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What are symptoms of migraines in children?

What are symptoms of migraines in children?

Usually...: ...One-sided headache, aura (visual disturbances on the side of teh headache) - occasionally "abdominal migraine" may present with abdominal pain and vomiting but without headache, and respond to migraine treatments, . ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Abdominal Migraine (Definition)

Abdominal migraine is a disorder primarily of children which presents with episodes of abdominal pain without an accompanying headache. It is difficult to confirm the diagnosis as there are not a set of features that is specific and thus it can take time before the diagnosis is made. The condition ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of appendicitis in children and teens?

What are the symptoms of appendicitis in children and teens?

Pain in right side: In young people, appendicitis usually begins as a vague discomfort around the belly button. It then slowly moves to the right lower abdomen area and slowly becomes more intense. Many people experience nausea and vomiting. However, appendicitis can be very tricky and sometimes appears with different symptoms depending on exactly where it is located on the right side. If in doubt, get it checked out. ...Read more

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Are headaches in the back of head, lightheadedness and nausea common symptoms of hyperparathyroidism?

Are headaches in the back of head, lightheadedness and nausea common symptoms of hyperparathyroidism?

Hyperparathyroidism: Your symptoms could be those of hyperparathyroidism (h). The diagnosis of h is easy. Ask your doctor to obtain a intact pth, calcium (c), phosphorus (p) and Albumin levels to see if your PTH is elevated at the same time your c is, along with a low p. The Albumin is drawn to arrive at a corrected level of c. If these values are not present, you do not have h. Speak to your physician and good luck. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hernia in women in abdomen?

What are symptoms of hernia in women in abdomen?

Same as a man: Abdominal wall hernias typically cause pain, discomfort, and/or a bulge that can be pushed back inside the abdominal cavity. There are however atypical hernias that can be different. See your doctor for persistent or worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of sinusitis in children?

What are symptoms of sinusitis in children?

Depends: Before 4-6 m babies essentially have no sinus cavities. By a year, the maxillary & ethmoid sinuses are partially developed and inflammation can be seen as creamy nasal debris that often descends down the back of the throat like a waterfall during oral exam. Xrays < 1yr are rarely helpful as the sinus cavities are often filled by normal mucous at that age rather than trapped pus seen when older. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mono in children 2-4yrs?

What are the symptoms of mono in children 2-4yrs?

Very mild to none: At that age, they can have enlarged lymph nodes & spleen, or just fever & malaise. If your Mono Spot Test was positive, your doctor may draw one on your child if he has a febrile illness for a week or more. Try not to share saliva with your child or sneeze around him. ...Read more

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Are migraines associated with the symptoms of cluster headaches?

Are migraines associated with the symptoms of cluster headaches?

Can have both: A person can have both conditions, but they are not the same. They are both types of headaches. Migraine is throbbing pain or pressure, normally on one side, with nausea or light sensitivity, and sometimes an aura or warning symptom. Cluster headache is a sharp or stabbing pain behind or around an eye with tears, nasal stuffiness or a droopy eyelid or red eye. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of meningitis in young children?

What are the symptoms of meningitis in young children?

What age?: This will differ according to the age of the child. Generally meningitis presents with fever, sensitivity to light and sound, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in mentation and possibly localizing neurological abnormalities. In preverbal children there may be listlessness, failure to feed, difficult in arousal, irritability, and other non-specific manifestations. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of typhoid in children?

Signs and symptoms of typhoid in children?

Numerous: Week one, constipation, step-wise increasing fever to constant level, headache, lethargy, malaise, muscle and abdominal pains. In 2nd wk rose spotted rash, diarrhea, slow pulse, stupor replaces headache. 3rd and 4th weeks can produce GI hemorrhage, perforation of bowel, heart muscle dysfunction, septic shock and death. Bad disease to have. ...Read more

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Can pedialyte cause headaches and migraines in adults?

Can pedialyte cause headaches and migraines in adults?

Possible: I'm not aware of migraine headaches as a direct consequence of normal consumption of Pedialyte in adults, however, it can commonly cause G.I. symptoms including nausea and vomiting. By indirect extension and insusceptible people this could lead to severe headaches. In general, labeling an item has a migraine trigger requires tracking through time. More info? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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The signs and symptoms of menstrural migraine?

The signs and symptoms of menstrural migraine?

Related to menstruat: Migraine headaches related to menstruation are triggered by the fall off of estrogen which triggers menstruation. They can be treated like other migraines. Prevention can consist of taking prophylactic medications such as triptans, starting 2 days before expected menstruation begins and contine for two days after n=menstruation begins. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of epilepsy in children?

What are some symptoms of epilepsy in children?

Many symptoms: Infants can present with eye deviation, lip smacking, bicycling motions, extremity twitching.....Older kids can present with school problems, staring episodes, or bite marks on inside of cheek from nightime seizures. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mania in children and teens?

