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A 21-year-old male asked:

i keep having a sharp pain on the top rear side of my head. only lasting for a couple seconds. it hurts extremely bad. what could this be?

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Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Headache type: Could be a primary stabbing headache or "ice pick" headache, tends to cause intense pain for only a few moments. Rarely treated because it's over by the time you could get treatment. Usually not a sign of underlying disease.

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Last updated Jul 3, 2018

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