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Sharp pain back of head. Sinus since July. Head Ct scan normal showed sinus. Doc said pain is from sinus. But is it? Pain usually face, not top/back head

Sharp pain back of head. Sinus since July. Head Ct scan normal showed sinus. Doc said pain is from sinus. But is it? Pain usually face, not top/back head

Depends: It depends on which sinus. For example if the sphenoid sinus is involved you may feel it in the center of your head. Ethmoid sinus may give you eye pain. Also if they are infected, the lymph node drainage is variable and back of head/ neck may hurt. So it depends ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...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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Head ct, MRI clean. Near daily headaches with sharp pain in 1 eye and excruciating numbness in my arms. Its also not sinus. Referred 2 neurology, help?

Head ct, MRI clean. Near daily headaches with sharp pain in 1 eye and excruciating numbness in my arms. Its also not sinus. Referred 2 neurology, help?

Couple thots: You could possibly be suffering more than one problem. Head and eye consistent with a migraine syndrome, and numbness does occur transiently in classical migraine auras. But the intensity you describe brings up question of local peripheral nerve compression, which indeed might be unrelated. I think a neurologist can get you answers and treatment. ...Read more

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Thought the trigeminal nerve was a sharp pain. I feel like its more of a sinus headache. Dr suspects its the trigeminal nerve. Don't get it.

Thought the trigeminal nerve was a sharp pain. I feel like its more of a sinus headache. Dr suspects its the trigeminal nerve. Don't get it.

Trigeminal neuralgia: You are right. Trigeminal neuralgia pain is sharp, lancinating usually with a trigger point. Touching the face on the trigger point will trigger the sharp pain. Pain on the face from any cause is mediated through the trigeminal nerve though. ...Read more

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I intermitently get a sharp pain which goes to a dull ache before going away, above my left eyebrow. I am not suffering from any sinus problems.

I intermitently get a sharp pain which goes to a dull ache before going away, above my left eyebrow. I am not suffering from any sinus problems.

Many possibilities: Hi
Sorry hear that you are suffering from pain. With your short description, there are many potential diagnoses. Important pieces of info to discuss with your doctor would be duration, inciting factors, light sensitivity, aura, how long you've had these symptoms. Prior injuries to the face and head can also cause shooting nerve pains. Could also be trigeminal nerve related. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Left ear intermittent sharp pain, happens many times a day. I have vasomotor rhinitis, just got over bad sinus attack. Will pain eventually go away?

Left ear intermittent sharp pain, happens many times a day. I have vasomotor rhinitis, just got over bad sinus attack. Will pain eventually go away?

Ear pain: Hello, I find it unlikely that your ear pain is coming from vasomotor rhinitis or sinusitis. Do you have pain to touch or pull on your outer ear? If so, you probably have otitis externa, a deeper pain may be an otitis media however that would be accompanied with a fever and you being ill. It may be a referred pain from your jaw. Best bet is to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in head in the front area, what can it be?

Sharp pain in head in the front area, what can it be?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in head last about two to five seconds comes multiple times a day in the same spot on the right side. Could it be serious?

Sharp pain in head last about two to five seconds comes multiple times a day in the same spot on the right side. Could it be serious?

"Ice Pick" Headaches: What you are describing are very short duration headaches that can occur multiple times during the day. This is a variant of migraine. Treat only if occurs very frequently. Easily treated by taking a preventative medication. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp pain in head above the forehead. Pain was acute and faded away. Should I be worried.?

Sudden sharp pain in head above the forehead. Pain was acute and faded away. Should I be worried.?

No: These sudden sharp fleeting pains have been termed "ice pick headaches", and are most likely variants of migraine, and only rarely if always in same spot, consistent with neuralgia. Annoying problem, but usually quite benign. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp pain in head lasted about 4 seconds, now I feel lightheaded and am laying down any ideas?

Sudden sharp pain in head lasted about 4 seconds, now I feel lightheaded and am laying down any ideas?

Just eat ice cubes?: If you get many of these types of pains repetitively in a day then, you may have a type of headache known as "jabs and jolts."If this turns out to be a single episode then, it shall always remain a mystery unless you just had a furious argument with your significant other- then, hopefully they will get one as well! Remember the following address if they persist: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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What causes short sharp pain in head? It is accompanied with shoulder pain and neck pain

What causes short sharp pain in head? It is accompanied with shoulder pain and neck pain

Pinched nerve?: Could be many things, but short bursts of radiating pain including the neck and arm (shoulder) can indicate a pinched nerve. If the problem persists for 2 weeks or more see your doctor. ...Read more

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Weird sensation in head tightness crackling noise & sharp pain in head assaulted in 2011 with a brick mild concusion no serious damage what is this?

