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Can sinus infections cause sharp eye pain and sharp head pain?

Can sinus infections cause sharp eye pain and sharp head pain?

Yes it can: Often times chronic sinusitis can produce pain around or behind the eyes. In advanced conditions the infection can spread to the retro orbital structures which could lead to orbital cellulitis that could be vision threatening ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue ...Read more


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I've been have sharp/dull/achy eye pain with head pain today. Sore throat that has come and gone and some coughing. What could this be?

I've been have sharp/dull/achy eye pain with head pain today. Sore throat that has come and gone and some coughing. What could this be?

See PCP: Then see your eye doctor. May be a viral syndrome. The same virus that causes upper respiratory infections can also cause viral conjunctivitis. You also need the eye doc to check your eye pressure and look for inflammation in your eye. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp pain in right nasal all the way up jaw line and side of right head and neck. Moderate sharp headache on the right side only. Rt eye pain?

Sudden sharp pain in right nasal all the way up jaw line and side of right head and neck. Moderate sharp headache on the right side only. Rt eye pain?

Get it checked out: It may be trigeminal neuralgia however it could be problems with your sinuses. See your Physician and get the appropriate diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Frequent sinus headaches, occasional sharp pain in right ear, feels like something in right eye, pain in jaw and back of head/neck. What is this?

Frequent sinus headaches, occasional sharp pain in right ear, feels like something in right eye, pain in jaw and back of head/neck.  What is this?

See your Dentist: You need to see a dentist or oral surgeon immediately. Without radiographs and a physical exam, it is impossible to say what is causing this pain. You could have one of the following issues: impacted wisdom tooth, infected tooth, sinus infection, fractured jaw, neuralgia, or a tumor. It sounds like a tooth issue, but your dentist can help diagnosos your problem. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in eye?

What causes sharp pain in eye?

It depends: May possible causes, but if it lasts a short time (seconds) most likely this is dry eye( most common). If the vision is not affected, you can try artificial tears or warm compresses over the closed eyes. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in eye and throbbing VERY PAINFUL and I tried flushing out but not working.

Sharp pain in eye and throbbing VERY PAINFUL and I tried flushing out but not working.

Scratch ?: You may have a scratched cornea, an abrasion, or even a foreign body, all of which would not just be "flushed" out with water or an eye irrigant. It is best for you to have a quick care MD check out your eyes (after hours I presume) and they can tell you what's going on. If the doctor needs an ophthalmologist to see you, arrangements can be made. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am having eye pain and headaches. Eyes are also itchy along with the stinging and sharp pain. Hurts to move/ sensitive to light. What could this be?

I am having eye pain and headaches. Eyes are also itchy along with the stinging and sharp pain. Hurts to move/ sensitive to light. What could this be?

Migraine: Your symptoms could be due to migraines. Also, you might have some allergy. It is advisable to see your primary physician for further investigation and treatment. ...Read more

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Sharp, shooting pain behind right eye, side of head and top of head. Comes and goes for days. What is this?

Hemicrania continua: Is a rare continuous one-sided headache that never shifts sides. The typical presentation is a dull throbbing ache that is moderate to severe in intensity. The primary area of pain is located in the ocular temporal region or in the occipital area. Rec.See a headache or orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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Eye feels funny after sharp pain on right side top head. ?

Eye feels funny after sharp pain on right side top head. ?

Eye pain: Head pain and eye pain may occur with a migraine headache, sinus headache, TMJ disorders, or cluster headaches. If the pain is severe, see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain in my head when i move my eye. What does this sound like?

Unusual symptom: This is an unusual symptom that might be caused by some sort of inflammation in the orbit leading to pain on eye movement. This will most likely need to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to determine the exact cause and treatment course. ...Read more

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I keep getting these bad headaches and its like it start messing with my eyes and i get a sharp pain in my head..I'm scared what should I do?

I keep getting these bad headaches and its like it start messing with my eyes and i get a sharp pain in my head..I'm scared what should I do?

See your doctor: Preferably a neurologist who specializes in headaches. This kind of doctor will do a thorough physical exam and offer you specific treatment options based on an accurate diagnosis. Nothing substitutes this process. ...Read more

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During masturbation i always get a sharp pain in my head and eye. What could cause this?

During  masturbation i always get a sharp pain in my head and eye. What could cause this?

MASTERBATION: Holding your breath and pressing with orgasm could be the cause. It could be a blood pressure issue also. ...Read more

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I have a really bad pain behind my eyes and a sharp pain when i move them. What is it? The back of my head hurts too.

Eye pain ; headache: Could be a migraine or possibly sinus related. Should see your primary care physician and/or eye doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more

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I have tis head pain on my left side on the for the whole day,mostly has been a sharp pain,and also it has been going to my eye.

I have tis head pain on my left side on the for the whole day,mostly has been a sharp pain,and also it has been going to my eye.

Head pain, eye: Depending on medical history, medication using & age of patient: head pain that radiates to eye can be due to (most common to least): headache/migraine; anxiety; headache with dry eyes (from meds being used, etc); inflammation of brain &/or eye (see eyeMD to be checked for uveitis); sinusitis; aneurysm (rare): if head pain is worst pain in your life, call PCP asap & go to emergency room. ...Read more