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Causes of headache on left side of head above the ear and it hurts to touch my head in that area. No trauma, neck pain, or shoulder pain...

Causes of headache on left side of head above the ear and it hurts to touch my head in that area. No trauma, neck pain, or shoulder pain...

See dentist: You may have a jaw problem from grinding or clenching your teeth especially when sleeping. Suggest you get your jaws checked. If nothing there, then perhaps a MRI may be in order if the problem has been present for more than a few weeks or is getting worse. ...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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What to do if I have headache on the left side of my head above my ear?

What to do if I have headache on the left side of my head above my ear?

See a TMJ specialest: Consider the possibility of a TMJ condition. The jaw muscles in the face and on the side of the head when fatigued become very tender and cause headaches, tenderness to hand pressure. Many patients also experience ear pressure, ringing, and ear pain which can be symptoms of a TMJ condition. For a TMJ specialist visit AACFP. Org ...Read more

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Bump on side of head above ear. Feels boney like I was hit but I wasn't. Slight discomfort when pressed hard & minor headache. What could it be?

Bump on side of head above ear. Feels boney like I was hit but I wasn't. Slight discomfort when pressed hard & minor headache. What could it be?

Scalp bump: This is likely to be a pilar cyst, but a lymph node is also possible. I recommend you see a dermatologist for a precise diagnosis, though it is unlikely to be anything serious. ...Read more

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Headache in front/back left side of head, ear. Tiny jabs of pain (1-2). Light headed when standing. Scared I have a brain tumor. No fam history. Help!

Headache in front/back left side of head, ear. Tiny jabs of pain (1-2). Light headed when standing. Scared I have a brain tumor. No fam history. Help!

Unlikely: Brain tumors are uncommon in people your age, and a light-headed feeling isn't typically a symptom of one. If you have serious headaches you should see your doctor, and ask for a referral to a neurologist both to evaluate your problem and to treat the headaches. ...Read more

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Headache on mostly left side of head, throbbing and pressure, on everyday basis, feeling seeing n hearing (only left ear) pulse in brain when exercise?

Headache on mostly left side of head, throbbing and pressure, on everyday basis, feeling seeing n hearing (only left ear) pulse in brain when exercise?

Further evaluation: With these symptoms you need further evaluation. These symptoms could be an aneurysm. You need to see your PCP for further testing such as MRA as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I feel shocks in my left side of head, above ear. Shock lasts for just 1-2 secs. Normally happens if I lift weight or apply any force on head. Pls help.

I feel shocks in my left side of head, above ear. Shock lasts for just 1-2 secs. Normally happens if I lift weight or apply any force on head. Pls help.

Irritated nerve: Shock like pains that come quickly and don't last long can be from an irritated nerve in the scalp. See your family doctor to determine if this is what's happening with you. ...Read more

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Twitching on left side of head above ear?

Twitching on left side of head above ear?

Unimportant?: Muscle twitching in a limited area unlikely to be due to any major disorder at your age stress is the likeliest cause. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain left side of head above ear. It stings for a couple of seconds. Its been hapenning since this morning. And its random and my left eye seems to be under some stress since then?

Sharp stabbing pain left side of head above ear. It stings for a couple of seconds. Its been hapenning since this morning. And its random and my left eye seems to be under some stress since then?

SUNCT: Rare Short-lasting Unilateral Neuralgiform headache attacks with Conjunctival injection and Tearing. It is is a primary headache predominant in males and respond to indomethacin. See your PCP for evaluation if needed. ...Read more

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Cannot get rid of headache on left side of head?

Cannot get rid of headache on left side of head?

Headache: If you have tried all over the counterpain medications, you might consider a magnesium supplement, then see your doctor. You might need a daily medication like topamax (topiramate) or Propranolol to keep the headaches away. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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I've had a constant daily headache on left side of head for past 10 yrs. 34yo f. Migraines for 22y. Tried every med/procd possbl. Have no life. Help?

