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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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Low grade fever, headache, neck and back pain, and fatigue. I think I can see a single white spot on the back of my tonsils. Any ideas?

Low grade fever, headache, neck and back pain, and fatigue. I think I can see a single white spot on the back of my tonsils. Any ideas?

Tonsillitis: Fever, headache and sore throat are signs of strep tonsillitis. T onsillar exudate with bodyaches and fatigue add up to the symptoms. You need to see your md to get rx. ...Read more

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I have cankers sores in throat, headaches, slight fever and low back pain and feeling weak and rapid pulse for six days now should I see a doctor?

I have cankers sores in throat, headaches, slight fever and low back pain and feeling weak and rapid pulse for six days now should I see a doctor?

Yes: You seem to be describing a viral infection, and the length of time you have noted is long enough for you to seek counsel from your md. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello. My husband has a high fever since this morning He's complaining about headache and also back pain We just came back from our vacation ?

Hello. 
My husband has a high fever since this morning 
He's complaining about headache and also back pain 
We just came back from our vacation
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See below: There are many potential causes for his symptoms. The number one priority would be to rule out an infection. I would recommend visiting an urgent care clinic for further work-up. ...Read more

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Ok,bad back pain,major headache, no fever.hot then cold, and sweaty?

Ok,bad back pain,major headache, no fever.hot then cold, and sweaty?

Diagnosis: There is little here with which to use in an attempt to make a diagnosis. Need more history and a physical exam and perhaps some imaging studies and labs. See you family doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Headaches and back pain are severe, seem to get better as does the fever if I break a sweat when sleeping?

Headaches and back pain are severe, seem to get better as does the fever if I break a sweat when sleeping?

Go to ER: You described having severe headache and backache, with fever.
This needs to be seen urgently. Severe pain is always a reason to get immediate medical care. Please go to the nearest Emergency Room. Call for ambulance to make sure you can safely get to the hospital.
If you have family members perhaps they can help you get the medical services you need now. ...Read more

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What will happen after taking becelac..?? My mom is feeling headaches and back pain is this is due toto this medicine?? And she is in high fever.!

What will happen after taking becelac..?? My mom is feeling headaches and back pain is this is due toto this medicine?? And she is in high fever.!

Becelac is not the: cause of your mother's symptoms. It is a probiotic with vitamins recommended to help prevent antibiotic associated diarrhea among other benign uses. Your mother's symptoms require immediate medical attention to rule out or treat if present more serious infection. High fever, head and back pain can be from flu or similar viral illnesses but also can be associated with serious bacterial illnessThe niacin in Becelac forte can cause flushing but not high fever ...Read more

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Can back pain(pain along d spine) be the only symptom for meningitis without having headache, fever and neck stiffness?

Can back pain(pain along d spine) be the only symptom for meningitis without having headache, fever and neck stiffness?

Not likely: Not likely. Usually you'd have some meningeal irritation signs as well. But if you have significant back pain, especially if persisting, seek medical care. If there is associated fevers, chills, neck pain, neck stiffness, photophobia then seek immediate medical care. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain on the right side of my body, slightly below my ribs. It started 3 hours ago. No fever. No headache. Pain is sever?

I have lower back pain on the right side of my body, slightly below my ribs. It started 3 hours ago. No fever. No headache. Pain is sever?

Possible kidney ston: Others include gallbladder stone disease. The kidney stone pain may radiate downward towards the groin and may show blood in urine (dark urine). Gallbladder pain may radiate upward towards shoulder blades. Since you mentioned "severe", you probably need to visit the emergency department for x ray or ultrasound, urinalysis, and pain control. ...Read more

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What causes on and off spotting for 8 days. Now 1 and 2 days past ovulation fever of 101.3 . Headache and middle back pain on right side only?

What causes on and off spotting for 8 days. Now 1 and 2 days past ovulation fever of 101.3 . Headache and middle back pain on right side only?

Spotting: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit for headache. ...Read more

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Back pain, shivers, vomiting, headache, fever, dizziness, and overall pain. What should I do?

Back pain, shivers, vomiting, headache, fever, dizziness, and overall pain. What should I do?

Seek med advice: I understand you have just returned from the caribbeans, so having the above symptoms may potentially be related to an infection you acquired on the trip. If your condition is getting worse and is not responsive to simple supportive care - tylenol/ibuprofen and oral hydration, you want to seek immediate er care. ...Read more

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What's wrong? I have a really bad headache lower back pain dizziness fever and occasionally feel nauseous. What should I do?

Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. Nsaids (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Have lower back pain that now has turned to a headache and all over body aches. Any idea on what this could be? No fever temps.

Concerned Doctor : Possibilities include a cold, the flu, myositis, spinal infection, and even more serious diseases. You need a neurological and Orthopaedic exam, labs, imaging and possibly spinal tap. ...Read more

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Terrible cervical neck pain/headache low back pain and fever of 102 now?What could this be

Terrible cervical neck pain/headache low back pain and fever of 102 now?What could this be

Not susre: Although common self limiting illnesses can have your symptoms (like the flu), you should be examined by a physician because of your fever. The tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen you take may alter the temperature you record. You may need testing and treatment. Have someone else drive you because of the headache. ...Read more

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Fever off and on chills,extrem lower back pain on and off headache throwing up weak ..hard time keeping Consintration.. :( ?

Fever off and on chills,extrem lower back pain on and off headache throwing up weak ..hard time  keeping  Consintration.. :(  ?

Go to ER: You sound quite ill, with potential involvement of the central nervous system. Do not delay, go and get evaluated professionally. If you can go and get seen in your PCP office immediately that is good, but if not go to ER. Hope all clears well. ...Read more

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Have fever for 15 days with headache back pain calf pain and swollen glands what are the cause?

Have fever for 15 days with headache back pain calf pain and swollen glands what are the cause?

Probably virus: Myalgias are pains in your muscles that occur when you are fighting an infection. With a fever, swollen glands and myalgias, it sounds like you have a virus. This could be influenza, mononucleosis, or any number of viruses. But 15 days is a long time, so you need to see a doctor! there are other inflammatory diseases that can cause these symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more