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3 Potential Steady Headache Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Osteoma of Skull and Facial Bones

    An osteoma is a benign (non-cancerous) outgrowth of bone, usually in the skull and facial bones. They are slow growing and usually cause no symptoms. Osteomas are noticed once they begin causing problems with breathing, vision, or hearing.

    Prognosis is good, as this is not cancer. Surgical excision is successful for most people.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    new headache, vision changes, steady headache, trouble swallowing, sinus pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Carotid Artery Dissection

    A carotid artery dissection is the tearing of the walls of the carotid arteries, which deliver blood to the brain from the aorta. This is a medical emergency.

    About 10% have recurrence

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    new headache, history of headaches, steady headache, neck pain on one side, headache near one temple
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  3. 3.Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis

    There are many different cells of the immune system. At times, there can be too many of one or more of them.

    Uncertain

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, shortness of breath, severe fatigue, fever, unintentional weight loss
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Steady Headache

  • Q.Are you feeling less alert than normal?
  • Q.Are you having difficulty concentrating or thinking through daily activities?
  • Q.Did you get hit in the head?
  • Q.How did your injury happen?

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Steady Headache Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced steady headache have also experienced:

    • 33% Eye Pain
    • 33% Headache Resulting From a Head Injury
    • 33% Loss of Vision in One Eye
  • People who have experienced steady headache had symptoms persist for:

    • 53% Less Than a Day
    • 28% Less Than a Week
    • 7% Over a Month
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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