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Can tension headaches last 1-2 seconds? Sharp pain different places every day several a day. My neck always hurts and knotted. Computers & bad posture

Can tension headaches last 1-2 seconds? Sharp pain different places every day several a day. My neck always hurts and knotted. Computers & bad posture

Tension headaches: Tension type headache is 30 minutes to 7 days. Usually bilateral, squeezing character, mild to moderate intensity. Stress, anxiety, muscle strain from having technology posture can cause and make them more frequent. Mild nausea or vomiting can occur. Sensitive to light or sound can also occur but not more than one of these for the diagnoses. Over the counter NSAID is treatment. ...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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I have a headache and sharp pain in my stomach?

I have a headache and sharp pain in my stomach?

Migraine: Migraine headache is the most common type of headache in all age group, it is any episodic headache associated with one of the following autonomic symptoms: nausea, vomiting, light and sound sensitivity.
Commonly migraine is associated with stomach upset, nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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I am currently on naproxen 500mg bid for headaches. Lately I have sharp pain on lt side of abdomen below ribs. Cause? What should I do?

I am currently on naproxen 500mg bid for headaches. Lately I have sharp pain on lt side of abdomen below ribs. Cause? What should I do?

Have it evaluated: It could be several things including significant GI irritation from the naproxen. Stop the Naproxen until the cause of the pain is determined. You do not want to end up with an ulcer or GI bleed. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on both sides of stomach, headache and fever. The pain in my stomach is sharp?

Sharp pain on both sides of stomach, headache and fever. The pain in my stomach is sharp?

Stomach pain: Is there any diarrhea or nausea? It could be a virus with the headache and fever. Also could be more serious. How long has it been going on? Is it constant or does it come and go? ...Read more

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Have sharp pain on and off to left part of chest, headache, heavy/ tingling pain to arm for the past week?

Eval asap: With the symptoms you describe, it would be important for you to get a medical eval asap, so as to rule-out a possible cardiac cause of your pain. Once that is assessed and hopefully ruled-out, then other causes can be sought. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a very sharp pain deep up in my nose on the left side and have had continuos headaches for months now. Could this be related?

I have a very sharp pain deep up in my nose on the left side and have had continuos headaches for months now. Could this be related?

Yes, it could: You really need to see an otolaryngologist, or at least a physician with a scope that can look up to see if there is something blocking the sinus passages and causing the headaches. Meanwhile you can TRY a mild decongestant nasal spray and warm compresses to try to encourage any drainage that could relieve the pressure if the headaches are sinus headaches. Good luck! ...Read more

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When I swallow, I get a sharp pain in the left side of my head and then it fades. It came on suddenly and typical headache meds don't help..

Muscular Issue: From the symptoms you are describing this is a muscular issues. Many muscles involved in coordinating and allowing swallowing to occur. Best bet is to see ENT specialist for evaluation. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

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The right side of my head and face has been extremely sore for the past few days. It is not a headache or sharp pain but just sore to the touch. Why?

The right side of my head and face has been extremely sore for the past few days. It is not a headache or sharp pain but just sore to the touch. Why?

See an ENT: Or your primary doctor. There are a lot of? 's that need to answered like whether or not you have any other dental or medical issues. Have you had any visual changes? You might have some very simple explanation or it might be a more serious neurologic disease. ...Read more

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I have a weird headache. It's in my right temple and is a sharp pain but it only lasts for like ten seconds then goes away for awhile hat could it be?

I have a weird headache. It's in my right temple and is a sharp pain but it only lasts for like ten seconds then goes away for awhile hat could it be?

Several things: Many questions need to be answered in order to try and help sort out what might be causing this temporal headache. How often do you have these symptoms? Are there any other associated symptoms? Best to see your doctor for evaluation in order to try and determine the cause of your symptoms. Possible causes too numerous to list here. Sorry not more helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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For 3 weeks, I have sharp pains both sides of my middle abdomen, constant light headaches and lightheadedness. Blood tests "normal", what tests remain?

For 3 weeks, I have sharp pains both sides of my middle abdomen, constant light headaches and lightheadedness. Blood tests "normal", what tests remain?

Nondiagnostic: These varied symptoms are nondiagnostic and a physician will have to evaluate you by taking a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. Perhaps a referral will then be made to certain specialists like a gastroenterologist and neurologist as well. ...Read more

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I have had daily chronic headaches for six years now. Sometimes I get sharp pain that goes through my head. I had an MRI 3 years ago. Came back normal?

Chronic Headaches: Wow! That's awful! If your are taking ANY pain medication for the headaches including advil, Motrin, aspirin, BC powder or Tylenol, please stop them right now. Chronic pain medication leads to chronic daily headaches, unfortunately. Please consult your doctor or our online consultants for preventive therapy and measures. ...Read more

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My mom has headaches and sharp pain her head what could that be?

