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I have had migraine headaches for years. I take beta blockers.   for the last year the top of my head hurts whenever I bend over, sneeze or cough.  ?

I have had migraine headaches for years. I take beta blockers.   for the last year the top of my head hurts whenever I bend over, sneeze or cough.  ?

Assessment needed.: Several issues must be reviewed: 1, sleep problems? Even you might not realize that, 2. Any trigger points or painful points in neck as they give referral pain in head, 3. Is there any medication withdrawal or sudden stop? 4. Is scalp tender on top of head? See your doctor for assessment. ...Read more

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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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Left sided headache from front of head to back. Mainly temple and around ear.Hurts when bend over and cough and sneeze. Intermittent pain in neck?

Left sided headache from front of head to back. Mainly temple and around ear.Hurts when bend over and cough and sneeze. Intermittent pain in neck?

See below: You may have an irritated disc or joint in your neck. Coughing and sneezing increases the pressure in the discs of your neck which may suggest this is coming from your disc more than the joints or muscles. Neck pain can cause muscle spasms that refer pain to the back of the head often causing headaches. See your physician if symptoms don't improve within 1 week. ...Read more

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I had a CT all was good but my headache its on the Right side of my head and face.. My right forehead and temple hurt when I cough.laugh.sneeze.yell?

I had a CT all was good but my headache its on the Right side of my head and face.. My right forehead and temple hurt when I cough.laugh.sneeze.yell?

Sinus headache : It sounds like you may have a sinus type headache . No wonder your CT of the head is negative . I believe a ct of the Osteomeatal unit - sinuses would be positive and could reveal some thickening in the sinuses or fluid levels . See an ENT . Most have this scanner in their offices . Take care . ...Read more

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Pressure inside head and coughing or sneezing is very painful but not a headache?

Pressure inside head and coughing or sneezing is very painful but not a headache?

Several causes: Pressure is either from transient blood pressure increases during the cough causing swelling of the sinus linings or temporary distension of the veins inside the skull which are very sensitive (cough headache). May also have sinus inflammation which can cause head discomfort that can worsen with cough. If the pressure persists after the cough has gone, see md. ...Read more

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Sharp head pain one spot sometimes when I sneeze? Sneezed today and got a sting of pain that lasted a second. Left with on off headache. do I worry?

Sharp head pain one spot sometimes when I sneeze? Sneezed today and got a sting of pain that lasted a second. Left with on off headache. do I worry?

Cough headache: Your symptoms may represent a cough headache, which is triggered by straining (sneezing, blowing your nose, laughing, crying, singing, bending over, or having a bowel movement). If the symptoms progress or if you have new symptoms, see your primary care provider, who may refer you to a neurologist. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8649540 , http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/headache.html ...Read more

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No headaches before. Sharp jolts on r temple mostly, sometimes l, &back of head x 3 days. Hurts to sneeze or bend forward.Occass throb in mid of head?

Visit a neurologist: Sharp temporal headaches may be a sign of temporal arteritis, atypical migraine, or something intracranial. In this case it would be wise to visit the neurologist. It could also be as benign as the start of an upper respiratory infection or the symptoms related to temporo-mandible joint syndrome. You should probably pay a visit to your pcp first. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more