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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 5 days and its not going away what can this be?

Many things.: I'd need more information, but if you've had a headache for 5 days, you should see a doctor or go to the nearest emergency room. Headache symptoms can be minor or life threatening. ...Read more

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I have had a headache for 5 days and no matter what I do or take it wont go away?

I have had a headache for 5 days and no matter what I do or take it wont go away?

Seek care: See a physician for this. There are a number of different causes of a long headache like yours, including serious diagnoses. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) (not ibuprofen) and call for an appointment. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have had a headache for 5 days. I don't have any nausea or light sensitivity. Could it be a migraine?

I have had a headache for 5 days. I don't have any nausea or light sensitivity. Could it be a migraine?

Migraine diagnostic: The specific diagnostic criteria for migraine are: unilateral, throbbing pain that lasts from 4 to 72 hours. The pain is moderate or severe in intensity. Aggravation by or causing avoidance of routine physical activity (climbing stairs). The headache must have at least one of the following: nausea, light sensitivity or sound sensitivity. You don't have a migraine. See your PCP for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery 10 days ago. I have had daily headaches past 5 days that aren't letting up. Is this normal? What causes it?

I had laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery 10 days ago. I have had daily headaches past 5 days that aren't letting up. Is this normal? What causes it?

Stress, pain.: it could be from anesthesia, reaction to the medication you are taking, including your pain medication, could be constipation which is popular after this kind of surgery.it could be caffeine withdraw if you are not drinking as much as you use to. list is long see your doctor. hold off on the pain medication and take Excedrin for a change and see if that will make your headache go away. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had a headache for five straight days, what could it be?

What to do if I have had a headache for five straight days, what could it be?

5 day headache: If this is a new onset headache for you, then formal evaluation with a physician is important to be certain this is nothing worrisome. There are many benign causes of prolonged headaches - problems with teeth, sinuses, neck, sleep issues - or infections of certain types - but there can be other more worrisome issues that should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have had a bad headache for 5 days and I am seeing a spot in my left eye. I have had migraine aura, but this spot is stationary. Thoughts?

I have had a bad headache for 5 days  and I am seeing a spot in my left eye.  I have had migraine aura, but this spot is stationary.  Thoughts?

Eye doc: Check in with an eye to evaluate the spot in your vision. You will likely need to dilated and may undergo some in office tests. You are correct, a migraine aura should go away. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had a really bad headache for 5 days with pain behind my right eye and no history of eye problems my vission is near perfect what should I do i?

I have had a really bad headache for 5 days with pain behind my right eye and no history of eye problems my vission is near perfect what should I do i?

Headache: If your headache is persisting this length of time, i would recommend seeing an eye and regular doctor as soon as possible. Your description is not specific for any particular issue and may indicate something serious. ...Read more

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I have had a severe headache for the past 5 days, along with fatigue, light sensitivity. I thought it was a migraine. I have a stiff neck as well toda?

I have had a severe headache for the past 5 days, along with fatigue, light sensitivity. I thought it was a migraine. I have a stiff neck as well toda?

Probably migraine: Most likely you do have a migraine, and stiff neck can be associated, but if you have a fever, feel dizzy, are sleepy or confused, could even consider viral meningitis, although less likely. Phone your doctor and discuss further. ...Read more