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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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One Sided Headaches (Overview)

One sided headaches is a symptom in which a person has pain in the either the left or right side of the head, but not both sides. Severe headaches or headaches which are worsening each day over several days can be signs of a serious medical problem.


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What causes one sided headaches?

What causes one sided headaches?

Migraine: Usually one-sided headaches represent migraine, but not always. You should be evaluated first by your family doctor. Depending on the exact history and physical exam (s)he can refer you for further evaluation by a headache specialist, if appropriate. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
23 doctors shared insights

One Sided Headaches (Overview)

One sided headaches is a symptom in which a person has pain in the either the left or right side of the head, but not both sides. Severe headaches or headaches which are worsening each day over several days can be signs of a serious medical problem.


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I am having unilateral headache (rt side head, forehead and eye) while having masterbation so what are the causes and treatment?

I am having unilateral headache (rt side head, forehead and eye) while having masterbation so what are the  causes and treatment?

Possible migraine: These symptoms are typical of migraine headache. During masturbation, blood pressure and blood flow increase and may trigger your headaches. Keep a diary of headaches to see when they occur and if you can identify any other triggers? If you are female, watch for masturbation and headache pattern changes during your 28-day cycle. Some women have cycle related migraines. Discuss with a doctor. ...Read more

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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Identify events that trigger headaches
60 Min, Hourly for 4 Weeks
See your doctor and bring a diary of when headaches occurred
Once
Watch for food reactions
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See a dentist about your headaches
Once
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One sided headaches a year after a stroke always on left side sometimes they wake me up and i get light headed they

One sided headaches a year  after a stroke always on left side sometimes they wake me up and i get light headed they

See Your MD Soon: You are on Aspirin and had a hemorrhagic stroke, now you are having recurrent headaches...Not what i like to hear. Obviously, you are also having migraines from your meds. However, if you are not being monitored by a physician, you should be! this is not small potatoes if you are not doing proper follow-up after the stroke. For your own piece of mind, and health, please see your md soon. ...Read more

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What causes one sided headaches?

Migraine: Usually one-sided headaches represent migraine, but not always. You should be evaluated first by your family doctor. Depending on the exact history and physical exam (s)he can refer you for further evaluation by a headache specialist, if appropriate. ...Read more

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Caring for an Elderly Loved One (Checklist)

Check your loved one's balance
once
Remove obstructions that could cause falls
once
Organize medications
monthly
Add railings for support
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What causes one-sided headaches?

What causes one-sided headaches?

Probable migraine: See a neurologist. He/ she may be able to help you if u are hurting that much. ...Read more

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What causes a one sided headache?

What causes  a one sided headache?

Migraine & Surprises: Most doctors who hear of 'one-sided' headaches (has) immediately think of migraines, which are usually on 1 side & often accompanied by 'auras' - symptoms which precede the onset of pain. Some will think of 'tension' has, but these are ill-defined. A good osteopathic hands-on exam can often elucidate the exact cause of 1-sided (or other) has and lead to specific treatment to relieve them. ...Read more

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Living with Type 1 Diabetes (Checklist)

Hypoglycemia is common with type 1 diabetes
once
Check your blood glucose before and after 2 hours after eating
once
Hypoglycemia is likely if the post meal glucose is lower than premeal
once
If you do not feel hypo symptoms, consider use of a continuous sensor
once
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What can I do about a one sided headaches every morning?

What can I do about a one sided headaches every morning?

Morning headaches: See a dentist that treats migraines and headaches and TMJ issues. Also see your medical doctor. ...Read more

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