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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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I have been having a headache every other day...Behind only one eye..Headache often switch eyes. Teary right eye..Lasts b/t 30min-1hrs. Please help?

I have been having a headache every other day...Behind only one eye..Headache often switch eyes. Teary right eye..Lasts b/t 30min-1hrs. Please help?

Cluster headaches: Headaches reoccurring behind one eye with tearing are often what we call cluster headaches. They often occur around the same time of day and can be severe. Over-the-counter pain medications typically have no effect on the pain from a cluster headache. Oxygen and tryptans are treatments. Please see your specialist eye md (ophthalmologist) and a neurologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for tension headaches to ever be one sided and primarily behind one eye?

Unlikely: Tension headaches tend to be diffuse and have a pressure-like quality. Cluster headaches are typically sharp, unilateral and affect the eye -- patients have described it as a "hot poker in the eye". Men are three times more likely to suffer from cluster headaches than women. Attacks often occur at night while asleep. Please see a neurologist who is experienced with headaches. ...Read more

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Headache nearly everyday for two weeks. New headache each day...All on sided. Some behind one eye, painful semi throbs..Others the side of head throbs?

Headache nearly everyday for two weeks. New headache each day...All on sided. Some behind one eye, painful semi throbs..Others the side of head throbs?

TMJ?: Headaches accompanied with pain behind the eyes is symptoms associated with tmj. Usually i find that the side that you are experiencing the eye pain is the side that you also have more headache pain. This is usually related to the side that has the most jaw joint pathology. ...Read more

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Difficulty seeing in one eye with pressure behind it, nausea-like symptoms, headaches, loss of appetite, etc..?

Difficulty seeing in one eye with pressure behind it, nausea-like symptoms, headaches, loss of appetite, etc..?

Migraine most likely: The absolutely most common cause for this is migraine. See your physician and get it checked out. Excellent treatment, both preventive and acute (also known as prophylactic and abortive) is available for the vast majority of sufferers. The earlier you get control, the better off you'll be. ...Read more

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Headache for 3 days, started dull now worse. One sided, pain in my right eye (pulling) sharp pain in right ear and behind. Sharp pain in head too. ?

Headache for 3 days, started dull now worse. One sided, pain in my right eye (pulling) sharp pain in right ear and behind. Sharp pain in head too.

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Sounds like: a frontal sinus/middle ear infection (Upper Respiratory Infection or URI) Most of the time the "culprit" is a virus (most commonly the common cold RHINOVIRUS) The headache and earache MAY indicate a bacterial "superinfection) thus a anti-biotic indicated. Contact your PCP or Join Health Tap Prime for a Consultation! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have started having scalp tenderness with my headaches. It is only on my right side. Also the headaches are one sides from behind eye to brow line.

I have started having scalp tenderness with my headaches. It is only on my right side. Also the headaches are one sides from behind eye to brow line.

Your question is...?: You are describing very typical migraine headaches and very common associated scalp tenderness. You already know your headaches are migraines because you take triptans. Whoever is treating your migraines should be knowledgeable enough to answer these questions. If not, you may need a higher level of care: e.g. a neurologist instead of just a PCP. ...Read more