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My eight year old son was complaining of a severe headache and then soon after vomited ... He said he hurt his head after a fall at soccer practice ?

My eight year old son was complaining of a severe headache and then soon after vomited ... He said he hurt his head after a fall at soccer practice ?

Common issue: A kid can have headaches to the severity of migraines off & on for up to 2 weeks after a head trauma & these may be associated with vomiting. If he had any loss of consciousness at the time of injury, or difficulty remembering the incident i would consider it a sign of a concussion worthy of an office visit. If normal & no persistence or increase in problems it may be ok to monitor at home. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

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


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Constant headaches getting worse 2 years after a fall onto head from 15-20ft, doctor doesn't listen to me, i don't take painkillers, what should I do?

Constant headaches getting worse 2 years after a fall onto head from 15-20ft, doctor doesn't listen to me, i don't take painkillers, what should I do?

May be chronic HA: After 2 years, you may have developed chronic daily headaches. You should be seen by a neurologist to determine if you are having migraine type headaches or muscle tension type headaches and then to devise an appropriate treatment plan which woukd not use painkillers. ...Read more

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Im still having neck and head pain, while walking sometimes i bc dizzy and fall. I went to the er for the pain but they didnt have an mri machine help?

Im still having neck and head pain, while walking sometimes i bc dizzy and fall. I went to the er for the pain but they didnt have an mri machine help?

The ER: is geared toward diagnosing life threatening emergencies, and may not have every diagnostic test available. Chronic issues and less acute issues are actually better worked up by a family doctor. Consider seeing one ASAP to get a complete exam and maybe an MRI if they feel it is needed. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Bad fall, brain bleed. In hospital. Dr put on Decadron and Seraquel. Low BP because of seraquel. Would this cause buzzing sound in head? Pain in head?

Bad fall, brain bleed. In hospital. Dr put on Decadron and Seraquel. Low BP because of seraquel. Would this cause buzzing sound in head? Pain in head?

Is that you? : Or asking on someone else's behalf? After a fall several strange symptoms would start to appear, in the hospital frequent exams would be done to assess status, Decadron is given to help shrink swollen tissues in the head after trauma or surgery, let it take its course, trust the treating team, ...Read more

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I took a fall sunday n hit my head have no signs of anything except little headache am i ok? I have doctor appt this monday it's thursday now

I took a fall sunday n hit my head have no signs of anything except little headache am i ok? I have doctor appt this monday it's thursday now

Likely you are okay: but you should still be seen by our doc to rule out any issues. As your question is brief it's hard to say with absolute certainty there is no issue. Since you only have a small headache though likely okay, but still get seen on Monday. Best of luck! ...Read more

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For the past fortnight I have had a headache which seems to be on my right side all the way to the back of my head, sometimes it's bearable but other times my right side throbs I get sharp pains and it's, it's uncomfortable to fall asleep as if I sleep on

For the past fortnight I have had a headache which seems to be on my right side all the way to the back of my head, sometimes it's bearable but other times my right side throbs I get sharp pains and it's, it's uncomfortable to fall asleep as if I sleep on

Tension migraines : Tension migraines worsen as the day progresses. The muscles of the neck and scalp spasm and lead to a vice like tension across the head. Often the headaches will predominate on one side. Treatments to relax the muscles are the best remedy. Finding the cause and treating it will eliminate the headaches. See a headache expert for evaluation. ...Read more