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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Having loss of lordosis. Neck stiffness. Pain in left arm from neck to finger, back pain, ear pain, dizziness, headache, breast pain. Can it cause chest pain?

Having loss of lordosis. Neck stiffness. Pain in left arm from neck to finger, back pain, ear pain, dizziness, headache, breast pain. Can it cause chest pain?

Fibromyalgia?: 22/f with neck & back pain, arm pain with radiculopathy, dizziness, headaches, and chest/breast & ear pains has symptom constellation compatible with fibromyalgia. The pain patterns cross several separate soft tissue systems. See a Rheumatologist for a diagnosis & an Osteopath for soft tissue differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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What kind of treatments are there for tmj? Seems as if that might be the answer to why I'm feeling the ear pain dizziness n headaches over a year now?

What kind of treatments are there for tmj? Seems as if that might be the answer to why I'm feeling the ear pain dizziness n headaches over a year now?

Many treatments: Make sure you have ruled out inner ear problems, menere's disease, and neuro/vascular issues as well... Once a diagnosis has been made, treatments can include any combination of bite splints, orthodontics, bite balancing and restorative dentistry. Make sure you consult with someone who loves to do this type of care... ...Read more

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I've been having headaches dizziness and ear pain & teeth been hurting?

I've been having headaches dizziness and ear pain & teeth been hurting?

Tooth infection: It sounds like you have a tooth infection. You need to go to the dentist for an exam. If not, it can get worst and much more costly. Tooth aches from an abcess can give headaches, ear pain, and pain that travels. This tooth may need either a root canal, build up and crown or an extraction. ...Read more

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Dizziness, headache, ear pain, itchy ear but mostly dizziness. Ps: it's getting hot where I live. What could it be?

Dizziness, headache, ear pain, itchy ear but mostly dizziness. Ps: it's getting hot where I live. What could it be?

Dizzyness, etc: You could have an allergic problem involving your sinuses, giving you a postnasal drip which involves your ears which can make you dizzy and make your ears itch ...Read more

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I'm having recent ear pain. But also have been noticing constant headaches, often slurred speech, and dizziness when I turn around. Help?

I'm having recent ear pain. But also have been noticing constant headaches, often slurred speech, and dizziness when I turn around. Help?

Unilateral headache: Any new onset headache, ear pain which is unilateral and associated with slurred speech and dizziness are alarm signs that alert you to listen to your body and seek attention immediately. These sxs. Can be a result of central problems in the brain, inner ear migraines etc. As a primary physician after taking a proper history and physical would refer you to an ENT and neurologist for furthereval. ...Read more

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Recent cold. Head feels congested and feel not right, like I'm not here. Dizzy at times. Occasional ear pain and occasional headache. Very tired?

Cold complications: You may have a complication to the cold you have experienced. Occasionally a secondary infection ensues and causes a sinus infection or a middle ear infection or both. This could account for your main symptoms.
You should call your doctor to check you and see if you need treatment. ...Read more

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Ear pain, nausea, dizziness, slurred speech, and headaches. Not all the time but often enough to notice and be concerned of the symptoms. Suggestions?

Ear pain, nausea, dizziness, slurred speech, and headaches. Not all the time but often enough to notice and be concerned of the symptoms. Suggestions?

Time for Dr visit: The pattern you site could be as simple as migraines, emerging hypertension or worse. Your body is telling you things are not right. Get in to see a physician & provide as accurate a history as you can. Start writing down symptoms & questions now so you don't omit them when you go in. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cough ongoing for 3 weeks. Severe ear pain, pain on right side of abdomen, hot & cold flushes, severe headache, body aches nausea, dizziness, should I worry?

Cough ongoing for 3 weeks. Severe ear pain, pain on right side of abdomen, hot & cold flushes, severe headache, body aches nausea, dizziness, should I worry?

It's been 3 weeks?: You should be seen! Could be an ear infection (can do all that), but more likely something viral that needs symptoms controlled. Cannot say for sure w/o exam. See your dr or urgent care. ...Read more

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Hi I have acid reflux and gastritis but recently when I eat, I get headaches, dizzy and mild nausea with right ear pain. What could this be!?

Hi I have acid reflux and gastritis but recently when I eat, I get headaches, dizzy and mild nausea with right ear pain. What could this be!?

Site of reflux: It depends where the side of the reflux irritates. If it irritates the throat near the sea eustachian tube. Then you could get pain and some of these other areas. It is not uncommon for throat pain to also causing ear pain. If the reflux irritate you station to you could have middle ear involvement that could cause your dizziness. ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, and headaches? I know I'm not pregnant. I missed my period last Month and I don't have any ear pain.

What can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, and headaches? I know I'm not pregnant. I missed my period last Month and I don't have any ear pain.

Dizziness: If you are sexually active & missed your period make sure 1st that you are not pregnant. There are so many causes for dizziness. You need to see your Dr for evaluation & work up. Good luck ...Read more

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Yesterday, I was nauseous & had severe vertigo. Today, some dull ear pain, pressure, headache, pain behind eyes, and jaw pain. Still a little bit dizzy. Eyes a little sensitive to the light. I am 22 y/o & healthy. Not on any meds. What could this be?

Yesterday, I was nauseous & had severe vertigo. Today, some dull ear pain, pressure, headache, pain behind eyes, and jaw pain. Still a little bit dizzy. Eyes a little sensitive to the light. I am 22 y/o & healthy. Not on any meds. What could this be?

