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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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Why do I get awful headaches when I bend over? Kneeling doesn't cause them, but bending my head to look down does. No neck/shoulder problems.

Why do I get awful headaches when I bend over? Kneeling doesn't cause them, but bending my head to look down does. No neck/shoulder problems.

Sinus headache?: What you've told me so far makes me think of sinus headache, even if you don't feel you have sinus disease. You need to be seen, and perhaps a neurology consult is in order. ...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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I hit the top of my head on a medal bar while getting up fast from bending down to tied my shoe. I have a headache, my eyes are twitching and imsleepy?

I hit the top of my head on a medal bar while getting up fast from bending down to tied my shoe. I have a headache, my eyes are twitching and imsleepy?

You may have had a: Concussion and this may be the result. Please make sure to see a doc and continiue w/him/her until your symptoms have resolved. Such symptoms go away slowly but there are lots of reasons to hope. Peace and good health. ...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

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Sudden headaches when laughing, bending over. At times, I have to hold my head, it feels like it's splitting in half.

Sudden headaches when laughing, bending over. At times, I have to hold my head, it feels like it's splitting in half.

Should be evaluated: Postural headaches and headaches that worsen with laughing or straining while lifting or moving bowels may indicate a problem. Suggest you consult your primary care provider for further evaluation. ...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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Headache when standing up from bending position, very brief in one spot left side of head, terrfied of aneurism or tumour?

Headache when standing up from bending position, very brief in one spot left side of head, terrfied of aneurism or tumour?

Take a deep breath: I can tell you not to worry about it, but I know that will not work. These symptoms do not seem consistent with either of the diagnoses you fear. Regardless, make an appointment to see your physician. It may be something simple like dehydration (it has been getting hotter in Chatham, no?). Your doctor is the best person to discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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Pulsating feeling in head while bending over. No pain or headache just extreme pressure. Any idea what may cause this?

Pulsating feeling in head while bending over. No pain or headache just extreme pressure. Any idea what may cause this?

Dehydration: The most likely answer is that you are dehydrated. Drink water, and noncaffeinated, sugarless, nonalcohol beverages. Another possibility is your blood pressure is elevated, have it checked. ...Read more