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No prior incidents. 3 days of sporadic pain in my front left side of my head. Pain last for few mins then ends but happens a lot more now. ?

No prior incidents. 3 days of sporadic pain in my front left side of my head. Pain last for few mins then ends but happens a lot more now. ?

Need a checkup: I would see either the family doc or ask to be referred to a headache specialist if the family doc is not sure as to what's going on headaches. You may look me up if you'd like to give me more details: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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For 3 days I have been getting pain in the front left side of my head. The pressure is sporadic and painful its only in one specific spot. Aleeve doesn't work. What do I do?

For 3 days I have been getting pain in the front left side of my head. The pressure is sporadic and painful its only in one specific spot. Aleeve doesn't work. What do I do?

Sinus pain: Sounds like sinus pressure. This could be from an acute viral infection or other causes of rhinitis or sinusitis that can be protracted in nature (review these categories in the HealthTap library). OTC Afrin is a good nasal decongestant that can improve sinus drainage and relieve pressure in the short term. Do NOT use for more than a couple of days and read the label. Saline irrigation too. ...Read more

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Hot shooting pain on my left front side of my head (inside) feels like a tingle with heat.. What can it be?

Hot shooting pain on my left front side of my head (inside) feels like a tingle with heat.. What can it be?

See a doctor: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your PCP for headache evaluation, tests and treatment options. ...Read more

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I get pain in the left front side of my head above my left eye. It's not sharp, lasts for 5-10 minutes, and usually happens at least once a day.

I get pain in the left front side of my head above my left eye. It's not sharp, lasts for 5-10 minutes, and usually happens at least once a day.

Headache: Greetings. This headache may be a migraine, tension or possibly from frontal sinus pressure. Questions your doctor might ask would be, do you get an aura or awareness of an impending headache? Does it resolve with sleep or darkness? Nasal congestion? Excess stress? Fever? Discolored mucus? See your doctor who will help diagnose and treat these headaches. ...Read more

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Migraine/headache almost constant. Starts in back left side of head than front forehead.lightens with extreme amount of meds but not away 4 1 week now?

Migraine/headache almost constant. Starts in back left side of head than front forehead.lightens with extreme amount of meds but not away 4 1 week now?

Refractory migraine: For a refractory migraine, it is a good idea to consider if it is really a migraine, and to seek some management other than butabital- since this medicine wears off after a few hours. Sometimes simple remedies such as diet changes or magnesium supplements can help too. ...Read more

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I am having headaches, I am diabetic and have congestive heart failure . Headache starts on left side of head, and goes to the front. ?

I am having headaches, I am diabetic and have congestive heart failure . Headache starts on left side of head, and goes to the front. ?

Poss unrelated CHF: This could be just a garder variety headach i.e. Related to vision change, tooth problem, or general exhaustion / lack of sleep. Also, too good of a control of blood sugar may cause headach (hypoglycemic headach). Make sure you have no low sugar and or any of the above. Otc Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen (not on empty stomach) should help. Otherwise, may need be seen by a doctor for more detailed eval. ...Read more

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My pair of skis fell on my head.Ive been dizzy, major headache in the front and back of left side of head, nauseous, vomiting, tired, no concetration.Help?

My pair of skis fell on my head.Ive been dizzy, major headache in the front and back of left side of head, nauseous, vomiting, tired, no concetration.Help?

Post concussion synd: You may have experienced a concussion form the ski-head trauma. All the symptoms you are having can go along with the post concussion syndrome. You need to be checked and follow-up with a health care provider as concussion management is very important to avoid future issues. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Headache in front/back left side of head, ear.Tiny jabs of pain (1-2). Light headed when standing. Scared I have a brain tumor. No fam history. Help!

Headache in front/back left side of head, ear.Tiny jabs of pain (1-2). Light headed when standing. Scared I have a brain tumor. No fam history. Help!

Unlikely: Brain tumors are uncommon in people your age, and a light-headed feeling isn't typically a symptom of one. If you have serious headaches you should see your doctor, and ask for a referral to a neurologist both to evaluate your problem and to treat the headaches. ...Read more

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When I chew food my right and left front side of head tenses up and feels swollen causing me to stop eating. Why?

When I chew food my right and left front side of head tenses up and feels swollen causing me to stop eating. Why?

TMD: The front and side of a head can be right in from of the ears. If that is where you are indicating this is an extreme example of Jaw point pain due to chewing with a bad bite. I ce will release your tight muscles (trimus) but the treatment is dental equilibration-- fixing the way your teeth meet for chewing. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?

I have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?

Need more info: Many things can cause burning sensation on the side of the head including scalp problems, pinched nerves and migraines. Serious problems inside the head can also cause this. If it was sudden, severe and causing nausea or vision problems , go to the ER NOW ...Read more

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What causes pain on left side of head?

What causes pain on left side of head?

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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What causes pain in the left side of head?

What causes pain in the left side of head?

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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What could lead to pain at left side of head?

What could lead to pain at left side of head?

Headaches: There are several reasons behind the occurrence of head pains ranging from genetics, muscle contractions, stress, sleep disorders, teeth grinding, trauma, and different medical illness. You could try applying warm compresses to the back of the head/neck as well as on temples for about 10 minutes; it might help. Consult your pcp or a neurologist. ...Read more

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What might cause my pains in left side of head?

What might cause my pains in left side of head?

Headaches: There are several reasons behind the occurrence of head pains ranging from genetics, muscle contractions, stress, sleep disorders, teeth grinding, trauma, and different medical illness. You could try applying warm compresses to the back of the head/neck as well as on temples for about 10 minutes; it might help. Consult your pcp or a neurologist. ...Read more

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What could lead to pain on the left side of head?

What could lead to pain on the left side of head?

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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What would cause periodic sharp pains on the left side of head?

Many causes: There are many causes of transient sharp pain on the side of the head. They can be simple and benign causes like TMJ syndrome or referred pain from the teeth or more serious conditions like trigeminal neuralgia or temporal arteritis. See your internist and discuss in detail. ...Read more

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Been having a pain on the left side of head for three days now, not a sharp or dull one, and pain becomes less since it started. Just worried.

Been having a pain on the left side of head for three days now, not a sharp or dull one, and pain becomes less since it started. Just worried.

Several possibilitie: there are several possibilities. If the pain is related to either the TM joint , or the temporalis muscle, or the ear, rule out both biomechanical factors related to the TM joint function and rule out infection associated with the TM joint. Other issues that can cause head pain can be toxin, pathogen, allergen, or more serious neurologic factors intracranially. ...Read more

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