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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 am having a bad throbbing pain in my right temple that keeps getting worse. And my neck is beginning to hurt as well. I usually don't have headaches?

I am having a bad throbbing pain in my right temple that keeps getting worse. And my neck is beginning to hurt as well. I usually don't have headaches?

See a doctor: Go and get this evaluated by a detailed history, physical exam and face to face conversation with a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sharp throbbing pain in my right temple, it stops, then starts a throbbing pain in my right forearm. History of chronic headaches.

I have a sharp throbbing pain in my right temple, it stops, then starts a throbbing pain in my right forearm. History of chronic headaches.

R/O TENSION HA: The 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus,migraine and cluster. The muscles that originate at the base of the neck insert near the temple. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) /daypro. Muscle relaxant ie KLONOPIN/ FLEXERIL . Also neck X-ray to R/O arthritis GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH.com You need a full exam an blood work to be through. ...Read more

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Can stress cause temple arteries to bulge and pulsate ? Mine don't hurt when i touch them but i sometimes get very slight headaches. Im anxious too.

Can stress cause temple arteries to bulge and pulsate ? Mine don't hurt when i touch them but i sometimes get very slight headaches. Im anxious too.

Anger, maybe: In some people, temporal arteries may bulge when they're angry. There is also a condition called temporal arteritis which has little to do with stress, but everything to do with autoimmune response. It's usually found in people much older than 18. If concerned about yourself, please see your own physician for discussion and exam. Help for stress ; anger is available too, with psychologists. ...Read more

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I can feel a bulging vein or artery on my temples and when i feel them they pulsate. Not that visible unless i stretch my skin. Slight headaches.

I can feel a bulging vein or artery on my temples and when i feel them they pulsate. Not that visible unless i stretch my skin. Slight headaches.

Normal finding: The temporal arteries and temporal veins lie immediately adjacent to each other. During exercise or increased activity, the arteries will pulsate because of increased heart rate and flow of blood. What you are seeing is the arterial pulsation. It looks like the vein pulsating because the vein sits over the artery and can move with the artery. ...Read more

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Headaches only on the front part of my head. I feel as if there is pulsing too . Could it be a migraine and never had them before.

Headaches only on the front part of my head. I feel as if there is pulsing too . Could it be a migraine and never had them before.

Frontal Migraine: Its likely you are experiencing a migraine of the supraorbital nerve. This can come from compression of the nerve caused by tense muscles above the eye. This can occur when furrowing the brow for long periods of time, working out in the sun, stressful situations and other causes. For more answers check out; www.Themigrainereliefcenter.Com. ...Read more

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I bumped my temple a few days ago. It only hurts if I touch it, but afterwards I have a slight throbbing headache. What should I do?

I bumped my temple a few days ago. It only hurts if I touch it, but afterwards I have a slight throbbing headache. What should I do?

Don't touch it: Rest. Drink plenty of fluids. Avoid vigorous exercise. Try to avoid touching your temple. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen if needed for pain. It may be tender for a while be should heal completely in time. If your symptoms worsen or do not resolve after a week, you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Headache 2wks rght now its gone but it was mostly near right temple also my vision is hazey as if i stared at the light cld this b temple arteritis?

Headache  2wks rght now its gone but it was mostly near right temple also my vision is hazey as if i stared at the light cld this b temple arteritis?

NO: Sounds like you suffered a classical migraine event. Very unlikely you would have temporal arteritis at your age of 30 yrs. If you are focused on this possibility, and need to be sure, your doctor could do a sed rate and c-reactive protein test to be sure. ...Read more

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Major headache in left temple area and great sensitivity to light?

Major headache in left temple area and great sensitivity to light?

Migraines: Your description could well be of migraine headaches, and focal hemicranial pain and photophobia are very constant issues. However, need to make certain that no underlying structural problems over the skull or brain may be playing a role here. Seek a physician with headache experience and start an appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a strong headache since two days and I feel my head pulsing only on one side?

I have a strong headache since two days and I feel my head pulsing only on one side?

Possibly migraine: It sounds like a migraine headache, but if you never had such before you should get it evaluated! ...Read more

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Ice pick headache in the temple area recurring every 5 to 10 min sometimes shorter ?

Ice pick headache in the temple area recurring every 5 to 10 min sometimes shorter  ?

Can be treated: This is a variant of migraine, and indeed, might respond readily to a variety of medications, which would prevent further episodes. A local neurologist can help stabilize. ...Read more

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I was hit really hard above my right temple 4 days ago.I've had a headache ever since that is radiating across my forehead.No meds r helping.

I was hit really hard above my right temple 4 days ago.I've had a headache ever since that is radiating across my forehead.No meds r helping.

Post concussive: headache post concussion are not abnormal. First, of all,go get checked out! (if you have not already). Some medications may actually make the headaches worse (anything with butalbital, opioids, etc). After you have ruled out an emergency, see a specialist in concussion and head injury. ...Read more

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Why do I get headaches every so often for a few hours my head hurts and feels like it's pulsing on the side? The pain is very localized and intense.

Migraine headaches: Migraines are vascular type headaches characterized by localized throbbing , often associated with nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. Some people have an 'aura' which warns of onset (such as visual disturbance, dizziness, strange skin sensations, etc.). These are painful experiences and tend to be recurrent, but are manageable my lifestyle modification and medications. ...Read more

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I get headaches for approx 12-15hours at front, temples, lower lft and rt. And when I move it hurts too, more a throbbing pain than a headache. Why?

I get headaches for approx 12-15hours at front, temples, lower lft and rt. And when I move it hurts too, more a throbbing pain than a headache. Why?

See a doctor: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your PCP for headache evaluation, tests and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have a weird headache. It's in my right temple and is a sharp pain but it only lasts for like ten seconds then goes away for awhile hat could it be?

I have a weird headache. It's in my right temple and is a sharp pain but it only lasts for like ten seconds then goes away for awhile hat could it be?

Several things: Many questions need to be answered in order to try and help sort out what might be causing this temporal headache. How often do you have these symptoms? Are there any other associated symptoms? Best to see your doctor for evaluation in order to try and determine the cause of your symptoms.possible causes too numerous to list here. Sorry not more helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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I've been having very painful throbbing headaches in my temples a few times a day for the past couple weeks. I dont usually have any headaches at all.

I've been having very painful throbbing headaches in my temples a few times a day for the past couple weeks. I dont usually have any headaches at all.

Migraine : New onset throbbing headache with no hx of headaches in the past is concerning. Typically migraines have throbbing headche with nausea, vomiting, light and noise sensitivity and typically has someone in the family with migraine headache. If you don't have typical symptoms or family hx, would highly recommend seeing a neurologist to rule out other serious causes. ...Read more