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Intracranial Pressure

The pressure exerted by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which is present inside the skull, on the brain is called intracranial pressure. When this pressure is more than 15 mmHg, it is called intracranial hypertension. High intracranial hypertension symptoms are headache, nausea, high blood pressure, double vision, shallow breathing, coma, and loss of consciousness.

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Is regular morning headache asign of brain tumor?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing light-headed feelings, and daily headache as soon as I wake up. I will be uploading an MRI summary, and want to know what the results mean if this is treatable, or is it terminal? I am currently on Temazepam 30 mg daily for sleep, Diazepam 5 mg as needed for...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read carefully your question and would explain that there is a non-specific finding in your brain MRI (attachment removed to protect patient findings), which could be a small inflammation region, a born defect or a tumor. This lesion is too small for biopsy. So ...  Read Full »

Can constant one-sided headache particularly during movement be brain tumor?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old male. I am 6 feet 2 inches tall and obese at 113 kg. The problem that I am describing below I have been experiencing for the past 10 days or so. I have a more or less constant headache. It is typically on the right part of the forehead, around the hairline and occurr...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A headache can be due to many causes. Few common causes are: Migraine. Hypoglycemia. Hypertension. Raised intracranial tension. Sinusitis. Stress. Dehydration. In your case, it seems to be either due to the aggravation of sinusitis due to a recent weather change or r...  Read Full »

Is headache a symptom of venous aneurysm?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 8 x 12 mm sac type aneurysm on the vein of Galen. I am 50 years old and otherwise in a good health. I have had bad headaches and nausea for about seven months. It led MRV (Magnetic Resonance Venography) and that found the aneurysm. I know the risks of an arterial aneurysm rupturi...  Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is a very rare anomaly. Dilatation of entire vein is more common. Theoretically, there is a risk of rupture. But, in practice the most common complications are hydrocephalus and cardiac problems. You have not indicated whether the scan revealed hydrocephalus or not. ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to lose consciousness while holding back heavy sneezes?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 54 years old. He has a very heavy sneeze. When he sneezes he holds it back and he loses consciousness. I tell him not to hold it back but he is physically not able to let it go alone. Is there anything I can do to help him or anything he should do and are there any danger...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First, we need to find out what is the cause of recurrent sneezing. If you look into the physiology, sneeze is a protective reflex often in response to something irritative and offensive which the body wants to push out in order to prevent it from reaching the lungs and t...  Read Full »

I have headache after nine months of head injury. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My mother, who had a stroke from a blow injury (heavy fall and hit the back of her head) to the lower back of her head before nine months, is still having headaches on physical exertion, especially at work. She is a nurse and occasionally has to help move or lift patients, which always c...  Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your question with care and understood your concern. It means that whenever her abdominal pressure rises, she gets a headache. This is because the pressure inside the skull called intracranial pressure raises whenever her abdominal pressure rises. The intracr...  Read Full »

What makes me dizzy when I shout or blow hard?

Query: Hello doctor,When I shout or blow hard with my mouth, I get headaches or dizziness. Why?Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The headache you feel is due to increased intracranial pressure when shouting or blowing. Avoid such habits. If it happens without shouting or blowing, I suggest you consult a neurologist to rule out neurological problems. All the best. Tha...  Read Full »

Why is my throbbing headache getting worse?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having bad headaches for two weeks now. It seems to be a throbbing headache. It affects my front and back of my head. It gets worse when lying down. Sometimes, I have vomiting. Last week, I had a fever for two days. I have tried taking painkillers for headaches. But it is not work...  Read Full »

Dr. Upendra Kumar Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Headache and vomiting with fever occurs due to infection. You need to rule out meningitis and raised intracranial pressure. Please mention whether you have blurring vision or double vision or neck rigidity. If you have any of these symptoms, you need to consult your...  Read Full »

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