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I've been getting sharp pains on the left side of my head. The pain is brief but i've had them for a while and lately they seem to occur more often.

I've been getting sharp pains on the left side of my head. The pain is brief but i've had them for a while and lately they seem to occur more often.

CPH: Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania (cph) is thought to be a variant of cluster headache because of similar autonomic features. Both cluster and cph are classified as trigeminal autonomic cephalgias. , almost all cases of cph are relieved by Indomethacin and this response is considered diagnostic for cph.
Rec.: see your pcp for Indomethacin test. ...Read more

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What can cause a brief dropping sensation in head as if u sudden dropped in elevator? Lasted only few sec. Very stressed at time with 2 kids and pup

What can cause a brief dropping sensation in head as if u sudden dropped in elevator? Lasted only few sec.  Very stressed at time with 2 kids and pup

Stress can play on U: The dropping sensation u describe sre known to occur w anxiety state or stress.
There could also be inner ear problem of virtigo, Labrynthitis or even in some cases TMJ problems ahve been linked with sudden sensation of dropping or falling.
If stress relief doesnt resolve the problem, I would recommend an ENT evaluation ...Read more

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Hellow my wife now preganent 37 week inside baby head in side position please give me breif details what we have to do, and what will happen.Thankyou?

Hellow my wife now preganent 37 week inside baby head in side position please give me breif details what we have to do, and what will happen.Thankyou?

Transverse position: Usually the head is pointed down toward the pelvis late in pregnancy.Some are buttocks down and rarely they appear transverse (head to one side with buttocks to the other). There is some chance the baby will shift positions before labor starts, or the obstetrician may try to help baby by doing a "version" maneuver. If the baby will not change position, surgical delivery is necessary. ...Read more

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I keep getting a flash (meaning comes in quickly goes away very quickly) of faint pain very brief on the top back part of my head 2d/wk every few hour?

I keep getting a flash (meaning comes in quickly goes away very quickly) of faint pain very brief on the top back part of my head 2d/wk every few hour?

Medicine effect?: I suspect this may be a side effect of a medication you are taking. Are you taking prescribed or over-the-counter medications or using any other substances that are not prescribed? Could also be stress-induced. Recommend consulting with your primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have black out spells when it happens my head gets hot and it starts to go away but i have a brief headache after what could be causing this?

I have black out spells when it happens my head gets hot and it starts to go away but i have a brief headache after what could be causing  this?

See a neurologist : Anytime you black out it is serious and you must be seen right away!! You need an evaluation to find out what is going on ...Read more

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Are tumors and blod clots a common cause of headaches? What can cause sharp brief pains in the head?

No!: Headaches are commonly caused by benign conditions such as Migraine and tension headaches which are commonly due to stress. Sharp pains which last less than a minute or two are of no significance and therefore can be safely ignored. If you get anxious about them, they may keep coming back. So try to relax, think positively and reduce your stress level by having adequate sleep and do daily exercis ...Read more

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What causes brief intense vertigo spins after turning head, with sensation of water sloshing in circles in your head?

What causes brief intense vertigo spins after turning head, with sensation of water sloshing in circles in your head?

Positional Vertigo: The condition is commonly called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV. In most cases there is no cause for this and it gradually fades away, without specific treatment, but it may be worthwhile to get an ENT consultation to see if your inner ear is WN!. Feel better ...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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Why does my head ache randomly in different places for brief periods?

Why does my head ache randomly in different places for brief periods?

"tension" headache: Sounds like "tension" headaches, caused by muscle contractions and tightness, and pain referred from other body areas; then again, this is not a definitive answer, just the most common reason. ...Read more

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Can an oncoming migraine cause a head rush with brief dizziness?

Can an oncoming migraine cause a head rush with brief dizziness?

Yes, it can: A migraine is not just simply a headache. It is an attack that is accompanied by various neurological and non-neurological features as well as headache. Migraines headaches are unilateral often starting in the temple or occipital regions; they may even
affect the neck and shoulder. Head rush and dizziness could be a symptoms.
Re. See a headache or orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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Brief clicking/popping sensation in head when I walk? What's the cause?

Brief clicking/popping sensation in head when I walk? What's the cause?

DJD: Probably mild degenerative disease. Without pain or numbness don't worry! ...Read more

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Brief, severe stabbing pain on outside of head for a few seconds just behind right temple. Happened 3 times with about 1-2 mins in between each. ?

Brief, severe stabbing pain on outside of head for a few seconds just behind right temple. Happened 3 times with about 1-2 mins in between each. ?

Temporal Arteritis?: It is chronic inflammation of large arteries of the head. If there is a delay in treating this condition it can cause permanent loss of vision in one eye. See your PCP for consultation and tests to rule out Temporal Arteritis. ...Read more

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Does shaking your head cause brain damge?This could be as far as nodding to violently shaking it. A brief explanation why would be greatly appreciated

Does shaking your head cause brain damge?This could be as far as nodding to violently shaking it. A brief explanation why would be greatly appreciated

Depends: In an infant, shaking the head can be catastrophic. In adults the mere act of shaking your own head willfully is not likely to cause harm. Now if someone else physically ; aggressively shakes your head, this may cause injury to neck and brain, particularly in elderly individuals. A case in point is the brain trauma that occurs in sports with repetitive sudden jars to the head (soccer, football). ...Read more

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Why does anxiety out of nowhere cause sudden brief dizziness, head rush and slightly faint feeling?

Why does anxiety out of nowhere cause  sudden brief dizziness, head rush and slightly faint feeling?

Panic: Fear or panic leads to release of adrenaline which causes fight-flight response, leading to rapid heart rate, rapid breathing & sweating. Rapid breathing causes drop in carbon dioxide in lungs then blood, which leads to shifts in blood ph (hydrogen ion concentration) leading to dizziness. Another cause is adrenaline leading to narrowing of blood vessels to brain, hence less blood flow to head. ...Read more

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Headache when standing up from bending position, very brief in one spot left side of head, terrfied of aneurism or tumour?

