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What causes popping sound in head after lifting heavy weights?

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Posted on Wed, 22 Oct 2014
Question: Good Morning, So whilst lifting some very heavy weights on Saturday, I felt a pop in my head, which was followed by the worst headache I've ever had on the right side of my head. It's now Monday, and I still have a dull headache. My personal trainer says it's nothing to worry about , and simply a tension headache caused by stiff neck and shoulders. He has referred me to an ART therapist. However I'm paranoid it could be something more serious, like a blood vessel bursting?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Unlikely to be a serious cause.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your symptoms, and would like to reassure you that it does not sound to be a serious issue.

If there was a blood vessel rupture resulting in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), then, the severe headache would have continued. In addition, symptoms such as vomiting, blurred vision, seizures, drowsiness, weakness of arm or leg would also have been noticed.

There is no need to worry. However, if you want to be 100% sure, and be free of any suspicion, then, a brain CT scan may be done.

I hope my reply has helped you.

I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information.
     
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Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX
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What causes popping sound in head after lifting heavy weights?

Brief Answer: Unlikely to be a serious cause. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting your query. I have noted your symptoms, and would like to reassure you that it does not sound to be a serious issue. If there was a blood vessel rupture resulting in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), then, the severe headache would have continued. In addition, symptoms such as vomiting, blurred vision, seizures, drowsiness, weakness of arm or leg would also have been noticed. There is no need to worry. However, if you want to be 100% sure, and be free of any suspicion, then, a brain CT scan may be done. I hope my reply has helped you. I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX For DIRECT QUERY to me: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My blog: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.com/