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i'm having headaches only at the rightside of my head and also have pain in the eyes from along period. the pain get severe when i'm stressed or looking at computers for long. but my left side of head is not having such symptoms. can you help me to identify what can be its cause?


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replied March 11th, 2010
Headache and Migraines Answer A10600
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem to be concerned by the right sided headache along with the pain in the eyes which is increased on stress and looking at computers for long.
You need a thorough evaluation for the headache that you are suffering from. There is a strong reason to rule out any organic lesion of brain like tumour, bleed etc. by a CT scan of the head as migraine headaches though are unilateral and throbbing usually but these unilateral headaches typically change sides from one attack to the next. (In fact, unilateral headaches that always occur on the same side alert the doctor to consider a secondary headache, for example, one caused by a brain tumour).A migraine headache usually is aggravated by daily activities such as walking upstairs. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, facial pallor, cold hands, cold feet, and sensitivity to light and sound commonly accompany migraine headaches. As a result of this sensitivity to light and sound, migraine sufferers usually prefer to lie in a quiet, dark room during an attack. A typical attack lasts between 4 and 72 hours. Yours might not be a migraine headache as it does not fit the above description. The other possibility of tension headache is also unlikely as this is usually bilateral and is not worsened by exertion
You need a consultation with your doctor for definitive diagnosis and treatment as the same cannot be made online.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.



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