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After reading for a while my distance vision is blurry when I look up. It stays blurry for a while. Why is this?

After reading for a while my distance vision is blurry when I look up. It stays blurry for a while. Why is this?

Accommodation: Well, db, you're 40 now, and you're right on time. The ability of the lens to pulled and tightened to adjust to near and far vision is called accommodation. As we age, we lose the integrity of this function. That's what's happening here. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a pain which goes through my head when I look up and I have had this for just under a week now, should I be worried?

Hi, I have a pain which goes through my head when I look up and I have had this for just under a week now, should I be worried?

Check up: It sounds positional. Have an exam to confirm this and talk about treatment options. All the best. ...Read more

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Why do my eyeballs hurt when I look up or to the side? Is this serious?

Why do my eyeballs hurt when I look up or to the side? Is this serious?

See an eye doctor.: Probably not. Could be myositis. Try high levels of nsaids like advil (ibuprofen) and see if that helps. If not, see your eye md! ...Read more

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Why do I get nauseated or pass out when I look up or turn my neck to the left?

Vasovagal: It looks like you have a high vagal tone with a condition called vasovagal syncope. Usually this is a benign condition. Suggest a physical examination by you doctor. ...Read more

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I'm dizzy when I get up and when I look up.

I'm dizzy when I get up and when I look up.

Sounds like: Benign positional vertigo, especially if sudden in onset and resolves when holding your head still. To be certain your doctor can perform some simple in-office tests and ask you some specific questions. If bpv most cases resolve spontaneously within a few weeks. Avoid precarious situations until resolved. ...Read more

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I have been getting dizzy when I get up from a chair even tho I get up slow also when I look up.?

I have been getting dizzy when I get up from a chair even tho I get up slow also when I look up.?

Two red flags: 2 different problems: 1 that your blood pressure falls when you stand up, and the other suggests that something happens when you extend your neck. Both of these are good reasons to see your physician and get your blood pressure checked, as well as perhaps check for anemia. Extending the neck sometimes pinches the tiny arteries in the neck (cervical) spine, called vertebral artery insufficiency. ...Read more

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What are the little transparent dots I see that float down when I look up into the sky?

What are the little transparent dots I see that float down when I look up into the sky?

Floaters: Posterior vitreous detachment and vitreosyneresis.
These are the cause of floaters seen very commonly with aging and liquefaction of the vitreous gel in the back of the eye. If you see a large shower of new floaters, flashing lights, or a shadow on side of vision, contact an ophthalmologist immediately, as this can signal a retinal tear or detachment. ...Read more

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Why does it hurt when I look up with my eyes and don't move my head up?

Why does it hurt when I look up with my eyes and don't move my head up?

Stretching...: ...Of the muscles that move the eyes, and possibly of the optic nerve as well. ...Read more

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Bump above my adams apple. Can feel it when I look up. What could this be?

Bump above my adams apple. Can feel it when I look up. What could this be?

Some ideas: A thyroglossal duct cyst? Your hyoid bone? Any of a number of other possibilities. Show your physician on your next physical, or get it seen now if it's growing rapidly. ...Read more

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My eyes hurt a bit when I look up, down and right, left. What should I do?

See your eye doctor: Pain with eye movement could mean many things from dry eyes or a foreign body to infection, orbital inflammation, thyroid eye disease or optic nerve inflammation (optic neuritis). Your eye doctor will perform a thorough exam to rule out any serious causes. In the meantime use artificial tears to lubricate your eye. ...Read more

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I often feel dizzy/unsteady, when I'm standing, sitting and when I'm lying down & when I look up, then look back down. What can cause this?

I often feel dizzy/unsteady, when I'm standing, sitting and when I'm lying down & when I look up, then look back down. What can cause this?

Dizzy spells: Dizziness or vertigo can be caused by several factors from low blood pressure to middle/inner ear disease. You should definitely schedule an appointment to be evaluated with a Healthcare professional especially if this a sudden onset and/or getting worse, associated with syncope or blacking out, headaches, waking at night, nausea/vomiting, etc. Good luck and God bless! ...Read more

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The back of my neck hurts when I look up. When I don't move it I have dull pain on the part where my left shoulder meets with the bottom of my neck.?

The back of my neck hurts when I look up. When I don't move it I have dull pain on the part where my left shoulder meets with the bottom of my neck.?

