A headache is pain or discomfort that occurs in the head, scalp or upper neck, and a stomach ache is a lingering or sudden sharp pain that occurs in the abdominal area. The abdominal area is often referred to as the "stomach," but this area contains multiple vital organs, and the pain can be coming from any one of them, notes MedlinePlus.Continue Reading
Common causes of abdominal pain include food allergies or intolerance, stomach flu, food poisoning, irritable bowel syndrome and constipation. Other possible and more serious causes of abdominal pain include kidney stones, bowel blockage, inflammation of the gall bladder or colon, ulcers, a pancreatic infection or appendicitis, according to MedlinePlus. Severe pain does not always mean there is a serious problem, and mild abdominal pain does not mean that a serious problem does not exist, so it is essential to contact a physician if the stomach pain persists.
Headaches are often caused by tight muscles in the scalp, neck, shoulders and jaw, notes the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Headaches that develop for this reason are called tension headaches, and they can be related to anxiety, stress or depression. A headache can be a dull, mild pain, or it can be a pounding, throbbing, pulsating pain. Headaches can also be very painful. Migraine headaches, in particular, are severely painful and are often accompanied by other symptoms, including sensitivity to light or vision changes. Some headaches are a sign of a more serious problem, so it is important to seek medical help if the headaches are intense and persistent or have developed due to a head injury.Learn more about Pain & Symptoms
The symptoms of a pinched shoulder nerve include sharp pain in the affected shoulder, headache, and pain in the back of the neck, Healthline reports. Other symptoms include radiating sciatic pain, numbness, a tingling sensation, general weakness of the shoulder, and a pricking sensation known as paresthesia, according to WebMD.Full Answer >
Neck pain on just one side of the neck, especially with an accompanying headache, may result from carotid artery dissection, reports the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery. Arterial dissection is a tear in the wall of an artery.Full Answer >
Some side effects of progesterone suppositories (or progesterone vaginal) include allergic reactions, as evidenced by hives; difficulty breathing and swelling in the face, throat or mouth; headache; numbness, especially on one side of the body; impaired vision, speech or balance; pain or a heavy feeling on the chest; pain that spreads through the arm or shoulder; painful swelling in either one or both of the legs, feet, ankles or hands; nausea; stomach discomfort; fever or chills; jaundice; discolored urine or stools; loss of appetite; breast lumps; flu symptoms and signs of depression, according to Drugs.com. If the patient is experiencing these symptoms, she should call her doctor for medical advice, but if she is experiencing an allergic reaction, she should seek emergency medical treatment immediately.Full Answer >
There are two types of headaches that may cause pain on the right side of the head, a hemicrania continua headache and chronic migraine, according to Mayo Clinic. Both of these headache types may affect the right or left side of the head, but not both.Full Answer >