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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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Sharp headache behind my eyes and feeling nausous?

Sharp headache behind my eyes and feeling nausous?

Sinus : These bring to mind the symptoms seen in a hangover, sinus disease or migraine, among many others. Try Tylenol. If this doesn't work and the symptoms persist, see your family doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Frequent Headache behind my eyes. What could be the problem?

Frequent Headache behind my eyes. What could be the problem?

See your Primary doc: Pain behind the eyes w/ minimal history you gave regarding your condition could be a multitude of problems. This could represent something as trivial as eye strain or more serious problems like cluster headaches to a full blown aneurysm. See your primary care Doc for a thorough history and physical exam for starters. Your primary may refer your to another specialist if the prob is more complex ...Read more

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I get bad headaches behind my eyes is it due to hormone fluctuation?

I get bad headaches behind my eyes is it due to hormone fluctuation?

Need more info: There are many causes and types of headaches.There are certainly associations between migraines and hormonal changes in women of all ages, birth control pills are also associated with migraine headaches. I would recommend seeing your pcp, since headaches between the eyes are frequently due to sinus disease..Once this is ruled in or out, other causes of headaches need to be investigated. ...Read more

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I have swollen eyelids and a headache behind my eyes.. I've had this for about four days now. What could it be?

I have swollen eyelids and a headache behind my eyes.. I've had this for about four days now. What could it be?

Opthalmology consult: You should consult your pcp or an ophtahalmologist right away. You could be having something benign such as allergies, an infection in the lacrimal glands, or some other medical issue. ...Read more

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Why do I have the worst headache behind my eyes and forehead? Feels as though someone is pushing the inside of my head

Why do I have the worst headache behind my eyes and forehead? 
Feels as though someone is pushing the inside of my head

It's your sinuses : located there that can give you a sinus headache. Take your sinus medicine. or OTC recommended by your doctor that may include an antihistamine with decongestant to get immediate relief. But don't take it more than 3 days or you'll have rebound congestion, making your headache worse. Use a humidifier, stay away from sweets & dairy until it clears up to reduce congestion.See your doctor soon too. ...Read more

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I have a strong headache behind my eyes during all day, even sleeping eight hours and without having eaten. Can you help me? Thank you.

I have a strong headache behind my eyes during all day, even sleeping eight hours and without having eaten.
Can you help me?

Thank you.

R/O SINUSITIS : Your symptoms if bilateral sinus pain, may be indicative of frontal sinusitis. You need to have a full exam and I would recommend a CT scan of the sinuses. Since the sinuses get poor blood flow , a longer course of antibiotics is needed to eradicate the infection. Als allergy testing should be done for environmental and food allergens. If exam and ct are normal other causes cam be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a headache behind my eyes and the back of my head and neck also hurt. It's been like this for a few days. I just want to shut my eyes and sleep?

I have a headache behind my eyes and the back of my head and neck also hurt. It's been like this for a few days. I just want to shut my eyes and sleep?

Migraine: Sounds like you have migraine which is defined as intermittent disabling headaches. Migraine can cause pain in the head, neck and sinus area. They are associated with light and sound sensitivity, nausea and vomiting. It may be hard to function during a migraine event which may last 3 days. If you can get to sleep now, this would likely shut off the pain. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Last night i would wake up from extreme dizziness and nausea. The spinning would go away after about 15 seconds. I also have a headache behind my eyes?

Last night i would wake up from extreme dizziness and nausea. The spinning would go away after about 15 seconds. I also have a headache behind my eyes?

Possible BPPV: Awakening from sleep with dizziness and spinning enough to cause nausea and/or vomiting can be caused by positional vertigo. This disorder arises from movement of your ear rocks (otoconia) into the semicircular canals leading to a sense of motion without actually moving (vertigo). Either an ENT (ear nose and throat specialist) or neurologist will be able to diagnose and treat this condition. ...Read more

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I get headaches behind my eyes is it caused by my hyperactive thyroid?

I get headaches behind my eyes is it caused by my hyperactive thyroid?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can affect the eye muscles which become inflamed and can cause pain and protrusion fo the eye called exophthalmos. Occasionally the intraocular pressure may go up causing headache and aching of the eyes so you should have an eye exam. Also the blood pressure can go up in hyperthyroidism and this can cause headache. You should be followed carefully by your doctor. ...Read more

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Would extremely low estrogen and headaches behind my eyes be a symptom of pituitary tumor?

Would extremely low estrogen and headaches behind my eyes be a symptom of pituitary tumor?

Unlikely: While you can get pituitary hormone abnormalities with tumors of the gland, your symptoms most likely have a source outside of the head. ...Read more

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I woke up with a headache behind my eyes and in my forehead, and its lasted all day. Reasons why and treatment for this?

I woke up with a headache behind my eyes and in my forehead, and its lasted all day. Reasons why and treatment for this?

Several possibilitie: Several possibilities, including occipital neuralgia, sinus infection, fever, and trauma. Please see your specialist eye md (ophthalmologist) as well as your family doctor. ...Read more