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

Headache behind eyes every day 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can tension headache cause ear pain? Nose keeps "popping"- extreme pressure of head behind eyes & all around and ear pain both ears

Can tension headache cause ear pain? Nose keeps "popping"- extreme pressure of head behind eyes & all around and ear pain both ears

Pressure: May also be the onset of a cold or allergic in origin. You can try an otc antihistamine if you have allergies, but if not try otc cold rx ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

Tension/migraine/eye: A daily headache is a litle different from 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. ...Read more

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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 a 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,. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Constant headache, no meds helping. Blurry left eye when looking close, pain behind eye that comes and goes. What could be the cause?

Constant headache, no meds helping. Blurry left eye when looking close, pain behind eye that comes and goes. What could be the cause?

Eye Pain needs eval: Eye pain can be caused by many things, many not dangerous. However, you need to rule out an eye problem as these, left unchecked, could result in damage, loss of vision or worse. ...Read more

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I get headaches all the time behind my right eye, right side of temple and right bottom of head. So bad I am in bed all day. What is cause?

I get headaches all the time behind my right eye, right side of temple and right bottom of head. So bad I am in bed all day. What is cause?

Possibly migraine: Do you have other associated symptoms (light sensivity, noise sensitivity, nausea, vomiting, visual aura that precedes the headache)? These associated symptoms (you don't have to have all of them) would point towards migraine as the cause. ...Read more

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I have a severe stabbing headache in behind my right eye most of the time, and feel nauseous, maybe 1day a week without it.What's the cause?

I have a severe stabbing headache in behind my right eye most of the time, and feel nauseous, maybe 1day a week without it.What's the cause?

Migraine: One sided head ache, associated with pain in the eyeball, of pulsating quality, asso. With nausea/vomiting, sensitivity to light &sound suggests migraine there are variants of migraine but the above picture is the classical one. You can try meds like tylenol (acetaminophen) or Aspirin if no allergies, the otc preps but if there is no relief see ur dr for meds- triptan gropu/ergotamine gp-to be prescribed by them. ...Read more

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I've been getting random sharp/shooting pains right in my temple and behind my left eye. Sometimes it causes a headache or sometimes its quick.

I've been getting random sharp/shooting pains right in my temple and behind my left eye. Sometimes it causes a headache or sometimes its quick.

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with inflammation behind my eye that cause chronic headaches. Steroid shot make sit better but keeps returning! Why?

Diagnosed with inflammation behind my eye that cause chronic headaches. Steroid shot make sit better but keeps returning! Why?

Depends: Make sure you have a diagnosis as to what is actual causing the problem. Some of these are chronic conditions and you might have one. ...Read more

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What causes daily headaches? Pressure aura stabbing and banging behind eye on sides and down neck. Getting worse changes daily Meds don't work!

What causes daily headaches? Pressure aura stabbing and banging behind eye on sides and down neck. Getting worse changes daily Meds don't work!

Chronic Migraines: Is diagnostic label given to daily headaches. I have found most due to slight unilateral head tilt causal of asymmetric superior trapezium; imparted by functional scoliosis overlying unilateral sacroiliac joint subluxation disorder: including chronic low back pain & intermittent sciatica. Headache is generated by chronic superior trapezius muscle spasm w. myriad of painful ischemic trigger points. ...Read more

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17wks pregnant having headaches in the back of my left head and wrap around the top to behind my eye and the pain has been bad enough to cause nausea vom?

17wks pregnant having headaches in the back of my left head and wrap around the top to behind my eye and the pain has been bad enough to cause nausea vom?

See doctor: You may want to make an appt to see your doctor asap, or go to urgent care now. If you have a h/o migraines, then this could be a migraine exacerbated by pregnancy. Anytime you have headache with vomiting, take it seriously and see a doctor right away. Doctor may prescribe meds, but you need an exam first. Make sure you drink lots of fluids, like water, as dehydration #1 cause headache. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could cause severe migraine like headaches always on the left side with enormous pressure behind the eye?

What could cause severe migraine like headaches always on the left side with enormous pressure behind the eye?

Atyical headache: Sometimes other additional causes such as stress, allergies, sinus, deviated septum or uncorrected vision imbalances can present this way. ...Read more

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If I have small ventricles in my brain and swelling behind my right eye, it's what causes my eye aches and my headaches my insurance won't cover an eye exam right now can you get an eye exam covered by my insurance? I am a patient of yours and you are the

If I have small ventricles in my brain and swelling behind my right eye, it's what causes my eye aches and my headaches my insurance won't cover an eye exam right now can you get an eye exam covered by my insurance? I am a patient of yours and you are the

Insurance coverage: Medical insurances often do not cover routine eye exams, but what you are describing would be covered under most medical plans. The diagnosis code would probably be headaches, or the swelling that you are describing. It sounds like you need to be seen by an ophthalmologist, and I would expect no issues with coverage by a medical insurance plan. Schedule the appointment for "headaches". ...Read more