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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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I had a headache for three days i even took headache pills and it still hasntwent away now should i be worried ??

I had a headache for three days i even took headache pills and it still hasntwent away now should i be worried ??

Other symptoms: are you having any other symptoms like fever, change in vision, nausea, vomiting, change and smell, taste or hearing, neck pain. If so, you should be evaluated. If not, consider a different medicine for headache like ibuprofen 600 mg four times a day with food or naproxen 440 mg twice a day with food. If persistent headache for another 2 to 3 days, seek evaluation. Hope this was helpful. Dr. R ...Read more

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I had a headache, stiff neck, neck pain, and vomiting for a whole week. It left for about three days and now its back. What could it be?

I had a headache, stiff neck, neck pain, and vomiting for a whole week. It left for about three days and now its back. What could it be?

?Pseudotumor cerebri: You could have pseudotumor cerebri, a condition that mimics having a brain tumor. But because these are also symptoms of a real brain tumor you need to get it checked out. See a neurologist who can do the proper studies and help you get an answer. ...Read more

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I've had a minor headache for three days now. It went away when I woke up this morning but now its back.

I've had a minor headache for three days now. It went away when I woke up this morning but now its back.

Exam: recuurent headache deserves a full medical exam and blood analysis-call your physician for an appointment. ...Read more

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Hi i'm having a headache (lower left side) for three days and nights as well. The pain wakes me up in the muddle of the night . What could that be?

Hi i'm having a headache (lower left side) for three days and nights as well. The pain wakes me up in the muddle of the night . What could that be?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Nauseous light headache for three days?

Several thoughts:: Nausea and a headache(HA) for three days can be due to migraine, among other conditions. Migraine headaches are more common in females. Often there is: a family Hx of migraine, carsickness as a child. The HA is often pounding and causes the person to lie down and turn off the lights. Some patients experience an unusual visual sensations prior to HA. Read about migraine here: http://bit.ly/1uHRnY ...Read more

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I've had a headache for three days straight, help?

I've had a headache for three days straight, help?

Consult your doctor: Headache for three days not responding to pain meds needs to be evaluated.It may be due to high blood pressure, migraine, cluster headache or some other medical condition as it can be due to deveral causes and needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I've had an awful headache for three days and nauseated. What is wrong with me?

I've had an awful headache for three days and nauseated. What is wrong with me?

Not sure: It can be anything from a simple headache to a migraine to meningitis. An important rule of thumb is if it is the "worst headache of my life" then get immediate attention. Otherwise follow up with your primary. ...Read more