Symptom: Headache


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Headache: Pain affecting the head or brain area.
Introduction: This page examines a list of conditions causing headache. Much more detailed information is available in the analysis of headache as a disease.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Headache:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Headache (70 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Headache (14 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Headache (189 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Headache (10 conditions)

  • Disease information: see also Headache condition information
  • Causes of Headache (81 conditions)
  • Medication Causes of Headache (5 causes)
    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Headache type of: Pain (604), Head symptoms (300)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Headache: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Headache as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Headache: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Headache as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Headache: The following list of conditions have 'Headache' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Acromegaly ... headaches, headache
  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis ... headache
  • Acute kidney failure ... headaches
  • African Sleeping sickness ... severe headaches, headache
  • Allergies ... headaches
  • Amnesic shellfish poisoning ... headache
  • Amphetamines ... headaches
  • Aortic coarctation ... headaches
  • Arachnoid Cysts ... headaches
  • Arachnoiditis ... headache
  • Arteriovenous Malformation ... headaches
  • Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease ... headaches

    B

  • Barmah Forest virus ... headache
  • Basilar artery migraine ... Headache
  • Behcet's Disease ... headache
  • Bornholm disease ... headache
  • Botulism food poisoning ... Headache
  • Brain abscess ... severe headache
  • Brain cancer ... headaches
  • Brucellosis ... headaches
  • Bubonic plague ... headache

    C

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning ... headaches
  • Cat scratch disease ... headache
  • Cerebral Aneurysm ... sudden and severe headache
  • Cerebral Arteriosclerosis ... headache
  • Chagas disease ... headaches
  • Chemical pneumonia ... headache
  • Chiari Malformation ... headache
  • Chickenpox ... headache
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ... Headache
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ... headaches
  • Chronic Sinusitis ... morning headache, severe headache
  • Ciguatera poisoning ... headache
  • Classic migraine ... intense headache, one-sided headache, aura
  • Closed-angle glaucoma ... severe headache
  • Cluster headache ... excruciating headache, one-sided headache, sudden and severe headache, headache
  • Coccidioidomycosis ... headaches
  • Common cold ... headache
  • Common migraine ... severe headache
  • Concussion ... headache
  • Cryptococcal Meningitis ... headache
  • Cyclic vomiting syndrome ... headache
  • Cysticercosis ... headaches

    D

  • Decompression sickness ... headache
  • Dengue fever ... Severe headache
  • Dengue hemorrhagic fever ... headache
  • Depression ... headaches
  • Depressive disorders ... headaches
  • Diabetes ... headaches
  • Diabetic hypoglycemia ... headache
  • Dysthymia ... headaches

    E

  • East African Trypanosomiasis ... severe headaches
  • Ebola ... headache
  • Eclampsia ... headaches
  • Ehrlichiosis ... headache
  • Empty Sella Syndrome ... headaches
  • Encephalitis ... headache
  • Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli ... headache
  • Extradural hematoma ... persistent headache

    F

  • Favism ... headache
  • Flu ... headache
  • Food allergies ... headaches
  • Food poisoning ... headache
  • Fungal meningitis ... headache

    G

  • Gastroenteritis ... headache
  • Generalized anxiety disorder ... headaches
  • Glanders ... headache
  • Glaucoma ... headaches, severe headache
  • Glomerulonephritis ... headache
  • Granulomatous amebic encephalitis ... headaches

    H

  • Hangover ... headache
  • Head injury ... headache
  • Heatstroke ... headache
  • Hemangioblastoma ... severe headache
  • Hemophilus influenzae B ... headache
  • Hepatitis ... headache
  • High altitude cerebral edema ... severe headache
  • Histoplasmosis ... headaches
  • HIV/AIDS ... severe headaches, headache
  • Hydrocephalus ... headache
  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum ... headaches
  • Hypertension ... morning headache, headache
  • Hypoglycemia ... headache
  • Hypoglycemic attack ... headache

    I

  • Irritable bowel syndrome ... headache

    J

  • Japanese encephalitis ... headache
  • Jaw conditions ... Headaches

    L

  • Lassa fever ... headache
  • Lead poisoning ... Headaches, headache
  • Legionnaires' disease ... headache
  • Leptospirosis ... severe headache
  • Leukemia ... headaches
  • Listeriosis ... headache
  • Lupus ... headaches
  • Lyme disease ... headaches, severe headache
  • Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis ... headache

