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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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My son is 2 yo, had EBV last year. They did a full leukemia work up. Could he still develop lymphoma from it? He has swollen occiput node. Other sx's?

My son is 2 yo, had EBV last year. They did a full leukemia work up. Could he still develop lymphoma from it? He has swollen occiput node. Other sx's?

Why are you worried?: In parts of africa it is possible to develop burkittts lymphoma from ebv. It is not common and most children under age 5 will get ebv and be fine. I recommend seeing a chinese medicine practitioner to resolve the issue- chinese herbs in the hands of an experienced chinese medicine physician are powerful and can speed recovery and alleviate your worry.. Occiput nodes can swell from many minor issue. ...Read more

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Can staring at a computer cause tension in the back of head (occiput)? I have tension in back of head and dizziness. Normal CT. Massage not effective

Can staring at a computer cause tension in the back of head (occiput)? I have tension in back of head and dizziness. Normal CT. Massage not effective

Occipital neuralgia: The greater and lesser occipital nerves live in the back of the head on both sides. The lesser nerve runs towards your ear and the greater nerve runs to top of back of your head. These occipital nerves can be aggravated without any trauma. Tilting head back can cause dizziness if these nerves are aggravated. 7 days or oral steroid or 5 days of Toradol may knock out this irritation to these nerves. ...Read more

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My partner gets a headache after he ejaculates?

My partner gets a headache after he ejaculates?

" coital head ache ": A type of known anxiety disorder , first let him see his doctor to make sure he did not have physical aliments like diabetes , hypertension etc , then may have to see a psychiatrist to over come the problems , don't have to be ashamed. ...Read more

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My husband gets headaches after he goes during sex. What could be the cause of the headache?

My husband gets headaches after he goes during sex. What could be the cause of the headache?

Post ejaculation: headaches are common and although worrisome are usually benign- can also be associated with the use of Viagra (sildenafil) or Cialis as well as srree,tension, or performance anxiety. This should evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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My husband gets headaches after sex, when he finishes, what could be the cause of the headache?

My husband gets headaches after sex, when he finishes, what could be the cause of the headache?

Exertional Headache: Headaches occurring during or after sexual intercourse are a particular type of "Exertional Headache" called Headache Associated With Sexual Activity or Post Coital Headaches. There are 2 types: Primary and Secondary. Primary= benign, not caused by serious disease (most are Primary). Secodary=due to serious disease, such as brain tumor. SEE: http://bit.ly/134oXr for more info. See your physician. ...Read more

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My husband has had headaches for 5 days straight he is 54 yes if age. Do u know what the cause might be ?

My husband has had headaches for 5 days straight he is 54 yes if age. Do u know what the cause might be ?

Multiple causes: He may have multiple causes such as migraines, or a circulatory disorder. Certain neurological conditions may also present with prolonged headache. ...Read more

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My husband is a normally physically healthy 38 year old. He has now been ill with headaches and fevers for 2 weeks. ?

My husband is a normally physically healthy 38 year old. He has now been ill with headaches and fevers for 2 weeks.  ?

See a Doctor: Good rule of thumb: if something doesn't go away in two weeks, see a doctor. (or sooner if you feel it is appropriate). ...Read more

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My son has woken up with headaches for last 3 days. He vomited once last night but has been eating since. What's wrong?

My son has woken up with headaches for last 3 days. He vomited once last night but has been eating since. What's wrong?

See doctor: Given his age and these symptoms, he should be seen by his doctor. Common things being common, it could be an infection of some sort. There are many other possibilities that require a detailed history and physical exam. I hope he feels better soon. ...Read more

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