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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 recently developed severe intermittent headaches behind my left eye that radiates across my temple. They come often and last less than 10 secs.

I have recently developed severe intermittent headaches behind my left eye that radiates across my temple. They come often and last less than 10 secs.

Headaches could: arise from numerous factors such as high blood pressure, eye problems especially in diabetics, migraines or sinusitis. Only your primary care doc can decide on what the specific cause is. Get well. ...Read more

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What could be wrong with me? I have a very frequent head rush, intermittent headaches, nausea, lethargy and low mood.

What could be wrong with me? I have a very frequent head rush, intermittent headaches, nausea, lethargy and low mood.

See below: Are these new sx? Even if these symptoms are not new, but bothersome, please contact your primary care for a complete evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a 8 mm calcification on the right frontal lobe of my brain. Can that cause issues with word finding, brainfog and give intermittent headaches?

I have a 8 mm calcification on the right frontal lobe of my brain. Can that cause issues with word finding, brainfog and give intermittent headaches?

Possible, not likely: Calcifications in and around the brain can come from many different causes -- knowing more about the history of your calcification would be helpful at answering your question. Most would not cause headaches, and would be unlikely to cause "brain fog" or word finding troubles unless it is causing seizures. Medications are probably the most common cause of the symptoms you mention. ...Read more

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I have had head pressure for quite a few weeks now with intermittent headaches and a bit of nose stuffiness. Sometimes, i feel dizzy and my eye is bulging. What shouldi do?

I have had head pressure for quite a few weeks now with intermittent headaches and a bit of nose stuffiness. Sometimes, i feel dizzy and my eye is bulging. What shouldi do?

See a doctor: Do this fairly soon. If your eye is truly bulging you will need a ct scan of the brain and possibly an MRI with cuts through the orbit. See a neurologist and get this thoroughly evaluated. Good luck, . ...Read more

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A box fell from the wardrobe and hit my wife on the head she did not get knocked out but her head is now sore and she is getting intermittent headache?

A box fell from the wardrobe and hit my wife on the head she did not get knocked out but her head is now sore and she is getting intermittent headache?

Go to closest A&E: Anything falling on body part can cause soreness but intermittent headache is worrisome for bleeding in brain, especially if change in function or level of consciousness, and/or accompanied by nausea & vomiting. Without any more details, most conservative recommendation is to get her to closest A&E for imaging & evaluation. While I don't want to be an alarmist, it's better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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40.1 temp C. Post nasal drip, chest clear yesterday, intermittent headache & knee pain. Fever came down for 6-8hrs then up again. ER trip?

40.1 temp C. Post nasal drip, chest clear yesterday, intermittent headache & knee pain. Fever came down for 6-8hrs then up again. ER trip?

See your pediatricia: You need to call your pediatrician right now to ask what they think is best as this sounds like a rather sick little girl who needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have had an intermittent sharp headache on my right side for 3 days! what could this indicate or what causes it? Please help me.

I have had an intermittent sharp headache on my right side for 3 days! what could this indicate or what causes it? Please help me.

See your doctor.: Your headache could be caused by sinus pain, vascular (migraine) pain, or a serious condition of the nerve called temporal arteritis, which could affect your vision. Do you ever get headaches? Is this the worst headache of your life, do you have visual changes, fever? Does it keep you awake at night? If any of these answers suggest something unusual, go to the er right away for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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What does a CT brain scan with contrast looks for? Recently had one for intermittent daily headaches.

What does a CT brain scan with contrast looks for?  Recently had one for intermittent daily headaches.

Not sure: If headaches are progressive, positional or began recently a brain tumor, deep sinus infection, hydrocephalus, pseudotumor of SDH might be suspected If this is the worse headache of your life:Aneurysmal rupture. If chronic without progression and there is a family history and this all began years ago I have no idea why you would receive a CT (unless something was found on exam /fever) ...Read more