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Dr. Kevin Smith answered:

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

Possible migraine

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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.
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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, whats up? serious?

Neuralgia

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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.
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Dr. Maritza Baez answered:

Cannot get rid of headache on left side of head?

Headache

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If you have tried all over the counterpain medications, you might consider a magnesium supplement, then see your doctor. You might need a daily medication like topamax or propranolol to keep the headaches away. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems
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Dr. Alon Seifan answered:

I've had a constant daily headache on left side of head for past 10 yrs. 34yo F. Migraines for 22y. Tried every med/procd possbl. Have no life. Help?

Few things

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First, be sure you are not overusing pain meds. His causes analgesic rebound. Next, be sure you have given prophylactic meds a chance, which it sounds like you have. If you know it is migraine for sure, you can try riboflavin 400mg per day. If headache is always on same side and accompanied by eye redness, nasal congestion or droopy eyelid try indomethacin you may have hemicrania continua.
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi answered:

Whats risk of headaches on left side of head?

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Headache is a SYMPTOM ,may have important causes in about 10% or may be due to tension headache or migraine If persistent see a neurologist
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Dr. Michael Ahdoot answered:

Headache for 2 days very painful on left side of head only and around eyes.What's up- pain relievers are not helping??

Migraine

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You may be experiencing an ophthalmic migraine. If it is new, however, you should see your primary care doctor to make sure nothing more serious is occurring.
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Dr. Jay C. Bradley answered:

Loose bowel movements for past few days ,headaches above eyebrow on left side of head for a week. hot flashes yesterday and vomiting.?

? gastroenteritis

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Your description sounds like a mild gastroenteritis which should resolve with time.
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I am having headaches, I am diabetic and have congestive heart failure . Headache starts on left side of head, and goes to the front. ?

Poss unrelated CHF

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This could be just a garder variety headach i.e. related to vision change, tooth problem, or general exhaustion / lack of sleep. Also, too good of a control of blood sugar may cause headach (hypoglycemic headach). Make sure you have no low sugar and or any of the above. OTC acetaminophen or ibuprofen (not on empty stomach) should help. Otherwise, may need be seen by a doctor for more detailed eval
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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?

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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.
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Dr. Paul Grin answered:

Symptoms worse: felt the sensation of cold water dripping on left side of head while sitting in class. Headache also, left eye watering. Help me?

Cluster Headache

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Cluster Headache with autonomic features. The pain of cluster headache is excruciating and it is not unusual for a patient to yell or cry. The headache has a rapid onset, builds to a peak within 10 to 15 minutes, and may last for two to three hours. Need an abortive medication ASAP. Rec.: see orofacial or headache specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. Good Luck.
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