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What does throbbing headache mean?

What does throbbing headache mean?

Headache: Headache whether throbbing or not can be due to stress, migraine, neck muscle spasm, cluster headache, chronic daily headaches, subarachnoid hemorrhage, sinus and eye problems etc. Hence you need to get checked asap. ...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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What causes a throbbing headache, ?

What causes a throbbing headache, ?

Blood pumping: The throbbing in headaches (typically migraines) is generally thought to be caused by excessive blood being pumped into the area. At one time, these headaches were called "vascular headaches" for this reason. There are many other possible causes including high blood pressure and increased intracranial pressure, which are much more ominous. Best to see your doctor for a checkup ...Read more

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I've got a throbbing headache, what do I do?

I've got a throbbing headache, what do I do?

See a neurologist: Likely migraines. Neurologist can diagnose and treat successfully in most cases. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for throbbing headache?

What are some home remedies for throbbing headache?

OTC: Ibuprofen is a good first line medication for headaches. Aspirin may help, depending on your age and other symptoms. ...Read more

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Throbbing headache upon standing, coughing, or bending over?

Throbbing headache upon standing, coughing, or bending over?

Long shot but...: ... I hope you are not suffering from a cerebrospinal fluid leak. Just my idea; others will have more and better suggestions. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I stand up I get a throbbing headache. Normal?

Sometimes when I stand up I get a throbbing headache. Normal?

Normal=Common: No: While not normal, it is behavior, not optimal, not extremely rare, yet not necessarily serious, at least in the short term, also clearly not healthy. Symptoms c/w vascular/migraine ha, especially if pulse in sync with the ha throb. There are several ways to improve, though would avoid most meds, a few might help a little. Best seek: mechanism of ha, address your internal controls & excellent help. ...Read more

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What is the cause of throbbing headache which I always have?

What is the cause of throbbing headache which I always have?

Many: Headaches could be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a throbbing headache after stretching?

What does it mean if I have a throbbing headache after stretching?

Tension Headche: Unless a trauma involve, a headache after stretching is usually a tension headache. It should improved after rest and should not persist. ...Read more

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Lately every time I stand up I get a throbbing headache. Is this normal?

Lately every time I stand up I get a throbbing headache. Is this normal?

Throbbing headaches: Of course it is not normal. Have your primary care physician do orthostatic blood pressure measurement. Physical exam focused on carotid ascultation and nervous system will be helpful. Further a carotid doppler or CT Angiography of the head and neck possible might answer some questions. ...Read more

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Feeling weird after throbbing headache? Meds helped headache. Now I just feel kinda malaise and a little headachy

Migraine?: A migraine headache usually is a one-sided, severe, headache with associated nausea, vision changes, and incapacity. They usually start in the late teens or 20s. It doesn't sound like you have true migraine quite yet, however, the feeling weird with malaise could count toward the incapacity, and the throbbing continued headache could count toward the severity. Keep a headache diary to report later. ...Read more

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What type of headache is triggered by crying. Throbbing headache.?

What type of headache is triggered by crying. Throbbing headache.?

See below: Depends on the location, duration, specific symptoms, medical history and many other factors. However, both tension and migraine type headaches can be triggered by crying episodes that are associated with stress, depression and other negative emotions. Crying related to happiness does not cause muscle tension or hormone stimulation like that with negative emotions. ...Read more

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I've had a constant dull throbbing headache on top of my head for three days now?

I've had a constant dull throbbing headache on top of my head for three days now?

Did you hit: Yoir head at any point? Is your vision affected? It could be any number of things, will need more information ...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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Everytime I masturbate, or work out extensivley hard, I get a throbbing headache. What could it be?

Exertional headache: This is called an exertional or sexual headache. It needs evaluation with MRI to rule out intracranial pathology. ...Read more

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I've had a throbbing headache all day. Now it just happens whenever I stand up. Is there anything I can do?

I've had a throbbing headache all day. Now it just happens whenever I stand up. Is there anything I can do?

Headache: First, check with your family doc. To make sure your blood pressure is ok & order some lab work, then help u find the cause & treat that. ...Read more

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Throbbing headache and pain at the back of the head from exercise. Lasts for about 5 minutes everytime. Should I be worried?

Throbbing headache and pain at the back of the head from exercise. Lasts for about 5 minutes everytime. Should I be worried?

Maybe: Exercise-induced headaches are most always benign and can last for many hours. Like most headache types the cause is not known. But there are more serious headaches brought on by exercise. These tend to be sudden or first time events associated with nausea, vomiting, sudden dizziness, loss of consciousness, double vision. If this is your first headache from exercise, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Years ago I used to get a mild throbbing headache when I ran. That hasn't happened in years but does anyone have an idea what could have caused that?

Exertional: Headaches from exertion are present in a small % of people. These are often self-limiting and come on for no apparent reason and some weeks later depart the same way. Despite research, neuroscientists are still uncertain of the cause (s). Migraine and muscle tension or even temporo-mandibular joint troubles are possibilities too. Glad they've resolved. Hope you're still exercising ...Read more