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A 27-year-old male asked:

i am having kind of sharp pains in the top part of my head, on the right side. i have noticed these for the last 2 weeks. only last a few min.watdo?

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Dr. Som Kohanzadeh
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
See an MD: The symptoms you are describing, could be any number of things. The most likely is a cluster headache based upon your brief description. These can be relieved with tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaids like Ibuprofen or motrin, however, these usually last a bit longer. But it may be any number of things and the best and safest thing to do is to follow up with your primary care physician for a thorough examination.

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A 43-year-old female asked:

Why do I keep having sharp pains going through my head on the left side it come and go?

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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A 56-year-old female asked:

What would cause periodic sharp pains on the left side of head?

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Dr. Shahid Rafique
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Many causes: There are many causes of transient sharp pain on the side of the head. They can be simple and benign causes like TMJ syndrome or referred pain from the teeth or more serious conditions like trigeminal neuralgia or temporal arteritis. See your internist and discuss in detail.
A 49-year-old member asked:

How come i keep getting these sharp pains on the right side of my head?

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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Head pain: Could be the jaw joint or chewing muscles. Sometimes it could be a real headache. Although you hold see a dentist to check your bite a neurologist is also a good idea.
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A 41-year-old male asked about a 16-year-old female:

Sharp pains in the temple that lasts 5to 10 seconds happens randomly then goes away?

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Dr. Walter Husar
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"Ice Pick" Headaches: What are you described are"ice pick" headaches. They are of very short duration, intense headaches that last for seconds to minutes. They are a variant of migraine that need to be treated only if very frequent.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Can anyone tell me what can be causing persistent sharp pains in temple area?

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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Temple pain: Probable muscle spasm or neuritis. Could be related to TMJ. Try a soft diet for one week, take some Motrin, consider mouth guard. No hard foods or candies, No howling. No gum chewing.

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