Weird sensation in head tightness crackling noise & sharp pain in head assaulted in 2011 with a brick mild concusion no serious damage what is this?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in head that comes and goes away. And constant feeling of pressure in my head. I have anxiety and I feel a little light headed at ti?

I have sharp pain in head that comes and goes away. And constant feeling of pressure in my head. I have anxiety and I feel a little light headed at ti?

Head pain: That comes and goes needs to be evaluated by your doctor. It MAY be from several things such as migraine headache, tension, or something more. Your anxiety is an additional factor. After seeing doc please see a clinical psychologist to learn some stress management. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have sharp pain in head an right arm is numb?

What does it mean when you have sharp pain in head an right arm is numb?

See details: There are several possible causes, some of which may be serious. Have this issue evaluated asap. If you have no doctor, go to the er. ...Read more

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Short lived, Sharp pain in head when I bend over, look up or down (moving head not eyes) almost feels like a migraine, but just lasts minutes?

Uncertain: It may be sinus issue. It could be a muscle issue of muscles around your neck. You can check this with your physicians ...Read more

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Blackened vision, dizzy, and sharp pain in head when sit up or stand up. BP 82/56. Some doctors say its ok others say go to neurologist?

Blackened vision, dizzy, and sharp pain in head when sit up or stand up. BP 82/56. Some doctors say its ok others say go to neurologist?

I'm biased: If somebody even thinks see a neurologist......you should probably see one of us. (And sooner than later) That BP is way too low. Need more information to say more (age, meds, conditions) Posterior circulation ischemia (dimming of vision and dizziness) can lead to a major brain stem stroke and death (or worse). ...Read more

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Sharp pain in head only. Last a couple secs nausea dizznies and spaced out neck pain tightness in back of headlightheadness shouks I go to er?

Migraines: The symptoms that you describe are likely a tension migraine. Going to the emergency room is not necessary unless symptoms worsen. Call your doctor in the morning to get an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Headache for 3 days, started dull now worse. One sided, pain in my right eye (pulling) sharp pain in right ear and behind. Sharp pain in head too.?

Headache for 3 days, started dull now worse. One sided, pain in my right eye (pulling) sharp pain in right ear and behind. Sharp pain in head too.?

Sounds like: A frontal sinus/middle ear infection (Upper Respiratory Infection or URI) Most of the time the "culprit" is a virus (most commonly the common cold RHINOVIRUS)
The headache and earache MAY indicate a bacterial "superinfection) thus a anti-biotic indicated.
Contact your PCP or Join Health Tap Prime for a Consultation!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Hi there, I am suffering from sharp pain in head just behind my left ear. It's been 10 days the pain comes & go. No pain in neck, shoulder, ear or jaw?

Hi there, I am suffering from sharp pain in head just behind my left ear. It's been 10 days the pain comes & go. No pain in neck, shoulder, ear or jaw?

Occipital bursitis: This is likely from where a tndon in your neck attaches to to base of your skull. Many doc recommend nsaids or cortisone injection to fix this issue. Sometimes sleep postion or repetitive motions exaserbate this problem. Seeing a doc to rule out ear infection and mastoiditis would be a good idea, however, your symptoms are not consistent with this. Heat pack might help as well ...Read more

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I am having sharp pain in head and ruptured blood vessel in my eye? This is 2nd time it has happened in 2 weeks.

I am having sharp pain in head and ruptured blood vessel in my eye? This is 2nd time it has happened in 2 weeks.

Subconjunctival heme: Your description sounds like eye dryness causing pain and the subconjunctival hemorrhages. Try artificial tears frequently and see if your symptoms improve. If recurrence or worsening, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in head neck pain like a tension headache sometimes earache and a numbness up from my nose to the top of my forhead. Any idea? I

Tension Type: The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the cervical muscles and other muscles pain as well as the pericranial muscles. The management of episodic and chronic TTH consists of psychological support, physical therapy and pharmacotherapies. Hope it helps ...Read more

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Really sharp pain on the right side of my head. Could it be something more to it than just a headache?

Really sharp pain on the right side of my head. Could it be something more to it than just a headache?

See below: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. ...Read more

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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, what's up? Serious?

Neuralgia: 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. ...Read more

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My mom has headaches and sharp pain her head what could that be?

See a doctor: Pains in the head which are debilitating are nothing to fool around with. Your mom should see a doctor, provide a detailed history and be examined. When she goes she should describe the type, location, frequency and other symptoms associated with the pain. Trust that working this out will make her feel better. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more