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So I got bumps inside of my head but behind it and I'm overweight so I think it's the cause should I be worried about it?

So I got bumps inside of my head but behind it and I'm overweight so I think it's the cause should I be worried about it?

Obesity : Being overweight can cause you to produce fat cysts called lipomas. They will not cause you any harm but may enlarge and become unsightly. I would suggest you try to loose some weight as that may help ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

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Feeling like cross eyes for 20 seconds I'm male 25 yrs old overweight?

Feeling like cross eyes for 20 seconds I'm male 25 yrs old overweight?

Crossed eyes: Are usually related to an eye muscle imbalance or refractive problem like myopia or hyperopia ( near sighted, etc.) and commonly noted in children. If this is a new symptom in an adult, I would urge a full eye exam and possible neurology consultation to assess damage to the cranial nerves that control eye move ment. ...Read more

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My left eye hurts and I feel slightly weak. Could this be a stroke? I am only 15 but I am not very active or overweight at all and I eat quite healthy

My left eye hurts and I feel slightly weak. Could this be a stroke? I am only 15 but I am not very active or overweight at all and I eat quite healthy

Not likely: Those symptoms do not sound like a stroke. You could have a viral infection which may irritate the conjunctiva of your eye, and contribute to malaise (feeling weak). Please see your doctor for this or any related concerns. ...Read more

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Male, 45, overweight, has subconjunctival hemorrhages, both eyes, no coughing, no vomiting - for over 1 week now. What's with that?

Male, 45, overweight, has subconjunctival hemorrhages, both eyes, no coughing, no vomiting - for over 1 week now.  What's with that?

Leptospirosis?: See your doctor or a specialist, to determine what to do. For diagnoses such as leptospirosis, blood work needs to be done. Any exposures to animal waste? Adventure trips to hawaii? ...Read more

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I am slightly overweight, I have lots of floaters in my eyes, and my left big toe is slightly numb, do I have it?

I am slightly overweight, I have lots of floaters in my eyes, and my left big toe is slightly numb, do I have it?

You should see: A doctor for a complete work up. The two might be isolated episodes or you may have one problem that causes multiple symptoms i.E diabetes. ...Read more

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When ever i do a heavy work my heart beats really fast and have darkness in front of my eyes its because of iam over weight help me?

When ever i do a heavy work my heart beats really fast and have darkness in front of my eyes its because of iam over weight help me?

Overweight: Please contact your primary doctor as soon as possible. If you can, please let your boss know that you might need to slow down a bit. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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In the sun for 30 mins suddenly felt dizzy and my head was tingling. Back home now and still feel a little lightheaded. ? Im 30 a little overweight

In the sun for 30 mins suddenly felt dizzy and my head was tingling. Back home now and still feel a little lightheaded. ? Im 30 a little overweight

Many possibilities: Hello, I hope you are starting to feel better now. There are many possibilities that can cause your symptoms. It may be related to being in the sun or could be related to something you ate or a medication you took. Also, more serious things like a cardiac problem can't be ruled out. I hoe this helps. Seek further help if you are still experiencing your symptoms. ...Read more

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If I get bigger and overweight, will my head size get wider too?

If I get bigger and overweight, will my head size get wider too?

Head size and wt: I am assuming that you are a fully grown adult, your skull size will not increase in size. While there is some skin and minimal fat on the surface of the skull; there would be minimal / negligible < a quarter of an inch increase in size even in a very obese person. Therefore, no. ...Read more

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Im having small quick jolts of pain in my head and im 18 and little overweight and have sleep apnea, this happens alot, im afraid of stroke/hemmorage?

Im having small quick jolts of pain in my head and im 18 and little overweight and have sleep apnea, this happens alot, im afraid of stroke/hemmorage?

Headaches: Please discuss this with your physician as soon as possible. Have you been issued a cpap? If so are you wearing it? If not, that may be one of the causes of your pain. ...Read more

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I woke up with a sore head and tingling in my right arm shoulder to fingers ? I am overweight too

I woke up with a sore head and tingling in my right arm shoulder to fingers ? I am overweight too

SOUNDS LIKE: You may have a pinched nerve in your neck ....TRY SLEEPING WITHOUT A PILLOW... If the symptoms continue, this may require a neurologic examination... Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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I have severe throbbing pain in the back of my head (left side) while having an orgasm. I am a female, 49, overweight, with high blood pressure (on RX?

I have severe throbbing pain in the back of my head (left side) while having an orgasm. I am a female, 49, overweight, with high blood pressure (on RX?

See your doc: post-coital headaches or headaches with climax aren't that uncommon but given that you described it as severe Pls talk to your doctor. Sometimes there are red flag signs that could indicate a need for further workup ...Read more

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Should i go to the er, I have no health insurance? I am 24 years old and yes I am a little overweight and i smoke. For the past 3 days I have felt weak and very tired but i can't sleep. I'm dizzy most all the time but i get lightheaded when i turn my head

Should i go to the er, I have no health insurance? I am 24 years old and yes I am a little overweight and i smoke. For the past 3 days I have felt weak and very tired but i can't sleep. I'm dizzy most all the time but i get lightheaded when i turn my head

It's : It's been 4 days since you wrote in so if you're still feeling bad, yeah, it's best to get checked out. The big question, of course, is where? If you ever wonder whether you should go to the er, it's probably a good idea to go, assuming you have no family physician to contact. Certainly, you'll rarely hear from a physician online dissuading you from going. Too many unknowns in a stranger that we can't evaluate and would make us liable if we told you to stay home til the morning. The fact that you feel worse when you stand up w/your pulse increasing from 88 up to 104 suggests possible dehydration. Regardless, you need to get checked out. The fact that you have no health insurance has no impact on the need to get medical attention. There are many low cost, even free, health care options for those without health insurance (possibly even without a job). So rather than wait for some anonymous doctor to reassure you, go back online and look for your options. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had "sex" once, condom, only head went in, not pregnant. Last period was March 26. One before that was 3 wks late. Why so late? Stress? Overweight?

Had "sex" once, condom, only head went in, not pregnant. Last period was March 26. One before that was 3 wks late. Why so late? Stress? Overweight?

Some thoughts...: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… Seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. Pregnancy is the common cause of a missed period, if sexually active. ...Read more

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I have IIH and my neurologist doesn't know why. He's done a LP, MRI, and CT no signs of anything. I'm not overweight no head injury. Why IIH?

I have IIH and my neurologist doesn't know why. He's done a LP, MRI, and CT no signs of anything. I'm not overweight no head injury. Why IIH?

Idiopathic: As the name implies, idiopathic intracranial hypertension often has no identifiable cause. Treatment is still imperative to resolve symptoms & protect the brain and vital structures. ...Read more