    M

  • Malaria ... headache
  • Marburg virus ... headache
  • Mastoiditis ... headache
  • Melioidosis ... headache
  • Meningioma ... severe headache
  • Meningitis ... severe headache, headache
  • Meningococcal disease ... severe headache, headache
  • Mesenteric Adenitis ... headache
  • Methahemoglobinemia ... headache
  • Migraine ... one-sided headache, aura, throbbing headache, severe headache
  • Mitochondrial diseases ... headache
  • Mononucleosis ... headache
  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG) adverse reaction ... throbbing headache, severe headache
  • Motion sickness ... headache
  • Mountain sickness ... headache
  • Mumps ... headache
  • Muscle contraction headache ... headache, continuous headache

    N

  • Naegleria ... Headache
  • Neurocysticercosis ... headaches
  • Neurofibromatosis-2 ... Headache
  • Nocardiosis ... headache
  • Norwalk-like viruses ... Headache

    O

  • Obstructive sleep apnea ... morning headaches
  • Oligodendroglioma ... headache

    P

  • Paget's disease of bone ... headaches
  • Paralytic shellfish poisoning ... headache
  • Parry Romberg Syndrome ... migraine-like headaches
  • Pharyngitis ... headache
  • Pheochromocytoma ... headaches
  • Pituitary Cancer ... headaches
  • Plague ... headache
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia ... Headache
  • Pneumonic plague ... headache
  • Polio ... severe headache, headache
  • Polyarteritis nodosa ... headaches
  • Polycystic kidney disease ... Headaches
  • Polycythemia ... headache
  • Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis ... headache
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder ... Headaches
  • Postpartum depression ... headaches
  • Preeclampsia ... persistent headaches
  • Premenstrual syndrome ... headache
  • Prolactinoma ... headaches
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri ... headache
  • Psittacosis ... headache

    Q

  • Q fever ... severe headache
  • Queensland tick typhus ... headache

    R

  • Rabies ... Headache
  • Relapsing fever ... severe headache
  • Rift Valley Fever ... headaches
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever ... headache
  • Rubella ... headache

    S

  • Salmonella food poisoning ... severe headache
  • Sandfly fever ... headache
  • SARS ... headache
  • Scarlet fever ... headache
  • Schilder's Disease ... headache
  • Scombrotoxic fish poisoning ... headache
  • Sexual headache ... sudden headache during sexual activity
  • Shingles ... headache
  • Sinusitis ... morning headache, severe headache
  • Slap-cheek syndrome ... headache
  • Sleep apnea ... morning headaches
  • Strep throat ... headache
  • Stress ... headache
  • Stroke ... sudden severe headache
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage ... sudden severe headache
  • Subdural hematoma ... persistent headaches, severe headaches
  • Syphilis ... headache
  • Syringomyelia ... headaches

    T

  • Temporal arteritis ... throbbing headache, headache
  • Tension headache ... headache
  • Tetanus ... headache
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome ... Headache
  • Toxoplasmosis ... headache
  • Transverse myelitis ... headache
  • Traumatic Brain Injury ... headache
  • Trigeminal neuralgia ... headache
  • Type 2 diabetes ... headaches
  • Typhoid fever ... headache
  • Typhus ... Severe headache

    U

  • Upper Respiratory Infection ... headache
  • Uremia ... headache

    V

  • Viral gastroenteritis ... headache
  • Viral Hepatitis ... headache
  • Viral meningitis ... severe headache, headache
  • Vitamin A overdose ... headache
  • Von Hippel-Lindau Disease ... headaches

    W

  • Weil's syndrome ... severe headache
  • West African Trypanosomiasis ... severe headaches
  • West Nile fever ... headache
  • Whiplash ... headache

    Y

  • Yellow fever ... headache
    Conditions listing complications: Headache: The following list of conditions have 'Headache' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Antiphospholipid syndrome ... migraine

    C

  • Concussion ... persistent headaches

    H

  • HIV/AIDS ... headache

    L

  • Lead poisoning ... Headaches

    M

  • Measles ... severe headache
  • Menstruation ... menstrual migraine
  • Multi-Infarct Dementia ... migraine-like headaches

    P

  • Pregnancy ... Migraine
  • Prolactinoma ... headaches

    W

  • Whiplash ... chronic headache

    Related medical articles for Headache:
  • Introduction: Headache
  • Basic Summary for Headache
  • Types of Headache
  • Causes of Headache
  • Medication Causes of Headache
  • Diagnostic Tests for Headache
  • Misdiagnosis of Headache
  • Treatments for Headache


    Last revised: Oct 30, 2003

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