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What type of doctor should I see to diagnose and treat my headache?

What type of doctor should I see to diagnose and treat my headache?

Family doctor: A primary care md (family physician, internal medicine) is a good starting point, dependending on the success of treatment or findings you might be referred to a neurologist etc. ...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 type of doctor must I see to treat my headache?

What type of doctor must I see to treat my headache?

PCP and Eye Doctor: A view of the optic nerve and retina can sometimes give clues to cause of headaches. At the very least it can rule out some problems such as brain swelling or vasculitis. Eyeglasses or prescription are rarely the problem. Ask your physician to consider an ophthalmology evaluation as part of your work up. Some neurologist and pcps can do that exam too with a handheld device. ...Read more

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What type of doc to diagnose headache, fatigue, ab. Pain, neck pain, side chest pain. When no one can figure it out, who to see other than my fnp, &er doc

What type of doc to diagnose headache, fatigue, ab. Pain, neck pain, side chest pain. When no one can figure it out, who to see other than my fnp, &er doc

Moans, bones...: Abdominal groans. The above are symptoms of parathyroid disease. I would start with an endocrinologist at this time. May be able to lump all these symptoms together. Or, more likely, explain some. Attack one piece at a time. Move on to a neurologist for headache. Gi doc or general surgeon for abdominal pain. Etc. ...Read more

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I am having rectal discomfort. Constant dull headaches gas pains under my shoulder blades and ribs. I also have a vaginal mesh. I have seen my family doctor recently for fatigue and anxiety. I am confused as to what type doctor that I need to see.

I am having rectal discomfort. Constant dull headaches gas pains under my shoulder blades and ribs. I also have a vaginal mesh. I have seen my family doctor recently for fatigue and anxiety. I am confused as to what type doctor that I need to see.

Urogynecologist: You should seek evaluation by a urogynecologist with experience in performing vaginal mesh revision surgery. However, your other symptoms are not likely related to the mesh. True vaginal mesh complications include pelvic/vaginal pain, vaginal bleeding, pain with sex, difficult or abnormal urination (after placement), groin pain, or other pelvic symptoms. ...Read more

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I have headaches in the morning, toothaches, neck pain, and occasional numbness in right arm. I also have a history of sleep apnea, bruxism, and disk bulges under tx. Which doctor should I see?

I have headaches in the morning, toothaches, neck pain, and occasional numbness in right arm. I also have a history of sleep apnea, bruxism, and disk bulges under tx. Which doctor should I see?

Dentist: However, it must be a dentist with advanced training in TMJ treatment. The symptoms you list all point to this area of dentistry. It can be complicated as it involves a "bite imbalance" that a dentist with advanced training can diagnose and inform you of your options. A physician can help diagnose other issues involving the arm numbness. ...Read more

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My throat is sore, headaches, and ear fullness in both ears. What doctor should I see?

My throat is sore, headaches, and ear fullness in both ears. What doctor should I see?

General Practitioner: You should see a good general doctor or family practitioner. It sounds like you may have seasonal allergies. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it true Botox helps with headaches? What type of Botox and what type of doctors performs the Botox?

Is it true Botox helps with headaches? What type of Botox and what type of doctors performs the Botox?

Migraine: Yes, Botox seems to benefit migraines and decrease frequency, but lasts only 3 months and is repeated. Most headache specialists and many general neurologists can provide. ...Read more

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When should you go see a doctor for a headache?

When should you go see a doctor for a headache?

When it is: More than once, repeated head aches need investigation to find the cause, some times it is a sign serious disease see your doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do you see for frequent, re-occurring headaches?

What kind of doctor do you see for frequent, re-occurring headaches?

Headache specialist: Most specializing in this are neurologist who have a special interest in this. There are also migraine specialists who can help with recurrent headaches. Make a call to a local neurologist who can steer you in the right direction. I assume that you have already seen your family doctor for this and still have not gotten relief. ...Read more

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There is exposed insulation at my workplace and now I have headaches, should I see a doctor?

There is exposed insulation at my workplace and now I have headaches, should I see a doctor?

Headaches: You should see a doctor who specializes in headache (neurologist). The neurologist can perform a wide array of tests including blood-work, imaging tests, and perform a work-up to rule out the cause of the headaches. ...Read more

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Should a person with migraine headaches see a doctor?

Should a person with migraine headaches see a doctor?

Absolutely: Yes, you should. There are effective treatments to both prevent migraines from occurring and to treat them once they start. Headaches are a common problem but can also be the sign of a more serious disease. Your doctor can help you figure out both. ...Read more

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I have headaches due to bruxism! Do I have to see a doctor?

I have headaches due to bruxism! Do I have to see a doctor?

Yes, a dentist...: A dentist who likes to treat TMJ disorders (tmd) is likely your best bet for solutions... Medicines can help you feel better initially; special appliances, and potential small alterations to your bite through a combo of equilibration/restorations/orthodontics could give you longer lasting health and stability... We sometimes also work in conjunction with physical therapists and chiropractors... ...Read more

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If I am having trouble sleeping and have frequent headaches, should I see a doctor?

If I am having trouble sleeping and have frequent headaches, should I see a doctor?

Yes: That is a prudent option. In the meantime work on good sleep hygiene. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to soothing music. ...Read more

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How would doctors recommend I treat painful headaches or migraines?

How would doctors recommend I treat painful headaches or migraines?

Get checked: If your headaches do not respond to pain medicines like tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, then it would be good to get checked out by a doctor. You may also want to maintain a headache diary when you have a headache. In this you should write down anything you ate in the hours before the headache started, or how much sleep you got the night before or anything else that stands out and look for patterns. ...Read more

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Headache for about 4-5 seconds after I run then I don't fell anything Should I see doctor?

Headache for about 4-5 seconds after I run then I don't fell anything Should I see doctor?

Unlikely: A one time episode of headache, particularly brief, should not raise concern. However, if you have recurrent pain with activity then I would get checked. ...Read more

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I have checked my bp and has been 205/100 a couple times. Should I go see a doctor? Have had bad headaches when it's been hi.

I have checked my bp and has been 205/100 a couple times. Should I go see a doctor? Have had bad headaches when it's been hi.

Hypertension: Yes. That is a very elevated blood pressure and it warrants urgent evaluation. If it is chronic you need to have your primary care doctor work with you to improve your blood pressure control as long-term hypertension can lead to a myriad of medical problems. Additionally, extremely elevated blood pressure can be dangerous and should be treated quickly. ...Read more