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I get sharp pains in my head from time to time it lasts a couple seconds n goes away? Is that normal or sign of something serious

I get sharp pains in my head from time to time it lasts a couple seconds n goes away? Is that normal or sign of something serious

Transient sharp pain: Transient sharp pains lasting only seconds are most often cause by pressure on some nerve, where the irritation causes an abnormal electrical discharge down the length of the nerve. In the head, face, and neck this is often due to pressure on nerves between the vertebra. As long as it is occuring only intermittently, and only for a few seconds it is benign. If more persistent, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lightheadedness worsened by anxiety most days I feel lightheaded for no reason and I get sharp pains in my head ?

I am experiencing lightheadedness worsened by anxiety most days I feel lightheaded for no reason and I get sharp pains in my head ?

Evaluation: Anxiety can certainly be associated with many symptoms including light headiness and headaches. Pulse and blood pressure changes can occur with anxiety and can cause the symptoms you are describing. However, you need a good history and physical by a medical professional and if necessary obtain labs and radiographic studies such as CT or MRI of your head if necessary. Good luck ...Read more

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Sometimes after I get sharp pains in my head after laughing I feel really light headed an see white dots it's usually followed by severe headaches?

Sometimes after I get sharp pains in my head after laughing I feel really light headed an see white dots it's usually followed by severe headaches?

Headache w/ laughing: Most times it is not a significant issue (mild headache if you laugh too hard), but with white dots, light headed and severe headaches this is somewhat concerning. You need to see your healthcare provider, explain to them just what you posted here. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I often get sharp pains in my head that last no more than 10 seconds, i get short of breath walking up when walking up stairs or inclines, sometimes I get a pain in my chest as if something is pulling off my breast, also I when I try to stand up i start

Careful history need: There are plenty of connections between pains in the head and in the chest possible, or it could be unrelated events. You really need time to talk in more detail with a trained professional. I hope you can have access to that. ...Read more

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Sometimes every so often i get radom sharp pains in my head that last for second every time, im not sure why and they don't happen all time?

Nerve pain: Random, sharp shooting pains like you are describing are often nerve pains that have different possible causes. They can be caused by the nerve being excitable and firing off an impulse, or can be due to the nerve being touched by the sides of a tight foramen or opening in the spine where the nerve comes out. A lot depends on the pattern or events surrounding the pain - see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I get these sharp pains in my head that comes in and out for like 2 seconds each I feel it in my ear to what it this?

Occipital neuralgia: The occipital nerve is a nerve that runs between muscles behind the ear. When the nerve becomes inflamed or compressed from tight muscles, sharp pains radiating from the back to the front of the head and in the ear can occur. Primary ear pain is a less common entity that can have a similar presentation. See a neurologist or neurosurgeon for evaluation of the pain. ...Read more

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I get sharp/dull pains in my head and then liquid comes out of my ear. Also my face has been twitching I have been losing balance. What's wrong?

I get sharp/dull pains in my head and then liquid comes out of my ear. Also my face has been twitching I have been losing balance. What's wrong?

I do not know: But with all your symptoms, you need an evaluation asap, as they are concerning for an underlying medical issue. Liquid coming from year, balance issues, etc. may certainly be indicative of some inner ear infection or issue. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i keep getting sharp pains in my head on the left side?

Headaches: Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, teeth grindgin, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I get these very sharp intense pains in my head on the left side that last for about a minute or so. After pain subsides it then turns into a headache?

I get these very sharp intense pains in my head on the left side that last for about a minute or so. After pain subsides it then turns into a headache?

Sounds like: a pinched nerve in your upper neck (cervical) vertebrae (C1-C2) Ask your PCP to investigate.. BTW Try sleeping WITHOUT PILLOWS for a few eeks ..see if those pains/headaches go away! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I sometimes get sharp stabbing pains in my head along with tightness in my next and sometimes my ears ring and feel like pressure being built up ?

Migraine: stabbing pain especially if it occurs repetitively on different days in the same type of way is usually caused by a condition known as migraine. this condition is very easily preventable through supplements or medications. anytime someone has new headaches which they never had before it's extremely important that they visit a doctor to be sure it's not something other than migraine. ...Read more

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Left side of my head hurts a lot and I get sharp pains on top of my head as well what is wrong with me this has been happening for past 8months ?

Left side of my head hurts a lot and I get sharp pains on top of my head as well what is wrong with me this has been happening for past 8months ?

Migraine?: Unilateral headaches are often migraines, although they can run with tension headaches (which can cause tenderness on your scalp). You need to keep a diary of the triggers of your headaches, timing, severity and what you do to make the headache go away. This will be invaluable information to help you and your doc figure this out together. ...Read more

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Should i b worried abou stroke happening to me at 21 cause i get these sharp shooting pains n my head & i get lots of ha's had mri&ct 6mths ago normal?

Should i b worried abou stroke happening to me at 21 cause i get these sharp shooting pains n my head & i get lots of ha's had mri&ct 6mths ago normal?

See your doctor: 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 should I do if i keep getting really sharp pains in my head?

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR: If you are getting recurrent or persistant headache not responding to over the counter pain killers, you should consult your doctor and get evaluated with detailed history and physical exam and imaging like cat scan/mri if your doctor feels it is indicated and make the diagnosis and proper treatment examples are migraine cluster headaches tension headaches sinusitis other causes. ...Read more

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Lately I have been getting sharp pains in my head. I've never had this before, what could it be from?

Loose staple in hat: Seriously, it could be nothing or a problem. You need to provide more information for a physician to be able to help you. What kind of pain? Location? When? How often? Any other symptoms? Associated with anything? ...Read more

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Whats wrong if I keep getting sharp shooting pains in my head that have before made my nose bleed?

Whats wrong if I keep getting sharp shooting pains in my head that have before made my nose bleed?

Talk with your doc: This could be something common like allergies, sinus infection or infection inside your nose ... To something more concerning like high blood pressure. Since this has happened before & it's happening again, check this out with your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get sharp pains on different spots on my head usu ally one area at a time. Cant tell if its my brain or skull. Very consintrated. Seizure? 24 female

I get sharp pains on different spots on my head usu ally one area at a time. Cant tell if its my brain or skull. Very consintrated. Seizure? 24 female

Not a seizure: This is not a seizure. It is probably in your scalp. This is a benign condition which can be handled in many ways. Depending on how long this lasts, a safe, inexpensive medicine can be helpful for this. Consider also if it is affected by moving your head. ...Read more

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