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My righthand eye was operated april 2013 and I started having sudden pain back in my head in december and I am still experiencing the pain what do I do? Iteh.
Please, get off the computer right now and call your doctor. Unexplained head pain should always be investigated, and the only person who can safely tell you what's causing it and what should be done about it is a doctor who reviews your medical history, discusses your symptoms with you, and examines you - in person .
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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