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Headache Behind The Eye
Many possible: Multiple causes are possible. Most common would be sinus disease, migraine, or eyestrain from overuse of the eyes for prolonged reading or computer use. Thyroid disease, growths behind the eyes, are much less likely causes. If the pains persist, you should see an ophthalmologist, and if the eye exam is normal, your regular doctor may refer to ENT or neurology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I seem to get alot of headaches behind the eye. I also have bad sinus problems. Is there any way to help it get better & for those headaches to stop?
Yes: Usually behind the eye headaches are sinus headaches. So treat the sinus, and the headaches might improve. If you've tried OTC antihistaminics and saline flushes and they haven't improved your sinus, it's time to see your doctor for prescription medication that could include nasal steroids. If medication fails an ENT could help you and provide surgical solutions. ...Read more
My cousin recently had an "INSANE" sharp headache behind the eye plus she often has a drooping eyelid. Does this necessarily mean Aneurysm?
Healthy young teen with sharp headache behind rt. Eye radiating up towards corner of head, no other symptoms. Cause? (eye test ruled out need 4 glasse
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
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 ?
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 ?
Regularly occurring headache behind right eye. Lasts 12hrs-4days. Leaves "headache hangover". Eye hurts to move. Vision shakey. Sound like migraines?
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