How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. SH Your Own Question

Dr. SH
Dr. SH, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 8770
Experience:  Doctor of Medicine
28323552
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. SH is online now

Will try to give as much info as possible in the hope

Resolved Question:

Hi,
Will try to give as much info as possible in the hope that you can help as my Dr, whom I saw on Wednesday was very unhelpful.
I went to the dentist last Monday and she noticed that I'd chipped my upper left molar at the very back so she put a very small amount of composite filling in it to last until proper treatment. Had no pain in tooth prior or since. I also started my menstrual cycle on Monday. From Tue onwards I had severe headache in my temple regions on both sides. I suffer from headaches prior to my period but not experienced them during. I've all had an on off minor ear ache in my right ear for some months and have been using ear drops to remove wax build up. The reason I'm writing is because I'm trying to determine the cause of this daily "headache" I keep getting. It feels like it's more around my ears and jaw and seems more noticeable on the left. I also don't have it when I wake up, it appears about an hour later. I don't feel like I've been clenching my jaw or grinding my teeth. It's quite a mild ache but just annoying! I also had a cold about 2 weeks ago and have had a mild chesty cough. The Dr's keep saying it's not sinusitis, not an ear infection but it's not normal for me at all so what could it be?! I'm 45 year old female.
Thanks
Sharon
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Hi there.
Thank you for your question.
I will be helping you out with your queries.
Are you an anxious type of personality?
Are you on any other medications for anything else?
Do you have any other medical problems?
Are your periods regular?
Have you had any blood tests recently?
Please let me know.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No I'm not anxious type of person.
No other medications or medical problems
My periods are pretty regular yes. Every 25 days or so.
No blood tests recently.
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Do you still have the headache?
How severe is the headache? Rate it from 1 to 10?
Does ibuprofen and paracetamol help stop the headache?
Please let me know.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes I've still got it. It's mild...around 2/3 and yes Ibuprofen and paracetamol do help. At the start of the week it was around a 6/7.
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
I personally think that it may be hormone related i.e. related to your period even though you have not had them during your periods previously but they can still happen.
If your headaches persist even after periods or worsen you need to be seen as you may require a scan of your brain just to be on the safe side.
Meanwhile you should continue using ibuprofen or paracetamol (preferably paracetamol two tablets) as required for your headache.
Let me know if you have more questions.
I would appreciate it if you rate me by clicking on one of the smilies below.
Kind regards
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I'd just like to check one more thing please. The "ache" is localised to the sides of my head, near my ears and jaw and temples. It's not in my forehead or back of head or anywhere else. It was across my forehead at the start of the week but isn't now, is that normal?! Or could this be multiple things...I.e. Normal headache from period (hormones) together with issue perhaps from dental work? Just seems coincidental that it's all started this week.
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
I agree that the dental work that you had could be a factor as headache can actually be a referred pain from the dental work.
However having said that it does not seem likely to be anything serious or anything to worry about and you should be okay in due course of time and the headache should settle.
Change in the location of the headache is not something that I would worry about too much and it is not very uncommon for location of the headache to change like that.
Let me know if you have more questions.
I would appreciate it if you rate me before we proceed.
Kind regards
Dr. SH, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 8770
Experience: Doctor of Medicine
Dr. SH and other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
< Previous | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Family Physician

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
< Previous | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/DO/DoctorRich/2012-9-12_72454_Doctorweb.64x64.jpg Dr. Natasha's Avatar

    Dr. Natasha

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    7887
    American Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Ivy League trained
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/DR/DrK99/newpic2.64x64.jpg Dr. K.'s Avatar

    Dr. K.

    Board Certified MD

    Satisfied Customers:

    255
    Board certified with experience in primary care.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/JA/JACUSTOMERjtu60wne/2011-2-14_183449_passportphoto2.64x64.jpg docwithheart's Avatar

    docwithheart

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    0
    Board certified pediatrician, with special experience in general pediatrics, hospital pediatrics, and pediatric cardiology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/DR/drappapo/2013-8-16_22576_drdavid.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    224
    Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    12373
    20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
 
 
 

Related Medical Questions