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I got a sudden headache/pain on left back side of head. The left side of my tongue/mouth started feeling weird & stiff neck. I have an AVM & migraines?

I got a sudden headache/pain on left back side of head. The left side of my tongue/mouth started feeling weird & stiff neck. I have an AVM & migraines?

Either condition: Either migraine or AVM could cause your symptoms. If transient and occurs rarely, it is probably not of major concern. If persistent you need to see your PCP or your neurologist for eval. ...Read more

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Sharp pain lower left back side of head. It hurts when I move my head and it's going on 8 hours. I'm a 38 year old woman with no medical hx.

Sharp pain lower left back side  of head. It hurts when I move my head and it's going on 8 hours. I'm a 38 year old woman with no medical hx.

Isolated pain with: movement like you describe usually is from a strain of muscles or sprain of ligament or tendon. If the pain is localized (that is, doesn't travel down your arm) it's most likely a muscle strain. Gentle range of motion of the head and neck, Tylenol or Motrin, and a heating pad will help ease the symptoms while it heals up. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Pain in my left back side of head when I move it or when I cough

Pain in my left back side of head when I move it or when I cough

Neck strain: usually that symptom indicates a neck strain or misalignment of the cervical vertebra or inflammatrion of the neck muscles or joints. If there is pain shooting down the arm, it indicates nerve irritation and needs doctor's attention. Usually waiting or using an NSAID medication will allow it to go away. See a doctor if not gone in 4 days. ...Read more

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Mild pain in left ear that gets worse with very quick shard stabbing pain on top/left/back side of head, along with extreme tenderness in the scalp?

Mild pain in left ear that gets worse with very quick shard stabbing pain on top/left/back side of head, along with extreme tenderness in the scalp?

Many causes: This could be an ear infection, mastoiditis, pinched nerve, shingles or other causes. You will need to see a doctor to determine what is causing this. If pain is severe or you have fever, stiff neck, vomiting, numbness or weakness, or other worrisome symptoms, see a doctor today. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain in back left side of head only when swallowing. Started out of the blue. Been 3 days.

Pain in back left side of head only when swallowing. Started out of the blue. Been 3 days.

This is an unusual: symptom; these phenomena would not usually occur together. The main thing that might cause this is a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problem. This jaw hinge joint commonly can get a little "out of whack" and not function properly. Taking anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen, etc), applying ice or heat are first steps. If persists >10-14 days, see dentist first. Then possible referral to TMJ specialist. ...Read more

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Constant achy/sharp pain back left/right side of head. Top of head also a bit tender and pressing it can recreate the pain. Pain relievers dont help?

Constant achy/sharp pain back left/right side of head. Top of head also a bit tender and pressing it can recreate the pain. Pain relievers dont help?

Get checked: I always check the cranial joints (TM joints, occiput, and frontal sinus at the sphenoid junction) and associated musculature for the presence of a toxin, pathogen or allergen as the cause for head pain. ...Read more

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Pain on back left side of head (pressure pain), slight inner ear pain (more annoying than pain), and slight pain from tooth infection. All left side.

Pain on back left side of head (pressure pain), slight inner ear pain (more annoying than pain), and slight pain from tooth infection. All left side.

Infection: Are you under dental care and on antibiotics for your infection? It's likely that all your symptoms are related to a dental abscess. Discuss this with your dentist or oral surgeon who will refer you to your physician if it is deemed advisable. ...Read more

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Pounding pain in back of left side of head into my temple when i move. Is this serious?

Need more informatio: We can not say if it is serious or not without knowing more information, like your blood pressure, if yu are taking any medicine including over the countermedication any other co existing condition, any hitory of trauma etc.I will suggest you get examined by your doctor or go to er if in doubt as you are getting pounding headache. ...Read more

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I have dull pain in the left back side of my head that goes away and comes again throught the day . The pain started last night . I am really scared t?

I have dull pain in the left back side of my head that goes away and comes again throught the day . The pain started last night . I am really scared t?

See below: It possible that it 's just a tension headache. But you should better check with your doctor, if it's repeating as you described.You can also try to take an advil (ibuprofen) in a mean time as recommended on the bottle. ...Read more

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I'm having some burning and pinching pain in the left back side of my head and it's very tender to touch. Any ideas?

Needs to be checked: It needs to be looked at by your doctor.There may be scalp infection, like a boil or something else, and only can be diagnosed by feeling it in the scalp. ...Read more

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Hi I get really bad pain in the back left side of my head when I cough which leads to a headache in the front of my head for a few hours 6 weeks now?

Hi I get really bad pain in the back left side of my head when I cough which leads to a headache in the front of my head for a few hours 6 weeks now?

Occipital neuralgia?: This may be occipital neuralgia. If you have had it for six weeks straight, it may be worth visiting your doc. They can recommend someone to inject the nerve to see if the headache is coming from there. If it is there are some options, if not well then you would continue down the diagnostic pathway. ...Read more

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Pain in the back left side of neck, head and temple. Only when I move my head to the left. Is this a pulled muscle?

Pain in the back left side of neck, head and temple. Only when I move my head to the left. Is this a pulled muscle?

Requires an exam: This may be a pulled, or strained muscle with associated muscular spasm. I suggest a medical examination, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi. Could sore gums around my wisdom teeth and a sore jaw cause a sharp pain in the back left side of my head?

Head pain: Sharp head pains in the back of your head are unlikely to be directly caused by those dental problems. They are more likely to be neuralgia which is an irritable/mildly inflamed superficial nerve in the scalp(occipital neuralgia). This tends to resolve without any treatment. More sustained pain can be due to a pinched occipital nerve where it emanates from the neck vertebra from a spur or disc ...Read more

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Looking to the right with my eyes is causing the left back side of head to have a sharp headpain. Why is this?

Looking to the right with my eyes is causing the left back side of head to have a sharp headpain. Why is this?

Conjunctivitis: A pink eye can be due to many things. Classically a "pink eye" is due to viral conjunctivitis and can be very contagious with severe itchiness. If you do have true pink eye, the most natural way to treat it is cold ice packs for itchiness; cold tears in refrigerator helps also. If severe an eyemd can rx stronger drops. If discharge, use warm towel to clear it away. Any vision change, see eyemd. ...Read more

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Pls help. Having terrible headache on left back side of head which diddnt go away after taking diclifenac 75 mg. Becomes worse when moving head.

Pls help. Having terrible headache on left back side of head which diddnt go away after taking diclifenac 75 mg. Becomes worse when moving head.

Below: Is this headache more severe but similar to your past headaches, or is this different from your past headaches altogether? If so, you'll need a full exam. Feel free to consult me if you'd like to discuss further. ...Read more

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