Headache and Severe headache

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Migraine

A migraine is usually a moderate or severe headache felt as a throbbing pain on one side of the head.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Headache
  • Feeling sick or nausea
  • Headache that came on suddenly
  • Severe headache
  • Pain on left or right side of head

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Migraine.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Temporal arteritis

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a condition in which medium and large arteries, usually in the head and neck, become inflamed.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Headache
  • Tender scalp
  • Jaw pain when eating
  • Severe headache
  • Brief loss of vision

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Temporal arteritis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.