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Q: i got the flu for couple days and im fine now except for a headache that does not go away. between 1-10 it hurts about 4 all day but somtimes it is a 10 and unbearable any ideas what it would be

it is more intense when i cough or sneeze but also will be sitting in chair and it will start hurting a couple days ago there was some orange watery fluid coming out of nose thought it was draining out but still have headache
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Teri Robert, Health Guide
1/23/13 10:25am



Hello and welcome to HealthCentral!


While Nancy is quite right that we can't diagnose, I wanted to add a bit to what she said.


This headache could be a reaminder of the flu, but it could also be something else entirely. I really don't have much of an idea of what it is, but it IS important that unexplained headaches be checked out, so please call your doctor, if you haven't already.


Welcome again,


Nancy Harris Bonk, Community Member
1/19/13 8:16pm

Hi jeffy,



As much as I'd love to be able to help you with an answer to your question, I really cannot. What is needed is an accurate diagnosis and the only person who can do that is a doctor who can review your and your family's medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and conduct a complete examination. Nobody can diagnose via the Internet it just isn't safe.


Please contact your doctor and I hope you are feeling better soon.


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By jeffy, Community Member— Last Modified: 01/23/13, First Published: 01/18/13