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Horrible pain in head at night, blood on pillow without known source. What could be this?

I have been experiencing pain so horrible in my head at night, that I literally cannot lift or move my head. It takes approximately 5 minutes of extreme pain for me to lift my head and readjust it. The pain is so severe that I have cried on several occassions. I have also had an episode of quite a bit of blood on my pillow and on my bed sheets without a known source.

Asked On : Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear,

The symptoms as mentioned in your post can be due to:
1. Migraine
2. Cluster headache
3. Tension headache
4. Sinus headache (due to sinusitis)
5. Any intra-cranial lesion
6. Underlying systemic cause like Hypertension, etc.

The source of blood can be from nose or ears, a feature suggestive of hypertension, intra-cranial pathology, etc.

Though symptomatic relief can be obtained with analgesics, their regular use is not advised owing to unwanted side effects.
And unless the underlying cause is treated, the symptom will keep recurring.

So, kindly consult your Physician & get a proper clinical examination done.
Investigations like estimation of blood pressure levels, complete blood count, X ray of para nasal sinus & CT scan of brain will be helpful.

Wishing you a good health.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 25 Jun 2013
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