What are symptoms of mania in children and teens?

See below...: Irritability, racing speech, little sleep with no apparent fatigue, poor judgment, increased risk-taking behavior, hypersexuality, delusions, hallucinations. Other disorders often mistaken for teenage bipolar disorder include adhd, conduct disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd), schizophrenia. A specialist, psychologist or psychiatrist, is best positioned to interpret such symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the causes of headaches in young children?

What are the causes of headaches in young children?

Headaches: Headaches in children can be due to stress, migraines, trauma, intracranial conditions. Your child should be evaluated by a pediatrician for any recurrent headaches. ...Read more

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Have bloating in the stomach, frequent bouts of severe nausea that causes soreness in the pit of the stomach and rare dizziness.. Any suggestions?

Have bloating in the stomach, frequent bouts of severe nausea that causes soreness in the pit of the stomach and rare dizziness.. Any suggestions?

Dizzy and bloating: you may have a virus causing your bloating and nausea but if you are having other symptoms such as fever or severe diarrhea you should see a doctor asap about it. I would also check a pregnancy test to make sure you are not pregnant especially if you missed a period or are late. Drink plenty of fluids and try to rest of course. If you are not improving in a few days see your doctor of course. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of a brain tumor in toddlers aged two and under?

What are typical symptoms of a brain tumor in toddlers aged two and under?

Swelling: Rapid growth of the skull as measured in the head circumference, vomiting, poor growth, abnormal eye movements can all be part of a presentation of pediatric brain tumors. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of heart attacks in children?

What are symptoms of heart attacks in children?

Atypical: Heart attacks are very rare in children, but can occur if a child is born with abnormal coronary arteries, has extraordinarily high cholesterol or contracts certain diseases (eg: kawasaki disease). The most common cause is Cocaine abuse. Small children may complain of stomach pain and shortness of breath. Older children and teens may have "classic" crushing chest, neck or arm pain. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of meningitis in adults in college?

What are symptoms of meningitis in adults in college?

Sick as stink: Imagine the morning after a night of drinking, but no night of drinking - that would be like the symptoms of meningitis. Severe headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, ache, trouble with vision, trouble with balance, feeling like you want to die - then you may have meningitis. Needs thorough medical evaluation right away! ...Read more

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Daughter has been diagnosed with abdominal migraines. I have 3 older daughters that suffered from similar symptoms and now suffer from migraine headaches, as do i. Is there a relationship? Hereditary?

Daughter has been diagnosed with abdominal migraines. I have 3 older daughters that suffered from similar symptoms and now suffer from migraine headaches, as do i. Is there a relationship? Hereditary?

Stress: It is possible that there is a relationship, but it can be caused by stress or school, family situations. There are some medical and alternative treatments. Try consulting a pediatric or headache neurologist. ...Read more

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What is an abdominal migraine?

What is an abdominal migraine?

Usually in kids: Abdominal migraine, to put it as simply as possible, is involves pain in the abdomen, even when there's no headache. Typically, the pain lasts about two hours, but anywhere from 1-72 hours. Between attacks, things are fine. Sometimes there are other symptoms, such as nausea and/or vomiting, sensitivity to light, irritability, diarrhea, loss of appetite, headache. ...Read more

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Abdominal migraine or intolerance?

Abdominal migraine or intolerance?

See your doc: Need to see your doc, get history, bring food diary, get examined to even to begin to answer that question. ...Read more

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Does anyone have adult abdominal migraine? What to do?

Does anyone have adult abdominal migraine? What to do?

Marijuana use?: If you use marijuana, you could have cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome which is often the cause of abdominal migraine associated cyclic vomiting in adults. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: abdominal migraine?

What is the definition or description of: abdominal migraine?

See below: Abdominal migraine is a disorder primarily of children which presents with episodes of abdominal pain without an accompanying headache. It is difficult to confirm the diagnosis as there are not a set of features that is specific and thus it can take time before the diagnosis is made. The condition is rare in adults. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of abdominal migraine?

What is the treatment of abdominal migraine?

.Depends: If they are occurring frequently, i will give a migraine prevention medications. One thing that you have watch out for, is the use of triptans such as imitrex (sumatriptan). It can make these migraines without headaches worse. ...Read more

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Does extreme heat cause an abdominal migraine in females around 12

Does extreme heat cause an abdominal migraine in females around 12

It can: Heat is known to trigger migraines in predisposed individuals. Abdominal migraines usually occur in children who have a family history of migraines. Abdominal migraines more commonly occur in girls than boys, and are rare in adults. Children that have abdominal migraines often have migraine headaches as adults. For more info see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read more

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I have an abdominal migraine. I've gotten them for 10+ years, but I just had a pure mucus BM I've never had before. Is it related or something else?

I have an abdominal migraine. I've gotten them for 10+ years, but I just had a pure mucus BM I've never had before. Is it related or something else?

