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Doctor insights on: Headache With Pain Behind Eyeball

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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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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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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?

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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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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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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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