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Sudden headaches when laughing, bending over. At times I have to hold my head, it feels like it's splitting in half.

Sudden headaches when laughing, bending over. At times I have to hold my head, it feels like it's splitting in half.

Should be evaluated: Postural headaches and headaches that worsen with laughing or straining while lifting or moving bowels may indicate a problem. Suggest you consult your primary care provider for further evaluation. ...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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Left side headache, when waking, bending over. Pain is sharp/painful pressure. meds barely works, comes right back. Also experience a lot of fatigue?

Left side headache, when waking, bending over. Pain is sharp/painful pressure. meds barely works, comes right back. Also experience a lot of fatigue?

Get examined: Headache with associated fatigue and immediate recurrence of the headache is serious business. you should be examined, have blood work to rule out anemia and other metabolic disorders and see a neurologist-ASAP. ...Read more

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I have pain around my nose and eyes and its moving into my jaw area. My right side is worse. I have a clear mucous. I have no headaches except when bending over and no ear problems. What should I do?

I have pain around my nose and eyes and its moving into my jaw area. My right side is worse. I have a clear mucous. I have no headaches except when bending over and no ear problems. What should I do?

May be TMJ Problem: You need to seek the care of a dentist specializing in TMJ disorders. You might have a TMJ problem that is being manifested at the muscular level (specifically, the facial muscles), and it may be necessary to have a dental orthotic made for you. ...Read more

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What causes headache to increase with bending down?

What causes headache to increase with bending down?

?pressure: If this persists, see a dr. For an eval, but one thing that may occur in your case is the pressure in your head and/or sinuses may be increased as you head is bent over, thus causing a head ache to occur. ...Read more

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What are some effective exercises that don't involve bending your spine? I get headaches from cobra, etc

What are some effective exercises that don't involve bending your spine? I get headaches from cobra, etc

Get evaluation: If cobra pose and other extension biased exercises give you headaches, it's possible you have arthritis of the spine, specifically the c2-3 facet joint. I recommend having this evaluated and treated so that you can move your neck freely without pain. The best speciality to diagnose and treat the problem is a pain medicine specialist. Treatment does not involve surgery in the traditional sense. ...Read more

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I'm 28 years make. I'm experiencing severe headache in left side, whenever I'm bending down. What are the possible symptoms & remedies.

I'm 28 years make. I'm experiencing severe headache in left side, whenever I'm bending down. What are the possible symptoms & remedies.

Positional headache: May be due to sinus disease, HTN, colloid cyst of the 3rd ventrical and CNS tumors as well as pseudo tumor. Need more information to narrow this down. I'd have this looked into as the most benign of conditions ( blocked sinuses ) obviates some sort of intervention. ...Read more

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H/o migrianes. 2 weeks headaches, nothing works. Pain worse with sitting, standing &bending over. Better when lay down. What kind of headache is this?

H/o migrianes. 2 weeks headaches, nothing works. Pain worse with sitting, standing &bending over. Better when lay down. What kind of headache is this?

Botox and Surgery: Long term relief of migraines can be achieved with botox. If you have a good response, you may be a candidate for surgery. Surgery has been shown to dramatically decrease the frequency and intensity of migraines. www.themigrainereliefcenter.com. ...Read more

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I have been getting severe frontal headaches upon bending down. What cold this be?

Headaches: I am sorry you are experiencing severe frontal headaches when bending down. Headaches can be the result of a serious condition. Although migraines can worsen with movements, headaches due to conditions that increase the pressure inside the head can also cause headaches. See your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Cause of sever headache (front right side) when bending forwards, coughing, jumping, laying down, etc? Doesn't hurt at other times.

Cause of sever headache (front right side) when bending forwards, coughing, jumping, laying down, etc? Doesn't hurt at other times.

SINUSES: The symptoms you mention may b due to a blocked frontal sinus! Speal with your Primary Care Professional. A simple skull x ray will rule this out Just a thought Hope it helps! Dr Z ...Read more