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Sharp Pain In Left Temple
Extreme sharp pain in left temple, last 30 sec-1min. Finger contractions. Itching all over no rash. Tingling left face and left head. Fatigue. Twitchi?
I've had a sharp pain on my left temple four times today. It comes very quickly, lasts about a minute or and goes away. It is very painful.
Facial pain: You're describing musculoskeletal pain of the temporalis muscle. This could be associated with a common headache, but more likely is associated with temporomandibular joint dysfunction. This can be caused by clenching the teeth, grinding the teeth during sleep. Other things to consider would be trigeminal neuralgia. See your doctor for evaluation. There are many treatments available. ...Read more
I've been having a sharp pain in my left temple that lasts under 5 seconds each time. It's painful and has been happening randomly the past 2-3 days?
At work went to turn left and felt sharp pain in my left temple kind of like a pop or sharp jabbing pain that lasted ten seconds, should I be worried?
Sharp pain in my left temple, this has never happened before, it only lasted for a couple minutes, I am 55 years old, is this a aneurysm?
Unlikely: Especially is u are 21 like you profile suggests. At 55 this is still unlikely but medical evaluation would be best if this is a repetitive problem. ...Read more
Last night I had sudden sharp pain on my left temple that would come and go. This morning my temple is sore/achy?
Hopefully it will: Go away by itself. If it persists beyond 2-3 days, you need to see a physician to rule out a condition called temporal arteritis. This is a potentially serious condition that could take away your eyesight. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
When I close my left eye I get a sharp pain in my left temple.....vision is normal pain is painfull?
Pain in temple: When closing one eye. Please see your eye doctor. It MAY have something to do w/the cranial nerves that control your eyes. Tell doc about any other symptoms such as double vision if you have it. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Should it be a concern when I look up, particularly with my left eye to have sharp pain in my left temple?
An eye doctor is: The person to see. Start w/your family doc who can make a referral if deemed necessary. That will give you peace of mind. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Stopped taking lexapro for five days, recently started back up. Since Sunday horrible headaches and sharp stabbing pain in left temple?
Why did you stop?: First of all should not just stop this medicine. You need your doctors guidance. Now you are back on apparently. Go see your doctor and get checked out ...Read more
My bf is 38. Has had sharp stabbing pain in left temple 3 dif. Times during exertion. Lasts <5min. Idiopathic stabbing headache? Migraine? Worse?
The benign primary exertional headache is experienced as a sharp pain for a short duration upon exertion. See an Orofacial Pain or headache specialist to eliminate structural or vascular cause. Indomethacin (25 to 150 mg) is the most
commonly used treatment for primary exertional headaches. ...Read more
Sudden sharp stabbing pain in left temple with discomfort going behind left eye and sometimes down to jaw. No other symptoms. Pain stays for awhile and then leaves. On going for about a week.
I'm getting sharp crippling pain in left temple, lasts 10s, then feel kind of head achy, light sensitivity, pressure and my brain feels exhausted. Help?
Icepick headache: Sounds like icepick headaches. You should see a neurologist for further evaluation and if it is indeed, icepick headaches, they can start you on treatment. ...Read more
Quick sharp pain almost shocklike in left temple when I turn my head to the right. Pinched nerve?
A sharp stabbing pain in left temple lasting less than 10 seconds, then pressure in the area for 3 hrs now. Arteries feel swollen/enlarged. Help?
I have sharp pain on my left temple area. It comes and goes repeatedly for a few secanything to make it feel better? I tried Advil (ibuprofen) but its not helping.
Evaluation needed: Sudden pains like you have still could be of multiple origins. You could have nerve being touched by the bone on the neck causing sudden muscle pains or nerve itself or vascular pains. It is difficult to make that decision here. Go have it evaluated, better for peace of mind. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes for a month One in front of left ear on jaw, other at bottom of jawline on neck. Sore throat, sharp ear pain, headache left temple?
Infectious: You have all the signs and symptoms of some infection, be it sinus, ear, throat, etc... get eval to properly diagnose your infection so you can get treated, best wishes. ...Read more
I have a reoccurring sharp headache pain on my left temple and nowhere else on my head. It doesn't happen everyday but when it does it lasts all day.?
Sharp brief stabbing pain near left temple. All day on and off. Also a bit in the right side. Worried about auerysm. What else could it be.
