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Fainting in dec, hitting my head. Been experiencing headaches, dizziness, fatigue and chest pains since. X-ray ruled out any head injury so what next?

Fainting in dec, hitting my head. Been experiencing headaches, dizziness, fatigue and chest pains since. X-ray ruled out any head injury so what next?

Why did u faint?: First thing is to find out why you fainted. Your symptoms may be related to the underlying problem rather than the fall . A neurologist should see you for a full eval. A holter echo and tilt table test may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Tripped, fell,&hurt my nose, hands,&knees. Nose got scratches&cuts. The doc told me I didn't need nose x-rays cuz the bone didn't stick out. Is she right?

Tripped, fell,&hurt my nose, hands,&knees. Nose got scratches&cuts. The doc told me I didn't need nose x-rays cuz the bone didn't stick out. Is she right?

Maybe: Indications for nasal bone X-ray usually include obvious boney deformity, especially after soft tissue swelling resolves or persistent difficulty breathing through nasal passage(s). Obviously, if you suffer an open fracture (bone protruding through skin, urgent X-ray and surgical evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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Would a nose ring need to be removed before a dental x-ray?

Would a nose ring need to be removed before a dental x-ray?

Yes: A nose ring should be removed if an x-ray is needed in that area or if a full mouth x-ray (panorex) is needed. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you broke your nose you have to get x-rays or can the doctor tell by just looking at it! You have to get x-rays or can the doctor?

How can you tell if you broke your nose you have to get x-rays or can the doctor tell by just looking at it! You have to get x-rays or can the doctor?

If the fracture: Is displaced or angulated, a fracture can be discerned on exam. X-rays or CT may provide more details. If the fracture is nondisplaced or less severe, it may only be visible on X-rays. ...Read more

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Dentist said sinus is very congested /inflamed from the X-ray be did. How can he tell? I do have a stuffed nose

Dentist said sinus is very congested /inflamed from the X-ray be did. How can he tell? I do have a stuffed nose

Congestion: A sinus is an opening in the bone, a hole. Siinuses appear dark/black on x-rays. If sinuses fill with fluid/mucous they will appear grey on x-ray. If congestion does not clear within a week check in with your primary care Physician. ...Read more

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It's been 3 months every morning I sneeze atleast 30 to 40 times, white mucus from nose . Had an X-ray which says my nasal septum is deviated. Help?

It's been 3 months every morning I sneeze atleast 30 to 40 times, white mucus from nose . Had an X-ray which says my nasal septum is deviated. Help?

Allergies?: See an ENT doctor and get this evaluated. Cannot possibly diagnose over the internet. You need to be examined and provide a full detailed history. Good luck and hope you stop sneezing. Gesundheit. ...Read more

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" Is it normal for a broken nose to be numb?" " I know I broke mynose. The X-ray shows a clean break. What confuses me is that it doesn't hurt. When I touch my nose I feel a numb pressure of sorts, but i never feel any pain from it. I can breathe fine and

" Is it normal for a broken nose to be numb?" " I know I broke mynose. The X-ray shows a clean break. What confuses me is that it doesn't hurt. When I touch my nose I feel a numb pressure of sorts, but i never feel any pain from it. I can breathe fine and

What : What you are describing sounds like a minimally or nondisplaced nasal fracture. I am assuming other x-rays or clinical exam ruled out associated fractures. A smaller nerve branch in the lower end of the nasal bones that emerges to provide feeling to the skin in that area may be contused and swollen and typically recover slowly in time. What you regain by one year is typically what you end up with. In general, most sensory disturbances following contusion injuries have a favorable prognosis for recovery. ...Read more

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How do I check my nose deviated septum? Mri, ultra sound or simple x-ray?

How do I check my nose deviated septum? Mri, ultra sound or simple x-ray?

