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What causes pain in the left temple of the head?

What causes pain in the left temple of the head?

A few things: Could be due to migraines or food sensitivities. Could be secondary to stress or medication rebound. While you are young, it is still worth getting evaluated as severe temple pain can be associated with some serious complications, such as vision problems that you would want to avoid. ...Read more

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I get a fierce darting pain in my left temple it comes and goes what could it be from?

I get a fierce darting pain in my left temple it comes and goes what could it be from?

Temple pain : It is a muscle pain in the temporal muscle which could be due to TMJ and or stress. Try Motrin 600 to 800 mg (4 of the 200 mg tablets available over the counter). Try warm compresses 20 mins every hour and mouth guard for a football helmet. It is 5 dollars at the sporting goods store. Mold the guard on the upper teeth as prescribed and then cut the attachment part for the face mask. Use pm. ...Read more

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A sudden pain near my left temple, it came out of no where i'm really worried. What could it be? I was just laying there then it happened. Help please

A sudden pain near my left temple, it came out of no where i'm really worried. What could it be? I was just laying there then it happened. Help please

Neuropathy: This could be a tic or nerve pain and generally is sharp like a needle and goes away very fast. Can be due to sinus swelling etc.. And should rarely recur. If persistent , see your internist for a scan. ...Read more

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I've had a sharp pain on my left temple four times today. It comes very quickly, lasts about a minute or and goes away. It is very painful.

I've had a sharp pain on my left temple four times today.  It comes very quickly, lasts about a minute or and goes away. It is very painful.

Facial pain: You're describing musculoskeletal pain of the temporalis muscle. This could be associated with a common headache, but more likely is associated with temporomandibular joint dysfunction. This can be caused by clenching the teeth, grinding the teeth during sleep. Other things to consider would be trigeminal neuralgia. See your doctor for evaluation. There are many treatments available. ...Read more

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I've been having a sharp pain in my left temple that lasts under 5 seconds each time. It's painful and has been happening randomly the past 2-3 days?

TMJ?: Does this pain occur usually when you are chewing or clenching your jaw? If so, you need to check with your dentist especially if you grind your teeth at night. Are you under more stress which may cause more teeth clenching? ...Read more

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At work went to turn left and felt sharp pain in my left temple kind of like a pop or sharp jabbing pain that lasted ten seconds, should I be worried?

At work went to turn left and felt sharp pain in my left temple kind of like a pop or sharp jabbing pain that lasted ten seconds, should I be worried?

Inflammation?: Do you have any visual disturbances ? Is there tenderness on the left temple? What kind of work you do? Check this and let me know if you have any questions. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000448.htm ...Read more

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I have a reoccurring sharp headache pain on my left temple and nowhere else on my head. It doesn't happen everyday but when it does it lasts all day. ?

I have a reoccurring sharp headache pain on my left temple and nowhere else on my head. It doesn't happen everyday but when it does it lasts all day. ?

Migraine: "Migraine" is Greek for "One Sided" Yo are describing a classic migraine type headache. Time to consult with your Primary Care Provider since there is excellent treatment for these headaches. Look out for "triggers"..eg Chocolate, Nuts Hope this helps ...Read more

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I have a pain in my left temple when I press in it. I don't get headaches and this pain just came randomly. I only feel it when pressed. Any ideas?

I have a pain in my left temple when I press in it. I don't get headaches and this pain just came randomly. I only feel it when pressed. Any ideas?

Problem safe: Left temple pain can come from many causes, the more common including grinding teeth at night (TMJ like syndrome). If you have any vision changes you need to seek medical attention immediately to get testing for Temporal arteritis, if the pain is over the artery this does increase the risk and my concern. You are young so the later is much less likely. Try taking some ibuprofen and get a TMJ eval. ...Read more

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What could be causing this weird pulsing pain in my left temple?

What could be causing this weird pulsing pain in my left temple?

Lots of things: It could be anything from arthritis to nothing. Your doctor will be able to at least start you on the right path. ...Read more

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What can cause short stabbing pain on the left temple area? Is it dangerous or serious?

DOMS: Delayed onset muscle soreness (doms) is a muscle pain that result from muscle overuse (clenching your teeth during the day or bruxing during the night). Presenting symptoms include muscle stiffness, palpable tenderness, and pain with active muscle contractions. Symptoms usually subside within a short period of time without any residual effects. Rec.: moist heat, relaxation and NSAID otc as needed. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my left temple, this has never happened before, it only lasted for a couple minutes, I am 55 years old , is this a aneurysm?

Sharp pain in my left temple, this has never happened before, it only lasted for a couple minutes, I am 55 years old , is this  a aneurysm?

Unlikely: Especially is u are 21 like you profile suggests. At 55 this is still unlikely but medical evaluation would be best if this is a repetitive problem. ...Read more

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I have a weird throbbing pain on my left temple on and off, it just happens suddenly i don't know what to do i'm worried! any tips or answers please!

? Stress: There are several possibilities. One of most common is a stress reaction that causes a tightening of the jaw muscle that arises in the temple area. Try to avoid too much chewing especially of hard substances. Learn meditation techniques to relax your jaw. Do you grind your teeth at night? The fact that it comes and goes is reassuring that it is probably not serious. ...Read more

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Hi, shooting pain round my left temple only keeps coming and going been like this for days thought it was cuz I had toothache but toothache away help?

Shooting Pain: Multiple possibilities, including sinus issues, non-vital teeth, and bruxism. See your dentist first to rule out tooth related causes, then see your physician. ...Read more

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I've started getting pain in my left temple and behind my eye is it related?

I've started getting pain in my left temple and behind my eye is it related?

Likely: If this is a new pain, you should have an evaluation to determine what's causing it. See your primary care physician for this. ...Read more

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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?

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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Yesterday i reached down and hit the middle of the top of my head on the corner of my wardrobe. Now I have a throbbing pain in my left temple, help?

Common symptom: You had a "contusion" which can be associated w pain and swelling. Usually icing and taking an otc med like tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, alleve, advil etc can be helpful. If other symptoms such as vision canges, dizziness, balance problems confusion arises- then proceed to be seen immediately. Otherwise- you just "bumped your head". ...Read more