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Had cardiac MRI today, but during the scanning I got sever headaches like there where electric shock in one side of head. I have a Reveal LinQ,normal?

Had cardiac MRI today, but during the scanning I got sever headaches like there where electric shock in one side of head. I have a Reveal LinQ,normal?

MRI - Device Present: Some heart pacemakers and other devices are now being engineered to be MRI safe. Most stents are safe after a 6 to 12 week wait for the vessel wall lining to cover them with a fresh layer of cells. The implanting MD can tell you if it is safe to have a MRI.in all cases ...Read more

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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 got a sudden headache/pain on left back side of head. The left side of my tongue/mouth started feeling weird & stiff neck. I have an AVM & migraines?

I got a sudden headache/pain on left back side of head. The left side of my tongue/mouth started feeling weird & stiff neck. I have an AVM & migraines?

Either condition: Either migraine or AVM could cause your symptoms. If transient and occurs rarely, it is probably not of major concern. If persistent you need to see your PCP or your neurologist for eval. ...Read more

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Sudden earache and headache left side of head shortly after working out. Persisting for many hours. Should i be concerned?

Sudden earache and headache left side of head shortly after working out. Persisting for many hours. Should i be concerned?

Middle ear problem?: You may have congestion of the inner ear. You could try clearing your sinuses with saline stay or a medicated nose spray. If it doesn't get better within a few hours it would be a good idea to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I've had a constant daily headache on left side of head for past 10 yrs. 34yo f. Migraines for 22y. Tried every med/procd possbl. Have no life. Help?

I've had a constant daily headache on left side of head for past 10 yrs. 34yo f. Migraines for 22y. Tried every med/procd possbl. Have no life. Help?

Few things: First, be sure you are not overusing pain meds. His causes analgesic rebound. Next, be sure you have given prophylactic meds a chance, which it sounds like you have. If you know it is migraine for sure, you can try riboflavin 400mg per day. If headache is always on same side and accompanied by eye redness, nasal congestion or droopy eyelid try Indomethacin you may have hemicrania continua. ...Read more

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Cannot get rid of headache on left side of head?

Cannot get rid of headache on left side of head?

Headache: If you have tried all over the counterpain medications, you might consider a magnesium supplement, then see your doctor. You might need a daily medication like topamax (topiramate) or Propranolol to keep the headaches away. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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12yr old daughter complaining of popping in head followed by intense headache on left side of head. Happened 3x this week but never before. Ideas?

12yr old daughter complaining of popping in head followed by intense headache on left side of head. Happened 3x this week but never before. Ideas?

Headache: Intense headache has to be evaluated. Headache has many causes , she need to be checked by her doctor & if persistent a neuro consult is recommended. She can try tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for now but please see her doctor. I hope she feel better soon. ...Read more

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Headache on left side of head in back, tender to touch. Is it common with viral infections and or toothaches?

Headache on left side of head in back, tender to touch. Is it common with viral infections and or toothaches?

Viral: It could be from grinding your teeth, and yes, could happen from a viral infection as well. As long as you don't have any visual changes and able to move all your facial muscles normally, you are okay. ...Read more

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Causes of headache on left side of head above the ear and it hurts to touch my head in that area. No trauma, neck pain, or shoulder pain...

Causes of headache on left side of head above the ear and it hurts to touch my head in that area. No trauma, neck pain, or shoulder pain...

See dentist: You may have a jaw problem from grinding or clenching your teeth especially when sleeping. Suggest you get your jaws checked. If nothing there, then perhaps a MRI may be in order if the problem has been present for more than a few weeks or is getting worse. ...Read more

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Went to bed with headache on left side of head, felt it deep behind my eye. Felt pressure around eye but no change in vision. Tenderness in left face.

Went to bed with headache on left side of head, felt it deep behind my eye. Felt pressure around eye but no change in vision. Tenderness in left face.

Headache: while your headache could be just a migraine headache- however due to the fact that you also have glaucoma- you definitely should go to see your doctor and get yourself checked. sinus problem is also something that should be considered. go to see your MD. ...Read more

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What causes headache in left side of head?

What causes headache in left side of head?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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What causes headaches in left side of head?

What causes headaches in left side of head?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Whats risk of headaches on left side of head?

Whats risk of headaches on left side of head?

Unclear: Headache is a symptom , may have important causes in about 10% or may be due to tension headache or migraine if persistent see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Headaches frequently, sometimes either on right or left side of head. What should I do?

Headaches frequently, sometimes either on right or left side of head. What should I do?

Persisting headache: Most headaches easily go away with some rest or otc analgesics. Headaches which dont, or which persist and are very frequent warrant evaluation by your primary care doctor or a neurologist. Depending on the nature of the headache there should be a way to manage it. Sometimes a clinical and health psychologist can help monitor triggers and assist with muscle relaxation and other techniques. ...Read more

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I am suffering from a daily headache in left side of head and feeling of something pressed inside, please help?

I am suffering from a daily headache in left side of head and feeling of something pressed inside, please help?

NDPH: New daily persistent headache. These headaches are characterized by a relatively abrupt onset of headache (within 3 days) that does not remit and is persistent. It has been suggested that this headache may be related to immune changes possibly related to the epstein-barr or similar virus but this hypothesis needs further investigation. Fortunately, these headaches are mostly self-limiting. ...Read more

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35y white female. Softball size knot on left side of head just showed up. Extremely swore but no headache. Should I be concerned?

35y white female. Softball size knot on left side of head just showed up. Extremely swore but no headache. Should I be concerned?

Please seek help : It is difficult to comment without having look at this swelling. If you haven't injured yourself, this swelling could mean an abscess or a cyst. Please visit your GP for an examination and further investigation as it is abnormal to have such large knots appearing suddenly. ...Read more

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For the past 3-4 days am having headache to the left side of head it is not that severe but I have pain.And the pain is not constant also..Pls help me?

Left sided headache: Try taking some Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) for the headache. If you are having colored drainage or discharge from the nose, then you may need antibiotics. A few squirts of afrin in the left may help with the headache. Do not use it more than three days in a row. Try irrigating the nose on the left with saline (one tsp salt to one quart of water). Good luck and feel better! ...Read more