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What can cause a headache across forehead, behind eyes, and base of head, blood shot eyes and sensitive right eye.

What can cause a headache across forehead, behind eyes, and base of head, blood shot eyes and sensitive right eye.

Eyestrain or???: Headache is associated with many etiologies, but having your vision checked, and corrected with bifocal glasses, can remove eyestrain from the long differential diagnosis list. An ophthalmologist or optometrist can screen the eyes for vision-threatening disease, and opticians can fulfill the prescription. If that does not work, make an appointment with a neurologist who specializes in headache.

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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Headache behind eyes everyday and eyes painful when looking left or right and up-what could cause this? Unusually tired and vision goes blurry sometim

Headache behind eyes everyday and eyes painful when looking left or right and up-what could cause this? Unusually tired and vision goes blurry sometim

Decongestant: Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out.

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I get headaches behind my eyes is it caused by my hyperactive thyroid?

I get headaches behind my eyes is it caused by my hyperactive thyroid?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can affect the eye muscles which become inflamed and can cause pain and protrusion fo the eye called exophthalmos. Occasionally the intraocular pressure may go up causing headache and aching of the eyes so you should have an eye exam. Also the blood pressure can go up in hyperthyroidism and this can cause headache. You should be followed carefully by your doctor.

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Could TMD (tmj) cause brain freeze type headaches with pain in front of the ears and behind the eyes?

Could TMD (tmj) cause brain freeze type headaches with pain in front of the ears and behind the eyes?

Possible: Yes that is a possibility. Look at the picture above and see where the joint is exactly located. Why don't see a dentist for a proper diagnosis and treatment.

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What can cause a headache at the base of the skull and arch over my head behind my eyes and temples?

What can cause a headache at the base of the skull and arch over my head behind my eyes and temples?

Posterior headache: Posterior headaches with radiation to top of head would likely be for muscle tension type but not if other symptoms like vision change, listlessness non response to usual headache muscle tension etc should prompt a neurological evaluation.

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What causes me to have pressure behind my eyes and headaches around my forehead and temples and causes me to feel nausea?

What causes me to have pressure behind my eyes and headaches around my forehead and temples and causes me to feel nausea?

Many possibilities: Headaches can be hard to sort out. Migraine is common in young women. Symptoms include pretty severe, throbbing, usually one-sided headache with nausea, sensitivity to light and sound. A squeezing, band-like headache around the temples is likely a tension headache. These are two of the more common types of headaches. If your headache is severe or if you have frequent headaches, see a neurologist.

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I have had a headache for a week and a half behind my eyes. I have sinus congestion but no drainage or fever. Is this caused by a virus?

I have had a headache for a week and a half behind my eyes. I have sinus congestion but no drainage or fever. Is this caused by a virus?

Maybe: Your headache very likely is a consequence of your sinus congestion, even without drainage. It can be from allergic reaction to inhaled allergen like pollen, a viral infection or even a bacterial infection. However, you may be right that this is not from a bacterial infection as you are not systemically sicker (fever, chills, swelling around the facial area). Try otc anti-allergy/decongestant.

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Hv bronchitis 8 wks developed into sinusitis. Headache + press behind eyes. How long will this last? Does it cause any vision loss? Tkg. Tylenol (acetaminophen) pain

Hv bronchitis 8 wks developed into sinusitis. Headache + press behind eyes. How long will this last? Does it cause any vision loss? Tkg. Tylenol (acetaminophen) pain

Aggressive treatment: 8 weeks of bronchitis and now sinusitis tells me that you have upper and lower respiratory systems infected or inflamed. There needs to be culture of your sputum, lab, chest and sinus xrays. Prolonged antibiotics are indicated IF there is infection. Ancillary treatments are inhalers, decongestants, maybe steroids and lots of hydration. Vision loss is rare. Please see your physician ASAP.

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Can a dysfunctional gallbladder cause constant dizziness or lightheadedness, chronic headaches (esp. Behind eyes and ears) and sensitivity to light?

Can a dysfunctional gallbladder cause constant dizziness or lightheadedness, chronic headaches (esp. Behind eyes and ears) and sensitivity to light?

Gallbladder: Biliary dyskinesia is the name for a dysfunctional gallbladder. It can be associate with vague, intermittent abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, often associated with meals. It rarely hospitalized patients. It is diagnosed by functional studies of the gallbladder. Often called a hida scan. It would not be associated with chronic headaches or dizziness unless you are becoming dehydrated.

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What is the cause of headaches behind the eye?

What is the cause of headaches behind the eye?

Many possible: Multiple causes are possible. Most common would be sinus disease, migraine, or eyestrain from overuse of the eyes for prolonged reading or computer use. Thyroid disease, growths behind the eyes, are much less likely causes. If the pains persist, you should see an ophthalmologist, and if the eye exam is normal, your regular doctor may refer to ENT or neurology.

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What can be the cause of a headache in the same location behind my eye almost everyday? I can feel my heartbeat in my head.

Tension/migraine/eye: A daily headache is a litle different than things like migraines (although they can be frequent and do throb). A condition called chronic daily headache exists that is tough to manage. Headaches can have many causes including drugs, caffeine, otc med use, inflammation, migraines, tension and so on. To diagnose it needs more symptoms and some exam. Problems in the eye can also cause headaches.

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I get headaches/ migraines often. Usually on the left side, starting right behind my eye. I'm 18. What could be the cause of these?

Cause unknown: Now the first thing you need to do is make sure to see a physician, preferably a headache specialist who will probably do an mri, as well as thorough detailed physical exams and blood work. Assuming you have already had this done. There are a variety of meds which can help to prevent headaches, many patients find taking magnesium daily, or massage can help reduce the severity of the headaches, .

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What kind of neck problems may cause headaches behind the right eye?

What kind of neck problems may cause headaches behind the right eye?

Tension headache: Muscular tightness or tension can cause a tension headache which can cause pain around the eye.

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I get headaches that are always deep behind left eye. They normally last for 2 to 3 days. What may be the cause?

Possibilities: Sinus congestion tops the list could also be glaucoma pinched occipital nerve vasculitis so a medical and visual exam is needed.