Facial swelling, Headache: 7 Possible Causes
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What causes facial swelling and headache? 7 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Migraine with Aura

Migraine is a disorder characterized by repeated attacks of severe headache. Symptoms include throbbing or pulsating pain, usually on only one side of the head, and can last between four hours and three days.

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2

Hypothyroidism

The thyroid gland produces a hormone that controls how your cells use energy (metabolize). Hypothyroidism occurs when the body doesn't produce enough. Untreated, it can cause complications like obesity and heart disease.

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3

Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia occurs when you're pregnant and you have high blood pressure and protein in your urine. It can be dangerous for both you and your baby.

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4

Sarcoidosis

Learn about sarcoidosis and its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and potential complications.

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5

Underactive Pituitary Gland (Hypopituitarism)

Hypopituitarism occurs when your pituitary gland in your brain is not releasing one or more of the eight hormones it should be releasing.

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6

The Truth About MSG and Chinese Restaurant Syndrome

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7

Peritonsillar Abscess

A peritonsillar abscess is usually a complication of tonsillitis or another bacterial infection. Get it treated quickly to avoid potentially serious problems.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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