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Unexplained Head Pain
Are two normal 3 tesla mra/mris and a normal cta enough to exclude brain aneurysm in the case of unexplained unilateral head pain and unequal pupils?
Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more
Dear Doctor, my wife has following symptoms. Unexplained weight gain; Anxiety; Cyclical headaches; Lethargic depression; Rapid weight gain; Mood swing; Anxious depression; Thinning hair on the head & hair fall; Restless legs; Sometimes get urinary tracts
Hormones?: It sounds cliche but in your wife her hormones definitely seem out of kilter. Of course, what's causing that is another question. She really could use a good physical examination followed by appropriate lab and/or diagnostic testing. ...Read more
I am experiencing headaches and pain in my face after hitting my head really hard on the door jam of my car I have an indention were i hit my head?
Try these: Apply ice packs on the site of the bruising on the first 2 days, thereafter, warm packs. Take tylenol as needed. If you have other symptoms like persistent nausea, vomiting, passing out, weakness on one side of your body or any nagging symptoms, go see your dr. For further work up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No prior incidents. 3 days of sporadic pain in my front left side of my head. Pain last for few mins then ends but happens a lot more now. ?
Need a checkup: I would see either the family doc or ask to be referred to a headache specialist if the family doc is not sure as to what's going on headaches. You may look me up if you'd like to give me more details: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a headache but it's felt different from normal headaches, the pain comes from the back lower part of my head , what could this be?
Not sure: There are many different types of headaches. Muscle tension head aches can often start at the back of the head. See your dr. If they persist and get a proper diagnosis so you can be treated best. Good luck. ...Read more
Things to try: I will give you some things to try but if they do not work see your doctor as soon as possible. Drink 2-3 liters of water daily. Walk for 30 minutes daily. Take a multivitmain daily. Take 1000 mg fish oil supplement daily. Avoid all caffeine, nicotine, alcohol and anti-inflammatory medications. Hold warm compresses to your sinus areas above and below your eyes. Take an antihistamine daily. ...Read more
I have an intermittent localized head pain at the top right of my head that lasts about 2 seconds and vanishes. No other symptoms and pain is a 3/10.
Stress management: If the pain is only associated with anger, it is could be due to stress. Stress can cause an increase in adrenaline which causes blood vessels to constrict in the head. Consider taking a meditation class, buying a Heart Math device, or just breathing deeply and slowly when you are angry (count to 4 on inhale and exhale). Recognize triggers for anger and focus on those things you can change. ...Read more
Coital migraine: Some patients find that specific actions trigger migraine attacks. There can be a rare but known association with sexual climax (coital) and subsequent migraine. Some have spikes in blood pressure or other serious metabolic reactions. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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