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What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped. Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure

What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped. Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure

Headaches: Headaches and their causes can be complicated, difficult diagnoses to make. With your past history of diabetes and high blood pressure, you should make an appointment with your doctor for a complete evaluation as soon as possible. You doctor will take a thorough history and do a neurological evaluation to try and find out what is causing your symptoms. You may want to think about the answers to some of the questions they may ask you such as:
- when did it start?
- how often do they happen?
- are they getting more frequent or more painful?
- how long do they last?
- what does the headache feel like and can you point to it?
- does it occur around the same time at night or does it ever happen during the day?
- what other symptoms do you have and when do they occur in regards to the headache?
- have you had any big life changes?
- how is your lifestyle? Are you getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising?
- are you taking any medications? Do you drink caffeine and how much?

Answering these questions may help your doctor figure out what is causing your headaches, whether it is a serious problem or not, and how to help you. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Tibayan
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Heart Surgery (Definition)

Open intervention on the heart to correct congenital cardiac anomalies, repair replace heart valves, ascending aortic dissection repair, coronary bypass, heart transplant, surgical removal of heart tumors, ventricular assist devices, cox maze procedures to cure atrial fibrillation, repair of trauma to the heart. Repair of iatrogenic injuries to heart, heart-lung ...Read more


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Open heart surgery performed to remove a paraganglioma 3 months ago. Blood pressure has gone up again to high120's/90's w/hr 110's. Possible causes?

Open heart surgery performed to remove a paraganglioma 3 months ago. Blood pressure has gone up again to high120's/90's w/hr 110's. Possible causes?

Unsure: Seek further evaluation by your primary care physician or cardiologist so things like arrythmia can be ruled out. ...Read more

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Can low blood pressure give you a pounding heart?

Can low blood pressure give you a pounding heart?

Maybe: If your blood pressure is low, your heart rate will usually increase to compensate. There are many reasons you may feel your heart pound however. ...Read more

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Is low blood pressure a symptom of congestive heart failure?

Is low blood pressure a symptom of congestive heart failure?

Bad prognosis?: Low blood pressure in a pt. With CHF is a sign of bad prognosis and may be because the diuretics and ace inhibitors or other medications used to control hypertension before? If pt has too much fluid and the BP is low there is not much room to increase the dosis of the diuretics without causing collapse. ...Read more

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Is skipping heart beat feeling normal? I also have low blood pressure and have been ill?

Is skipping heart beat feeling normal? I also have low blood pressure and have been ill?

PVC: Premature ventricular beats or PVC is one of the common causes for feeling skipping heart beat and is benign in most instances. However since you feel ill you should be see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Are heart problems low blood pressure?

Are heart problems low blood pressure?

Possibly: There are a number of conditions that can cause low blood pressure, from heart to hydration to kidney dysfunction.

If you are symptomatic (lightheaded, feeling like you could pass out when standing), seek care. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you always have good normal, low blood pressure, are you likely absent of heart disease?

I'm just wondering, if you always have good normal, low blood pressure, are you likely absent of heart disease?

Not necessarily: Hypertension is just one of the risk factors for heart disease. If you have a normal blood pressure but weigh 300 pounds, smoke two packs per day, have diabetes, have a high cholesterol, and are a couch potato, the normal blood pressure will probably not be very protective. ...Read more

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I'm woken in the night by my heart racing so fast. What could this be. I have low blood pressure and have just started taken toprimate.

I'm woken in the night by my heart racing so fast. What could this be. I have low blood pressure and have just started taken toprimate.

Several things maybe: It could be anything from anxiety to nightmares to the thrill of having watched Peter Pan live on NBC the other night and realizing that two of the actors in the production were from Cleveland, Ohio (where I live). Or, it certainly could be a side effect of the topiramate if you have only been taking that medication for a few days or a few weeks and this started right after it. ...Read more

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29/f I've had extensive heart testing over the year and last month all turns out fine. Why do I have a weak pulse in the morning? Low blood pressure?

29/f I've had extensive heart testing over the year and last month all turns out fine. Why do I have a weak pulse in the morning? Low blood pressure?

Pulse=perception of: blood pressure which stretches artery walls as each heart contraction pushes out blood filling & stretching the arteries. This stretch is felt as a pulse. Most medical testing is of low value & for ↑$, esp. When people do not pay directly (i.e. via $ accumulators calling themselves "insurance") which routinely ↓es quality & ↑es all costs. Why? Because: http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW. Good docs apply wisdom. ...Read more

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Skipped heart beats with low blood pressure? Sometimes 4 in a row. Also awareness of heart beating hard. And rushing sensations like when u stand up

Skipped heart beats with low blood pressure? Sometimes 4 in a row. Also awareness of heart beating hard. And rushing sensations like when u stand up

PVC: It's best you consult your primary care or a cardiologist, specially if it's been going on for some time When heart beats too fast, too slow, or is skipping (irregular) rhythm, it is called arrhythmia. A change in the heart's rhythm may feel like an extra-strong heartbeat (palpitation) or a fluttering in your chest. Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) often cause this feeling ...Read more

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I have low blood pressure my body don't make salt I was told by heart dr when they did the tile table test I pass out heart dr found fews things wrong?

