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What kind of headache do I have when it hurts in the front of my head and back of it help me please?

What kind of headache do I have when it hurts in the front of my head and back of it help me please?

Need more info pls: Is the pain bandlike and squeezing, sharp like a needle and stabbing, throbbing associated with facial pain and cold symptoms? Please write another entry with more information. Any changes in vision, hearing, nausea, vomiting, neurological changes like weakness, numbness, confusion, balance problems? Incoordination? Fever? Taking medication? How severe? ...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


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What kind of headache do you have with a blocked sinus?

What kind of headache do you have with a blocked sinus?

Sinus headache: Blocked sinus can lead to sinus headache from increased pressure building up within sinuses. However, this isn't necessarily a sinus infection, although blocked sinuses are prone to infection. These days, we recommend avoiding antibiotics for acute cases, most likely caused by viruses. Check out http://goo.gl/MskeBA & http://goo.gl/G05WFX for more re sinusitis. ...Read more

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What kind of headaches are cluster?

What kind of headaches are cluster?

Nasty: These are unique headaches which typically start in middle age, and occur daily, mainly awakening at nite, and clustering over several weeks, and then gone for many months. The pain is intense lasting about 30-60 min, pt unable to sit still, assoc with tearing, reddening of the eye, discharge from nose, and rather disabling, but the pattern can be stopped with preventative drugs. ...Read more

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How do you tell what kind of headache you have?

How do you tell what kind of headache you have?

Best left to a Pro: Some of the variables that you need to share with them are inciting factors llike food, or environment, how long you have had them, any change in severity, location, character like throbbing, constant or pressure, other associated symptoms like dizziness, nausea, paralysis or weakness of any muscles or functions like speaking or swallowing, and what treatments you may be using for relief. ...Read more

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I want to know what kind of headache this may be?

I want to know what kind of headache this may be?

Too little info: Your question is far too nonspecific, so will approach generically. You could have migraine, tension cephalgia, intracranial hypertension, an expanding hemorrhage, a brain tumor, hydrocephalus, meningitis of a variety of causes, a large stroke, venous sinus obstruction, etc. Perhaps you should see your doctor and get addressed. ...Read more

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I've been having headaches for days and need to know what kind it is and why. What do I do?

I've been having headaches for days and need to know what kind it is and why. What do I do?

Understand headaches: You should contact your physician and request an evaluation and diagnosis of your headaches. Your doctor may refer you to a neurologist for the evaluation. ...Read more

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What kind of headaches comes from too much stress?

What kind of headaches comes from too much stress?

Stress & Headache: Tension headaches frequently come from stress, and they're the most frequent kind of headaches people get. 30%-80% of the population has these at least occasionally. There is mild to moderate pain affecting the front, top, or sides of head. Tension in the muscles in these areas results in pain. Stress management and biofeedback can help prevent these; also mindfulness meditation as well. ...Read more

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What kind of vision problems can also cause headaches?

What kind of vision problems can also cause headaches?

Many: Headaches could be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more