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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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What to do if I have headache for 17 days blood tests come back fine. What is going on?

What to do if I have headache for 17 days blood tests come back fine. What is going on?

Full workup: Bloodwork is seldom the key to figuring out the cause of a headache. If your personal physician hasn't found the cause after an initial work, which should include imaging, get with a neurologist now. ...Read more

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I have had headache sins 11of december my doctor has don blood tests and put me on amitriptyline so wot is wrong with me?

I have had headache sins 11of december my doctor has don blood tests and put me on amitriptyline so wot is wrong with me?

Migraine?: Elavil (amitriptyline) is well-known as a medication that can be very effective in the treatment of headaches, especially migraines (but not only). It is important to keep your doctor informed of how you are doing--and feel free to ask him or her any questions you have about your diagnosis and treatment! ...Read more

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Iv been getting mild to serve headaches constantly everyday i also get dizziness wen i stand up iv ad blood tests done n tested for enemia cum bk clea?

Iv been getting mild to serve headaches constantly everyday i also get dizziness wen i stand up iv ad blood tests done n tested for enemia cum bk clea?

Get seen: Positional dizziness is a concerning symptom that requires more work up than just testing anemia. Part of the work up involves examination and observation so you must be seen again in the Physician's office. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, I was taken blood tests during the weekend, when I was practically drunk, and have been consequently having headaches and weak the whole?

Hi doctor,  I was taken blood tests during the weekend,  when I was practically drunk, and have been consequently having headaches and weak the whole?

Hydration/multivits: drink 8-10 8oz. glasses of electrolyte rich fluids ( PowerAde, G, vitamin water, ) PLUS 3-4 large bowls of soup, broth. bullion or consume. You should be passing urine every 3-4 hrs. ,,,Hmmm...yep sounds like a hangover and why get tested when you are drunk? ...Read more

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I have juvenile artithis my doctor got my blood tests back and she said my body is very inflammed and i've been gettin headaches everyday what wrong?

Find support: It sounds like it might be difficult to get this under control, but w/ help you might. If you can find a counselor/therapist to help you navigate the medical system - there may be anti-inflammatory efforts to make - dietary, medicinal, etc. But it demands assertiveness. Lifelong steroids are dangerous, so it's hard. http://www.arthritis.org/conditions-treatments/disease-center/juvenile--arthritis/. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph node in neck for a month now my blood tests have been all clear the doctors aren't worried but I am i also have headaches?

I have swollen lymph node in neck for a month now my blood tests have been all clear the doctors aren't worried but I am i also have headaches?

Get checked: Swollen nodes may be residual from a viral infection. The most common bacteria causing enlarged nodes are strep and staph so sometimes going on an antibiotic effective against them will make them smaller which makes it less likely that something bad is happening. Even in cases of lymphoma blood testing is normal. I would see an ENT for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Blood Tests (Definition)

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