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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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I have had constant tightening pains in my chest for 2hours and it is sometimes in my back. What could this be ?

I have had constant tightening pains in my chest for 2hours and it is sometimes in my back. What could this be ?

Dangerous: Please go directly to your local ER or urgent care clinic. This may represent serious GI or vascular disease and cannot be diagnosed online. You need a physical exam, blood testing and ultrasounds as well as an EKG. ...Read more

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My daughter is feeling a sharp pain in lower part of her stomach. Should i be concerned? She is 14 and has never felt this pain.

My daughter is feeling a sharp pain in lower part of her stomach.  Should i be concerned? She is 14 and has never felt this pain.

Could be serious!: Good morning, sharp pain in the lower part of the stomach in at 14 years, if present in the right side of the abdomen could indicate an appendicitis or an ovarian pain in rare cases. Usually such pains are not serious. However, appendicitis may be a matter of concern if not diagnosed in time. Constipation is the most common cause for such pains, in addition to ovarian changes with ovulation. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my right foot on the side and heavy throbbing feels like a pulse for 15 seconds what could this be? Should i be worried?

Joint pain?: Your symptoms could reflect a mechanical arthritis, possibly footwear related. I would try warm soaks, Ibuprofen 400-600 mg 4x/day awaiting to see a podiatrist. Bring the shoes you wear everyday and any in which you had prolonged use prior to noticing the symptoms. High heels should be avoided! ...Read more

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I have throbbing pain in my left shoulder and neck, a week ago i had a checkup. The doctor said my heart sounds fine What could this be?

I have throbbing pain in my left shoulder and neck,  a week ago i had a checkup. The doctor said my heart sounds fine What could this be?

Musculoskeletal: Likely musculoskeletal involving neck, shoulder, arm. Any specific physical activities, specifically sports or work relatedvwhere you may be overusing your left arm or assume a specific posture for longer periods of time? ...Read more

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My girlfriend is complaining for pains in her lower left chest. What could it be? Thank you.

My girlfriend is complaining for pains in her lower left chest. What could it be?

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See a doctor: This complaint will require a doctor in the real world to examine you, possibly take a x-Ray or do a scan, and possibly run tests on blood and urine samples. I hope you can go to an urgent care center or ER for this ASAP ...Read more

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What is a shooting pain described as? I had a sharp sudden and short pain on the back of my head. Is that what they feel like?

Radiating: Yes, shooting pain is often a short, sudden radiating pain. It is not a dull, aching , or cramping type sensation. Shootong pain can occur spontaneously, or with certain movements. This type pain is often associated with nerve irritation, but can occur with some large muscle groups. In the head , it can be nerve related , migrainous, referred from the muscles of the neck, or from the cervical spine. ...Read more

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I have a really sore back just under the left shoulder and a really bad cough. When i cough the pain is so bad i could cry is this a chest infection ?

Pleuritic chest pain: This sounds as if the pleura (layers of tissue surrounding the lungs) may be inflamed and you should be seen by a doctor asap. Go to an er and be evaluated. Will probably need labs and imaging studies. ...Read more

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I have been coughing a lot. Back of my neck hurts when i cough and my head is throbbing. Also weird pains all over head. Could this be from a cold?

Bronchitis : It could be bronchitis. That may be accompanied by sore throat, sinus symptoms and pain and runny nose which could be a cold accompanying bronchitis. Likely to be viral with no need for antibiotics. Take acetaminophen two to three times daily, drink fluids, rest and it should improve. ...Read more

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I have had a headache in my front left side of my head that radiates down my neck for three days is this something I should be concerned with?

I have had a headache in my front left side of my head that radiates down my neck for three days is this something I should be concerned with?

Yes: You are taking many medication that have the ability to cause these problems and they conflict with one another. You need your medication needs reviewed and altered appropriately. ...Read more

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My mom is 64 and has headaches and sharp pain in her head what could that be?

My mom is 64 and has headaches and sharp pain in her head what could that be?

Severe Headaches: Headaches can appear fir a variety of reasons including infection, dehydration, fever, trauma, insomnia, depression, etc. It can also represent more worrisome issues that include aneurysm, a tumor or other mass. If these are severe please get her to her medical provider to begin gathering information to come to a diagnosis and treatment. Headaches that are worse than the norm need urgent attent. ...Read more

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Hi I've had a lump on the back left side of my neck for over a year now. It's causing me very bad head aches and nausea. Is this reason to worry?

Hi I've had a lump on the back left side of my neck for over a year now. It's causing me very bad head aches and nausea. Is this reason to worry?

Go see your doc: It is nearly impossible to answer this question without physically examining this lump. Best to go see your doctor to make sure it is nothing to worry. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Left side of my head hurts a lot and I get sharp pains on top of my head as well what is wrong with me this has been happening for past 8months ?

Left side of my head hurts a lot and I get sharp pains on top of my head as well what is wrong with me this has been happening for past 8months ?

Migraine?: Unilateral headaches are often migraines, although they can run with tension headaches (which can cause tenderness on your scalp). You need to keep a diary of the triggers of your headaches, timing, severity and what you do to make the headache go away. This will be invaluable information to help you and your doc figure this out together. ...Read more

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I have a earache contonuoes headache and pain in neck on my left side why is that ?

I have a earache contonuoes headache and pain in neck on my left side why is that ?

Ear infection: You really need your doctor here. Infection possible in fact likely but serious tumors can arrise and give similar sx. ...Read more

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I been having chest pain for a year now.. Mostly left sometimes right and it hurts when i flex.. My breathing is fine. What could this be? Serious?

I been having chest pain for a year now.. Mostly left sometimes right and it hurts when i flex.. My breathing is fine. What could this be? Serious?

More info needed: The diagnosis depends on the type of chest pains. They don't sound heart related, but may be due to irritated/inflamed chest wall muscles or pinching of intercostal nerves which run between ribs. Avoid stretching or straining your chest wall or rib cage. If symptoms persist, see your physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more


Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

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