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31 y/o Fem.Bloodwork great.sharp intermittent head pain allover, left ear pain occ., slight dizzy , cold sens legs.Brain tumor? Hist of bad anxiety

31 y/o Fem.Bloodwork great.sharp intermittent head pain allover, left ear pain occ., slight dizzy , cold sens legs.Brain tumor? Hist of bad anxiety

Head/ear pain: I think it may be trigeminal neuralgia. or variant thereof of neuralgia.. Could be due to zoster, herpes or lyme. less likley MS or tumor. see http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/trigeminal_neuralgia/detail_trigeminal_neuralgia.htm May consider a trial of gabapentin or steroids + acyclovir + gabapentin. Get lyme titer f/u wiht doctor/neuralogist ...Read more

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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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Sharp pain in head in the front area, what can it be?

Sharp pain in head in the front area, what can it be?

Anything: 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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Sharp pain in head last about two to five seconds comes multiple times a day in the same spot on the right side. Could it be serious?

Sharp pain in head last about two to five seconds comes multiple times a day in the same spot on the right side. Could it be serious?

"Ice Pick" Headaches: What you are describing are very short duration headaches that can occur multiple times during the day. This is a variant of migraine. Treat only if occurs very frequently.. Easily treated by taking a preventative medication. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp pain in head above the forehead. Pain was acute and faded away. Should i be worried.?

Sudden sharp pain in head above the forehead. Pain was acute and faded away. Should i be worried.?

No: These sudden sharp fleeting pains have been termed "ice pick headaches", and are most likely variants of migraine, and only rarely if always in same spot, consistent with neuralgia. Annoying problem, but usually quite benign. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp pain in head lasted about 4 seconds , now I feel lightheaded and am laying down any ideas ?

Sudden sharp pain in head  lasted about 4 seconds , now I feel lightheaded and am laying down any ideas ?

Just eat ice cubes?: if you get many of these types of pains repetitively in a day then, you may have a type of headache known as "jabs and jolts."If this turns out to be a single episode then, it shall always remain a mystery unless you just had a furious argument with your significant other- then, hopefully they will get one as well! Remember the following address if they persist: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Sharp pain in head only. last a couple secs nausea dizznies and spaced out neck pain tightness in back of headlightheadness shouks i go to er?

Migraines : The symptoms that you describe are likely a tension migraine. Going to the emergency room is not necessary unless symptoms worsen . Call your doctor in the morning to get an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi there, I am suffering from sharp pain in head just behind my left ear. It's been 10 days the pain comes & go. No pain in neck, shoulder, ear or jaw?

Hi there, I am suffering from sharp pain in head just behind my left ear. It's been 10 days the pain comes & go. No pain in neck, shoulder, ear or jaw?

Occipital bursitis: this is likely from where a tndon in your neck attaches to to base of your skull. many doc recommend nsaids or cortisone injection to fix this issue. sometimes sleep postion or repetitive motions exaserbate this problem. seeing a doc to rule out ear infection and mastoiditis would be a good idea, however, your symptoms are not consistent with this. heat pack might help as well ...Read more

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I am having sharp pain in head and ruptured blood vessel in my eye? This is 2nd time it has happened in 2 weeks.

I am having sharp pain in head and ruptured blood vessel in my eye? This is 2nd time it has happened in 2 weeks.

Subconjunctival heme: Your description sounds like eye dryness causing pain and the subconjunctival hemorrhages. Try artificial tears frequently and see if your symptoms improve. If recurrence or worsening, see an eye doctor. ...Read more