See HA specialist: Abdominal migraines are rare in adults. See a headache specialist (neurologist) for assessment, diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Elavil (amitriptyline) for abdominal migraine, I was wondering if I am able to eat chocolate now, since it's a trigger. I ate chocolate the other day, no migraine.

Elavil (amitriptyline) for abdominal migraine, I was wondering if I am able to eat chocolate now, since it's a trigger. I ate chocolate the other day, no migraine.

Try it and see: Chocolate is a known trigger for some people's migraines along with other foods. If you can now eat it without causing a headache you may continue. I would be careful, however, and start with a small amount. ...Read more

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I take amitriptyline for abdominal migraine. Been on it for almost 2 months. Having suicidal thoughts. Is this normal? What do I do?

I take amitriptyline for abdominal migraine. Been on it for almost 2 months. Having suicidal thoughts. Is this normal? What do I do?

Suggest Abilify (aripiprazole).: Amitriptyline does not generally lead to suicidal thoughts, but in any case, adding 2 mg of Abilify (aripiprazole) each morning may give you significant relief from the depression and thoughts of suicide. If you haven't already, please contact your primary care provider right away and describe your symptoms. Avoid ALL alcohol. Call 911 if thinking very seriously about suicide and have a plan. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have abdominal migraines? I have all the symptoms. If I do have it what is the worse that could happen? And how do I cope with it?

Never heard of it!: I have not heard about this term..Abdominal migraines! i assume you have some sort of pain in the belly. If you are concerned about what you might have, you need to go see your doctor and get tested. There is no reason to worry about something without knowing what it is. So go get a check up by your doctor soon.At your age it is unlikely to be anything serious, yet you must find out what is going. ...Read more

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How can I fix abdominal migraines?

How can I fix abdominal migraines?

MIGRAINE, ABDOMINAL: We need to determine what the triggers and markers are for bringing these migraines out. There are medications that prevent (prophylaxis) migraine subtypes. Many of these medicines are anticonvulsants of a newer generation that are very well tolerated and that do not need blood monitoring. There also new migrain abortive agents that are able to halt the progression of the headache when aura starts. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have abdominal migraines?

How can I tell if I have abdominal migraines?

Migraine Variant: Abdominal migraine is a variant of migraine headache disorder. Found usually in children age 7-12 and very rarely in adults. Positive family history of migraines makes it more likely. Some of the symptoms are midline abdominal pain and cramping, nausea, and vomiting. It responds to typical migraine treatment (acute and preventive). If first time it must be evaluated for other serious conditions. ...Read more

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Is there a risk taking melatonin and amitriptiline together. I take amitriptiline for abdominal migraines?

Is there a risk taking melatonin and amitriptiline together. I take amitriptiline for abdominal migraines?

No bad interaction: Reports on interaction risks are not present. You should be okay - but use each only as directed and be sure to mention to the doctor all other medications that you take. Even if they prescribed it. They might not recall everyone's Hx all the time. I hope this helps, but also consider psychotherapy to find support and evaluate the depression. Best! ...Read more

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Can smoking marijuana trigger abdominal migraines?

Can smoking marijuana trigger abdominal migraines?

Yes: Smoking marijuana can cause unusual gastrointestinal symptoms including what some would consider to be abdominal migraines. If you notice this specifically after smoking marijuana, and it subsides, it could be that. However, if you have it other times, or if you have progressive abdominal pain with any systemic changes, you would need to consider being seen by a physician. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have pain under my left rib going down to my lower abdominal, migraines and I feel nauseated..What could it be?

I have pain under my left rib going down to my lower abdominal, migraines and I feel nauseated..What could it be?

Difficult to say: This could all be due to a migraine but there are other possibilities such as ulcers, ibs, etc. You should discuss this wtih your doctor. ...Read more

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What differential diagnoses should be considered before diagnosing a 5 year old girl with abdominal migraines? Is medication appropriate? What kind?

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What differential diagnoses should be considered before diagnosing a 5 year old girl with abdominal migraines? Is medication appropriate? What kind?

Juvenile migraine: Migraine is a common disorder in children. When evaluating a patient's any migraine , it is imperative that the clinician first identify and exclude a secondary headache. Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. If your child's symptoms are especially severe and persistent, you should see a pediatric neurologist or headache specialist for testing and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help for 11 year old girl who is waking up with abdominal migraines most mornings? Nausea, ab. pain, vomits 1 or 2 X's Has CVS, but this is new

Help for 11 year old girl who is waking up with abdominal migraines most mornings?
Nausea, ab. pain, vomits 1 or 2 X's 
Has CVS, but this is new

Needs imaging: Even though she has CVS, one must always be concerned about early morning headaches and symptoms of elevated intracranial pressure. I recommend her doctor check her and then order imaging to determine if there is a reason for early morning elevated intracranial pressure. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more