I have low blood pressure my body don't make salt I was told by heart dr when they did the tile table test I pass out heart dr found fews things wrong?

Be guided by: Your heart doctor. I ALWAYS say straighten all else up you can. Exercise, weight lift PROGRESSIVLEY, no smoking, 90 % whole foods nearly vegan diet, be trim, limit alcohol to 4 drinks a week, no sweets. Probably wearing some support garments may help & when u change positions, clench your fists TIGHT to raise your BP. See www. Thepmc. Org website ...Read more

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Can septic shock cause long term heart problems and low blood pressure?

Can septic shock cause long term heart problems and low blood pressure?

No: Typically if a patient survives this life threatening severe infection once the severe infection resolves blood pressure returns to normal and the heart function should return to normal as well. ...Read more

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I have good heart condition but low blood pressure with symptoms, is it possible?

I have good heart condition but low blood pressure with symptoms, is it possible?

Yes: It is possible you have low intravascular volume. Suggest you see your primary doctor to evaluate for endocrine disorder, dehydration, blood loss and lack of nutrients in your diet. ...Read more

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I had very low blood pressure since morning till now/but I feel my heart is beating very fast and very cold, what's wrong..

I had very low blood pressure since morning till now/but I feel my heart is beating very fast and very cold, what's wrong..

Need to get cheked: Please see your doc or visit urgent care center or er
you might be in atrial fib
sign of low BP and fast heart rate is indicative of need of attention and evaluation. ...Read more

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Is slow heart beat accompanied with high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Is slow heart beat accompanied with high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Depends.........: Depending on a lot of things including age, hydration, medications, fitness, current activity, pain, and many more, pulse and BP can both be high, both be low, one high and one low, or the other way. There's is not rule for that one - sorry. ...Read more

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With heart failure do you get dizzy from low blood pressure or something else?

With heart failure do you get dizzy from low blood pressure or something else?

Possibly: Low blood pressure can occur with heart failure whether due to medications of the heat failure itself. Patients with heart failure are commonly treated with diuretics also which can cause dehydration and low blood pressure. Your treating physician can best guide you ...Read more

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I have lung disease and on exertion very breathless. My heart races when walking etc. My pulse is erratic and I have very low blood pressure also diab?

I have lung disease and on exertion very breathless. My heart races when walking etc. My pulse is erratic and I have very low blood pressure also diab?

The question is?: To get the most out of this public site, you list background information and ask a related question. You have listed a few health problems but no clear question. You are welcome to start over, but keep these items in mind. ...Read more

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Underweight, low blood pressure, fast and slow resting hbr, achy legs and arms, breathless with stairs and dizzy spells. Is it my heart?

Underweight, low blood pressure, fast and slow resting hbr, achy legs and arms, breathless with stairs and dizzy spells. Is it my heart?

M.D. visit: A first step in the management of these symptoms is to have your cardio-pulmonary condition assessed. Pulmonary arterial hypertension should be considered in the work up. ...Read more

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Dear Dr Want to ask if one is facing 3 heart veins closed one 90% and others 40% & 50% with high blood pressure. Is open heart surgery only solution?

Dear Dr Want to ask if one is facing 3 heart veins closed one 90% and others 40% & 50% with high blood pressure. Is open heart surgery only solution?

Coronary artery dz: It sounds like you are saying that the 3 main heart arteries, Right coronary, left anterior descending and left circumflex, all have blockages. Some doctors - interventional cardiologists - may try to stent these vessels (perform angiolpasty with stent) if he or she thinks they are causing symptoms. Or, you may be referred for bypass (CABG) surgery. It depends on other factors. ...Read more

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10 1/2 month baby lost all scalp hair rapidly approx. 10 weeks after heart surgery. Blood test show low in vita. D. Related? Can put d cream on scalp?

10 1/2 month baby lost all scalp hair rapidly approx. 10 weeks after heart surgery. Blood test show low in vita. D. Related? Can put d cream on scalp?

Tincture of time: The technical name is "telogen effluvium", and it's common, especially after surgery. I understand it's probably freaking you out, but the hair will grow back. There's nothing to do but wait, and maintain a good diet. The low vitamin d level is not related, and applying vitamin d cream will not help. ...Read more

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I've had open heart surgery about 8 years ago, aneurism repair and metal aortic valve replacement. INR is 2.1 (low), I wake up with blood in mouth, dark?

Contact your MD: Based on your health history and that fact that you have INR testing, you are likely taking warfarin or a different blood thinner in which case you should contact your doctor and let them know you are experiencing bleeding. It may also be a good idea to contact a dentist as it is not normal for your mouth to be bleeding and there may be an underlying teeth or gum problem causing this. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more


Dr. Sewa Legha
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more