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What does it mean when I have headaches everyday?

What does it mean when I have headaches everyday?

Headaches: Headaches frequently start out as stress headaches or migraine headaches. Sometimes, they result in rebound headaches from taking daily pain medication. They occur when the pain medication wears off. It sets up a vicious cycle which may require a visit to your doctor to stop them. You may have to take preventive medication to help get off of the pain medication. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have dizziness?

What does it mean if I have dizziness?

Nothing vs. smth: Dizziness is experienced by all of us. To raise a red flag, though is worth when it is getting more frequent and severe, cannot be otherwise explained by "benign" causes (orthostatic hypotension, for example) and also having other symptoms present (headache, double vision, seizures, numbness, weakness in certain parts of the body, gait disturbances etc.). ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have bloating?

What does it mean if I have bloating?

Gas: Bloating is often related to specific foods. Avoiding those will help, but there are a number of over the counter medications available for bloating due to gas. Almost all contain simethicone. If you have avoided gassy foods and your symptoms persist you should see you doctor for evaluation to rule out bowel disease or other causes for bloating. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have cough?

What does it mean if I have cough?

Infection: Most coughs lasting less than a couple weeks are related to viral infections or less likely bacterial infection. Chronic coughs are usually related to post nasal drip from allergies, asthma, and occasionally heart burn disease (gerd). Other possibilities include medications called ace inhibitors and rarely more concerning processes that need more careful history. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have diplopia?

What does it mean if I have diplopia?

Double vision: Could mean a number of things, it depends if you are seeing double out of one eye or both eyes together. Sudden onset of diplopia could be serious, so see your eyemd right away. Monocular diplopia often happens as cataracts worsen, and is bothersome, leading to cataract surgery, which usually corrects the problem. Binocular diplopia is an eye muscle and brain problem in most cases. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have ataxia?

What does it mean if I have ataxia?

Ataxia: The word ataxia means without coordination. People with ataxia have problems with coordination because parts of the nervous system that control movement and balance are affected. Ataxia may affect the fingers, hands, arms, legs, body, speech, and eye movements. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have bruising?

What does it mean if I have bruising?

Purple skin mark: A bruise is a leakage of blood from a skin vein. Most bruises are caused by trauma to the skin in otherwise healthy people. If there is no trauma, it can signify something wrong with the vein, or with the bloods ability to coagulate properly, and can signify a blood disorder like leukemia. Older peope get arm bruises, and even tearing of the skin, from thin, sun damaged skin. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have amenorrhea?

What does it mean if I have amenorrhea?

No periods: If you had periods, and now you don't, you could be pregnant, or you could have a hormone abnormality from the pituitary, or hypothyroidism. Women who exercise excessively sometimes stop having periods, or women with anorexia nervosa who get too thin. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have ear pain?

What does it mean if I have ear pain?

Several causes: Ear pain can develop from inflammation of the ear canal skin, from a middle ear infection, TMJ inflammation or even from problems affecting sites far from the ear such as the throat. Most commonly, ear pain is due to an ear infection- either in the middle ear or ear canal. If these areas area normal, then the hunt for the source of the pain can be complex but needs to be complete. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have aphasia?

What does it mean if I have aphasia?

Not sure what you: Mean, aphasia means trouble using or understanding language, if you are asking about the cause, it is a problem in the brain from a number of possible causes like alcohol or stroke. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have urticaria?

What does it mean if I have urticaria?

Hives: Urticaria is simply the medical term for hives. It can be classified as acute (short term) or chronic (greater than ~6 weeks). Acute urticaria could be due to (but not limited) to allergic or infectious in nature. In contrast, chronic daily hives are not typically due to an external allergy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have boil?

What does it mean if I have boil?

Infection: A boil is a deeper seat abcess under the skin surface. It is like a pimple gone wild. They protrude above the skin line, go deep into the subdermal layers, and can be painful and easily traumatized. You can try overlaying it with a very warm soak and then lancing it with a sterile needle if available. If you have the least concern, see your family doc or an er doc. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have abdominal pain?

Check digestion: Constant pain is a sign of indigestion - undigested food can become putrid causing pain due to Lactic Acid which burns. Take bio-hpf 2 pills with bromelain 2 pills every 4 hours if no relief in 72 hours see medical doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have anemia?

What does it mean if I have anemia?

Low red blood cells: Anemia means you have a low red blood cell count. There are many causes for this such as iron or vitamin deficiencies, bleeding problems, infections, inflammatory conditions, kidney problems and bone marrow problems. The list goes on and on. The first step is to have a workup to determine the cause of the anemia. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have pregnancy problem?

What does it mean if I have pregnancy problem?

Pregnancy Problem: Thier are many different types of pregnancy complications, each has a specific name. What kind of problem it is will indicate if it will interfere with any part of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have cough and fever?

What does it mean if I have cough and fever?

Infection: You may have an upper or lower respiratory tract infection. If your symptoms include shortness of breath and chest pain you should see the doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have painful urination?

Many possibilities: Often but not always associated with an infection; can be bladder, kidney, vagina, prostate, testicular or limited to the urethra. Some std's can cause this as well as trauma, sexual activity and even vigorous athletics. A few drugs and herbs can cause urinary discomfort, and rarely obstruction. If associated with blood, foul odor or air passage, or if persisturgent medical evaluation is advised. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have pelvic pain?

What does it mean if I have pelvic pain?

Multiple causes: Pelvic pain is certainly not uncommon. Episodic pelvic pain associated with ovulation and/or menstruation is exceedingly common. Less common is chronic pelvic pain associated with endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, or persistent ovarian cysts. Progressive pelvic pain that worsens with time and occurs with the period, with sex, and / or with bowel movements is frequently due to endometriosis. ...Read more

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