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It Is Like An Elastic Band Pinging In My Head
Doubt any thing: There is a lining in your brain called the dura. This were most sensation comes from on the brain. I.E. The brain itself has no sensation. On some, probably migraine sufferers moreso, this lining can be sensitive and you may notice weird sensations like this when you turn your head. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what you are describing as a pinging sound. Usual sounds in the head could be an indication of what is described as tinnitus. Tinnitus can be benign, but can also indicate blood flow across a high pressure vascular bed, such as seen in a fistula or abnormal blood vessels in the brain. It these symptoms continue, it may be wise to see a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
When laying down I get a feeling in the top of my head like an elastic band being snapped, what could cause this?
Tension Headache: The most common type of headache is the tension headache, where the sufferer experiences a tight band around the head, almost as if the head were caught in a "vise-grip." the pain and tightness is usually the most intense at the base of the skull and tends to start in the neck and shoulder muscles. The headache can last only one day but may last up to a week or more. ...Read more
Why do I get sore spots on my head when I have had my hair in a ponytail? My elastic band is lose and isn't always the same spot. They come and go
Tension: The hair is being pulled back by the hairstyle causing low grade constant tension. This can lead to pain from the hair being pulled or from the muscles of the scalp spasming in response to the irritation. ...Read more
Elastic band flicked me hard in the eye. Doesn't hurt anymore but has red lines from outter edge to middle. Do I need to see an eye doctor?
Unlikely: If the redness is confined to the whites of your eyes and improving you likely have something called a SUBCONJUNCTIVAL HEMORRHAGE which is breaking or leaking of some of the blood vessels in the eye and usually improves quickly by itself. If it not better in a week, there is a lot of pain, swelling or fevers see the doctor. Consider a HealthTap consult so the eye can be seen to help guide you more. ...Read more
This morning it felt like a rubberband snapped inside my head, it left feeling very lightheaded and still feel very fatigued.
See your doctor: Because you are having ongoing issues, it would be best to go to ER or see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Snapping sensation (like a rubberband being popped) on my forehead during a flight. This happened for about 10 minutes straight and it was all over my forehead. Today the area is still sore. I always have sinus pressure but this time it did not clear up w
? sinus infection: A sinus infection could cause fluid to build up in the forehead area. Change in cabin pressure could cause uncomfortable sensations in the sinuses. Allergies could also cause the sinuses to fill and produce symptoms like you described. You may require allergy skin tests. See your doctor. ...Read more
Infected dead skin boil. If I wrap the rubberband around the dead skin will it still fall off by its self?
It might: I would see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
What causes a quick sharp pain in my elbow like an elastic band pinging when in mid press-up descent (but not during ascent)? How can I treat it?
Get evaluated: Popping in the elbow can be attributed to a number of pathologies. First it could be within the joint and due to a cartilage irregularity, loose fragment, or it could be inflamed joint lining (plica). Another possibility could be instability of the elbow secondary to a torn ligament. The third possibility could be a snapping ulnar nerve which would also elicit numbness and tingling in the fingers. ...Read more
Elastic wrist band: Can be, if done to inflict pain or habitually. ...Read more
Sudden sharp pain in neck followed by Pins and needles in arm. Felt like an elastic band had snapped. Neck still feels tender and had a few twinges?
See a PMR or ortho: Nerves from the neck travel to the arms, and stretching or pinching these nerves often produce these symptoms. Muscle spasm can arise from malposition of cervical vertebra, rapid stretch, or trauma, causing further symptoms. Pillows make a huge difference in providing support for the head over neck. EMG studies can tell if a pinch is present. ...Read more
I'm 24 and feel like I have an elastic band around under my boobs and back (we're bra sits) I can not get comfy and it feels like it gettin tighter?
Upper abdominal pain: I assume it is not your bra. Causes of upper abdominal pain can be reflux (with or without H pylori), gallstones, even clots to the lung (especially if family history or on birth control), Since clots is a medical emergency would seek immediate medical attention at an ER. ...Read more
Hi in my shoulder now and again I keep getting a funny feeling its as if an elastic band is snapping, could anyone tell me what this is please?
"Levator snap": Is what I named it when found what it represents. Sound ; tactile crepitations emanate from where levator scapulae muscle inserts on superior scapula angle (ssa), which acts like guitar pick ; strums distal levator as it encounters ssa as entire shoulder mechanism is in motion of relative rotation in saggital plane. Often heard across the room. Locus exquisitely tender in fibromyalgia sufferers. ...Read more
My wrist feels like it has an elastic band around it but it hasn't I have got a sickness bug could this all be connected?
