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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've had a headache for three days straight, help?

I've had a headache for three days straight, help?

Consult your doctor: Headache for three days not responding to pain meds needs to be evaluated. It may be due to high blood pressure, migraine, cluster headache or some other medical condition as it can be due to deveral causes and needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for 3 days straight. The pain is in the right side of my head. Is this serious?

I've had a headache for 3 days straight. The pain is in the right side of my head. Is this serious?

Yes: Any new or changing ha is serious. There may be many causes and some more serious than others. It may be a simple casue, but you may not be trained to know the difference. Depending on age, medical diagnoses, medications, activities and risks, you could have any number of causes. Temporal arteritis, aneurysm, tumor, infection, neuralgia, and more. See a doctor and I would say very soon. ...Read more

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I've had a pounding headache for 3 days straight now, and it gets worse whenever I stand up. What could be causing this?

I've had a pounding headache for 3 days straight now, and it gets worse whenever I stand up. What could be causing this?

Low volume: You proba ly have low blood pressure. When you stand up, gravity pulls your blood down & if you do not have enough volume circulating, one trends to get dizzy and or get headaches. Visit your doctor for a thorough evaluation which includes vitals check. Including orthostatics (measuring blood pressure laying flat, sitting, standing). Starvation can cause that as well. See your doc now. ...Read more

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I've had a bad headache for 3 days straight. I feel dizzy at times, throbbing pain and I get really tired. I have a hard time focusing when it happens?

I've had a bad headache for 3 days straight. I feel dizzy at times, throbbing pain and I get really tired. I have a hard time focusing when it happens?

Possible migraine: Sounds like a migraine headache. Treatment depends upon a good diagnosis by tracking of symptoms on a headache log which I think is the best way to reach that goal. Once we know the type of headache then, treatment becomes much more targeted. I am a headache specialist. If you'd like to have a private consultation. Write me @: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR for virtual appt ...Read more

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I've had a headache for 3 straight days. Yesterday I had a migraine and I took ibuprofen and it helped but I still had a headache. Please help.

I've had a headache for 3 straight days. Yesterday I had a migraine and I took ibuprofen and it helped but I still had a headache. Please help.

Is this unusual?: Always qualified... is this unusual for you? Migraines tend to have a familiar pattern. Head aches have also a familiar plan. IF what your are experiencing is unusual for you, then seek primary care or other more immediate assessment. ...Read more

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I have a dull aching mild front side headache now for three days straight (non-stop). I noticed it when I woke up one morning. Should I be concerned?

I have a dull aching mild front side headache now for three days straight (non-stop). I noticed it when I woke up one morning. Should I be concerned?

Likely not serious: Given your description of a mild headache over 3 days without other neurological symptoms, it's likely not a major issue but still needs to be addressed. It could be viral, stress, dehydration etc. I will recommend plenty of water, rest, Tylenol or Motrin OTC, if you can tolerate that. If not helpful, consult a healthcare provider to determine proper management of your condition. Do not ignore it. ...Read more

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On an only fruits diet for three days straight. The first two days felt great, but today I have a severe headache and trouble concentrating. Continue?

On an only fruits diet for three days straight. The first two days felt great, but today I have a severe headache and trouble concentrating. Continue?

Why?: Why are you on this crazy diet? It's mostly sugar, natural sugars, but still sugar. What are you doing about protein? How about something with more fiber? How about some whole grains? Green leafy vegetables? . How about something with some calcium in it? An all fruit diet is not healthy. You are missing way too much vital nutrition. ...Read more

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I hit my head on a ceiling fan last weekend but im just now feeling very painful headaches for three straight days. Could I have a concusion?

I hit my head on a ceiling fan last weekend but im just now feeling very painful headaches for three straight days. Could I have a concusion?

Concussion: Not likely a concussion. Headaches are usually immediate and worse with bending, stooping and exercise. There are too many questions required to determine the type of headache and a physical examination including the head and neck is important to make the diagnosis. Inwould see the medical doctor and seek a referral to a neurologist who specializes in headaches. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing body tremors for three straights days causing me have headaches and my hands have a little shake and I have a dull touch help?

