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Other than tumor, aneurysm or ice pick head ache what can cause a stabbing pain on the top of the head on and off for 30min or so ?

Other than tumor, aneurysm or ice pick head ache what can cause a stabbing pain on the top of the head on and off for 30min or so ?

Many triggers: There casn be many causes of a headache and stabbing pain on top of the head. I would see your doctor asap to get evaluated with a thorough history and exam. Don't delay because it could be some sort of serious issue. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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 been experiencing sharp ice pick type headaches in the back of the head in the back right base of the skull which come and go intermittently.

I have been experiencing sharp ice pick type headaches in the back of the head in the back right base of the skull which come and go intermittently.

See your PCP: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your PCP for evaluation, tests, imaging and treatment options. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause eye to feel numbish and ice pick type headaches on top of head?

Can TMJ cause eye to feel numbish and ice pick type headaches on top of head?

TMJ: Tmj can be attributed to a multitude of symptoms. Muscle spasms can cause constriction of nerves which can cause pain in areas remote from the joints. That being said, a neurologist should be seen to rule out a neurological problem. ...Read more

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Ice pick headaches explain to me exactly what it is? I got these ugly bad pains n my head that come & go threw the day quite often MRI CT normal

Ice pick headaches explain to me exactly what it is? I got these ugly bad pains n my head that come & go threw the day quite often MRI CT normal

Ice pick Headaches: I am empathic to your headaches. Ice pick headaches are primary stabbing headache which typically last only seconds to a minute or so. They are predominantly felt in the distribution of the first division of the trigeminal nerve (orbit, temple and parietal area) they are more common in patients with migraines. Please see a neurologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Left sided facial pain near nose and eye off and on sharp head pain on left similar to ice pick headache no mucus otherwise feel fine.What could it be?

Left sided facial pain near nose and eye off and on sharp head pain on left similar to ice pick headache no mucus otherwise feel fine.What could it be?

Warrants evalution: Further questioning and exam indicated to make a diagnosis. The ice pick symptoms and location make me wonder about trigeminal neuralgia. A good headache diagnostician is indicated. Prevention and treatment often very successful with headaches. ...Read more

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5.5 hrs ago i fell on ice &landed on back & hit my head. Didn't lose consciousness & hopped right up. No dizziness. I do have a mild headache&sore hip?

5.5 hrs ago i fell on ice &landed on back & hit my head. Didn't lose consciousness & hopped right up. No dizziness. I do have a mild headache&sore hip?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can working excessively persistent head aches?

Can  working excessively persistent head aches?

Headache/work excess: Yes it can cause headaches.If you do not get enough sleep, do not get proper rest, do not eat properly and do not get time to relax and enjoy yourself, it can contribute to persistant headaches.You have to learn to unwind and find time to eat properly, rest and get at least 7 hour of good sleep. ...Read more

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I have hot flashes head aches?

I have hot flashes head aches?

Hot flashes: I would first start with your pharmacist who will try and help you with over-the-counter meds. If that is not helpful please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause head aches?

Can dehydration cause head aches?

It contributes: People with chronic/recurrent headaches have been shown to have fewer headaches if they maintain good hydration. It's really hard to be over-hydrated. Almost all of us would benefit from more water. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

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