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Brother has been in the hospital since Saturday bad headache, swollen eyes, vomit high fever could he have migraine doctor done test but all negative?

Brother has been in the hospital since Saturday bad headache, swollen eyes, vomit high fever could he have migraine doctor done test but all negative?

Meningitis: Migraines do not give you high fever. He needs a lumbar puncture if not done. If this is negative then its viral meningitis....so it doesn't mean there's not diagnosis when you don't find anything. ...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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My son gets dehydrated after play hard, he gets a really bad headache and vomits. Could it be more than dehydration? He is an average healthy 9 year old. Who will play very hard and forgets to re-hydrate himself. My resolution has been to give him liquids

My son gets dehydrated after play hard, he gets a really bad headache and vomits. Could it be more than dehydration? He is an average healthy 9 year old. Who will play very hard and forgets to re-hydrate himself. My resolution has been to give him liquids

I: I think it would be best tha the have a medical evaluation including blood and urine testing to be sure he doesn't have an underlying condition causing this, such as elevated blood sugar or other conditions. His symptoms are unusual so a medical evaluation would be prudent. Please write down the symptoms and tell your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Really bad headache along with chills and cold sweats also a pain in my lower left part of my back and on the hip. No vomiting but can't keep food dow?

Really bad headache along with chills and cold sweats also a pain in my lower left part of my back and on the hip. No vomiting but can't keep food dow?

See your doctor soon: If you can't keep food down, it's time to see your doctor. You need to be physically examined so they can assess what is going on, especially if you're having lower left side back pain, in which case a full abdominal, back, exam needs to be done as well as other measures to check your kidneys and ovaries. Don't delay! ...Read more

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I was doing arobics n started to yawn....now I have a bad headache feels like vomiting neck pain and still yawning what's wrong eith me?

I was doing arobics n started to yawn....now I have a bad headache feels like vomiting neck pain and still yawning what's wrong eith me?

Exertional headache: Exercise headaches occur during or after sustained, strenuous exercise. It is relatively uncommon headache syndrome and visit to your PCP is warranted. ...Read more

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I've had a bad headache for 3 days now and I just vomited brown/black chunks, no bile, or "dry". Must be a migraine. But the vomit, is it normal?

I've had a bad headache for 3 days now and I just vomited brown/black chunks, no bile, or "dry". Must be a migraine. But the vomit, is it normal?

GI work up: Migraine with vomiting can cause esophageal tear, but dark brown or coffee color vomit suggests upper esophageal/ stomach bleed, needs gastroenterologist evaluation. ...Read more

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On a Zpak now. Sick for 2 wks. Last night had a bad headache and started vomiting bile which had blood in it. Went to ER they said this is normal?

On a Zpak now. Sick for 2 wks. Last night had a bad headache and started vomiting bile which had blood in it. Went to ER they said this is normal?

Consider: A follow up with your doctor to reexamine you. Without reviewing all the tests performed on you it would be difficult to add more to what is known about your symptoms. If your doctor is unavailable another opinion at the Emergency Room could be warranted. ...Read more

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Sore breast want to vomit and a bad headache and neck pain tireness?

Sore breast want to vomit and a bad headache and neck pain tireness?

Are you pregnant?: Those symptoms may be found in someone who is pregnant. If one is not pregnant, then it could mean that someone is having a migraine headache (bad headache, neck tightness or pain, associated w/ nausea/vomiting) during the week before the period is due (sore breast). However, always best to check w/ one's doc. ...Read more

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Possible to have CSF leak 3wks post ESI. L4-L5. Bad headache/foggy/no fever/ nauseated/no vomiting. How long does the headache last? 4-5 days already.

Possible to have CSF leak 3wks post ESI. L4-L5. Bad headache/foggy/no fever/ nauseated/no vomiting. How long does the headache last? 4-5 days already.

Yes possible: Headache (HA) after epidural steroid injection (ESI) rarely occur this late but are possible. Is HA worse when standing/sitting up & less/gone if lying down? Can be associated with nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or visual disturbances. Treatment includes being flat in bed for least 24 hrs, hydration, & analgesics. Since already 4-5 days, I would call physician who did ESI right away. Drink!! ...Read more

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What can I do for a bad headache on of the back of head that has lead to puking?

What can I do for a bad headache on of the back of head that has lead to puking?

Migraine?: Need to have this evaluated, and perhaps get mri, as causes might include migraine, but also could be due to problems inside the cranium, such as increased intracranial pressure. Get an exam by your pcp, and decide further steps. There are medications available to stop and prevent headaches, but first confirm causation. Some medications can trigger headaches, so review these also. ...Read more

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My 9 year old son just came in my room with a bad headache and then threw up all over. Should I be concerned about a tumor?

My 9 year old son just came in my room with a bad headache and then threw up all over. Should I be concerned about a tumor?

Doubt it: Common things are the most often reason for a barfing episode. Early virus, reaction to food, juvenile migraine, etc are a million to one more likely. Consult with the kids doc if it persists. ...Read more

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My cousin has a bad headache where she crying and throwing up what can I do to try and soothe it?

My cousin has a bad headache where she crying and throwing up what can I do to try and soothe it?

Sounds like migraine: Suggest getting her to see a neurologist so these headaches are better controlled - in the interim, a dark room and rest usually helps but without professional care, these may continue. ...Read more

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Hi in Thailand, ate a chicken dish last night and today have dirrehea and puking, that has now stopped but now have bad headache and bad lower back pains should I be worried about the lower back pains?

Hi in Thailand, ate a chicken dish last night and today have dirrehea and puking, that has now stopped but now have bad headache and bad lower back pains should I be worried about the lower back pains?

See my Advice below: What you had was likely Food poisoning. This is a self limited condition which settles down in 24 to 48 hours.
You should rest in the bed today and drink lots of liquids (if U R nausea free)+ extra salt. The back pain may be part of the same problem or unrelated. You will know within 24-48 hours if it settles down also. If the back pain gets worse over next 48 hours, then you may have to see a doct ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more