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What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped. Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure

What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped.  Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure

Headaches : Headaches and their causes can be complicated, difficult diagnoses to make. With your past history of diabetes and high blood pressure, you should make an appointment with your doctor for a complete evaluation as soon as possible. You doctor will take a thorough history and do a neurological evaluation to try and find out what is causing your symptoms. You may want to think about the answers to some of the questions they may ask you such as: - when did it start? - how often do they happen? - are they getting more frequent or more painful? - how long do they last? - what does the headache feel like and can you point to it? - does it occur around the same time at night or does it ever happen during the day? - what other symptoms do you have and when do they occur in regards to the headache? - have you had any big life changes? - how is your lifestyle? Are you getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising? - are you taking any medications? Do you drink caffeine and how much? Answering these questions may help your doctor figure out what is causing your headaches, whether it is a serious problem or not, and how to help you. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Does high blood pressure cause headache? It's more like throbbing. It's cause & cold flashes that make me throw ?

Does high blood pressure cause headache?  It's more like throbbing. It's cause  & cold flashes that make me throw ?

Migraine: Your headache sounds like migraine , unilateral throbbing headache with vomiting. Do you have light and sound sensitivity? Best treatment is to go in pitch dark, avoid all eye and brain stimulation and if not contraindicated to use Motrin ( bruising could be contraindication) and ice pack on head and neck. High BP can cause headache and severe headache can cause high bp. See MD if not better. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure, bad headaches, and vomiting. My vision went extremely blurred at one time and i had small nosebleed. I recently had sex?

I have high blood pressure, bad headaches, and vomiting.  My vision went extremely blurred at one time and i had small nosebleed. I recently had sex?

Time for a check up: What's it going to take to get you in?Seriously, see your family doctor or find a board certified internist, to evaluate your complaints, perform a thorough history and physical exam.Its the right thing to do...For yourself.You can start to check and record your blood pressure and pulse.Take these numbers in to the doctor, for a head start. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why I feel high blood pressure symptoms like headaches when my BP is just a little high?

Why I feel high blood pressure symptoms like headaches when my BP is just a little high?

Headache came first?: Mildly elevated BP is not typically associated with headaches. It is a "silent killer." it may be that you have headaches and therefore a slight rise in bp. ...Read more

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My granny just started having high blood pressure headaches just a few hours ago I'm afaid for her because she refuses to go to the doctors . help,pls?

My granny just started having high blood pressure headaches just a few hours ago I'm afaid for her because she refuses to go to the doctors . help,pls?

Take her to doctor: Headache may be the result of a variety of conditions but if her blood pressure is very high and headache persists, she needs medical attention. Contact her doctor and tell her that you are concerned and that there are good treatments to help her feel better. If she truly does not wish medical care, you need to have a discussion with her about her wishes if something bad were to happen. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a high blood pressure headache?

How to get rid of a high blood pressure headache?

Treat the pressure: High blood pressure is quite common and some do have headaches from it, especially when it is too high. Most people have essential hypertension (cause not known) but some have treatable cause--kidney disease, obesity etc.. So, check with doc to have an evaluation for hypertention and be treated, to help with your headaches but also reduce risks of stroke/heart attack etc..Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you take to get rid of a high blood pressure headache ?

What do you take to get rid of a high blood pressure headache ?

Blood Pressure Meds: If you have a headache secondary to blood pressure elevation, you need to have your blood pressure appropriately treated. If and only if you are addressing the root problem, then you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for your headache in consultation with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


Dr. Patricia Foster
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more