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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I had a very sever painful headache that was in the back of my head. It lasted for about 7mins or so and now I just have a headache. I'm wondering what that may have been and should I be on my way to the emergency room? I never had this type of headache before.
Doctor :   Hi Dr HERE
Doctor :   Let me read ur query
Doctor :   can u mention your age ?
User :   Yes. 55
Doctor :   and the severity of pain from a scale of 1-10 ?
Doctor :   do u have any conditions like HYPERTENSION, diabetes ?
Doctor :   have u developed any numbness or weakness of any kind after the incident ?
User :   To me it felt like 10
User :   no
User :   no
Doctor :   are u taking any medications ?
User :   no
Doctor :   would u consider this to be the worst headache of ur life ?
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   in a very long, long time. I do sever from vertigo
Doctor :   do u currently have any problems related to the vision ?
User :   Not really
Doctor :   In that case, a pain such severe, should definitely be evaluated
User :   Now i have a bad headache and a lot of tension in my neck
Doctor :   conditions such as aubarachnoid hemorrahge, can cause such headache
Doctor :   headache , neck stiffness, in age > 50 are risk factors for SAH
User :   Ok I read that. I will be going to the emergency as soon as I leave work. Thank u very much for your help
Doctor :   YOU are welcome
User :   What is SAH?
Doctor :   SAH = subarachnoid hemorrhage
Doctor :   it is a medical term , sorry
User :   OK Thanks
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :  
i hope everything will work out fine
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me, and please leave ur valuable feedback
User :   Yes I will as soon as I feel better :)
Doctor :   bye for now
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