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Do headaches during strokes come and go?

Do headaches during strokes come and go?

Generic answer: In the elderly, headaches may be associated with cerebrovascular insufficiency issues, but usually, these are symptoms and have not marker of future events. Acute headaches can be associated with blood vessel obstruction, and especially bleeding intracranially of any variation. However, in a younger age group, frequent headaches more often, migraine or tension origins. ...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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Experiencing dizziness, headaches, etc? Stroke?

Experiencing dizziness, headaches, etc? Stroke?

Number of things: Could be high blood pressure, stroke in the back of the brain, medication side effects, heart rhythm problems or simply benign vertigo. If headache and/ or dizziness is severe and symptoms are recent i would recommend going to the er. Otherwise see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Do headaches with stroke come and go?Or upon stroke onset they don't go away until treatment from doctors.

Do headaches with stroke come and go?Or upon stroke onset they don't go away until treatment from doctors.

VARIABLE ONSET: A headache may precede a stroke, but a severe headache may be associated with a thromboembolic stroke and especially a hemorrhagic stroke. Some patients who suffer brain blood flow variations can have headaches secondary, and some patients have ongoing headaches subsequently also. Important to recognize that meds used to prevent strokes can provoke headaches. ...Read more

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When patients have a symptom of headache for a stroke, is it the most severe headache (thunderclap.) or can it be a minor h/a that doesn't get worse?

When patients have a symptom of headache for a stroke, is it the most severe headache (thunderclap.) or can it be a minor h/a that doesn't get worse?

Headache: Headaches are a very common complaint and most people get it now and then. A thunderclap headache however is most often associated with subarachnoid hemorrhage, it can also be from any process that acutely increases intracranial pressure. The key about headaches is whether or not they are very unusual for you (location, duration, severity). If its unusual or severe: seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a migrane headache cause a stroke?

Is it possible for a migrane headache cause a stroke?

Yes: Certain forms of migraine can be associated with sufficient inflammation of arterial vessel walls that limit flood flow and cause a stroke. The most common is basilar artery migraine. Women with migraine headaches who take birth control pills are at higher risk than those who do not take BCPs. ...Read more

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If you had a severe headache from a stroke would ibroufen and or Tylenol (acetaminophen) stop the headache? Just a question.

If you had a severe headache from a stroke would ibroufen and or Tylenol (acetaminophen) stop the headache? Just a question.

Depends: Need more information. What kind of stroke did you have? Are the headaches a residual from the stoke? The problem with Tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprophen is that you cannot use them chronically. So if you need something everyday. There are safer choices ...Read more

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High prolactin levels, but i don't have a tumor. I experienced seizures, headaches, and minor strokes for 4 months straight; every day- diagnoses?

High prolactin levels, but i don't have a tumor. I experienced seizures, headaches, and minor strokes for 4 months straight; every day- diagnoses?

Several: Possible causes for high prolactin with no tumor: a) medications such as antidepressants b) hypothyroidism c) severe stress (if the increase is mild) d) a laboratory abnormality called "macroprolactinemia". ...Read more

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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more