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I been having really bad headaches for a while and headache is really bad wen I wake up. Also the top of my head is sore when touched, ???!

I been having really bad headaches for a while and headache is really bad wen I wake up. Also the top of my head is sore when touched, ???!

Very sorry to hear: You're describing a condition called ALLODYNIA when you say the top of the head is sore to the touch & you have headaches. This is commonly seen in MIGRAINE HEADACHES. There may be a treatable reason or a trigger such as menstrual periods, thyroid problems, & other things. I recommend you see either your primary doctor or headache specialist who can help determine how to handle these. ...Read more

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Left temple pain, only sore when touched... Headache?

Possibly: These symptoms are common when you're stressed. Less commonly the temporal artery might be inflamed. If the tederness persists beyond a day or two, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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I have headache, toothache, jaw ache, earache and a massive lump with hurts when touched just under my chin. What could this be?

I have headache, toothache, jaw ache, earache and a massive lump with hurts when touched just under my chin. What could this be?

Tooth abscess: You should see a dentist as soon as possible. An abscessed tooth in the lowerjaw can produce all of those symptoms. The dental nerve has branches over that entire area. ...Read more

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I have a headache on my left head?

I have a headache on my left head?

There are several: Types of headaches and they can be quite debilitating. Please start by seeing your doctor and possibly a mental health professional to help you cope w/the headaches. There are many techniques you can learn to lessen or stop them, e.g., biofeedback, clinical hypnosis. Peace and good health. Local hospitals sometimes have a headache clinic. ...Read more

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Headache on right side of the head?

Headache on right side of the head?

The right headache: Hemicranea is usually a description of a migraine. However fever or the presence of numbness or weakness can be associated with more serous disease. A new headache a severe headache. A different headache. A headache upon arising in the morning or one that wakes you up. Requires a complete work up. Lab ct and complete neurological exam ...Read more

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I have a headache. Both sides of my head.

Need information: Could be as simple as a tension headache, but not having other history, it is impossible to say. ...Read more

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Age 28, BP 140/90 and headache in back head?

Age 28, BP 140/90 and headache in back head?

BP: Schedule with your primary care doc. For workup & tx for BP elevation. ...Read more

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I have headache in my head what I have to do?

I have headache in my head what I have to do?

Get checked out: A good start at finding potential headache triggers would be to maintain a diary. Every time you have a headache write down what you were doing, the foods you ate that day, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, stress, how much sleep you had the night before, eye strain, etc. Try to find patterns in your headache so that you can learn what things to avoid. Get checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp headache in top of head?

What could cause sharp headache in top of head?

Many causes: You will nee a neurologic workup if you fall within the following categories : 1. Headache of sudden onset that persists (bleeding); 2. Hedache accompamied by physical findings such as fever, alteration of consciousness, doble vision or weakness; and 3. Headache if you have been previously healthy. In other cases of chornic headache it can be migraine or muscle. Tension headache. ...Read more

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What is done for a headache on the side of the head?

What is done for a headache on the side of the head?

Depends: This could be many things, including tmj. See a headach specialist, and also a dentist who treats tmj. Could be multiple causes. ...Read more

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Why do I get a headache on the right side of my head?

Why do I get a headache on the right side of my head?

Many possibility: Unilateral headache can be migraine, TMJ pain, temporal arteritis and others including a brain tumor. Start with your primary care physician! ...Read more

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Why am I having headache but only half side of my head?

Why am I having headache but only half side of my head?

Hemicranial HA's: Could well be due to migraines, and this can be prevented and treated. If the headache shifts from side to side, this is not an intracranial structural issue. ...Read more

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How long should a headache continue after banging head?

How long should a headache continue after banging head?

Duration of headache: Most headaches will resolve on their own in a day or so. Depending on the cause of the headache, for example migraine should last 1 day, subgaleal hemorrhage may cause headache that last up to a week., and a generalized post concussive headache is difficult to predict but usually lasts 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Why is it that I get a headache on the right side of my head?

