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What causes daily headaches (3-4 per day on the right side of the head?

What causes daily headaches (3-4 per day on the right side of the head?

See your doctor: Recurrent headaches like that are not normal. It could be any number of things: tmj, cluster headaches, migraine or tension headaches or something else. Your doctor will be able to help by better characterizing the pain (sharp vs. Dull, throbbing vs steady, length of headache, exacerbating factors, etc). Get it checked out. ...Read more

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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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What can cause a headache that is sharp like nails piercing the head and on the right side of the head?

What can cause a headache that is sharp like nails piercing the head and on the right side of the head?

Many things: Migraine for one thing; however, the goal would be to make sure that something more serious is not the case. If this is a new or different type of headache for you, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Having thoughts in my head, using screens, and reading cause severe headaches on the right side of my head . Any idea(s) why this is happening/cures?

Having thoughts in my head, using screens, and reading cause severe headaches on the right side of my head . Any idea(s) why this is happening/cures?

One sided headache: A common cause of the one-sided headache is a migraine. That causes throbbing or a sense of pressure on one side, usually it lasts for hours or days, and it can be associated with light sensitivity or nausea. It is not caused by looking at a screen, but it nay be worse when doing this. People get dry eyes a lot with screens. Make sure you blink, look away at times, use eye drops too. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an astigmatism in my right eye. Can that cause headaches on the right side of my head?

What to do if I have an astigmatism in my right eye. Can that cause headaches on the right side of my head?

Could: If you have uncorrected astigmatism, that can cause eye strain, which can cause headaches that typically feel like they come from the eye or the brow. If you're wearing accurate correction, however, it should not cause headaches. ...Read more

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Constant headache-short of breathe-pain at right side of the head-sometimes off balance-inhale 5 sec gives light headache what is the cause of this?

Constant headache-short of breathe-pain at right side of the head-sometimes off balance-inhale 5 sec gives light headache
what is the cause of this?

Sorry...: If you're looking for a diagnosis you're in the wrong place. When you signed up you acknowledged that HealthTap docs don't diagnose, treat or prescribe. I will tell you that your symptoms are all over the place & don't add up to anything except maybe anxiety. But that's a guess, not a diagnosis. If you're concerned, do the obvious thing and see a doctor. ...Read more

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Frequent headaches on the right side of head and right eye feels pressure and starts tearing . Take nsaids to relieve bad ones. Possible causes?

Frequent headaches on the right side of head and right eye feels pressure and starts tearing . Take nsaids to relieve bad ones. Possible causes?

Migraine?: Sided-headaches with eye-findings sounds like may be migraine origin. Good if nsaids relieve symptoms. Should discuss with your dr or a neurologist for diagnosis confirmation (can't be positive in 400 characters!), and possible suppressive / preventive medication, depending on how frequently they occur. ...Read more

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Possible causes of off and on dull headaches and ear fullness, only on one side of the head?

Refer to ENT, ER: This is something that typically needs evaluation by a specialist. I will refer the question to our ENT and other doctors. ...Read more

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What causes one side of the head to ache? I woke up with a slight headache on the right side of my head....Slightly above the eye

What causes one side of the head to ache? I woke up with a slight headache on the right side of my head....Slightly above the eye

Check blood pressure: You need to have your blood pressure checked and see your doctor. High blood pressure is a likely cause for a headache in your race, however a headache behind the eye can be even more serious and signify an aneurysm. Seek medical attention, a head ct as well. ...Read more

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What causes headaches that hurt from the sides of the head and front end?

What causes headaches that hurt from the sides of the head and front end?

Location irrelevant: By front end, i assume you mean forehead. Location of headache is almost never diagnostic by itself. Many other factors need to be known. Otherwise, you get a laundry list of possibilities (maybe 200). If you're worried enough to ask, ask a neurologist in person. ...Read more

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I wake up every morning with a headache on the right side of my head. What causes this?

I wake up every morning with a headache on the right side of my head.  What causes this?

Migraine/muscle tens: frequent, short lived non progressive head pain is usually a migraine phenomenom, but such headaches can also occur due to neck problems or muscle spasms in the muscles of the scalp on the corresponding side. Brain tumors (masses) are unlikely if not constant, but should always be ruled out when the pain is on the same side constantly. If havent had MRI or CT, you should. ...Read more

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