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Dr. Umesh Patel Dr. Patel
Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
University of London School of Medicine, University College
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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


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Bruce Saran Dr. Saran
Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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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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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner Dr. Stelzner
Ophthalmology
24 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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. Jay Bradley Dr. Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
14 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Reoccurring headache behind left eye and on l side of head. Comes in attacks 2 or more times a day, pain is a throbbing stabbing constant pain ?

Reoccurring headache behind left eye and on l side of head. Comes in attacks 2 or more times a day, pain is a throbbing stabbing constant pain ?

Headache: Your description sounds like cluster, atypical migraine, or ice pick headache. Additional evaluation is needed by an eye doctor prior to initiating treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Nathaniel Schuster Dr. Schuster
Pain Management
years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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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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Dr. Kevin Yoo Dr. Yoo
Neurosurgery
24 years in practice
Emory University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. John Ewald Dr. Ewald
Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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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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Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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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

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Ralph Wolf Dr. Wolf
Psychiatry
35 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Galina Nikolskaya Dr. Nikolskaya
Neurology
7 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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I have been having a numbness on the R side of my face with a headache & throbbing...and the skin and right ear get very hot to the touch. ?

I have been having a numbness on the R side of my face with a headache & throbbing...and the skin and right ear get very hot to the touch. ?

Complicated migraine: this is most likely a complicated migraine based on throbbing pain and skin sensitivity vs less likely brain lesion affecting the cranial nerve 5 or autonomic trigeminal cephalgia. you need to see a neurologist for this issue and get MRI brain to rule out demyelinating or space occupying lesions, but again highest suspicion is for migraine ...Read more

Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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What can cause me to awake at 3 in the morning with a severe throbbing headache? Unilateral, R. side, peppermint oil made worse, maxalt (rizatriptan) helped, by eye

What can cause me to awake at 3 in the morning with a severe throbbing headache? Unilateral, R. side, peppermint oil made worse, maxalt (rizatriptan) helped, by eye

Sleep headache?: 22 AA F asks causes of awakening from sleep with throbbing headache R side. I would consider BP increase if on BCPs. Or alcohol, migraine. What is your and family Hx of migraine? I would avoid the OTC treatments and work with your team to find cause. Once cause is found Rx can focus on cause. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Clifford Dr. Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
39 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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Throbbing headache on right side, ears feel plugged (like i'm drowning), circulation not great and eye pain, everything getting worse last few days?

Throbbing  headache on right side,  ears feel plugged (like i'm drowning), circulation not great and eye pain,  everything getting worse last few days?

Several causes: You may have a vascular headache (migraine) which can cause throbbing and eye pain or a tension headache. However, acute sinus infections can also cause this pattern of symptoms. It would be best to be evaluated by your healthcare provider to separate these possibilities. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Mark Loury Dr. Loury
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
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Sinus and cough for 2 weeks, now when i cough headache right side of head and eye for 2 weeks now, hope its not a brain anyersum, im worried..

Sinus and cough for 2 weeks, now when i cough headache right side of head and eye for 2 weeks now, hope its not a brain anyersum, im worried..

Unlikely: The best explanation is that the cold developed into a sinus infection involving the ethmoid, frontal, and sphenoid sinuses. Not uncommon for cold to progress into infection about 2 wks after onset. With sinusitis usually have nasal congestion and discolored drainage. Suggest evaluation and antibiotics if infection confirmed. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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What is migraine? Will you die from it? had headache on right side of head since tuesday.caught in the drizzle on monday and tues morning.is it normal

What is migraine? Will you die from it? had headache on right side of head since tuesday.caught in the drizzle on monday and tues morning.is it normal

Migraine: is chronic neurological disorder associated with focal neurologic deficit, alterations in cerebral blood flow and headache. Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. Imaging like CT or MRI are very important to rule out secondary pathology. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Smith Dr. Smith
Neurology
50 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Please explain headache pains in right side of head?

Please explain headache pains in right side of head?

Right or left: It makes no difference which side of your head the pain is on. The same diseases can cause right sided pain or left sided pain.L if it is worrisome to you, consult your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Forshing Lui Dr. Lui
Neurology
39 years in practice
Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Medicine
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What to do if I have headache in only right side of head?

What to do if I have headache in only right side of head?

Headache right side: Most likely migraine yet it is always on one side you may like to see your MD or get a CT or MRI to rule any underlying structural lesion in the brain. The risk is generally quite low though. ...Read more

Dr. John Feola Dr. Feola
Internal Medicine
27 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Head PAIN but no headACHE. On right side of head. Feels like I got hit with a rock?

Head PAIN but no headACHE. On right side of head. Feels like I got hit with a rock?

R/O TENSION HA: The 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus,migraine and cluster. The muscles that originate at the base of the neck insert near the temple. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) or asprin. Relaxation techniques to disipate stress are helpful as well. Meditation/Yoga/Biofeedback. You need a full exam an blood work to be through. If symptoms worsen seek medical evaluation ...Read more