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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?

Cluster headaches : See the image to your left. There are 3 main types of primary headaches. Tension headaches are bilateral non-pulsating. Migraines are unilateral and pulsating and associated with aura. Cluster headaches are associated with physical symptoms around the eye and multiple times daily. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...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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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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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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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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Headaches on only top right side of head.When I press the same place on the top left side of my head, the headache disappears. What would cause this?

Headaches on only top right side of head.When I press the same place on the top left side of my head, the headache disappears. What would cause this?

Interesting symptoms: There are many causes of headaches, but if you have muscle tension, it's possible that a pressure point on the other side of your head is relieving the muscle tension. Your neurologist may be able to confirm this on examination. ...Read more

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