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Worst Headache of Your Life

Worst Headache of Your Life Overview

Headaches are a common reason for a visit to a health care practitioner. Almost everyone suffers headaches occasionally. Some people have more serious types of headaches requiring specialized medical treatment. On rare occasions, a headache may be a symptom of a life-threatening problem. The "worst headache of your life" may be a symptom of a medical emergency. People with this symptom should be evaluated emergently.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/12/2014

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