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Sharp pain on left side of head near temple. Is this a migraine or headache?

Sharp pain on left side of head near temple. Is this a migraine or headache?

Possible migraine : Migraine like headache can be caused by a bone spur in the nose. A ct scan of the sinuses is indicated and if the spur is present a septoplasty to remove it is indicated. I provide relief to almost 90% of patients with this problem. Visit my website for more information at www. Kevinsmithmd.Com. ...Read more

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I have a cold and it is leaving. Now I have pain on the left side of my head near temple and i also have allergies.

I have a cold and it is leaving. Now I have pain on the left side of my head near temple and i also have allergies.

Headache: There are many causes of headache - it could be the cold, it could be related to allergies, it could also be a migraine! have you tried taking anything? Tylenol and Ibuprofen are helpful in general, but if you have nasal congestion and allergies, an anti-histamine could help, as well as nasal saline rinses. If you take off the pressure in your sinuses, maybe your head pressure will go away too! ...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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Pain in left side of head and temple area x 1 mo feels like jolts and prickly feeling. Constant everyday meloxicam mild improvement. Sedate normal. ?

Pain in left side of head and temple area x 1 mo feels like jolts and prickly feeling.  Constant everyday meloxicam mild improvement. Sedate normal.  ?

See your PCP: for examination and tests to rule out temporal arteritis. Initially the headache may be the only presenting symptom with the temporal and occipital regions being the most common locations. Tender spots or nodules may be present in the scalp, especially over inflamed arteries. See your PCP for evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Ongoing dull headache upper left side of head sometimes accompanied by pain in left temple. Aspirin does not cure. No light sensitivity. Fainting, etc?

Ongoing dull headache upper left side of head sometimes accompanied by pain in left temple. Aspirin does not cure. No light sensitivity. Fainting, etc?

Need headache diary: Whenever someone has a one sided headache one can think about migraines. Whenever anybody talks about constant dull pain one can think about tension type headaches especially without light sensitivity and other vegetative features. So it seems like you have a little bit of this and a little bit of that. You could use a headache specialist--- and should fill out a headache diary to get analyzed. ...Read more

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Sharp shotting pain on too of left side of head, pressure around temples, fatigue, slightly tender neck no fever. 10 constant days of pressure in head?

Sharp shotting pain on too of left side of head, pressure around temples, fatigue, slightly tender neck no fever. 10 constant days of pressure in head?

New headache: Headaches can be a concerning symptom and can have many causes. Some are deserving of emergent treatment. Warning signs are chronic headaches that suddenly change in quality or intensity, multiple headaches a week, new onset headaches that affect one's ability to function, associated vomiting, associated dizziness/double vision/neck ache/fever/weakness, or the need to take daily pain medication. ...Read more

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Pressure in left temple, behind the eye and down the left side of head behind the ear. Tight muscles in neck. Allergy meds having no affect. Ideas?

Pressure in left temple, behind the eye and down the left side of head behind the ear. Tight muscles in neck. Allergy meds having no affect. Ideas?

Head pain: This could be a headache condition such as a muscle tension headache or a migraine, but much more detail is necessary. Other possibilities might be myofascial pain from clenching or grinding your teeth. Sinus/ allergy conditions would be less likely based on the information provided. Lastly, other conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia or temporal arteritis could be considered. See MD for help. ...Read more

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