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I have a headache. What could be causing it?

I have a headache. What could be causing it?

Many: Headaches could be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...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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My eyes are often heavy. They are sometimes red and i sometimes have headaches. What could possibly cause this?

My eyes are often heavy. They are sometimes red and i sometimes have headaches. What could possibly cause this?

Dry eyes? Glaucoma ?: Many possible causes such as dry eye, glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, or simply the need for glasses. Please see an ophthalmologist for a complete examination. ...Read more

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My nose burns and I have a slight headache what could b causing this?

My nose burns and I have a slight headache what could b causing this?

Allergy: This could be related to allergic rhinitis causing inflammation in the sinuses. If it continues or worsens, or of you start to develop other symptoms with your headache, you should see your pcp. ...Read more

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I have a nose bleed 4 times this week and I also have a headache. What exactly could of cause this?

I have a nose bleed 4 times this week and I also have a headache. What exactly could of cause this?

Possible sinusitis: Without a physical exam, and more details, it is hard to say, but one possibility is a sinus infection - it is a common cause of frontal headaches and headaches "behind the eyes" - often a pressure like pain. The infection also affects the nasal mucosa which makes it more susceptible to nose bleeds. FYI if you are having nosebleeds, don't take aspirin, and try not to blow your nose hard! ...Read more

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I have black out spells when it happens my head gets hot and it starts to go away but i have a brief headache after what could be causing this?

I have black out spells when it happens my head gets hot and it starts to go away but i have a brief headache after what could be causing  this?

See a neurologist : Anytime you black out it is serious and you must be seen right away!! You need an evaluation to find out what is going on ...Read more

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I have had two recurrent miscarriages at 5 weeks for both and since the last miscarriage I have been having bad headaches what could be the cause?

I have had two recurrent miscarriages at 5 weeks for both and since the last miscarriage I have been having bad headaches what could be the cause?

U need to see U PCP: Headache is a symptoms and can be caused by many thing, u need to see u primary care physician for eviction and treatment. ...Read more

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I have had a dull headache in my forehead/eye area for the past 4 days. No congestion. I do not normally have headaches. What could cause this?

I have had a dull headache in my forehead/eye area for the past 4 days. No congestion.  I do not normally have headaches. What could cause this?

Several things..: Eye/forehead aching is sometimes due to ocular surface problems (e.g., dry eye, allergy eye) because the cornea is exquisitely sensitive. If the pain is worse with visual activity, eyestrain could be the cause, and glasses could help. You could have congestion in your frontal sinus even though you don't feel otherwise congested. A lesser possibility is a migraine or other type of headache. ...Read more

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I have extreme headaches any idea on what could be causing them?

I have extreme headaches any idea on what could be causing them?

Many reasons: There are many possible reasons for your headaches. Anxiety/ tension headache, allergy histamine headaches, bulging or herniated cervical discs, post traumatic head injury, post concussion syndrome, migraines, menstrual induced migraines, brain rumors, cerebral aneurysm, sinusitis, vision difficulties, poorly controlled hypertension, hyperthyroidism, brain abscess, pituitary rumors, levtemperature. ...Read more