See a doctor: Pains in the head which are debilitating are nothing to fool around with. Your mom should see a doctor, provide a detailed history and be examined. When she goes she should describe the type, location, frequency and other symptoms associated with the pain. Trust that working this out will make her feel better. ...Read more

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My mom is 64 and has headaches and sharp pain in her head what could that be?

My mom is 64 and has headaches and sharp pain in her head what could that be?

Severe Headaches: Headaches can appear fir a variety of reasons including infection, dehydration, fever, trauma, insomnia, depression, etc. It can also represent more worrisome issues that include aneurysm, a tumor or other mass.

If these are severe please get her to her medical provider to begin gathering information to come to a diagnosis and treatment.

Headaches that are worse than the norm need urgent attent. ...Read more

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It feel like headaches but is more like sharp pain in my left side of the brain?

It feel like headaches but is more like sharp pain in my left side of the brain?

See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more

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What it mean when having headaches with sharp pain starting from back of head to right timple?

What it mean when having headaches with sharp pain starting from back of head to right timple?

Headache: There are many different types of headaches and it is sometimes difficult to properly diagnose these. Have you started any new medicines or do you have any associated symptoms?

If you are having a new unremitting headache speak to a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for about 5 days and its just on my left front to mid section of my head, it feels pressured and at times I get a sharp pain?

I've had a headache for about 5 days and its just on my left front to mid section of my head, it feels pressured and at times I get a sharp pain?

Tension headache: Wellness is vital to controlling any headache or pain issue. Magnesium is also vital. It will help relax the associated muscles, decrease stress, stabilize sleep and help other meds and therapy to work efficiently. Self or profess massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, stretching all are needed. My favorite in my practice is acupuncture and myofascial tissue release. Take b-complex 100 too. ...Read more

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I've had sharp pain in my back while bending for the past two days. What could cause that? I've had headaches, neck/back pain for the past two years.

I've had sharp pain in my back while bending for the past two days. What could cause that? I've had headaches, neck/back pain for the past two years.

Depends.....: At your age it is likely to be muscular in nature. Certain positions can trigger muscle spasms in some people. Try a heating pad and gentle massage. If people have herniated discs the pain can be worse with bending forward, but that would be uncommon in your age. If it does not improve, it would be worth a quick evaluation by primary care and likely physical therapy. ...Read more

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Sporadic sharp pain headaches on top of head & temple areas, lasts 5-10 secs each time & often leads to long lasting aches on daily basis. What is it?

Sporadic sharp pain headaches on top of head & temple areas, lasts 5-10 secs each time & often leads to long lasting aches on daily basis. What is it?

Jabs and jolts: There is an older name for these called jabs and jolts. We believe these headaches are mediated through the fifth cranial nerve and simply represent some form of dysfunction of this nerve resulting in the type of headache you're describing. A good headache specialist will be able to guide specific treatment for these as they are not migraines, not tension headaches, and not cluster headaches. ...Read more

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My eyes been hurting since 2 days ago. Whenever I look to the sides, up or down my eyes have a sharp pain This pain is also causing me headaches. Help?

Find the cause: Several different causes of this, from migraines to inflammation of the brain. Significant pain on eye movement that lasts more than a day should definitely be evaluated by 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

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My stomach been hurting for 3 days now sharp pain n I have a really severe headache?

My stomach been hurting for 3 days now sharp pain n I have a really severe headache?

Related or not?: There are lots of possibilities here, all of which can be addressed by a physical exam and appropriate testing. Migraines for example can affect both head and gut ("intestinal migraine"). Please however don't contribute to your stomach upset by taking excessive nsaid's aimed at alleviating head ache. Get checked to rule out more esoteric pathology. ...Read more

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Got into a bd argument and then got sharp pain in the heart area and a bad headache. 24f under a lot of stress, what could the pain mean?

Got into a bd argument and then got sharp pain in the heart area and a bad headache. 24f under a lot of stress, what could the pain mean?

Mind-Body connection: Pain after a bad argument could mean that your mind-body connection is alive and well. Physiology responds to emotions. It's a good idea to have a medical checkup when any new symptoms like these develop. Especially you want to check your blood pressure. Relaxation practices, yoga, tai chi, or meditation can be helpful over time. Counseling if arguments are frequent & relationships challenging. ...Read more

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I keep getting these bad headaches and its like it start messing with my eyes and I get a sharp pain in my head. I'm scared what should I do?

I keep getting these bad headaches and its like it start messing with my eyes and I get a sharp pain in my head. I'm scared what should I do?

See your doctor: Preferably a neurologist who specializes in headaches. This kind of doctor will do a thorough physical exam and offer you specific treatment options based on an accurate diagnosis. Nothing substitutes this process. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more