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A 40-year-old male asked:

when i cough, i get a sharp pain in the right side of my brain, the cough has been persistent for over 1 week. had a bad sinus infection before then.

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
Not really: You cannot have a pain in your brain because the brain is completely insensitive to pain. Sinuses are outside your skull; brain is inside. And there are no sinuses on the sides of your head. Whatever the pain is, it probably has nothing to do with either your brain or your sinuses.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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