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Is throbbing vessels in back of head a cardio issue? Get head rushes from stress, exercise, heat , hot shower and can feel heartbeat in back of head.

Is throbbing vessels in back of head a cardio issue?  Get head rushes from stress, exercise, heat , hot shower and can feel heartbeat in back of head.

Several possibilitie: Does not sound cardiac! more like atypical migraine, histamine headache, and even more serious, temporal arteritis, which affects blood vessels in the cranium, other than the temporal artery. You need a thorough medical evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can taking a hot shower raise blood pressure?

Can taking a hot shower raise blood pressure?

Hot shower: Hot shower causes dilation of blood vessels and is unlikely to cause blood pressure to rise. ...Read more

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Temp low from 96.4 to 97.3 at the highest. Very tired, brain fog, hair falling out & breaking. 2 yrs below normal on mcv & mch blood test. ?

Temp low from 96.4 to 97.3 at the highest. Very tired, brain fog, hair falling out & breaking. 2 yrs below normal on mcv & mch blood test. ?

Check your Thyroid: Your symptoms suggest your level of thyroid hormones may be low. To start with, many physicians will suggest these tests: TSH, T3, (liothyronine) and T4. There are others more specialized ones but those three would be a place to start. ...Read more

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F,43, have seizures? ca ev 2 wk, hit back of head on faucet, fnd only venous angioma & wbc & eos slight high and bp & blsugar higher nonfast noth else

F,43, have seizures? ca ev 2 wk, hit back of head on faucet, fnd only venous angioma & wbc & eos slight high and bp & blsugar higher nonfast noth else

Seizures: It is not uncommon to find no "cause" for seizures. Unlikely to be due to the venous angioma. Make sure you are seeing a neurologist to discuss treatments, and obtaining an EEG (electroencephalogram). Usually epileptic seizures can be easily controlled/ prevented with medicines. Hypoglycemia can also cause seizure occasionally- to avoid that eat small frequent meals of low glycemic index foods. ...Read more

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My fingers can't retain warmth. If the room isn't warm they start getting icy cold. Thyroid levels fine and there is blood flow. Who can help?

My fingers can't retain warmth. If the room isn't warm they start getting icy cold. Thyroid levels fine and there is blood flow. Who can help?

Cold fingers: Some people are more sensitive to cold. Keeping your core body temperature up can help even more than gloves (wear a sweater). ...Read more

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In bathroom, heated floor, drying hair, husband in hot shower. 25 weeks pregnant. Hot - can I overheat?

In bathroom, heated floor, drying hair, husband in hot shower. 25 weeks pregnant. Hot - can I overheat?

Not likely: Unless, of course, you spend a long time in the bathroom. Use a thermometer, the temperatire should not be more than 99 degrees farenheit. ...Read more

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Blood pools in legs, feet when I stand. I'm often lightheaded w high HR, low BP. I'm 34, thin but sedentary. ECG showed short PR interval. Thoughts?

Blood pools in legs, feet when I stand. I'm often lightheaded w high HR, low BP. I'm 34, thin but sedentary. ECG showed short PR interval. Thoughts?

There are a number: of potential issues that could give you these findings and symptoms including autonomic dysfunction. The EKG findings are probably unrelated. You need to be evaluated by a health care professional (cardiologist or electrophysiologist) who will be able to diagnose and treat you to improve your life. ...Read more

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10 week old arches back, stiffens legs to stand, flares and has rigid movements, zones out, and pushes body up off head. Had high jaundice as a baby?

10 week old arches back, stiffens legs to stand, flares and has rigid movements, zones out, and pushes body up off head. Had high jaundice as a baby?

Effect of jaundice?: Abnormally high bilirubin in this age group can cause the kind of symptoms described, due to the effect of bilirubin on brain function. An urgent assessment of your baby is imperative, for confirmation and for intervention. Take care. ...Read more

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3yr old large egg size hard swelling in neck in good enough form very tired and sometimes a slight temp, blood test hb 9.8 wcc 12.9 ESR 93 CRP 94 ?

Swelling in neck: Dont tarry, but make an appointment asap with your doctor. Your blood work indicates an acute process. ...Read more

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Red soles of feet and toes. Get very red when taking shower. Not circulation had CBC and sonogram/venous doppler all normal . I'm 18. any of ideas?

Red soles of feet and toes. Get very red when taking shower. Not circulation had CBC and sonogram/venous doppler all normal . I'm 18. any of ideas?

Red feet toes: 21 F: Red soles of feet and toes. Get very red when taking shower. Not circulation had CBC and sonogram/venous doppler all normal . I'm 18. any of ideas? ANS: May be allergic to chemicals in your shoes-espeically if tennis shoes. Send pictures. See http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/shoe-contact-dermatitis/ Discuss with your team. ...Read more

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1 yr post posterior cx laminectomy, have wide depressed scar, get very uncomfortable sensation in arms & legs with light pat on back of neck...

1 yr post posterior cx laminectomy, have wide depressed scar, get very uncomfortable sensation in arms & legs with light pat on back of neck...

It may be related to: The diagnosis for which you needed the laminectomy in the first place or it could be related to some spinal instability that sometimes occurs after this type of surgery if it was a wide decompression and if it was over multiple levels so see your surgeon to discuss your symptoms and further studies in terms of imaging may be indicated from x-rays including bending or fkexion/extension views & mri. ...Read more

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My endocrinologist says cold temp. Can't cause low glucose. But can cold hands cause low readings because of blood flow constriction or something?

Not likely: People who have extreme blood flow constriction in their hands related to raynauds phenomenon or cardiovascular shock, where their fingertips are blue, can have a fingerstick sugar that is incorrectly low. If your fingertips are pink, it should not occur. ...Read more