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What could cause sharp headache in top of head?

What could cause sharp headache in top of head?

Many causes: You will nee a neurologic workup if you fall within the following categories : 1. Headache of sudden onset that persists (bleeding); 2. Hedache accompamied by physical findings such as fever, alteration of consciousness, doble vision or weakness; and 3. Headache if you have been previously healthy. In other cases of chornic headache it can be migraine or muscle. Tension headache. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Please help me! i'm getting lots of headaches had MRI 4-18-13 & CT a mth ago both normal of brain what is this cause for so many headaches? Top head

Please help me! i'm getting lots of headaches had MRI 4-18-13 & CT a mth ago both normal of brain what is this cause for so many headaches? Top head

See Neuro: There are no easy answers for you. The good thing is your scans were normal. The cause of headaches are difficult to define, and at times may be purely a genetic trait you inherited. There are many trigger foods (such as caffeine) for example, that can cause headaches. Eye problems, menstrual/hormonal issues, etc. Can all play a role. Keep up with a neuro doc and be diligent. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder cause headache. Headache above eyes forehead top of head.Not terrible.Just really nagging...Upper backache, nausea, 33% hida scan..

Can  gallbladder cause headache. Headache above eyes forehead top of head.Not terrible.Just really nagging...Upper backache, nausea,  33% hida scan..

GALL BLADDER: This is a storage vessel for the bile and if infected or blocked can cause many symptoms, most of which cause pain in the right upper abdomen. The sxs you explain are commonly associated with sinus issues and a hida scan is very non-specific except with the extreme findings. ...Read more

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Does a root canal infection cause headaches? My headache is on top of my head and forehead..

Does a  root canal infection cause headaches? My headache is on top of my head and forehead..

It can: Pain in the head, neck, and jaws very often is felt in areas outside where the source is. This is true of toothaches (i.e. Root canal infections), muscle pain (myofascial, tmd, muscle tension), among other things. You could always seek an evaluation by an endodontist to rule out a tooth source. If still unsure, see your physician. ...Read more

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What causes almost daily dibilitating headaches on top of my head? & nausea, light headed when walking& doing stuff, short losses of hearing left ear?

What causes almost daily dibilitating headaches on top of my head? & nausea, light headed when walking& doing stuff, short losses of hearing left ear?

Doc visit: Please see your doc immediately. You need evaluation and may need some kind diagnostic testing. We can not advise you without real examination and testing. ...Read more

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Headaches on only top right side of head.When I press the same place on the top left side of my head, the headache disappears. What would cause this?

Agree, and...: Sorry to hear :(. I agree with Dr. Rutledge, but also want to mention two things. First, unilateral (one side of head) headaches should be evaluated for other causes than tension headache. Also, you mention using lortab- using pain killers more than twice a week (even if for your lower back pain) can cause rebound headaches. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have a really bad headache (8/10) on the very top of my head, it's not on either side and it's been there for 2 1/2 hours. What could be the cause?

I have a really bad headache (8/10) on the very top of my head, it's not on either side and it's been there for 2 1/2 hours. What could be the cause?

Tension headache: If you are not allergic to Aspirin, take and NSAID. If that does not help and you have ANY other symptoms for longer, consult your PCP or go the the ED. ...Read more

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What causes two long indents on top of my head causing ridge along the top - wake up with pressure headache every morning - thank you?

What causes two long indents on top of my head causing ridge along the top - wake up with pressure headache every morning - thank you?

Dilated vessels (?): It could be you are describing dilated blood vessels which might be visible and which can be associated with a headache. Perhaps more importantly, you should have your blood pressure checked during a headache to be sure it is not caused by hypertension (high blood pressure). A visit to your doctor might be appropriate. ...Read more