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Doctor insights on: Thunderclap Headache

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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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Seizures, muscle spasms, fatigue, thunderclap headaches, decreased dexterity, trouble thinking. Any idea what causes this?

Seizures, muscle spasms, fatigue, thunderclap headaches, decreased dexterity, trouble thinking. Any idea what causes this?

Could be bad : This mix of symptoms suggest a disorder in the brain. You really need to see a neurologist, and sooner than later. This could be a bad problem, but something also fixable. ...Read more

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For the past week I have had thunderclap headaches in the back of my head whenever I lift weights or masturbate. Feels like a grenade. had negative Brain MRI in march for tension headaches. What to do?

For the past week I have had thunderclap headaches in the back of my head whenever I lift weights or masturbate. Feels like a grenade. had negative Brain MRI in march for tension headaches. What to do?

Severe headaches: See your doctor to get ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to make sure you don't have labile hypertension if your blood pressure is normal at rest. Even though your MRI was normal, I'd consult with a neurologist to see if treatment could be offered. ...Read more

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When patients have a symptom of headache for a stroke, is it the most severe headache (thunderclap.) or can it be a minor h/a that doesn't get worse?

When patients have a symptom of headache for a stroke, is it the most severe headache (thunderclap.) or can it be a minor h/a that doesn't get worse?

Headache: Headaches are a very common complaint and most people get it now and then. A thunderclap headache however is most often associated with subarachnoid hemorrhage, it can also be from any process that acutely increases intracranial pressure. The key about headaches is whether or not they are very unusual for you (location, duration, severity). If its unusual or severe: seek medical attention. ...Read more

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My child started having headaches about every week, and he's only 10?

My child started having headaches about every week, and he's only 10?

Have him Checked: Record the events via a "head ache diary" that can be easily downloaded via the cdc. And take the info to your doc. ...Read more

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Im having headaches 2-3 times a week, is this normal or should I he concerned?

Concerned: Twenties female with seemingly new headache pattern 2-3 times each week must understand that this symptom change needs a doctor's evaluation. This could be muscle tension headaches or something more serious. A neurologist would be the best specialist to evaluate. ...Read more

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My cousin gets headaches a lot he is 7 1/2 he is also very hot a lot can not keep his weight up doesn't eat much what is wrong?

My cousin gets headaches a lot he is 7 1/2 he is also very hot a lot can not keep his weight up doesn't eat much what is wrong?

Can see a doctor: A 7-8 year old child who complains of headaches often and/or who is not growing well, can see his primary care doctor. A pediatrician can interview the parents, examine the child, and work on diagnosing the problem. Some blood tests or other tests may be needed. ...Read more