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For last 1.5 years, A dull ache in left temple & sometimes in left upper molars. Pain comes and goes evey 2-3 days. My left hand also hurts on pushing?

For last 1.5 years, A dull ache in left temple & sometimes in left upper molars. Pain comes and goes evey 2-3 days. My left hand also hurts on pushing?

Headache, hand pain: They probably aren't related. Do you grind your teeth at night? That could be causing the chronic jaw/temple pain. You could try a night-time bite guard to see if that helps. If not, see a doctor about chronic headaches. See your dentist too! For the hand, rest it as much as you can for the next couple of weeks. If it doesn't improve, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been having pain in my left arm and a head aches, mainly in my left temple does this mean anything!

I've been having pain in my left arm and a head aches, mainly in my left temple does this mean anything!

Thoughts...: We think of things like giant cell arteritis which can give you one-sided arm pain, headaches - it would also affect your vision. Pain you describe could also be radiating from your neck. Neck spasms could cause pain up the left side of head and then also can give you pain down the left arm. ...Read more

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I have strong pulsing in left temple. It seems to make my left eye shake when I close the right one. Also neck ache and head pain in left temple.

I have strong pulsing in left temple. It seems to make my left eye shake when I close the right one. Also neck ache and head pain in left temple.

Need workup: Things to consider include your blood pressure. A visit to your primary care doctor is in order to get evaluated. A neurology consult can assess for any vascular abnormalities that may require treatment. ...Read more

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Left temple very slightly sore to press, and better than a few days ago, but still there with no other symptoms, should I worry?

Left temple very slightly sore to press, and better than a few days ago, but still there with no other symptoms, should I worry?

Improving: It is good sign that it is improving! Did you have trauma? Monitor and see if it completely resolved for it appears you are getting better ...Read more

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Last night I had sudden sharp pain on my left temple that would come and go. This morning my temple is sore/achy?

Hopefully it will: Go away by itself. If it persists beyond 2-3 days, you need to see a physician to rule out a condition called temporal arteritis. This is a potentially serious condition that could take away your eyesight. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Sore left head temple. It only hurts to touch or when I chew gum. I exercised yesterday and woke up with left temple being sore. No other sympytoms?

Temporal arteritis?: Until proved otherwise. It can happen at your age. I suspect there is a different explanation, but a visit to your physician is in order. The tenderness and the pain on chewing ("jaw claudication") will be familiar to all healthtap physicians as warnings. ...Read more

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I have had pain in my left temple for a few days and it seems to be getting worse. I also have muscle and body aches and pains please tell me what is?

I have had pain in my left temple for a few days and it seems to be getting worse. I also have muscle and body aches and pains please tell me what is?

Possibly arteritis: You are describing what could be temporal or giant cell arteritis. See your doctor soon. The diagnosis can be made with blood tests and a biopsy of the artery if necessary. Treatment may be very important to prevent visual problems. ...Read more

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Left temple pain, only sore when touched... Headache?

Possibly: These symptoms are common when you're stressed. Less commonly the temporal artery might be inflamed. If the tederness persists beyond a day or two, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Headache top left side radiating to left temple. Skin on top left tingling/sensation of heat. Symptoms for 3 days. Ache not constant; tingling/heat is.?

Headache top left side radiating to left temple. Skin on top left tingling/sensation of heat. Symptoms for 3 days. Ache not constant; tingling/heat is.?

Headache: There are many aspects that go into determining the cause of head pain. Is it new? Does it radiate from one area to another? What makes it better or worse? What is your response to medication? How severe is it?

At your age, certain headache causes are more likely, such as migraine or cervicogenic pain (from disc or degenerative neck). You need to talk to a headache specialist. ...Read more

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I hit my left temple pretty hard today on some wood and it had been hurting all day. I have a head ache and throbbing. It hurts when I chew?

I hit my left temple pretty hard today on some wood and it had been hurting all day. I have a head ache and throbbing. It hurts when I chew?

Head injury: If you can chew that is a good sign. Are your teeth OK? Unlikely a jaw fracture if that is OK, however, if symptoms are not improving in a couple days get checked. As far as head injury, if you did not pass out and as long as you are not on some blood thinner the headache can be treated with Tylenol (acetaminophen) and rest. If worsening headache, vomiting or you feel weak on one side get checked. ...Read more

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My left temple is sore to touch. I don't think I have hit it, but only notice when I press it. Could it be bruised or is it something else? I am 20.

My left temple is sore to touch. I don't think I have hit it, but only notice when I press it. Could it be bruised or is it something else? I am 20.

Depends: Sometimes tension headaches and sinus problems can cause soreness along the temples. If it continues, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Left temple area. For the past few days i'd wake up with my temple area feeling sore. It comes and goes when I'm chewing, yawning or moving my jaw.

Left temple area. For the past few days i'd wake up with my temple area feeling sore. It comes and goes when I'm chewing, yawning or moving my jaw.

Bite off or TMJ: It could be your bite from the way your teeth meet when you close. Did you have any recent fillings done or had braces? Could also be TMJ related with muscle spasm from clenching all nite long. See your dentist. ...Read more

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I have a large lesion/sore on my left temple. It's about the size of a silver dollar, red around the edges, and draining yellow puss and clear fluids.

