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When you have a headache, you can sometimes feel "boom-boom" like feeling a heart beeping, what's happening?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
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In brief: Throbbing headache

These throbbing headaches are usually caused by the pulse wave from your heartbeat passing through the vessels of your brain.
This may be a migraine headache causing this. Call your doctor for an examination to determine what kind of headaches you are having and get proper treatment for them.

In brief: Throbbing headache

These throbbing headaches are usually caused by the pulse wave from your heartbeat passing through the vessels of your brain.
This may be a migraine headache causing this. Call your doctor for an examination to determine what kind of headaches you are having and get proper treatment for them.
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Dr. Huma Sheikh
Some types of headache, like migraines, are described by patients as throbbing or pulsating, similar to what you are describing. It is not completely clear if these are due to the blood vessels or may be due to the migraine itself. Blood vessels are also involved in migraines, so there is some overlap but the answer is not completely clear. If these headaches are frequent or disabling, it is a good idea to see your doctor.
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