Pain on the left side of my head - Doctor answers

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Have this horrible pain on the left side of my head only.

Have this horrible pain on the left side of my head only.

Left side Hemicrania: I would recommend that you go to see your primary care doctor about this issue, especially if the pain is persistent or worsening. There are several different potential causes of your headache, and your doctor can perform a thorough physical examination and help you figure out what might be going on.
The fact that the pain is mostly on one side of the head would be most consistent with a migraine. Migraine, classically, is characterized by a pulsating pain that is localized to one side of the head. Chronic sinus congestion ...Read more

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I have been experiencing pain on the left side of my head, it stems from the back of my neck and runs up the left side of my head. Worried?

I have been experiencing pain on the left side of my head, it stems from the back of my neck and runs up the left side of my head. Worried?

?: U r dscribing occipital head ha's. Cause is from injury of musle tension on the left side. Can b caused by cervical facet arthritis also. 2 b sure b cn by ur pcp or a neurologist. Xam & x-rays aid in dxing the problem. ...Read more

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I was woken up with a really bad pain on the left side of my head. It felt like a burning headache. It lasted about 30 min. Should I be worried?

I was woken up with a really bad pain on the left side of my head. It felt like a burning headache. It lasted about 30 min. Should I be worried?

Probably benign: The severe focal headache could be an early cluster headache, but other migraine variations may be considered. Also, maybe tmj, or sinus mechanisms, even other dental causes. If this becomes repetitive, see your doc, as meds can stop it. ...Read more

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Last night I had this random horrible pain on the left side of my head and it' happening again today I feel like I'm losing consciousness my heart hur?

Ha: If your having a severe headache associated with a feeling that you will lose consciousness you need to be seen immediately. I would have someone take you to the er or call 911. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain on the left side of my head whenever I sneeze. What do you think this could be exactly?

I get a sharp pain on the left side of my head whenever I sneeze. What do you think this could be exactly?

Sneezing headache: Whenever you sneeze, the pressure inside the head goes up. Theoretically, something is being stretched to cause your pain. Try using an antihistamine. This will often lessen sneezing. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on the left side of my head (only when I cough) and I have the worst case of hypertension?

I have a sharp pain on the left side of my head (only when I cough) and I have the worst case of hypertension?

Does not sound good: Chronic hypertension increases risks for heart attack and stroke via atherosclerosis which damages the vessel wall and possibily cause anerysm--see pic here. When we get sick--bad cold, sinus/ear infection can cause headaches, especially with coughing. But you mentioned nothing else and so I am a bit concerned. I would take some cough meds, consult doc for eval as soon as possible. Good luck. ...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.

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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I have a burning pain on the left side of my head towards the top of my head. The burning pain is always in the same place and comes and goes..

I have a burning pain on the left side of my head towards the top of my head. The burning pain is always in the same place and comes and goes..

Time to see doctor: You need to see your doctor now for an exam. Give a good history. Once you have your diagnosis you will have your treatment plan ...Read more

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Yesterday, I got a sudden sharp pain on the left side of my head, then a hot flash. Now a dull pain comes and goes. Sometimes worse when laying down.

Needs to be checked: You can take over the counter pain meds but if the pain persists you need to be checked by your doctor. The type of pain in the head can be due to many causes and if the pain persists you have to find the cause. You may have tension headache, migraine, vascular headache, headache related to other medical conditions, or headache following head trauma.So if it does not go away or keeps recurring see md. ...Read more

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I have been having shooting pain on the left side of my head for two days now. My left pupil is bigger than my right in dim light. Should I be worried?

I have been having shooting pain on the left side of my head for two days now. My left pupil is bigger than my right in dim light. Should I be worried?

Pupil big: Normally the pupils are wide in darkness, but if it is only on one side and accompanied with shooting headache, you need a neurological evaluation as soon as possible. Blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, etc should be watched for as well. How did the pain start? Have this info ready when you see the doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I'm having pain on the left side of my head and my ear hurts can somebody tell me what can it be it comes and go?

Hi I'm having pain on the left side of my head and my ear hurts can somebody tell me what can it be it comes and go?

Otalgia facial pain: Multiple causes are possible. Common causes are ear infection, TMJ dysfunction and dental problem. Starting by seeing the primary doctor is advisable. ...Read more

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If I'm getting shooting pain on the left side of my head could that be a pinched nerve in my neck?

Many things: Could be many things, including TMJ. Start with your regular MD. If TMJ, see a TMJ-orofacial pain expert to help evaluate and treat your problem. A TMJ-oro-facial pain expert can be general dentist, an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orofacial pain specialist. Ask your physician, dentist or dental society for a recommendation. ...Read more

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I've been having brain freeze like headaches recently, sometimes I get a piercing pain on the left side of my head as well. What's causing this?

I've been having brain freeze like headaches recently, sometimes I get a piercing pain on the left side of my head as well. What's causing this?

Brain freeze: I assume you are eating or drinking cold stuff too fast. Recommend you do a wikipedia on brain freeze for more details. They have detailed discussion. And interesting history. ...Read more

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I've been having this shooting pain on the left side of my head for the last 2 months. The pain lasts for only a matter of seconds but its excruciating. I suffer from anxiety, could this be the cause or something else? Btw it occurs when im driving, washi

I've been having this shooting pain on the left side of my head for the last 2 months. The pain lasts for only a matter of seconds but its excruciating. I suffer from anxiety, could this be the cause or something else? Btw it occurs when im driving, washi

Shooting pain: There really is not enough information to narrow down much the possibilities of what could be causing your pain. Anxiety can play a role in many complaints, including pain. However, as this pain is excruciating and persisting for two months I would encourage you to see your doctor to clarify what else could be causing this. ...Read more

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I have hypertension badd! For the last 3days I have had this sharp pain on the left side of my head (deep behind my temple) it only when I cough.?

I have hypertension badd! For the last 3days I have had this sharp pain on the left side of my head (deep behind my temple) it only when I cough.?

Likely muscular, BUT: Even though the likelihood is low this is an issue other than muscular, if the headache persists tomorrow you should see your doctor for a check up. If the headache worsens tonight head to the er. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a sharp stabbing pain on the left side of my head and behind my eye that last for a few seconds and then goes away. What should I do?

Left side head pain: One sided head pain behind one's eye could be migraine. But you should see a physician and get a medical diagnosis as it could be a medical condition that requires treatment or further diagnostic evaluation. If it is migraine, stress management therapy, biofeedback and/or medication are treatment possibilities. ...Read more

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