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Dr. Robert Roaney Dr. Roaney
Family Medicine
57 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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Possible causes of my head cramps?

Possible causes of my head cramps?

Headache causes: The cuases of headache are legion. Last time I looked, single spaced 3 pages. Common ones are migraines, tension, anxiety, sinusitis, mild head trauma, hypertension, eye strain, ear infection., prior cervical spine injury, central nervous system infection. The list goes on and on.

Dr. Andrea Brand Dr. Brand
Family Medicine
years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What cause cramps in your head which can last for 2mins?

What cause cramps in your head which can last for 2mins?

Headaches: Headaches can have a variety of causes. Suggest you see your doctor for evaluation.

Dr. Joseph Bouvier Dr. Bouvier
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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What causes sudden cramp in the head and neck?

What causes sudden cramp in the head and neck?

Muscle spasms: Are the most likely cause. Why this occurs can be related to many causes.

Dr. David Krulak Dr. Krulak
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Hi doc (s), I have just learnt that ibuprofen may cause kidney or/and liver problems. I took ibuprofen the past 3 days or so to ease cramps and noticed lately that my skin has become rather dull. May I know if this may be caused by ibuprofen not being exc

Hi doc (s), I have just learnt that ibuprofen may cause kidney or/and liver problems. I took ibuprofen the past 3 days or so to ease cramps and noticed lately that my skin has become rather dull. May I know if this may be caused by ibuprofen not being exc

Ibuprofen: In an otherwise healthy young woman, ibuprofen when taken as prescribed is unlikely to cause any significant problems. Skin dullness is more apt to be due to some other cause. However, if there is concern, a doctor could do simple testing to ensure kidney function.

Dr. Ayisha Gani Dr. Gani
Internal Medicine
years in practice
Madurai University, Tirunelveli Medical College
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Very liquid diahhrea smells like burnt hair. Middle& upper cramps/pain and nausea. Cause for concern or wait it out?

Very liquid diahhrea smells like burnt hair. Middle& upper cramps/pain and nausea. Cause for concern or wait it out?

Gastroenteritis: Usually self limiting, if prolongs more than 5 days need to be checked out for specific bugs and treated.

Dr. Uel Alexis Dr. Alexis
Pain Management
8 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Been getting a sharp pain and sometime a cramp in my neck when I yawn or open my mouth wide what could cause this?

Been getting a sharp pain and sometime a cramp in my neck when I yawn or open my mouth wide what could cause this?

TMJ: It is likely tmj. Try Ibuprofen or see an oral facial maxial surgeon. But please see a doctor if this is really affecting you.

Dr. Brad Goldenberg Dr. Goldenberg
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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When I'm in bed I can't sleep cause I feel like I have constant cramp in my legs and feet, but there's nothing wrong with them, isit my mind?

When I'm in bed I can't sleep cause I feel like I have constant cramp in my legs and feet, but there's nothing wrong with them, isit my mind?

Cramps: If your diet is calcium-deficient, or you exercise heavily in the evenings, cramping can be real after falling asleep. At your age, claudication, or cramping due to cardiac illness is very unlikely. As a female, you are past the age of rapid linear growth, which can cause 'growing pains'

Dr. Justin Greiwe Dr. Greiwe
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
8 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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It's like a sharp cramp feeling on the left side above my ear, in a half dollar coin sized area, doesn't last long and is random but getting it in the same spot for the past week. I do have a cold, could that be the cause?

It's like a sharp cramp feeling on the left side above my ear, in a half dollar coin sized area, doesn't last long and is random but getting it in the same spot for the past week. I do have a cold, could that be the cause?

Could be Rhinitis: Allergic rhinitis presents with a variety of symptoms including nasal congestion, running, ear fullness, itching (eyes and nose), and post-nasal drip that can resemble a cold. If you get "colds" every spring could be secondary to tree pollen (out now). Increased swelling and inflammation in sinuses can refer to ear and cause fullness/pain. I'm in your area if you need to be seen. Feel better.

Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh Dr. Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology
20 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Does travoprost eye drop cause abdominal cramps and pains?

Does travoprost eye drop cause abdominal cramps and pains?

Unlikely!: With prostaglandin analogues, there a host of unusual things that can happen, but given the limited volume and absorption, it is very unlikely that that is the source. Stop and see if the cramps go away. Then restart when feeling well and see if it recurs! If it does, then it is travaprost!

Dr. William Trattler Dr. Trattler
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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Can post-lasik prescription eye drops cause stomach cramps?

