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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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Why am I waking up with headache every morning, usually on one side, back of head & also sharp pain behind left eye. I've woke up really dizzy to.?

Why am I waking up with headache every morning, usually on one side, back of head & also sharp pain behind left eye. I've woke up really dizzy to.?

Awakening Headache: Cluster, migraine may produce a headache that is present upon awakening. It is important that the doctor first identify and exclude a secondary headache and determine the proper diagnosis. See headache or orofacial pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I get a headache behind left eye when sleeping on left side. When I get up headache goes away in about 1/2 hour. Then I can go back to sleep?

I get a headache behind left eye when sleeping on left side. When I get up headache goes away in about 1/2 hour. Then I can go back to sleep?

Could be your neck: Positional headaches such as you describe likely are neck related. Pain generators in posterior neck often refer symptoms to behind one or other eye. ...Read more

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Used to have severe headache behind left eye... Sometimes got relief by having hot water bath...But its a workaround not a solution...Any solution?

Used to have severe headache behind left eye... Sometimes got relief by having hot water bath...But its a workaround not a solution...Any solution?

Migraine: You may have migraines or a different headache disorder. You should visit a neurologist and have them evaluate you to see if it is migrainous in nature, and to exclude any potentially-serious disorders. ...Read more

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Last month have had constant mild pain/headache behind left eye. Also have been feeling extra tired, brain fog, etc (these symptoms have been longer)?

Last month have had constant mild pain/headache behind left eye. Also have been feeling extra tired, brain fog, etc (these symptoms have been longer)?

See eye doctor: If you have had this for a month, it is time to see an eye doctor. At the least you need to rule out glaucoma. Once this issue has been settled, you will have to check with your personal doctor to find out the reasons for you neurologic symptoms. Untreated glaucoma can lead to vision loss or even blindness which can come on suddenly. ...Read more

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Severe headache on left side near temple and behind left eye?

Severe headache on left side near temple and behind left eye?

Headache: May be migraine, may be something more serious. If these are new problems and have never occurred before, then you need to be evaluated to ensure that something more dangerous than just a migraine is the case. ...Read more

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I get headaches that are always deep behind left eye. They normally last for 2 to 3 days. What may be the cause?

I get headaches that are always deep behind left eye. They normally last for 2 to 3 days. What may be the cause?

Possibilities: Sinus congestion tops the list
could also be glaucoma
pinched occipital nerve
vasculitis
so a medical and visual exam is needed. ...Read more

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Severe headache especially behind left eye for 7 days. Had sweats, cold chills and vomiting for 4 days. Family doctor put me on cephalexin 2000 mg.

Severe headache especially behind left eye for 7 days. Had sweats, cold chills and vomiting for 4 days. Family doctor put me on cephalexin 2000 mg.

Eye pain: The best way to start the evaluation would be to see an ophthalmologist for a complete eye examination to see if an explanation can be found for your symptoms or to decide what he next step should be. The initial impression of your family doctor suggests a sinusitis and the use of the antibiotic. If this does not resolve the issue then I would suggest following through with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Headache above/behind left eye, and neck pain on left side of base of skull/upperneck for almost 2 months. Ct scan norm. Ana +, scl-70 +.

Headache above/behind left eye, and neck pain on left side of base of skull/upperneck for almost 2 months. Ct scan norm. Ana +, scl-70 +.

Obtain brain &cspine: Consider obtaining a brain and cervical spine MRI to evaluate for possible cause coming from the spine or the back of the head. All migraines deserve one Brain MRI and an evaluation of triggers for the Migraines by a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have cold & I keep getting sinus headaches on only my left eye but my right ear is only clogged, why is that?

I have cold & I keep getting sinus headaches on only my left eye but my right ear is only clogged, why is that?

Unclear: A cold will cause swellilng of the lymphoid tissue and you can get sinus type headaches in any area which there is sinus involvement, If you have an infection in this sinus which is not unusual, then it will hurt there.
The ear plugged has to do with swelling in the eustachian. It will go away when the cold does. Do not blow your nose hard or it will get worse. ...Read more

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I have headache bk left of head and get pressure behind left eye sum times blood shot what could it be I've had it for 2 months?

I have headache bk left of head and get pressure behind left eye sum times blood shot what could it be I've had it for 2 months?

Sinuses: Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out. ...Read more

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Headache on back of head and behind left eye. Also feel pressure on top of head when bending over along with burning sensation on forearms left face?

Headache on back of head and behind left eye. Also feel pressure on top of head when bending over along with burning sensation on forearms left face?

Hemicranial headache: Need more information about he headache. It sounds like it might be a migraine headache. Better have it evaluated by your physician. ...Read more