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Headache, severe pain in left side of head. Should i go to neurologist?

Hello, I am Vashisht my wife is having headache from the last 6-7 months. Sometimes, she is fine but most of the times she complaints about the headache but for the last two days she is complaining that she is having severe pain on the left part of his head and that pain is coming down starting from upper left part of head towards her jaw. Kindly suggest to whom we need to consult for this a neurologist/ general physician....
Asked On : Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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Hi munvashisht.

Thanks for your question.

The history which you provided resembles a migraine headache but would it be little more informative i can surely tell you the diagnosis.

In Migraine headache is usually unilateral,throbbing in character,severe in nature,duration is usually 3-5 hours,periodic,associated with photo phobia, phonophobia, lacrimation,nausea, aggravated by sunlight,tea,exertion,relieved by taking rest in dark room,sleep,usually associated with aura,never associated with seizure,vomiting,fever etc.So you check the other criteria and if it matches your headache then it is migraine.

But what i am concern is your sudden change in intensity of headache and in all this of sudden change we advise a neuroimaging.

So please do a CT scan of head and consult a neurologist or psychiatrist for opinion.They are seeing those cases.

Best wishes,

Dr Sourav Ganguly
Answered: Wed, 11 Jul 2012
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