Can post-lasik prescription eye drops cause stomach cramps?

Eye drop side effect: It is rare for eye drops to cause stomach issues. While some eye drops can be absorbed into the body, the level of medicine is usually so low that it is unlikely to cause any adverse events. I would see your own medical doctor to explore whether there is an underlying cause for your condition.

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Dr. Donald Alves Dr. Alves
Emergency Medicine
20 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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I went to the doctor yesterday cause I have a lump on lip of vagina. She said its swollen gland. Now I have bad cramps. Can barely stand up or walk?

I went to the doctor yesterday cause I have a lump on lip of vagina. She said its swollen gland. Now I have bad cramps. Can barely stand up or walk?

Probably unrelated: But, if you are in severe pain and cannot stand or walk, then you need re-evaluated, usually in an ER. If no immediate ride in, then call an ambulance. If any possibility you are pregnant, then all the more potentially serious.

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Dr. Julie Abbott Dr. Abbott
Preventive Medicine
41 years in practice
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Eczema on face & stomach cramps come after eating kefir & ice cream. Cheese only cause constipation. Could I be allergic to dairy with diff symptoms?

Eczema on face & stomach cramps come after eating kefir & ice cream. Cheese only cause constipation. Could I be allergic to dairy with diff symptoms?

Not an allergy: Stomach cramps suggest lactose intolerance (LI) which develops when the small intestine does not make enough lactase, the enzyme needed to digest the lactose found in dairy products. Symptoms include nausea, diarrhea, cramps, bloating & gas. Your icon suggests you are black; LI is much more common in those of African descent. Limit lactose containing foods and try lactase enzymes or drops.

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What specific virus causes mild fever, cramps w/Diarr, runny nose, mild sore throat, nausea? Trying to determine length of this.

What specific virus causes mild fever, cramps w/Diarr, runny nose, mild sore throat, nausea? Trying to determine length of this.

I could list dozens: ...since your symptoms are nonspecific. Perhaps as good a judge as any as to the expected duration of your illness is to identify from whom you contracted it and determine how long it took them to recover. Tis the season for what you've described...

Dr. Joseph Gutman Dr. Gutman
Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc Dr. Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
State Medical University N Testemitanu of Republic of Moldova
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What are head cramps and are they dangerous?

Head cramps: Head cramps is not a common description of a problem. If you are referring to a sort of headache, please clarify it.

Dr. Nicholas Mexas Dr. Mexas
Internal Medicine
19 years in practice
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Iv been havin alot of head cramps then after I get a really bad head ACE what should I do.?

Iv been havin alot of head cramps then after I get a really bad head ACE what should I do.?

Seek help: Reasons for headaches vary from migraines to stress related and many other less common causes. You can treat occasional headaches with Tylenol (acetaminophen) or something like Motrin. If these headaches happen frequently I would see your doctor who will help figure out why this is happening and how to treat and possibly prevent them.

Dr. Paul Cohen Dr. Cohen
Family Medicine
24 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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L have cramps in the whole back and a feeling of hot and tension in the back of my head for 1 month.?

L have cramps in the whole back and a feeling of hot and tension in the back of my head for 1 month.?

Get to the doctor...: Your question is non-descript; these symptoms could be from a number of different causes so I would advise going to your health care provider and have him/her get to the bottom of it.

Dr. Evan Hirsch Dr. Hirsch
Integrative Medicine
5 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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My headaches feel like cramps and as if my head is going to explode all over the place. Any ideas?

My headaches feel like cramps and as if my head is going to explode all over the place. Any ideas?

Magnesium: Hi, Headaches caused by the muscles in your neck, face and scalp can be helped with high doses of magnesium. Take an epsom salt bath 2 cups for 30 mins every night and magnesium chelate 1 cap/night and increase until you get soft stool. This will be the amount of magnesium you should take daily. If this doesn't work, consult me to find the answer.

Dr. Vance Harris Dr. Harris
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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I got cramps in my head and I got pills for like stress from my Dr don't know if they work I can't sleep at night I messing it to stop?

I got cramps in my head and I got pills for like stress from my Dr don't know if they work I can't sleep at night I messing it to stop?

See your Doctor: Talk to your doctor if the pills to help reduce feelings of stress aren't working. Living in constant stress can't be easy and we know it is very unhealthy. Headaches can be common. Get your doctors help. This is hard to fix but well worth the effort. The next step is to followup and review treatment.