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Sharp Intermittent Pain In Temple
I have sharp, stabbing, intermittent pain in my right temple area. I can't function for the 10-20 seconds it lasts. Should I see a doctor?
Yes, if it is: Interfering with your daily activities. Your doctor should be able to help you. ...Read more
Other than temporal arteritis what could be causing my temple pain, excruciating headaches and fatigue? Am I too young or could it be TA?
TMJ, Ear infection,: There are multiple causes of your symptoms. These include but are not limited to: temporomandibular joint dyfunction (TMJ), migraine syndromes, middle and inner ear infecctions, ear impactions, molar infections or abcessed teeth and, of course TMJ. If the symptom have lasted more than two weeks you should see your PCP for an appropriate referral based upon his/her exam. ...Read more
When biting down onto something hard, there is an audible click in my jaw, whereafter I cannot open, nor close, my mouth, accompanied by pain in temple and ear.
Joint blockage: There is a very thin piece of cartilage that sits between the jaw bone in the joint in front of the ear and the skull. From your description, the cartilage has moved and now is blocking the normal movements in the joint. This blockage can cause pain and poor opening and closing of joint. You should make an appointment with a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to evaluate your joint ...Read more
Everyday off and on for a couple of months I have a tightness in my head, dull headache (temple pain and behind eyes), and neck pain tender to touch.?
See your Dr: Ongoing headaches like this are not normal. See your neurologist for a formal workup. This needs to be looked into. ...Read more
CCP Ab (IgG) + at 24. Sjogren -, lupus -, scleroderma -, RF -. All other blood work CBC etc normal. No joint pain only temple pain. What cauaes + CCP?
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your CCP is only weekly positive and likely not meaningful. Consult this site for more info:
https://www. Mayomedicallaboratories. Com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/84182 ...Read more
I hit my head on a low ceiling CT scan and MRI normal have neck pain jaw pops and have a lot of temple pain and minor headaches is it tmj?
Possible: You describe the symptoms of tmj. Trauma an certainly be a cause of the popping. You need an evaluation for a diagnosis and treatment. A prosthodontist, oral surgeon or well trained general dentist. In the meantime eat a soft diet. Avoid chewy foods. Ibuprophen can help with the pain if this is safe for you to take. ...Read more
Runny nose on right side, sore throat pressure in right side of face, aching pain in temple and upper forehead?
Sharp pain in right temple not constant. Intermittent. Fell two years ago. Hit head on large jagged rock. Scalp broke. Some bleeding?
Occipital neuralgia: While I cannot say definitively without more history or physical exam, it sounds like you may have occipital neuralgia. This is where you get pain from your occipital nerve at the base of the bank of your skull. A diagnostic block of this nerve can tell you if that's it and then a treatment can be developed. I hope that helps! ...Read more
9 days ago I started having intermittent sharp pains on the Rh side of my head. The spot is tender to touch but not extremely sore. No head injuries.?
After weight lifting I became quite dizzy. The next day I started having intermittent sharp pains at the top of my head. Lasted 4 days. Diagnosis?
Impossible to say: The symptoms are too vague to offer any specific diagnosis. If the issue recurs, have it evaluated. ...Read more
Starting today, I have intermittent sharp pinching pains on the left side of my head in the front-top area. My eye watered earlier. Is this serious?
Texting too much: As we evolve in technology we are finding new ailments. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs from too much typing on the keyboard all day. Now many of us are getting sore thumbs, eye strain, headaches, etc. Make sure to eat well, get rest, turn off the phone at 8 PM. Check mail 1/day. Walk and exercise. Eat mostly colorful vegetables. ...Read more
I have intermittent pain in my head above and higher over my left ear. I also have a stiff neck for around two weeks. Pain is sharp.?
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Hi I have a intermittent stabbing pain in my left ear that is sharp and travels to my head. When it's not stabbing my ear aches. Eat causes an ache.
See your PCP: For consultation, tests and possible referral to a specialist ENT to determine a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Intermittent sharp/throbbing ear pain on both ears, feels deep and felt behind the ear and down the neck, lasts several seconds, ringing in both ears, experienced ear popping several times; no infection, no discharge, no head trauma. Possible causes?
31 y/o Fem. Bloodwork great. Sharp intermittent head pain allover, left ear pain occ., slight dizzy, cold sens legs. Brain tumor? Hist of bad anxiety
I think it may be trigeminal neuralgia. or variant thereof of neuralgia. Could be due to zoster, herpes or lyme. Less likley MS or tumor.
http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/trigeminal_neuralgia/detail_trigeminal_neuralgia. Htm
May consider a trial of gabapentin or steroids + acyclovir + gabapentin. Get lyme titer f/u wiht doctor/neuralogist ...Read more
I have sharp dull pains on left side of temple it last for 10 mins or longer an comes back what could be the cause?
Toxin or pathogen: Get checked, first checking out your TM joints for toxin or pathogen, or a biomechanical issue....also check out your ears and your frontal sinus for toxin or pathogen. Pathogens resonate with the biomarker l-homocysteine. ...Read more
A few things: Could be due to migraines or food sensitivities. Could be secondary to stress or medication rebound. While you are young, it is still worth getting evaluated as severe temple pain can be associated with some serious complications, such as vision problems that you would want to avoid. ...Read more
Many options: It could be an infection, could be a TMJ problem, muscle pain, etc. The best bet would be to see what causes the pain and then see the appropriate professional. If it hurts when you chew, you might see your dentist. If it is something else you might wish to see your internest. ...Read more
Sharp pain in r temple. Lasts 5sec. Happening every couple min. So painful and comes out of no where?
Episodic paroxysmal hemicrania is trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia. Headache is characterized by frequent (10 to 20) brief, intense unilateral head pain attacks daily. The intensity of the headache is described as moderate to severe with a throbbing, boring or stabbing quality.
Rec.: see headache or orofacial pain specialist for investigation. ...Read more
Sharp pain that is about a couple seconds long left side of face near temple help for a couple weeks now 33 healthy f
You need a good evaluation, but TMJ can manifest as pain near temple, ear, or radiating to temple or jaw. Stop gum chewing, assess your current stressors, consider dental evaluation in addition to medical evaluation. Soft diet and warm packs can help along with nsaids.
Pay attention to clenching! ...Read more
Sharp shooting pains in and around left temple in my head. Lasts only a few seconds at a time and hurts when I chew?
TMJ syndrome?: Find a dentist that treats temporomandibular joint problems and have a complete exam and evaluation including your teeth and occlusion. You may be suffering from muscle spasms related to the occlusion of your teeth. Until then try warm compresses or a heating pad against the side of your head that hurts and otc pain meds like ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or aspirin. Good luck! ...Read more
When I move my head in certain ways I get sharp Pains some in my temples some in my head what is this? Is this serious?
Muscle/tension issue: It sounds like you could use a good head massage.Then have them work on your neck and upper back. Stretching exercises can help muscle tension/spasm, like yoga and gentle range of motion movements. Muscle relaxers and antiinflamatories may be of some help. You may need to learn better coping skills than just tensing up and gritting your teeth and carring the world on your bunched up shoulders. Peace. ...Read more
I have a pain on the right corner of my head next to my temple never felt it before, not sharp but dull, what can this be?
Get checked: Get your R TM joint, your R ear, and your frontal sinus, as well as associated musculature checked. A toxin or pathogen could have settled at these sites causing you the pain. ...Read more
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