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I took 2 Aleve for a headache, and accidentally took 2 more a few hours later. (brain fart, was supposed to take an unrelated prescription) should I be?
I recently had a HIV antibody blood test with the dr. He asked when my last exposure was. I told him 8 years ago when it was really 6. I had a brain fart. Will that time difference matter at all?
I had routine tubal and I had asystole from the gas and it took more than 90 seconds to start again. I'm feeling very off, could I have brain damage?
Possible: Being hypoxic for 90 seconds could indeed cause some minor cellular damage in the brain and elsewhere ...Read more
My daughter in law left gas on pm stove while outside. She noticed when she came back in and immediately turned it off and opened windows. She is 2-1/2 months pregnant. Is there a danger of brain or other injury to the fetus from that exposure?
No worries: The odor is added to propane and methane natural gasses to let people know when unburnt gas is in the air. A little bit of propane or methane odor is harmless. Whenever one smells that odor, one just needs to identify the source of the gas odor and decide what to do... such as relight the pilot light, turn off the gas, light the gas and use it, or run away to call 911. In general, no worries. ...Read more
Hello my wife was diagnosed with brain tumor in 2014 and is doing well with treatment. Could radon gas in our home have been the cause of her tumor?
Unlikely: The radiation from Radon gas affects primarily the lungs. It is unlikely to have caused the brain tumor. ...Read more
I smell gas in my nose for the past couple weeks I have had I might still have a sinus infec. Take amox.500 mg only 2 so far. Can this be a brain tumor?
Doubt: Jumping to the conclusion of brain tumor is extreme, especially with lack of any other symptoms. However, sinusitis is a reasonable assumption to treat in cases of cacosmia (strange smell). Continue to follow with your doctor as he works through this. As you alluded, 2 doses is too early. ...Read more
Feeling out of it. Slight dizziness. Indigestion, gassy, diarrhea, brain feels just. Really out of it. Shortness or breath, helps when gas is gone?
Dizziness at night past few days. Had brain CT 1.5 years ago which was clear. Feel faint feeling/neck pain. Excessive gas as well. Life threatening?
Can you get herpe on your lymph node in the throat and your brain if your stomuch pushes gas up to your head. And can this cause depression?
???: For a specialist to answer your question, it has to be a little more clear, can you rephrase it? ...Read more
Nausea, occasional vomiting, urge to pass gas or have bowel movement, but sometimes it won't pass, swelling, pain in left abdomen, fatigue, brain fog.
I ate jackfruit and it kinda taste gas but I didn't mind it coz others are fine. After hours, I felt sudden chest pain & coughed a bit & now am anxious?
Given haloperidol along with pantaprazole and itopride hcl for 2 months for gas problem. Stopped meds. My mind is not stable. Feeling hopeless sucidal.
Call mental health: Hotline and go directly to your local ER. Also call 911-NOW ...Read more
I've been having mild to severe headaches, nausea, bloating, foggy brained, gas and sensitivity/intolerance to various foods for several weeks.?
Many symptoms...: A person with many symptoms needs to see a primary care doctor. There may be one or more than one disorder causing the symptoms. A symptom diary is important. One can write down symptoms on a big calendar, along with what meds were taken, what foods/drinks were eaten, what activities were done, what improves / what worsens symptoms, etc... She can show the diary to the dr., to help the evaluation. ...Read more
I hurt my finger on a gas pump the other day. I thought I pinched it but in the back of my mind I'm afraid that maybe there was a needle there that was infected with something like hiv. How likely would I be to get infected with that?
You must see your Primary doctor as soon as possible - may need to go early to the nearest Emergency facility.
Unlikely that a needle was there but you must go and find out.
Hope all is OK., and don't delay!
Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more
It's complicated: The brain is a complex organ. Neuroscience, neurology, and engineering attempt to understand the anatomy and function of the brain from the genetic level all the way up to the organ level. Philosophy, psychiatry, and the humanities attempt to understand consciousness and the mind. ...Read more
Electricity: Nerve cells operate (signal) electrically. On the small scale (e.g. One neuron) electrical activity can be measured with very tiny instruments applied close to the nerve cell, which is invasive. The combined electrical activity of many neurons is recordable with non-invasive means, usually on the scalp, the tracing of which is "the brain wave". ...Read more
You cant.: Passing gas is normal and essential or you would pop. Bacteria in the colon make the gas, all 1000 trillion of them. It depends on the type you have and the ratio of one species to another. This is always changing with over 10000 different species of bacteria. Try probiotics as they might help. Certain foods increase. Gas, like legumes. ...Read more
Can you?: Passing gas is a normal biologic process. If gas forms in the gut, it usually has to find it's way to the end of the tunnel. Prevention of gas formation is one answer. Watch the foods your eat. High carbohydrate loads and foods such as cabbage, onion, beans and peas are high gas formers. Use a simethicone containing product to disperse the gas. Learn to be discrete and go to br often. ...Read more
Many: Are you on any medication? Many meds, especially those used having their main effects on the nervous system (ssri's, etc) can cause this. In addition, allergies, infections, tumors, and noxious agents can trigger them. I encourage you to see someone for an evaluation of this issue. ...Read more
Germs create gasses: The odor of flattus is derived from the gas produced by the germs that live in your digestive tract. Methane is one common product. The character of the odor is influenced by your diet and the variety of gasses produced by separate bacteria.The germs live off what is not absorbed during digestion. ...Read more
Avoid certain foods: Eating a healthy diet can cause gas due to excess fiber. Since humans don't digest the fiber, intestinal bacteria will eat it and make gas as a byproduct. "beano" enzyme may help. Another reason is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest lactose (milk sugar). "lactaid" tablets help. A third reason is sugar alcohols, like maltitol, that can cause gas. The doctor can look for other causes. ...Read more
Variety: "Spots" usually describes white matter lesions, which may be due to aging, prior head injury, smoking, high blood pressure, hardening of arteries, migraine, even multiple sclerosis. In other words, does it correlate with your symptoms prompting the study. Ask the doctor who ordered the study. ...Read more
Very Possibly: Mindfulness meditation especially may well help the brain. A recent report showed evidence of measurable changes in white matter associated with a part of the brain network related to self-regulation -- the anterior cingulate cortex -- after short exposure to focused meditation. The same changes did not occur after relaxation-oriented meditation. Http://tinyurl. Com/c8dpo3p. ...Read more