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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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What could cause fever, headache, backache, nausea, and fatigue?

What could cause fever, headache, backache, nausea, and fatigue?

Viral infection: Most likely sounds like viral infection. If you haven't been exposed to anyone with similar symptoms and especially do not improve in 24 hours get checked out for flu. ...Read more

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Fever, shaking, nausea, fatigue, headache, chills, sweats, body aches?

Fever, shaking, nausea, fatigue, headache, chills, sweats, body aches?

Maybe influenza.: According to mayo clinic flu sxs may include “fever over 100f (38c), aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, chills ; sweats, headache, dry cough, fatigue and weakness, nasal congestion.”. ...Read more

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Low grade fever, severe headache, stiff neck, nausea, fatigue for past 24 hours. Headache is gone but still have the rest of symptoms?

Low grade fever, severe headache, stiff neck, nausea, fatigue for past 24 hours. Headache is gone but still have the rest of symptoms?

Viral syndrome: It sounds as if you've picked up one of the several viruses that have been going around. If you can keep fluids down and your fever under control, you should be fine. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I would like to know what cause cramps, slight fever, bloating, frequent peeing, headaches, fatigue, and nausea.

I would like to know what cause cramps, slight fever, bloating, frequent peeing, headaches, fatigue, and nausea.

Diagnoses: The symptoms you describe can fit into several categories. Diagnoses are not made by listening to only a few noted symptoms, but by obtaining a full history, past medical records, physical exam and perhaps labs. See a doctor and be evaluated professionally. Answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

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Lethargy for 2 wks, body core cold, chills the next week. Last 3 days all of that plus, nausea, vomiting, chills worse, some headaches. But no fever?

Lethargy for 2 wks, body core cold, chills the next week. Last 3 days all of that plus, nausea, vomiting, chills worse, some headaches. But no fever?

Infection?: Your symptoms sound most consistent with some kind of infection, but it is impossible to tell over just a text message what you are specifically dealing with. You need to see your primary care doctor for evaluation and treatment. Since it has already been going on for two weeks, I would not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Started Sprintec bc about a week ago and have been so sick since! What can I do to help this? Fatigue/gas/nausea/vomiting/low fever/headache! Help!

Started Sprintec bc about a week ago and have been so sick since! What can I do to help this? Fatigue/gas/nausea/vomiting/low fever/headache! Help!

Can you wait?: Have you ever been on hormones before? Usually symptoms will subside after a few weeks because everyone's body is different. If it doesn't improve then I would switch your combination. ...Read more

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I got a tick and my symptoms are headache fever nausea and fatigue I was wondering if it is Lyme disease or just the flu and should I go to the doctor?

I got a tick and my symptoms are headache fever nausea and fatigue I was wondering if it is Lyme disease or just the flu and should I go to the doctor?

See you physician: I woudl see your doctor now and get treated early. If it is tick related the proper antibiotics can stop it. There are other diseases that ticks can cause besides Lyme disease. See your physician ...Read more

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Been sick for 5 days. Fever, chills, cough, fatigue, headache, body aches, sore throat, not much mucus, some nausea. When should I see a dr?

Been sick for 5 days. Fever, chills, cough, fatigue, headache, body aches, sore throat, not much mucus, some nausea. When should I see a dr?

Good question.: Sounds like you might have the flu. There is no necessity to see the doc unless you take a sudden turn for the worse, have progressive symptoms or serious symptoms (shortness of breath, inability to keep down fluids, lethargy, etc.). These virtually always resolve. Go Seahawks! ...Read more

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I have mild nausea, an inconsistent sore throat, no rash, headache, or fever, but I do have congestion, minimal cough, aches, fatigue?

I have mild nausea, an inconsistent sore throat, no rash, headache, or fever, but I do have congestion, minimal cough, aches, fatigue?

Viral illness: You probably have an upper respiratory infection. Symptomatic care such as fluids and antipyretics are in order as well as saline nose drops for the nose and cough.A vaporizer and plenty of rest are also very helpful. ...Read more

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7w pregnant, sore throat, chills, 100.6 fever, nausea/vomiting, headache, fatigue for 3 days now. How can I feel better without taking any medication?

7w pregnant, sore throat, chills, 100.6 fever, nausea/vomiting, headache, fatigue for 3 days now. How can I feel better without taking any medication?

Acute illness: This sounds viral, but getting a throat culture would be reasonable, and if positive for Strep then penicillin therapy is entirely safe during pregnancy. Suggest bed rest, lots of fluids, and massages from your partner. Best wishes for you to recovery quickly. ...Read more

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I have mild nausea, ache\fatigue, congestion, inconsistent sore throat, little to no cough, no headache rash or fever any ideas?

I have mild nausea, ache\fatigue, congestion, inconsistent sore throat, little to no cough, no headache rash or fever any ideas?

Nausea, aches, sorethr: Many possibilities. May be minor infection, e.g. A viral infection, or it may be connected to your menstrual cycle and hormone changes. Monitor yourself closely and if you suffer increasing illness, call your doctor. ...Read more

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Nausea & loss of appetite. Also frequent urination, fatigue, upset stomach, headache. No fever or vomiting. On day 9. Symptoms started very suddenly. No history of GI issues. Could it be a virus?

