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What could lead to pain on the left side of head?

What could lead to pain on the 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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Been having a pain on the left side of head for three days now, not a sharp or dull one, and pain becomes less since it started. Just worried.

Been having a pain on the left side of head for three days now, not a sharp or dull one, and pain becomes less since it started. Just worried.

Several possibilitie: there are several possibilities. If the pain is related to either the TM joint , or the temporalis muscle, or the ear, rule out both biomechanical factors related to the TM joint function and rule out infection associated with the TM joint. Other issues that can cause head pain can be toxin, pathogen, allergen, or more serious neurologic factors intracranially. ...Read more

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I fell pain on the left side of head since 4-5 days and some times dull pain in left ear and left teeth I have exams and I don't sleep well

I fell pain on the left side of head  since 4-5 days and some times dull pain in left ear and left teeth I have exams and I don't sleep well

Maybe your sinuses: Causing all these symptoms, affecting your middle ear and your teeth. That can be exaggerated with stress and lack of sleep. Try pain killers, good rest and sleep, if problem continues, see your doctor. Good luck with your exams ...Read more

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What causes pain in the left side of head?

What causes pain in the 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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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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33 healthy f not headache but head pain intermittently on left side of head come and goes and only lasts seconds what is it? 3 weeks now

Primary stabbing HA?: It could be primary stabbing headache; really more history is needed for the quality of the pain and triggering factors. Having a normal neurological examination is important. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left side of head only when I rotate my head to the right should I see doctor?

Depends: Any pain that has you very concerned should be seen by MD for full exam. The neck muscles may be tense on the left side of neck. Try some gentle neck stretches and a dose of ibuprofen to see if it changes the pain. If there is any tingling down into your shoulder/upper arm with this motion see a doctor soon. Make sure your aren't sleeping awkwardly on excessive or too few pillows. ...Read more

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I just had a sharp pain on my left side of head, it was brief, lasted a second, I have no headache, I have a bit of the sniffles, what's up? Serious?

Neuralgia: Such a sharp, shooting, fleeting pain is characteristic of neuralgia which comes from a superficial nerve in the scalp and not the brain itself. This is not a serious problem and may or may not recur. See your physician if you have steady pain or frequent headaches. ...Read more

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Severe pain on top left side of head when standing up from sitting or lying down. Painful, throbbing, stabbing. Lasts about 5 minutes. ?

Some considerations: Might wonder if jaw or dentition playing a role, but pain could be secondary to neck, plexus locations. Certainly might consider even sinus problems. Have your regular doctor evaluate these possibilities. ...Read more