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A severe, recurring, and throbbing headache, usually accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound, is called a migraine. It generally affects only one side of the head. Hormonal changes, stress, depression, anxiety, insufficient sleep, dehydration, and strong smells can trigger a migraine.

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I had a miscarrage. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had a miscarriage and vacuum Aspirin procedure a month back. The miscarriage was mostly due to low FHR as evident in the report (bradycardia at 6W3D). I had spotting around 10th week and doctor reported it as a missed abortion. I also had high TSH around 6.7 and was on 25 mg Thyronor...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? I am very sorry for your loss and do understand the mental stress which you are presently suffering. But let me start on a positive note that you are fine and will surely have a healthy pregnancy. Do not worry about your age and do not feel you are ag...  Read Full »

I have unbearable aches involving half of my head. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 17 years old, having aches in half of my head ever since I could remember. However, this ache sometimes gets unbearable. So, I consulted a doctor, who told me this was a migraine. So I started taking prescribed allopathic medicine at first, and after some time, homeopathic. These me...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Your symptoms are most likely due to migraine, which causes severe headaches mainly on one side that last for a few hours (up to 72 hours) and may be associated with other features like limb numbness, nausea, photophob...  Read Full »

Can tapeworms cause other long-term neurological issues?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing frequent migraines lately, and I am concerned about a potential link between tapeworm infestations and neurological symptoms. Can tapeworms in the brain trigger migraines? Furthermore, does consuming foods like bacon, which might contain tapeworm larvae, increa...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hi Welcome to I understand your concern. There is no direct relationship between tapeworms and migraine. Albeit, tapeworm infestation may result in progressive headaches and neurological problems if it causes cysts in the brain. However, these exacerbating symptoms are different from ...  Read Full »

Kindly review my report and give your opinion on my constant headaches and tingling sensation.

Query: Hello doctor, I recovered from a COVID infection four months ago. After that, I have brain fog, concentration issues, headaches, memory issues, balance issues, lack of mental precision, depression, anxiety, and PTSD issues. My headaches are constant and can last for days or even weeks. I also have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some further details about your headache. 1) Since when you are having headaches? 2) Which part of the head aches? 3) What kind of headaches have you felt? 4) What is the duration of one episode of headache? 5) Do you have ...  Read Full »

Is iron deficiency the cause of my right arm pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a young adult suffering from migraines on my right side for almost four years. A few weeks back, my right eye started twitching. The doctor said it was dehydration, but after few days I started feeling weird sensations on the right side of my face. It was tingling, burning, or someti...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Mostly the pain is due to anemia only, but sometimes it can also be due to nerves. So in such a case, I would suggest you do an X-ray of the neck. It will help to check if there is any obstruction in the neck region b...  Read Full »

What ingredients or products can trigger migraines?

Query: Hello doctor, What ingredients or products can trigger migraines, and why this is the case? Some common foods or ingredients I have heard of are alcohol, aged cheese, chocolate, nitrates, monosodium glutamate (MSG), and artificial sweeteners. Is there any truth to these? Are there any substances in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, it is true that all these types of food may trigger migraine headaches. It depends on individual properties because not all individuals are sensitive to these substances. The underlying mechanism is thought to be vessel constriction and dilation, which is part of...  Read Full »

I had a headache that was relieved by medication but reappeared after a few days. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a headache since last week . I feel pressure in the top and front of my head, sometimes piercing pain at the sides of my head. I went to the hospital, and they gave me Benadryl tablets and Reglan infusions, which helped, but the pain continued to exist. Then they gave me th...  Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. Headaches can be due to a lot of reasons. You need to have a systemic evaluation before narrowing down the diagnosis. Have you already done CT (computed tomography) scan? You need to undergo a fundoscopic (an examination of the retina wi...  Read Full »

What can cause constant headache from 20 days?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20 year old female. I have a severe pulsating headache from the past 20 days, dizziness and nausea when exposed to sunlight or bright light, sensitive to harsh sounds, eye pain, and mild ear pain.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Is it half-sided? If yes, it is likely a migraine headache. How frequent is this? If this is too frequent then I suggest starting some medicine on a day to day basis for prevention. Have you tried Paracetamol 650 mg for pain relief? If this is giving relief then yo...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my feeling weak and numb throughout the day for almost a month?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been feeling weak, numb, and almost passing out throughout the day randomly for a month. I had a CTA in the ER, and they sent me home with this report. And they said to check with neurology, but not to worry. I have read and it says not to worry unless you are symptomatic, which...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have hypoplastic right intracranial vertebral and basilar arteries and severe hypoplasia of the right posterior cerebral artery (the P1 segment). But with a patent right posterior communicating artery, which is supplying blood to the right posterior circulation. In my...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with migraine. Kindly provide me second opinion.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 15-year-old male with a height of 148 cm and weight 44 kg. I am diagnosed with migraine, and I want a second opinion.   Read Full »

Dr. Amit Jauhari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Migraine is a diagnosis based on symptoms given by the patients. The symptoms are a severe headache, dizziness, vomiting some patients also get migraine by a loud sound, acidity, and excessive heat or cold. If you are having other symptoms like pain in the neck or ba...  Read Full »

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