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How Can You Tell If A Headache Is Serious Or Not
Not likely serious: Headaches are very common. Most are tension, but some are migraines or cluster. New onset headache in an adult which is recurrent should raise concern and prompt a work up. A cat scan of the brain is a quick test that is inexpensive but lacks details and may not show early stages of a brain tumor. An MRI with contrast is the best diagnostic study. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more
How can you tell if a headache is something serious? I get headaches in different places and strengths everyday for the last few months.
Get medical exam: The best way for your to get reassurance is to go to your DR, have an exam It is impossible to make a DX for your HA's in this format. ...Read more
Hello, I have been searching the web for some answers and not having success. Could you tell me, why ;after Ovulation every month until menstruation; I am plagued with lightheadedness, serious lack of energy, foul moods and a heinous headache? Is it horm
Blame the hormones: Part of you problem is hormonal and part may be the fact you're a MENSTRUATING female (i.e. you lose blood every month) which puts you at high risk for being anemic if not careful. Unclear if headaches 100% due to hormone swings but moodiness probably is. Wanna chat? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR to sign up a time slot if you'd like. Or look for the GREEN LIGHT & buzz me! ...Read more
Need to evaluate: Agree with Dr Grin regarding pinning down headache characteristics, as some different patterns will respond to different preventative meds. Generically, many prescription preps such as propanalol, Depakote, Topamax, diltiazem, but many OTC items such as riboflavin, butterbur, magnesium. Your doctor can design an appropriate preventative program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does a regular headache feel like? How do tell difference from a severe headache and a migraine?
HA: Refer to WebMD.com/migraines-headaches for review.Get a more detailed answer ›
Separate problems: The headache and back pain are separate problems and need to be addressed separately, but simultaneously for successful pain management outcomes. In many cases headaches and back pain go together although reasons for the association is unclear. My recommendation: see pain management specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
4 fill 1 RCT wis. Headache earache. Toothache but can't tell which. Pain for 3 wks. Teeth severe pain from cold liquid. Possible not tooth related?
Most likely RCT: The tooth pain won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. You can use Tylenol or NSAID for pain control. See a dentist ASAP for assessment and treatment. Do not delay. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
17 weeks pregnant. I've been getting a headache everyday. Sometimes its severe but not all the time. When should I be concerned & tell my obgyn?
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