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I have A little pain that comes and goes on the right top

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I have A little pain that comes and goes on the right top side of my brain. It started yesterday do you think I should worry about this ?
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 19 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 19 days ago.

Do you have high blood pressure, diabetes or any significant past medical history?

Is the pain mild?

Do you have nausea,, vomiting, vision issue, dizziness, weakness in limbs?

Any history of migraine?

Are you on any medications?

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
I have had a history of migraines. I do have slightly high blood pressure, and I take 5 mg of lisinopril.
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** don't have an extra $50 to spend on a phone call when I can go to the doctor tomorrow
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
The pain I've been having is in the exact same spot every time
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 19 days ago.

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Customer: replied 19 days ago.
It's a shooting pain that comes and goes
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Can stress cause this or the starting of menopause
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 19 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 19 days ago.

Let me at the outset tell you that stress can be responsible for the pain. Anxiety too may be contributory to it. But usually a mild pain may not be indicative of anything serious or significant; especially if your blood pressure is normal and controlled.

Most headaches or pain of these sort which are episodic are caused by following:

Tension-type headache

Migraine headache

Chronic daily headache

Cluster headache

Chronic daily headache is not a type of headache but frequent headaches of various kinds. Most people with chronic daily headache have migraine or tension-type headache as the underlying type of headache. Tension headaches are the most common type of primary headache. So probably this would be the first to be considered in the differential diagnosis of your headache also. A tension headache is a headache caused by tense muscles in the face, neck, or scalp. Tension headaches can be caused by staying in one position for a long time, such as reading, playing video games or using a computer.

Migraine headaches are the second most common type of primary headache.

There are other causes of headache also;

1) sinus headache; this can be a possibility here for you too.

2) Medication overuse headache

3) Post trauma headache; occur after injury or accident.

4) Secondary headache; brain tumor.

These last two (3, 4) are just to complete the answer. They are not a cause of consideration, here.

So I would not be worried and consider it as a tension headache or migraine with your history.

I would not be worried.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Should I try taking an Imitrex to see if the pain goes away
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 19 days ago.

Yes. Imitrex may help.

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Customer: replied 19 days ago.
If that doesn't help do you think I should see my doctor tomorrow
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Oh yeah and how long can this pain last up to
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 19 days ago.

An examination by a doctor would be recommended if this does not go away; just for the precaution. these kind of pain are many times associated with anxiety and stress too.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 19 days ago.

It is difficult to predict how long it can last.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 17 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 12 days ago.

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