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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