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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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Sharp pain in left side of head near temple lasts for 30 seconds happens 2 or 3 times a day happened for a week now?

Sharp pain in left side of head near temple lasts for 30 seconds happens 2 or 3 times a day happened for a week now?

This area: You are "describing" sounds like it may be your temporal ARTERY and inflammation of that artery may be connected with some important medical conditions! JUST BECAUSE OF THE LOCATION, I suggest a HANDS ON examination by your PCP (Primary Care Provider) Hope this is helpful
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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.

URI or allergies: A cold is usually caused by a virus and headaches can be part of the symptoms it triggers. If you have allergies as well and nasal congestion associated you can also develop headaches which should not be severe. If you get worse make sure you get seen. ...Read more

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Pain in left temple that lasts two or three days and then stops for a few days. Dull pain that can make skin sensitive and left side of head sensitive?

Pain in left temple that lasts two or three days and then stops for a few days. Dull pain that can make skin sensitive and left side of head sensitive?

Temporal arteritis: Can present this way....its important you get this checked out. A simple blood test (Sedimentation rate) can be useful!
Speak with your PCP (primary Care Provider) ASAP
Hope this helps!

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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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Hit left temple hard. Week later woke up extremely dizzy only on left side of head (bad coordination get dizzy episodes on left side of head dailybad?

Hit left temple hard. Week later woke up extremely dizzy only on left side of head (bad coordination get dizzy episodes on left side of head dailybad?

Exam needed: The description of your symptoms suggest an exam is needed.
Call your DR and get this scheduled.
If worsening of the symptoms, then go to the ER ...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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Pain in left side of head and upper left teeth and there is an area in my temple very painful when I press on it Can it be Sinusitis? Or tumor?

Pain in left side of head and upper left teeth and there is an area in my temple very painful when I press on it Can it be Sinusitis? Or tumor?

Wisdom teeth: What you described may be due to the eruption of wisdom teeth. It would be appropriate to consult a doctor or a dentist.
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Pains on left side of head from temple to eye symptoms have occurred for a month and have gotten more persistent. And past couple of days I have been getting dizzy when pains occur. Should I be concerned?

Probably not: You should have a doctor check you out but this is probably not a serious condition. You may be having irritation of a nerve in the face or a muscle spasm in the temple. Another possibility is some TMJ syndrome causing pain in the face / temple area. If you have worsening, more frequent pain, sudden hearing loss or numbness / tingling in the face, see the doctor right away ...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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Keep having this spasm/twitching right side of head behind ear left of temple, all day. Usually like 2 twitches/spasm each time, wakes me up too..

Keep having this spasm/twitching right side of head behind ear left of temple, all day. Usually like 2 twitches/spasm each time, wakes me up too..

Muscle twitch: We call these fasiculations. Involuntary movement or twitching of a muscle. Do you have them anywhere else? How long have you had this? If just a day or two, watchful waiting ok. If more than a week or other areas of body with similar twitches you need to see a healthcare provider for an evaluation. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more

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I've had a numbness like falling asleep senstation on right side of head comes and goes for a month and a weird twitching on left temple. Stress?

I've had a numbness like falling asleep senstation on right side of head comes and goes for a month and a weird twitching on left temple. Stress?

Unclear: Since you are being treated for a sinus infection situation is more complex. Pay attention to what part of right head goes numb. Nerves to anterior skull are different from nerves to posterior skull. The fact that you are young and symptoms are on opposite sides of head makes possibility of concerning illness less. Stress can cause non-specific, wierd symptoms; but caution when infection. ...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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Sometimes numbness in the back left side of head near the ear, when lying down?

Sometimes numbness in the back left side of head near the ear, when lying down?

? nerve compression: Clearly, your description suggests for whatever reason, compression of greater occipital nerve. Could be due to cervical arthritis, posture, and even an early sign of neuropathy. But is there history of head or neck trauma which may have predated this? Might see your doctor and get this evaluated. ...Read more

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Pulsation/throb (like heartbeat) for about 10 seconds on left side of head near ear-No pain. Only one time. What is this? Could it be a brain tumour?

No!: Symptoms like this and sharp pains etc happen often but they are to be ignored as they are too transient to make much out of them. Any serious problems will produce persistent symptoms which will keep getting worse with time. That is when you need to get concerned and seek medical attention. Ninety nine percent of such symptoms have no implications and are to be ignored to begin with. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side of head, sometimes last for awhile. No other symptoms. On random places before, now it's on on left side. Not getting worse?

Sharp pain on left side of head, sometimes last for awhile. No other symptoms. On random places before, now it's on on left side. Not getting worse?

Doctor can evaluate: A doctor can evaluate headaches and offer treatment. Some medicines are "preventive", and others stop pain after a headache starts. Headaches are very common, and have many causes. Some are migraines and others are tension headaches. Emergencies include: having a "worst headache ever", a headache that gets worse and worse as the day goes on, a headache accompanied by other major symptoms, etc... ...Read more

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What can cause head pain on left side of head?

What can cause head pain on left side of head?

Lots of things: Besides migraine, lots of things can cause left sided headaches (or right-sided headaches). There is no disease which only causes left-sided headaches--if this is what you mean by your question. Other causes of unilateral headaches includes brain tumor, blood clots, bone infections, aneurysms, blood vessel malformations, cysts, scalp abscess, etc. ...Read more

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Have pain on left side of head just over the ear?

Have pain on left side of head just over the ear?

TMJ?: Make sure you get checked by your pcp to make sure you have a normal neurological exam. Tug on your ear, doubtful that you have a ear infection. Most likely you have tmj, esp if you grind your teeth, (ask your sig other). ...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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Is there a reason why I am getting constant pain on left side of head only?

Is there a reason why I am getting constant pain on left side of head only?

Headaches: Are very specific to each person. If your doctor thinks there is a problem inside your head - your brain... Then get an MRI rather than a ct. The ct is lots of radiation. The MRI is none. The MRI is more detailed. It costs only 250-500 on insurance. And. It is more definitive. Get it only under a doctors supervision. ...Read more

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What are all the causes of head pain on left side of head when looking left, & head pain on right side of head when looking right? 1 month having it

Hard to say: This is difficult to say. It seems very related to motion and the direction you are turning your head. Are you also having neck pain and neck stiffness? This can lead to neck spasms. The muscles of the neck are attached to the side of the head and can lead to the sensation of tightness (ie. Pain) when you turn the head as it exacerbates the spasms of these muscles. A hot water bottle may help. ...Read more

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Sharp localised pain on left side of head above the ear?

Sharp localised pain on left side of head above the ear?

Tmj: You likely have tmj. A way to tell is to open and close the jaw with a finger placed in the TMJ socket which is roughly the pocket created when one opens the mouth and places a finger directly in front of the ear canal right at the level of the sideburns. Softer foods, warm compresses and Motrin should help. Avoid gum chewing. Temporal arthritis is another possibility. ...Read more