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Why do I get headache when I get up to fast or when I walk to fast or I go down the stairs to fast?

Why do I get headache when I get up to fast or when I walk to fast or I go down the stairs to fast?

Heart rate: When describing too fast, the heart needs to be able to speed up or slow down appropriately. If it does not, then headaches can develop. Other aspects to consider to are the Blood pressure. If it does not go up appropriately or go's up too high, then headaches, and even dizziness can develop. Plus at your age, anemia causing low oxygen transfer to heart, brain, etc.. ...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


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I fell down the stairs and banged my back really hard it made me sick and have had headache and stomach pains since?

I fell down the stairs and banged my back really hard it made me sick and have had headache and stomach pains since?

See an md: It may just be a bruised back but if you are nauseated and have abdominal pain I would worry about internal damage to one of your organs, particularly your spleen. The headache is most likely a concussion which should be evaluated too. ...Read more

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Felt down the stairs 3dy ago n head hit the stairs. No injury and I feel fine after that. But now, I got headache n somtime double vision. Wtd?

Felt down the stairs 3dy ago n head hit the stairs. No injury and I feel fine after that. But now, I got headache n somtime double vision. Wtd?

See a doc asap: Any fall where you hit your head can be serious, even if the symptoms are not immediately felt. Sometimes the shock of the fall numbs us to the immediate injury. It is possible to have a concussion or even a life threatening bleed inside the skull days later. So hopefully you saw a doctor. Never feel embarassed to see a doc regarding a head injury. Better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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3 days ago fell down a couple stairs and hit back of neck on the stair. Since then I've been dizzy and have headaches on and off. Anything wrong?

3 days ago fell down a couple stairs and hit back of neck on the stair. Since then I've been dizzy and have headaches on and off. Anything wrong?

Head/ neck injury: Did you get checked out in ED? You should have been evaluated urgently and probably should have had a CT of your head, possibly neck to look for brain injury, intracranial bleeding, and spinal injury. You may have had a concussion with post- concussive vertigo, but you should get seen and evaluated ASAP by primary care or ED and probably neurology. An ENT evaluation of the vertigo may help too. ...Read more

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I fell down my stairs (hardwood) a few days ago and hit my head hard and my back. I still have severe headaches. Should I be seen by a doctor?

I fell down my stairs (hardwood) a few days ago and hit my head hard and my back. I still have severe headaches. Should I be seen by a doctor?

Um, yes...soon: We all fall down sometimes. BUT, when it is down a distance, and you aren't getting right back up (=still have headache) then is a clue should get examined. Dr may want to do CT or MRI to check brain, or exam alone might give answer. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help in meanwhile. ...Read more

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I fell down a flight of stairs in may, black & blue, head to toe, but felt ok. I hit back of head hard in a pool & have had nausea & headaches 3 days?

I fell down a flight of stairs in may, black & blue, head to toe, but felt ok. I hit back of head hard in a pool & have had nausea & headaches 3 days?

Go get checked...: The fall back in may may or may not have contributed to the current symptoms. However, if the more recent hit in the head in the pool 3 days ago continues causing nausea and headaches, you need to contact your primary care physician and/or go to urgent care/er to rule out an internal head injury. ...Read more

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After 10 stairs, I have extreme sob, headache, dizziness. Chest heavy/weight feeling all day. Hard to breathe laying down. Labored in general. Asthma?

After 10 stairs, I have extreme sob, headache, dizziness. Chest heavy/weight feeling all day. Hard to breathe laying down. Labored in general. Asthma?

Short of Breath: Not likely asthma starting at 36. More worried about your heart or pneumonia. Need to be seen tonight at the nearest ER. Please have a family member take you or call an ambulance. ...Read more

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I fell down my stairs 3 days ago and banged my head on the radiator. I still have a painful headache, feel dizzy, sick and very tired. Concussion?

I fell down my stairs 3 days ago and banged my head on the radiator. I still have a painful headache, feel dizzy, sick and very tired. Concussion?

Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vision change (blurred vision/ double vision), nausea/vomiting. If your symptoms or headache are severe, or if you have a loss of consciousness, you should get evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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I fell down some stairs and now have venticular dilation, etiology includes hydrocephalus or normal pressure hydrocephalus. I am dizzy unstable have memory loss and incontinant how long will this last. I also have ongoing headaches, how long will these

I fell down some stairs and now have venticular dilation, etiology includes hydrocephalus or normal pressure hydrocephalus. I am dizzy unstable have memory loss and incontinant how long will this last. I also have ongoing headaches, how long will these

Possibly: Normal pressure hydrocephalus (nph) is usually not associated with headaches although it is associated with the gait, memory, and bladder problems. You may also have post-traumatic hydrocephalus from your fall. This should be worked up further by a neurologist/neurosurgeon. Further scans with an MRI can determine if there is a blockage or obstruction leading to the hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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I fell down a flight of stairs and hit my head on concrete. I have a mild headache, a little dizziness but no nausea or pupil dilation.

