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What causes persistent dull headache?

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Dr. Erion Spaho

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Posted on Wed, 27 Dec 2017 in Headache and Migraines
Question: For the last three days I have had a dull headache, not caffeine, and though my pulse is not racing I can sense my heart beating and I am very sensitive to heat
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 34 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Brain vascular conditions to consider

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HealthCareMagic.com

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

In cases like yours, conditions such cerebral vascular malformations should be considered and evaluated further.

I suggest you to discuss with your primary care Doctor about your issues and further testing ( mainly MRI and MRA of your brain) in order to undergo better your condition.

Treatment depends upon the diagnosis.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care.

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