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What are the symptoms of headaches?

Headache symptoms may vary depending on their type and cause: Pain location - headache pain may only occur on one side of the face or head, both sides, or it may alternate sides. Headache pain may be felt across the forehead, over the eye region, the temples, the scalp or the ears. Pain quality - headache pain can be described as dull, constant, throbbing, or piercing. Some types of headaches may also be associated with symptoms other than pain that may include nausea and vomiting, aversion to lights and noise, fatigue, visual disturbances, fever and convulsions.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 24 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Migraine


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