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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

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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 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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I've had a head injury before on the right side of my skull, Why does my head hurt & gets numb when I don't wash my hair every 2days?

I've had a head injury before on the right side of my skull, Why does my head hurt & gets numb when I don't wash my hair every 2days?

Many headache types: There are many headache types. In those individuals with previous head trauma, headaches are not uncommon. Some examples include migraines, tension headaches, muscle contraction headaches. Discuss with your primary care provider to see if he/she thinks that you need to be referred to a neurologist. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/headache.html ...Read more

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Why do my head hurt on left side?

Why do my head hurt on left side?

Vague: Need to see a dr. If this is a common occurrence. You need to have a thorough history and examination. ...Read more

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Why does the left side of my head hurt?

Why does the left side of my head hurt?

Migraine: Unilateral headaches can often be migraines. Headaches is general can be caused by nothing or something serious ie tumor, infection, bleeding. The headache duration , intensity at onset, and presence of other symptoms are very important in diagnostics. See a medical doctor if your headache has any worrisome features such as sensitivity to light, causes disruption of sleep, nausea or vomiting. ...Read more

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Hello, for about a week i had a headache in the right upper side of my head which only hurts me on touch or some positons, what could it be? Thanks.

Hello, for about a week i had a headache in the right upper side of my head which only hurts me on touch or some positons, what could it be?

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Could me tension or : Muscular strain, migraine or cluster headache( the latter two) are less likely . Stress can contribute to it. Cut down on caffeine intake , check your blood pressure , is your vision clear ? Follow up with your dr for any concerns. Take care! ...Read more

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Why does the right side of my head hurt when I have a hangover?

Why does the right side of my head hurt when I have a hangover?

See MD: Suggest you see your primary care doctor to evaluate hangover headaches that are right-sided. Your doctor knows your history and can best answer your question. Good luck to you. ...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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The whole right side of my head hurts and I also have a headache what does this mean ?

The whole right side of my head hurts and I also have a headache what does this mean ?

Need more info: This is a symptom that has many causes, I would not ignore the pain. Please have your parents make an appointment for you with your primary care physician now. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the lower left side of my head thats hurts and is causing me to have a headache. What could that be?

I have a bump on the lower left side of my head thats hurts and is causing me to have a headache. What could that be?

Lymph node: The most likely answer is a swollen lymph node. Acne at the hair line or an upper respiratory infection can cause the lymph nodes at the base of the skull and neck to capture infection and swell. The surrounding neck muscles that insert into the skull spasm due to the swollen lymph node and cause tension headaches. If the symptoms persist then see your medical doctor. ...Read more

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I hit the left side of my head and didn't develop a headache until later in the day. The spot I hit hurts significantly more. Should I be worried?

I hit the left side of my head and didn't develop a headache until later in the day. The spot I hit hurts significantly more. Should I be worried?

SoundsOK-GiveItTime: Sounds like you're still standing,awake & conversant. Good! I'd only worry if the headache worsened &/or you started vomiting/getting dizzy &/or your vision was changing or the headache persisted for longer than a week or interfered with sleep or in general just bothered you over time. A headache after a head bump is common.Those other symptoms could be worrisome.Give it time,I'm sure you'll be OK ...Read more

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Why does the side of my head hurt when i open my jaw?

Why does the side of my head hurt when i open my jaw?

Most likely TMJ pain: If opening your jaw causes pain this can be because you TMJ is not working normally. There are many causes of this ranging from trauma, arthritis, clenching and grinding you teeth. There can be other caused also such as ear infections, so it is best to see your dentist and have this checked out. ...Read more

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Why does the left side of my head hurt only when I press my finger down on it?

Why does the left side of my head hurt only when I press my finger down on it?

Why are you doing it: Why are you pressing your finger down on the left side of your head? That's probably the reason for the pain. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/headache.html ...Read more

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When I have a headache and shake my head it hurts intensely bad on left side near temple, is this normal?

When I have a headache and shake my head it hurts intensely bad on left side near temple, is this normal?

Kinda sorta: most people with bad headaches tend to remain still and quiet because movement tends to exacerbate there headaches. In your case, the left side of your head begins hurting much more when you move your head about by shaking. I don't know if that is common among headache people but it is true that there pain can get worse with movement. Www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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My head hurts on both sides. What kind of headache is this and what can I take for it? Had it since on SSRI medicine.

My head hurts on both sides. What kind of headache is this and what can I take for it?  Had it since on SSRI  medicine.

Kinds of headaches: A long-lasting headache on both sides could be a tension headache. This is the most common kind. A headache like this may also be a side effect of an SSRI medicine, although it is not the most common side effect. Recommend you take this up with the provider who prescribed this for you. ...Read more

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The left top side of my head feels numb after the numb feeling goes away my head hurt on that side what could be the cause?

The left top side of my head feels numb after the numb feeling goes away my head hurt on that side what could be the cause?

Most likely migraine: Migraine is a type of headache resulting from imbalance of brain chemicals, especially serotonin. While sensitivity to light, nausea, vomiting, flashing lights are common symptoms, numbness can be a precursor symptom. Especially in women, hormone changes associated with menses can trigger. You need to be evaluated by your doctor; effective treatments are available and other causes need excluding. ...Read more

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