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    Headaches - Check Your Symptoms

    Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:

    • You have signs of a stroke. These may include:
      • Sudden numbness, paralysis, or weakness in your face, arm, or leg, especially on only one side of your body.
      • Sudden vision changes.
      • Sudden trouble speaking.
      • Sudden confusion or trouble understanding simple statements.
      • Sudden problems with walking or balance.
      • A sudden, severe headache that is different from past headaches.

    Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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