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 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 Choudhary

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 Agarwal

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 »

For the past five days, I have been having an intermittent headache that aggravates on chewing food?

Query: Hi doctor, I have left-sided headaches from the last five days. I notice it more when I chew food. I have anxiety problems since last two years, for which I take Petril 0.25 daily. Please help me. How to get rid of these headaches?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description, it is possible that there is a problem in your left temporomandibular joint, which causes pain during chewing. The second possibility for these headaches is anxiety itself. The presence of ...  Read Full »

I suffer from left-sided headache, cheek, eye, and nose pain. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from headaches for a week. It was just on the left side of my head, but then the left side of my face also started paining. My eyes, cheek, and nose are also affected.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need the following details. Do you have hypertension? Do you have a history of congestion and cold? Any history of stress, hypoglycemia, irregular meal, etc.? Do you have a throbbing pain? Do you have flashes of light and vomiting? If the answer is yes, then one-sided p...  Read Full »

I suffer from headaches and tinnitus. Is there any test to diagnose the cause?

Query: Hi doctor,Before a month, I went for earwax cleaning, and it was unsuccessful. The second attempt after three days was fine. There were some irritation and blood was found on the removed cerumen. According to the ear specialist, there is no ear inflammation. My complaints are top right-sided burni...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and gone through the attached blood reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all, I did not find anything seriously deviated from normal in your blood report. Regarding headache, I think there is a need for a brain scan, such a...  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 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 fro...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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

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