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Fever and pounding headache but no other symptoms, what is wrong?

Fever and pounding headache but no other symptoms, what is wrong?

Hard to tell: Without an examination and full and detailed history it is impossible to diagnose you. If this persists past several days or new symptoms develop you should definitely see your doctor. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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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Been having a constant pounding headache for 3 days. No other symptoms. Headaches keeps me up at night, been taking OTC pain reliever but not working.

Been having a constant pounding headache for 3 days. No other symptoms. Headaches keeps me up at night, been taking OTC pain reliever but not working.

Many causes: Headaches can be due to many causes

1migraine
2tension headache
3cluster headaches
secondary headaches
1excessive use of analgesics
2post head injury (concussion)
3cranial neuralgias due to inflammation of 12 nerves which supply motor;sensation to head;neck
4brain tumors
5high blood pressure
6sinus problems
7pseudotumor cerebri
8 other rare conditions
see doctor to find out cause ...Read more

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I am 17yrs old symptoms: pounding headache moodswings dizziness stiff neck/shoulder/back heavy head almost imposible to get my headup in the morning?

I am 17yrs old symptoms: pounding headache moodswings dizziness stiff neck/shoulder/back heavy head almost imposible to get my headup in the morning?

See your doctor: Although this could be viral; but the younger the age the more likely chance of bacterial infection. With stiff neck and not being able to get your headup I would worry about meningitis that can become dangerous. See your family md asap. If rapid decline go to nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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Started taking Prilosec for gerd. Soon after I started experiencing this weird chest pain, headaches, and a pounding chest (no HR elevation). Ran out and symptoms lessened. Took It again and they came back. Is it in my head or a reaction to Prilosec?

Started taking Prilosec for gerd. Soon after I started experiencing this weird chest pain, headaches, and a pounding chest (no HR elevation). Ran out and symptoms lessened. Took It again and they came back. Is it in my head or a reaction to Prilosec?

It might be,,,: It appears that Prilosec can have as an adverse effect, severe abdominal pain. This is due to increased intestinal gas. There can also be nausea and vomiting. Headaches are also a side effect. It might be a good idea to talk to your doctor about how much you should take since your symptoms lessened when you ran out and this would help to avoid serious side effects. Good luck. ...Read more

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After accident, I have this pounding headaches for 5 days already besides the greenishbruises, difficulty in taking deep breath with all the above symptoms, who I should see, a family doctor? A dc? Or a specialist? A MRI scan? I have visited ER after t

After accident, I have this pounding headaches for 5 days already besides the greenishbruises, difficulty in taking deep breath with all the above symptoms, who I should see, a family doctor? A dc? Or a specialist? A MRI scan? I have visited ER after t

Hard: Hard to comment without more specifics about the accident, where you were hit, what specifics of the injury, loss of consciousness? Belted or unbelted? Nature and degree of car damage? From what it sounds like though, you were taken to the er where a series of x-rays and ct scans were done and presumably they sent you home. I assume now that you are having some pains, headaches and bruising. The discoloration is normal, blood in a bruise will turn green and blue when it is being resorbed into the body. You will have contusions which will be sore and pain medications and heating pads will help this. If you hit the ribs, you may have some soreness and difficulty taking a deep breath also. The headaches are not unusual after an injury, if you hit your head, this could be due to a concussion. However if the headaches do not improve or worsen, if you develop nausea and vomiting or have changes in your vision, you should go to a general surgeon that is knowledgable in trauma, or to a neurologist. A MRI may be helpful to rule out concussion. ...Read more

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I may need an MRI to rule out brain tumors. Seek family doc first or go directly to neuro? Vertigo symptoms, speech problems, headaches, trembling in upper extremities, pounding in ears. All within last month. Age 33 female. Normal health. Worse withing l

I may need an MRI to rule out brain tumors. Seek family doc first or go directly to neuro? Vertigo symptoms, speech problems, headaches, trembling in upper extremities, pounding in ears. All within last month. Age 33 female. Normal health. Worse withing l

You'll see neurology: You'll see one of us sooner or later so i'd go with what your insurance dictates. One advantage of seeing your family doc first is he or she may know which neurologist would do a better job with you. ...Read more

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Throbbing headache in one spot for 3 days. Started dull but then severe on the 3rd day but then went away. Migraine? No other symptoms

Throbbing headache in one spot for 3 days. Started dull but then severe on the 3rd day but then went away. Migraine? No other symptoms

You may be right: Sounds potentially migraine, but if repetitive and causes more problems, a Concierge visit could point toward approaches to manage this. ...Read more

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I am experiencing headache (side: left) (severity: moderate) (occurred: > 3 hrs) (quality: sensation of pressure or fullness, throbbing sensation)...most likely from accidentally hitting my head on a door. What symptoms would warrant a dr visit?

