Unilateral Headache

Dull throbbing or intense pain on only one side of the head is called a unilateral headache. The common causes include stress, fatigue, infections, allergies, medication overdose, trigeminal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, aneurysm, tumors, etc. Tension headaches, migraines, and cluster headaches can all result in pain on one side of the head.

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I have a severe right-sided headache when I go out in the afternoon. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, When I go outside in the afternoon, I get severe pain in the right side of my head, which pains the whole day. I have had this problem for the last two months, and this is occurring for the third time. In addition, I suffered from flu, and I got treated by three different doctors with dif...  Read Full »

Dr. Hariharan V

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Getting headaches in the afternoon has many reasons. They are, 1. Sleeping less at night. 2. Consuming spicy food in the afternoon. 3. Work-related stress. 4. Sensitivity to heat. 5. Migraine. 6. Refractiv...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from headaches which make me feel very weak. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from a headache for one and a half months. Initially, it was full, then half-sided, and now complete again. It sometimes starts slowly and then progresses very fast. I feel very weak during these headaches, and my heartbeats become faster. I approached the nearby doc...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. There are three types of headaches that can affect only one-half of the head: Migraine, cluster headache, and headache associated with glaucoma (elevated intraocular pressure). So please provide me with the following details: 1. How long d...  Read Full »

The aches I have involving half of my head gets unbearable sometimes. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 17 years old, having aches in half of my head ever since I could remember. However, this ache sometimes gets unbearable. So, I consulted a doctor, who told me this was a migraine. So I started taking prescribed allopathic medicine at first, and after some time, homeopathic. These me...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Your symptoms are most likely due to migraine, which causes severe headaches mainly on one side that last for a few hours (up to 72 hours) and may be associated with other features like limb numbness, nausea, photophob...  Read Full »

I suffer from headaches with visual disturbance and tinnitus. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old female. My weight is 60 kg and my height is 1.72 m. For around five years, I have been suffering from light pressure headaches, as if a balloon is in my head. It comes with pulsatile tinnitus on and off, mostly when I bend over, get up from a chair, etc. Also, I suffer...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I do not think any abnormality of the transverse sinus can explain your symptoms. The pattern of symptoms of transverse sinus abnormality is entirely different from what you are experiencing. Although it wi...  Read Full »

I have headaches on one side due to frequently beating my head with metallic objects in the past. Can it be due to a brain tumor?

Query: Hi,I frequently used to beat my head with metallic objects when I was in my 20s. I used to lose my temper and do that. But now, at the age of 33, I started developing headaches on one-sided. I am afraid it could be a brain tumor as the pain comes and goes without any reason. Can I get a brain tumor ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. It is less likely to get a brain tumor by beating your head with metals. So, I would exclude this possibility. You may suffer from tension-type headaches or post-concussion syndrome. I would like to know more about your ...  Read Full »

I took Naproxen for my headache. Why is it not working?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from unilateral headache for the last two months. I had an eye examination and that was fine. My blood tests were all normal. I have seen three doctors, my GP and two hospital doctors, who all say it is likely a benign headache or tension-type headache of some description. ...  Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Naproxen is no longer helping because the enzymes in your liver has learnt to degrade the drug quickly. It usually happens when you take such drugs for a longer time. Since there is no vomiting, you can wait till your next scheduled visit. If there is vomiting, the...  Read Full »

How to cure the left-sided headache along with eyes and ear pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a left-sided headache and was advised an MRI. I was told by my doctor that it was a migraine. He prescribed Betacap TR in the morning, Tryptomer at night, and Naxdom 500 in the case of a severe headache. But suddenly, there is a left-sided pain with eyes and ear pain.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.I read your query and understand your concerns. A migraine is often characterized by unilateral headaches and often affects young females like you. It is often accompanied by eye pain. The treatment prescribed by your doctor is according to the standard clinical practic...  Read Full »

I have constant headaches on one side. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old male, and I have constant headaches on one side of the head for 19 consecutive months. When I was studying for exams two years back, I had a sudden headache that was concentrated on the right back side of my head. It was uncomfortable enough for me to miss classes for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am a headache consultant, and I need further information from you to classify the type of headache you have and the treatment required: Is the headache pulsating in nature? Any vomitings associated with the headaches? Any visual issues associated? Any sleeping disturba...  Read Full »

I feel pain, pressure, and itching in my right eye. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 34 year old male. I often have a right sided headache, and a pressure sensation. I feel like there is some movement on the right side of my head. I went to my physician and he ordered a CAT scan and blood tests. All the reports were normal, but the CAT scan said that I have a s...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. Firstly, you do not have glaucoma. This is called diurnal variation. Glaucoma is a blinding condition if left untreated. But, not all patients go blind, It is well controlled by medical treatment. A headache could be beca...  Read Full »

I have left-sided headaches accompanied by nausea, heaviness, and vertigo. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a headache, especially on the left side, but sometimes the entire head. When the headache is severe, I have nausea, heaviness, and vertigo. And sometimes, I have blurred vision. I have got my eyes checked, and there is a difference of 0.25 in both eyes. Kindly suggest to me wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are suggestive of migraines. Do not worry as anything serious is going on. For this reason, I recommend discussing with your doctor the possibility of starting preventing therapy (Verapamil or Propranolol) to reduce the frequency and severity of hea...  Read Full »

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