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Head pain: Introduction

Head pain: Headache is one of the most common symptoms encountered on a daily basis by the physician. See detailed information below for a list of 182 causes of Head pain, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Head pain:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Head pain. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Head pain:

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Head pain Treatments

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Misdiagnosis and Head pain

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Head pain: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Head pain: Related Rare Diseases

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Head pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Head pain listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Head pain as a symptom include:

Definitions of Head pain:

Pain in various parts of the head, not confined to the area of distribution of any nerve.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Detailed list of causes of Head pain

The list below shows some of the causes of Head pain mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Head pain?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Head pain. Of the 182 causes of Head pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 6 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 6 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 174 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Head pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Head pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Head pain Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Head pain based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Head pain:

    Headache, Cephalgia, Cephalodynia
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Head pain:

    Subtypes of Head pain:

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