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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

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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Constant throbbing pain top left hand side of head. Comes on during day, pain alleviated during jogging. Diagnosed as tension headache by GP. Tumor?

Constant throbbing pain top left hand side of head. Comes on during day, pain alleviated during jogging. Diagnosed as tension headache by GP. Tumor?

Need MRI: Brain Tumors are very rare. So, it is very unlikely that you have that. However, headaches is one of the most common presenting complaints of brain tumors and many new cases had headaches for months before anyone ordered the right test. MRI of the Brain with contrast is the test of choice. Ask your GP for this but your insurance may deny it. You will then have to appeal, but don't give up. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have tension headaches w/o the squeezing/pressure feeling?I have those headaches but lately no pain but movement side of head/temple

Is it possible to have tension headaches w/o the squeezing/pressure feeling?I have those headaches but lately no pain but movement side of head/temple

Of course: Tension Type Headache may exist without any evidence of pericranial muscle tenderness. It is not unusual for patients with TTH to experience migraine-like symptoms (throbbing headache, visual disturbances, nausea). See your PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have pressure/pain in the right side of head if I lay on that side or on back. Have had tension headaches lately and do have sinus pressure.

I have pressure/pain in the right side of head if I lay on that side or on back. Have had tension headaches lately and do have sinus pressure.

Get checked: See a neurologist and have your cranial joints (TM joints, occiput and frontal sinus) for the presence of toxins, pathogens, allergens as the cause of the tension HAs. Make sure you rule out the presence of mold toxins as a factor for the sinus pressure. ...Read more

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Getting constant throbbing pain top left hand side of head. It comes on during day & disappears at night. diagnosed with tension headaches. tumour?

Getting constant throbbing pain top left hand side of head. It comes on during day & disappears at night. diagnosed with tension headaches. tumour?

Likely migraine: Sounds like this is pretty scary for you. Throbbing headache on one side of your head that gets better with lying down in a dark room is often migraine. However, if this is new and isn't going away you might need an examination. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Throbbing on my right hand side of my head really sore tender to touch what is this is this tension headache or migraine it really hurts on one side?

Throbbing on my right hand side of my head really sore tender to touch what is this is this tension headache or migraine it really hurts on one side?

Cutaneous allodynia: Throbbing unilateral pain is usually migraine. When a migraine goes on for a while without effective treatment, you can develop "cutaneous allodynia," which is when your skin becomes sensitive to touch, combing, water, or other usually non-painful stimuli. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Having preassure in front of the head and radiates to the temple mostly on left side but only preassure no pain Is this a symptom of tension headache?

Having preassure in front of the head and radiates to the temple  mostly on left side but only preassure no pain Is this a symptom of tension headache?

Yes, TTH: Tension type headache. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the temples, cervical muscles (neck) as well as the pericranial muscles. Rec.: see orofacial pain/headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My head hurts in the lower left side of my skull the Dr's I have seen say tension headache or a muscle spasm I have had the headache since Dec 25th ?

My head hurts in the lower left side of my skull the Dr's I have seen say tension headache or a muscle spasm I have had the headache since Dec 25th ?

Most likely cause: If the pain is aching or bank like, not accompanied by nausea or vomiting, if not throbbing, if it is more of a moderate grade pain that doesn't interfere with your ability to function, it is more than likely a tension type. I am assuming you have had a CT scan or MRI. ...Read more

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Minor dull cramp for 2 days on right side of temple (head). Not painful. Not cured by NSAIDS. Tension headache? Any helpful tips to get rid of it?

Minor dull cramp for 2 days on right side of temple (head). Not painful. Not cured by NSAIDS. Tension headache? Any helpful tips to get rid of it?

Try: Try excedrin migraine and an ice pack over the temple. Persistent headaches should be examined as temporal arteritis could be a cause as well as other entities. If no better please seek prompt emergency room care ...Read more

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Hi i have had dull pain on the left hand side at the back of my head it started as neck pain and it has been 2 days could it be a tension headache?

Hi i have had dull pain on the left hand side at the back of my head it started as neck pain and it has been 2 days could it be a tension headache?

Other possibilities: By and large tension headaches are defined as headaches which extend about the WHOLE headaches while other types of headaches such as migraines typically show up only on 1 side. Other possibilities such as cervical column osteoarthritis can radiate upward into the head at times. If you'd like to chat 1-1 about this please set up an appointment with me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Tension Headache (Definition)

Tension headache is a condition where there is dull pressure or pain within the head, often associated with muscle tension, especially the muscles in the back of ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Stress Headache (Definition)

Stress headaches are caused by stressful situations that ...Read more