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Doctor insights on: Intermittent Headache Pain

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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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Left armpit pain chest pain back pain headaches?

Left armpit pain chest pain back pain headaches?

Merits evaluation.: Your symptoms merit a careful history and physical exam. It's necessary to determine the cause of the pain, check your heart, blood pressure; perhaps take an ekg and chest x-rays. ...Read more

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Nose bleeds chest pain dizziness left arm pain headache?

Nose bleeds chest pain dizziness left arm pain headache?

Although you: are young - this still should prompt emergency medical evaluation to rule out a cardiac event. ...Read more

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Acute intense chest pain then headache?

Get this checked: Asap, see a doctor. The worry is not the headache, it is the chest pain, as this could be angina pectoris presaging possible heart attack. Do not hesitate, get this addressed. Visit nearby hospital er! ...Read more

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Severe temple, headache, pain in left eye, migraine?

Severe temple, headache, pain in left eye, migraine?

Possibly.: As always, making a diagnosis is the first step. Your physician should be able to take a history and examine you to decide if this is likely to be a migraine or something more significant like temporal arteritis or elevated intraocular/intracranial pressure. Headaches are common, migraines are less common and everything else is rare but all require evaluation. ...Read more

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Bad throbbing/pounding headache with sharp shooting pain?

Need physcian evalua: See your doctor for such symptoms you need physician care , could be anything from b. P to impending stroke, see your doctor ...Read more

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My symptoms severe heartburn/indigestion nausea /vomiting pain right side?

My symptoms 
severe heartburn/indigestion
nausea /vomiting
pain right side?

See your doctor today: There a number of possible reasons for this symptom complex. Gallbladder inflammation and stones is the first to come to mind. Acute cholecystitis can exacerbate symptoms of reflux disease which you also describe. Either way i would recommend seeing your doctor as soon as possible to begin the appropriate work. ...Read more

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Intermittent left sided chest pain and pressure?

Intermittent left sided chest pain and pressure?

Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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Severe headache vomiting and chest pain?

Severe headache vomiting and chest pain?

Headache: Call 911 or have someone take you to emergency room. Severe headaches with vomiting may indicate serious brain conditions like hemorrhage or infections. Chest pain could indicate angina or heart attack. Immediate medical evaluation recommended. Do not assume this is a migraine or chest pain due to reflux and vomiting. Let a physician confirm the diagnosis and establish adequate treatment. ...Read more

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Left sided abdominal pain constant gastritis?

Could be many things: Depending on the severity, timing and location the pain could be due do food in sensitivities, problems with your gut, kidney problems, constipation or diarrhea to name a few. If the pain is severe, prolonged or just causing significant discomfort, get checked out by your primary care and they can help determine a plan of care. ...Read more

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Ear pain left side. Pain accompanied by shooting aching shoulder pain. Can ear ache radiate like that?

Ear pain left side. Pain accompanied by shooting aching shoulder pain. Can ear ache radiate like that?

Not typical: This sounds a little atypical. I would recommend an assessment by the doctor to figure out what is going on. An exam in this case may help figure out the diagnosis ...Read more

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Sudden onset horrible neck pain and nausea. No fever. Very mild headache?

You need to be seen: this could represent something serious in your cervical spine or could be a very atypical migraine. Either way it is not something that can be diagnosed in a one line consult. Get an examination please. ...Read more

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Migraine headache, muscle pain, joint pain and swelling, sudden and severe abdominal bloating, extreme fatigue? Please help :(

Migraine headache,  muscle pain, joint pain and swelling, sudden and severe abdominal bloating, extreme fatigue? Please help :(

Needs Evaluation: Asap! these multi-system complaints are quite concerning. An internist or rheumatologist would be most efficient. Expect to have blood tests, possibly some imaging studies. ...Read more

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Left chest pain, md says it is not cardiac. Pain described as constant dull pain with intermittent sharp severe pain like lightning. Suggestions?

Left chest pain,  md says it is not cardiac.  Pain described as constant dull pain with intermittent sharp severe pain like lightning.  Suggestions?

Chest Pain: Does it hurt you anywhere on yr left chest on touch? What activities cause you pain? Any EKG? Likely muscular or costochondritis if cardiac work up is negative. ...Read more

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Right abdominal pain/cramping sharp stabbing pain in rt. Side/back diarrhea nausea vomitting on and off headache slight fever 99.9?

Right abdominal pain/cramping sharp stabbing pain in rt. Side/back diarrhea nausea vomitting on and off headache slight fever 99.9?

Right sided: If discomfort is quite localised to the right lower quadrant of the abdomen and especially if there's associated tenderness in that area, I would be concerned about appendicitis or right sided diverticulitis in view of accompanying fever. A viral intestinal infection is a less likely cause of these symptoms but could be the problem. However I recommend that you be examined tonight in the ER. ...Read more

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Severe right arm pain & weakness, headache with nausea?

Severe right arm pain & weakness, headache with nausea?

See a doctor: See your primary doctor today; if that will not work go to urgent care or even emergency room. Depending on your complete story and examination, further testing may be necessary to sort out your problems. ...Read more

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40.1 temp C. Post nasal drip, chest clear yesterday, intermittent headache & knee pain. Fever came down for 6-8hrs then up again. ER trip?

See your pediatricia: You need to call your pediatrician right now to ask what they think is best as this sounds like a rather sick little girl who needs to be evaluated. ...Read more