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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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What causes one side of the head to ache? I woke up with a slight headache on the right side of my head....Slightly above the eye

What causes one side of the head to ache? I woke up with a slight headache on the right side of my head....Slightly above the eye

Check blood pressure: You need to have your blood pressure checked and see your doctor. High blood pressure is a likely cause for a headache in your race, however a headache behind the eye can be even more serious and signify an aneurysm. Seek medical attention, a head ct as well. ...Read more

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Loss of appeite, lower one sided back pain. Head aches mentrual 2 days bright red the 3 days of brownish red spotting. Tubes were cut and burnt 5yrs ?

Loss of appeite, lower one sided back pain. Head aches mentrual 2 days bright red the 3 days of brownish red spotting.  Tubes were cut and burnt 5yrs ?

Menses: First - the color of your menstrual blood is of little significance clinically. Brown spotting is usually older blood being cleaned from the uterus. There is a low failure rate with tubal ligation. You may have had some hormonal imbalance leading to ^'ed menstrual symptoms. If you aren't sure if it was you actual period & you have been sexually active - can take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Every morning when i wake up this week i've had a saw neck causing tension head ache on one side all day why is this happening?

Every morning when i wake up this week i've had a saw neck causing tension head ache on one side all day why is this happening?

Pillow: Best guess would be a horrible pillow. As a spine specialist i can't overemphasize the importance of a great pillow that supports your neck at night. If someone has no pain, they can get away with a cheapo cotton/feather pillow, but if you have cervical joint pain or other neck pain, you really need to support the neck for the several hours of sleep each night. ...Read more

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I suffered subdural haemorrhage one year ago. now I am getting head ache on one side of my head almost every day. is that anything to worry?

I suffered subdural haemorrhage one year ago. now I am getting head ache on one side of my head almost every day. is that anything to worry?

Headache: It is important for you to see your doctor. It might not be related to your prior hemorrhage, but persistent daily headaches do need further evaluation. ...Read more

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When I sleep on my left side I get a bad head ache so I tried to go to the right but I get real dizzy when I do can any one help ?

When I sleep on my left side I get a bad head ache so I tried to go to the right but I get real dizzy when I do can any one help ?

Sleeping dizzy/ H/A: Go to ER today to be evaluated . May be carotid, vascular or cardiac but will need to do imaging.Please go to ER today. usually dizzy occurs on standing due to gravity/autonomic effects so dizzy while lying down,when there is an increase in blood return is a concern. ...Read more

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On the left side of my body I have acne bumps on face an head ache an feel sick to my stomach what could this be if it's all on one side of my body?

On the left side of my body I have acne bumps on face an head ache an feel sick to my stomach what could this be if it's all on one side of my body?

Acne or shingles: It could be acne, or hypersensitivity dermatitis (a skin reaction to something). It could also be shingles if it's all on one side. Shingles is usually very painful and if you see your doctor within 3 days of it starting, you can take medication to decrease the symptoms. ...Read more

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Throbbing on my right hand side of my head really sore tender to touch what is this is this tension headache or migraine it really hurts on one side?

Throbbing on my right hand side of my head really sore tender to touch what is this is this tension headache or migraine it really hurts on one side?

Cutaneous allodynia: Throbbing unilateral pain is usually migraine. When a migraine goes on for a while without effective treatment, you can develop "cutaneous allodynia," which is when your skin becomes sensitive to touch, combing, water, or other usually non-painful stimuli. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

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