Aneurysms are only on one side, so typically you would not have pain on two sides. Also, pain from an aneurysm bleed is usually very severe and long lasting, frequently felt in the neck.
This sounds a bit more like a migraine, although a strange one. Don't rub or mess with the painful place. Try cold compresses. Take your acetaminophen according to package directions. Check with doctor also ...Read more
I have a sharp throbbing pain on my left temple and it comes very randomly and I'm not sure where it comes from but I also have a bad toothache?
Possibly related: If the toothache is in the same general area it could be related. Not difficult for a dentist to tell. Check with your dental provider asap. ...Read more
I get horrible headaches unlike the migraines that I have had in the past. I have been having these random headaches that are sharp stabbing pain in the left temple area accompanied by dizziness, fatigue and slurred speech. I am only 28 and strokes aren't
I have sharp pain on my left cheekbone and temple and eye its a tight throbbing pain could this be a tooth problem? I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) and it doesn't help
It could be an infected or fractured tooth, a sinus infection, or a symptom of TMJ dysfunction.
See your dentist for an examination and x-rays. If there are no dental issues, see your medical doctor or an ENT specialist. ...Read more
I have been having sharp pain in my right temple area for a few years now & am now having them in my left temple area as well. I am now having mild leg pain & tingling in both feet. Should I be concerned? Also, my previous doctor did nothing for another h
The best way to approach most doctors about new concerns is to set up an appointment to discuss only the new concern, not other chronic problems. This can be done by telling the schedule something like "i need to see dr. Smith for a new problem. The new problem is headache."
while waiting for the appointment, it is a good idea to think about the most accurate answers to questions the doctors is likely to ask. These questions include:
when did the problem start?
What happened around that time that could have caused the problem (injury, illness, medication changes).
What does the problem (such as pain) feel like? (for pain, answers could be things like throbbing, sharp, dull, constant, cold, burning, shooting.)
where is the problem?
What other things do you feel when you have the problem? (for example, numbness, tingling, weakness, nausea, blindess, neck pain, etc.)
does the problem happen all at once, or does it start gradually?
Does the problem happen all the time, once a day, several times a day, once a week...?
Does the problem happen at certain times of the day?
How long does the problem last?
What makes the problem worse?
What makes it better?
Most doctors would be able to quickly and efficiently respond to a patient who says:
"since I was 14, about 20 years now, I have had headaches that begin gradually, and are either right sided or left sided, and mostly on the front and in the back of my head. The pain feels like throbbing, and it gets severe. When I have the headache, I feel sick to my stomach and sometimes I throw up. Sometimes, even before the pain starts, I get a black spot in my vision. The headaches get worse when I do things like walk on the treadmill. I really just want to lie down in a dark, quiet room with a cold cloth on my forehead. I get these headaches about 4 times a month, and they last for 5 hours or more. Sometimes Excedrin helps, but most times the only thing that helps is going to bed."
most doctors would be very concerned if a colleague who heard the above story from a patient did not know the exact diagnosis, even before an examination.
At the appointment, it is a good idea to politely steer the direction of the appointment in the intended direction. An example could be "hello dr. Smith, I know I usually see you for my diabetes, fibromyalgia, and high blood pressure, but today I wanted to talk only about a new problem."
it seems to help most people if they think about going to the doctor in the same way they think about taking their car to the mechanic. ...Read more
I have had severe head pain, 2 past strokes right side. Today severe left temple pain then sharp severe right eye pain. Concerns?
Stroke: In a relatively young person associated with eye pain obviates a work up for arteritis / vasculitis if not already done. Disease activity can be checked with a simple test like a C Reactive Protein or Erythrocyte sedimentation rate. Treatment might require steroids. CT angiography or MR angiography is often part of the work up. Use of hydrazine for BP control requires absolute compliance. ...Read more
Sharp pain in my head temple area every 30 seconds like an earache but pain seems more in my head what can it be?
Need more info: Unable to tell without further history taking and a physical exam. ...Read more
If I was to walk n to a urgent care center with come n go pain either behind ears or in either side of temple area so far sharp pain what will they do?
Come and go pain:
Firstly I hope they will take a history and examine you. If you do not actually have any pain or symptoms there is little they can do.
Given that its " come and go pain" the best is to have this evaluated through your pmd. ...Read more