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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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I get a headache behind my eyes and on both temples, everyday around the same time. What is this from?

I get a headache behind my eyes and on both temples, everyday around the same time. What is this from?

Needs evaluation: It could be a number of things and needs to be evaluated by a doctor. It could be anything from a tension headache to a tumor. ...Read more

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Daily headache localized behind/center of eyes between both temples possible brain tumor?

Daily headache localized behind/center of eyes between both temples possible brain tumor?

Possible, unlikely: Check your vision. Any persistent headache should be checked out. A brain ct will rule in/out tumor. ...Read more

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Headache in different spots-behind eyes, above temple, in back/down back of neck. Had 2CTscans recent for head injury. Would they have seen a tumor?

Headache in different spots-behind eyes, above temple, in back/down back of neck. Had 2CTscans recent for head injury. Would they have seen a tumor?

Concussion: Some people may have a post-concussive/traumatic headache. If the headache is accompanied by other symptoms (tinnitus, difficulty concentrating, irritability) then you might have post-concussion syndrome. Improvement in symptoms is based on many factors including severity and location of the concussion. See a neurologist for evaluation. Http://www. Webmd. Com/brain/post-concussion-syndrome ...Read more

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New onset daily headaches x1 month, burning behind eyes, throbbing temples. Radiates to jaw in bursts. Dr shoved it off as stress. What else could it be?

New onset daily headaches x1 month, burning behind eyes, throbbing temples. Radiates to jaw in bursts. Dr shoved it off as stress. What else could it be?

Could be dental: If you've had any recent or previous dental procedures done, where your mouth was kept open for a long period of time, this could theoretically cause iatrogenically induced TMJ to occur, which is the temporal mandibular joint. If that's the case, this actually that involves the neck and head too, referring into the eye area. Bruxism or grinding teeth can too. Both can be treated successfully by a holistic dentist, or also cranial dentist. ...Read more

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Can sinus make you have headache behind your eyes.... and right above nose between the eyes. And side of temple..

Can sinus make you have headache behind your eyes.... and right above nose between the eyes. And side of temple..

Yes: You have sinuses directly behind the nose, under your eyes and in your forehead. Sinusitis usually causes pain or pressure in 1 or more sinuses associated with nasal drainage, stuffiness and often cough. ...Read more

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Sinus headache vs. Rebound headache? How can I tell the difference? I get usually headache near temples and behind eyes.

Sinus headache vs. Rebound headache? How can I tell the difference? I get usually headache near temples and behind eyes.

Rebound Headaches: Rebound headaches are discovered after stopping all pain medications for a period of time and seeing if the headaches cease or diminish. Their symptoms are just like other headaches. ...Read more

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What can cause a headache at the base of the skull and arch over my head behind my eyes and temples?

What can cause a headache at the base of the skull and arch over my head behind my eyes and temples?

Posterior headache: Posterior headaches with radiation to top of head would likely be for muscle tension type but not if other symptoms like vision change, listlessness non response to usual headache muscle tension etc should prompt a neurological evaluation. ...Read more

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I've been having bad headaches in the middle of my forehead, my temples and behind my eyes. I am sensitive to light and am constantly tired/ feel sick.

I've been having bad headaches in the middle of my forehead, my temples and behind my eyes. I am sensitive to light and am constantly tired/ feel sick.

Neurologist: Consult a neurologist for evaluation and treatment as these headaches are frequent and possibilities include muscle contraction tension headaches, migraine or cluster headaches, visual problems, brain aneurysm or growths, sinus infection. After the assessment appropriate tests and scans can be ordered. ...Read more

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I have severe headaches in only my right side of my head and the pain goes down in my neck and into my arm why could this be? I get severe headaches in the right side of my head only, the pain is in my temple, behind my eyes, down the right side of my fac

I have severe headaches in only my right side of my head and the pain goes down in my neck and into my arm why could this be? I get severe headaches in the right side of my head only, the pain is in my temple, behind my eyes, down the right side of my fac

Cluster headache?: One possibility is a cluster headache. It is normally on one side of head. Severe pain eye and temple region. It repeats on timely manner like clockwork. Not common. There are some meds that may help. Talk to your md. ...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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Waking up every day with pain/headache behind eye and temple. How can I get this treated once and for all?

