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Do hydrocephalus produce like sweaty hair and sweating everywhere?

Do hydrocephalus  produce like sweaty hair and sweating everywhere?

Possible: The brain and its hormonal controls can be changed by Hydrocephalus. Premature hormonal changes can be seen. Your physician can monitor your blood and answer your questions. Perhaps more immediately, if you have a shunt in your brain, and these symptoms are new, you need to be checked soon for blockage or infection. ...Read more

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What would cause abnormal Thermoregulatory sweat test? No sweat waist down. Small fiber biopsy normal. Burning feet. Neuro work up normal. Sed rate 5.

What would cause abnormal Thermoregulatory sweat test? No sweat waist down. Small fiber biopsy normal. Burning feet. Neuro work up normal. Sed rate 5.

Comments: Increased sweating of hands and/or feet is called hyperhidrosis, and is an autonomic nervous system variant which seems to run in families. Although it is likely that the increased sweating is mediated by acetylcholine transmission, use of oral meds to block is often challenging, and some of the best outcomes seem to be achieved via use of BOTOX. ...Read more

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Tightness in neck shoulders tingly scalp, pressure in head and ears. Lightheaded dizzy sensation. Very random. ENT doesn't know. MRA and eyes normal ?

Tightness in neck shoulders tingly scalp, pressure in head and ears. Lightheaded dizzy sensation. Very random. ENT doesn't know. MRA and eyes normal ?

MRA of what ?: Eyes normal ? Light headed sensation ? What does the primary care doctor think? Tension headache, Chiari malformation are in the differential diagnosis. Add pseudotumor cerebri if the head pressure is worse with reclining. MRI might be indicated if you have evidence of raised intracranial pressure (papilledema on eye exam) or a focal neuro exam. Might want to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Ringing in the head accompanied by muscle twitches (feeling like waves), streaks around certain lights, profusely sweating palms and feet. What's this?

Ringing in the head accompanied by muscle twitches (feeling like waves), streaks around certain lights, profusely sweating palms and feet. What's this?

Get an appointment: Please check with your primary care practitioner to screen for common causes and see if you need a more specialized workup. Ringing may be due to many causes, including infection or neurological causes. Follow up may be essential to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Prickly feeling on scalp, burning neck, forehead, and shoulder pain. MRI/CT on brain head normal. Blood work normal. Help! ?

Prickly feeling on scalp, burning neck, forehead, and shoulder pain.  MRI/CT on brain head normal. Blood work normal. 

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See Below: Sounds like you might have irritation to the occipital nerve (occipital neuralgia) or an irritated nerve in your neck. You may need an MRI of your neck and further work-up by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Do hydrocephalus cause extreme head sweating?

NO: The head sweats to dissipate heat and in response to stress or excitement. Hydrocephalus is usually a stable condition that does not cause any problems as long as it is stable and well controlled. Anxiety and emotional stress can occur with anyone - hydrocephalus or not. ...Read more

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Normal head MRI w/wo contrast in feb 2013. Have body tremors lightheaded off balance and random pinch pains left side of head. Tumor?

Normal head MRI w/wo contrast in feb 2013. Have body tremors lightheaded off balance and random pinch pains left side of head. Tumor?

Probably not.: A head/brain MRI is an excellent test for showing brain tumors. So, if it was read as negative, you don't have a tumor (assuming it was read correctly). If your symptoms continue, you might want to get a neurology referral. ...Read more

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Mild concussion 4 weeks later .. sweat head and neck area is that normal?

Mild concussion  4 weeks later .. sweat head and neck area is that normal?

Normal 4 concussion: Not really NORMAL but can be seen frequently in patients with head trauma and concussions. Tell me more about the incident and how it was evaluated, investigated, and intervened upon and that may help bring into focus a bit more what's going on and whether or not that's likely to be a permanent change. Write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR to make a virtual appointment. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes throughout head and neck, big scabs in head, elevated rdw-cv and elevated abs monocytes. What could this mean?

Swollen lymph nodes throughout head and neck, big scabs in head, elevated rdw-cv and elevated abs monocytes. What could this mean?

