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Why do I get a headache on the right side of my head?

Why do I get a headache on the right side of my head?

Many possibility: Unilateral headache can be migraine, TMJ pain, temporal arteritis and others including a brain tumor. Start with your primary care physician! ...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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Why do I get a headache on the right side of my head? I'm a 17 year old girl and they mostly happen in school

Why do I get a headache on the right side of my head? I'm a 17 year old girl and they mostly happen in school

Possible Migraine: Unilateral headache with pounding is frequently Migraine. Read about this, see if it fits. Primary care doctors are very familiar with this and can be a big help. Stress, poor sleep menstruation and vision problems can all trigger Migraine (among others). Neurologists can also have a role if the headaches don't stop. Get an evaluation and I hope the headaches go away forever. ...Read more

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Why do I always get a bad headache on the right side of my head? How to treat this?

Why do I always get a bad headache on the right side of my head? How to treat this?

Depends: If the headache throbs , it is likely a migraine, if it is persistent, it may be from grinding your teeth or even a sinus infection. If this is a long term issue, only a doctor can help you pinpoint the cause. ...Read more

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Why is it that i get a headache on the right side of my head?

Why is it that i get a headache on the right side of my head?

Headaches: You should see a neurologist who will take a careful history concerning your headache character. Location, frequency and intensity. Triggers, duration, remedies are important. Most headaches can be diagnosed with complete exam. ...Read more

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I have a serve headache on the right side of my head by the eye and temple. I move to even which pistions in bed or get up to walk or stand it blury?

I have a serve headache on the right side of my head by the eye and temple. I move to even which pistions in bed or get up to walk or stand it blury?

Migraine: The last part of your question is not clear: is your vision blurry? Migraine would be at the top of the list. If you were over 50 then temporal arteritis could be a cause. But since the test for it so simple and inexpensive; "an esr", you should see your internist, neurologist or an eye md to have your problem checked. ...Read more

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I have a kinda bad headache on the right side of my head kind of up and behind my right ear. What does it mean and how do I get rid of it?

I have a kinda bad headache on the right side of my head kind of up and behind my right ear. What does it mean and how do I get rid of it?

Occipital headaches: Lesser and greater occipital nerves live in the area of your head where you are describing pain. What frustrates patients is that these nerves can cause pain without any traumatic event. You didn't mention any visual disturbances (blurry, double vision) or other red flags so that a NSAID may be beneficial. Your PCP may have Toradol in house to give you for fairly quick reduction in head symptoms. ...Read more

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I reached under the couch to get something then when I went to stand up, I hit the right side of my head on a wooden ottoman in the temple. It was more like the corner poked me in the temple. It hurt but not severe pain....today I have no headache, or rea

No other problem?: Seems you were fortunat. Do pay attention, but if nothing unusual shows, you are probably fine. If you are over 60, there is some risk for internal bleeding to build up over a few days, but just be alert to anything odd. Be more careful about collisions with furniture. ;-) ...Read more