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What causes: profuse sweating of only the head and face, pallor, of only the head and face, associated with extreme pressure in the head? Treatment?

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Dr. Jennie Law
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree

In brief: ? Thoracic outlet

Syndrome can cause similar symptoms where the blood flow feels more prominent in the face and neck.
Any kind of obstruction to the outflow of blood from head, neck and arms can cause these symptoms- but these conditions are pretty rare. Agree with dr young, pheo can also cause such symptoms.

In brief: ? Thoracic outlet

Syndrome can cause similar symptoms where the blood flow feels more prominent in the face and neck.
Any kind of obstruction to the outflow of blood from head, neck and arms can cause these symptoms- but these conditions are pretty rare. Agree with dr young, pheo can also cause such symptoms.
Dr. Jennie Law
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pheo?

A pheochromocytoma is a tumor (usually benign) that makes adrenaline-like substances.
Patients have episodes of pallor, sweating, headaches, palpitations, sometimes chest pain. The same kind of fight or flight symptoms one would get from a normal surge or adrenaline, but unprovoked. A blood test is needed to diagnose. Treatment is surgery.

In brief: Pheo?

A pheochromocytoma is a tumor (usually benign) that makes adrenaline-like substances.
Patients have episodes of pallor, sweating, headaches, palpitations, sometimes chest pain. The same kind of fight or flight symptoms one would get from a normal surge or adrenaline, but unprovoked. A blood test is needed to diagnose. Treatment is surgery.
Dr. Melissa Young
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hard to say...

That is difficult to assess without examining you; you might have some form of entrapment neuropathy or an atypical migraine.
..Definitely get to your doctor's office for a detailed history and thorough examination!

In brief: Hard to say...

That is difficult to assess without examining you; you might have some form of entrapment neuropathy or an atypical migraine.
..Definitely get to your doctor's office for a detailed history and thorough examination!
Dr. Paul Cohen
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