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Why do I get headaches above my left eye & they never go away?

Why do I get headaches above my left eye & they never go away?

Need more info: First, forget right or left because no disease process is always on left side of the head in all patients. If a pain is always (not 99%) but always on the same side be very concerned about a structural problem which can include many local diseases such as sinusitis, bone infection, brain tumors, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformation & even migraine (but note 100% unilaterality in migraine is rare. ...Read more

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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I get headache 4 times a week. Very bad one. It's early in a morning when I wake up or later on night. Specially above my left eye. What can I do.

I get headache 4 times a week. Very bad one. It's early in a morning when I wake up or later on night. Specially above my left eye. What can I do.

Chronic daily HA's: Little question, your headaches are out of control and would suggest starting with a preventative agent to breakup pattern asap. Do not hesitate, schedule appointment. Could use prescription med such as depakote, topiraimate, but maybe otc like riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, coq10. ...Read more

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I get headaches that are always deep behind left eye. They normally last for 2 to 3 days. What may be the cause?

I get headaches that are always deep behind left eye.  They normally last for 2 to 3 days.  What may be the cause?

Possibilities: Sinus congestion tops the list
could also be glaucoma pinched occipital nerve
vasculitis
so a medical and visual exam is needed. ...Read more

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I get major headaches every day almost. It feels like it's near my left eye. Why do I get headaches like these? Is there anything I can take for them?

I get major headaches every day almost. It feels like it's near my left eye. Why do I get headaches like these? Is there anything I can take for them?

Chronic headaches: Chronic headaches are often caused by TMJ dysfunction: bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching) and/or a bad bite.
Make an appointment with your dentist for an exam and evaluation.
Also, Check with your medical doctor. ...Read more

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My kid always have headache and pain in left eye. When he has pain in eye his eye get swellon. What should I do?

My kid always have headache and pain in left eye.  When he has pain in eye his eye get swellon. What should I do?

Needs to see: His doctor asap. There are many reasons for head pain, but the eye issues need to be addressed asap. Do not hesitate but have a doctor examine him, and consider also having an ophthalmologist examine the eye. ...Read more

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My left eye vision is weak. If I watch tv for more than 4hrs a day I get bad headaches on right side of my head. Is this caused by my weak left eye.?

My left eye vision is weak. If I watch tv for more than 4hrs a day I get bad headaches on right side of my head. Is this caused by my weak left eye.?

Unsure: Your symptoms may be relieved with glasses. However, you need a proper eye exam to determine this. Good luck and make an appointment with your doctor asap.
Feel better... ...Read more

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Why does my left eye get a red line through it followed by a migraine headache?

Why does my left eye get a red line through it followed by a migraine headache?

Migraines: Some migraines are associated with visual auras. This is very common. If the red one is in your visual field then you are having a migraine that involves the visual part of the brain. If the red line is in your eye and the headaches on the same side you may be having cluster headaches. Both are a form of vascular headaches. ...Read more

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Why do I get headaches in the back lower side of my head? Along with left eye vision problems?

Why do I get headaches in the back lower side of my head? Along with left eye vision problems?

Possibly migraine : Headache with visual disturbance is likely migrainous related at your age. A comprehensive eye exam will help to reassure that the eyes are healthy and not the cause of the symptoms. As far as your headaches, if the frequency and severity do not allow for a reasonably functional life, I recommend that you see your primary care doctor to assess & treat. ...Read more

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Starting from the top. I get like a migraine ype headache everyday over my left eyebrow. About a year ago a few different occasions I just all of a?

Starting from the top. I get like a migraine ype headache everyday over my left eyebrow.  About a year ago a few different occasions I just all of a?

Migraines: Certainly sound like they could be migraines. Often migraines become worse with long time use of over-the-counter medications to treat pain. There are effective treatment and lifestyle approaches to migraines. Please see your physician or make a virtual appointment for further guidance. ...Read more

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I get a headache behind left eye when sleeping on left side. When I get up headache goes away in about 1/2 hour. Then I can go back to sleep?

I get a headache behind left eye when sleeping on left side. When I get up headache goes away in about 1/2 hour. Then I can go back to sleep?

Could be your neck: Positional headaches such as you describe likely are neck related. Pain generators in posterior neck often refer symptoms to behind one or other eye. ...Read more

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I have a flu. I get constant headaches and for 2 days now the pain has been concentrated in one place. Above my left eye, it is very sharp pain. Help!

I have a flu. I get constant headaches and for 2 days now the pain has been concentrated in one place. Above my left eye, it is very sharp pain. Help!

Sinus: The flu runs you down and allows for secondary infections to develop. It sounds like you developed an infection of the l frontal sinus and will need antibiotics.
Tell your parents and have a doc take a look a simple ct would prove the infection but don't sit back check that sinus asap.
You amy need a week or 2 of a good antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have eye pain in my right eye when I look to the left, I have a strabismus in my left eye for 30+ years and never get eye pain or headaches.

