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Every time i cough my left side of my head hurts. Why? I'm not coughing hard I have not been sick...

Every time i cough my left side of my head hurts. Why? I'm not coughing hard I have not been sick...

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more


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Why sometimes my left side of my head hurts by my temple ? I have slight sharp pains . It doesn't feel like a headache. It would happen then go away

Why sometimes my left side of my head hurts by my temple ? I have slight sharp pains . It doesn't feel like a headache. It would happen then go away

Neuralgia: Neuralgia is a condition causing sharp, shooting pains coming from nerves in the scalp area and not from brain pathology. They are more of a nuisance disorder than anything serious. If symptoms worsen have your md check you and order any pertinent tests however. ...Read more

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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Identify events that trigger headaches
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See your doctor
Once
Watch for food reactions
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See a dentist about your headaches
Once
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I have fibroids which have bee causing pain in my left side. My head hurts on that side as well as my legs and pelvic area. What is wrong with me? :(

I have fibroids which have bee causing pain in my left side. My head hurts on that side as well as my legs and pelvic area. What is wrong with me? :(

Fibroids: Fibroids can be causing the pelvic and leg pain by putting pressure on the nerves running inside the pelvis (some nerves go from the spine to the leg through the pelvis). The headaches may be stress or tension headaches caused by the chronic pain, but are not directly related to the fibroids. ...Read more

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Why i get pain swollen vein on my left side of my head. It hurts as you touch. I massage it it hurts too much?

Why  i get   pain swollen vein  on my left side of my head. It hurts as you touch. I massage it it hurts too much?

An artery: Sounds more like an artery than a vein...Suggest consultation with a doctor...Inflamed arteries in this are are more common than veins and may be a sign of other medical problems. ...Read more

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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Treat all household members with nix permethrin with dr approval
15 Min, Weekly for 2 Weeks
Check every person with lice for nits (eggs) every day
5 Min, Daily for 3 Weeks
Do a thorough cleaning of beds, sofas, and play areas. Do the laundry
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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help now
Once
Try not to diagnose yourself
Once
Don't drive a vehicle--have someone else drive you
Once
Ice the area, if you can
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I have a bump on my left side of my head and it hurts to touch and it is getting bigger what is this?? I am 3 months pregnant n I am on bloodthinner

I have a bump on my left side of my head and it hurts to touch and it is getting bigger what is this?? I am  3 months pregnant n I am on bloodthinner

Contact doctor: It could be bleeding under the skin and you should contact your doctor as soon as possible. What kind of blood thinner are you on? I trust that it is not warfarin/coumadin! ...Read more

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