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What Does Headache And Nausea Mean
What does it mean when I've been having headaches and nausea in the morning lately? And what can I do about them
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
So, my doctor made me take a 2 week break from my meds. My headaches and nausea got worse. What could this mean, my meds are theproblemorsomthingelse?
You felt better...: ...on drugs, but felt worse off them? Sounds like the meds were part of the solution, not the problem. A frank conversation with your doctor should clarify what options you have as well as the appropriate next course of action to take. ...Read more
Pregnancy: Headaches and nausea could be signs of early pregnancy; if not resolved, a pregnancy test would tell ...Read more
Lately ive been waking up with headaches and nausea what could this mean know for sure im not pregnant?
Having headaches with blurry vision & slight nausea. The pain felt like someone was squeezing my head. What could this mean? The blurriness went away
Could be...: You could be having a bad tension headache. You could have a viral infection like a cold or a sinus infection. If the headache is really the only symptoms and there are no nasal / throat / cough symptoms, then I would try some ibuprofen or excederin migraine and get some sleep. If it worsens, see your doctor or an urgent care. ...Read more
Many things: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
If I get nauseas and headaches on my birth control pills dos that mean I need more or less estrogen?
Difficult pharmacogn: Sometimes the dose-response relationship for hormones is not linear but complex - such as a horseshoe-shape, where side effects are associated with low and high doses, but not optimum doses. So no generalization for you is helpful, unfortunately. Dose titration experi-ments with your doctor's help should be able to clarify this. ...Read more
Headaches. Nausea. Sleepy. No energy. Eating a lot gained a lot of weight...Spoting around menstral time but not normal...What can this mean?
May be >1 thing: That's a lot of symptoms to try to explain with one condition or process. You should arrange to see your doctor for evaluation of these symptoms. In the meantime, cutting way back on your eating, particularly cutting down on carbs, should help reduce the weight gain, and might help with some of the other symptoms as well. ...Read more
Migraine: What you describe sounds most like migraine headaches, which can be associated with nausea and vomiting and can be preceded by an 'aura' which has various visual abnormalities, which could include blurred vision or a visual field problem ('blind spot'). Ask for a referral to a neurologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Loss of appetite 4 days late period headaches nausea, these are symptoms I'm having. What does this mean?
Pain ULQ, Chest, & Back past 2 yrs. Lipase High 65 (13-60) Amylase 101 (25-115). What does this mean? Nausea, Headaches, Fatigue. No drinking/no smoke
Pain in ULQ, Chest, & Back for past 2 yrs. Lipase High 65 (13-60) Amylase 101 (25-115). Do these tests mean anything? Nausea, Headaches, Fatigue. Etc
You need a good Doc: To help you. First, if you drink alcohol, stop. Second, if you are not exercising, you need to start doing that too. Do you eat whole foods and a healthy diet, or do you "eat on the run." What kinds of stress do you have in your life? Do you smoke? If yes, quit. Do you take a multivitamin send vitamin D every day? How heavy are your menses? These questions + MD + exam = beginning of healthy you. ...Read more
What does it mean if I have low BP when sitting and when I stand up it drops more can it cause the shakes nausea hot flashes pelvic pressure headaches?
Yes ObGyn: Yes and you may have pelvic congestion syndrome -- abnormal venous return in your pelvis. I recommend obgyn and vascular consult. ...Read more
I have constant headache nausea and dizziness. Ent says 25 percent loss of inner ear function. What does that mean?
Hearing loss: Presumably, the ENT doctor was reporting the results of a hearing test which demonstrated the need for a 25% increase in volume before you heard the test tones; in addition the doctor attributed the problem to an inner ear problem. Of greatest concern are the associated persistent headache, nausea and dizziness; these symptoms and the hearing loss merit a careful evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more
I have been waking up with big headaches and nausea. I don't throw up but I feel as if I have a block stuck in my throat. What could it mean?
Globus sensation?: Do you experience the feeling of a ball or lump in the back of your throat that you have to swallow past? If so, this is "globus." alternatively, you may have laryngo-esophageal reflux without heartburn. Sometimes, the actual swallowing mechanism may be impaired due to "spasms" or dysmotility. A gastroenterologist or ear-nose-throat specialist is a good starting point for evaluation. ...Read more
28yo Headache, nausea, sudden severe leg bone pain, dizzy, back pain #4days. Tests = 8RBC urine (hazy), 98platelets, 3.1WBC, 0.8ANC, 3.3potsm. Means?
