A 60-year-old female asked:
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what causes temporal pain on one side head. it doesn't hurt bad unless i touch it.should i be concerned? i am 60. no bumps or redness on area.

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Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
PainInTheTemple, Oy!: At your age it could be an inflamed temporal artery, which is a marker for inflammation to deeper arteries, some of which could affect your eye and eyesight. So best to go see your doctor right away. A blood test could give a fairly good answer. If it's not that (called "temporal arteritis) then your doctor could try and figure out something else with a sigh of relief that it wasn't arteritis.
Answered on Nov 8, 2015

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