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Thalassemia And Hemoglobinopathy (Definition)

Thalassemia is a type of hemoglobinopathy. It is inherited from one or both of your parents. There are many kind of thalassemia. Most causes anemia (low red blood cell count). Anemia couod be severe requiring blood. Taking iron does not cure the disease. Thalassemia is common in people living in the mediteranian countries, africa, middle east, india, and sotheastern asia such ...Read more


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Went to my dr cause had head pressure, and dizzyness. She said was sinuses. Gave me nuerological test said it was fine good sign. What do they prove?

Went to my dr cause had head pressure, and dizzyness. She said was sinuses. Gave me nuerological test said it was fine good sign. What do they prove?

Causes: A full neurological examination is done to look for an underlying neurological cause for symptoms. It sounds like your pcp thinks you have a sinus problem. ...Read more

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My ENT ordered a MRI because I have constant head pressure and dizziness. The results indicated possible IIH. Am wondering how serious this is and if their are any signs that warrant an ER visit that I should look out for while I wait to see a neuro.

My ENT ordered a MRI because I have constant head pressure and dizziness. The results indicated possible IIH. Am wondering how serious this is and if their are any signs that warrant an ER visit that I should look out for while I wait to see a neuro.

Not ER visit: the failure symptoms and ER visit would not be helpful as you already know the diagnosis. You might benefit from asking the neurology practice what you should do if you have symptoms and they may have a better route for you.
the intracranial hypertension may need medical or even surgical intervention, but this is way beyond anything they can do in the emergency room. ...Read more

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I oversleep more than 12 hours... 8 PM to 11AM. Having head pressure and dizziness. I have to wait 2 months to see a Neurologist. Frustrated. Advice?

I oversleep more than 12 hours... 8 PM  to 11AM. Having head pressure and dizziness. I have to wait 2 months to see a Neurologist. Frustrated. Advice?

See your primary : Your symptoms are not very specific. Please see your primary care to make sure basic lab work has been checked including your thyroid function tests. Otherwise, you should still see the neurologist. ...Read more

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Is been a month that i been experiencing continuous head pressure dizziness and weakness. Is this normal?

Is been a month that i been experiencing continuous head pressure dizziness and weakness. Is this normal?

Not normal: Many reasons for symptoms. Should see physician possibly neurologist or family practitioner for physical examination and possible blood and image testing.There are 128 conditions associated with dizziness, fatigue, headache and weakness (generalized). Sometimes metabolic problems than can be corrected. Sometimes infection, anemia, neurologic problem etc. ...Read more

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Been on lexapro (escitalopram) for almost 8 weeks and this week have head pressure, brain popping and dizziness on and off. Could lexapro (escitalopram) be cause? Please advise

Been on lexapro (escitalopram) for almost 8 weeks and this week have head pressure, brain popping and dizziness on and off. Could lexapro (escitalopram) be cause? Please advise

Lexapro (escitalopram): Lexapro (escitalopram) has some side effects, and can even be experienced after taking for awhile. Some dizziness, lightheadedness, and even some head congestion are on the side effect profile. If it worsens go to the ER for an evaluation, or if not getting better in the next few days, I recommend seeing your personal physician. ...Read more

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My symptoms: feels like I need to sneeze but can't. Tickle in my nose and head. Ear and head pressure, dizzy, what's wrong?

My symptoms: feels like I need to sneeze but can't. Tickle in my nose and head. Ear and head pressure, dizzy, what's wrong?

TOS: is there family/personal history of migraines or seizures ? Has there been a concussion or whiplash injury? These may be symptoms of costoclavicular compression of your brachial plexus if you have had an injury or have a straight neck. Should be checked out by a saavy neurologist ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth cause head pressure, dizziness and neck pain?

Can wisdom teeth cause head pressure, dizziness and neck pain?

Unlikely: It's unlikely. See a physician to rule out medical causes first. ...Read more

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I am 21 years old I have been not well for about a week now. The main points are shooting pains and pressure in head and dizziness?

I am 21 years old I have been not well for about a week now. The main points are shooting pains and pressure in head and dizziness?

Headache types?: You could use a really good thorough history and physical in order to define the types of headaches that you may have...tension type, migraine, or vertiginous migraine. ...Read more

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I recently started to workout again and I never had any problems in till now. After cardio my head feels pressure and I feel dizzy and tired what coul?

I recently started to workout again and I never had any problems in till now. After cardio my head feels pressure and I feel dizzy and tired what coul?

