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What does it mean when you suddenly get numb in your hand? Sometimes that happens to me when im about to have a sinus headache.

What does it mean when you suddenly get numb in your hand? Sometimes that happens to me when im about to have a sinus headache.

ENT: Please get a thorough exam by the ENT specialist. It will give the most like cause for the problem and also you can discuss the treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Nosebleed (Definition)

A nosebleed is a symptom in which there is enough bleeding in the nose for a person to see it coming out of the nose or taste it going down the throat. Nosebleeds are often due to a broken small blood vessel, and stop when a clot forms at the break in the blood vessel. ...Read more


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How to know when do most bad symptoms become apparent after a hit to the head?

How to know when do most bad symptoms become apparent after a hit to the head?

Soon: Within a few minutes to a few hours depending on the severity of the injury.Symptoms can further worsen in 2-3 days from increased brain swelling in moderate to severe head injuries. ...Read more

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I have a fear of breaking my neck. Is this a common injury to happen to someone and does it take alot of force for it to happen or can it happen easy?

I have a fear of breaking my neck. Is this a common injury to happen to someone and does it take alot of force for it to happen or can it happen easy?

Depends: Really depends on what you do and how you protect yourself. There are high risk activities football, motorsports, that put you ask risk. Swimming not so much. ...Read more

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Sometimes my breathing gets heavy in a stuffy room. Happens often. What can I do to prevent this.

Sometimes my breathing gets heavy in a stuffy room. Happens often.  What can I do to prevent this.

Maybe not much: You should get checked out by an allergist to make sure you don't have asthma that is not optimally controlled, but there may be little to do about this. Stuffy rooms are uncomfortable for everybody, but some much more than others. This sensation is not something that responds to medicine, so as long as you don't have poorly controlled asthma making it worse, there's nothing to do other than leave. ...Read more

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When I have a bowel movement I suddenly start to cough. It only happens during this time. What could be the cause?

When I have a bowel movement I suddenly start to cough. It only happens during this time. What could be the cause?

Vagal Response?: When one strains to have a BM it stimulates the vagus nerve (usually more pronounced in elderly men with large prostates), and this stimulation may affect the diaphragm as well and cause resultant coughing in your case. Resultant inflammation from viruses can sometimes cause this. If it persists, see the Dr. for an exam. ...Read more

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I have heomodylysis three times a week i sometimes get shaking legs and can't stand or walk when this happens can you tell me why this is happening ?

I have heomodylysis three times a week i sometimes get shaking legs and can't stand or walk when this happens can you tell me why this is happening ?

Shaky legs: This is a problem that is best discussed with your nephrologist and the nursing staff at your dialysis center. They are in a much better position to diagnose and treat your problems as they know your lab work, dry weight, general state of health and how well you are tolerating hd. If you feel that they cannot help you, ask to speak to another nephrologist for guidance. ...Read more

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What happens when you cry with a head cold?

What happens when you cry with a head cold?

Nothing: There are no medical consequences if you cry with a head cold. You may get a more congested feeling. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you have a cold, what leads to a forced cough?

I wanted to know when you have a cold, what leads to a forced cough?

Reflex....: A cough is a reflex meant to clear foreign bodies, including bacteria and viruses, from your airways to prevent infection in your lungs. So, when you have an upper airway infection, including the common cold, a cough serves to keep this infection from getting to your lungs. ...Read more

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How do you prevent a nosebleed before it happens?

How do you prevent a nosebleed before it happens?

Dry air, nose pickin: The two most common causes of nosebleeds are: dry air — when your nasal membranes dry out, they're more susceptible to bleeding and infections nose picking, if you could prevent those you could stop 80% the nose bleed. ...Read more

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What actually happens when you bleed to death?

What actually happens when you bleed to death?

