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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
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I have had migraine headaches for years. I take beta blockers.   for the last year the top of my head hurts whenever I bend over, sneeze or cough.  ?

Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
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I have had migraine headaches for years. I take beta blockers.   for the last year the top of my head hurts whenever I bend over, sneeze or cough.  ?

Assessment needed.: Several issues must be reviewed: 1, sleep problems? Even you might not realize that, 2. Any trigger points or painful points in neck as they give referral pain in head, 3. Is there any medication withdrawal or sudden stop? 4. Is scalp tender on top of head? See your doctor for assessment. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


Dr. Inaam Schneider
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I had a CT all was good but my headache its on the Right side of my head and face.. My right forehead and temple hurt when I cough.laugh.sneeze.yell?

Dr. Inaam Schneider
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I had a CT all was good but my headache its on the Right side of my head and face.. My right forehead and temple hurt when I cough.laugh.sneeze.yell?

Sinus headache : It sounds like you may have a sinus type headache . No wonder your CT of the head is negative . I believe a ct of the Osteomeatal unit - sinuses would be positive and could reveal some thickening in the sinuses or fluid levels . See an ENT . Most have this scanner in their offices . Take care . ...Read more

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Dr. Hushang Haghighat
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I have a headache in one spot on the top left side of my head triggered by bending my head,coughing and sneezing. ?

Dr. Hushang Haghighat
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I have a headache in one spot on the top left side of my head triggered by bending my head,coughing and sneezing. ?

CT: you should see your doctor for evaluation and possible CT of head to find the cause of problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
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Why do I have a headache 3 days in a row? Im not drinking sodas, my head does feel a little hot but not a lot , im not coughing or sneezing so why?

Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
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Why do I have a headache 3 days in a row? Im not drinking sodas, my head does feel a little hot but not a lot , im not coughing or sneezing so why?

Headache : You should see a doc , you might need an MRI of the brain if the headache is new or the character of the headache is new. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Loury
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Pressure inside head and coughing or sneezing is very painful but not a headache?

Dr. Mark Loury
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Pressure inside head and coughing or sneezing is very painful but not a headache?

Several causes: Pressure is either from transient blood pressure increases during the cough causing swelling of the sinus linings or temporary distension of the veins inside the skull which are very sensitive (cough headache). May also have sinus inflammation which can cause head discomfort that can worsen with cough. If the pressure persists after the cough has gone, see md. ...Read more

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Head pain when sneezing vertical diplopia left side headache?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Head pain when sneezing vertical diplopia left side headache?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Canlas
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I have intense neck and shoulder pain. Can't move my head, breathe, cough, or sneeze without severe pain?

Dr. Bernard Canlas
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I have intense neck and shoulder pain. Can't move my head, breathe, cough, or sneeze without severe pain?

Need to see you doc!: If your pain is this intense then go see a physician. Did your neck and shoulder pain start gradually, suddenly or was there a precipitating cause? There could be something going on your cervical spine. But it is still best to have your self evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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Could damaged neck/shoulder muscles cause a pain in the back of my head (one side) when I cough or sneeze? Really worried? Thank you

Dr. Robert Uyeda
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Could damaged neck/shoulder muscles cause a pain in the back of my head (one side) when I cough or sneeze? Really worried? Thank you

Yes, but it: would depend on extent and exact location of damage. Consult with your doctor if pain persists. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
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I have been lightheaded, weak and dizzy for about a week now. I get a pain in my head when i cough or sneeze. I can b standing up or sitting down?

Dr. Paul Grin
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I have been lightheaded, weak  and dizzy  for about a week now.  I get a pain in my head when i cough or sneeze.  I can b standing up or sitting down?

Cough headache: The benign cough headache or benign exertional headache is experienced as a sharp pain for a short duration upon exertion. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. It is uncommon type of headache. ...Read more

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