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Why does my head hurt one side?

Why does my head hurt one side?

Migraine: Migraine headaches are often one sided. Throbbing pain, sensitivity to light and sound can also be present. In some patients, an aura preceding headache may develop. Flashing lights, zig-zags, dots, commas, weird tastes may be part of the aura. If this or part of this is your description, then you found the answer. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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 does it means when my toothache got one side of my head hurt?

What does it means when my toothache got one side of my head hurt?

Referred pain: It is not uncommon to have tooth pain radiate to the head, neck, shoulder, even arms. You know it is tooth related if all these symptoms disappeared after proper dental treatment. Get the tooth checked out asap! ...Read more

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Woke up with one sided headache, feels like its on the top of head, hurts a bit more when bending over or coughing. I have tmj, could that cause this?

Woke up with one sided headache, feels like its on the top of head, hurts a bit more when bending over or coughing. I have tmj, could that cause this?

Maybe.. but..: Tmj involves over 70 different things and it may or may not be related. I would suggest seeing a dentist with training in diagnosing TMJ problems to determine if it is related or not. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a headache on one side of your head for hours ? And it's hurts your eyes a bit and i tried to sleep it off didn't work

What does it mean when you have a headache on one side of your head for hours ? And it's hurts your eyes a bit and i tried to sleep it off didn't work

Migraine: This is migraine; some tips: sleep hygiene = 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. Smoking cessation. Adequate hydration, at least 64 ounces of water each day. Moderation of caffeine intake, less than 5 cups coffee per day. Stress reduction. Riboflavin 400 mg/day, and/or magnesium oxide 400-800 mg/day. Yoga, gentle stretching, massage, meditation. Hope this helps, good luck! ...Read more

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Bad headaches when barometer changes a lot. Feels like lots of pressure in head, sometimes it's a one sided pulsing headache that also makes ear hurt?

Bad headaches when barometer changes a lot. Feels like lots of pressure in head, sometimes it's a one sided pulsing headache that also makes ear hurt?

Migraine: Ithis headache maybe of the migraine type which is started by barometric change in pressure I suggest you s.ee is, physician and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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Can tmj cause difficulty swallowing ear pain headache pain at base of head like where the little nubs as i call them stick out on one side espically when ear starts to hurt?

Can tmj cause difficulty swallowing ear pain headache pain at base of head like where the little nubs as i call them stick out 
 on one side espically when ear starts to hurt?

Rule out ear problem: Ruling out ear infection is especially important so that the possibility of hearing loss can be avoided. Also it is important that your physician rule out the possibility of infection the ear first before making the assumption that the problem is related to TMJ. See your PCP. ...Read more

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Throbbing on my right hand side of my head really sore tender to touch what is this is this tension headache or migraine it really hurts on one side?

Throbbing on my right hand side of my head really sore tender to touch what is this is this tension headache or migraine it really hurts on one side?

Cutaneous allodynia: Throbbing unilateral pain is usually migraine. When a migraine goes on for a while without effective treatment, you can develop "cutaneous allodynia," which is when your skin becomes sensitive to touch, combing, water, or other usually non-painful stimuli. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Why does my head hurt when my eyes move side to side / up and down?

Why does my head hurt when my eyes move side to side / up and down?

Hard to say for sure: Pain like this needs a good explanation. Could be related to pressure behind your eyes as a result of swelling or of a mass. Best to check with your primary care physician or eye doc. ...Read more

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Why does my head hurt after scuba diving? I recently tried scuba diving for the very first time. At one point, i think i came up too fast. That was 3 days ago, and i've had an intense headache ever since. What is the reason for this, and should I be seeki

Rapid ascent: Dr huang provided an exceptional response, detailing possible reasons for your pain. Having been a hyperbaric physician, i stress to you the importance of evaluation for new symptoms after a rapid ascent. ...Read more

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