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Types of Headache

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Types of Headache

Overview

Common types of headaches include migraine and tension headaches. The symptoms of these headaches are often similar. Describing a few key symptoms of your headaches may help your doctor find out what type of headache you have. This can help your doctor treat your headaches.

Key features of your headache that you can discuss with your doctor include:

  • Where or how bad the pain is.
  • What triggers the headache or makes it worse.
  • What common symptoms happen along with your headache. These may include nausea, a runny or stuffy nose, or sensitivity to light or noise.

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Current as of: May 1, 2023

Author: Healthwise Staff
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