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I often get headaches in the area located behind my eyes. Are these migraines?

I often get headaches in the area located behind my eyes. Are these migraines?

Get checked out: This could be migraines. However, it could also be cluster headaches or something more ominous. Headaches are very common but with the limited info, you shold see your family doctor, especially if you have never been evaluated for this in past. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more


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Knots or lumps under both of my ears near the neck. They are causing mucus and popping constantly in my ears. Can these be massaged out? What are they

Knots or lumps under both of my ears near the neck. They are causing mucus and popping constantly in my ears. Can these be massaged out? What are they

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesions. Do not expect massage to remove these. Please consult your doctor to avoid more damage to your skin and ears. ...Read more

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I keep getting a headache that consists of pain behind my right eye. How can I treat this. I've tried anti-histamines. I get many different kinds of headaches. Throbbing in the back of the head, pain around the temples and face, and also pain behind the

I keep getting a headache that consists of pain behind my right eye. How can I treat this.  I've tried anti-histamines. I get many different kinds of headaches.  Throbbing in the back of the head, pain around the temples and face, and also pain behind the

The : The most common benign cause of severe headaches is migraine. Migraine can feel like painful throbbing in the back of the head, around the eyes and behind the eyes. Migraine often comes with sensitivity to light, noise, and smells, and with nausea and vomiting. Most people with migraine prefer to lie down in a dark, quiet room, until the headache passes, which can take many hours. Migraine headaches have to be separated from migrainous headaches. These headaches share many of the same features, such as severity, pulsing and pressurelike pain, but unlike migraine, they are not benign -- they are symptoms of a serious problem affecting the brain, the linings of the brain, the eyes, or other contents of the skull. Migrainous headaches can be caused by brain aneurysms, tumors, other structural problems of the brain or skull, inflammatory conditions like giant cell arteritis or vasculitis, tearing of the lining of the arteries to the brain (called dissection), or tolosa-hunt syndrome, just to name a few causes. Headaches behind or near the eye can be caused by optic neuritis, glaucoma, dental problems, sinus infections or cavernous sinus thrombosis, among other causes that shouldn't be ignored. Most serious causes of headache become worse over time, especially if untreated, and would almost invariably lead to severe damage or death. It is very important to get new, different, or unusual headaches evaluated. ...Read more

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I get headaches/ migraines often. Usually on the left side, starting right behind my eye. I'm 18. What could be the cause of these?

I get headaches/ migraines often. Usually on the left side, starting right behind my eye.  I'm 18. What could be the cause of these?

Cause unknown: Now the first thing you need to do is make sure to see a physician, preferably a headache specialist who will probably do an mri, as well as thorough detailed physical exams and blood work. Assuming you have already had this done. There are a variety of meds which can help to prevent headaches, many patients find taking magnesium daily, or massage can help reduce the severity of the headaches, . ...Read more

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I have migraine-like stabbing pain and headaches in the front and sides of my head, behind my ears and eyes as well. Could I have cluster headaches?

I have migraine-like stabbing pain and headaches in the front and sides of my head, behind my ears and eyes as well. Could I have cluster headaches?

Possibly migraine : Cluster headaches are severe type of headaches which often occur in middle of the night and affect men a lot more commonly compared to females. The pain in migraines can be as severe, but is often longer lasting. The head pain in cluster headaches is often accompanied by eye redness, etc. Consult your primary physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I get severe headaches at times in different parts of my head at the front or side fronts...Doctors said its not migraine.Why do I get these headaches?

I get severe headaches at times in different parts of my head at the front or side fronts...Doctors said its not migraine.Why do I get these headaches?

Headaches : The question should be what is causing my headaches then. If you meet criteria for migraine you have migraine. Make sure you get an answer for your headaches perhaps seeing a headache specialist in your area, who can give you the correct diagnosis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Frequent headache over right eye brow and right temple sometims right ear what are some of the things that can cause this? Headache is always in same

Frequent headache over right eye brow and right temple sometims right ear what are some of the things that can cause this? Headache is always in same

Exam needed : Based upon the information headaches of a primary type such as migraines are frequently located above or around the eye and can be constant in nature. Other types of headaches can also produce the same effect including even tension headaches but this is a bit unusual when it is strictly one sided. You are welcome to look me up at www.healthtap.com/drdaghafi to discuss things more. ...Read more

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I study now strongly because of exams...I suffer from headache in area of forehead and eyes and ache in nasal cavity in spring..Wts the cause to pain?