I fell down a flight of stairs and hit my head on concrete. I have a mild headache, a little dizziness but no nausea or pupil dilation.

Neuro: If you had a loss of consciousness then you should be evaluated immediately at an emergency department. If headache increases especially if associated with increased nausea or vomiting call 911 immediately. Otherwise, continue to monitor and you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache and rest for the next day or so. ...Read more

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I am ways tired even going up stairs my ears are ringing no fever buts sweats and nausea when I walk and sit I get headaches but not when I lie down?

I am ways tired even going up stairs my ears are ringing no fever buts sweats and nausea when I walk and sit I get headaches but not when I lie down?

Many possibilities: Lots of reasons could cause this depending on your age and other factors. Very hard to say without more information. Symptoms like these are best determined by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Do I have a brain tumor? I have headaches most days & I feel spaced out. I get numbness in legs & arms. I keep forgetting words. I fell down stairs

Do I have a brain tumor? I have headaches most days & I feel spaced out. I get numbness in legs & arms. I keep forgetting words. I fell down stairs

Maybe: Brain tumors are not common in people your age, but they can occur. You describe neurological problems which need to be addressed: diagnosed and then treated, depending on what they are. See your physician for a referral to a neurologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headache after going up the stairs?

What to do if I have headache after going up the stairs?

Hmmm: If you have an underlying problem with your lungs and are winded at the top of the steps then the lowered oxygen could possibly explain the headache. It could be coming from neck or back issues. I would see your doctor to be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Hi. From sm months ago when I go up stairs or runnig or standup I feel pulsatory headache for some mins... What's this? (im medicine student too)

Hi. From sm months ago when I go up stairs or runnig or standup I feel pulsatory headache for some mins... What's this? (im medicine student too)

Exercise headache: It is fairly well known that some people tend to get headaches when they exercise. The exact mechanism probably is not the same in every case and there have been many explanations offered. An elevation in the blood pressure with exercise for instance may be the cause in some cases. Although most such headaches are benign, you should get a check up to rule out a more serious cause. ...Read more

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Why does a person get short of breathness and headaches when climbing stairs?

That person might be: Deconditioned. A medical evaluation would probably provide a more definitive answer to this question. ...Read more

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Bad headache after climbing stairs and my BP is 100/80, is there anything wrong?

Bad headache after climbing stairs and my BP is 100/80, is there anything wrong?

Exercise headache: Some people will develop a headache with exercise. It is usually a benign condition and requires no investigation. Exercise can also be a trigger for migraine headaches. ...Read more

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What can be a cause for migraines and headaches after standing up or climbing stairs?

What can be a cause for migraines and headaches after standing up or climbing stairs?

Especially if: You are out of shape the increased blood flow to the brain might be a trigger, but it should also happen with other types of strenuous activities if this is true. ...Read more

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I am getting horrible headaches when I walk or run up my stairs to fast, any idea why this could be happening?

I am getting horrible headaches when I walk or run up my stairs to fast, any idea why this could be happening?

Exertional headache: A person who gets bad headaches after running up the stairs may have an exertional headache, which is a headache type that is associated with physical activity. The trick is to either avoid the offending activity or to scale back the activity, and then increase activity slowly. Definitely something one should see the doctor about. ...Read more

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Throbbing headache on the left front after climbing stairs, worse with coughing?

Throbbing headache on the left front after climbing stairs, worse with coughing?

Possibly sinus: Have you had a recent cold? Any congestion or nasal blockage? Any discolored nasal mucous? If so it could be sinus pain. It also could be a muscle spasm type pain. Try advil or alleve. Consider ice as well. If it worsens see your doctor. ...Read more

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Throbbing headache on the left front after climbing stairs, worse with coughing. What could this be?

Throbbing headache on the left front after climbing stairs, worse with coughing. What could this be?

? migraine: You may be suffering migraine headaches, but may also have local jaw or dental problems, and the coughing which results in transient elevation of intracranial pressure may exacerbate any cerebral process. Hydrocephalus, or brain masses can cause increased pain on these valsalva-like maneuvers. So, maybe, see your doctor and decide if imaging is needed. ...Read more

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My son is 14 years old. Yesterday he complained of headache after playing football and while climbing stairs. The weather is extremely humid.

My son is 14 years old. Yesterday he complained of headache after playing football and while climbing stairs. The weather is extremely humid.

Monitor: Make sure he is drinking adequate fluid. You can check the color of his urine. Also ask about any head trauma. If the headaches have no explanation, see his doctor. All the best. ...Read more