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The last couple days I've had a minor headache. Now I started seeing zigzag lines, in color. What could be wrong?

The last couple days I've had a minor headache. Now I started seeing zigzag lines, in color. What could be wrong?

Zigzag lines: Zigzag lines that last a few minutes often followed by a headache may be due to migraine but anytime you have new symptoms they should be checked out by a doctor to insure they don't indicate something more serious. ...Read more

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Well, the last couple days I've actually relaxed and a minor headache. But today, I started seeing zigzag lines, like prism?

Well, the last couple days I've actually relaxed and a minor headache. But today, I started seeing zigzag lines, like prism?

Fortification lines: This is actually one of the classically described migraine auras, referred to as "fortification spectra." use these visual symptoms as a cue to take your abortive medications, and you may be able to eliminate the headache that follows. ...Read more

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I'm seeing floating black specks what causes this?

I'm seeing floating black specks what causes this?

May be floaters: Floaters are due to imperfections in the clear gel inside the eyeball, and tend to become noticeable as a person ages. Floaters occur in many people, and sometimes are more noticeable if one is looking at a plain blank surface such as a blue sky. Large numbers of floaters, noticeably increasing floaters, flashes of light, changes in vision, etc..., should be evaluated by an md eye doctor. ...Read more

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What causes you to see bright lights when you have migraines?

What causes you to see bright lights when you have migraines?

Aura: The bright lights or "scintillating scotomata" are due to dysfunction over the occipital lobe of the brain, and a response to the emerging neurochemical changes which proceed from back of brain forwards, eventuating in the full blown headache. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the cause of seeing dots with headaches?

Help please? What is the cause of seeing dots with headaches?

May be aura: Some migraine events, "classical" migraine, have visual events called auras, with bright sparkling lights blocking vision, but often, portions of visual field can be blocked by visual scotomata. See a neurologist and get this assessed. ...Read more

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What could cause me to smell weird smells and see weird colors?

What could cause me to smell weird smells and see weird colors?

May be infection: You may have infection, but you need to clarify your source which is what part of body. You need evaluation. ...Read more

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Can headaches cause you to see things move that ain't really there?

Can headaches cause you to see things move that ain't really there?

Headaches: It is common to see wavy lines and other sensations of movements with headaches, especially migraines. If this is a new symptom fir you it would be wise to be examined by your physician. ...Read more

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I just started seeing spots all of a sudden. What could cause this?

I just started seeing spots all of a sudden. What could cause this?

More info needed: Could be a lot of things. If they shimmer, move around and you get a headache might be migraine. If it's just one eye go get checked now particularly if the spots seem to flash. If it reminds you of a bug flying around could be a harmless "floater." I'm assuming these are spots before your eyes and not spots like a rash. ...Read more

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Which symptoms caused you to see your dr., to discover high prolactin levels?

Which symptoms caused you to see your dr., to discover high prolactin levels?

Several: High prolactin can cause a number of symptoms especially in women. The most common and notable is missed periods and infertility. There can be milk or breast discharge and if due to a large tumor in the pituitary headaches, decreased libido or loss of peripheral vision. ...Read more

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What could cause someone to see small, bright dots of light in their field of vision?

What could cause someone to see small, bright dots of light in their field of vision?

May be serious: Bright dots are potentially a sign of a retinal tear or detachment and immediate evaluation is indicated. Other possible causes include intraocular inflammation and stimulation of the retina due to normal aging changes of the vitreous gel in the back of the eye. If you are currently seeing bright dots, call an eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I am seeing thousands of tiny sparks across my field of vision. What could cause that?

I am seeing thousands of tiny sparks across my field of vision. What could cause that?

See below: It could be a retinal tear or detachment, an ocular migraine, a vitreous detachment, among other things. You must see an ophthalmologist. Preferably a retina specialist, right away. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of when I do toilet from behin I see blood? How can I stop it? (a guy)

What can be the cause of when I do toilet from behin I see blood? How can I stop it? (a guy)

Rectal Bleeding: Rectal bleeding may have a # of causes to include: hemorrhoids, anal fissure, fistula, polyp, cancer, or inflammation or infection of GI tract. Please see your physician to get this checked.
Once the cause is determined - then tx plan can be developed. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi there. Since I get my son in 2010 I haven't seeing my cycle regular what can be the possible causes?

