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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Doctor (non-eye specialty)
Category: Eye
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Experience:  Many years of outpatient practice managing eye injuries and common disorders
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My daughter has frequent headaches. Should she see a Doctor?

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My daughter has frequent headaches. Should she see a Doctor?
JA: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?
Customer: no nausea. The headache is at my left temple and slightly above and has been going on (in different strengths) for about a week.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: a history of head injury at 16yrs old. I am 49. I doubt it is connected. My vision seems slightly blurry, but that could mean that I need an eye exam. I last had one about 10 months ago. I have glasses for distance and have noticed needing them more to see clearly.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome. I'm Dr Chip

95% of all headaches are painful but not dangerous.

This is likely either a sinus headache or a tension headache or, less likely, a migraine.

That said, any new or different headaches should be evaluated with an exam and an MRI of the brain if the doctor thinks that's warranted, so, yes you need to see a doctor.

Please let me know if you need any more information.