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Excess sleeping can be caused by the thyroid gland disorder like hypothyroidism ( low thyroid hormone).
I am very concerned about my wife. She has had a small pimple like bump on her forehead and she has head pain
Also iron deficiency anemia, vitamin B12 deficiency should be ruled out.
The pimple like growth--is it painful and red?
ok how big is the pimple?
but i think it is related...she also has not been as sharp mentally...it is barely noticeable
see, infection can cause commonly as well.
So that should be checked out as well.
Does she have any vision problem or weakness of the arm or leg?
ok any speech problem or dizziness?
ok good --then this is not likely a stroke.
Still high blood pressure can sometimes cause headaches.
That should be checked out.
Otherwise, this can be a migraine headache if there is no infection.
but she sleeps alot and it is only recently and she doesnt seem quite as sharp mentally
Any insect bite or travel outside recently?
are you still there doctor?
I will suggest blood tests to check thyroid ( serum TSH, free T4), iron deficiency ( serum ferritin level), B12 deficiency ( vitamin B12 level), and sed rate ( to rule out any inflammation).
If these tests are normal, then a MRI scan of the brain should be considered to rule out any aneurysm, stroke, tumor or vasculitis.
ok that makes a lot of sense.
i am tryig to get an appointment for her tomorrow
how can we tell if it could be a tumor and how is that treated?
She can try Ibuprofen tablets for headache control for now.
Usually it is hard to say without a scan.
she will take them right now.....i see....well thank you
However, if she develops seizures, vision loss, weakness of arm or leg unusual dizziness, then brain tumor is suspected.
Otherwise, this is not likely serious.
Thank God...you have given us a great deal of relief
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So I dont think we are talking about surgery then?
not at all.
Thank you very much!!!
I think we can say goodbye then