Hi there. Since I get my son in 2010 I haven't seeing my cycle regular what can be the possible causes?

Gynecologist: When a woman does not return to having regular cycles after a delivery, and especially when it lasts for years, it should be thoroughly investigated by a doctor. There is no quick answer. ...Read more

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Sometimes, usually at night, I see strange colorful specks in front of my field of vision--what causes this?

Sometimes, usually at night, I see strange colorful specks in front of my field of vision--what causes this?

See below: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What would cause seeing prisms in eyesight with no headache? It's blocking part of my vision. Is it worrisome?

What would cause seeing prisms in eyesight with no headache? It's blocking part of my vision. Is it worrisome?

Please see a doctor.: Your symptoms can be from what we call floaters in the fluid behind the lens or it can also be from a detached retina, which is a serious condition needing immediate attention. Please see an ophthalmologist or go to E.R. or urgent care for evaluation right away. ...Read more

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For a few minutes I was seeing green spots. They are gone but I have never had this before. What causes that?

For a few minutes I was seeing green spots. They are gone but I have never had this before. What causes that?

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with sick euthyroid. What tests should I ask to have ran to see the cause of my sick euthyroid?

See Endocrinologist: Sick euthyroid occurs in people with significant other illnesses. "significant" means renal failure, sepsis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel, etc. The "other illness" is usually obvious, not subtle. The change in thyroid hormones is a way for the body to slow down while you recover. Not sure how this "diagnosis" was made but you should see a board certified endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to constantly keep your pH range steady? I'm trying to see is this could be a cause of getting UTIs frequently.

Vigorous intercourse: Usually the body foes a pretty good job of keeping the pH steady. You can acidify the urine with cranberry juice. Another possible reason for the problem might be vigorous intercourse which may push the bacteria into the bladder and cause your infections ...Read more

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What can cause streaky vision? When objects move across my field of vision I see a trail of the object, especially in high contrast areas.

What can cause streaky vision? When objects move across my field of vision I see a trail of the object, especially in high contrast areas.

Vitreous floaters: What you describe may be a new object floating in the fluid in the back of your eye. It is important for you to get your eyes looked at to be sue you are not developing a retinal tear or detachment. ...Read more

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What can cause falls when there's no snow outside and you're walking and all of a sudden you fall and didn't see anything to trip over? Is it medical?

What can cause falls when there's no snow outside and you're walking and all of a sudden you fall and didn't see anything to trip over? Is it medical?

Falls: Although unexplained falling may have a neurologic or orthopedic basis, if you have no other obvious symptoms or problems like lightheaded episodes, vertigo attacks or knee joint instability, in my opinion it's unlikely that a neurological or general physical examination will shed any light on your falling. However if you note lingering unsteadiness or confused feeling after falling get examined. ...Read more

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I smoke 0-3 cig per day (1 year).In 3 days I'm having a bloodtest made cause I been really tired for a while, will they see in the test that I smoke?

I smoke 0-3 cig per day (1 year).In 3 days I'm having a bloodtest made cause I been really tired for a while, will they see in the test that I smoke?

If they test for it: Which they probably aren't. Smoking robs you of oxygen by increasing carbon monoxide in the blood, and certainly could be contributing to your fatigue. Very few people can keep their smoking at such a low level, and the odds are very good that the number of cigarettes you smoke will increase over time. Your doctors can't find answers when you are not honest with them. Please stop smoking. ...Read more

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There is a tear part of my hymen and I can see a small hole on it and its slightly painful, what causes this and what should I do? Still a Virgin btw

There is a tear part of my hymen and I can see a small hole on it and its slightly painful, what causes this and what should I do? Still a Virgin btw

You don't need to: Do anything unless it is bothering you. A female's hymen is not likely to be competely intact at age 18. If there were no holes in the hymen - blood would not be able to exit the body during your period. On the other hand, If you are having continual pain - get it checked out. ...Read more