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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
24 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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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. Tiffanie Noonan
24 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
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See your doctor and bring a diary of when headaches occurred
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Watch for food reactions
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See a dentist about your headaches
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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
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Remove obstructions that could cause falls
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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
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Check your blood glucose before and after 2 hours after eating
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Hypoglycemia is likely if the post meal glucose is lower than premeal
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If you do not feel hypo symptoms, consider use of a continuous sensor
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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

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I've been having one sided headaches. the other day it was the right side of my head, today left. more like migraines. should I worry?

I've been having one sided headaches. the other day it was the right side of my head, today left. more like migraines. should I worry?

No: headaches are for the most part a benign phenomenom. the brain has no pain receptors, so things like brain tumors cause deficits like weakness, numbness, poor speech, altered vision, etc but not pain. migraines or other headache phenomenom can be socially disabling, but never life threatening. ...Read more

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Aftr evry 2 or 3 years,on the start of summer, one sided headache starts occuring on daily basis which lasts for 2months or so,is it sinus or migrain?

Aftr evry 2 or 3 years,on the start of summer, one sided headache starts occuring on daily basis which lasts for 2months or so,is it sinus or migrain?

Likely a migraine: First, you need to figure out the real cause of your headache pain. It has been estimated that approximately 70% of migraine headaches overlie the sinuses and are triggered by changes in barometric pressure (e.g. diving). Rec.: see your orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation, diagnostic and treatment. Further investigation is only needed to determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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I have horrible constant one sided headaches and I see black floaters?

I have horrible constant one sided headaches and I see black floaters?

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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I have horrible constant one sided headaches and I constantly I see black floaters?

I have horrible constant one sided headaches and I constantly I see black floaters?

Classical Migraine: One sided headaches with floaters could be a variation of classical migraine. Or they could be unrelated. You should see your eye md. ...Read more

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Woke up with one sided headache, feels like its on the top of head, hurts a bit more when bending over or coughing. I have tmj, could that cause this?

Woke up with one sided headache, feels like its on the top of head, hurts a bit more when bending over or coughing. I have tmj, could that cause this?

Maybe.. but..: Tmj involves over 70 different things and it may or may not be related. I would suggest seeing a dentist with training in diagnosing TMJ problems to determine if it is related or not. ...Read more

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Constant one-sided headache along with frequently blocked nose. What might this be?

Constant one-sided headache along with frequently blocked nose. What might this be?

Migraine?: One sided headaches can be migraines and can be associated with nasal symptoms. Also if you have a septal deviation, your one side of the nose is always closed, and that can also trigger headaches. Better to get the headaches checked. ...Read more

Headache, One Side Only (Definition)

Headache, one side only ...Read more