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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

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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more


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Why sometimes my left side of my head hurts by my temple ? I have slight sharp pains . It doesn't feel like a headache. It would happen then go away

Why sometimes my left side of my head hurts by my temple ? I have slight sharp pains . It doesn't feel like a headache. It would happen then go away

Neuralgia: Neuralgia is a condition causing sharp, shooting pains coming from nerves in the scalp area and not from brain pathology. They are more of a nuisance disorder than anything serious. If symptoms worsen have your md check you and order any pertinent tests however. ...Read more

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I have fibroids which have bee causing pain in my left side. My head hurts on that side as well as my legs and pelvic area. What is wrong with me? :(

I have fibroids which have bee causing pain in my left side. My head hurts on that side as well as my legs and pelvic area. What is wrong with me? :(

Fibroids: Fibroids can be causing the pelvic and leg pain by putting pressure on the nerves running inside the pelvis (some nerves go from the spine to the leg through the pelvis). The headaches may be stress or tension headaches caused by the chronic pain, but are not directly related to the fibroids. ...Read more

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Why i get pain swollen vein on my left side of my head. It hurts as you touch. I massage it it hurts too much?

Why  i get   pain swollen vein  on my left side of my head. It hurts as you touch. I massage it it hurts too much?

An artery: Sounds more like an artery than a vein...Suggest consultation with a doctor...Inflamed arteries in this are are more common than veins and may be a sign of other medical problems. ...Read more

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After sleeping on my left side i wake up, my entire left side of my face, head hurts deep inside. I can't see for a few mins. What might be going on?

After sleeping on my left side i wake up, my entire left side of my face, head hurts deep inside. I can't see for a few mins. What might be going on?

See doctor: Is this something that is getting worse over weeks or did it just happen once? And if you really meant that you couldn't see for *minutes* then you should see a doctor. If it was just 10 seconds of blindness and if it just happened once, then i'd be slightly less concerned. If it's a recent development that happens every time you sleep on your left side, i'd definitely look into it further. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my left side of my head and it hurts to touch and it is getting bigger what is this?? I am 3 months pregnant n I am on bloodthinner

I have a bump on my left side of my head and it hurts to touch and it is getting bigger what is this?? I am  3 months pregnant n I am on bloodthinner

Contact doctor: It could be bleeding under the skin and you should contact your doctor as soon as possible. What kind of blood thinner are you on? I trust that it is not warfarin/coumadin! ...Read more

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I have a lump left side of my tooth its very painful my left side of my head and ear hurts really bad went to the dentist what can I use to stop thi ?

I have a lump left side of my tooth its very painful my left side of my head and ear hurts really bad went to the dentist what can I use to stop thi 
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Ask the dentist: Your dentist should give you the instruction and medication for stopping the pain. From what you described, it is very likely the tooth has infection involving the nerve. The definitive solution should be root canal therapy or extraction. At mean time, the dentist might place you under antibiotics and pain medication to control the the syptom. Do ask your dentist! ...Read more

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Why does my bottom left side of my head keep hurting exspesaly when I'm under stress been doing it for at least 4 months now?

Why does my bottom left side of my head keep hurting exspesaly when I'm under stress been doing it for at least 4 months now?

Probably tension!: Complex issues are suggested. See us or your doctor for evaluation. Meanwhile try reducing stimulants such as caffeine. Work or sleep hygiene. Apply intermittent ice packs for 5 minutes. Rub in Aspercreme. Sleep warm! Do stretching before relaxing and during stress. ...Read more