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What could be causing a headache on the left side around my eye socket?

What could be causing a headache on the left side around my eye socket?

Cluster headache : These symptoms, especially if pain is severe, may be related to condition called cluster headache. ...Read more

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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What to do if I have a headache on the left side around my eye socket and i wanted to know what causes it?

What to do if I have a headache on the left side around my eye socket and i wanted to know what causes it?

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 occasionally get headaches a few times a month, it's almost always on the left side especially around the front and eye socket area. Causes?

I occasionally get headaches a few times a month, it's almost always on the left side especially around the front and eye socket area. Causes?

Consultation advised: Tension headaches and migraine are the most common,BUT not the only, causes for headache(HA) .How long do the HA's last? When did they first start?Are you having any migraine symptoms with them? The following websites discuss the types of HA's. After reviewing consult your physician if concerned or have an online consultation here at Health Tap. http://bit.ly/1sAz8on http://bit.ly/1IEJpp4 ...Read more

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I get a headache that is generally on my left side of my head and face mostly around my nose and eye socket area is this my sinus? How do I stop it?

I get a headache that is generally on my left side of my head and face mostly around my nose and eye socket area is this my sinus? How do I stop it?

Headaches: Could be sinusitis, trigeminal neuralgia, migraine or cluster headaches. Less likely to be other serious conditions although proper diagnostic testing may be required. Check with your physician for accurate diagnosis and treatment as treatment will vary with diagnosis. ...Read more

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Headache starts from the eye socket and spreads around till the back of head. Its not throbjing but very dull and make nauseatic with brainfog. Help.

Headache starts from the eye socket and spreads around till the back of head. Its not throbjing but very dull and make nauseatic with brainfog. Help.

New headache: Headaches can be a concerning symptom and can have many causes. Some are deserving of emergent treatment. Warning signs are chronic headaches that suddenly change in quality or intensity, multiple headaches a week, new onset headaches that affect one's ability to function, associated vomiting, associated dizziness/double vision/neck ache/fever/weakness, or the need to take daily pain medication. ...Read more

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Sometimes, 1 eye makes it Painful to look sideways. STABBING pain deep in eye socket, sinus area. Eye gets RED. Sometimes with headache. What is this?

Sometimes, 1 eye makes it Painful to look sideways. STABBING pain deep in eye socket, sinus area. Eye gets RED. Sometimes with headache.  What is this?

Cluster headache?: Ice-pick pain? Best to see an ophthalmologist to be sure since other things like infection and glaucoma can also cause pain and a red eye. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000786.htm ...Read more

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My left eye socket near my eyebrow is in pain causing head ache?

My left eye socket near my eyebrow is in pain causing head ache?

Ophthomologist: There are some benign causes for your symptoms, but there are also some concerning causes. The more acute this is, the more it needs to be evaluated. Ed if visual disturbance and or pain with light and/or high fever are more concerning. Ed or ophthamologist are appropriate. ...Read more

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I've been having these headaches where the pain is behind my right eye and it feels like my eyeballs going to pop out of the socket what is goin on?

I've been having these headaches where the pain is behind my right eye and it feels like my eyeballs going to pop out of the socket what is goin on?

Several ideas: If the headaches have been going on for a week or two then might be caused by a viral infection or bacterial sinusitis. If they have been present for a longer period of time then more likely to be something like a migraine-type headache. Would recommend that you see your doctor for a full evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more