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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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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

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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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I occasionally get this head ache pain feeling in my eye socket that makes wanna close my eye and i don't know why should I be worried ?

I occasionally get this head ache pain feeling in my eye socket that makes wanna close my eye and i don't know why should I be worried ?

Best to see ur Dr.: Any eye pain should be examined by an eye doctor, as it needs to be examined if it's caused by the eye, the cornea of the eye, or if it's referred pain coming from another area outside of the eye area (like the atlas of the first cervical spine). ...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

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Is it normal for migraines to occur in exactly the same place each time they happen? Mine affect behind my right eye socket

Is it normal for migraines to occur in exactly the same place each time they happen? Mine affect behind my right eye socket

It is common: Ihs classification criteria for migraine: pain lasts from 4 to 72 hours (if untreated or unsuccessfully treated), unilateral location (could be the same location), pain has a pulsating quality, nausea-vomiting , sensitivity to light and sound. ...Read more

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I have noticed a hard bony lump near my hairline of my forehead. Im also getting eye socket pain, pain with eye movement & a dull headache.

I have noticed a hard bony lump near my hairline of my forehead. Im also getting eye socket pain, pain with eye movement & a dull headache.

See eye doctor ASAP: If you have pain with eye movement, headaches, I think you need to contact an eye doctor ASAP. The lump at the forehead may or may not be related and you should talk to your own doctor about this. ...Read more

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I recently had dental work & now am getting really bad headaches the pain will most times be in the my whole head like a migrain but accompanied by pain in my jaw socket area, in my throat about where my glands are, in my temples and eyes, and alll my bo

I recently had dental work &  now am getting really bad headaches the pain will most times be in the my whole head like a migrain but accompanied by pain in my jaw socket area, in my throat about where my glands are, in my temples and eyes, and alll my bo

What treatment?: Not enough information. The invasiveness of the procedure could tell us much more. If surgery it may be normal, if an infection was causative, it takes a while for antibiotics to work. If a filling or crown was placed and is hitting prematurely, it can throw off your bite and cause much discomfort locally and distant. Call your dentist and discuss. Good luck! ...Read more

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My eye socket hurts, right side iof face hurts also. What could this be?

My eye socket hurts, right side iof face hurts also. What could this be?

Facial pain: It could be your eye, but trigeminal neuralgia would be a thought. I agree with the earlier answer that you need to be examined. ...Read more

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Yesterday i got a very sharp pain around my eye socket. It stayed for few seconds.What must have been the cause?

Yesterday i got a very sharp pain around my eye socket. It stayed for few seconds.What must have been the cause?

Lightning pain: This is a common happenstance which ophthalmologists term "lightning pain". It does not indicate anything wrong, certainly feels like a needle poke, but in a few seconds ends and leads to no problems that anyone has ever experienced. Don't worry about it, and it might happen a few more times. ...Read more

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How would fractured eye socket surgery fix the break?

How would fractured eye socket surgery fix the break?

Eye socket Sx: Some specialists feel surgical repair is needed only if the patient has persistent double vision or the eye recedes into the socket. A comminuted fracture may need stabilization in order for the bone fragments to re-adhere. ...Read more

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Is surgery necessary for a fractured eye socket to heal?

Is surgery necessary for a fractured eye socket to heal?

Not necessarily...: If it is just a simple fracture and your eye is functioning normally, no surgery is needed. It will heal. If the fracture is severe i.e. Pushing your eyeball out/in and not moving eye well, or severe deformity etc...Then you need surgery etc...Otherwise, just observation and time...Maybe something for pain such as motrin/tylenol etc...Consult your doc... Good luck. ...Read more

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