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Sunday, August 07, 2011 joselyn tinambacan, Community Member, asks

Q: What causes headaches on the right side of the head?

I have a headache on the right side of my head, as well as soreness in my right eye. What could be causing this?

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Nancy Harris Bonk, Community Member
8/ 9/11 2:47pm

Hi joselyn,


I'd love to be able to give you a firm answer, but the only person who can do that is a doctor who can review you and your family's medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and conduct a complete examination. There are over 100 headache disorders that could be causing your problems.


If your doctor isn't able to help you, it may well be time to consult a migraine and headache specialist. It's important to note that neurologists aren't necessarily migraine and headache specialists. Take a look at the article Migraine and Headache Specialists - What's So Special? If you need help finding a migraine specialist, check our listing of Patient Recommended Migraine and Headache Specialists.


I know you're going through a rough time. If you'd like some additional support, come join our discussion forum. You'll need to register again once there because it's a separate membership database, but you can use the same member name, email address, and password that you used here. You can find our forum at


Good luck



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By joselyn tinambacan, Community Member— Last Modified: 08/04/14, First Published: 08/07/11