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Hae you ever heard of a headache causing facial swelling?

I have had a terrible headache, twice, in the past couple of weeks that has caused the right side of my face to swell, so bad that my eye is almost swollen shut. The headache usually last 24-36 hrs. any of you ever seen this happen before or is it coincidence?

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Asked by shefree at 2:59 PM on Jul. 2, 2011 in Health

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  • WEIRD! I would definitely go to the doctor. I am not someone that goes to the doctor for any little thing and I would still go see a doctor.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 3:05 PM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • Thanks, Sleeping Beauty, I hate to go to the dr!

    Comment by shefree (original poster) at 3:08 PM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • sounds like it could be a sinus infection
    please be careful, "you don't know what you don't know"
    my mother always told me, in which case ask the doc

    Answer by lizzybee44 at 3:17 PM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • I would see a doctor. It may be a sinus infection. If it swells near the location of your sinus cavities, it could be a serious enough infection to cause a brain infection...death follows if untreated.

    Answer by vampporcupine at 3:17 PM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • I know... me too. But sometimes it is necessary.

    Good luck. Hope you figure it out soon. Please let us know what they say.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 3:17 PM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • my husband had a very similar experience. Ended up he had an infected abcessed tooth.

    Answer by shaysmommy5810 at 5:44 AM on Jul. 3, 2011

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