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Why does the location of my headache shift when I move my head?

Other symptoms?: Worsening headache with lying flat can result from accumulation of excess water in the brain (condition causing poor cerebrospinal fluid-csf flow). Worsening headache with standing can result from abnormal leakage or escape of csf. Would get checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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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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What is cervicogenic headache? what is its location and how severe it is?

What is cervicogenic headache? what is its location and how severe it is?

Junction head/spine: Cervicogenic headaches come about as a result of some dysfunction or pathology in the cervical region of the spinal column such as may happen after a fracture or surgery, etc. It can come about from stretch or compression injuries without fracture. They can be severe in their intensity and difficult to treat but diagnosing them properly can be sometimes even more difficult. ...Read more

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Wondering if sinus headaches are more common based on a particular geographic location?

Wondering if sinus headaches are more common based on a particular geographic location?

No: I don't beileve so, although highly polluted areas may cause more reactive airway disease, and may cause nasal congestion as part of this. ...Read more

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On average I get 10-15 ice pick headaches a day, varying levels of pain & in various locations, is this normal and should I be concerned?

On average I get 10-15 ice pick headaches a day, varying levels of pain & in various locations, is this normal and should I be concerned?

ABnormal for ANYONE: I think you know....I hope you know that ICE PICK HEADACHES aren't normal types of headaches for you or anyone else to have even ONCE a day. You need to be under better control. See headache specialist or make an appointment with me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR to set up your calendar appointment. There is specific medication that works for these miserable things. ...Read more

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I was bit by a tick Thursdayish. It was very imbedded and sucking blood. Now the location of bite hurts, I have a headache, and I'm achey all over.

I was bit by a tick Thursdayish. It was very imbedded and sucking blood. Now the location of bite hurts, I have a headache, and I'm achey all over.

Lyme?: It's not lyme disease from this particular tick bite, as it is too soon, but your symptoms could be related to the tick bite itself. If you've had a previous tick bite, even if unnoticed, you could have lyme disease. These are vague/general symptoms. You need an evaluation by your physician, who may consider treating w/ antibiotics empirically. ...Read more

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What location of a headache would be concerning with a brain aneurysm on your opthalmac artery?

What location of a headache would be concerning with a brain aneurysm on your opthalmac artery?

Localized or not: Both localized (near orbit) or diffuse, migraine type headaches can occur. Headache warning signs can include a change in headaches or persistent head pain when it was not there before. Other warning signs can include visual loss, new onset seizures, drooping eyelid, double vision, dilated pupil. loss of color vision in one eye, with eventual catastrophic headache if a bleed occurs. ...Read more