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Causes for pulsating headaches - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Yes i am having a pain on the left side of my forehead i want what it is
Doctor :   May I know your age?
Doctor :   Since when are you having the pain?
User :   am 40
User :   This is the second time. It started 3 weeks ago for twenty minute and then now
Doctor :   Can you describe the pain?
User :   As if my artery is pumping up
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any associated symptoms such as nausea, blurring of vision, vomiting associated with the symptoms?
User :   No
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness such as hypertension?
User :   I don't know
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   let me explain to you.
Doctor :   One sided pulsating headaches can occur due to multiple reasons.
Doctor :   It could be a simple headache with no apparent cause, or a migraine or tension headaches.
Doctor :   They are not concerning problem if symptoms such as headaches lasting for hours, associated symptoms such as fever, nausea, vomiting, blurring of vision is not seen.
Doctor :   Since you do not report of such associated symtoms,
Doctor :   you need not worry.
Doctor :   Use simple pain killers such as tylenol tablets or advil tablets if the headache is severe.
Doctor :   Follow it up with good rest and regular sleep habits.
Doctor :   Watch out for the additional symptoms that I mentioned.
Doctor :   If such symptoms occur or if your headaches are very recurrent, then you need to see a doctor for evaluation.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   If any of this sympton occur what will be the problem?
Doctor :   you may need evaluation that includes blood pressure check ups, further lifestyle modifications as well as regular medications if such symptoms turn up.
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