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Are these short sharp bursts of pain in my head something serious?

Are these short sharp bursts of pain in my head something serious?

Could be....: Headache could be form of migraine, sinusitis, ear infection, brain tumor, stress-induced muscle tension, neuralgia, early herpes zoster (shingles), tooth pain, eye problem...The point being, it's complicated. See a doctor. Also, check my prior answers about headache. ...Read more

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I have a headache going on 5 days, its mainly on the right. I wake up out of my sleep & feels like little blast of burst inside my head what is it?

I have a headache going on 5 days, its mainly on the right. I wake up out of my sleep & feels like little blast of burst inside my head what is it?

Possibly...: It could be a number of things including a tension type headache from clenching to a tumor... I would suggest seeing a headache specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Top left side back of my head felt like sudden burst of pain and throbbing? No injury I have a bad headache there is a painful lump

Top left side back of my head felt like sudden burst of pain and throbbing? No injury I have a bad headache there is a painful lump

Emergency room.: Anytime someone has an unexplained sudden onset of headache which seems abnormally severe, it is important to get checked out right away. It may turn out to be an unimportant cause, but you don't want to miss it if it's not. Go right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a burst of pressure around the base of my skull that causes a brief headache. Anyone have an idea on what to do?

I have a burst of pressure around the base of my skull that causes a brief headache. Anyone have an idea on what to do?

See a doctor : Pain is an indication something is wrong, most of the time it is not serious, but, sometimes it is. The pain you indicate is something that warrants investigation by a qualified person to help diagnose its origin. ...Read more

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Got hit in head 4days ago.Have mild headache and ringing in ears.What symptoms would I have if something serious was wrong and how long am i at risk?

Got hit in head 4days ago.Have mild headache and ringing in ears.What symptoms would I have if something serious was wrong and how long am i at risk?

Not concerned. : Mild to moderate headaches and ringing in the ears are common symptoms after hitting your head. If you develop persistent severe headaches, nausea and vomiting, or double vision, you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Headache and pressure to back of head, dizziness for 4 days straight. Could be something serious? Its a 9 month wait for MRI scan.

Headache and pressure to back of head, dizziness for 4 days straight. Could be something serious? Its a 9 month wait for MRI scan.

Diagnosis could be--: Based on what you are saying about the headache i would guess that either you are suffering from a migraine, dad tension type headache, or medication overuse type of headache since i see you are taking acetaminophen. I have never ever heard of a nine-month wait for an MRI scan. That is phenomenal but i would seek a headache specialist who may agree you may not even need a scan in the first place. ...Read more

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I just had a sharp pain on my left side of head, it was brief, lasted a second, I have no headache, I have a bit of the sniffles, what's up? Serious?

Neuralgia: Such a sharp, shooting, fleeting pain is characteristic of neuralgia which comes from a superficial nerve in the scalp and not the brain itself. This is not a serious problem and may or may not recur. See your physician if you have steady pain or frequent headaches. ...Read more

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This moring at work I got this headache in the back top of my head it was like sharp pains that would last. Few seconds and come back shortly but also had a headache with it what is that?Is it serious

This moring at work I got this headache in the back top of my head it was like sharp pains that would last. Few seconds and come back shortly but also had a headache with it what is that?Is it serious

HEADACHE: Many types of headaches, + depends on severity, duration, location + other symptoms associated with discomfort. Your description is common in tension or muscle tension headaches, and usually is benign. Recommended treatment initially would be OTC Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen, plus warm compresses to the neck for 15 minutes + avoid outside stress if possible. If no better or other symptoms, see a doctor. ...Read more