I have eye pain in my right eye when I look to the left, I have a strabismus in my left eye for 30+ years and never get eye pain or headaches.

Unlikely connection: Usually strabismus does not cause eye pain, with a few exceptions. If there is a hypotropia when moving the eye nasally, you may have a brown syndrome, where the tendon of the superior oblique "hangs up" at the trochlea. Trying to move the eye anyway may cause discomfort. With optic neuritis eye movement often causes pain, but in any direction. ...Read more

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Suffering from SVT and I think there's a lump on right testical but can't find it when see doc, get pains in back+feel sick twitching+headache left eye.

Suffering from SVT and I think there's a lump on right testical but can't find it when see doc, get pains in back+feel sick twitching+headache left eye.

Relax first: If you could. If you feel that there is a lump, talk to a urologist and have him do a physical exam on you to ensure that it is not test ocular cancer... Then sort out the causes if your back pain, fast heart rate, etc. But please relax first, it might slow you heart down! Best luck to you and happy easter weekend! ...Read more

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I have headaches associated with pain from my left eye but when I close my left eye the headache and pain gradually goes away. What's causing it?

Asthenopia?: You may have some eye strain cause by difference in the shape of your two eyes. If one is slightly shorter than the other you will have a difference in prescription which is untreated could cause strain in one eye. ...Read more

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Constant headache, no meds helping. Blurry left eye when looking close, pain behind eye that comes and goes. What could be the cause?

Constant headache, no meds helping. Blurry left eye when looking close, pain behind eye that comes and goes. What could be the cause?

Eye Pain needs eval: Eye pain can be caused by many things, many not dangerous. However, you need to rule out an eye problem as these, left unchecked, could result in damage, loss of vision or worse. ...Read more

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My left eye is blurry and i have a headache?

My left eye is blurry and i have a headache?

Headache: With blurry vision in one eye needs immediate evaluation. Will be concerned about serious causes like brain tumor, acute closed angle glaucoma, if trauma or previous eye surgery retinal detachment, temporal arteritis and etc ...Read more

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What can cause a headache I have over my left eye?

What can cause a headache I have over my left eye?

Many things: There are very many things that can cause headaches form classic migraine variants to High blood pressure, to sinus infections, to hormonal issues, to various food precipitants, to more serious underlying issues. Headaches are common and usually are easily cured with an over the counter headache medication. If they do not work or if the headache is unbearable, then you need to see a Dr. ...Read more

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Pain in my left eye and headaches also sensitive to daylight and sun?

Pain in my left eye and headaches also sensitive to daylight and sun?

Need more info: If this happens commonly and typically passes on its own or with OTC analgesics after several hours, then the description suggests migraine headache. With this info though, could also be an eye problem (potentially serious especially with a red eye) or left-sided sinus issues. Recurrent headaches and eye issues generally need an in-person exam or at least a longer conversation with a doc. ...Read more

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I've been getting sharp pains above my left eye & I've had a few headaches as well. What could this be?

I've been getting sharp pains above my left eye & I've had a few headaches as well. What could this be?

See your doctor: Your symptoms could represent multiple problems. How long has this been going on for? Does anything provoke these attacks? You could simply have a benign headache or migraine. You should speak with your doctor who can take a full history and give you a better answer. ...Read more

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I have been getting headache twangs above left eye for past two weeks. It is intermittent and sometimes moves to top of head on opposite side.

I have been getting headache twangs above left eye for past two weeks. It is intermittent and sometimes moves to top of head on opposite side.

We can't diagnose: This with the available info. Don't know severity or accompanying symptoms. But, if significant in intensity, medical assessment may help to get to the bottom of this. Take care. ...Read more

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I been having headaches for 3 weeks for the pass 3 days it hasn't gone away I feel dripping in my head im losing sight in my left eye i been throwing?

Check eye pressure. : You may have elevated intraocular pressure. (high eye pressure). I'd recommend an evaluation by an ophthalmologist or optometrist today. ...Read more

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I have been having headache. So the Dr suggested me to wear 0.25 on my right &0.75 on my left eye for 6months to improve my eyes. So is it worth using?

I have been having headache. So the Dr suggested me to wear 0.25 on my right &0.75 on my left eye for 6months to improve my eyes. So is it worth using?

Clearer vision : Prior to wearing the glasses, if you were squinting a lot to see more clearly, then yes, the glasses will reduce this muscle tension that can lead to headaches & eye strain. Of course this depends on the person & the type of work environment. You might also try better posture exercises to help reduce other areas of muscle tension. I suggest www.builtlean.com for a compendium of useful exercises. ...Read more