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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 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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The veins on the right side of my head hurt and now also my veins on the arm on the same side. Could I have a stroke or something? Please help

The veins on the right side of my head hurt and now also my veins on the arm on the same side. Could I have a stroke or something? Please help

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, however, it is highly unlikely that you have a stroke. If the symptoms do not abate in a couple of weeks you may wish to see a doctor.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...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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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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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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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

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

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Why does the left side of my head hurt when i cough or laugh?

Why does the left side of my head hurt when i cough or laugh?

Maybe sinus: Possibly you have sinus congestion and when you do these things, your sinus blockage/congestion is being aggravated. ...Read more

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I GET A HORRIBLE PAIN IN THE BACK RIGHT SIDE OF MY HEAD AND IT GOES DOWN WITH MY SPINE TO MY NECK. ITS NOT A HEADACHE THOUGH PUT IT HURTS BAD. ?

Head and neck pain: The pains may be spasm in the scalp muscles. Massaging the area may help. If you have any neck issues and x-ray may help rule out any neck bone abnormalities. ...Read more

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Right and left side of my head hurt along with it radiating to my left part of the upper back is this muscle spasms from the citalopram used to be on?

Right and left side of my head hurt along with it radiating to my left part of the upper back is this muscle spasms from the citalopram used to be on?

See your physician: There are many types of headaches (migraine, tension, cluster) and many reasons for each type. Alternatively, you could have sinus or other issues. It would be helpful for you to keep a log of the frequency, duration, location, and intensity of your headaches, along with associated symptoms, and take it to your physician. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/headache.html ...Read more

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Why does only the left side of my head hurt, along with my left ear and the left side of my throat?

Why does only the left side of my head hurt, along with my left ear and the left side of my throat?

See the Doctor: The age of eruption for the wisdom tooth to come out is from age 17-21. It can also be your tmj. You may start by visiting a dentist and if it is not dental related, you will be referred to an eent. ...Read more

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I have had a headache for 4 days now. It is only on the right side of my head and it hurts in my ear and above and below my eye. My arm and rib also. ?

I have had a headache for 4 days now. It is only on the right side of my head and it hurts in my ear and above and below my eye. My arm and rib also. ?

Please see a doctor: Pain and numbness in multiple areas are difficult to identify one cause but if this persists i would recommend you to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I had a CT all was good but my headache its on the Right side of my head and face.. My right forehead and temple hurt when I cough.laugh.sneeze.yell?

I had a CT all was good but my headache its on the Right side of my head and face.. My right forehead and temple hurt when I cough.laugh.sneeze.yell?

Sinus headache : It sounds like you may have a sinus type headache . No wonder your CT of the head is negative . I believe a ct of the Osteomeatal unit - sinuses would be positive and could reveal some thickening in the sinuses or fluid levels . See an ENT . Most have this scanner in their offices . Take care . ...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?

Thanks.

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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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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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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Iif my head hurts on the side of my head, is that a stress headache?

Iif my head hurts on the side of my head, is that a stress headache?

Many possabilities?: Yes and why? Temple headaches can come from clenching or bruxism..Other causes need to be ruled out call your dentist today!

chuck. ...Read more

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Why sometimes my left side of my head hurts by my temple ? I have slight sharp pains . It doesn't feel like a headache. It would happen then go away

Neuralgia: Neuralgia is a condition causing sharp, shooting pains coming from nerves in the scalp area and not from brain pathology. They are more of a nuisance disorder than anything serious. If symptoms worsen have your md check you and order any pertinent tests however. ...Read more

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I have tenderness in the back left side of my head and neck it is giving me a headache on my left side. hurts when i turn my head and neck. ?

I have tenderness in the back left side of  my head and neck it is giving me a headache on my left side. hurts when i turn my head and neck. ?

Muscle spasm: Sounds like spasm or inflammation in the neck muscles causing the headache. I would see your chiropractor for treatments and take NSAIDs. Moist heat may also help ...Read more

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My left arm feels heavy and I feel slightly dizzy and nauseous. I have a slight headache which hurts more on the left side of my head. I feel very weighed down on my left side. I'm very worried about this.

My left arm feels heavy and I feel slightly dizzy and nauseous. I have a slight headache which hurts more on the left side of my head. I feel very weighed down on my left side. I'm very worried about this.

Left-sided heaviness: Hello. The left sided heaviness you describe could represent a neuropathy, but I would suggest evaluation by a Neurologist to make sure that no evidence of a more sinister neurologic syndrome is present. You should start with a local physician that could steer you to a competent Neurologist. ...Read more