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What are some long term complications from a spinal headache? Having neurological problems since. Never given blood patch.

What are some long term complications from a spinal headache? Having neurological problems since. Never given blood patch.

Likely unrelated: The only neurological effect likely from a dural puncture is that of a headache. Rarely, these headaches can last months but usually resolve within days, even without a blood patch. If you are having other neurological symptoms, an evaluation by a neurologist should be sought. ...Read more

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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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Female 25y/o occasional dizziness/headaches, normal neurological test/blood/ecg, always worried about stroke/brain tumor! how to be rational abt this?

Female 25y/o occasional dizziness/headaches, normal neurological test/blood/ecg, always worried about stroke/brain tumor! how to be rational abt this?

Wait to worry: Anxiety can ruin all the fun in our lives, so you need to cultivate an optimistic attitude. Learn to see the brighter side of things(Glass is Half Full mentality. it requires practice,reading self help books and faith in the God. Learn the facts about the medical conditions that worry you.. People in age range of 25 to 50 years are the healthiest and have very little illness, so learn to ignore mi ...Read more

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9 year old has severe headaches daily. Neurological tests & ct normal. Blood test low sodium, low haemoglobin and high urea. Drinks plenty fluids. ?

9 year old has severe headaches daily. Neurological tests & ct normal. Blood test low sodium, low haemoglobin and high urea. Drinks plenty fluids. ?

Check kidney status: With low hemoglobin , high urea I would make sure kidneys are functioning well , Check BP IF not checked already , have the eyes tested as well . ...Read more

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What could lead to my headaches and other neurological symptoms?

Headaches: There are numerous causes of headache and other neurological symptoms. It could be migraine but a lot of other causes should be considered. You should start with a visit to your pcp. He or she should be able to evaluate you and recommend a treatment. ...Read more

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Eye headaches, vision problems - neurological or eyeball related?

Eye headaches, vision problems - neurological or eyeball related?

Both are possible: If these conditions are present enough to cause significant change in your eye health or your comfort you need them evaluated. There is not enough information in your question to separate whether it is the eyes or the nervous system. You should see your ophthamologist and get it sorted out. ...Read more

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Can I have a brain tumor without headaches and only mild neurological symptoms?

Can I have a brain tumor without headaches and only mild neurological symptoms?

Possibly.: It is possible to have mild changes, like personality disorder, and gait changes, but as the tumor grows in size, the symptoms get worse, until clear symptoms like stroke, seizures, or headaches occur. If you think you have a brain tumor, see your doctor for a basic neurological exam, and other tests if there are significant findings. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What can cause joint swelling and neurological problems - headaches fainting seizures etc?

What can cause joint swelling and neurological problems - headaches fainting seizures etc?

It depends: These are pretty nonspecific complaints but can be a sign of a rheumatologic condtion, withdrawal, or a brain tumor. If you are passing out and having seizures you have a serious condtion that should be evaluated by a physician to see what is going on. ...Read more

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What does a complete neurologicsal evaluation for frequent headaches consist of? What type of neurological tests and other procedures will be done?

What does a complete neurologicsal evaluation for frequent headaches consist of? What type of neurological tests and other procedures will be done?

Depends: Imaging study of the brain is warranted. I screen patients for medical conditions that can provoke or cause headache if they report problems that could suggest so. This requires asking the right questions whenever interviewing a patient. Sometimes, the answer is never found, some people just have headaches. There is a condition called new daily persistent headache that is not well understood. ...Read more

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11th day of having a headache. Went to ER and alls the dr's there tell me is my neurological exam is fine with no testing. Is something really wrong?

11th day of having a headache. Went to ER and alls the dr's there tell me is my neurological exam is fine with no testing. Is something really wrong?

Possibly: A persistent continuous ha needs to be evaluated by a neurologist and if it exceptionally severe a spinal tap may be considered. Mri is indicated. Avoid ct due to radiation and lack of emergency. ...Read more

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I have Vasculitis and a headache slurred speech and other issues for two months. Going to neurology. What should i ask or do prior to help em help me ?

I have Vasculitis and a headache slurred speech and other issues for two months. Going to neurology. What should i ask or do prior to help em help me ?

See details: You should just let the neurologist do his or her job. The dictor will know what to ask and how to proceed depending on your answers. Be sure to bring your medical records to the visit. ...Read more

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How would I know if I had a stroke? I had transient neurologic symptoms for 3-4 weeks that are now gone. These include dizziness,drowsiness, headache.

How would I know if I had a stroke? I had transient neurologic symptoms for 3-4 weeks that are now gone. These include dizziness,drowsiness, headache.

Those are not : "neurologic" symptoms. Those are nonspecific symptoms. "Neurologic" symptoms are e.g. hemiparesis, diplopia, ataxia, aphasia, hemianopsia, dysarthria, etc. What are your risk factors for stroke? (I'm guessing none.) Everyone should become familiar with the signs & symptoms of stroke; in your case, not cuz you're at risk for 1 yourself, but to take quick action if you witness 1 in someone else. ...Read more

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I get headaches almost everyday, sometimes pounding sometimes tension. No other neurological deficits that come to mind. Worried about gbm?

I get headaches almost everyday, sometimes pounding sometimes tension. No other neurological deficits that come to mind. Worried about gbm?

At 23 you are not: likely to have Glioblastoma or Astrocytoma. Start a headache calendar (include notation / timing of your Advil (ibuprofen) and Aspirin use ). Pay attention to other features of your headache(s) like pace of onset, localization, worsening or relief with reclining, coughing, activity, light, etc. Once you have this information at hand consult me or one of the other Healthtap Neurologists. OK? ...Read more

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With beh├žet's disease, brain swelling is a major consurn along with other neurological issues. How do I know when/if a headache is dangerous?

Checklist for...: ...Possibly dangerous headaches: (1) "worst headache ever." (2) "headache woke me from sleep." (3) neurologic changes (double vision, weakness, numbness, tingling, memory or reasoning problems, clumsiness, etc.) (4) vomiting (though this can happen with migraine as well.). ...Read more

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Possible my anxiety diagnosis is something neurological. I have extreme confusion often, off balance a lot, cant focus, frequent headaches and dizzine?

Possible my anxiety diagnosis is something neurological. I have extreme confusion often, off balance a lot, cant focus, frequent headaches and dizzine?

Full workup: Neuro diagnoses will feature focal / localizing findings, or seizures / headache /personality change. Address any life issues with a competent counselor and get a fell medical workup that will not miss thyroid disease, porphyria, neurosyphilis, HIV encephalopathy, lupus etc etc ...Read more

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Are there any neurological disorders that cause really bad headaches bad neck/ back pain. Had this since august, and nothing works, no drugs will help?

Chronic daily H.A.'s: Maybe you too have migraine, and your "drugs" have precipitated a more frequent pattern. There are items which can both stop and prevent headaches, both prescription and otc. Suggest you seek an experienced neurologist, and get this controlled. Avoid pain meds of all types, as will just exacerbate your problems. ...Read more

Dr. Chirag Patel
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Neurology (Definition)

Neurology is a field of study in which a person studies the brain, the spinal cord, the nerves, their functions, and their diseases. A doctor who specializes in brain, spinal cord, and nerve disorders ...Read more