I am experiencing headache (side: left) (severity: moderate) (occurred: > 3 hrs) (quality: sensation of pressure or fullness, throbbing sensation)...most likely from accidentally hitting my head on a door. What symptoms would warrant a dr visit?

Trauma: Headaches are not unusual even after trivial head injury. However if there are moderate or intense headaches which persist, they warrant an evaluation for brain injury or bleeding. Other worrisome symptoms are nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness, visual disturbance or confusion. Being on anticoagulants, aspirin or medications like Aleve make one prone to bleeding. ...Read more

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10 days past ovulation negative pregnancy test? Period doesn't start till may 5. 8 days from now. No symptoms other than throbbing headache.

10 days past ovulation negative pregnancy test? Period doesn't start till may 5. 8 days from now. No symptoms other than throbbing headache.

Unknown: If you haven't missed a period, you might be very early pregnant. Most over the counter pregnancy tests will not turn positive untill the time of a missed period. So, if you miss a period, take another pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I have a throbbing headache, congestion, occasional cough, no sore throat. What do I do to relieve my symptoms?

I have a throbbing headache, congestion, occasional cough, no sore throat. What do I do to relieve my symptoms?

Possible Sinusitis: This sounds like it could possibly be a sinus infection. You can try Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM. But if it persists, I would have an evaluation to see if you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Moderate headache in eyebrows, back of head and neck. Tension headache? No bother symptoms. Feels like pressure. Also throbbing in nose and teeth.

Moderate headache in eyebrows, back of head and neck. Tension headache? No bother symptoms. Feels like pressure. Also throbbing in nose and teeth.

Yes, TTH: Tension type headache. Many patients feel as if they were wearing a tight hat or having their heads in a vice. The pain is of moderate intensity and does not worsen with routine physical activity. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the temples, cervical muscles (neck) as well as the pericranial muscles. Rec.:see orofacial pain specialist for treatment. ...Read more

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Sore throat forehead headache like throbbing pain behind of my eyes tired these symptoms go away for 3-4 days and come back again almost a year?

Allergy: You are describing a typical allergy symptoms. You need to be taking allergy medicine for good Allergy is not like cold that will go away in a week or so it is a life time problem see your doctor ...Read more

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Hai, My husband has a non pounding headache, pls help?

Hai, My husband has a non pounding headache, pls help?

Head aches: There are many over the counter medications he can try to alleviate and get rid of his head ache. If they fail, then he may need to see a dr. For an evaluation and more intense treatment options. ...Read more

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It's day three of a pounding headache? What should I do?

It's day three of a pounding headache? What should I do?

See a neurologist: Most likely migraine unless this is a first ever headache of you life which could be serious. In either case see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Pounding headache for 6 days won't go away with anything I do or take what should I do? Could it be serious?

Pounding headache for 6 days won't go away with anything I do or take what should I do? Could it be serious?

See doctor: There are many causes of a pounding headache, however- if it has persisted this long- it deserves a full history and physical from your doctor. He needs to know all medications, dietary foods, caffeine products you are taking etc. Best of luck to you ...Read more

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I have an extremely painful pounding headache. It especially hurts when I bend over and get up or sit down... Help please?

I have an extremely painful pounding headache. It especially hurts when I bend over and get up or sit down... Help please?

Headache,: Hi, sounds like you might have a Migraine headache although you need to be evaluated by a neurologist to make sure nothing serious is going on.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Bp 162/112 pounding headache, any quick fix?

Bp 162/112 pounding headache, any quick fix?

ER: Go to an instacare or ER immediately. Do not use ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) or Advil, it will get worse. If overweight lose it. If you eat too much junk food, stop. Eat just salads, fresh veg and fruits. It could be dangerous to wait on this. You may end up with a big stroke and get paralysed on one side. There is another dangerous condition called subarachnoid hemorrhage which is fatal ...Read more

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Why do I have a pounding headache when I wake up after sex?

Why do I have a pounding headache when I wake up after sex?

Sex headaches: There is a form of migraine that is worse after sex. Ask you doctor to give you something to help. ...Read more

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3 days of pounding headache that won't go away tyenol doesn't seem to help.

3 days of pounding headache that won't go away tyenol doesn't seem to help.

