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What could cause a pinging sound in my head that feels like an elastic band?

What could cause a pinging sound in my head that feels like an elastic band?

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

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I have strange pinging sounds in my head like an elastic band, should I be concerned?

I have strange pinging sounds in my head like an elastic band, should I be concerned?

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

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When laying down I get a feeling in the top of my head like an elastic band being snapped, what could cause this?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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This morning it felt like a rubberband snapped inside my head, it left feeling very lightheaded and still feel very fatigued.

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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Is pinging an elastic band on your wrist self harm?

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Is pinging an elastic band on your wrist self harm?

Elastic wrist band: Can be, if done to inflict pain or habitually. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Uncertain: You will need to see your physician to clrify if there is swelling like arthritis or medial nerve entrapment which we call carpal tunnel or something else. ...Read more

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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

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What to do if I got rubber / elastic bands for midline correction, causing misaligned bite and slight jaw pain?

What to do if I got rubber / elastic bands for midline correction, causing misaligned bite and slight jaw pain?

Braces: If your teeth and jaws don't match you need Orthodontic correction. Rubber bands may be helpful in directing your teeth along the Orthodontic wires, but need something to attach to, so braces are required. See an Orthodontic Specialist for guidance. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can tying an elastic band round the base of your penis help you maintain an erection longer?

Can tying an elastic band round the base of your penis help you maintain an erection longer?

Yes, but: Yes, but it can lead to loss of blood flow, gangrene and amputation if left in place too long or too tight. Don't try to fool with mother nature, as you'll regret it. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Maybe the best: Place to start is to think about what the ground rules are for your relationship. Then perhaps he can see a doctor or sex therapist. Maybe he's trying to prove something to himself by this behavior. Peace and good health. ...Read more