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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 headache from few months in half head on left side. 24 yr old female?

I have headache from few months in half head on left side. 24 yr old female?

Localized headache: Headaches located on one side can be migraines, cluster headaches or things more ominous. I would suggest starting a headache diary and making an appt to see your doc right away to figure this headache out and get it under control. You need to figure out what kind of headache it is and then treat the cause. Http://www. Headaches. Org/for_professionals/headache_diary. ...Read more

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Localized headache on left side?

Localized headache on left side?

See a neurologist: Most HAs are due to some toxin, pathogen, allergen present in one or more of the cranial joints (TM joints, occiput, frontal sinus at the sphenoid junction). Clenching/grinding can precipitate temporalis muscle pain. ...Read more

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I am having a headache on left side only coming and going?

I am having a headache on left side only coming and going?

Many reasons: Many things can cause this. If worst HA of your life, associated with neck pain, vision changes, balance problems, focal weakness arm/leg, trouble speaking or skin rash need to be seen ASAP. If none of these can try headache formulation OTC pain reliever if no contraindication to taking it. If HA continues for 2-3 days or more please see doctor. Hope this helps and you feel better soon. Dr. R ...Read more

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What should I do for recurring headache on upper left side?

What should I do for recurring headache on upper left side?

See a neurologist: Recurrent unilateral headaches are typically migraines. They can be successfully controlled most of the time. ...Read more

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Does it matter whether your headache is on right or left side?

Not usually: People with migraine headaches usually have them on one side or the other at first, but it makes little difference what side of the head hurts. ...Read more

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Long lasting headache switching from left to right side. What is this?

Long lasting headache switching from left to right side. What is this?

Muscle strain: Try getting a memory foam pillow to support your head. You may end up needing therapy if it does not fix itself on its own. Try moist heat for 15 minuts at a time to loosen them um and massage too. ...Read more

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I have a headache only on the left side it stops and then it comes back. What can this be?

I have a headache only on the left side it stops and then it comes back. What can this be?

Possible migraine: I suggest a complete physical and neurological examination: very suspicious for migraine. ...Read more

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Hi I'm having a headache (lower left side) for three days and nights as well. The pain wakes me up in the muddle of the night. What could that be?

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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I have headache at one point since 3 days on left side when I touch it, it gain pain too much, if I didn't touch there is no pain, what should I do?

I have headache at one point since 3 days on left side when I touch it, it gain pain too much, if I didn't touch there is no pain, what should I do?

Maybe migraine: During or following a migraine headache, skin sensitivity termed allodynia can occur. Best approach to handle this is to see your physician, treat current symptoms but focus on future headache prevention. ...Read more

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Worried, for years, since starting perimen, have headaches, few bad ones weeks back, sometimes a lot, sometimes not for a month, mostly left side, serious?

Worried, for years, since starting perimen, have headaches, few bad ones weeks back, sometimes a lot, sometimes not for a month, mostly left side, serious?

Headaches: Yes - serious.
Please bring it to your doctor's attention - he/she will take your medical history, examine you, and then decide how best to treat you.
Most good doctors really take care of their patients.

Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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I've been getting headaches on my left side one day and then it will go away and then it will be on my right side. But ive never had headaches like it?

Headaches: It is difficult to determine the type of headaches that you have based on the information provided. Because this is a new type of headache for you it is important see a neurologist or your family doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm male, 26 yrs. For past 4 days I have been getting headache concentrated to left side. When I bend down the pain gets worse. What could be the cause?

I'm male, 26 yrs. For past 4 days I have been getting headache concentrated to left side. When I bend down the pain gets worse. What could be the cause?

Headaches: Left sided headaches that change with bending or stooping are difficult to define without further clinical information and an examination. Most often they are due to a neck strain and muscle spasm. Because the headaches have been ongoing for four days the best course of action is to see a neurologist/neurosurgeon who can define the type of headache and prescribe a treatment to eliminate them. ...Read more

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My husband has a very intense headache on the back of his head on the left side he's had it for 3 days now what could it be? Should we worry?

My husband has a very intense headache on the back of his head on the left side he's had it for 3 days now what could it be? Should we worry?

I: I am assuming by intense headache you mean his pain is about an 8 or higher out of ten. Regardless an unrelenting headache that has been present for 3 days needs to be investigated. He could be dealing with a tension or migraine headache, extremely high blood pressure, or even a bleed in his brain. I don't mean to scare you but serious things can and do happen. If he has not seen a doctor as of yet he should do so immediately.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Jabbing headaches on top left side of the head?

Jabbing headaches on top left side of the head?

Mustbe examined: Requires an examination, testing, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Can be any number of issues from migraine to to neurological exam. If it only lasts a few seconds it may be related to scalp muscle spasm, ...Read more

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Having headaches on the low left side of my head?

Where exactly: Many causes, it may be an ear infection, temporal arteritis, tumor, hypertension, muscular. Many things can cause headaches. Headaches may be benign but it worries me a lot, until I find the cause and treatment. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I've had a headache on the left side of my head?

Unilateral headache: Headaches can have many causes, when unilateral they might be a migraine or other vascular primary headache but referred pain from dental, sinus, neck, eye, or jaw pain among many other areas could be causing. Request evaluation to get at the cause to identify best treatment options. ...Read more

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Headaches on the left side of the head every month. What to do?

Headaches on the left side of the head every month. What to do?

Get examined: Headaches which always on the same side (right or left does not matter) raises suspicion for structural brain disease such as tumor, vascular malformation etc. Regardless of headache frequency, if 100% are on the same side, you need a brain scan even if you have a normal neurologic examination. ...Read more

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What could be causing this headache on the left side of the head?

TMJ/Muscle Problems: You may also have a TMJ or muscle dysfunction problem that is getting worse. There are times that a bionator (one type of function orthopedic appliance) may be of great help especially when using for sleeping as well as when you can during the day. This tends to retrain and heal the muscles to help them function normally. Find a dentist that is familiar with TMJ & use of a bionator. ...Read more

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Why are my headaches on the left side of my head and not the right?

Why are my headaches on the left side of my head and not the right?

MIGRAINE: Migraine in adults tends to be on one side right or left in localization, in some patients the headache is always localized in one side, it does not matter right or left.
In your case it is on the left and mostly it will stay like that. ...Read more

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I have headache so many times but only in my left side of the head. Why?

Get it evaluated: There are several possible causes but unilateral headaches need to be evaluated. See your doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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What causes you to have a headache everday on the left side of your head?

What causes you to have a headache everday on the left side of your head?

Many things: For an 18 y/o, that could be many things such as stress, tension headaches, poor diet, excess caffeine or sugar, alcohol, etc. I would suggest eating healthy (limit snacks except fruits), soda or alcohol (more water), and exercise daily to start off with. ...Read more

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When ever I suffer a headache it is always on my left side of my head only, why is this?

When ever I suffer a headache it is always on my left side of my head only, why is this?

Unilateral headache: Migraine is often unilateral. Sometimes there is something irritating a pain sensitive structure like a sinus problem, TMJ, glaucoma, a bad tooth or vasculitis (to name a few) yo might want to have a careful exam done to exclude something amiss on the left side. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for 4 days and it's on the lower left side of my head, what's wrong?

I've had a headache for 4 days and it's on the lower left side of my head, what's wrong?

Hard to say: In the abscence of any neurological symptoms such as weakness, numbness, speech problems, it is hard to say that there is a mass lesion in the brain such as a tumor. However, if the headaches do not improve, you should check with your doctor. He may want to do some imaging study such as an MRI scan. ...Read more