Nausea & loss of appetite. Also frequent urination, fatigue, upset stomach, headache. No fever or vomiting. On day 9. Symptoms started very suddenly. No history of GI issues. Could it be a virus?

Possibly: Those symptoms could be related to a viral infection but there are also several other things that could be the cause. Since the symptoms are persisting a visit with your medical provider for a full history, physical and lab work would be indicated. ...Read more

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Sore, red throat, swollen tonsils, but no white spots. Hurts to swallow. Headache, nausea, fatigue, and a bad cough. No fever but chills. Any ideas?

Viral vs bacterial: You should follow up with a medical professional. The symptoms are consistent with a viral infection but you should rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Flu like symptoms chills, major fatigue, headache coughing congestion no fever. Flu test was negative but feels like the flu?

Flu like symptoms chills, major fatigue, headache coughing congestion no fever. Flu test was negative but feels like the flu?

Flu: The test Is not. 100% accurate. I would treat it as flu. Take 2 extra strength Tylinol every 4 hours, Push fluids and rest. The symptoms should gradually disappear but if not see physician again ...Read more

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My symptoms are: fever, aches, chills, shaking, lethargy, disorientation, an sometimes headache. It happens a few times a month for a few days. Help?

My symptoms are: fever, aches, chills, shaking, lethargy, disorientation, an sometimes headache. It happens a few times a month for a few days. Help?

Get checked out: The symptoms you describe could result from a host of medical problems including bacterial, viral, metabolic et. C. The best way to determine the cause will be to have you fully evaluated by a doctor, preferably your pcp. ...Read more

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I got extremely fatigued a high fever with confusion, dizziness, aches, bad chills, headache, now moved into coughing up green mucus, is this pnemonia?

I got extremely fatigued a high fever with confusion, dizziness, aches, bad chills, headache, now moved into coughing up green mucus, is this pnemonia?

Severe infection: I agree that this is either severe bronchitis or bronchitis with pneumonia and in either case go directly to the ER or UC clinic. You will need a chest xray, blood tests and aggressive antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Are a fever, severe headache, leg and ankle joint pain, chills, tiredness common symptoms of the flu?

Are a fever, severe headache, leg and ankle joint pain, chills, tiredness common symptoms of the flu?

Yes, all of that: The most common symptoms of influenza a are fever, sore throat and cough, but most people just feel awful and might be best described as feeling like they've been run over by a truck, or maybe they'd have preferred that to the way they feel. Get medical attention soon, because you can take antivirals within 48 hous that can shorten the duration illness and reduce the risk of complications. ...Read more

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What I felt after taking naproxen dizzy, sleep nausea no appetite vomit liquids, fever 101.4, fatigued chills thirsty caugh dry lips?

What I felt after taking naproxen dizzy, sleep nausea no appetite vomit liquids, fever 101.4, fatigued chills thirsty caugh dry lips?

May or my not be na: This may or not be due to naproxen. The nausea can be but oherwise this is either an alllergic reaction to naproxen or some other problem for which you intially took the naroxen. You can ask your physician to help carify the problem. ...Read more

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I have severe body aches, chills then fever, slight nausea, exhaustion. No cold, no headache...Am baffled as to what is wrong.

I have severe body aches, chills then fever, slight nausea, exhaustion. No cold, no headache...Am baffled as to what is wrong.

Sun stroke/viral: C ur pcp 4 an exam & labs. Been hot in the east & 2 much sun can b a cause. In the mean time keep well hydrated, gatorade or similar also 4 electrolytes while u wait 2 b cn. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing dull/sharp pain in lower right back for two weeks, a few instances of nausea and feverish chills, and headaches. Is this serious?

? infection: Low back pain without fever could be many things. But if it truly associated with the fever and chills, then a pelvic infection can be much more likely. Get an urgent consult with your doctor ...Read more

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Headache light headed nausea fatigue of this the flu?

Headache light headed nausea fatigue of this the flu?

Symptoms: You may have the flue, in which case drink lots of fluids and stay hydrated. May also be symptoms of a migraine. If it continues for more than 1-2 days, call your doctor. ...Read more

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Flu for 5 days despite of flu shot. Still have fever, aches, chills, no appetite, mild cough, headache, exhaustion. Still contagious? How long?

Flu for 5 days despite of flu shot. Still have fever, aches, chills, no appetite, mild cough, headache, exhaustion. Still contagious? How long?

See your doctor.: One of the biggest problems from the flu is the chance of secondary bacterial infections, including sinusitis and pneumonia. Fever for 3-4 days can be normal, but with 5 days of it, it is time to be seen. You are contagious for 5-7 days after the onset of symptoms. If you have shortness of breath, dizziness, blurry vision, go to the ER. The vaccine only protects 60% of folks. ...Read more

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How long after receiving ivig can you experience side effects like headaches nausea fatigue bodyches (flu like) symptoms?

How long after receiving ivig can you experience side effects like headaches nausea fatigue bodyches (flu like) symptoms?

3 days: A 56 year old female received IVIG, now with headaches, nausea, fatigue, and bodyaches. Usually these symptoms last no more than 3 days, but I have had patients that have had these side effects for 5 days after infusion. Try tylenol (acetaminophen) for the headaches and bodyaches. If the symptoms persist beyond that, please see your primary care physician or the physician who prescribed the IVIG. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

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Nausea (Definition)

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