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Suggest treatment for right-sided headache

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Dr. Erion Spaho

Neurologist, Surgical

Practicing since :2004

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Posted on Sat, 4 Jun 2016 in Headache and Migraines
Question: Hello,
I woke up yesterday morning with a headache. What is different about this headache is that it is on top of my head on the right side. Usually my headaches are behind my forehead. I never went away completely and is still there today. It is not a strong headache but it is bugging me. Do I need to be concerned about this?
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 47 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Change of headache pattern needs medical evaluation.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

The majority of headaches are not related to worrisome underlying conditions, but, change of headache pattern ( location and intensity for example ) is an indication for further medical evaluation.

In this case, at least an evaluation by your Doctor and neurological examination are needed to determine if there is need for further investigations such brain imaging or not.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care.
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