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Can Being Pregnant Cause Headaches
Yes: Pseudotumor cerebri (or idiopathic intracranial hypertension) seems to be associated with high estrogen levels typically seen in obesity and polycystiic ovarian syndrome. Since pregnancy is a high-estrogen condition, it is associated with a increased risk of pseudotumor cerebri. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/nervous_system_disorders/pseudotumor_cerebri_134, 57/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more
The top of my head (scalp) tends to stink when I have a headache. The smell was extremely worse when I was pregnant. What's the cause?
Not sure: Alice, c an your friends smell what you feel you are smelling? Some headaches do alter the smell sensation enhancing odors. ...Read more
19wks pregnant, used Sulfur 8 hair grease (which contains 2% sulfur) on my head last night and woke up w/a huge headache.
Could that be the cause?
I just found out i was pregnant and previously before finding out that i was pregnant i was taking gel liquid over-the-counter tablets for my headaches. I wanted to know did i cause harm to my baby? Also what do I take for pain/ headaches, while pregnan
Tylenol1000/reglan10: You are correct to be concerned; depending on which product you actually used, you may have exposed your early embryo to nsaids (aspirin, advil, aleve, motrin). Nsaids are contraindicated throughout pregnancy because they can lead to gastroschisis, cerebral palsy and other significant problems. Only use the combination of Acetaminophen 1000 mg with Metoclopramide 10 mg orally for headaches! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a persistent headache that wont go away with the use of tylenol and im 37 weeks and 5 days pregnant what could cause this?
I may be pregnant atleast I feel like it with nausea and headaches and bloating everyday. Can early pregnancy cause diahhrea?
Pregnancy + the poos: Yes it can pee on a stick end the mystery. ...Read more
From the past week would wake up with headaches. Some feelings like heartburn which causes me to feel nauseous. Food taste different and lost of appetite. Also feeling thirsty all the time. Pregnant?
Sharp stabbing pain in top of head was on and off for 30min. Clean MRI a month ago. Ice pick headache? 12wks pregnant. Common in preg? Causes? Worry?
Pregnant ; Headache: Sounds like a cluster ha. These can be common in pregnancy, but avoid taking any "migraine" medications, because they might not be safe for you. If they keep returning, tell your obstetrician. Otherwise, it may be a random event. When in doubt about any symptom during pregnancy, however trivial, always consult your ob. That is what they're there for! ...Read more
Headache and nauseous. What could be the cause? Is it lack of sleep? Im pretty sure im not pregnant.
Take pregnancy test: Unless you don't have sex or just recently took a pregnancy test, you could be pregnant. Many reasons for headache & nausea, most common being migraine. Go see your doctor for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. It's near impossible to practice 1st two from across the pacific, and i'm definitely not licensed to practice in philippines. So go see your doctor! ...Read more
17wks pregnant having headaches in the back of my left head and wrap around the top to behind my eye and the pain has been bad enough to cause nausea vom?
See doctor: You may want to make an appt to see your doctor asap, or go to urgent care now. If you have a h/o migraines, then this could be a migraine exacerbated by pregnancy. Anytime you have headache with vomiting, take it seriously and see a doctor right away. Doctor may prescribe meds, but you need an exam first. Make sure you drink lots of fluids, like water, as dehydration #1 cause headache. Good luck! ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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