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Last night I had sudden sharp pain on my left temple that would come and go. This morning my temple is sore/achy?

Last night I had sudden sharp pain on my left temple that would come and go. This morning my temple is sore/achy?

Hopefully it will: go away by itself. If it persists beyond 2-3 days, you need to see a physician to rule out a condition called temporal arteritis. This is a potentially serious condition that could take away your eyesight. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I got hit in the head with a knee cap when wrestling. Saw some stars but felt fine have had a slight headache but my temple is sore to the touch. ?

I got hit in the head with a knee cap when wrestling. Saw some stars but felt fine have had a slight headache but my temple is sore to the touch. ?

Concussion: What you are describing is a concussion. Most schools have a trainer or team physician that can do a detailed neurological exam and guide your return to activity. Be seen. ...Read more

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My left temple is sore to touch. I don't think I have hit it, but only notice when i press it. Could it be bruised or is it something else? I am 20.

My left temple is sore to touch. I don't think I have hit it, but only notice when i press it. Could it be bruised or is it something else? I am 20.

Depends: Sometimes tension headaches and sinus problems can cause soreness along the temples. If it continues, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Left temple area. For the past few days i'd wake up with my temple area feeling sore. It comes and goes when i'm chewing, yawning or moving my jaw.

Left temple area. For the past few days i'd wake up with my temple area feeling sore. It comes and goes when i'm chewing, yawning or moving my jaw.

Bite off or TMJ: It could be your bite from the way your teeth meet when you close. Did you have any recent fillings done or had braces? Could also be TMJ related with muscle spasm from clenching all nite long. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Migraines 4 long time, but last June,got one that left my left temple area sore,&have had several since, involes left eye too, scared of temp. Art?

Migraines 4 long time, but last June,got one that left my left temple area sore,&have had several since, involes left eye too, scared of temp. Art?

Be seen: If your concern is about temporal arteritis, you should be seen promptly for an evaluation. Major morbidity can occur in about 20% of patients diagnosed with temporal arteritis so early diagnosis is very important. ...Read more

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I had a migraine 3 days ago and my temples are still very sore and tender to touch. Is that normal? I've never had it hurt this bad.

I had a migraine 3 days ago and my temples are still very sore and tender to touch. Is that normal? I've never had it hurt this bad.

Migraine Pain: The persistence of pain after a migraine varies with the severity of the headache. Having symptoms for three days would not be common, but not rare. Some people can have multiple migraines with continuous discomfort. Consultation with your primary care or neurologist to discuss possible changes in medication is indicated if the headache pattern is changing. ...Read more

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My right temple hurts and sore to touch feels tight as well feels sore when closing my eye as well should I be worried?

My right temple hurts and sore to touch feels tight as well  feels sore when closing my eye as well should I be worried?

Temporal headache: It could be several things. The most serious would be temporal arteritis also known as giant cell arteritis. It is a very treatable condition but you should get checked out. Usually an ESR is done on blood. Severe untreated temporal arteritis can lead to blindness. You should make an appointment with your primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have persistent headaches and congestion for a little over a week. Now my left temple is extremely sore and my left eye stings?

I have persistent headaches and congestion for a little over a week. Now my left temple is extremely sore and my left eye stings?

Get a doctors help: It sounds like you could have a sinus infection, but headaches shouldn't be messed around with. Please call your doctor and get seen tomorrow, ok? ...Read more

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Headache that starts on the side of my nose and goes to my eye and temple. Sore throat difficultly swallowing. Tingling feeling in fingers. ?

Headache that starts on the side of my nose and goes to my eye and temple. Sore throat difficultly swallowing. Tingling feeling in fingers. ?

Midface migraine: Although migraine is usually considered a headache, it can also present as pain in the teeth, jaw, nose, sinus and throat which often confuses the diagnosis. When this presentation occurs, it is a facial or midface migraine. These patients do not have a primary complaint of headache. Instead, they may experience throbbing pain in ear, jaw and side head. See orofacial pain doctor or neurologist. ...Read more

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I have a bad headache with swollen veins over my temples my scalp is sore and I'm tired and dizzy. Worrisome? I have an MRI tomorrow for MS test.

I have a bad headache with swollen veins over my temples my scalp is sore and I'm tired and dizzy. Worrisome? I have an MRI tomorrow for MS test.

Temporal arteritis?: There are many conditions associated with bulging blood vessels and headache in the temple area. It is imperative that you go see a doctor as soon as possible. Temporal arteritis should be considered a true neuro-ophthalmic emergency. ...Read more

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Why would i get sore temples every day?

Why would i get sore temples every day?

Many reasons: It can be due to headaches, clenching your teeth, TMJ issues, blood pressure issues, neck issues, sinus issues, eye issues etc. See your family doctor for a good examination. ...Read more

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For two days now i've had sore head its at the temple is it a migrain?

For two days now i've had sore  head its at the temple is it a migrain?

Tension Headache: If the area of the skin is tender to the touch, then there is a muscle contraction underneath. This is a tension headache. Any headache can trigger a vascular headache or migraine. ...Read more

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Left temple very slightly sore to press, and better than a few days ago,but still there with no other symptoms, should I worry?

Left temple very slightly sore to press, and better than a few days ago,but still there with no other symptoms,  should I worry?

Improving: It is good sign that it is improving! Did you have trauma? Monitor and see if it completely resolved for it appears you are getting better ...Read more

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Sore left head temple. It only hurts to touch or when i chew gum. I exercised yesterday and woke up with left temple being sore. No other sympytoms?

Sore left head temple. It only hurts to touch or when i chew gum. I exercised yesterday and woke up with left temple being sore. No other sympytoms?

Temporal arteritis?: Until proved otherwise. It can happen at your age. I suspect there is a different explanation, but a visit to your physician is in order. The tenderness and the pain on chewing ("jaw claudication") will be familiar to all healthtap physicians as warnings. ...Read more

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Friend assaulted 2 weeks ago. Hit in temple. Temple still hurts when jaw is fully extended. How much longer should this soreness last? No other issues

Friend assaulted 2 weeks ago. Hit in temple. Temple still hurts when jaw is fully extended. How much longer should this soreness last? No other issues

Long time: for soreness from just a bruise. Given that the pain relates to full jaw opening would have to wonder about the Temporomandibular joint or mandible. Friend should probably have an x-ray. Meanwhile, apply heat and limit full jaw opening. ...Read more

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Left temple pain, only sore when touched... Headache?

Possibly: These symptoms are common when you're stressed. Less commonly the temporal artery might be inflamed. If the tederness persists beyond a day or two, see your family doctor. ...Read more