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Doctor insights on: Pain Behind Left Eye And Headache

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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 am I waking up with headache every morning, usually on one side, back of head & also sharp pain behind left eye. I've woke up really dizzy to. ?

Why am I waking up with headache every morning,  usually on one side, back of head & also sharp pain behind left eye. I've woke up really dizzy to. ?

Awakening Headache: Cluster, migraine may produce a headache that is present upon awakening. It is important that the doctor first identify and exclude a secondary headache and determine the proper diagnosis. See headache or orofacial pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Constant headache, no meds helping. Blurry left eye when looking close, pain behind eye that comes and goes. What could be the cause?

Constant headache, no meds helping. Blurry left eye when looking close, pain behind eye that comes and goes. What could be the cause?

Eye Pain needs eval: Eye pain can be caused by many things, many not dangerous. However, you need to rule out an eye problem as these, left unchecked, could result in damage, loss of vision or worse. ...Read more

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Past 2 weeks, if i move my left eye to the far left, right, or up, or close the eyelid hard, headache/ pain in lower forhead/behind eye. No other symp?

Past 2 weeks, if i move my left eye to the far left, right, or up, or close the eyelid hard, headache/ pain in lower forhead/behind eye. No other symp?

Possibly sinus issue: You may have sinus problem affecting the structures around the eye and movement of your eye or head may accentuate your symptoms. Have an eye exam to reassure that your eyes are okay and at that time suggestions can beamed on your sinuses. ...Read more

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Why do I have vertigo, strong headache before sleeping and pain behind my left eye?

Why do I have vertigo, strong headache before sleeping and pain behind my left eye?

Have an exam!: Pain around the eye could have many causes.I would recommend a complete eye exam as this could be a significant issue. Vertigo is an entirely different issue, not caused by the eyes.Here too there are many possibilities and a medical exam is indicated. ...Read more

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Last month have had constant mild pain/headache behind left eye. Also have been feeling extra tired, brain fog, etc(these symptoms have been longer)?

Last month have had constant mild pain/headache behind left eye. Also have been feeling extra tired, brain fog, etc(these symptoms have been longer)?

See eye doctor: If you have had this for a month, it is time to see an eye doctor. At the least you need to rule out glaucoma . Once this issue has been settled, you will have to check with your personal doctor to find out the reasons for you neurologic symptoms. Untreated glaucoma can lead to vision loss or even blindness which can come on suddenly. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing severe headaches and was given elavil to see if it wold help me. I have recently started having stabbing pain behind my left eye and it is getting increasingly worse. I also have a stabbing sensation in my cheek bone?

I have been experiencing severe headaches and was given elavil to see if it wold help me. I have recently started having stabbing pain behind my left eye and it is getting increasingly worse. I also have a stabbing sensation in my cheek bone?

More symptoms?: The medicine elavil is helpful for preventing several types of headaches. You should not expect the medicine would cause stabbing pain behind your eye or in your cheek. Are these on the same side? It would help to know if you had any evaluation or tests for your headache, there are some causes that elavil cannot treat. ...Read more

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I have been having severe headaches for the past week and a half. pain behind my left eye neck tension blurred vision, sensitivity to light sound and smells. some vomiting; it seems to be worse when exercising.a little trouble having conversation on two i

I have been having severe headaches for the past week and a half. pain behind my left eye neck tension blurred vision, sensitivity to light sound and smells. some vomiting; it seems to be worse when exercising.a little trouble having conversation on two i

Go to ER now.: Although this appears to be migraine, the duration of the headaches concerns me. If you have problem talking, you need to rush to an ER to get examined ASAP because minutes can matter. Have you had a recent head trauma? ...Read more