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Idiopathic Stabbing Headache Causes
My bf is 38. Has had sharp stabbing pain in left temple 3 dif. Times during exertion. Lasts <5min. Idiopathic stabbing headache? Migraine? Worse?
Exertional headache: The benign primary exertional headache is experienced as a sharp pain for a short duration upon exertion. See an Orofacial Pain or headache specialist to eliminate structural or vascular cause. Indomethacin (25 to 150 mg) is the most commonly used treatment for primary exertional headaches.See 2 more doctor answers
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
I get piercing headaches occasionally on one side of my head with exertion. It feels like someone is stabbing me. What causes this?
Usually: Usually change in blood flow to brain but see neurologist for complete answer.
YOU NEED TO FIND OUT: Preferably sooner rather than later. Please see a doctor.
I've had a few painful, stabbing headaches over the past few months. They usually last <1 minute. MRI in 2014 was normal (except migraines). Causes?
Suffering from severe stabbing headaches for the past couple weeks that last pretty much all day they cause nausea trouble sleepin and eating?
Migraine: Your symptoms sound like that you may be having a migraine. See your local pcp. At about 2 weeks the persistent symptoms do start to become concerning.
I have been getting major headaches and a stabbing pain in my chest around the heart area while showering, what could be the cause? I am a diabetic wi
See doctor: Since diabetic patients are at high risk in developing cardiovascular disease, you should get this checked out by your doctor especially if the chest pain is at the left side. If you only have pain while showering, this may be from your ribcage (costochrondritis)We need to know more about the character and duration of your headaches to give you any answer. It is time to see your doctor regardlessSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a severe stabbing headache in behind my right eye most of the time, and feel nauseous, maybe 1day a week without it. What's the cause?
Migraine: One sided head ache, associated with pain in the eyeball, of pulsating quality, asso. With nausea/vomiting, sensitivity to light &sound suggests migraine there are variants of migraine but the above picture is the classical one. You can try meds like tylenol (acetaminophen) or Aspirin if no allergies, the otc preps but if there is no relief see ur dr for meds- triptan gropu/ergotamine gp-to be prescribed by them.
Tension headache/TMJ: Think flesh/tissue and not bone/ligament/disc with chronic pain! began selfcare with a wellness programs, vitamins b-100, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise and self or prof massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, stretching all are needed. My favorite in my practice is acupuncture and myofascial tissue release with trigger points w lidocaine.
A lot of headaches, pain in the front left side of my neck, like someone is stabbing my jugular. It also causes a burning sensation. Is this muscle strain?
See your doctor: Does not sound like the run of the mill sprain.
What causes tingling, burning, in back of neck, back of arms, face, nose, eyes, and left arm just aching stabbing feeling and headache?
Multiple issues: You will need a comprehensive physicial and blood testing to answer these questions.
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.
I am experiencing headache (side: left) (occurred: > 3 hrs) (severity: severe) (quality: feels sharp or stabbing, wakes you from sleep) (time fram...
Headache: Headaches can be due to many things: dehydration, hormonal changes, diet, migraine, blood pressure issues, rarely from virus, tumor, aneurysm. Is this the worst headache of your life? Are you about to start your period? Please let us know to see if you need to go to the ER as headaches should never wake you up from sleep.
I have frequent headaches, they are so bad I am in tears and have to lie down other times they are short stabbing pains. I have headaches 4 days a week?
Sounds like: Migraines. But you should be seen by a doctor, sooner rather than later.
I've had icepick headaches, stabbing short pain in one temple for years but now I'm getting it multiple times a day. Can I do anything to stop it?
CPH: Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania is thought to be a variant of cluster headache because of similar autonomic features. If cph is suspected, it is appropriate to identify or exclude any secondary cause for the headache using blood chemistry tests and brain imaging procedures. Rec. See orofacial pain or headache specialist for further investigation and treatment.
I am experiencing headache (occurred: 1 to 3 hrs) (quality: occurs at the same time of day, feels sharp or stabbing, throbbing sensation) (better. ..
Doc can answer: Frequent--daily to several times a week--headaches are most often muscular contraction headaches due to neck/scalp muscle tightness. But migraine headaches, the result of blood vessel changes, can be frequent as well. Frequent headaches require a doctor visit: after thorough history (questions) and exam, further tests may be recommended. Treatments, including prevention, are effective.
Sharp, stabbing headaches on the top right side of my head when bending over or turning my head too fast. They only last seconds and then nothing.
Since yesterday I've been getting this sharp stabbing pain to the left side of my head that turned into a real bad headache what would be wrong with m?
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.
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