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Can anixiety cause confusion , in a fog kinda feeling , head aches , tiredness, weak, .Had two normal CT scans of head.

Can anixiety cause confusion , in a fog kinda feeling , head aches , tiredness, weak, .Had two normal CT scans of head.

Can but exclusion Dx: Anxiety can have profound effects on the central nervous system but remains a diagnosis of exclusion. Ct of the head is a useful test for problems of structure but does not tell you about function. May i suggest that you track your symptoms with the timing of your medications and consult a neurologist to help sort out your symptoms to define a cause. Good luck and i hope you feel better. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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Does a head CT scan help diagnose multiple sclerosis? If a CT scan is normal, is it still likely that multiple sclerosis can be present?

Does a head CT scan help diagnose multiple sclerosis? If a CT scan is normal, is it still likely that multiple sclerosis can be present?

Takes time to show: "Multiple lesions over time and space" is how med students learn about MS. It evolves over time. Sometimes subtle MRI findings can suggest it, but are non-specific ("unidentified bright objects"). But it can take a long time before MS presents itself. If seriously concerned, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Sharp sharp head pain towards left middle side of head. CT scan normal yesterday from possible concussion Saturday night. Is this related? Is this ok?

Sharp sharp head pain towards left middle side of head. CT scan normal yesterday from possible concussion Saturday night. Is this related? Is this ok?

Most likely: Though I do not know the cause of your TBI (Traumatic brain Injury), it seems like your symptoms may be consistent with a concussion. The diagnosis of "concussion" covers a range of physiologic changes in your brain after an impact. Patients get may different types of symptoms after concussion. If you become nauseated, dizzy, or if the headache gets worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain back of head.Sinus since July. Head Ct scan normal showed sinus.Doc said pain is from sinus. But is it?Pain usually face, not top/back head

Sharp pain back of head.Sinus since July. Head Ct scan normal showed sinus.Doc said pain is from sinus. But is it?Pain usually face, not top/back head

Depends : It depends on which sinus. For example if the sphenoid sinus is involved you may feel it in the center of your head. Ethmoid sinus may give you eye pain. Also if they are infected, the lymph node drainage is variable and back of head/ neck may hurt. So it depends ...Read more

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My face feels hot to touch but thermometer reads 98.7 i also have a headache, any ideas? I went to ER last night for headache but after a normal head CT scan n some meds i was sent home onmigrainemeds

My face feels hot to touch but thermometer reads 98.7 i also have a headache, any ideas? I went to ER last night for headache but after a normal head CT scan n some meds i was sent home onmigrainemeds

Migraine: It is possibly a migraine. Migraine headaches are triggered by certain foods like msg, soy sauce, nitrites or nitrates, citric drinks, peanuts, chocolate, alcohol, yeast products, onion and cheese. Stress, poor sleep and certain medications can aggravate the headaches. Check with your doctor to make sure your thyroid is in good shape. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Several times a day i feel like my lower lip shrink for 3 seconds then come back normal can that be brain tumor 3 yrs ago my head CT scan come normal?

Several times a day i feel like my lower lip shrink for 3 seconds then come back normal can that be brain tumor 3 yrs ago my head CT scan come normal?

Likely not tumor: It depends on the frequency and severity of symptoms, but you might consider requesting your doctor to order an MRI brain with and without contrast (it provides better detail of the brain than does the ct). ...Read more

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Could I have temporal artertis? Had eye exam in July,normal. Since June,headsches, sinus infect.,eyes red,side of head will tremor.head CT scan norma

Could I have temporal artertis? Had eye exam in July,normal.  Since June,headsches, sinus infect.,eyes red,side of head will tremor.head CT scan norma

Temporal arteritis: can be identified by blood tests as well as a good physical examination by your ophthalmologist. A CT scan is not needed in most cases. If the blood work suggests you have temporal arteritis then a temporal artery biopsy can completed to confirm the diagnosis. Please see your doctor immediately if you suspect temporal arteritis since it can lead to permanent vision loss relatively quickly. ...Read more

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How dangerous is head CT scan?

How dangerous is head CT scan?

Go to: Acr accredited scanner to be safest. Only small risk. See radiologyinfo.Org. ...Read more

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What can be diagnosed with head CT scan?

What can be diagnosed with head CT scan?

Hemorhage: This test is very sensitive at detecting blood leaking into the brain. Many other things may also be found such as stroke, tumor, anomalies, sinusitis. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Korona
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Ct Scan (Definition)

Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more