I study now strongly because of exams...I suffer from headache in area of forehead and eyes and ache in nasal cavity in spring..Wts the cause to pain?

Decongestant : Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. This could also be referred pain from stress. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing zig zag shaped lines in the outer corners of my eyes. They seem to be the shape of my eye from the top to the bottom only. They flutter and appear silver in color and when I get them I also get a headache with them. What is causing

I've been experiencing zig zag shaped lines in the outer corners of my eyes. They seem to be the shape of my eye from the top to the bottom only. They flutter and appear silver in color and when I get them I also get a headache with them. What is causing

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read more

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I keep getting headaches towards the left side of my head. Why are they recurring in this area?

I keep getting headaches towards the left side of my head. Why are they recurring in this area?

Type of headache: To mention few- migraine, chronic paroxysmal hemicrania, one sided eye, ear, sinus, throat problems including tm joint? See your doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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The nerves on both sides of my nose pulsate endlessly and I think are causing the pain in my sinus area, is this a neurological disorder?

The nerves on both sides of my nose pulsate endlessly and I think are causing the pain in my sinus area, is this a neurological disorder?

Likely no: It's hard to know what you mean by "nerves on both sides of the nose." this is likely a pulsating sensation coming from pressure within the maxillary sinuses due to infection or from irritation of the infra-orbital nerves which run under the eye and through the top of the maxillary sinus before exiting the skull below your eye to give sensation over the cheeks. ...Read more

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I keep having these muscle twitches in my scalp on the sides of my forehead. Although they are not painful, they are consistent & annoying.

I keep having these muscle twitches in my scalp on the sides of my forehead. Although they are not painful, they are consistent & annoying.

Try Botox.: Although Botox has typically been used for cosmetic purposes to rest muscles, the twitches you are experiencing are due to muscular movement caused by neuron firing. By resting the muscles both on forehead and on scalp with botox, you could effectively treat this annoying but non-detrimental issue. ...Read more

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Headaches directly above the eyebrows and straight across. Sometimes in the upper middle of my forehead. Also in the temples. What could this be? All of sudden they're almost daily :(

Headaches directly above the eyebrows and straight across. Sometimes in the upper middle of my forehead. Also in the temples. What could this be? All of sudden they're almost daily :(

Some possibilities: This could be many things- most commonly, sinusitis, corrective vision needs, migraines, tensions headaches, evidence of low or high blood sugar, and others including if you have had a significant fever/neck pain, meningitis or even the common cold/flu. See your doctor to get a full workup as this has persisted. ...Read more

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I get random extreme sharp headaches, mostly the top/temple part. it concerns me as it's always in the same spot..could these be migraine headaches?

I get random extreme sharp headaches, mostly the top/temple part. it concerns me as it's always in the same spot..could these be migraine headaches?

Migraine: Migraine headaches are common at your age and can exhibit pain over the head and behind the ears. The exact cause is not known. For starters, you could try some self care strategies like warm compresses, massages, hot showers, relaxation, green tea. Talk to your pcp or a neurologist right away because they are possible due to some illnesses too. ...Read more

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The jolts are not in my scalp though...they zap between temple to temple like behind my eyes or something?

The jolts are not in my scalp though...they zap between temple to temple like behind my eyes or something?

Headache? Drug w/d: Sounds like you might be referencing another/previous post. You might be describing a (migraine) headache. Or drug withdrawal (although you didn't list any medications). Discuss your concerns w/your Family Doc who can refer to Neurologist as appropriate. ...Read more

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I have 2 pimples in my outer right ear which is also accompanied with ringing in the ear while laying down, are these 2 related?

I have 2 pimples in my outer right ear which is also accompanied with ringing in the ear while laying down, are these 2 related?

See your doctor: Ramsay-Hunt syndrome is due to viral infection in the ear and is usually associated with hearing loss, not ringing, but please get this checked out. Ringing can be caused by some medications - bring a list of yours. ...Read more

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How are calcium deposits located in the mocular area of your eye treated i just found out/causing blurred vision?

How are calcium deposits located in the mocular area of your eye treated i just found out/causing blurred vision?

Drusen: The most common deposits in the macula of the eye are called drusen and can be a part of macular degeneration. Drusen can also be hereditary and harmless. Ask your ophthalmologist. ...Read more