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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Throbbing Headaches (Overview)

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 a serious medical problem.


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What causes throbbing headaches ?

What causes throbbing headaches ?

Many causes: Following are some of common causes of throbbing headaches 1migraine 2cluster headaches 3hangover 4menstrual or hormonal headaches 5aneurysm in brain 6 brain tumors 7head injury 8brain hemorrhage which is life threatening and an emergency 8meningits. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
25 doctors shared insights

Throbbing Headaches (Overview)

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 a serious medical problem.


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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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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Identify events that trigger headaches
60 Min, Hourly for 4 Weeks
See your doctor and bring a diary of when headaches occurred
Once
Watch for food reactions
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See a dentist about your headaches
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What should I do about my throbbing headaches I get during work?

What should I do about my throbbing headaches I get during work?

Throbbing Hedaches: First of all i will recommend you cosult your doctor, who will take a detailed history, triggers of your headaches and if needed will do further tests and make a diagnosis.The coomonest cause of throbbing headache is migraine, but it can be tension headache&other causes.So you need to know the diagnosis.You can be prescribed meds to relieve acte attack like imitrx and meds to prevent, triggers, meds. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for throbbing, bilateral headache?

What is the best treatment for throbbing, bilateral headache?

Analgesics: Many possibilities of bilateral throbbing headache. The most common is tension headache. You should talk to PCP for a complete evaluation. Analgesics such as acetaminophen, NSAIDs, and caffeine are a good choice. You can try different relaxation techniques ...Read more

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How to get rid of this throbbing headache?

How to get rid of this throbbing headache?

One or many?: Most throbbing headaches are benign, i.e. Do not imply serious underlying disease. A single "worst headache of my life" event should provoke medical investigation. Recurrent throbbing headaches are usually migrainous and respond to specific treatment if diagnosis is confirmed. 3 or more migraine headaches monthly may profitably be treated preventively. ...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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What causes throbbing headaches ?

Many causes: Following are some of common causes of throbbing headaches 1migraine 2cluster headaches 3hangover 4menstrual or hormonal headaches 5aneurysm in brain 6 brain tumors 7head injury 8brain hemorrhage which is life threatening and an emergency 8meningits. ...Read more

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Why do I get throbbing headaches ?

Why do I get throbbing headaches ?

Might be migraine: The classical description of migraine headache is a throbbing debilitating pain what is worse on one side and associated with nausea and light sensitivity. They can be triggered by stress, sleep, deprivation, or certain foods. If the headache is persistent, a neurologist can help you explore treatment options not only to stop individual headaches, but also to prevent new ones from starting. ...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