Depends: This depends upon the source of the bleeding and the speed of blood loss. In general, as the blood level drops you will become cold, your peripheral blood vessels will constrict and you will of course become pale. Breathing and heart rate will increase and eventually, unstopped blood loss will cause you to lose consciousness and eventually all functions will stop. ...Read more

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This is the second day with a headache which is normally at a 3/10 but when I walk or do anything physical even swallow it goes to a 6\10 what could ?

This is the second day with a headache which is normally at a 3/10 but when I walk or do anything physical even swallow it goes to a 6\10 what could ?

Migraine: Have you had migraines in the past? If so, could be a migraine as they tend to get worse with activity. However, without complete assessment, it may be impossible to tell. Would be happy to see you as a virtual consult. Best of luck, Dr. Ayman Omar ...Read more

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What causes gel mucus from nose and is there anything i can do to prevent this. This happens every so often.

What causes gel mucus from nose and is there anything i can do to prevent this. This happens every so often.

See an ENT doctor: There are numerous causes of what you describe. Go see an ENT doctor so they can perform nasal endoscopy (place a small fiberoptic camera in your nose). You likely have a form of rhinitis (nasal inflammation causing runny nose) but could also have a form of chronic sinusitis where mucous is blocked in your sinuses and drains out occasionally. Hard to discern without a thorough exam. ...Read more

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What are eye flashes? What do you see when it happens? Do you feel pain or anything during that? Is it a constant symptom for a while once happened?

What are eye flashes? What do you see when it happens? Do you feel pain or anything during that? Is it a constant symptom for a while once happened?

Many types: of flashes can occur in the vision. Classic migraines cause moving lines of brightness that impairs the peripheral vision and occur in both eyes simultaneously. A pull on the retina from a vitreous detachment causes a flash like lightning in just one eye. Other retinal diseases can cause flashes as well. There can pain with some types and not with others. Flashes are serious symptoms. ...Read more

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What happens when you swallow wrong while drinking and can't breathe for a few seconds.. Can you die from that or is it just a reflex?

What happens when you swallow wrong while drinking and can't breathe for a few seconds.. Can you die from that or is it just a reflex?

Cough reflex: If you swallow wrong, your cough reflex should kick in and help your body get the liquid out of your trachea. If you inhale a lot of fluid, you could end up with an aspiration pneumonia that would need careful treatment. ...Read more

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I get chest pain usually in morning when i try to wake up or try to turn or stretch. What is it ? Why is it happening?

I get chest pain usually in morning when i try to wake up or try to turn or stretch. What is it ? Why is it happening?

Sounds muscular: It surely sounds like a muscular type pain. You have intercostal muscles between your ribs, pectoral muscles overlying your chest, and costochondral junctions that attach your ribs to the sternum (breast bone) - any of those can become sore and act up when you move and stretch. ...Read more

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Is TSS deadly? does it happen a lot? Can I go more than 8 hours? Or should I do 6 hours? What exactly "in the tampon" causes it to happen? The blood?

Is TSS deadly? does it happen a lot? Can I go more than 8 hours? Or should I do 6 hours? What exactly "in the tampon" causes it to happen? The blood?

TSS: can be deadly but it is quite uncommon now. Most of the outbreak cases in the 80s were due to a tampon that is now off the market. "Exactly" what the tampon had was a braided string that encouraged infections to ascend into the uterus. Modern tampons do not have this, so the risk is low. Good wishes. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a wheezing in your chest when you sleep ?

What does it mean when you have a wheezing in your chest when you sleep ?

Wheezing: Wheezing at night is a serious symptom of asthma and you should be checked out. Could also be cardiac asthma, which is really congestive heart failure, but usually you would know that you have heart disease. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because the morning most of the time i sneeze a lot. Does this have something to do with allergies?

I'm concerned because the morning most of the time i sneeze a lot. Does this have something to do with allergies?

It could: Morning symptoms of sneezing, nasal congestion or runny nose could point to an indoor allergy (bedroom) such as dust mite, pet dander, feather pillow/comforter or even indoor mold. An allergist can assist by skin testing to identify the trigger then develop a treatment plan just for you. ...Read more