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Very slight headache behind right eye for a couple days. Back right side of my tongue also feels slightly sore. Could be sinus? Have PFO and worry :- (

Very slight headache behind right eye for a couple days. Back right side of my tongue also feels slightly sore. Could be sinus? Have PFO and worry :- (

Migraine - PFO assoc: Migraine headaches is a complicated condition. While the issue is controversial, doctors have *observed* a correlation (not causation) between migraines & cardiac abnormalities like a PFO. However, a (single) larger trial free of "doctor bias" wasn't able to confirm this observation. So, doctors have no evidence to link your headache w/ the PFO though more research is needed. Good question, thanks ...Read more

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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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I have a headache that has lasted over a week it is mainly behind right eye vision is blurry it was worse today and I felt tingling down back and arms?

I have a headache that has lasted over a week it is mainly behind right eye vision is blurry it was worse today and I felt tingling down back and arms?

Optic neuritis: you have acute inflammation, I've been nervous going to your eye, and the nerves going down your arm. This could be due to a virus, but I would see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Frequent sinus headaches, occasional sharp pain in right ear, feels like something in right eye, pain in jaw and back of head/neck. What is this?

Frequent sinus headaches, occasional sharp pain in right ear, feels like something in right eye, pain in jaw and back of head/neck. What is this?

See your Dentist: You need to see a dentist or oral surgeon immediately. Without radiographs and a physical exam, it is impossible to say what is causing this pain.
You could have one of the following issues: impacted wisdom tooth, infected tooth, sinus infection, fractured jaw, neuralgia, or a tumor.
It sounds like a tooth issue, but your dentist can help diagnosos your problem. ...Read more

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Headache behind right eye, reduced vision. Aura?

Headache behind right eye, reduced vision. Aura?

Migraine: Could be an ocular migraine. Is there a family history of migraine or personal hx of other migraine variants? Check your blood pressure to be sure this isn't the cause. The reduced vision is very concerning. It may just be migraine but you could have increased intraocular pressure (glaucoma), or it could be an indication of something intracranial even more concerning. You need evaluation. ...Read more

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Headache behind right eye, reduced vision/ migraine?

Headache behind right eye, reduced vision/ migraine?

Probably: ...But if blurred vision more than 30 minutes, that's atypical and needs to be checked out asap. If you are elderly, needs to be checked out immediately. ...Read more

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Regularly occurring headache behind right eye. Lasts 12hrs-4days. Leaves "headache hangover". Eye hurts to move. Vision shakey. Sound like migraines?

Regularly occurring headache behind right eye. Lasts 12hrs-4days. Leaves "headache hangover". Eye hurts to move. Vision shakey. Sound like migraines?

Not migraine: To me this brief description is more descriptive of cluster headache or chronic paroxysmal hemicrania. These diseases usually respond to treatment. Most neurologists should be experienced in distinguishing among the diagnostic possibilities and treating your pain. ...Read more

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3yr old son has a headache behind right eye (brow) a fever and a cough all came on today. Temp 39.3c down to 38.3c 2 hrs after calpol still not well?

3yr old son has a headache behind right eye (brow) a fever and a cough all came on today. Temp 39.3c down to 38.3c 2 hrs after calpol still not well?

Fever, Cough and: Headaches are common sign of viral illness. Additional symptoms are- runny nose, poor oral intake, nausea, etc. Continue antipyretic as per direction, make sure he drinks enough fluid. If not better, or any worsening, check with his pediatrician. ...Read more

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Headache seeming to be behind right eye...Annoying type of pain?

Headache seeming to be behind right eye...Annoying type of pain?

Sinusitis: Sounds like you have sinusitis, try over the counter decongestants and nsaids (like motrin), if it does not clear, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Headache for four days localized behind right eye with no relief from OTC medications presciption pain medicine?

Postoccipital lesion: Pain behind the eye is classically related to a post occipital lesion typically due to an unresolved infection at the occiput. ...Read more

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Headache on right side, glands behind right ear hurts, jaw feels tensed, behind right eye hurts. Whag is this?

Headache on right side, glands behind right ear hurts, jaw feels tensed, behind right eye hurts. Whag is this?

Viral conjunctivitis: This is usually self limiting and lasts maybe 3 weeks. Doctors prescribe steroid/antibiotic eye drops. The steroid relieves inflammation. The antibiotics have little effect the drops do not shorten the length of the infection, but just make you feel a little more comfortable with it. ...Read more

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Headache started at nape of neck and is now behind right eye also. Dull and pressured with a slight throb. Is this tension headache?

Headache started at nape of neck and is now behind right eye also. Dull and pressured with a slight throb. Is this tension headache?

Headache: No it is not tension type headache. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for diagnosis evaluation and preventative treatment. Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. The proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. ...Read more

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Had headaches in the right side of brain and neck, pain behind right eye, numbness on feet and dizziness whole week. Migraines or something worse?

