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A 42-year-old female asked:

i have been experiencing sharp ice pick type headaches in the back of the head in the back right base of the skull which come and go intermittently.

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stanley Halpern
Periodontics 42 years experience
Headaches: You should see a neurologist for further evaluation and diagnosis. Don't mess with this. Your body is talking to you.
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 33 years experience
See a doc: You need to see a neurologist to help you with this.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
See your PCP: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your PCP for evaluation, tests, imaging and treatment options.

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Last updated Mar 21, 2015

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