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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
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
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
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, (topiramate) 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
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?
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 (acetaminophen) or NSAID for pain control. See a dentist ASAP for assessment and treatment. Do not delay. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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