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Dr. Bob, Neurologist (MD)
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Experience:  Neurology & Int Medicine (US Trained): 20 yrs experience
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I've had a headache a week now. It involved pressure

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I've had a headache for about a week now. It involved pressure and slight pain on the right side of my head. Today I am feeling sharp pain on the right side of my head. HELP!!
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 2 years ago.
Is the pain constant or does it come and go? What makes it worse?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The pressure is constant and a dull pain but the sharp pain comes and goes, especially if I bend over.
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 2 years ago.
Do you have a history of such headaches or Migraines? Any sinus issues?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I've felt the same headache on the same side before and the doctor felt my head and said she didn't feel anything, but now its come back for a longer time and I'm scared of what it could be.
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 2 years ago.
Are you in pretty good health otherwise?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes no other health problems that I know of.
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 2 years ago.
At your age, migraines would be a serious consideration as they often start in one's 20s. Other considerations would include an impacted wisdom tooth, which can cause terrible pain and headaches on one side of the head. Another consideration would be TMJ, especially if you chew a lot of gum or grind your teeth at night. These conditions can be readily treated, but you're doctor has to think of them first. Check in worth him or her and ask about these conditions.
Similarly, you could see a dentist first and see what they think.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Do you think it could be a brain tumor? Or an aneurism that hasn't popped yet?? I'm thinking the worst!
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 2 years ago.
Common things happen commonly. Uncommon things like tumors and painful aneurysms are unusual. Tumors usually progress slowly over months to years and cause other symptoms other than, or in addition to, headaches. Aneurysms typically have no symptoms until they rupture.
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 2 years ago.
Hello. How are you feeling today? Do you have any follow up questions for me?
Let me know if you do and I would be happy to help further.
Regards,
Doctor-Bob