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Severe Headache In The Back Of The Head
What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped. Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure
Headaches : Headaches and their causes can be complicated, difficult diagnoses to make. With your past history of diabetes and high blood pressure, you should make an appointment with your doctor for a complete evaluation as soon as possible. You doctor will take a thorough history and do a neurological evaluation to try and find out what is causing your symptoms. You may want to think about the answers to some of the questions they may ask you such as: - when did it start? - how often do they happen? - are they getting more frequent or more painful? - how long do they last? - what does the headache feel like and can you point to it? - does it occur around the same time at night or does it ever happen during the day? - what other symptoms do you have and when do they occur in regards to the headache? - have you had any big life changes? - how is your lifestyle? Are you getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising? - are you taking any medications? Do you drink caffeine and how much? Answering these questions may help your doctor figure out what is causing your headaches, whether it is a serious problem or not, and how to help you. Good luck! ...Read more
Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more
Friend had a sudden very severe headache in the back of his head--er tests indicate not tumor or aneurysm . Any other ideas re. Possible cause?
Depends: First off, er typically will do head ct with or without lumbar puncture. We call sudden onset of a severe headache a 'thunderclap headache'. Er docs want to rule out aneurismal bleeding because this can be immediately life threatening;however, there are other causes. I'd recommend that your friend see a neurologist for further work up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Woke up at 1am w/ a severe headache in the back of my head through my neck. Had toradol &zofran at drs office today but no relief. What else can I do?
Every time i wake up i get a severe headache at the back of my head (bottom half) feels like i've been kicked really hard?
I have snowy/grainy(not blurry)vision right after I masturbated along with a severe headache on the back of my head.Will it go away? It's been 2 days
Might need eval: you might want to try some caffeine and acetominophen to see if it takes the edge off your headache. This could be a migraine, but it could be something more serious. Probably time to schedule an appointment with your physician. If you don't feel comfortable stating you masturbated to your doctor, just say it was after exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have severe headaches in the back of ny head ans severe eye aches. I had tos surgery in june 2012, i need tos on my left arm as well. ?
I have a severe headache occurring at the back of my head. I've had it for two days and it feels like I'm being hit on the back of a head many times.
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