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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 headache bk left of head and get pressure behind left eye sum times blood shot what could it be i've had it for 2 months?

I have headache bk left of head and get pressure behind left eye sum times blood shot what could it be i've had it for 2 months?

Sinuses : Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out. ...Read more

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Pressure behind left eye for months. Recently severe headache and dizziness, vision changes. Eyes checked and ok. What could be wrong?

Pressure behind left eye for months. Recently severe headache and dizziness, vision changes. Eyes checked and ok. What could be wrong?

Hemicrania Continua: Hemicrania continua is a rare continuous one-sided headache that never shifts sides. The typical presentation is a dull throbbing ache that is moderate to severe in intensity. the primary area of pain is located in the ocular temporal region. They are also classified as an indomethacin-responsive headache disorder. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Ice pick headaches left side on vp shunt valve last 5 days w/ left groin pain where nodes are, no big nodes. Some pressure behind left eye, thoughts?

Ice pick headaches left side on vp shunt valve last 5 days w/ left groin pain where nodes are, no big nodes. Some pressure behind left eye, thoughts?

Need Examination: Anybody with new onset headaches in the setting of having a VP shunt needs to immediately ask to see their doctor for a shunt check. If it's possible to get in to see either your neurologist or neurosurgeon, so much the better. If the shunt's cleared then, the headaches can be addressed knowing they're not due to shunt problems. I'd be happy to answer more questions @: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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I get headaches that are always deep behind left eye. They normally last for 2 to 3 days. What may be the cause?

I get headaches that are always deep behind left eye.  They normally last for 2 to 3 days.  What may be the cause?

Possibilities: Sinus congestion tops the list could also be glaucoma pinched occipital nerve vasculitis so a medical and visual exam is needed. ...Read more

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Severe headache on left side near temple and behind left eye?

Severe headache on left side near temple and behind left eye?

Headache: May be migraine, may be something more serious. If these are new problems and have never occurred before, then you need to be evaluated to ensure that something more dangerous than just a migraine is the case. ...Read more

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I get a headache behind left eye when sleeping on left side. When i get up headache goes away in about 1/2 hour. Then i can go back to sleep ?

I get a headache behind left eye when sleeping on left side. When i get up headache goes away in about 1/2 hour. Then i can go back to sleep ?

Could be your neck: Positional headaches such as you describe likely are neck related. Pain generators in posterior neck often refer symptoms to behind one or other eye. ...Read more

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Used to have severe headache behind left eye... Sometimes got relief by having hot water bath...But its a workaround not a solution...Any solution ?

Used to have severe headache behind left eye... Sometimes got relief by having hot water bath...But its a workaround not a solution...Any solution ?

Migraine: You may have migraines or a different headache disorder. You should visit a neurologist and have them evaluate you to see if it is migrainous in nature, and to exclude any potentially-serious disorders. ...Read more

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Last month have had constant mild pain/headache behind left eye. Also have been feeling extra tired, brain fog, etc(these symptoms have been longer)?

Last month have had constant mild pain/headache behind left eye. Also have been feeling extra tired, brain fog, etc(these symptoms have been longer)?

See eye doctor: If you have had this for a month, it is time to see an eye doctor. At the least you need to rule out glaucoma . Once this issue has been settled, you will have to check with your personal doctor to find out the reasons for you neurologic symptoms. Untreated glaucoma can lead to vision loss or even blindness which can come on suddenly. ...Read more

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Why am I waking up with headache every morning, usually on one side, back of head & also sharp pain behind left eye. I've woke up really dizzy to. ?

Why am I waking up with headache every morning,  usually on one side, back of head & also sharp pain behind left eye. I've woke up really dizzy to. ?

Awakening Headache: Cluster, migraine may produce a headache that is present upon awakening. It is important that the doctor first identify and exclude a secondary headache and determine the proper diagnosis. See headache or orofacial pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Severe headache especially behind left eye for 7 days. Had sweats, cold chills and vomiting for 4 days. Family doctor put me on cephalexin 2000 mg.

Severe headache especially behind left eye for  7 days. Had sweats, cold chills and vomiting for  4  days. Family doctor put me on cephalexin 2000 mg.

Eye pain: The best way to start the evaluation would be to see an ophthalmologist for a complete eye examination to see if an explanation can be found for your symptoms or to decide what he next step should be. The initial impression of your family doctor suggests a sinusitis and the use of the antibiotic. If this does not resolve the issue then i would suggest following through with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Headache above/behind left eye, and neck pain on left side of base of skull/upperneck for almost 2 months. Ct scan norm. Ana +, scl-70 +.

Headache above/behind left eye, and neck pain on left side of base of skull/upperneck for almost 2 months. Ct scan norm.  Ana +, scl-70 +.

Obtain brain &cspine: Consider obtaining a brain and cervical spine MRI to evaluate for possible cause coming from the spine or the back of the head.all migraines deserve one Brain MRI and an evaluation of triggers for the Migraines by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Pressure sensation on my left eye and the back of my left ear. I also have stiff neck, started as a head ache that made my face a little numb?

Pressure sensation on my left eye and the back of my left ear. I also have stiff neck, started as a head ache that made my face a little numb?

TMJ TMD: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Stiff neck, headaches, earache and face numbness are associated symptoms of TMD. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management. ...Read more