone it too far off. ...Read more

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For what reason is it when running in the cold my lungs hurt and I feel congested & a headache in frontal lobes?

For what reason is it when running in the cold my lungs hurt and I feel congested & a headache in frontal lobes?

Exercise asthma?: There is a condition called exercise induced asthma. It affects people only when they exercise. It is not uncommon in high level athletes (especially those in winter sports). Though this may not be your problem, I would recommend you get checked by a physician to rule this out. Good Luck ...Read more

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One of the symptoms of brain eating amoeba is headache. Are these headaches more painful than normal and do the strictly occur on the frontal lobe?

One of the symptoms of brain eating amoeba is headache. Are these headaches more painful than normal and do the strictly occur on the frontal lobe?

Suspect it would be: An AWFUL headache. N. fowleri infection causes primary amebic meningoencephalitis which destroys brain tissue. Sx's usually begin within 2 to 15 days of exposure & may include sudden fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, nausea / vomiting, light sensitivity, feeling tired, confusion, loss of balance, hallucinations, seizures & death. ...Read more

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What is frontal lobe angioma?

What is frontal lobe angioma?

Normal variant: A brain angioma is also known as a developmental venous anomaly. This is a normal variant in which a vein persists from fetal development. These do not cause symptoms. These are typically found incidentally on brain mri. ...Read more

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What is frontal-lobe syndrome?

Deterioration in behaviour and personality in a previously normal individual.: Frontal lobe syndrome (FLS) reflects damage to the prefrontal regions of the frontal lobe. It is characterised by deterioration in behaviour and personality in a previously normal individual.

Common Etiology:
Head injury, Stroke, Infection, Neoplasm, Degenerative Disorders. ...Read more

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What does the right frontal lobe control?

Right Frontal Lobe: For a great summary see: http://www.neuroskills.com/brain-injury/frontal-lobes.php. In short — right frontal lobe is involved in non-verbal capabilities. ...Read more

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How is the frontal lobe of the cerebrum related?

How is the frontal lobe of the cerebrum related?

Frontal lobe fxn: Not sure what you're asking, but the frontal lobe of the brain (cerebrum) largely controls behavior, executive functions such as planning, language and motor function. ...Read more

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What would a white spot on the frontal lobe mean?

Very non-specific: I presume you are referring to white spot seen on an MRI brain scan. It is always important to review the scan results with your doctor who originally ordered the scan to discuss the clinical significance or often times insignificance of the radiologic finding. In general, if someone has risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, or high cholesterol, not controlled, then MRI can show white spots. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of a frontal lobe tumor?

Personality changes: The frontal lobe is known to give us our personality traits. In the case of a tumor any disruption in this area of the brain changes in the person's behavior and personality may be seen. However, this largely depends on the size and specific area and also the resulting destruction of the brain by that tumor. ...Read more

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What do I do if possible damage to left frontal lobe?

Depends...: Difficult to answer without more information, but if there is damage to the frontal lobe, this usually cannot be repaired, and therapy is performed to maximize function. Please rephrase if you need additional information. ...Read more

Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more