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I have had an intermittent sharp headache on my right side for 3 days! what could this indicate or what causes it? Please help me.

I have had an intermittent sharp headache on my right side for 3 days! what could this indicate or what causes it? Please help me.

See your doctor.: Your headache could be caused by sinus pain, vascular (migraine) pain, or a serious condition of the nerve called temporal arteritis, which could affect your vision. Do you ever get headaches? Is this the worst headache of your life, do you have visual changes, fever? Does it keep you awake at night? If any of these answers suggest something unusual, go to the er right away for a thorough exam. ...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 intermittent pain one side.aneurysm?

What to do if I have headache intermittent pain one side.aneurysm?

Maybe: Aneurysm is possible but migraine is more likely. One is rare (aneurysm) and the other is common (migraine). Both cause unilateral, throbbing headache. If you are female, migraine is more likely, If it cycles with the time of month, migraine is more likely, If light hurts your eyes, migraine is more likely. If there's nausea,= migraine. If this is a brand new symptom, migraine is less likely. ...Read more

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Intermittent Rt sided headache, came on randomly. Very strong 5-6 throbs, occurred about 8x times today. 7/10 pain from Temporalis to upper cheek?

Intermittent Rt sided headache, came on randomly. Very strong 5-6 throbs, occurred about 8x times today. 7/10 pain from Temporalis to  upper cheek?

TAC's: You may have some variety of Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalgias such as either Cluster Headaches or more likely in this case something called Jabs and Jolts. If you'd like to discuss this a bit more I'd be happy to help. I see many such patients. Write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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I have been getting headache twangs above left eye for past two weeks. It is intermittent and sometimes moves to top of head on opposite side.

I have been getting headache twangs above left eye for past two weeks. It is intermittent and sometimes moves to top of head on opposite side.

We can't diagnose: this with the available info. Don't know severity or accompanying symptoms. But, if significant in intensity, medical assessment may help to get to the bottom of this. Take care. ...Read more

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What mght i have? Lft ear fullness, lft slight cheek numbness, upper left side headache. Intermittent over last 6 months. Possible causes?

What mght i have?  Lft ear fullness, lft slight cheek numbness, upper left side headache.  Intermittent over last 6 months. Possible causes?

TMJ: It can be from TMJ if you clench or grind your teeth, it can be an ear problem from nasal allergies if your nose is stuffed, it can also be a rare benign ear tumor. All in all you should have it checked. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if carotid dissection artery pain is constant or intermittent?I have pain in front, right side of neck and mild headache

Can you please tell me if carotid dissection artery pain is constant or intermittent?I have  pain in front, right side of neck and mild headache

Likely to be more: constant than to come and go. Neck pain & headache are common problems, though, & unlikely to be carotid artery dissection. If you've had neck trauma or have neurological symptoms (i.e., vision changes, ringing ears, taste changes, facial weakness) you should see your doc asap. Also follow up if it persists or worsens since only an exam can diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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Headache/pressure in center of head and chest pain on the far left side that is intermittent?

Headache/pressure in center of head and chest pain on the far left side that is intermittent?

It sounds: like tension headache/ chest muscle spasms. But you never know something more serious than that may be going on. Go to an urgent care center to get checked if you can not get a hold of your doctor by phone. ...Read more

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Left sided headache from front of head to back. Mainly temple and around ear.Hurts when bend over and cough and sneeze. Intermittent pain in neck?

Left sided headache from front of head to back. Mainly temple and around ear.Hurts when bend over and cough and sneeze. Intermittent pain in neck?

See below: You may have an irritated disc or joint in your neck. Coughing and sneezing increases the pressure in the discs of your neck which may suggest this is coming from your disc more than the joints or muscles. Neck pain can cause muscle spasms that refer pain to the back of the head often causing headaches. See your physician if symptoms don't improve within 1 week. ...Read more