By examination: The easiest way is to get an examination by a qualified physician. Symptoms include stuffiness, audible breathing, obstruction, snoring, etc. In some instances only the internal part is affected whereas in more advanced conditions the external parts of the nose and bridge may be deviated as well. ...Read more

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Does winter cause sinuses to play up more? Heavy/pressure in top of nose & nose always feels like ice Waiting on sinus X-ray 2nd jan

Does winter cause sinuses to play up more? Heavy/pressure in top of nose & nose always feels like ice
Waiting on sinus X-ray 2nd jan

Cold weather can: Just the effects of the cold weather can cause runny nose and sinus problems. However, it is also a time when your resistance is lowered and viruses can be spread. As long as you are not in pain, it is only 2 days away for your x-rays. I suggest an old-fashioned remedy which is to breath steam from a pot of water. Becareful not to burn yourself. This is what I use. ...Read more

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Right front tooth pain when I touch/rub my nose, been to the dentist had X-ray done no abscess presents, tooth was perfectly healthy could be sensitive?

Right front tooth pain when I touch/rub my nose, been to the dentist had X-ray done no abscess presents, tooth was perfectly healthy could be sensitive?

Get 2nd opinion: Just because nothing was seen on that X-Ray, does not mean you may not have a tooth problem! See an Endodontist for a thorough exam of the area, including new radiographs at different angles and pulp testing of the sore tooth! ...Read more

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Took my baby to h. Has a cold. But coughing up blood.1stn2nd time was just a bit. 3rd time had clots. They say don't worry.He's ok. Did x-ray& nose swab?

Took my baby to h. Has a cold. But coughing up blood.1stn2nd time was just a bit. 3rd time had clots. They say don't worry.He's ok. Did x-ray& nose swab?

Go back: Sounds like things have changed/gotten worse since your first visit. This would be an indication to return for a re-evaluation. I tell parents to trust their instincts and if they feel something is wrong, then they need to follow up on that instinct. Good luck. ...Read more

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Face swelling only Lside.biweekly.lasts 2 days.hard with no pain/redness.location is dif evry time. Jaw, cheek, nose, now eye.x-ray found nothing. Help?

Face swelling only Lside.biweekly.lasts 2 days.hard with no pain/redness.location is dif evry time. Jaw, cheek, nose, now eye.x-ray found nothing. Help?

Consult: Very hard to give a helpful answer to this unusual set of symptoms without seeing you. This problem sounds like you need to discuss it with your doctor, or seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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My daughter x-ray results shows she has broncho pneumonia but she has no fever, no runny nose ans she seldom coughs she doung good now and is active,?

My daughter x-ray results shows she has broncho pneumonia but she has no fever, no runny nose ans she seldom coughs she doung good now and is active,?

Confusing story: X-rays are generally done because someone has a problem like fever, wheezing,etc. Why was this one done? X-rays may be falsely negative early in a pneumonia but can remain abnormal for weeks after it is healed. I don't order repeat films in most such cases. If this kid was treated and better, this is likely just expected findings. I'd need a better history & a look at the film to comment more. ...Read more

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Can allergies that stuff up your nose make you feel short of breath, especially when waking up in the morning? Had clear chest X-ray 7 months ago

Can allergies that stuff up your nose make you feel short of breath, especially when waking up in the morning? Had clear chest X-ray 7 months ago

Possibly: Nasal congestion can cause a sense of SOB and in fact it has been reported that controlling allergic rhinitis improves asthma symptoms in people with asthma. In your case, you need to get your lung function measured since asthma cannot be diagnosed by a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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I think I broke my nose 3 days ago — I was told by a doctor that an X-ray wouldn't reveal a fracture. Do I have to just wait till swelling subsides?

I think I broke my nose 3 days ago — I was told by a doctor that an X-ray wouldn't reveal a fracture. Do I have to just wait till swelling subsides?

X-ray: Xray documenting a fracture will help to get insurance to cover definitive repair if it needs to be done down the line. If it's significantly bent then closed reduction must be done within a week of injury. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can't breathe through nose, breathes only via mouth, noticed when 1 yr old, had X-ray, doc says Grade 3 ADENOIDS and 3+ tonsils, how to treat?

