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My brother had undergone circumcision for which he was given anaesthesia on his back. After 20 days he still has severe headache. Is this normal.

My brother had undergone circumcision for which he was given anaesthesia on his back. After 20 days he still has severe headache. Is this normal.

No: This sounds as though he has a post-dural puncture headache. This usually resolves within 10 days, but can last longer. I would go to the anesthesiologist who performed the spinal and ask for help. ...Read more

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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Hi I have severe headache from 1 week and pulse rate is 80 is it normal?

Hi I have severe headache from 1 week and pulse rate is 80 is it normal?

See your physician: There are many types of headaches and many reasons for each type. You should see your primary care physician first who can refer you to a neurologist. It would be helpful for you to keep a "headache calendar" by noting down the frequency, duration, location, and intensity of your headaches, along with associated symptoms. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/headache. Html ...Read more

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With dry socket, is it normal to have really severe headache? How long can the symptoms be expected to last?

With dry socket, is it normal to have really severe headache? How long can the symptoms be expected to last?

Dry Socket Pain.: Dry sockets can be very painful, lasting a few weeks. Severe headaches can happen as well. You should contact the doctor that did the extractions and hopefully have the areas packed to get some relief, otherwise you will be trying to kill the pain with pain meds that are likely not to help too much. Once healed, you should be fine, but it can take some time. ...Read more

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Was about to have a LEEP procedure Lidacain and Eminepherin was used. Instant severe headache BP shot to 190/100 (I am usually normal) was I allergic?

Was about to have a LEEP procedure Lidacain and Eminepherin was used. Instant severe headache BP shot to 190/100 (I am usually normal) was I allergic?

Probably not: The most likely cause was injection of the medication inadvertently into the blood vessels directly. Epinephrine is a potent vasoconstrictor and can cause dramatic elevations of blood pressure when injected into the vascular system. It is often used during cardiac arrest intra cardiac for just that reason. ...Read more

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Every time I have sinusitis, I also have this severe headache like a migraine. Is this normal?

Headaches: It is common to have severe headaches when having sinusitis. If you already have migraines, they can get exacerbated by the sinusitis, perhaps by interfering with your sleep pattern and by continuously building pressure in the congested sinuses. Some untreated sinusitis may carry serious risk. Consult with your physician to see if you need additional therapy with antibiotics. Hope you feel well. ...Read more

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I have a normal temp. Neck has been hurting for 2 days. I can touch my chin to my chest. No severe headache or other symptoms. What could this be?

I have a normal temp. Neck has been hurting for 2 days. I can touch my chin to my chest. No severe headache or other symptoms. What could this be?

Possible neck strain: It all depends on the location of the neck pain, and what things make it worse. Since you have no fever, can touch your chin to chest and no headache, we can rule out meningitis! If it is tender to touch and worse when stretching one direction but not the other it could be a neck strain. If you have had any recent trauma/injury I would see your doctor to evaluate your spine. ...Read more

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I recently started taking venlafaxine and have a very severe headache should I contact my doctor or is this normal?

Headache: While headache is a common side effect of Venlafaxine, every Severe headache should be evaluated. Yes, call your doctor. If you are unable to reach your doctor right away, go to your nearest ER. Just because something is a known side effect, doesn't mean you should ignore it. ...Read more

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I have severe headache with pain behind my eyes n pouches underneath eyes for last 24hrs. Feel lethargic n sleepy. Bp is normal though I'm hypertensiv?

I have severe headache with pain behind my eyes n pouches underneath eyes for last 24hrs. Feel lethargic n sleepy. Bp is normal though I'm hypertensiv?

Sinus: Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. High blood-pressure rarely causes pain. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out. You should check your brother blood-pressure anyways. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a severe headache and leg pain with kidney stones?

Is it normal to have a severe headache and leg pain with kidney stones?

Normal?: No it is not normal to have headaches from kidney stones. Have the stones been removed? If so you should see your doctor about headaches etc. ...Read more

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6 year old with severe headache for 6 weeks forehead and face has had an MRI that was normal?

6 year old with severe headache for 6 weeks forehead and face has had an MRI that was normal?

More evaluation: I would say evaluate. Could be simply allergies or sinus congestion, rebound headaches from medicines or food, eye problem or ear problem. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I had a cat scan of my head in ER after severe headache and it was normal. Still am having headaches, should I worry?

I had a cat scan of my head in ER after severe headache and it was normal. Still am having headaches, should I worry?

Very common: The vast majority of patients who have headaches and a ct have a normal ct exam. This doesn't diminish the importance of your pain but really important problems such as a brain tumor or bleeding around the brain have largely been excluded. So, feel better about that! ...Read more

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Now 3 days after a cspine epidural steroid inj. Was fine until now shooting pain electric like white flash and severe headache normal?

Now 3 days after a cspine epidural steroid inj. Was fine until now shooting pain electric like white flash and severe headache normal?