Head or Heart: Symptoms after exercise may come from a number of conditions. Possibilities include: high blood pressure, anemia, dehydration, irregular heart beat and others. Seeing a doctor for discussion and evaluation is needed to exclude potentially serious causes of these symptoms.. ...Read more

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Does congestive heart desease cause pressure in head, dizziness and small headaches?

Does congestive heart desease cause pressure in head, dizziness and small headaches?

Cardiac congestion: Congestive heart failure (CHF) commonly can cause one of these 3 symptoms--dizziness. This is because the blood pressure is usually low, and can be made lower by the diuretics used to treat chf; it also tends to be fast. Both of these factors predispose to dizziness. The other 2 symptoms are not commonly due to chf, but are common with many of the medications used to treat chf. ...Read more

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Pressure around mid section with back pain and burning/tingling sensation. Really strange feeling of pressure in head and dizziness/lightheadedness?

Pressure around mid section with back pain and burning/tingling sensation. Really strange feeling of pressure in head and dizziness/lightheadedness?

Midsection pressure: May be gallbladder or GERD/ reflux. try OTC ranitidine /prevecid and see if it helps ( GERD can cause lgihtheadedness). At your age vascular issues are less likely unless a family history, same with cardiac issues. f/u with doc urgent care ...Read more

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Fingers feel smooth and numb like after if you burned them? Shooting pain in feet? Pressure in head and dizziness when looking down?

Fingers feel smooth and numb like after if you burned them? Shooting pain in feet? Pressure in head and dizziness when looking down?

Syndrome: Trying to relate all of your symptoms, i think might b best answered by neurology . Dizziness , paresthesias, "pressure" ...Perhaps a neurologist can correlate all of these. ...Read more

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Head and face pressure, dizziness and headaches, started getting paim around the jaw to sometimes in my theeth, thought sinuses but no blocked nose?

Head and face pressure, dizziness and headaches, started getting paim around the jaw to sometimes in my theeth, thought sinuses but no blocked nose?

Possible TMJ problem: Sinusitis can cause some of these symptoms . So can TMJ problems. The symptoms do differ upon an exam by a well trained dentist. Visit your dentist to get a proper diagnosis and treatment! ...Read more

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Pressure in head and dizziness past 2 months. MRI results say severe inflammation nasal turbinates. Dr prescribed Flonase. I get really bad panic a. H?

Pressure in head and dizziness past 2 months. MRI results say severe inflammation nasal turbinates. Dr prescribed Flonase. I get really bad panic a. H?

Sinus inflammation: If your chronic headaches are related to the MRI result suggestive of sinus inflammation (it is not a sure thing, the MRI is not diagnostic in your case), then flonase is not likely to be of much benefit in the short term. Ask to see an Allergist or ENT for better plan to obtain more immediate relief. ...Read more

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Neck soreness, shoulder soreness, headache and head pressure dizziness. Small pain in nose right side clear mucus drainage?

Neck soreness, shoulder soreness, headache and head pressure dizziness. Small pain in nose right side clear mucus drainage?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Top of head and sinus pressure, dizziness, fatigue, congested nose in the morning, slight swelling at bridge of nose. Hard to breathe thru nose.

Top of head and sinus pressure, dizziness, fatigue, congested nose in the morning, slight swelling at bridge of nose. Hard to breathe thru nose.

Sinusitis: Sounds like chronic sinusitis. Probable allergy issues but you may have a chronic sinus infection as well. You need a good ENT exam. Do it. Sinusitis can really make you miserable long term. ...Read more

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Dizziness that comes in bouts over me all day and head pressure, why? Its effecting my life. Its all i thibk about

Dizziness that comes in bouts over me all day and head pressure, why? Its effecting my life. Its all i thibk about

Need tests: You may have an inner ear infection but you could also be having a disturbance of your heart rhythm. There are other possibilities too. It's time to see your family doctor! ...Read more

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What could be causes of itching anus, dizziness and head pressure? all three presented at the same time.

What could be causes of itching anus, dizziness and head pressure? all three presented at the same time.

Many things: Itching anus is most commonly due to irritation of the tissue in that area (hemorrhoids, tear (rough wiping), infection, dryness, rash) and may be visible with a mirror. It may be unrelated to other symptoms, but people facing crises can have all three complaints if rectal tension develops or they have to sit too much. Headache and dizziness can result from many things. If not better, see MD ...Read more

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv Type 1 And 2 (Definition)

A variety of infections caused by herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. Type 1 infections are marked by the eruption of vesicles on lips or at the external nares; type 2 by such lesions on the genitalia. Both types often are dormant and reappear during febrile illnesses or even physiologic states such as menstruation. The viruses become latent and and may not ...Read more


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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