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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)

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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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? : (

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?

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

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My left side of my head has been hurting since I started taking metronidazole and since I got my implanon, what is this?

My left side of my head has been hurting since I started taking metronidazole and since I got my implanon, what is this?

Unilateral headache: Both Metronidazole and hormonal contraceptives including Implanon can cause headaches. But if you are having one-sided headache, which you have never had prior to starting these two, I would definitely go see a doctor. Among serious side effects of Implanon and other hormonal contraceptives include venous thrombosis, thromboembolism and stroke! ...Read more

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Why does my left side of my head, ear and jaw hurt every day I been having this pain for a while especialy at nigth?

Why does my left side of my head, ear and jaw hurt every day I been having this pain for a while especialy at nigth?

TMJ or infection: There are a number of possible reasons your jaw pain is localized to this area however the most frequent causes are usually one of two problems. In your age group pain in this area is frequently related to an erupting wisdom tooth either causing infection or irritation of the area you described. Temporomandibular joint disorders also are a possible cause. ...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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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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The top left side of my head hurts but there is no visible reason aside from a little swelling. The area has been sensitive for a couple weeks.?

The top left side of my head hurts but there is no visible reason aside from a little swelling. The area has been sensitive for a couple weeks.?

Swelling and pain in: An area of the scalp, I would be concerned about an infection. Have someone inspect the scalp very carefully, in really bright light, to see if there is any redness or a wound. It could be a very small place like an infected hair follicle or pimple or scab. You may require a course of antibiotics. Its time to c ur doc, since it's been weeks of this. Good luck☺️ ...Read more

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Top left side of my head hurts to touch and there are occasional stabbing pains as well. I feel a little discomfort on my left side of my chest too.

See below: If your muscles were strong enough for two pregnancies, they are strong enough for a third. The questions to ask would be, "Do you want a third child. Did you have problems with first two pregnancies. What kind of problems? " ...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?

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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I've been feeling light headed and a little confused for a couple of days, now the left side of my head hurts when I bend over. What can this be?

I've been feeling light headed and a little confused for a couple of days, now the left side of my head hurts when I bend over. What can this be?

A reason to see a Dr: To be correctly diagnosed, you need to see a doctor for an exam. There's no way to tell w/o one. It could be as simple as sinus or as complicated as a cardio-vascular issue - or anything between. Have an exam. If that leads to a need for lab work or imaging, follow the steps toward a Dx and Treatment plan. I hope it's simple but whatever it is, early attention will be best. ...Read more