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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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Headache on top right side of head for one day ?

Headache on top right side of head for one day
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Right or left-no dif: Doesn't matter right or left. No disease only affects one side of head. So laterality means nothing. What does matter are things such as severity, associated neurologic symptoms, blood pressure, coexistent diseases, medication usage. ...Read more

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Had first ocular migraine last week. Also have had a dull headache on top right portion of head. Comes and goes, feels better now when I lay down. ?

Had first ocular migraine last week. Also have had a dull headache on top right portion of head. Comes and goes, feels better now when I lay down. ?

Sure it's migraine?: Any new onset migraine should be evaluated by a clinician. Normally a migraine with aura shouldn't linger for days. You should also have your blood pressure checked when you are up and about with headache and when you lie down. And possibly also have your ocular pressures checked to be sure the "ocular migraine" isn't glaucoma. It may be just migraine, but need to rule out other possibilities. ...Read more

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Headache top right side of head for 3 days after having cavity on left side of mouth filled. Now, my right eye is bloodshot. Throbbing. Help!

Headache top right side of head for 3 days after having cavity on left side of mouth filled. Now, my right eye is bloodshot. Throbbing. Help!

Go to your doctor: This could a sinusitis, inflammation and infection of the sinus cavity (maxillary sinus) that makes up the floor of the bony orbit that holds your eye. You need to go to your doctor or the er especially if tis getting worse and/or you have a fever. It could just be refered pain as well. Better be safe and get it checked out. ...Read more

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Headaches on only top right side of head.When I press the same place on the top left side of my head, the headache disappears. What would cause this?

Headaches on only top right side of head.When I press the same place on the top left side of my head, the headache disappears. What would cause this?

Agree, and...: Sorry to hear :(. I agree with Dr. Rutledge, but also want to mention two things. First, unilateral (one side of head) headaches should be evaluated for other causes than tension headache. Also, you mention using lortab- using pain killers more than twice a week (even if for your lower back pain) can cause rebound headaches. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Headache top right side back of head x4 days, constant, throbbing. Right eye bloodshot. No fever. Advil (ibuprofen) not helping. Should i go to ER or just wait?

Headache top right side back of head x4 days, constant, throbbing. Right eye bloodshot. No fever. Advil (ibuprofen) not helping. Should i go to ER or just wait?

Hemicrania continua: If you've been examined and had imaging and everything is normal, one possibility is hemicrania continua, an interesting headache disorder with headache and red eye on one side of the head. It is very responsive to a medicine called indomethacin. Migraine of course is also a possibility. Hope this helps, I'd love to hear what happens next! ...Read more

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What could cause sharp headache in top of head?

What could cause sharp headache in top of head?

Many causes: You will nee a neurologic workup if you fall within the following categories : 1. Headache of sudden onset that persists (bleeding); 2. Hedache accompamied by physical findings such as fever, alteration of consciousness, doble vision or weakness; and 3. Headache if you have been previously healthy. In other cases of chornic headache it can be migraine or muscle. Tension headache. ...Read more

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What kind of headache is it if the pain is at the top front of your head?

What kind of headache is it if the pain is at the top front of your head?

Tension headache: Most probably it is a tension or muscle contraction headache. These are benign (not associated with serious brain problems), but if the pain is severe you should see a neurologist. Good luck. ...Read more