I have a large lesion/sore on my left temple. It's about the size of a silver dollar, red around the edges, and draining yellow puss and clear fluids.

Get attention: I would see a doctor sounds like it needs some treatment, it will not get better by it self you are already taking couple antibiotics and still having problems. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in my left temple for two weeks. Cant sleep. Left top part of head has a numbing ache to it as well.

Throbbing pain in my left temple for two weeks. Cant sleep. Left top part of head has a numbing ache to it as well.

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Migraines 4 long time, but last June, got one that left my left temple area sore, &have had several since, involes left eye too, scared of temp. Art?

Migraines 4 long time, but last June, got one that left my left temple area sore, &have had several since, involes left eye too, scared of temp. Art?

Be seen: If your concern is about temporal arteritis, you should be seen promptly for an evaluation. Major morbidity can occur in about 20% of patients diagnosed with temporal arteritis so early diagnosis is very important. ...Read more

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I had an ear ache about 4 days ago and now I'm getting quick sharp pains in my left temple and the back of head. I rarely get headaches. Help?

See below: Any sinus congestion? Earache may have been part of URI including sinuses, which can cause referred pain to back of head. Try nasal irrigation with saline spray. If not being treated for high blood pressure, might add decongestant. Nsaid (advil/motrin/aleve/etc) can reduce pain & inflammation. If develop fever &/or purulent nasal discharge, see pcp for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Headache left temple 2 mths ago, after, had sore spot in head, lasted few days, went away, those symptoms gone but slight eye and cheek discomfort, worry?

Headache left temple 2 mths ago, after, had sore spot in head, lasted few days, went away, those symptoms gone but slight eye and cheek discomfort, worry?

There's no need for: Worry right now, but there is need for concern and action. Sinus problems, migraine & tension headaches and temporal can cause such symptoms. Migraine & tension headache and sinus problems are treatable but usually not serious. Temporal arteritis, however, is often serious if NOT treated promptly. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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I have severe pain left side if head and ear ache left ear comes and goes can be very painfull and tender to touch around temple area?

I have severe pain left side if head and ear ache left ear comes and goes can be very painfull and tender to touch around temple area?

Should be seen: Sever pain in any part of the body is concerning and should be checked out. Pain on the temporal area can come from an ear infection, a problem with your TMJ joint, or even be from inflammation of your arteries that can lead to loss of your vision. Patient should not delay being seen by either their primary md or and ent. ...Read more

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I have an ear ache for about three weeks or so, I noticed I have swelling puffy like area on my left temple area that runs above my ear.

Outer ear infection: Puffy swelling above the ear could be an extension of an otitis externa or outer ear infection. An exam by a doctor is necessary to diagnose the problem and determine a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have a sore left ear, sore head at left temple area and tongue is very sore at left side also &lump under left jaw?

See dentist: You could have several things going on. Could have an infection, you could be grinding your teeth, you could be putting your tongue between your teeth subconsciously to relieve possible TMJ discomfort. See your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have persistent headaches and congestion for a little over a week. Now my left temple is extremely sore and my left eye stings?

I have persistent headaches and congestion for a little over a week. Now my left temple is extremely sore and my left eye stings?

Get a doctors help: It sounds like you could have a sinus infection, but headaches shouldn't be messed around with. Please call your doctor and get seen tomorrow, ok? ...Read more

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Hi. Was trying to sleep, grinding teeth off/on then felt burning sensation & tingling near temple area. Then in bed, woke up. Palpations, & tingling, burning ache everywhere? Could TMJ cause this?

Hi. Was trying to sleep, grinding teeth off/on then felt burning sensation & tingling near temple area. Then in bed, woke up. Palpations, & tingling, burning ache everywhere? Could TMJ cause this?

TMJ not the cause: TMJ would not be a cause of palpitations and aching all over.
Why not clear the TMJ?
Draw a vertical line on your mirror.
practice relaxing your jaw so that it opens midline.
see www. Grossaninstitute. Com for more details. ...Read more

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Sore head down bottom left. Piercing headaches, in temples ringing in right ear?

Sore head down bottom left. Piercing headaches, in temples ringing in right ear?

Piercing headaches: DO SEE YOUR GENERAL DOCTOR.
HE OR SHE MAY RECOMMEND A NEUROLOGIST IF NOT BETTER.
COULD BE MIGRAINE. ...Read more

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I have been having jaw pains, ear ache, and pains by my temple and ear on the left side for about a week now, what could that be cause from.

I have been having jaw pains, ear ache, and pains by my temple and ear on the left side for about a week now, what could that be cause from.

Sounds like TMJ: Sounds like inflammation at the left TMJ jaw joint although it could still be ear, tooth, skin, sinus, or gland infections as well. A thorough exam by your doctor will help narrow it down. ...Read more

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I experienced a sub congentival hemmorage in my left eye 3 days ago. Since, I have intense pressure in head, sore, large temple, left and ow bad hea?

I experienced a sub congentival hemmorage in my left eye 3 days ago. Since, I have intense pressure in head, sore, large temple, left and ow bad hea?

Check blood pressure: Subconjunctival hemorrhage can be caused by elevated blood pressure. The hemorrhage will fade with time, but you need to rule out high blood pressure as a cause. ...Read more