Headache: It is possible that this headache is due to sinus pressure. If you have no contraindications (for example, hypertension), you may try an over the counter sinus medication. First, be sure to talk with the pharmacist if you are taking other medications. Best of health to you! ...Read more

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2 days in a row I took a nap for two hours, and both times I woke up with a pounding headache. Why??

2 days in a row I took a nap for two hours, and both times I woke up with a pounding headache. Why??

Headaches: Hi andrew510, there are many causes of headaches (stress, infection, migraine, vision issues).Depending of the type of headache, I would be suspicious of dehydration.We lose a large amount of hydration during sleep.Most of the time we go to bed slightly dehydrated and wake up significantly so. Lack of sleep can also contribute (you are taking naps).Try to get a good eight hours/night. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I've had a pounding headache for 3 days straight now, and it gets worse whenever I stand up. What could be causing this?

I've had a pounding headache for 3 days straight now, and it gets worse whenever I stand up. What could be causing this?

Low volume: You proba ly have low blood pressure. When you stand up, gravity pulls your blood down & if you do not have enough volume circulating, one trends to get dizzy and or get headaches. Visit your doctor for a thorough evaluation which includes vitals check. Including orthostatics (measuring blood pressure laying flat, sitting, standing). Starvation can cause that as well. See your doc now. ...Read more

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I was hit repeatedly in the head exactly a week ago and it still hurts so much today with a pounding headache, what could I have its also soar?

I was hit repeatedly in the head exactly a week ago and it still hurts so much today with a pounding headache, what could I have its also soar?

Hi. I am curious why: I am curious why you were hit in the head repeatedly a week ago. That has as much to do with how I would answer your question as anything. The what you could have is an abusive relationship. One that deserves as much attention as the lethal other possibilities. Consider calling: 908-355-HELP (4357) and Please go to your local hospital for a proper evaluation ...Read more

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Why when I drive at night every light possible gives me a pounding headache? Stop lights, headlights, street lights, my phone, my cars digital display

Why when I drive at night every light possible gives me a pounding headache? Stop lights, headlights, street lights, my phone, my cars digital display

Photophobia: You definitely need an eye exam. Light bothering could be a symptom of migraine headache, but need eye exam to rule out eye problem. Until then avoid night time driving for your safety and safety of others. ...Read more

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Pounding and throbbing headaches?

Pounding and throbbing headaches?

Ibuprofen: Take some Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) and take a nap. Most migraines are relieved with sleep. Go see your doctor if your headaches are regular. You may need a triptan to abort the headache (imitrex). The doc needs to run some tests and take a good history to put you on the right therapy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a pounding headache and I'm dizzy?

Headache: The answer depends on whether you typically have such headaches. If you do NOT normally have pounding headaches with dizziness that were already cleared by your practitioner, then you need to have these evaluated. Although they sound like they could be migraine, you are older than expected for the first one. Please have your practitioner check this out, right away. ...Read more

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How come I keep getting pounding headaches that make the vaine on the side of my head pop out?

How come I keep getting pounding headaches that make the vaine on the side of my head pop out?

Depends: Many possibilities. How old r u? What is your sex? Other symptoms and signs need to be examined. See your doctor who may consider disease like temporal arthritis. ...Read more

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I keep feeling my heartbeat (or pounding) in the top or back of my head. What could cause this? No headache though

I keep feeling my heartbeat (or pounding) in the top or back of my head. What could cause this? No headache though

Head congestion: Most likely you have a blocked eustachian tube (the connection between your middle ear and throat that "pops" when you go up a mountain.) if you're getting over a cold, that would explain it. If not, and it persists, you should be checked for a more serious but rare cause (like an aneurysm) but it's very unlikely that you have that. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing chronic pounding headaches everyday for the past week. Sometimes twice a day. Could this be something serious?

I've been experiencing chronic pounding headaches everyday for the past week. Sometimes twice a day. Could this be something serious?

It could be...: Having a headache go one for as long as a week is something that needs to be taken seriously and evaluated. Pounding suggests throbbing, often associated with blood vessel pulsating. It could be muscular contraction/tension headache, migraine, or even something more serious so you need a thorough evaluation and appropriate diagnostic tests. See your doctor ASAP. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I've been having a HORRIBLE headache right on the top of my head for a couple of days now. It gets SO MUCH WORSE when I bend over. A POUNDING PAIN.

If it is bad enough: For all caps, then you should seek medical advice in person very soon. May be nothing but a lot more information m=needs to be gathered before proceeding. ...Read more