Are my severe headaches a sign of something serious?

Headaches can be caused by hormonal changes.
Headaches can be caused by hormonal changes.
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What you need to know:

  • The most common type of headache is a tension headache. Usually, the pain is on both sides of the head and it may feel as though there is a tight band around the head.
  • There are cluster headaches, which occur for several weeks at a time, and are very severe and do not respond well to painkillers.

Hallo Dr.
I get severe headaches that come with chills and sometimes the headache is throbbing or like a sharp pain on one side and disappears within three seconds. Should you suggest I visit a neurologist or have a CT scan?

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