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I have had constant headaches for three weeks. Is it likely to be a tumor?

I have had constant headaches for three weeks. Is it likely to be a tumor?

Headache: Brain tumor is an unlikely cause of headache. More commonly, the cause of your headache is stress or tension. With a brain tumor, other symptoms usually occur also like visual changes. ...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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I have had a headache for 3 weeks not a bad one just pulsing temporal area no let up no other symptoms worse in am ?

I have had a headache for 3 weeks not a bad one just pulsing temporal area no let up no other symptoms worse in am ?

Many possibilities: The symptoms mentioned may be signs of a condition know as temporal arteritis. This headache has continued too long to be a classic migraine. High blood pressure can be the cause of am headaches and you might notice a pulsing sensation. It is important to seek the advice of a physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had a bad headache for 3 weeks the 2nd week I went to the doctor and they put me on meds called inderal (propranolol)?

What to do if I have had a bad headache for 3 weeks the 2nd week I went to the doctor and they put me on meds called inderal (propranolol)?

Take the medication: This is not the place to second guess your Dr. If he gave you medications: take them. If you want to know why, how long, what for, side effects and the likes, the time to ask the question is at the doctor's office or give him/her a call. Trust him (or get another that you trust and whose advise you are willing to follow). Otherwise you are waisting your time (and your doctor's) ...Read more

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Sever migraine medicine not helping I have had this headache now for about 3 weeks. Asap response please don't know what else to do or try?

Sever migraine medicine not helping I have had this headache now for about 3 weeks. Asap response please don't know what else to do or try?

Headache (HA) help: Your list shows aspirin, ibu, and tramadol; if that's all you've tried, don't worry. These are painkillers, but they don't 'break' a ha. I usually prescribe Prednisone for intractable ha. If that doesn't work, i sometimes admit people to the hospital for dhe. Usually takes about 2-3 days to work and we can give other IV medications at the same time. You may need to take a daily med to prevent. ...Read more

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I have had a headache for three hours. How can I treat it?

I have had a headache for three hours. How can I treat it?

Try OTC Pain Meds: Try tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen or Aleve at reccomended doses on the package if the headache isn't severe or the very first time you have had a headache. In those cases you need to see a dr. Asap. Otherwise try the simple remedies above. If that doesn't work see a dr. Don't start taking the meds habitually if the headaches continue as you may be creating a "rebound" or medication overuse headache. ...Read more

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I have had a headache for three days now, nothing helps, i feel very weak too. what could be wrong?

I have had a headache for three days now, nothing helps, i feel very weak too. what could be wrong?

Causes of headache: There are several possible causes of a headache that has lasted for 3 days. Further information about your headache and history is needed to be able to determine the most likely cause and what would be the best treatment for you. Most headaches are not due to a serious condition, but some can be, so if any of your symptoms are severe or concerning you may need medical attention and testing. ...Read more

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I have had a headache in my front left side of my head that radiates down my neck for three days is this something I should be concerned with?

I have had a headache in my front left side of my head that radiates down my neck for three days is this something I should be concerned with?

Yes: You are taking many medication that have the ability to cause these problems and they conflict with one another. You need your medication needs reviewed and altered appropriately. ...Read more

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I am a 23 female and have had a headache for about three days now. It is not severe and I feel a bit dizzy with it, almost as if I am hungover. ?

I am a 23  female and have had a headache for about three days now. It is not severe and I feel a bit dizzy with it, almost as if I am hungover. ?

New headaches.: Any new persistent headache needs to be checked as soon as possible. See or call your doc today or tomorrow If it gets worse, dizziness increases, or you have trouble seeing, confusion, weakness or numbness, go to an ER right away. ...Read more

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I have had a headache for three consecutive days I have not had any head trauma the pain is made worse by movement and coughing. Is this serious?

I have had a headache for three consecutive days I have not had any head trauma the pain is made worse by movement and coughing. Is this serious?

See your physician: There are many types of headaches, including migraines, cough, cluster, occipital neuralgia, muscle strain, etc. Keep a log of the timing, duration, severity, and location of your headaches. Also try to identify any headache "triggers" (stress, not sleeping/eating). Take this information to your physician -- three consecutive days is a long time. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/headache.html ...Read more