Hard to say: See a spine specialist to make sure nothing was damaged or irritated after the injection. I would consider increase caffeine intake and fluids and see if headache improves with lying down. If it improves with lying down it could be a spinal fluid leak and you may need a blood patch. If it gets worse or you get a fever, go to er to make sure nothing else is going on or get a repeat mri. ...Read more

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I suffer from chronic migraines but had a severe headache and nausea for over three weeks constant pain. Had MRI scan in past all normal. ..?

I suffer from chronic migraines but had a severe headache and nausea for over three weeks constant pain. Had MRI scan in past all normal. ..?

3 wk HA: If this headache is different or more sever than your usual headache or if you are have pain down your back when you forward flex your head or if you are running fevers with your current symptoms---you should go to the Er for full evaluation---if this is your typical Migraine type headache--I would need to know what treatments you are currently using --before ; I could advise you on treatment ...Read more

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Is it normal to have my period for more than 15 days till now? My normal period is 5days, I'm having dizziness all time/severe headache and feel cold.

Is it normal to have my period for more than 15 days till now? My normal period is 5days, I'm having dizziness all time/severe headache and feel cold.

Many options: There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. ...Read more

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After an asthma attack, I appear to have a severe headache that lasts a day. What should I do? Also, have noticed an increase in heartburn occurrences as well. What should I do? Are these normal?

After an asthma attack, I appear to have a severe headache that lasts a day. What should I do? Also, have noticed an increase in heartburn occurrences as well. What should I do? Are these normal?

See your physician: Heartburn in asthma patients may be due to higher than normal acid reflux from the stomach and/or taking Prednisone for asthma attacks. Some people develop migraines along with allergy; if your asthma attacks are associated with exposure to allergens, that may explain it. Another explanation, that nasal allergy worsens along with your asthma and causes headache, see a board-certified allergist. ...Read more

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I had my period a week ago at the end of my period, I took plan b. 5 days later I have pretty heavy bleeding & a severe headache. Is this normal?

I had my period a week ago at the end of my period, I took plan b. 5 days later I have pretty heavy bleeding & a severe headache. Is this normal?

Ans: The plan b is very high amount of hormones so yes your symptoms are possible see if they pass in a few days. From now on try to peactice safe sex easier on your body too. ...Read more

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37 wks pregnant. Root removed & temp bridge fitted 4 days ago. Severe headache at temple ever since. Been adv healing normal but struggling with pain!

37 wks pregnant. Root removed & temp bridge fitted 4 days ago. Severe headache at temple ever since. Been adv healing normal but struggling with pain!

Dental follow up: Schedule follow up with your dentist to make sure all is healing normally. They can assess your progress. You can also discuss if pain medication is warranted. ...Read more

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07/24 had 1st cervical epidural injection, since I have had a severe headache when I turn my head I get dizzy? No meds help is this normal side effect

07/24 had 1st cervical epidural injection, since I have had a severe headache when I turn my head I get dizzy? No meds help is this normal side effect

Get this evaluated: Cervical epidural injections are subjected to a limited space to work in, and on occasion, unusual reactions may occur. Likely, this is only temporary, and of no longterm consequence, but play it safe and contact your doctor today. ...Read more

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IS a severe headache normal for a 4 year old a week after they test positive for strep throat?

IS a severe headache normal for a 4 year old a week after they test positive for strep throat?

NO: Please call the pediatrician or take the child to the ED today. Could be something very serious. ...Read more

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Can one have Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension& have normal LP opening CSF pressure? If severe headache, pain behind eyes and pulsatile tinnitus?

Can one have Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension& have normal LP opening CSF pressure? If severe headache, pain behind eyes and pulsatile tinnitus?

Not unless you are..: .....comfortable with violating the very DEFINTION OF THE DISEASE process. The whole reason it's called IIH is because some people's opening pressures are so high the column of CSF can squirt from the tube. I know cuz I've seen it happen. If you'd like more information or advice on this let's set up a 1-1 appt.: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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Severe headache on right side of head causing dizziness and right eye to close. CT scan is normal. At ER they gave me Morphine then my eye opened.?

Severe headache on right side of head causing dizziness and right eye to close. CT scan is normal. At ER they gave me Morphine then my eye opened.?

Referral to Dr?: The ER doctor should have advised you to see your doctor for follow-up. That's what you need to do. Morphine alone won't correct the cause so it needs to be discovered and treated if possible. I'm glad your eye opened - now use it to find your way to a good doctor. Best! ...Read more

Dr. Alexander Mauskop
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Headache (Worst Ever) (Definition)

Severe headache is a symptom in which a person has great pain in his head. Severe headache is usually an emergency. Causes include meningitis, bleeding in the brain, trauma, brain tumors, etc. ...Read more


Dr. Dale Tylor
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Removal Of Tonsils (Definition)

A tonsillectomy is the surgical ...Read more