Waking up every day with pain/headache behind eye and temple. How can I get this treated once and for all?

Likely Headache: Likely due to headache; could also be due to other things: dry eye, sinusitis. Have an eyemd take a look under the microscope and palpate your sinuses (a ct scan in some cases needed). ...Read more

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Waking up every day with pain/headache behind eye and temple. What does this sound like?

Migraine vs Tension: You will need a complete eye exam by an ophthalmologist, however, you will need to consider appropriate medications for this type of pain. ...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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Worst pain I've ever felt. Stabbing headache in right temple behind eye. Lasts about an hour. This has happened weekly for months?

Worst pain I've ever felt. Stabbing headache in right temple behind eye. Lasts about an hour. This has happened weekly for months?

Cluster headache: These are a migraine variant and exquisitely painful, creating a sense of desperation and unrelenting restlessness when they occur. Some experience relief with indomethacin. Recommend you see a Neurologist to confirm the diagnosis and recommend treatment. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/cluster-headache/basics/definition/con-20031706 ...Read more

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I've been getting random sharp/shooting pains right in my temple and behind my left eye. Sometimes it causes a headache or sometimes its quick.

I've been getting random sharp/shooting pains right in my temple and behind my left eye. Sometimes it causes a headache or sometimes its quick.

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 have recently developed severe intermittent headaches behind my left eye that radiates across my temple. They come often and last less than 10 secs.

I have recently developed severe intermittent headaches behind my left eye that radiates across my temple. They come often and last less than 10 secs.

Headaches could: Arise from numerous factors such as high blood pressure, eye problems especially in diabetics, migraines or sinusitis.
Only your primary care doc can decide on what the specific cause is. Get well. ...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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Headaches everyday for 3wks. Pain on right side behind eye. Near temple. Sensitive to light. Throbs. Random times. Night day. 4a.M. Feeling bad?

Headaches everyday for 3wks. Pain on right side behind eye. Near temple. Sensitive to light. Throbs. Random times. Night day. 4a.M. Feeling bad?

Ocular migraine: Ocular migraines are usually precipitated by stress. Certain foods such as high caffeine, aged cheeses, red wines, preserved meats can also cause it. Patients can have preceding symptoms such as seeing flashes of light or "heat waves" or lines in their vision. This precedes headache and / or temporary vision loss. You should go see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a bad headaches a week ago and took meds but still have a slight headache pain behind my eye and back towards my temple for a week. What iscause?

I had a bad headaches a week ago and took meds but still have a slight headache pain behind my eye and back towards my temple for a week. What iscause?

Headache: Your description sounds like a migraine or stress-related headache. I would try over-the-counter medications and if no improvement, I would go see your regular doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Headache. By my right temple, above eye and behind ear. Gets a lot worse when I bend over. What could it be?!

Headache. By my right temple, above eye and behind ear. Gets a lot worse when I bend over. What could it be?!

Headache evaluation: Many headaches get worse with bending, including sinus headache and headaches associated with viruses. If the headache is severe you should seek medical attention. For less severe headaches, it is reasonable to start the evaluation with your medical physician, and they can rule out some causes and refer you to appropriate specialists as indicated, and start treatment. ...Read more

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I started having pain in left ear followed by headaches mostly on left side behind my eye and in my temple. Amoxicillan for ten days but symptoms back?

I started having pain in left ear followed by headaches mostly on left side behind my eye and in my temple. Amoxicillan for ten days but symptoms back?

Eval: Sounds like you are treating an infection. But this may be something else like migraine or even shingles. Or it could be you need a different antibiotic. Talk to your doc that gave you your amoxicillin. ...Read more