I have been experiencing body tremors for three straights days causing me have headaches and my hands have a little shake and I have a dull touch help?

Physiological Tremor: What are you describing is an exaggerated physiological tremor. With your medical history of blood and lymph cancer, would check with your doctor whether there is a recurrence or you have an infection in your body. ...Read more

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Headaches for three days straight, vomiting for about two weeks on and off, my period was only 2dys (usually is 4/5) bloated and tired. What can it be?

Headaches for three days straight, vomiting for about two weeks on and off, my period was only 2dys (usually is 4/5) bloated and tired. What can it be?

Pregnancy: Pregnancy is a possibility if you have been having unprotected sex and your period was abnormal. Check a pregnancy test to know for sure. You could also have a gastrointestinal problem causing bloating and vomiting. Viral infections often make you tired and can cause headaches. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm a 23 yr old female and have been having headache for three weeks straight. I've noticed it more focused on the right side. What should I do?

I'm a 23 yr old female and have been having headache for three weeks straight. I've noticed it more focused on the right side. What should I do?

ER: Go see a neurologist. He may order mri, eeg, cat scan plus complete neurological exam. Migraigne, cluster headache, arteriovenous malformations, tumors, can all be associated. Do not wait any longer, see neurologist or go to emergency room asap. ...Read more

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I have had a headache for 3 days straight in the front of head why? What could cause it pain pills are not really helping

Frontal headache: A frontal region headache can range from an annoyance to completely debilitating condition. Common causes for frontal headache are underlying conditions like tension type headache, frontal sinusitis, giant cell arteritis or migraine. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for the proper treatment. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for two days straight, I've taken headache meds. But they aren't helping, what can I do?

I've had a headache for two days straight, I've taken headache meds. But they aren't helping, what can I do?

Headaches: If this is the worst headache that you have experienced. Then you may need to see your doctor. Otherwise most headaches are either tension type headaches or migraine headaches. If they fluctuate with your period then it may be hormonally related. If there are other symptoms like dizziness, visual problems. Weakness, speech issues, then you probably should seek out your doctor. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for two days straight. Hurts on the sides and front. Also can't sleep. Any causes?

I've had a headache for two days straight. Hurts on the sides and front. Also can't sleep. Any causes?

A multiplicity of: Potential causes. If the pain is so bad it is preventing you from sleeping, and especially if you rarely get headaches, I suggest you have this evaluated right away (meaning in urgent care or an emergency room.) If you have a regular doctor who can see you today I would call and go there right away. This can be a serious problem or it may be something minor, better to err on the side of caution. ...Read more

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Why have a headache for 2 days straight. I didn't fall or anything.

Why have a headache for 2 days straight. I didn't fall or anything.

Many reasons: Weather changes, stress, tiredness, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, infections, and others causes. ...Read more

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I've had headache for 5 days straight days, why would it lasy that long?

I've had headache for 5 days straight days, why would it lasy that long?

Many causes: The most common causes of headache at your age are either a migrane or tension headache or sinus infection. (if you have cold) is it continuous or on and off? Headache lasting that long may be serious and would warrant evaluation. ...Read more

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My husband has had headaches for 5 days straight he is 54 yes if age. Do u know what the cause might be?

My husband has had headaches for 5 days straight he is 54 yes if age. Do u know what the cause might be?

Is this new?: Is this unsual for him? Has he overeaten? Eaten too much junk food? Sugar? Caffiene withdrawal? Mold exposure? Viral syndrome? High blood pressure? Does he have other symptoms? More information is needed to give a better answer. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for at least five days straight. My nipples hurt when I touch them. And I couldn't sleep at night.

I've had a headache for at least five days straight. My nipples hurt when I touch them. And I couldn't sleep at night.

Headaches R comm: See a neurologist for evaluation and work up or at least u pcp and he can address u nipples also. ...Read more

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Is having a headache for two days straight normal?

Is having a headache for two days straight normal?

? migraine: Migraine headaches can last several days, and this is not unexpected, but if this pattern continues, time to get addressed at your doctor's office. ...Read more