Why is it that I get a headache on the right side of my head?

Headaches: You should see a neurologist who will take a careful history concerning your headache character. Location, frequency and intensity. Triggers, duration, remedies are important. Most headaches can be diagnosed with complete exam. ...Read more

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What to do if I've had a headache on the left side of my head?

Unilateral headache: Headaches can have many causes, when unilateral they might be a migraine or other vascular primary headache but referred pain from dental, sinus, neck, eye, or jaw pain among many other areas could be causing. Request evaluation to get at the cause to identify best treatment options. ...Read more

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Why does the location of my headache shift when I move my head?

Why does the location of my headache shift when I move my head?

Headaches: Headaches from sinus pressure or muscle tightness can seem to migrate to other areas with movement. ...Read more

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What do I do? I have this weird headache on one side of my head?

What do I do? I have this weird headache on one side of my head?

See a neurologist: If similar headaches have occurred in the past then it is most likely a migraine. ...Read more

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What can I do for a prolonged headache after a knock in the head?

Imaging: Head trauma can cause post-traumatic headaches, but could also cause delayed bleeding over the surface of the brain (sdh). Important to get examined and make a decision re imaging (mri). A number of meds can break-up the constant headache, and Botox might be considered. ...Read more

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What is the cause why im having headache on back of my head...?

What is the cause why im having headache on back of my head...?

MUSCLES: By far the most common cause of headaches in the back of the head are TENSION (MUSCULAR) headaches due to CONTRACTION of the muscles in the back of the head. This is what is often called "tension headaches" and is probably the NUMBER ONE CAUSE of headaches in general. Try heat in the back of your neck /upper back. Muscle relaxants prescribed by your Primary Care Provider are next step!
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What could be causing this headache on the left side of the head?

TMJ/Muscle Problems: You may also have a TMJ or muscle dysfunction problem that is getting worse. There are times that a bionator (one type of function orthopedic appliance) may be of great help especially when using for sleeping as well as when you can during the day. This tends to retrain and heal the muscles to help them function normally. Find a dentist that is familiar with TMJ & use of a bionator. ...Read more

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I have a headache that's like a band my head what do I take for it.?

I have a headache that's like a band my head what do I take for it.?

Ibuprofen: Sounds like you have a tension headache I would take a proper dose of ibuprofen, hydrate and get rest. ...Read more

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Could head actually pop from extreme headache that will go for hours?

Could head actually pop from extreme headache that will go for hours?

Most likely not: You skull (head) is made of bone and is very unlikely to pop from internal pressure. With that being said, if someone has an extreme headache, it is concerning. Some warning signs that a headache may be more than a usual headache include new headaches, or ones that are worse or different than headaches you normally get. ...Read more

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What should I do if we have prolonged headache after hitting our head?

What should I do if we have prolonged headache after hitting our head?

Additional signs: Following acute head trauma worrisome signs are increased sleepiness or confusion (cannot be fully aroused from sleep), worsening headache, vomiting more than 3 times, stumbling and incoordination, weakness in the arms or legs. Dramatic personality change and seizures. If these symptoms should immediately see physician. The most common symptoms of traumatic brain injury headache, amnesia and confusion. ...Read more

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I'm having this headache pain type on the base of my head is this bad?

I'm having this headache pain type on the base of my head is this bad?

Not necessarily: A problem to fear, as could be tension headache associated with stress, or maybe early migraine, or perhaps associated with neck or jaw problem. Unlikely to be tumor or hemorrhage. If this is evolving and worsening, perhaps your physician could evaluate and even get an imaging study of brain. ...Read more

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I have a headache on the right side of the head and have had it all day?

I have a headache on the right side of the head and have had it all day?

There are many: Potential causes for headache but it would seem reasonable to try an over the counter analgesic as a first approach to management. If the headaches are recurrent or persistent then you might want to see your health care provider for additional evaluation and management suggestions. ...Read more