I've had a constant daily headache on left side of head for past 10 yrs. 34yo f. Migraines for 22y. Tried every med/procd possbl. Have no life. Help?

Few things: First, be sure you are not overusing pain meds. His causes analgesic rebound. Next, be sure you have given prophylactic meds a chance, which it sounds like you have. If you know it is migraine for sure, you can try riboflavin 400mg per day. If headache is always on same side and accompanied by eye redness, nasal congestion or droopy eyelid try Indomethacin you may have hemicrania continua. ...Read more

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12yr old daughter complaining of popping in head followed by intense headache on left side of head. Happened 3x this week but never before. Ideas?

12yr old daughter complaining of popping in head followed by intense headache on left side of head. Happened 3x this week but never before. Ideas?

Headache: Intense headache has to be evaluated. Headache has many causes, she need to be checked by her doctor & if persistent a neuro consult is recommended. She can try tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for now but please see her doctor. I hope she feel better soon. ...Read more

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Headache on left side of head in back, tender to touch. Is it common with viral infections and or toothaches?

Headache on left side of head in back, tender to touch. Is it common with viral infections and or toothaches?

Viral: It could be from grinding your teeth, and yes, could happen from a viral infection as well.
As long as you don't have any visual changes and able to move all your facial muscles normally, you are okay. ...Read more

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Went to bed with headache on left side of head, felt it deep behind my eye. Felt pressure around eye but no change in vision. Tenderness in left face.

Went to bed with headache on left side of head, felt it deep behind my eye. Felt pressure around eye but no change in vision. Tenderness in left face.

Headache: While your headache could be just a migraine headache- however due to the fact that you also have glaucoma- you definitely should go to see your doctor and get yourself checked. sinus problem is also something that should be considered. Go to see your MD. ...Read more

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What's risk of headaches on left side of head?

What's risk of headaches on left side of head?

Unclear: Headache is a symptom, may have important causes in about 10% or may be due to tension headache or migraine if persistent see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can a hard sneeze cause a headache on the left side of head?

Can a hard sneeze cause a headache on the left side of head?

Yes, but...: If it persists more than 24 hours or is a very severe headache, see a physician. ...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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Hi, I am ramya. I am 24 years old. I have severe headache and left side of head is stabbing. My neck, shoulders pain as well.

Hi, I am ramya. I am 24 years old. I have severe headache and left side of head is stabbing. My neck, shoulders pain as well.

Cause of headache: The best way to tackle a headache is to figure out what's causing it in the first place - is it a migraine, from not eating breakfast this am, from skipping a dose of a medicine, from not getting enough sleep? There can be many reasons, and you can get the associated shoulder/neck pain. Make sure you check it out with your doctor and get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes headache in left side of head?

What causes headache in left side of head?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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What causes headaches in left side of head?

What causes headaches in left side of head?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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What causes headaches on the left side of head even though you are fully hydrated?

What causes headaches on the left side of head even though you are fully hydrated?

? muscle?: Put your fingers over the area where you feel the headache and then open and close. If it feels like the muscle, then look into why the muscle is cramping, which may be the bite, joints and muscle (tmj). The first thing to do though is check with your md to be sure there is no underlying medical problem. ...Read more

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Sudden earache and headache left side of head shortly after working out. Persisting for many hours. Should I be concerned?

Sudden earache and headache left side of head shortly after working out. Persisting for many hours. Should I be concerned?

Middle ear problem?: You may have congestion of the inner ear. You could try clearing your sinuses with saline stay or a medicated nose spray. If it doesn't get better within a few hours it would be a good idea to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side of head near temple. Is this a migraine or headache?

Sharp pain on left side of head near temple. Is this a migraine or headache?

Possible migraine: Migraine like headache can be caused by a bone spur in the nose. A ct scan of the sinuses is indicated and if the spur is present a septoplasty to remove it is indicated. I provide relief to almost 90% of patients with this problem. Visit my website for more information at www. Kevinsmithmd. Com. ...Read more