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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 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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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 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