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Doctor insights on: Seeing Zigzag Lines

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The last couple days i've had a minor headache. Now i started seeing zigzag lines, in color. What could be wrong?

The last couple days i've had a minor headache. Now i started seeing zigzag lines, in color. What could be wrong?

Zigzag lines: Zigzag lines that last a few minutes often followed by a headache may be due to migraine but anytime you have new symptoms they should be checked out by a doctor to insure they don't indicate something more serious. ...Read more

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Well, the last couple days I've actually relaxed and a minor headache. But today, I started seeing zigzag lines, like prism?

Well, the last couple days I've actually relaxed and a minor headache. But today, I started seeing zigzag lines, like prism?

Fortification lines: This is actually one of the classically described migraine auras, referred to as "fortification spectra." use these visual symptoms as a cue to take your abortive medications, and you may be able to eliminate the headache that follows. ...Read more

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Im seeing floating black specks what causes this?

Im seeing floating black specks what causes this?

May be floaters: Floaters are due to imperfections in the clear gel inside the eyeball, and tend to become noticeable as a person ages. Floaters occur in many people, and sometimes are more noticeable if one is looking at a plain blank surface such as a blue sky. Large numbers of floaters, noticeably increasing floaters, flashes of light, changes in vision, etc..., should be evaluated by an md eye doctor. ...Read more

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Seeing stars during sex. Normal?

Seeing stars during sex. Normal?

Maybe: Normally only the earth is supposed to move when you have sex, not the heavens (joke) you may see stars when you hyperventilate or experience changes in blood pressure, both of which usually occur during sexual arousal and orgasm. If this is bothersome, get checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Why am i seeing flashes of light?

Why am i seeing flashes of light?

Most likely: New flashes or floaters and/or loss of peripheral vision (like a curtain or veil obscuring part of the vision) require an urgent dilated retinal exam to rule out retinal detachment. Other causes include ocular migraine. Get checked. ...Read more

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Why do I keep seeing my dead friend?

Why do I keep seeing my dead friend?

Not sure: Are you actively grieving a loss? If you believe that a dead friend is truly right in front of you - it might merit medical assessment. However, it is not uncommon to think we see a glimpse of a departed loved one. Take care. ...Read more