What will happen if I put my elastic band in the wrong place I think I've been putting my band in the wrong place for about a week now so I just decided to go on with out till I see my dentist next week
Stop!: Wearing orthodontic elastic in wrong place can cause incorrect movement, extending your time in rx. Please call or go see your orthodontic specialist for clarification. Until then stop wearing elastic. ...Read more
What to do if I got rubber / elastic bands for midline correction, causing misaligned bite and slight jaw pain?
My dentist told me to put an elastic band on one side of my braces during daytime and to put the elastic bands on both sides at night. Is this normal?
Yes: What you describe is not unusual. If you are not sure about the instructions, ask your treating General Dentist or Orthodontic Specialist. ...Read more
My partner is collecting condoms & elastic band &vaseline secretively on his overseas business trip, yet can't perform with me. He's bipolar 2 why?
How long should I wear an elastic band after breast augmentation surgery to help my implands drop?
3wks 24x7 then noc?:
I usually have my patients where this band for 3 weeks on a continual basis 24x7 and then switch to nightly wear for an additional 3 weeks if they remain high riding. I have an instructional video on youtube:
http://m.Youtube. Com/watch? V=gwndv66zgxy
for these exercises as well as an app "placik protocol". ...Read more
Left an elastic band tight around my little finger for about 4 hours. It was purple and numb. 24 hours after removing band, finger is still numb.
Likely transient pbm: You don't mention that your finger is still purple, and if not, you may recover all function. You likely cut off enough of the nourishment to the digital nerve that there will be a delay in recovery that can last days or might be long term. Use as a learning experience. Cut the blood supply to living tissue and you may lose it. ...Read more
Ed for years, urologist no help. Viagra (sildenafil) no good. Venous insufficiency issue. Shots, suppositories sound painful. Pump+elastic band no good. Surgery?
ED: Start with evaluation by experienced urologist. If conservative treatment fails consider penile implant. ...Read more
OTC NSAIDS: Other possible causes of sharp pinging in your head include trigeminal neuralgia if the area of the pain is in the distribution of trigeminal nerve, including the front part of head, temple and face, only on one side. Trigeminal neuralgia can be triggered by mild stimulation like brushing. Other ones are cluster headache and chronic paroxysmal hemicrania. Try otc nsaids, and seek care if no relief. ...Read more
0.5mg Klonopin (clonazepam) totally stopped weird pinging in my head. So did it combat anxiety or something like Meniere's?
Headache: Can be something less serious like tension headaches/migraine (especially if had since younger) or could particularly in your age bracket be something more serious such as giant cell arteritis or even some issue/lesion in the brain. Needs an urgent doctor examination and may need tests such as bloods (ESR, CRP) and maybe even brain imaging done. All the best. ...Read more
Myself 30 had heaviness in head from past 1 month, it's feel like tight band in head, there are no other issue in my body, what is it?
You need a consult: To explore this pain pattern further. Many "tight band" sensatons in head are tension headaches, but very unlikely for this to last for a month. ...Read more
Pain in my head like a band is wrapped around it, flickers of pain through the day has been going on for few weeks feel fine just can't sleep properly.
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Can't say: I am able to track with this. Do you mean a brain zap? ...Read more
See your doctor: See your doctor so they can examine and diagnose them. ...Read more
I feel like I am wearing a head band on my head when I am wearing absolutely nothing. Just above my forehead. What could he the reason?
Ask your surgeon: Best to call your surgeon and ask. Everyone has slightly different practice patterns, and there may be some things about your case that make it unique. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I feel some like a headache some time band in head, I have anxiety, now sluured speech not much but slightly, tiredness, etc?
Please see you: Doctor to clarify exactly what is going on. The slurred speech, even slight, is a very important symptom to address. If you have tension headaches, they can be dealt with by learning techniques such as self-hypnosis, meditation, breathing exercises, and doing exercise. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Get daily head pressure. Feels like hair bein pulled out. Or rubber band around top of head. Constintrateing hard make worse. Anything I can do? Take?
Had a concussion a year or so before. Last night someone whipped a ping pong ball and it hit the back of my head? Should I be worried?
Probably not: It is very unlikely a ping pong ball would create enough force to cause a concussion, even if it was hit very hard. Observe yourself for headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, memory and concentration problems and other post-concussive symptoms. Seek medical attention if these develop and last beyond a day. If I can be of help then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
I have a knot on the lower right side of my head. It is about the size of a ping pong ball. I have been experience very bad headaches. What is this?
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