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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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What could be causing the throbbing headaches on the left side of my head after doing something physical?

What could be causing the throbbing headaches on the left side of my head after doing something physical?

Neurosurgeon: Headache after or during exercise is a serious symptom that can be totally avoided. If you check with the specialist, first before you exercise next time. Some of the brain anuerysms can cause headache and they are treatable.. ...Read more

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I get bad throbbing headaches on the side of my head and i've have had a lot of concussion and my heads been bust open a few times what could be wrong?

I get bad throbbing headaches on the side of my head and i've have had a lot of concussion and my heads been bust open a few times what could be wrong?

Post traumatic HA's: You seem to describe possible migraine headaches, but could have a TMJ trigger or even problems from neck or tos. Head trauma certainly does leave residual problems, and likely you will be at risk for future headaches. Suggest using preventative migraine rx or otc meds to decrease both frequency and intensity. See your doctor and devise a strategy. ...Read more

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I have a horrible head ache after flying my whole left side of head is throbbing, it started after a couple hours off the plane. ?

I have a horrible head ache after flying my whole left side of head is throbbing, it started after a couple hours off the plane.  ?

Migraine headache: from your given history, it sounds like a vascular (Migraine ) headache . Have you ever had a similar headache before? You should see your doctor / provider . If it is a migraine headache , there are several effective treatments available. I'm not certain if the plane flight may have caused the headache (changes in cabin pressure etc.) ...Read more

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Hello, I've had a throbbing migraine like headache on the right side of my head starting from the back going all the way to my right eye for 2 weeks?

Hello, I've had a throbbing migraine like headache on the right side of my head starting from the back going all the way to my right eye for 2 weeks?

See your Doctor: Migraines usually last from 4 to 72 hours. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis to ensure that the correct treatment is given. See your PCP for consultation, tests and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am under a lot of stress. I have a headache that feels like a throbbing vessel on the left side of my head. Excedrin didn't help. Do I need to worry?

You should: There are many medical conditions that may mimic some or all of the symptoms you have described (stress and headache). It is important to see your doctor so they can conduct further investigations of your alarming condition. ...Read more

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Drank too much last week, now how a reoccurring throbbing headache/migraine on left side of my head. I've taken Tylenol (acetaminophen) many times, Help! ?

Drank too much last week, now how a reoccurring throbbing headache/migraine on left side of my head. I've taken Tylenol (acetaminophen) many times, Help! ?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) warning: in order to determine the cause of your throbbing head you need to see your primary care physician. Be careful with how much Tylenol (acetaminophen) you take as it can damage your liver if taken in excess. Your throbbing head pain could have absolutely nothing to do with the fact that you drank too much alcohol a week ago. ...Read more

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What can cause spontaneous throbbing headache on the left side of the back of my head?

What can cause spontaneous throbbing headache on the left side of the back of my head?

Many causes: There are many possible reasons for the headache you describe. Please see a neurologist if you have not done so. Also, check out a meditation called the relaxation response by a cardiologist named herbert benson. ...Read more

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Dull headache is gone but random mild throbbing pain happens sometimes lasts a few seconds Rarely felt in right side as well Felt a vein in my head?

Dull headache is gone but random mild throbbing pain happens sometimes
 lasts a few seconds
 Rarely felt in right side as well
Felt a vein in my head?

Diet change, sun: The possible diagnoses include: migraine headache, temporal arteritis. If the temple area feels tender to touch, then you must see your PCP asap. Avoiding gluten, dairy helps improve headaches. Also, take a vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day supplement to reduce inflammation. It'll help both conditions. ...Read more

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Top left side back of my head felt like sudden burst of pain and throbbing? No injury I have a bad headache there is a painful lump

Top left side back of my head felt like sudden burst of pain and throbbing? No injury I have a bad headache there is a painful lump

Emergency room.: Anytime someone has an unexplained sudden onset of headache which seems abnormally severe, it is important to get checked out right away. It may turn out to be an unimportant cause, but you don't want to miss it if it's not. Go right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are eye pain in one eye (throbbing) and a spillting headache in the same side of your head syptoms of?

Could you tell me what are eye pain in one eye (throbbing) and a spillting headache in the same side of your head syptoms of?

See a doctor: There are several possible causes, but anyone who experiences excruciating pain should see a doctor immediately. Either go to the emergency department of your local hospital or your eye doctor. This could be a migraine, a form of glaucoma or other conditions which require urgent attention. ...Read more

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Headache top right side of head for 3 days after having cavity on left side of mouth filled. Now, my right eye is bloodshot. Throbbing. Help!

Headache top right side of head for 3 days after having cavity on left side of mouth filled. Now, my right eye is bloodshot. Throbbing. Help!

Go to your doctor: This could a sinusitis, inflammation and infection of the sinus cavity (maxillary sinus) that makes up the floor of the bony orbit that holds your eye. You need to go to your doctor or the er especially if tis getting worse and/or you have a fever. It could just be refered pain as well. Better be safe and get it checked out. ...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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I have a severe headache on right side of head, throbbing in the temple, and a red eye on the same side.

I have a severe headache on right side of head, throbbing in the temple, and a red eye on the same side.

Needs exam: How is your vision? if its blurry and your pupil is larger on the right side then you need to see an eye doc ASAP. Please feel you eye ball if it feels hard like a golf ball compare to your other eye then it means high eye pressure. You need immediate help to lower eye pressure. You need to consult doctor for your headache and red eye. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Throbbing Headaches (Definition)

Throbbing headaches is a symptom in which a person has pain in the head, and the pain is pulsating (throbbing). Throbbing headaches can be a sign of migraine headaches. Severe headaches or headaches which are worsening each day over several days can be signs of ...Read more