Common "Headache" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Pain in the head and neck area of the body is called a headache. It is the most common type of pain experienced by people and there are several types of headaches. Mostly it is due to stress, tension, or any underlying health issue.

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Kindly interpret my relative's MRI and guide us.

Query: Hello doctor, This is regarding my relative. My relative had a seizure attack and fits before a year. We consulted a doctor and started medicine. During the course, the patient reported some slight pain in his head. A week later he started complaining of severe headache with vomiting. So, a CT scan ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The functional MRI and tractography reports are enclosed (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and it reads that it is a known case of tumor. However, the tumor in the right parietal lobe, which is the non-dominant part of the brain, can be treated with ...  Read Full »

Is there any finding in my MRI regarding ice pick headaches?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having ice pick headaches. Hence, I went for an MRI scan and regular blood tests. Now, I am wondering whether my report is normal. Can you please guide me? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The attached MRI images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) showed normal findings. There are many pictures which have not been attached. However, I wish to have a look at the complete set of pictures for an accurate interpretation of your MRI scan brain...  Read Full »

I had a blood test two weeks ago, and my ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) was 1 mm/hr, hemoglobin level was 17.1 g/dL, and hematocrit was 51.2 %. Can I have have polycythemia vera?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a blood test two weeks ago, and my ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) was 1 mm/hr. My hemoglobin level was 17.1 g/dL, and my hematocrit was 51.2 percent. I checked on the internet that low ESR is related to polycythemia vera. As I got high hemoglobin and hematocrit, the chance...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It is important to note that polycythemia is not diagnosed solely based on ESR. Dehydration can also lead to low ESR. According to the world health organization criteria for polycythemia, hemoglobin should be greater than 18.5 gm /dl. An...  Read Full »

I experience severe headache, disorientation, and forgetfulness. How to get it treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have disorientation, headache, sensitivity to light, forgetfulness, and drowsiness. I went to the hospital to rule out brain aneurysm, nothing was found, but I need a resolution for the pain. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Lalit R. Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Headache with sudden onset and the worst headache of life need evaluation. Since your magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain is normal, it is reassuring. One thing that still needs to evaluate is, has there been any change in your vision, how is your fundus (eye) exam...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from constant headache and dizziness. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from constant headaches and dizziness. I have gone to the eye doctor multiple times, for eye dilation exam which came back normal, and then told I need to see a neurologist, which my eye doctor would not refer me to. My primary care physician has put me on antibio...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your question carefully and would explain that your symptoms are suggestive of migraine. Thank you for the detailed information, which can undoubtedly help direct me as a doctor toward the right diagnosis. As the headache is always in the same part of the head,...  Read Full »

After getting married I have been experiencing back pain, persistent headaches, and irregular menstruation. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, After getting married, I experienced irregular menstrual cycles. However, they eventually became regular. Recently, my periods have suddenly stopped and there is a delay of four days. I generally get my periods exactly after 35 days. In addition, I have been feeling tired for a few day...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. How are you feeling? Here are some possible explanations for your current situation: Pregnancy: It is essential to rule out pregnancy by taking a home urine pregnancy test with an early morning urine sample. Hormona...  Read Full »

I am obese and having headaches for past two days. Should I reduce my weight before visting a neurologist?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old obese woman with venous pulsatile tinnitus in my left ear. I have no history of high blood pressure or diabetes. I have been overweight for about five years and was a normal weight before. I am being treated for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Regarding your concern, I would explain that this feeling could be related to an inner ear disorder. Your blood lab tests show increased white blood cell count suggestive of an infection. Anemia is also present. That is why I recommend taking iron supplements. A brain...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing headaches for the past two weeks, characterized by a strange feeling of fullness or pressure on both sides of my head. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing headaches for the past two weeks, characterized by a strange feeling of fullness in my head, pressure on both sides of my head, and a sensation as if something is inside my head. The location of the pain keeps changing, and it also causes irritation in my eyes. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. To provide further assistance, I would like to gather some additional details regarding your problem: When did you first start experiencing headaches? Have they been present for just the past two weeks, or have you experienced them before...  Read Full »

I have had headaches, dizziness, nervousness, and frequent sleepiness as I scored less in my entrance exam. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I scored less in my medical entrance exam. Since then, I have had headaches all the time. I feel dizzy and use the phone all time. I am a bit nervous if I could get university admission. So, I keep myself lonely and always use my phone to make me happy. I also sleep for a long time and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You are under stress due to self-over-expectations. So, I suggest the following. Find out your strength and weakness. Find reasons or places where you lose your marks. Work on your failure and make improvements. Take...  Read Full »

When should be I be concerned about my gestational hypertension?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 31 weeks pregnant, and I was diagnosed with gestational hypertension at 27 weeks. I have been prescribed Labetalol 100 mg twice daily. After using Labetalol over the past week, I am having persistent headaches and eye pain today. Should I be concerned? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern, and I will surely help you. The medicines you are taking are highly recommended during pregnancy for high blood pressure, pain, and fever. Despite that your blood pressure is high, you are having headaches and eye pain. As your blood...  Read Full »

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