Systemic illness: Such presentation requires further workup and very close follow-up by a medical doctor. Head imaging at least with a CT scan is required for workup of headache, nausea, dizziness, in setting of thrombocytopenia. This constellation can be caused by many things usually infectious or oncologic. Medication history is important. Bone marrow biopsy and imaging for lytic lesions. ...Read more
Painless swollen submandibular glands times 6 months, fatigue, nausea, night sweats, loss of appetite, headaches. What could this mean?
I have been having very watery bowel movements. Today its been 6 times. What does this mean? Also had headaches and some nausea and vomiting.
I am currently 4 days late one my period, I'm experiencing lower back, stomach cramps, face is broke out, nausea and headaches. What does this mean???
It means...: Those symptoms can be signs of many things; however, if you have had sex, then you should take a pregnancy test. If it is negative, and you do not get your period in a week, retake the test (and see your gynecologist about your irregular cycles if it is still negative OR to discuss your pregnancy). If not pregnant and your other symptoms persist, be evaluated. Take care. ...Read more
What does it mean when u experience bad headaches daily and body aches and bloating nausea stomache pain diareaha gas fatigue and hard to concentrate?
Consider following: There is a symptom complex which seems to include headaches, orthostatic hypotension, postural tachycardia, and irritable bowel syndrome. You seem to have at least 2 of these elements. The bottom line is I believe your symptoms are tied to one another but the fix is more complicated than recognizing the problem. In addition, I am concerned that your report on Alcohol use could be contributory. ...Read more
Does a late period always mean pregnancy if you've had some symptoms? (frequent urinating. Nausea. Headaches. Tired. Back ache.)
A positive preg test: Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more
I have pain between my chest & stomach burp a lot tightness in chest upper back pain nausea fast heartbeat contraption headache what does that mean?
I am 4 days late with my period I have had bad headaches backaches sore breasts and nausea and when I peed I found pink spotting what's this mean?
Doctor says I have reactive lymph nodes. What does this mean? Is it cancer? I get panic attacks, chronic nausea, headaches, ear ache, chest aches.
Benign: Reactive lymph nodes are by definition benign, and not themselves the site of any illness. You're dealing with many somatic issues, and especially in your traditional society, you have a duty to ask your physician exactly what is going on with your health, while you are in the office. Don't leave until all your questions are answered. You have a right, anywhere in the world, to accurate info. ...Read more
Had a 1 day period, headaches and backache everyday, nauseas comes and goes, constipation sore boobs neg hpt what does it mean?
Likely normal.: You are 19 years old with a period of 1 day (when it can last as long as 5 days) with symptoms consistent with those of a period, like cramping and bloating. Nausea is also very prominent. This can bwe treated with nsaid's, but being so young, you can see your doctor to determihe the best option of oral contraceptives to balance out your period, and help the symptoms. Best of luck. ...Read more
Test: It means you need to buy a pregnancy test. ...Read more
Many answers...: Answers spanning from benign (most common in the young) to serious (realatively uncommon if "all the time", more likely if very new). The only way to know what is happening for you is for you to have evaluation. ...Read more
HEADACHE: Visual problems are associated with headaches and occasionally with nausea. ...Read more
Many things: What you describe could be simple tension and anxiety; or the back pain could be due to degenerative spine disease, and the pain might then give you headache. It is possible for a brain tumor to give you headache and nausea, but not usually low back pain. These 3 don't easily fit together as a set of symptoms which have a single cause. Consult your doctor for more information and reassurance. ...Read more
Yes, you should!: If you've never had such a headache before, head to the emergency room. If you have them regularly, it is probably migraine and you still need to see a doctor, but there is no need to go to an er. Otc drugs work for many - I am partial to my migralex, but some people need a prescription drug such as sumatriptan, or Imitrex tablets or injections. Injections are very easy to give to yourself. ...Read more
Related or not?: There are lots of possibilities here, all of which can be addressed by a physical exam and appropriate testing. Migraines for example can affect both head and gut ("intestinal migraine"). Please however don't contribute to your stomach upset by taking excessive nsaid's aimed at alleviating head ache. Get checked to rule out more esoteric pathology. ...Read more
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