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getting headaches from nitroglycerin applied to anal fissure. does caffeine help with taking the headaches away?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Is one of the: Common problem with that medication , try a smaller dose with coffee , if it is not helping you , seek alternative therapy ( including surgery ) through your doctor

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How does nitroglycerin work to relieve chest pain?

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Nitroglycerin: Nitroglycerin relieves cardiac related chest pain by dilating the coronary arteries. These are the arteries that supply blood to the heart. Improving blood flow to heart muscle will relieve the discomfort caused by a partial blockage of the blood vessel with plaque.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Why does a doctor give nitroglycerin for a patient with high blood pressure?

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Dilation of vessels: Nitroglycerin is only used in emergency situations, it works by causing dilation of blood vessels, which will then help to lower blood pressure. This also may cause a patient to get a headache as Nitroglycerin causes widespread dilation of blood vessels including blood vessels in the brain.
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Can teens take nitrolingual (nitroglycerin) pumpspray if being checked for angina pain?

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Nitroglycerin: Unless you were given the nitro with instructions on how to take it, you should not take it. Nitroglycerin has significant side effects and can lower your blood pressure so should be used with caution.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

I was successfully treated for chlamydia howvever recently I had sex 2 times with someone who might have it. Each time a condom was used and no oral or anal sex took place. Now im having burning pain during sex and when I use.The restroom it is green in c

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Be checked out: Thanks for the good information, and for practicing safe sex;however, even using condoms is not 100% effective at avoiding getting an infection. A green discharge with burning suggests you have an infection. Although the discharge is not the common one for chlamydia, you can have another or even more than one. Please have someone examine you.
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Definitely be checked; one can be infected with more than one STD at same time.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

Why would a doctor give nitroglycerin for high blood pressure?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Not usually: Nitrates are vasodilators but are usually weak BP lowering agents ( not to mention the headaches) and would only be used in pts with angina or heart failure pts. They are also used in pts with coronary vasospasm pts. If pts have one of theses conditions and BP is not optimal the dr may increase your dosage in hopes of treating both conditions.

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