What could cause numbness and a shooting pain at my hip?

It's hard to work out where your symptoms are located without actually seeing you, but numbness and pain around the front of the hip, in the absence of back pain, could be due to a condition called Meralgia Paraesthetica. This is were the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve becomes is compressed and hence the symptoms. In most situations it settles with rehabilitation or a guided cortisone injection - something we have done quite a few times in clinic. I have attached a link for your information, but I would suggest seeing someone for this if it is becoming more intense or prolonged.

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Dr Dinesh Sirisena

Sport Medicine

Could my dizziness be due to excessive exercise and diet changes?

Causes of Dizziness Dizziness has many possible causes. This includes: Inner ear disturbance Motion sickness Medication effects Sometimes it is caused by an underlying health condition, such as: Poor circulation Infection Injury. How Do We Identify The Cause of Dizziness? Take note of: The way dizziness makes one feel The triggers How long the dizziness lasts Other accompanying symptoms Do Diet Change cause Dizziness? Yes, if you are fasting or eating lesser, you may end up with hypogylcemia (low blood sugar) and that may be the reason for your giddiness.

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Dr Beng Yeong Ng

Psychiatrist

For someone suffering from mild depression, what can I do to stop my constant headaches without relying on painkillers?

The constant nature of chronic daily headaches makes them one of the most disabling headache conditions. Aggressive initial treatment and steady, long-term management might reduce pain and lead to fewer headaches. Chronic daily headaches occur 15 days or more a month, for longer than three months. There are short-lasting and long-lasting chronic daily headaches. Long-lasting headaches last more than four hours.

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Dr Beng Yeong Ng

Psychiatrist

Can a GP clear someone to drive after seizures in Singapore?

Good question. As explained by Dr Paul, a different doctor is not going to give you a different assessment. If anything, he is more likely to ask for the letter/records from your neurologist, and follow his advice accordingly. This would be the most sensible thing to do, given that your neurologist would have followed you up all along, and would be best placed to assess your clinical picture and suitability for resuming driving. Having said that, in direct answer to your question, “Can a GP clear someone to drive after seizures in Singapore? ” – the answer is yes.

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Should I be worried about frequent fainting episodes?

Fainting may have a variety of causes. A simple episode, also called a vasovagal attack, is the most common type of fainting spell. It is most common in children and young adults. A vasovagal attack happens because blood pressure drops, reducing circulation to the brain and causing loss of consciousness. Typically an attack occurs while standing and is frequently preceded by a sensation of warmth, nausea, lightheadedness and visual "grayout. " If the syncope is prolonged, it can trigger a seizure.

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Dr Beng Yeong Ng

Psychiatrist

Which specialist should I see if I am concerned about muscular and nerve-related diseases?

Hello, thank you for your question. You can see a neurologist. A neurologist is a specialist who treats diseases of the brain and spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and muscles. Neurological conditions include epilepsy, stroke, Parkinson's disease, dementia, encephalitis, headaches, and brain tumors.

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Dr Beng Yeong Ng

Psychiatrist

Could dizziness be linked to a neck strain problem, and how can I get treated for it?

That is an interesting problem that you face! When people complain of dizziness, we need to establish if it is true dizziness (i. e. the room spinning round) or light-headedness (when you feel dizzy such as after standing etc). If it is truly the latter one, there can be several causes to it, but it basically boils down to a problem with your vestibular (balance) mechanism in the ear. Precipitants for this can basically be considered as: 1. Ear factors 2.

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Dr Dinesh Sirisena

Sport Medicine

What should I do next if I'm prone to fainting and dizziness spells?

Thank you for your question. For your case, vasovagal syncope is triggered by straining, long periods of standing, or stress. This can cause a sudden drop in your heart rate and blood pressure. There are a couple of things you can try before seeing your cardiologist: Don’t stand for too long If you’re not feeling well, exhausted or stressed, go get some rest. Drink more water as your cardiologist suggested You can practice elevating your legs above your heart, with your body lying flat on your back.

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Is it possible to completely prevent seizures from recurring?

Approximately 50 - 60% of people diagnosed with epilepsy can become seizure free with after using the first seizure medication tried. Within this group, many will never have any more seizures. Here's some factors that may improve the chance of being seizure free in people who are newly diagnosed with seizures: Having a good response to the first 1 or 2 seizure medications tried. This means that seizures do not recur and the person is seizure free. No brain injury or abnormality A normal neurological exam and EEG No family history of epilepsy Hope that helps!

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Dr Shi Hui Poon

Psychiatrist

How are sinus headaches differentiated from other headaches?

I have summarized the different types of headaches in a recent question posted in Human. Hope this will be useful to you. If in doubt and your husband's headaches has been ongoing for a while, you should ask him to see a General Practitioner first unless he also has concurrent nose symptoms (in which case he may consider seeing an ENT Specialist first). Hope this helps and all the best!

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Dr Eng Cern Gan

ENT Doctor

When do I need to see a neurologist for a prolonged headache?

Thank you for getting in touch to share your headaches. Headache is extremely common. It will be difficult to diagnose anything without seeing you in person. Headache is one of those conditions where there is no specific "Test" that can 100% diagnose your headache. Doctors come to a reasonable best guess of your condition based on what you describe your headache to sound like and based on the doctor's experience of the "headache story" of all the other headache patients that the doctor has seen.

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Dr Paul Ang

General Practitioner

How can I get rid of a stiff neck that's triggering migraines?

Thank you Lynn for getting in touch with us. 1) "Stiff neck" can mean many things, from a normal neck sprain, to wear and tear of the spine. It could even be affected soft tissues around the spine or posture problems that you alluded to. Before we jump to conclusions, it might be helpful to speak to your GP. 2) "Headaches" can also mean many things. It may be wrong to assume that it's definitely due to the stiff neck as well, although you are right in that headaches can also be triggered by a "stiff neck". 3) Panadol Extra contains caffeine, which by itself can trigger headaches.

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Dr Paul Ang

General Practitioner

Does sleep deprivation trigger headaches?

Thank you for your enquiry. Sleep deprivation is a common cause of headaches. There are many types of headaches and some of the common ones are as follows: 1. Tension headache - This is the most common type of headache and one feels a pressure-like pain around the head. It is often triggered by stress, anxiety and sleep deprivation. Lifestyle changes and over the counter pain relievers can often keep the headache under control. 2. Migraine - This is usually a one-sided throbbing pain and can be triggered by stress, lack of sleep, dehydration and food additives.

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Dr Eng Cern Gan

ENT Doctor

Why do I get a migraine and see halos when looking at bright lights?

Different individuals can have different triggers for migraines. These triggers include bright lights. Some migraine suffers also have an 'aura' (a focal symptom before the headache) which comprises visual distortions. So visual issues can be both due to as well as lead to migraines.

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Dr King Hee Ho

Neurologist

How often do seizures occur in epileptics?

Hi If seizures are well controlled; there should be minimal seizures. The goal of treatment is no seizures although that may not always be possible. A neurologist opinion would be valuable to assess patient and calibrate medications to control the fits.

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Dr Ivan Ng

Neurosurgeon

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