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Doctor insights on: Pain Behind Right Eye And Headache

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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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Had headaches in the right side of brain and neck, pain behind right eye, numbness on feet and dizziness whole week. Migraines or something worse?

Had headaches in the right side of brain and neck, pain behind right eye, numbness on feet and dizziness whole week. Migraines or something worse?

Migraines R usually: Not 1 sided. The neck can B a cause of occipital HA's due 2 trapezius tightness. With the whole constellation of complaints an answer regarding them would need an xam by Ur physician. I doubt it's something worse, as they R not all related. ...Read more

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Headache seeming to be behind right eye...Annoying type of pain?

Headache seeming to be behind right eye...Annoying type of pain?

Sinusitis: Sounds like you have sinusitis, try over the counter decongestants and nsaids (like motrin), if it does not clear, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Headache for four days localized behind right eye with no relief from OTC medications presciption pain medicine?

Postoccipital lesion: Pain behind the eye is classically related to a post occipital lesion typically due to an unresolved infection at the occiput. ...Read more

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Headache behind right eye, reduced vision. Aura?

Headache behind right eye, reduced vision. Aura?

Migraine: Could be an ocular migraine. Is there a family history of migraine or personal hx of other migraine variants? Check your blood pressure to be sure this isn't the cause. The reduced vision is very concerning. It may just be migraine but you could have increased intraocular pressure (glaucoma), or it could be an indication of something intracranial even more concerning. You need evaluation. ...Read more

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Headache behind right eye, reduced vision/ migraine?

Headache behind right eye, reduced vision/ migraine?

Probably: ...But if blurred vision more than 30 minutes, that's atypical and needs to be checked out asap. If you are elderly, needs to be checked out immediately. ...Read more

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Regularly occurring headache behind right eye. Lasts 12hrs-4days. Leaves "headache hangover". Eye hurts to move. Vision shakey. Sound like migraines?

Regularly occurring headache behind right eye. Lasts 12hrs-4days. Leaves "headache hangover". Eye hurts to move. Vision shakey. Sound like migraines?

Not migraine: To me this brief description is more descriptive of cluster headache or chronic paroxysmal hemicrania. These diseases usually respond to treatment. Most neurologists should be experienced in distinguishing among the diagnostic possibilities and treating your pain. ...Read more

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Headache started at nape of neck and is now behind right eye also. Dull and pressured with a slight throb. Is this tension headache?

Headache started at nape of neck and is now behind right eye also. Dull and pressured with a slight throb. Is this tension headache?

Headache: No it is not tension type headache. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for diagnosis evaluation and preventative treatment. Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. The proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. ...Read more

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3yr old son has a headache behind right eye (brow) a fever and a cough all came on today. Temp 39.3c down to 38.3c 2 hrs after calpol still not well?

3yr old son has a headache behind right eye (brow) a fever and a cough all came on today. Temp 39.3c down to 38.3c 2 hrs after calpol still not well?

Fever, Cough and: Headaches are common sign of viral illness. Additional symptoms are- runny nose, poor oral intake, nausea, etc. Continue antipyretic as per direction, make sure he drinks enough fluid. If not better, or any worsening, check with his pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have a headache that has lasted over a week it is mainly behind right eye vision is blurry it was worse today and I felt tingling down back and arms?

I have a headache that has lasted over a week it is mainly behind right eye vision is blurry it was worse today and I felt tingling down back and arms?

Optic neuritis: you have acute inflammation, I've been nervous going to your eye, and the nerves going down your arm. This could be due to a virus, but I would see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Very slight headache behind right eye for a couple days. Back right side of my tongue also feels slightly sore. Could be sinus? Have PFO and worry :- (

Very slight headache behind right eye for a couple days. Back right side of my tongue also feels slightly sore. Could be sinus? Have PFO and worry :- (

Migraine - PFO assoc: Migraine headaches is a complicated condition. While the issue is controversial, doctors have *observed* a correlation (not causation) between migraines & cardiac abnormalities like a PFO. However, a (single) larger trial free of "doctor bias" wasn't able to confirm this observation. So, doctors have no evidence to link your headache w/ the PFO though more research is needed. Good question, thanks ...Read more

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Headache on right side, glands behind right ear hurts, jaw feels tensed, behind right eye hurts. Whag is this?

Headache on right side, glands behind right ear hurts, jaw feels tensed, behind right eye hurts. Whag is this?

Viral conjunctivitis: This is usually self limiting and lasts maybe 3 weeks. Doctors prescribe steroid/antibiotic eye drops. The steroid relieves inflammation. The antibiotics have little effect the drops do not shorten the length of the infection, but just make you feel a little more comfortable with it. ...Read more

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What kind of neck problems may cause headaches behind the right eye?

What kind of neck problems may cause headaches behind the right eye?

Tension headache: Muscular tightness or tension can cause a tension headache which can cause pain around the eye. ...Read more

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I have a headache behind my right eye, and it is painful to the touch right above my eye but below the eyebrow, what can I do?

I have a headache behind my right eye, and it is painful to the touch right above my eye but below the eyebrow, what can I do?

Sounds like...: Some type of inflammatory process or eye pressure issue going on in your eye. This is something that should be seen by a doctor right away and will likely require prescription treatment. You may try using over-the-counter ibuprofen medication to alleviate the headache and possibly temper the Eye pain until you are seen. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I think I may be suffering cluster headaches. I have been having h/a ever other day for over a week behind my right eye. I need closure.

Serious headaches: Anyone with a headache that does not get better for days or seems to be worse than other headaches needs to see a doctor. There are a large variety of reasons for headaches and you should have an evaluation. ...Read more

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