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I have a headache. What could be causing it?

I have a headache. What could be causing it?

Many: Headaches could be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...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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I have a headache, what could be problem?

I have a headache, what could be problem?

Lots of reasons: Stress, depression, tension, cluster, migraine, sinus infection, intracranial infection, intracranial hemorrhage, meningitis, encephalitis, excess alcohol, trigeminal neuralgia, etc can all cause a headache, some w/greater consequences than others. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/headache/my00407 for more causes. Go see your family doc for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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I have a terrible headache what would be the cause.?

I have a terrible headache what would be the cause.?

Several reasons: It depends on how long you have- moreover if it is that severe you should go to er immediately as you be having subarachnoid hemorrhage or a tumor -- do not want to scare you, but you need get checked. ...Read more

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I have a consistent cough what could be the cause?

I have a consistent cough what could be the cause?

Various things...: When i see a bad cough in clinic, and there's no clear infectious source like bronchitis, pneumonia or other type of viral illness, i start to look for things like asthma, gastric reflux, post-nasal drip. It usually takes a good history and exam to figure out the cause. Bottom line, please get checked out and don't let this cough linger! ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have confusion and headache?

Could it be something bad if I have confusion and headache?

Yes: Get to an emergency room for evaluation right away. There are many potential causes for your symptoms and some are very serious and should be evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have dizziness?

Could it be something bad if I have dizziness?

Potentially yes: You would need to consult a primary care physician before referring to cardiologist or neurologist depending on the outcome of the test to narrow down the cause of dizziness. ...Read more

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Thought i might have a sinus issue, turns out it could be neurological. What could it be?

Thought i might have a sinus issue, turns out it could be neurological.  What could it be?

Possibly migraine: You don't provide enough info to provide a precise answer so i'll provide one which might be appropriate. About 50% of people with migraine headaches don't know they have migraines and often think their headaches are due to sinus. ...Read more

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What could be a reason that I have severe heel pain?

What could be a reason that I have severe heel pain?

Plantar fascitiis: Plantar fascitiis if it is on the bottom , if in the back an achilles tendon or haglunds deformity. A stress fracture of the heel or less likely but possible a bone tumor. If you get pain to the heel on the first few steps after resting likely plantar fascitiis. Icing of the heel, limiting walking while pain is severe, a old arch support, an antiinflammatory are all good ideas. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have ataxia?

Could it be something bad if I have ataxia?

Depends: It's never normal to have ataxia. There are many causes including alcohol abuse, stroke, tumor, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, genetic problems... Treatment depends on the cause. If you have ataxia, you need to see your doctor very soon to have it evaluated. Don't play around when it comes to the nervous system. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm shaking and I have no idea why. Could it just be nerves? Or could it be something serious?

I'm shaking and I have no idea why. Could it just be nerves? Or could it be something serious?

Tremors: You could possess a heredofamilial tremor, you might have thyroid problems, or a medication reaction. If you use some recreational drugs, that is another explanation. Discuss this with your doctor, as these types of problems respond well to treatments. ...Read more

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I have a lot of headaches, what could it be?

I have a lot of headaches, what could it be?

Anything: You could be having migraines, tension headaches or sinus headaches. Sometimes dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring or chronic sinus allergies can cause headaches. I recommend you see a doctor. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have confusion?

Could it be something bad if I have confusion?

YES!!: Confusion can be associated with any number of problems affecting your brain, many of which are porentially fatal. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have syncope?

Could it be something bad if I have syncope?

Yes, is serious: Syncope is just blacking out or fainting--the problem it can be cardiac, neurological from a long list of causes--at least it could be due to change position, low blood pressure--check with primary doctor but bring witness, video of event. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have aphasia?

Could it be something bad if I have aphasia?

Yes: The inability to understand or use language, the definition of aphasia, has wide implications. And some of the causes may be helped with very early intervention. Get to an er now! ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have spinal pain?

Could it be something bad if I have spinal pain?

Yes: It could be something bad. However most causes of back pain are not necessarily serious. Virtually 100% of people have back pain at some point in their lifetime. ...Read more

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Could it be meningitis if I have a bad headache with my flu?

Could it be meningitis if I have a bad headache with my flu?

Unlikely: Anything is possible, but this is infrequent. If, however, you have stiff neck, sensitivity to light or sound, nausea and vomiting, alterations in mental status, localized neurological changes, high sustained fevers, see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have a persistent cough. What could it be?

I have a persistent cough. What could it be?

Persistent cough: The cough may be due to a variety of conditions, like an infection such as pneumonia or pertussis, or post infectious after the flu, asthma or even medication please see your doctor so he can help you. ...Read more

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