Had headaches in the right side of brain and neck, pain behind right eye, numbness on feet and dizziness whole week. Migraines or something worse?

Migraines R usually: Not 1 sided. The neck can B a cause of occipital HA's due 2 trapezius tightness. With the whole constellation of complaints an answer regarding them would need an xam by Ur physician. I doubt it's something worse, as they R not all related. ...Read more

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Headache that begins in the occipital and radiates to the right eye or borh, which can be? I do not have symptoms, and it happen 4 or 5 times a day.

Headache that begins in the occipital and radiates to the right eye or borh, which can be? I do not have symptoms, and it happen 4 or 5 times a day.

See your PCP: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your PCP for headache evaluation, tests and treatment options. ...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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Could acute sinusitis include just facial pain, terrible headache /forehead sides &back of head&neck, pain behind eyes, heaviness in head? I've these?

Definitely!: Time to see your doctor if you are experiencing this myriad of symptoms related to your acute sinusitis, so you can get some relief. The sinuses are located behind the cheeks (maxilla), above the eyes (frontal), midline and deep into the back of the nose toward the brain (ethmoid, sphenoid). So, the referred pain pattern as these areas get congested is throughout the head, face, neck. ...Read more

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High temperature, sore throat, stiff neck, sweats headache behind eyes and back of head. It throbs when I stand up from bed but subsides. Hurts when cough.

High temperature, sore throat, stiff neck, sweats headache behind eyes and back of head. It throbs when I stand up from bed but subsides. Hurts when cough.

Sounds a lot: Like INFLUENZA (FLU!!!!) Drink lots of fluids, takes Aspirin or Acetominophen for the fever and REST!

If symptoms continue or worsen...Call your Primary Care Provider (PCP) for advice and possibly a hands on examination!
Good Luck BE WELL!
Dr Z ...Read more

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WBC @ 13, finished Zpk 6days ago& I'm still woosey/light headed and headache/throbbing in my temples, down the back of head behind ears& eyes feel sore?

WBC @ 13, finished Zpk 6days ago& I'm still woosey/light headed and headache/throbbing in my temples, down the back of head behind ears& eyes feel sore?

See your doctor: Again. It doesn't sound like your infection has been completely resolved. You may need another round of something else, especially if your eyes feel sore. Don't delay. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for a month, behind my eyebrows, back of head top of head. Neck pain, occasional sore throat. Ear pain, oval hard bump on head?

I've had a headache for a month, behind my eyebrows, back of head top of head. Neck pain, occasional sore throat. Ear pain, oval hard bump on head?

Refractory Headache: Refractory headache for one month and "oval hard bump on head" is a red flag and visit to your PCP is warranted. Schedule an appointment for consultation, tests and imaging. ...Read more

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I get headaches all the time behind my right eye, right side of temple and right bottom of head. So bad I am in bed all day. What is cause?

I get headaches all the time behind my right eye, right side of temple and right bottom of head. So bad I am in bed all day. What is cause?

Possibly migraine: Do you have other associated symptoms (light sensivity, noise sensitivity, nausea, vomiting, visual aura that precedes the headache)? These associated symptoms (you don't have to have all of them) would point towards migraine as the cause. ...Read more

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Headache for past 2 weeks everyday. Gets worse at night and throbs upon standing. Hx of migraines, no medications. Pain in forehead/eyes/back of head?

Headache for past 2 weeks everyday. Gets worse at night and throbs upon standing. Hx of migraines, no medications. Pain in forehead/eyes/back of head?

Daily headaches: Daily headaches, especially if you have h/o migraines, should not be ignored. If they are not improving, please see a neurologist as soon as you can. ...Read more

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On reading for >30 mins, playing board games etc, irritating headache in back of head, feeling incapacitated then, 24/M;got retina checked;dry eyes;?

On reading for >30 mins, playing board games etc, irritating headache in back of head, feeling incapacitated then, 24/M;got retina checked;dry eyes;?

Headache s/p reading: Have you checked you TSH, free T4 thyroid may be from that., especially since you are on thyroixine may be too high. Could be eye strain when you checked your retina did they check vision astigmatism, strabismus and eye coordination? Also could, cervical spine strain, try motrin (if no allergy) dry eyes usually would make you rub your eyes. Rarely could be mass or vascular in brain f/u w/doc ...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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What can cause a headache across forehead, behind eyes, and base of head, blood shot eyes and sensitive right eye.

What can cause a headache across forehead, behind eyes, and base of head, blood shot eyes and sensitive right eye.

Eyestrain or???: Headache is associated with many etiologies, but having your vision checked, and corrected with bifocal glasses, can remove eyestrain from the long differential diagnosis list. An ophthalmologist or optometrist can screen the eyes for vision-threatening disease, and opticians can fulfill the prescription. If that does not work, make an appointment with a neurologist who specializes in headache. ...Read more