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What are the differences between migraine and cluster headaches?

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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology
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In brief: Good question

The honest answer is that we don't fully know, although they are both due to inflation of the lining of the brain.
One, cluster headaches, occurs only behind the eye in a region called the cavernous sinus. In migraine, inflammation occurs throughout the lining of the brain. Clusters always occur in one side and cause tearing and redness of the eye. Clusters occur mainly in middle age men.

In brief: Good question

The honest answer is that we don't fully know, although they are both due to inflation of the lining of the brain.
One, cluster headaches, occurs only behind the eye in a region called the cavernous sinus. In migraine, inflammation occurs throughout the lining of the brain. Clusters always occur in one side and cause tearing and redness of the eye. Clusters occur mainly in middle age men.
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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management

In brief: NIH

Cluster headaches are severe type of headaches which often occur in middle of the night and affect men a lot more commonly compared to females.
The pain in migraines can be as severe, but is often longer lasting. The head pain in cluster headaches is often accompanied by eye redness, etc.The exact mechanism isnt known. You can good info on http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000786.H.

In brief: NIH

Cluster headaches are severe type of headaches which often occur in middle of the night and affect men a lot more commonly compared to females.
The pain in migraines can be as severe, but is often longer lasting. The head pain in cluster headaches is often accompanied by eye redness, etc.The exact mechanism isnt known. You can good info on http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000786.H.
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
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