Headache when standing up from bending position, very brief in one spot left side of head, terrfied of aneurism or tumour?

Take a deep breath: I can tell you not to worry about it, but I know that will not work. These symptoms do not seem consistent with either of the diagnoses you fear. Regardless, make an appointment to see your physician.

It may be something simple like dehydration (it has been getting hotter in Chatham, no?). Your doctor is the best person to discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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What causes blood pressure spikes that last about a minute. During that time, my head seems to have a lot of pressure and I hear swishing?

What causes blood pressure spikes that last about a minute. During that time, my head seems to have a lot of pressure and I hear swishing?

BP spikes: With the limited information provided, my suggestion is to ask your doctor to evaluate you and to particularly order blood or urinary tests that could detect increased catecholamines in your circulation...there are very rare adrenal gland tumors known as pheochromocytomas that could present that way. Looking “red as a beet” and having an increased heart rate are common associations. Good luck! ...Read more

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Every week or two for the past year or so for brief periods, I've felt this extremely slight throbbing pain in bottom back right corner of my head.

Every week or two for the past year or so for brief periods, I've felt this extremely slight throbbing pain in bottom back right corner of my head.

Possible neuralgia: This could be an irritable nerve(neuralgia) which is more of a nuisance than anything serious. It's also possibly a pinched occipital nerve. However I recommend that you have an examination by physician for this recurrent symptom as it could be a form of migraine. ...Read more

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Brief /random shooting pain across top of head, just right-of-center. Have awful posture, & it started with a awkward neck movement. No other symptoms?

Brief /random shooting pain across top of head, just right-of-center. Have awful posture, & it started with a awkward neck movement. No other symptoms?

Cervicogenic Headach: You could be having cervicogenic headaches. They are typically referred from the neck to the head but I have seen patients having symptoms of head pain which refers to the neck, shoulders and arm. You may require a combination of physical therapy, posture training and short term medications. Pcp might be a good starting point. ...Read more

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Have pain in back of my head and my head feels heavy and tight also i when i raised up i had a breif moment of forgetfulness?

 Have pain in back of my head and my head feels heavy and tight also i when i raised up i had a breif moment of forgetfulness?

Sounds serious Go to: ER and have your head scanned - tell them your symptoms. How long has this been going on? Did something happen to your head? Does this run in your family? Do You use recreational drugs regularly? Have you drank so that this would cause the forgetfulness. Alot has to be ruled out to find out what this is exactly. Good luck. If no luck there, go to a neurologist and have it checked out in person. ...Read more

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Is there a nerve in my atlas in my neck that could cause a mild aura if tweaked? And causes a brief dizziness and head spinning?

Bppv: You are likely suffering from a condition called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo caused by sudden head movements. The dizziness is classic and lasts only 30 secs or less. Occurs with head movements. It can be easily taken care of in an ents office with an eppley maneuver in 80 to 90 % of the cases. Good luck. Hope you feel better. Check it out on the web and see if this is it. ...Read more

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Why does my head and face throb when I stand up? Brief headache lasting 5sec or less. Happens when I barely strain when on the toilet too. Tumor?

Why does my head and face throb when I stand up? Brief headache lasting 5sec or less. Happens when I barely strain when on the toilet too. Tumor?

No tumor: When standing, especially from lying down the blood flow dynamics to the heart and head and neck region change. The description of a similar effect with mild straining on the toilet is known as the Valsalva maneuver.
Return of systemic blood to the heart is impeded by the pressure inside the chest. The output of the heart is reduced and stroke volume falls. This occurs from 5 to about 14 seconds ...Read more

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Random brief sharp pains in left side of neck.Followed by head pain.Muscle or Maybe something serious?

Random brief sharp pains in left side of neck.Followed by head pain.Muscle or Maybe something serious?

Age and medical hx?: So age and previous medical history will play into the diagnosis here, but if you don't have a previous history, and are relatively young, I would likely chalk this up to muscular. Possibly something suboccipital (base of skull), which may press on one of the nerves running up front along your skull. An osteopathic physician could help with this; muscle relaxants may also help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Wake up with the room spinning for a brief period and it stops.No vertigo throughout the day,just asleep.Helps 2 sleep w/head propped up,Any ideas?

Wake up with the room spinning for a brief period and it stops.No vertigo throughout the day,just asleep.Helps 2 sleep w/head propped up,Any ideas?

Sounds inner ear: Might want to check on whether it gets worse when laying on left or right side, as that might assist evaluation. But clearly, see otolaryngologist and get evaluation with appropriate otological/ audiological testing, as this may be a persistent issue if not addressed and stabilized. ...Read more

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Brief intense sharp pain in right earlobe. Pain pulses, lasts 5 to 30 seconds. Twisting head and neck to left sometimes helps. Had this all my life

Hard to say: I would start with a ear, nose and throat specialist. This could be anything from a a tumor near the ear canal (ocoustic neuroma) to chronic otitus (an inflammation inside the middle ear). You might need an MRI or ct to start the diagnostic process. Sometime dental issues get referred to the ear, also. ...Read more

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In brief, partner banged head yday, went to hospital today, she has mild concussion, sent home, began vomiting since got home. It was green. Temp 38°?

In brief, partner banged head yday, went to hospital today, she has mild concussion, sent home, began vomiting since got home. It was green. Temp 38°?

Head injury: Worrisome symptoms after a head injury include persistent , frequent or worsening headaches, vomiting, confusion, visual disturbances, or drowsiness . Your partner should be reexamined if vomiting and/or those other symptoms occur. ...Read more