Neck strain/sprain: Often no specific injury, but many people suffer neck/shoulder pain unknowingly caused by long-term desk work (looking at the computer all day) and poor sleep position at night etc... I would suggest doing some really good range-of-motion/stretching exercises; use of some motrin/aleve, gentle-warm heat massage may help. If not better, consult doc for a more complete evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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21f getting over a sinusitis I've also got a large mass in my neck (r) sided painless, smooth, hard, I can only feel it when I look up. Had it 2 months?

21f getting over a sinusitis I've also got a large mass in my neck (r) sided painless, smooth, hard, I can only feel it when I look up. Had it 2 months?

Get checked: If the mass was noted before the sinusitis then it isn't related to it. Generally neck masses that are only present for a week or two are likely "reactive" and related to infection. Masses that persist beyond a month are more concerning for something else like a tumor. Getting it evaluated would be the first step to know what it is. You may need a needle biopsy and/or a scan. ...Read more

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When I look up or to the side, I see a black dots with a slight lighted effect to them. I have increased sensitivity to light & a feeling of pressure?

When I look up or to the side, I see a black dots with a slight lighted effect to them. I have increased sensitivity to light & a feeling of pressure?

Eye Floaters: Are very common. However, if you encounter a sudden increase in floaters or flashes, you should see an eye specialist ASAP. ...Read more

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I see eye floayers when I look up or in a bright room is that normal?

I see eye floayers when I look up or in a bright room is that normal?

Probably: Floaters are common and generally of not much concern unless they are new. If the floaters are new or you having other symptoms with them like a change in vision, side vision or flashes of light, then you need a retinal evaluation. ...Read more

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When I look up it hurts my eyes and then I get a headache straight away, what is this?

When I look up it hurts my eyes and then I get a headache straight away, what is this?

See an eye doctor: There are a lot of reasons why this may be. You need to see an eye doctor for a full examination. They will check your refraction and your eye muscle movement. ...Read more

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How long does it take for whiplash to go away? I was in a mva in april and the top of my neck still hurts when I look up.

How long does it take for whiplash to go away? I was in a mva in april and the top of my neck still hurts when I look up.

DIAGNOSIS: Whiplash is a non medical term. It is related to acceleration/deceleration injuries as in a car accident. Establishing the definitive diagnosis of the cause of your neck pain will determine your treatment and help in determining your outcome. ...Read more

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I've been feeling dizzy and lightheaded ever since I woke up this morning. It's worse when I look up. What could this be?

I've been feeling dizzy and lightheaded ever since I woke up this morning. It's worse when I look up. What could this be?

See doctor: There are many potential answers dizziness and a viral infection would be one of them. If you are feeling dizzy, don't operate any heavy machinery or drive. It is best to consult your doctor who can provide you the treatment and diagnosis. I presume that you have not had any head or neck trauma just prior to this instance. ...Read more

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I've had dizziness for about 2 days now and it only occurs when I look up or down or when I just move my eyes up or down what could it be?

I've had dizziness for about 2 days now and it only occurs when I look up or down or when I just move my eyes up or down what could it be?

Look straight!: You may have and overly active oculovestibular reflex. Often when people look up and down, side to side, they have no problem, because they're doing it slowly. So you may want to look up and down, side to side, do so slower to avoid dizziness. Then if it's a problem and you're having issues with vision, you need to see an eye doctor. Otherwise, talk with your PCP first. ...Read more

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Entire neck hurts. Head heavy. When I look up or to sides I get random sharp pains in back of head. Hear a lot of cracking. Going on for 3 days?

Entire neck hurts. Head heavy. When I look up or to sides I get random sharp pains in back of head. Hear a lot of cracking. Going on for 3 days?

See a doctor: Sounds like time to see a doctor. Whatever it is, that will be the best way to get relief. From the symptoms described it might be an injury or an internal condition involving inflammation or swelling putting pressure on nerves. Why guess? Even if one hits on the name - that won't relieve the pain. Go, get it treated and get a good night's sleep. Best! ...Read more

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I have a lump on my top of my head that is sore and hurts when I look up?

I have a lump on my top of my head that is sore and hurts when I look up?

Need: Evaluation. Painful lumps are the scalp could be a carbuncle (infection) or benign tumor or malignant mass. See a doctor or consider a paid service with images ...Read more

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When I look up, my eyes get all puffy or droopy. I have deep set eyes, can anything help?

When I look up, my eyes get all puffy or droopy. I have deep set eyes, can anything help?