Sinusitis?: Your many symptoms fairly common in Sinusitis and Otitis Media (ear infections)Some classical symptoms of Sinusitis is head and ear pressure; vertigo; jaw pain; (Many pts. First see a Dentist thinking it's an abscess).Can have nausea from post nasal drainageRecommend nasal saline spray, moist heat to face, increase humidification. If no better need to see Doc for antibiotics +possible steroids. ...Read more

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Severe forehead headache, neck pain, ear pain, dizzy head very heavy is it a combination of sinus and tension headache? Eyes heavy too. Spin sensation

Severe forehead headache, neck pain, ear pain, dizzy head very heavy is it a combination of sinus and tension headache? Eyes heavy too. Spin sensation

See a doctor: I'm sorry, but we can't diagnose you from online. Please see a physician who can properly take your history, examine you, and treat you. Please do this as soon as you can -- sinus infections can worsen if not addressed. Be well. ...Read more

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I have a encephalocele from a hole in my tegmen. After flying I have salty water draining down my throat and worsening headache/dizziness ear pain?

I have a encephalocele from a hole in my tegmen. After flying I have salty water draining down my throat and worsening headache/dizziness ear pain?

Headache: Your story doesn't sound right. Do you mean tagmen Tympani? You have brain protruding into the middle ear space (encephalocele)?, are you suggesting you have CSF leak and given this condition you have been flying? Does your doctor know that? I suggest you contact your neurologist and go to ER immediately. In the meantime, do not blow your nose and if you cough or sneeze, do it with your mouth open ...Read more

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Sore throat, joint pain, headache, cough, ear pain and pressure, dizziness, and nausea for 2 days now?

Sore throat, joint pain, headache, cough, ear pain and pressure, dizziness, and nausea for 2 days now?

Seasonal Flu: Stay hydrated, get enough rest and and use OTC decongestants. If it does not resolve in 10-14 days, or it keeps getting worse see your doctor. ...Read more

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Earache and headache. Feeling of pressure in my brain., ears are clogged pain behind eyes, and sometime I feel a slight dizziness. Brain tumor??

Earache and headache. Feeling of pressure in my brain., ears are clogged pain behind eyes, and sometime I feel a slight dizziness. Brain tumor??

Below: At your age, it is more likely to be caused by an ear or sinus problem.
Just make an apt with your DR if it continues, and with an exam you will get a accurate DX ...Read more

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I've had a headache for 3 days! The pain is all round my head but the worst pain in my forehead! I feel dizzy when I stand up and I have an earache in both ears, a tight chest and extremely sore throat! My headache, throat and chest are the worst though, e

I've had a headache for 3 days! The pain is all round my head but the worst pain in my forehead! I feel dizzy when I stand up and I have an earache in both ears, a tight chest and extremely sore throat! My headache, throat and chest are the worst though, e

Viral syndrome: It sounds like your symptoms are more than you can handle at home. You've tried taking over-the-counter therapies like Paracetamol? You should call your doc since you have dizziness and could be dehydrated. I recommend chicken soup, fluids, and REST until you can be seen. You need something for the chest too-like an inhaler (albuterol). Limit stress and sleep well to avoid these type of infections ...Read more

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I have dizziness with pressure in head no fever, earache, or sinus problems and I have headaches daily do it is not that. What could this be?

I have dizziness with pressure in head no fever, earache, or sinus problems and I have headaches daily do it is not that. What could this be?

Exam: See you doctor for a good exam and see if you any investigations to help diagnose the cause of your dizziness and head pressure. Make sure you have your blood pressure checked. All the best. ...Read more

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Srry shld have put more detail I've had throat ear pain vertigo for days it's allergies went to doc thurs now headache body aches and nausea?

Srry shld have put more detail I've had throat ear pain vertigo for days it's allergies went to doc thurs now headache body aches and nausea?

More: The new symptoms are not consistent with allergies. Really none of symptoms sound like classic allergy picture. Something is going on. Finish HealthTapping and proceed to urgent care or ER. You need a physical exam and sound sick. ...Read more

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What can I do?! I'm experiencing inner ear pain and severe dizziness?

What can I do?! I'm experiencing inner ear pain and severe dizziness?

See a physician: Unfortunately, there are many conditions that can cause those symptoms, from very mild (like ear infections, sinus infections, etc.) to more serious. Balance and dizziness problems are often due to conditions in the inner ear, but not always. It also depends what you are doing at the time (rest, with activity, etc.). I would absolutely recommend seeing your physician. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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I have been experiencing dizziness and ear pain for nearly 3 weeks now. On my third course of antibiotics and no improvement. Any advice?

I have been experiencing dizziness and ear pain for nearly 3 weeks now. On my third course of antibiotics and no improvement. Any advice?

Specialist: If you have taken 3 rounds of antibiotics appropriately and are still experiencing symptoms, evaluation by a specialist (ENT/Ear, Nose, Throat) would be the logical next step. ...Read more

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Had ear pain 2 mo. Ago, put alcohol in and got better, but after week had cold with dizziness. 2 mo. Latter only dizziness returned. Why?

Had ear pain 2 mo. Ago, put alcohol in and got better, but after week had cold with dizziness. 2 mo. Latter only dizziness returned. Why?

Different Structures: Ear pain and changes in hearing are separate anatomically from dizziness and vertigo pain that responds to a little water/alcohol mix suggests the ear canal. A cold and dizziness can affect the middle ear by changing function of the eustacian tube (middle ear) and associated labyrinthitis (vestibular apparatus responsible in part for our balance) which is not part of the hearing mechanism. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I have dizziness, ear pain, throat ache weird feeling?

Should I be concerned if I have dizziness, ear pain, throat ache weird feeling?

See a physician: Unfortunately, there are many conditions that can cause those symptoms, from very mild (like ear infections, sinus infections, etc.) to more serious. It also can depend what you are doing at the time that the symptoms come on (at rest, with activity, after eating, etc.). I would absolutely recommend seeing your physician. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more