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When sitting down in a seat and putting my head down, nausea comes up into my chest. Vertigo?

When sitting down in a seat and putting my head down, nausea comes up into my chest. Vertigo?

Possibly GERD or OH: I think of 2 things which could cause nausea by placing the head down. One would be reflux of acid into the esophagus and the 2nd is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Also, depends on what you mean by "head down"-- do you mean as in reclining back in the chair or placing head forward on the lap or between legs? ...Read more

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Pressure down below in my pelvis. Is baby head down now?

Pressure down below in my pelvis.  Is baby head down now?

Could be: If you are in the last trimester or last month and you have "dropped" and the pressure is increased, then yes the babys head could be engaging....Ask your OB at your net visit. They should be weekly if you are nearing term. ...Read more

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Son, 21 yrs. Old, has head pain when he lies down on back or changes position suddenly. Feels like a big bruise inside his head. ?

Son, 21 yrs. Old, has head pain when he lies down on back or changes position suddenly. Feels like a big bruise inside his head. ?

Need evaluation: Headache with change in position,especially from upright to prone or supine. May indicate increased intracranial pressure. Speak to your doctor and get referral to a neurologist soon. ...Read more

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Can a baby move fron head down to sideways at 39 weeks? Felt extreme pressure yesterday and now the baby feels like she's in there sideways.

Can a baby move fron head down to sideways at 39 weeks? Felt extreme pressure yesterday and now the baby feels like she's in there sideways.

Babies : Babies can move around a great deal, so this would be possible. It may be that the baby did more of a roll however, and could still be head down, but the shoulder or buttocks are in a different position are are more palpable. ...Read more

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10 week old, flares arms and stiffens legs to stand on. Stares off, arches back, pushes off head, rigid movemts with fists, screams alot ?

10 week old, flares arms and stiffens legs to stand on. Stares off, arches back, pushes off head, rigid movemts with fists, screams alot
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See pediatrican: This could be signs of severe reflux or could be neurological (seizures). Baby needs to be taken to doctor soon. ...Read more

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10 week old arches back, stiffens legs to stand, flares and has rigid movements, zones out, and pushes body up off head. Had high jaundice as a baby?

10 week old arches back, stiffens legs to stand, flares and has rigid movements, zones out, and pushes body up off head. Had high jaundice as a baby?

Effect of jaundice?: Abnormally high bilirubin in this age group can cause the kind of symptoms described, due to the effect of bilirubin on brain function. An urgent assessment of your baby is imperative, for confirmation and for intervention. Take care. ...Read more

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4 month old baby started rolling on stomach in sleep and is sleeping more comfortably. Will he turn head to side? Sometimes hes face down in matress.

4 month old baby started rolling on stomach in sleep and is sleeping more comfortably. Will he turn head to side? Sometimes hes face down in matress.

Two issues: First, I never worry about whether a baby shifts their position at night when they have the physical ability to role. Second, since SIDS is associated with belly sleeping, I don't put them down on their belly for the first year. Yes they can turn their head, and we belly slept babies up until 1992 when the back to sleep movement began. Since then we have seen a 40% decline in SIDS ...Read more

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My 2 month old isn't holding his head up during tummy time, he just lays there and turns his head from one side to another ?

My 2 month old isn't holding his head up during tummy time, he just lays there and turns his head from one side to another ?

If he was full-term,: his pediatrician will check his muscle tone, reflexes & overall physical & neurological status to look for signs of genetic & other medical causes of his gross motor delay. Also, call (713) 696-2130 for an evaluation by Texas' Early Intervention Program, where a team of specialists evaluates infants birth-3 years for eligibility for services, at no cost to the family. No referral is needed. ...Read more

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3 weeks old baby always keeps her head facing right side. She doesn't feel comfortable keeping head turned left side. Is that a concern?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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3 weeks old  baby always keeps her head facing right side. She doesn't feel comfortable keeping head turned left side. Is that a concern?

Yes: Congenital muscular torticollis seems to be the problem. A stretching program when started before 3 months of age is successful in most of the cases. Check with your infant's primary care physician. ...Read more

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Why does my 6 month old baby drop her head down or to the side suddenly then picks it back up? It looks like when a person falls asleep sitting up

Why does my 6 month old baby drop her head down or to the side suddenly then picks it back up? It looks like when a person falls asleep sitting up

If you're not sure: If this is an involuntary movement, video an episode on your smart phone. Include your child's behavior for a few minutes after the episode.Note what she's doing prior to an event, how often it happens, & whether the movement interferes with eating, playing, etc., all useful history for her doctor, along with physical & neurological exams & developmental screening ( see firstsigns.Org). ...Read more

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I feel pressure in the back of my head when lying down after 1 minute. The pressure feels like it is pulling my head back to pillow. Head MRI clear.

I feel pressure in the back of my head when lying down after 1 minute.  The pressure feels like it is pulling my head back to pillow. Head MRI clear.

Possible muscular: spasm of the posterior neck muscles ( SCM ). Stress, tension and anxiety can contribute. I suggest gentle massage with lavender oils, aromatherapy, white sounds, meditation and sexual release. ...Read more

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7 week old threw her head back and hit the back of her head into my chest. Is she ok?

7 week old threw her head back and hit the back of her head into my chest. Is she ok?

Accidental: That must have been accidental. Is she otherwise normal- sucking well? Feeding well? Moving her neck,arms and legs appropriately? Not crying incessantly? All this wld suggest that it happened by accident. If different or u r worried u shd have here examined by a pediatrician in urgent care or emergency room as soon as possible. ...Read more

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The feeling of rocking when lying down ?

The feeling of rocking when lying down 
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Middle ear: or balance mechanism sound "faulty" This may need evaluation by an OTO-NEUROLOGIST . Sometimes an upper respiratory infection can cause this as well as some medications Check it out with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) first! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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I lay down my head feels great. I sit up, forehead fills up with fullness like balloon over eyes. I lay down and goes away in a flash. Sinus mucus?

I lay down my head feels great. I sit up, forehead fills up with fullness like balloon over eyes. I lay down and goes away in a flash. Sinus mucus?

Usually the opposite: When a person lies down, there is more venous congestion in the nose and sinuses. When you are erect, there is less venous pressure and better mucus flow by gravity. Regardless of the positional explanation, it would be a good idea to get an ENT consult for a specific diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Pressure feeling in head and face, gets worse when lying down or bending down.

Pressure feeling in head and face, gets worse when lying down or bending down.

Orthostatic headache: Orthostatic decrease of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure thus leads to compensatory dilatation of pain sensitive intracranial venous structures which in turn causes orthostatic headache and facial pain/pressure. Rec. See a pain management or orofacial pain specialist for comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more