Probably nothing: This is a constellation of minor anomalies such as any generally healthy person may have. Lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. You need a general physician or skin Dr. to evaluate your scalp (?), & serum iron and TIBC to search for mild iron deficiency (commonly raises RCW before anemia sets in). Malignant nodes aren't subtle. ...Read more

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M/47...Neck cracks when I turn head. Scalp, forehead pain/tingling, CT/MRI's on head/brain normal. All blood work normal. Arthritis? Discs? Help!

M/47...Neck cracks when I turn head.  Scalp, forehead pain/tingling, CT/MRI's on head/brain normal.  All blood work normal.  Arthritis?  Discs? Help!

No more cracking...: The best advice I can give: (1) no more imaging tests (unless new symptoms or the symptoms get DRAMATICALLY worse- CT & MRI invariably show nothing in this situation) & (2) Do NOT intentionally crack your neck- by yourself or by chiropracty. More cracking means you are more likely to develop debilitating spondylitis in old age. Use HealthTap Prime to discuss how to avoid irritating occipital nerve ...Read more

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Sweat excessively from head and body even in the?

Sweat excessively from head and body even in the?

Could be anything: Sweating is the body's way of dissipating heat to avoid getting too warm. Too much sweating could be due to endocrine problems, such as hyperthyroidism or diabetes. It could be secondary to heart failure, either acute or chronic. It's best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sweat profusely from head and body while just walking

Sweat profusely from head and body while just walking

Doctor can check: Walking is mild exercise, so if a person doing mild exercise starts to sweat a lot (but did not used to), he might now be out of shape, anemic, have a hormonal problem, have a weaker heart, be suffering medication effects, etc... So, a primary care doctor can evaluate to see if there is any medical disorder. If no disorder is found, then the person can gradually exercise to get back into shape. ...Read more

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8 year old sweats excessively. During sleep, hair is saturated & beads of sweat on face. During play, his face drips with sweat. Friends not sweating.?

8 year old sweats excessively. During sleep, hair is saturated & beads of sweat on face. During play, his face drips with sweat. Friends not sweating.?

Hyperhidrosis: Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably. People with hyperhidrosis may sweat even when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest. There are also medical canditions that can cause this condition like: thyroid disease, heart disease, medications, lung disease and others. ...Read more

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I have lipoma benign on neck side . It causes movement , dizziness , fainting .. Does it block blood circulation of vessel of neck side ?

I have lipoma benign on neck side . It causes movement , dizziness , fainting .. Does it block blood circulation of vessel of neck side ?

Probably not: While lipomas can be deep, and are sometimes intertwined with muscle fibers, they earle if ever go deep enough to block blood vessels, especially in the neck. It is also unlikely to be the source of your dizziness and fainting. See a general surgeon for a consultation tonfindnout for sure. Also see your primary care provider to see if any tests are needed to sort out your fainting (syncope). ...Read more

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Scalp burning with hair loss on sides of head. Had baby 12mths ago & thyroid normal. Is this normal?

Scalp burning with hair loss on sides of head. Had baby 12mths ago & thyroid normal. Is this normal?

Iron Deficiency: Check your blood for CBC , hemoglobin and iron level. Your symptoms could be due to iron deficiency anemia which is more common during ; after pregnancy than thyroidal disorders especially if had no thyroid disorder in the past and you were not taking any medication that could have affected your thyroid function. ...Read more

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Small hiatal hernia, neck pain, neck cracking sounds when I turn my head. CT/MRI on head/brain all normal, blood normal, nodes tender, please help!

Small hiatal hernia, neck pain, neck cracking sounds when I turn my head.  CT/MRI on head/brain all normal, blood normal, nodes tender, please help!

Likely arthritis: Hiatal hernias can cause neck pain, but usually a burning pain or heaviness in the neck, not associated with cracking sensations or made worse with movement. Arthritis in the neck is most likely, did the MRI include the neck? Usually treated with non steroidal drugs, such as aleve or motrin, physical therapy may be helpful. MRI of the neck should show the cause. ...Read more