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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 to do if I have headache on the right side only and behind my eye?

What to do if I have headache on the right side only and behind my eye?

Check it out: it is possible that your symptoms could be related to sinus pressure, however it's also possible that your eye pressure could be related to something that is vision threatening, like narrow angle glaucoma or a compressive mass lesion behind the eye. If the symptoms have been persistent and getting worse they need to be evaluated by an eye specialist and possibly PCP. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I have had a headache all morning and it's behind my eye. What kind is this?

What to do if I have had a headache all morning and it's behind my eye. What kind is this?

Could be many things: This type of eye pain has many causes including headache, ocular inflammation, sinus issues and other more unusual issues. Give your doctor a call for advice and feel better... ...Read more

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Constant headaches that sometimes last all day long? Usually they are right behind my left eyeball.

Constant headaches that sometimes last all day long? Usually they are right behind my left eyeball.

A few possibilities: In a 20 year old female most likely migraine, but there are some other possibilities including hemicrania continua, feel free to consult me to discuss a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Pain behind eye started three weeks ago in mornings would only last a few hours. Now going on all day. No headache or other symptoms ?

Pain behind eye started three weeks ago in mornings would only last a few hours. Now going on all day. No headache or other symptoms ?

Pain behind eye: Eye pain can be both distracting and debilitating. The cause of eye pain can sometimes be difficult to diagnose. If eye pain is due to an injury, then the cause is pretty obvious. However, if you wake up in the morning with eye pain, it can be quite disturbing. What is important is to determine if the pain has onset suddenly or gradually gotten worse. Is the pain very sharp or like a dull ache? ...Read more

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What is the cause of headaches behind the eye?

What is the cause of headaches 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 more

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How do I get rid of a headache behind my eyeball?

How do I get rid of a headache behind my eyeball?

Try something.: Have you tried the typical aspirin, nsaid, antimigraine medications? ...Read more

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Please tell me what is causing my headache behind my right eye?

Please tell me what is causing my headache behind my right eye?

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 many headaches in the same area behind the right eye. What could it be?

I have many headaches in the same area behind the right eye. What could it be?

Possibly migraine: Pain behind an eye can be migraine related. Other possibilities exist, such as an inflammatory disease of the eye, glaucoma, sinusitis, neurological conditions, neck problems just to name a few. An ophthalmolgist can rule out the eye causes. A neurologist may be necessary for finding the other causes. You should have an exam to disclose the source of this pain. ...Read more

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I have had a headache on and off for two weeks it's behind my right eye. Why is this?

Headache: A ct of your brain and sinuses will rule out any pathology as current medicine can do. ...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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Headache for 3 days. Moderate, left top and behind eye. Ibu and tyl only taking edge off. When is it time to go to dr?

Headache for 3 days. Moderate, left top and behind eye. Ibu and tyl only taking edge off. When is it time to go to dr?

More info needed: To help sort out the possible causes of your headache, your doctor will want to get a complete medical history and perform a physical exam. Important information includes any history of trauma, medications, character of the pain, associated symptoms and prior headache history. It's time to see the doctor to try to diagnose your headache. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of a headache in the same location behind my eye almost everyday? I can feel my heartbeat in my head.

Tension/migraine/eye: A daily headache is a litle different than things like migraines (although they can be frequent and do throb). A condition called chronic daily headache exists that is tough to manage. Headaches can have many causes including drugs, caffeine, otc med use, inflammation, migraines, tension and so on. To diagnose it needs more symptoms and some exam. Problems in the eye can also cause headaches. ...Read more

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Lately I have been having eye pain from behind my eyes with headaches. (Especially in the dark and at night) Could this be serious?

Several possiblities: the cause could be related to sinus congestion, muscle strain/spasm in you neck from tension or bad posture. the one ocular condition to consider would be glaucoma ...Read more

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I get headaches/ migraines often. Usually on the left side, starting right behind my eye. I'm 18. What could be the cause of these?

Cause unknown: Now the first thing you need to do is make sure to see a physician, preferably a headache specialist who will probably do an mri, as well as thorough detailed physical exams and blood work. Assuming you have already had this done. There are a variety of meds which can help to prevent headaches, many patients find taking magnesium daily, or massage can help reduce the severity of the headaches, . ...Read more

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I have been having a headache every other day...Behind only one eye..Headache often switch eyes. Teary right eye..Lasts b/t 30min-1hrs. Please help?

I have been having a headache every other day...Behind only one eye..Headache often switch eyes. Teary right eye..Lasts b/t 30min-1hrs. Please help?

Cluster headaches: Headaches reoccurring behind one eye with tearing are often what we call cluster headaches. They often occur around the same time of day and can be severe. Over-the-counter pain medications typically have no effect on the pain from a cluster headache. Oxygen and tryptans are treatments. Please see your specialist eye md (ophthalmologist) and a neurologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Headache seeming to be behind right eye...Annoying type of pain?

Headache seeming to be behind right eye...Annoying type of pain?

Sinusitis: Sounds like you have sinusitis, try over the counter decongestants and nsaids (like motrin), if it does not clear, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of neck problems may cause headaches behind the right eye?

What kind of neck problems may cause headaches behind the right eye?

Tension headache : Muscular tightness or tension can cause a tension headache which can cause pain around the eye. ...Read more

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I'm having pressure behind my right eye and a slight headache behind my right eye?

I'm having pressure behind my right eye and  a slight headache behind my right eye?

Several causes: Most likely cause is sinus congestion/difficulties. Try some decongestants and if that does not relieve the symptoms, you need to see a doctor about it to exclude other causes, such as glaucoma, etc. ...Read more