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I have had a real bad tooth/ear ache for the last two. I thought it was my ear, but i don't have fever. Now my head hurts on the left side and feels sick like a bad stomachache. What should I do?

I have had a real bad tooth/ear ache for the last two. I thought it was my ear, but i don't have fever. Now my head hurts on the left side and feels sick like a bad stomachache. What should I do?

Get examined: You will need to see a both a physician and a dentist to rule out any serious problems and to be diagnosed correctly. Regarding your teeth, many things cannot be determined without radiographs and an examination. ...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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The left side of my head hurts. And the left side of my body from my face to my feet have a tingly numbing feeling. What dies this mean?

CVA-stroke: You might be experiencing a cerebral vascular accident (cva) or stroke. You need to be seen immediately at the emergency room. Do not delay as early treatment is of utmost importance to help prevent permanent damage.S. ...Read more

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The left side of my head hurts. And the left side of my body from my face to my feet have a tingly numbing feeling. What does this mean?

The left side of my head hurts. And the left side of my body from my face to my feet have a tingly numbing feeling. What does this mean?

Possible Migraine: Sounds like migraine mimicking paralytic attack. You should talk to your doctor and describe your symptoms very much in details, there are good medicine available for preventing migraine headache. Also there are other reasons for this kind of headache and tingling sensation therefore getting your physical check up and BP check is a good idea. ...Read more

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Every time my heart beat, my head hurts from the left side and it been like this for a month happans almost everytime.

Every time my heart beat, my head hurts from the left side and it been like this for a month happans almost everytime.

Throbbing is c/w: vascular, i.e. migraine mechanism of headache. If carefully applied compression of the lower portion of carotid artery (decreasing blood pressure to the meningeal arteries on the left side), this would confirm the mechanism of the pain. Holding it for about a minute may also help stop stop pain, especially if done before painful very long, eg. 15-20 min. ...Read more

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My head hurts on the top left side near the back(Very top). It also hurts when I touch that part of the head, not a lot though. What could it be?

My head hurts on the top left side near the back(Very top). It also hurts when I touch that part of the head, not a lot though. What could it be?

Headache: is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. This condition must be professionally managed. Often use of Excedrin will lead to medication overuse headache. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Leaned on elbows felt something move under shoulderblade severe pain when i move my head hurts on left side of neck and shoots under shoulder blade?

Leaned on elbows felt something move under shoulderblade severe pain when i move my head hurts on left side of neck and shoots under shoulder blade?

Nerve stretch injury: Any radiating pain from neck under shoulder blade is generally a nerve irritation. Muscle strains can also cause some radiating pain but usually stays localized to the scapula or shoulder blade. If pain does not resolve in 3 weeks seek physical therapy evaluation. ...Read more

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My head hurts in the lower left side of my skull the Dr's I have seen say tension headache or a muscle spasm I have had the headache since Dec 25th ?

My head hurts in the lower left side of my skull the Dr's I have seen say tension headache or a muscle spasm I have had the headache since Dec 25th ?

Most likely cause: If the pain is aching or bank like, not accompanied by nausea or vomiting, if not throbbing, if it is more of a moderate grade pain that doesn't interfere with your ability to function, it is more than likely a tension type. I am assuming you have had a CT scan or MRI. ...Read more

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Why do my head hurt on left side?

Why do my head hurt on left side?

Vague: Need to see a dr. If this is a common occurrence. You need to have a thorough history and examination. ...Read more

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When I have a headache and shake my head it hurts intensely bad on left side near temple, is this normal?

When I have a headache and shake my head it hurts intensely bad on left side near temple, is this normal?

Kinda sorta: most people with bad headaches tend to remain still and quiet because movement tends to exacerbate there headaches. In your case, the left side of your head begins hurting much more when you move your head about by shaking. I don't know if that is common among headache people but it is true that there pain can get worse with movement. Www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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My head hurts left side between eyebrown and eyes hurt too.

My head hurts left side between eyebrown and eyes hurt too.

Headache: Sounds like you have a traditional headache. There are a number of different types of headaches, but as long as you don't have neck stiffness and this isn't the absolute worst headache of your life that would require you to go to the ER for further evaluation, take some Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen/Aleve/Motrin with food to help alleviate your discomfort. ...Read more

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My head hurts left side between eyebrown and eyes hurt too?

My head hurts left side between eyebrown and eyes hurt too?