Can't breathe through nose, breathes only via mouth, noticed when 1 yr old, had X-ray, doc says Grade 3 ADENOIDS and 3+ tonsils, how to treat?

Mgt: I would suggest a virtual appointment to review his history and symptoms. If he has sleep problems, apnea or other related health issues, a referral can be made. ...Read more

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For 2 days I have had dried blood in nose & I clear throat a few streaks of blood in mucus spit out. Clear chst X-ray 3 mth ago. Causes? Lung cancer?

For 2 days I have had dried blood in nose & I clear throat a few streaks of blood in mucus spit out. Clear chst X-ray 3 mth ago. Causes? Lung cancer?

Probably not: The most common cause of blood in the nose and after clearing your throat would be a nose bleed. Lung cancer is exceedingly rare in 29 year olds, and this would not be a common way for it to present. ...Read more

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Always tired now. Dry mouth nose. Dull pain and fullness on my center and left side chest. Like something surrounding heart beat being weaker. What can be? I'm going nuts? I got X-ray ekg ft scan blood work. I get lightheaded slow beat then panic.

Always tired now. Dry mouth nose. Dull pain and fullness on my center and left side chest. Like something surrounding heart beat being weaker. What can be? I'm going nuts? I got X-ray ekg ft scan blood work. I get lightheaded slow beat then panic.

Chest symptoms: The symptoms you describe do not necessarily indicate a particular diagnosis. Central left chest pain can be a symptom of serious conditions and it is always better to be safe than to ignore it. You don't want to miss a cardiac problem. Consider seeing an internist or cardiologist, or an Inbox Consult on HealthTap. These little text boxes are too small for a detailed review of your history. ...Read more

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I have a pea size grisly lump behind my head.no pain.not noticed until 1 year ago.dr organised an X-ray, why?

I have a pea size grisly lump behind my head.no pain.not noticed until 1 year ago.dr organised an X-ray, why?

Ask your Dr.: He has examined you and has something he is looking to rule in or out. Since we have not examined you, it would be pure supposition on our part to guess what he is doing the X-ray for. ...Read more

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I fell twice due to black out and fell hard on my head. The X-ray shows nothing. But i still get giddiness and blackouts after being discharged?

I fell twice due to black out and fell hard on my head. The X-ray shows nothing. But i still get giddiness and blackouts after being discharged?

Neurologist: It would be good for you to have further testing to get to the source of why you are falling. You can consult a neurologist who can run some tests and you can go from there. There are lots of possibilities. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I fell and split the front of my head open resulting in 6 stitches 8 days ago. I am feeling really tired, is this normal? No x-rays were taken.

I fell and split the front of my head open resulting in 6 stitches 8 days ago.  I am feeling really tired, is this normal?  No x-rays were taken.

Head contusion: Sorry for your accident. After even a mild concussion do not do activities that can compromise your health and cause further head injury. Avoid tasks that require concentration or complicated thinking. Schedule an appointment with your PCP for evaluation and imaging. Also follow the advice of your health care provider. Be well. ...Read more

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Is head x-ray safe for 2 years old baby?

Is head x-ray safe for 2 years old baby?

Yes but ...: You always have to ask why is any given test being done? What is being searched for? Is this the best way to do it or is there a better way to get the answer? I don't know enough about your child to answer those questions now but that is what you want to find out. X-Ray machines these days use much lower doses than they did in the past. ...Read more

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My son had a head x-ray, can he be at risk for leukemia later on?

My son had a head x-ray, can he be at risk for leukemia later on?

Probably not: There is no concrete data but some suggestion that xray may increase the risk of leukemia in children. This also depends on the body location, with chest xray seems more significant, and dental xray and head xray probably carry minimal risks. ...Read more

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Nasal (Definition)

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