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Is it possible to have a mixed headache, with both migraine and tension headache symptoms?

Is it possible to have a mixed headache, with both migraine and tension headache symptoms?

Yes, quite often: In fact many so-called tension headaches have similar underlying neurochemical traits to migraine, hence may respond to similar treatments. See your md or neurologist for examination for any severe and/or debilitating undiagnosed headache. ...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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Moderate headache in eyebrows, back of head and neck. Tension headache? No bother symptoms. Feels like pressure. Also throbbing in nose and teeth.

Moderate headache in eyebrows, back of head and neck. Tension headache? No bother symptoms. Feels like pressure. Also throbbing in nose and teeth.

Yes, TTH: Tension type headache. Many patients feel as if they were wearing a tight hat or having their heads in a vice. The pain is of moderate intensity and does not worsen with routine physical activity. 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 specialist for treatment. ...Read more

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I have been a slight headache daily that feels like a tension headaches with no sinus symptoms. Could that be a sphenoid infection?

 I have been a slight headache daily that feels like a tension headaches with no sinus symptoms.    Could that be a sphenoid infection?

See your PCP: 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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What are the symptoms of tension headache?

What are the symptoms of tension headache?

Tension HA: Usually begins in the back of the head and radiates forward laterally. Moderately severe, stiffness of the muscles in back of neck leading up to back of head. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of a tension headache?

What are common symptoms of a tension headache?

Tension headache: Some of symptoms of a tension headache are a dull, aching head pain, sensation of tightness or pressure across your forehead or on the sides and back of your head, tenderness on your scalp, neck and shoulder muscles. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a tension headache vs migraine?

What are the symptoms of a tension headache vs migraine?

Tension headache: Is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp or neck usually associated with muscle tightness in these areas. ...Read more

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Fell while kneeling on bed and hit head on wall. I've had a bad tension headache for 72 hrs. Taken hydro because pain. No other symptoms. See a Dr?

Fell while kneeling on bed and hit head on wall. I've had a bad tension headache for 72 hrs. Taken hydro because pain. No other symptoms. See a Dr?

If concerned: If you are having concerning symptoms, and now, on own, using a narcotic (hydro?, meaning hydrocodone?), contact your doctor and discuss your symptoms. Cannot be more precise based upon information at this time. ...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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Bad headache in the left temple. It is probably a migraine or stress tension headache. But if it was a brain tumor. Would there be other symptoms?

Bad headache in the left temple. It is probably a migraine or stress tension headache. But if it was a brain tumor. Would there be other symptoms?

Likely not tumor: Given your younger age and type of symptoms currently displayed, a brain tumor is less likely. It depends on the frequency and severity of symptoms, but you might consider requesting your doctor to order an MRI brain with and without contrast (it provides better detail of the brain than does the ct). I would definitely consider quitting smoking. ...Read more

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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