Get checked: There are a lot of possibilities. I always check the major cranial joints including the two TM joints, the frontal sinus at the sphenoid junction, and the occiput. You should also check all of the maxillary teeth. Check the joints for infection, toxins, allergens, and check for trauma. ...Read more

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My head. Hurts. When. I cough. On the. Left. Side. And. My ear hurts. On the left. Side. And. My neck. Hurts. On the left. Side. To?

My head. Hurts. When. I cough. On the. Left. Side.  And. My ear hurts. On the left. Side. And. My neck. Hurts. On the left. Side. To?

Left sided pain: You may have wry neck or torticollis which is responsible for your left sided pain. See you doctor for help and while you are waiting to be seen you can apply warm compresses to the left side of your nevk ...Read more

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My head keeps hurting but only from my left side of my face. What could it be? How can I get rid of it?

My head keeps hurting but only from my left side of my face. What could it be? How can I get rid of it?

May causes.: Headache is a non-specific symptom. In your age category, TMJ is a common cause. Other signs and symptoms of TMJ include jaw pain, joint clicking and limited oral opening. If you have tmj, a TMJ skilled dentist or oral surgeon can help you. If not, the best course of action is a visit to you primary care doctor. ...Read more

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My head has been hurting on the front left side in the same spot for about two weeks. I am concerned I may have a brain tumor. What do you think ?

My head has been hurting on the front left side in the same spot for about two weeks. I am concerned I may have a brain tumor. What do you think ?

See a neurologist: Headache that is lasting so long needs immediate attention. You must see either a primary care physician tomorrow or go see a neurologist. You either have Migraine or something more serious. it is easy to make a diagnosis is of serious conditions like a brain tumor very quickly with help from a CT scan or MRI of brain. ...Read more

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What does it mean when whole left side of the head hurts?

What does it mean when whole left side of the head hurts?

Many possibilities: Depends on type of pain, severity, duration, etc. I would discuss with your primary physician ...Read more

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I have a bump on the lower left side of my head thats hurts and is causing me to have a headache. What could that be?

I have a bump on the lower left side of my head thats hurts and is causing me to have a headache. What could that be?

Lymph node: The most likely answer is a swollen lymph node. Acne at the hair line or an upper respiratory infection can cause the lymph nodes at the base of the skull and neck to capture infection and swell. The surrounding neck muscles that insert into the skull spasm due to the swollen lymph node and cause tension headaches. If the symptoms persist then see your medical doctor. ...Read more

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Left side of my head hurts a lot and I get sharp pains on top of my head as well what is wrong with me this has been happening for past 8months ?

Left side of my head hurts a lot and I get sharp pains on top of my head as well what is wrong with me this has been happening for past 8months ?

Migraine?: Unilateral headaches are often migraines, although they can run with tension headaches (which can cause tenderness on your scalp). You need to keep a diary of the triggers of your headaches, timing, severity and what you do to make the headache go away. This will be invaluable information to help you and your doc figure this out together. ...Read more

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I hit the left side of my head and didn't develop a headache until later in the day. The spot I hit hurts significantly more. Should I be worried?

I hit the left side of my head and didn't develop a headache until later in the day. The spot I hit hurts significantly more. Should I be worried?

SoundsOK-GiveItTime: Sounds like you're still standing,awake & conversant. Good! I'd only worry if the headache worsened &/or you started vomiting/getting dizzy &/or your vision was changing or the headache persisted for longer than a week or interfered with sleep or in general just bothered you over time. A headache after a head bump is common.Those other symptoms could be worrisome.Give it time,I'm sure you'll be OK ...Read more

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Right aide of head hurts left side of body feels tingly and is confused?

Right aide of head hurts left side of body feels tingly and is confused?

Go to ER: If this is a new phenomenon for you, it should be evaluated in the er. It is possible it is a complex migraine, but even at a young age, it is suspicious for more serious conditions. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if only the left side of my head hurts when i shake my head?

What could be wrong if only the left side of my head hurts when i shake my head?

Sinus infection?: Sounds lie some potential causes of your ailment could be a sinus infection, an inner ear problem, an infected tooth, or trigeminal neuralgia for starters. I would not hesitate if the problem persists. ...Read more

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Every time i cough my left side of my head hurts. Why? I'm not coughing hard I have not been sick...

Every time i cough my left side of my head hurts. Why? I'm not coughing hard I have not been sick...

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more