Headache

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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Is it safe to undergo surgery for subdural hemorrhage in a 65-year-old male?

Query: Hello doctor, My father in law is 65 years old. His weight is 70 kg, and his height is 5 feet 7 inches. He had a headache for the last week and he thought it was due to a bad tooth. On further checkup with the dental doctor, it was suggested to go for a CT scan in the head as during the discussion ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the CT scan report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), a subdural hemorrhage has a thickness of 29 mm and a midline shift of 10 mm. Surgery seems to be an appropriate treatment option. Along with surgery, medications will also be required to red...  Read Full »

Does my MRI explain as to why am I feeling lost and confused?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old woman who has been experiencing mental confusion, concentration problems, memory loss, blurry vision, burning sensation in my head, personality change, and short-term memory loss. I forget¬†conversation, repeat questions over and over, zone out when people are talking t...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your MRI of the brain is normal, except some sinusitis. I would like to ask a few questions. Since when are you experiencing these symptoms? Do you have a headache or vomiting? Is there any history of seizures or loss of consciousness? How is your sleep? Are you tak...  Read Full »

My 36-year-old physically active husband developed a right-sided headache that relieves on running. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is 36, 5 feet tall, and 180 pounds. He is healthy, with no history of medical issues or headaches. He is an avid runner and runs an average of miles daily. He has recently gained weight due to a poor diet in the last two years. His blood pressure comes in around 120/80 mmHg bef...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. As you described, he has a mild persistent unilateral headache and does not have intermittently severe intensity headaches associated with some anxiety issues (which are still not addressed). And an MRI (magneti...  Read Full »

Why is my scalp tender?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from localized tenderness in scalp. I also have left thigh numbness. My doctor diagnosed it as mild meralgia paresthetica. He prescribed Pregabalin, but I did not take due to concern of dizziness and drowsiness. I always have a fear that antidepressant medicine can cause ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for giving such an elaborate information and history (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Scalp tenderness is a common symptom of migraine headache. It can be associated with hemicranial headache or it can be a sole symptom of migraine. Thoug...  Read Full »

I was diagnosed with subdural hematoma two years back and have headaches since then. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in my forties with type 2 diabetes. I was also diagnosed with subdural hematoma due to CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) leakage two years back and have had constant migraines since then. I have taken multiple CT (computed tomography) scans and show no sign of brain bleed, but I have t...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I would like to know some more details about your symptoms: Did you undergo any surgery for the subdural hematoma, or did it resolve on its own? Since when did you start to have headaches or migraine? Which part ...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for a morning headache?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 29-year-old male. I have been experiencing morning headaches for 10 years, I wake up with a headache and tired feeling when I sleep for less than eight hours, but I do not get headaches when I sleep for more than eight hours; I just have a tired feeling. The headache occurs only on ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. I would like to know more about your headache. Please answer the questions below; 1) Since when did you start having these headaches? Is it for 10 years only, or has it occurred before that? 2) Does the headache ...  Read Full »

What are the risks of taking tablet Topiramate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 57-year-old male in good health. I have suffered from severe headaches for several years, and recently they have got worse. Sumatriptan taken with Asprin, Acetominophen, and Cafein will help in reducing the pain, but they do not prevent them. I am attaching a headache log. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some further details about your headache. 1) Since when you are having headaches? 2) In which part of the head do you feel pain? 3) What kind of headaches have you felt? 4) What is the duration of one episode of headache? 5) Do you have any ...  Read Full »

What causes headaches, shaky hands and nervous tics?

Query: Hello doctor, Please see my symptoms: 1. Headache.2. Hands slightly shaking.3. Nervous ticks (meaning I make a flinching motion). Please also note that I feel anxiety daily.Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since when are you having anxiety? Sweaty and shaky hands are a manifestation of anxiety. Though headaches can be associated with anxiety too, a headache needs more detailed history: 1. In which part of the head it is? 2. Is it severe or mild? 3. Do you ...  Read Full »

I a am 22-year-old suffering from headaches along with nausea and vomiting. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 years old, and I have had headaches for many years. And I have recently started getting sick and feel nauseous along with vomiting in the morning after waking up. However, nausea goes away in the afternoon. I am worried about whether I have a brain tumor. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I reviewed your query. I have a few questions for you. Since how long are you having headaches? In which part of the head do you feel the pain? What kind of headaches do you have? Is it heaviness, bursting, squeezing, stretching, thro...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing fuzziness in my left eye, brain fog, and a tingling sensation in my left arm. Why does it happen?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been dealing with this for years and have been too scared to talk about it. About four years ago, I was at a friend's house and noticed my left eye started to go fuzzy, followed by brain fog. I could not remember anyone's name. Then I had a tingling sensation in my left arm. After a...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. What is the character of the headache you experience? Is it causing heaviness, stretching, bursting, hammering, or any other type? Please explain. What is the duration of the headache? Do you experience nausea or vomiting when you have a h...  Read Full »

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