Probably need exam: Puffiness around the eyes is typical with allergies and inflammation, as well as generalized fluid accumulation in the body (edema, which may build up in the face and around the eyes while sleeping). Droopiness of the eyes usually refers to droopy eyelids (ptosis) or the brow (brow ptosis). While these would be worse when you look up I do not know. Probably need an exam to figure this out. ...Read more

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My vision is perfect. But when I look up, they get all puffy or droopy. I have deep set eyes, Can anything help?

My vision is perfect. But when I look up, they get all puffy or droopy. I have deep set eyes, Can anything help?

Probably need exam: Puffiness around the eyes is typical with allergies and inflammation, as well as generalized fluid accumulation in the body (edema, which may build up in the face and around the eyes while sleeping). Droopiness of the eyes usually refers to droopy eyelids (ptosis) or the brow (brow ptosis). While these would be worse when you look up I do not know. Probably need an exam to figure this out. ...Read more

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Hi, today I had sex and the condom got torn. When I looked up my partners wardrobe I saw Trivenz medication. Could it be that they are positive?

Hi, today I had sex and the condom got torn. When I looked up my partners wardrobe I saw Trivenz medication. Could it be that they are positive?

Little or no risk: Yes, this suggests he has HIV. If so, he should have told you. However, it also probably means he could not have infected you. Probably little or no risk. ...Read more

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Hi I have been having eye pain when I wake up in the morning it's only when I look up and down its only hurts for about a hour and it feels like was

Hi I have been having eye pain when I wake up in the morning it's only when I look up and down its only hurts for about a hour and it feels like was

Eye pain: Eye discomfort only upon awakening in the morning suggests that dryness may be the cause. Ask your pharmacist to recommend eye ointment for use at bedtime to prevent dryness from developing overnight. If symptoms persist or worsen consult an ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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65/year old female. For the past approx. Month, when I look up, or frown, a muscle above my right eyebrow contracts and then slooooowly releases.?

65/year old female. For the past approx. Month, when I look up, or frown, a muscle above my right eyebrow contracts and then slooooowly releases.?

Muscle contraction: This sounds like a muscle spasm which is cramp like. Try gentle massage to relax the forehead musculature and it may not be so irritable. Taking magnesium also reduces muscle irritability. ...Read more

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When I look up and touch under my neck I feel a bump under the skip. Aprox. 1inch from the jaw sides and chin. It doesn't hurt. Had it for over a yr:s?

When I look up and touch under my neck I feel a bump under the skip. Aprox. 1inch from the jaw sides and chin. It doesn't hurt. Had it for over a yr:s?

Possible lymph node: A neck swelling under the jaw line is a common place to find an enlarged submandibular lymph node. Neck lymph nodes can swell up and then spontaneously regress in the setting of infections, but if the lump hasn't gone away in over a year, it should be evaluated by a physician and possibly removed. Congenital cysts and enlarged salivary glands can also cause a neck lump in that location. ...Read more

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Or contacts. My left eye hurts when I look up or over to the side?

Or contacts. My left eye hurts when I look up or over to the side?

Get checked out: I would recommend that you have your contact lens fit checked by your eye doctor as this is not normal. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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How come my eye hurts when I look up or down during eye exam with the light?

How come my eye hurts when I look up or down during eye exam with the light?

Light sensitivity: Some patients will perceive aching or pain due to spasm of the ciliary muscle in the eye during the bright light portion of the eye exam. It is normal. ...Read more

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I have a knot on the side of my head. It hurts to massage it and causes some muscle pain when I look up. Do I need to get this looked at?

Tmj/temporalis: I know you don't want to jump the gun. The temporalis muscles is a common source of a 'knot', muscle tension, and even migraine. I suggest you look up that muscle and see if that matches your discomfort. Tension and TMJ can cause these problems. If you know is somewhere else, make an appointment. ...Read more

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My right eye hurts when I look up and to the right. What does this sound like?

My right eye hurts when I look up and to the right. What does this sound like?

Many things: Eye pain in certain eye positions may be caused by disorders of the eye itself, eye muscles, eyelids and other tissues around the eye. Please set an appointment with your eye doctor this week. Feel better... ...Read more

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I had septoplasty 3 weeks ago. When I look up one nostril I see white, which to me looks like bone and/or cartilage. Is this normal?

I had septoplasty 3 weeks ago. When I look up one nostril I see white, which to me looks like bone and/or cartilage. Is this normal?

Sounds concerning: Not knowing exactly what was done in your surgery, I would not say that is "normal" and suggest you call and/or see your doctor. ...Read more