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Stabbing pain in right side of head when bending down or getting up from sitting. Leaves aching head and ache behind right eye?

Stabbing pain in right side of head when bending down or getting up from sitting. Leaves aching head and ache behind right eye?

Postural headache: Headaches with a postural component it is always a red flag and need to be evaluated to exclude a lesion in the posterior fossa or a condition with low CSF pressure. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for further investigation and management. ...Read more

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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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What causes a headache in the back of the head that only occurs with bending down, standing up too quickly, or other rapid head movements?

What causes a headache in the back of the head that only occurs with bending down, standing up too quickly, or other rapid head movements?

?muscle tension: Possible that a posterior cervical muscle issue is causing a "Muscle Tension" head ache. Get eval, best wishes. ...Read more

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If i lay down longer than 8-9 hours (asleep or awake) i develop a severe headache. Worst when lying down or bending over at the waist. Whole head hurts, but feels worse at back bottom of skull. Advice?

If i lay down longer than 8-9 hours (asleep or awake) i develop a severe headache. Worst when lying down or bending over at the waist. Whole head hurts, but feels worse at back bottom of skull. Advice?

Positional headache: Postural headache is usually associated with low intracranial pressure. Headaches with a postural component need to be evaluated to exclude a lesion in the posterior fossa or a condition with low CSF pressure. Rec.: see headache specialist for further investigation. ...Read more

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Dizziness while laying down, turning head or bending over.Not like room spinning just unbalanced.No nausea headache blurred vision.Any suggestions?

Dizziness while laying down, turning head or bending over.Not like room spinning just unbalanced.No nausea headache blurred vision.Any suggestions?

Positional vertigo.: In benigh paroxysmal positional vertigo you may experience a feeling of spinning or tilting while moving your head, rolling over in bed, turning your head quickly, bending over, or tipping your head back. It occurs due to some problem in the inner ear, causing brief vertigo spells that come and go. See an ENT specialist to confirm the diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Oversleeping = day long headaches, different from my migraines. Throb from base of skull into temples. Worse sitting, bending over, lying down. DDX?

Oversleeping = day long headaches, different from my migraines. Throb from base of skull into temples. Worse sitting, bending over, lying down. DDX?

See a dr. asap: Your symptoms can possibly be caused by a number of factors. You may need a thorough history, exam and some type of daily diary (noting food/beverage intake, activities, pain, meds, supplements, etc.) ...Read more

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Three day headache on the back of my head, right side. Originally extreme sudden pain but dulled now. Worse when bending. Head feels wet with pressure?

Three day headache on the back of my head, right side. Originally extreme sudden pain but dulled now. Worse when bending. Head feels wet with pressure?

?occipital neuralgia: You may have a trigger over right side of neck, but there may be irritation at base of skull affecting the greater occipital nerve of Arnold. This should be self-limited and resolve over next few days to weeks, but if persistent, might consider occipital nerve block injection. ...Read more

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Why do I get a headache and my head turn red after bending over?

Why do I get a headache and my head turn red after bending over?

Abdominal Pressure: Bending at the waist increases intra-abdominal pressure causing venous return to the heart to decrease. This backs up the blood being pumped from the heart to the periphery which for your upper body is your head. Increasing venous pressure causes increased pressure in the head which leads to that headache. That's also why your face turns red. Same thing from a valsalva maneuver. ...Read more