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Quick sharp pain almost shocklike in left temple when i turn my head to the right. Pinched nerve?

Quick sharp pain almost shocklike in left temple when i turn my head to the right. Pinched nerve?

Possibly: But whether it's a pinched nerve or something else - there's not much you can do until you are examined and Dx'd. So, that's the 1st step. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What could short lasting sharp pain in left temple be from?

Get it checked: It is likely something benign that will just go away, but it could be something more serious. See a specialist you made need to get a biopsy of the vessel in the temple and take some steroids. If ignored it could lead to blindness. ...Read more

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Why would your left temple have sharp pain?

Why would your left temple have sharp pain?

Temple: May be a sign of grinding or clenching, inflammation of an artery or a migraine. See your dentist first ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

TMJ?: Does this pain occur usually when you are chewing or clenching your jaw? If so, you need to check with your dentist especially if you grind your teeth at night. Are you under more stress which may cause more teeth clenching? ...Read more

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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?

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?

Inflammation?: Do you have any visual disturbances ? Is there tenderness on the left temple? What kind of work you do? Check this and let me know if you have any questions. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000448.htm ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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When i close my left eye i get a sharp pain in my left temple.....vision is normal pain is painfull?

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

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Should it be a concern when I look up, particularly with my left eye to have sharp pain in my left temple?

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

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Had sharp stabbing pain left temple earlier lasted 20 mins , tonight i was just relaxing had a sudden sharp pain left side of chest out of knowhere?

May be a fluke: or the chest pain if recurrent will need attention. Go to the closest healthcare provider and request examination. You may be surprised that it can lead to some reassurance, or some real pathology. ...Read more

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I have had severe head pain, 2 past strokes right side. Today severe left temple pain then sharp severe right eye pain. Concerns ?

I have had severe head pain, 2 past strokes right side. Today severe left temple pain then sharp severe right eye pain.  Concerns
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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

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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 : 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

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For the past year, i've been having pain on left side of my head. Recently, i've also been having left temple pain and behind left eye. Any thoughts?

For the past year, i've been having pain on left side of my head. Recently, i've also been having left temple pain and behind left eye. Any thoughts?

Headache; sinusitis: Head pain with pain behind the eye can be due to a few things. By far the most common is a change in the blood flow to that area in the form of a migraine or headache. Since sinuses surround the eye, it could also be sinusitis. Rarely a mass (benign/not cancer; malignant/cancer) can cause such symptoms. Your md will be able to examine for other signs and may suggest a scan if needed. ...Read more

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