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Sharp stabbing pain left side of head above ear. It stings for a couple of seconds. Its been hapenning since this morning. And its random and my left eye seems to be under some stress since then?

Sharp stabbing pain left side of head above ear. It stings for a couple of seconds. Its been hapenning since this morning. And its random and my left eye seems to be under some stress since then?

SUNCT: Rare Short-lasting Unilateral Neuralgiform headache attacks with Conjunctival injection and Tearing. It is is a primary headache predominant in males and respond to indomethacin. See your PCP for evaluation if needed. ...Read more

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Constant achy/sharp pain back left/right side of head. Top of head also a bit tender and pressing it can recreate the pain. Pain relievers don't help?

Constant achy/sharp pain back left/right side of head. Top of head also a bit tender and pressing it can recreate the pain. Pain relievers don't help?

Get checked: I always check the cranial joints (TM joints, occiput, and frontal sinus at the sphenoid junction) and associated musculature for the presence of a toxin, pathogen or allergen as the cause for head pain. ...Read more

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Pushing myself up, had sharp pain on top right side of head. Now it's a constant dull ache and is on both sides. What could be wrong?

Pushing myself up, had sharp pain on top right side of head. Now it's a constant dull ache and is on both sides. What could be wrong?

Exertional headache: Sometimes a headache after physical exertion or orgasm is caused by a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Normally this kind of headache is very severe and does not improve with time. A subarachnoid hemorrhage is an emergency!

Such a condition is rare however. Most exertional headaches are situational and they improve with rest. How long has the headache bothered you? It sounds like its exertional. ...Read more

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Had on and off sharp pain for 2 days, pulsating, right side of head, doesn't feel like headache as it comes and goes within seconds, is it posture/nerves?

Had on and off sharp pain for 2 days, pulsating, right side of head, doesn't feel like headache as it comes and goes within seconds, is it posture/nerves?

Exam and history: Too vague a question without having a thorough history and an examination. Too many variables when attempting to determine the cause of a headache. Have you seen a doctor. You might also keep a pain diary and note how you feel throughout the day. ...Read more

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Sporadically I have a sharp pain right side of head and chest at the same time. Lasts anywhere 5-30 sec. My dr couldn't answer as to what causes it?

Sporadically I have a sharp pain right side of head and chest at the same time. Lasts anywhere 5-30 sec. My dr couldn't answer as to what causes it?

R/O Cardiac: There could be several causes for your symptoms but cardiac pain can radiate to the neck and face. You should have a complete medical eval. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on top of right side of head closer to the middle. Tender to touch. Also radiates through middle of head to the base of skull.

Neuralgia: This sounds like neuralgia which is an irritable superficial nerve in the scalp and usually clears without specific therapy. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen may help. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen, however. ...Read more

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Get sharp pain every 6 min. On right side of head lasts a few seconds?

Get sharp pain every 6 min. On right side of head lasts a few seconds?

Stabbing Headache: Two types of headaches cause sharp transient pain: PRIMARY STABBING HA (Ice Pick HA) and SHORT-LASTING UNILATERAL NEURALGIFORM HEADACHE. The first type can occur anywhere in the head. The second type always occurs in or around the eye or temple area, and is accompanied by one or more of the following: tearing, conjunctival injection, runny/stuffy nose, facial/forehead sweating/flushing, ear fullness. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on right side of head with tingling down the right side of my face. Feeling faint too.

Sharp pain on right side of head with tingling down the right side of my face. Feeling faint too.

Perhaps hypoglycemic: Did you have a good breakfast this morning? I know you're across the pond so perhaps by my standards the answer would be NO! LOL! Nevertheless, HYPO glycemia comes to mind only because of your symptom of feeling faint. The sharp pain could be from a slight tension type headache. Do you get headaches? How long did the head pain last? Has this happened before? Fill us in a bit more please. ...Read more

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Why do I have sharp pain in side of head?

Why do I have sharp pain in side of head?

Headaches: There are several reasons behind the occurrence of head pains ranging from genetics, muscle contractions, stress, sleep disorders, teeth grinding, trauma, and different medical illness. Consult your pcp or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Everytime I swallow I get this sharp pain on left side of head what could be causing it?

Everytime I swallow I get this sharp pain on left side of head what could be causing it?

Pain: You shoud check with your physician or ENT doctor to make sure you do not have mass in that location. ...Read more

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Sharp Pain on left side of head only last a few seconds then few minutes to hour its back. Pain come and goes. What could this be?

Sharp Pain on left side of head only last a few seconds then few minutes to hour its back. Pain come and goes. What could this be?

Several possible: Several neurological conditions can present this way including certain headache syndromes, trigeminal neuralgia, TIA, etc. See your doctor for further evaluation and treatment as indicated. ...Read more

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Have a sharp pain starting base of head on left side travels to top of left side of head. Tilting head back I can feel the surge go back down to neck.

Have a sharp pain starting base of head on left side travels to top of left side of head. Tilting head back I can feel the surge go back down to neck.

Irritation: Could be an irritation of the superficial nerve that comes out on the back of your scalp. Muscle spasm can sometimes cause this nerve to become pinched or irritated. Try NSAIDs and if it doesn't get better, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side of head near temple. Is this a migraine or headache?

Sharp pain on left side of head near temple. Is this a migraine or headache?

Possible migraine: Migraine like headache can be caused by a bone spur in the nose. A ct scan of the sinuses is indicated and if the spur is present a septoplasty to remove it is indicated. I provide relief to almost 90% of patients with this problem. Visit my website for more information at www. Kevinsmithmd. Com. ...Read more

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Don? T understand sharp pain on side of head?

Don? T understand sharp pain on side of head?

Headaches: You are not alone. The exact understanding of headaches isn't known to the medical community or rather to anybody. There are several reasons behind the occurrence of head pains ranging from genetics, muscle contractions, stress, sleep disorders, teeth grinding, trauma, and different medical illness. Consult your pcp or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left side of head near temple lasts for 30 seconds happens 2 or 3 times a day happened for a week now?

Sharp pain in left side of head near temple lasts for 30 seconds happens 2 or 3 times a day happened for a week now?

This area: You are "describing" sounds like it may be your temporal ARTERY and inflammation of that artery may be connected with some important medical conditions! JUST BECAUSE OF THE LOCATION, I suggest a HANDS ON examination by your PCP (Primary Care Provider) Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...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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Sharp pain lower left back side of head. It hurts when I move my head and it's going on 8 hours. I'm a 38 year old woman with no medical hx.

Sharp pain lower left back side of head. It hurts when I move my head and it's going on 8 hours. I'm a 38 year old woman with no medical hx.

Isolated pain with: Movement like you describe usually is from a strain of muscles or sprain of ligament or tendon. If the pain is localized (that is, doesn't travel down your arm) it's most likely a muscle strain. Gentle range of motion of the head and neck, Tylenol or Motrin, and a heating pad will help ease the symptoms while it heals up. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side of head, sometimes last for awhile. No other symptoms. On random places before, now it's on on left side. Not getting worse?

Sharp pain on left side of head, sometimes last for awhile. No other symptoms. On random places before, now it's on on left side. Not getting worse?

Doctor can evaluate: A doctor can evaluate headaches and offer treatment. Some medicines are "preventive", and others stop pain after a headache starts. Headaches are very common, and have many causes. Some are migraines and others are tension headaches. Emergencies include: having a "worst headache ever", a headache that gets worse and worse as the day goes on, a headache accompanied by other major symptoms, etc... ...Read more

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Sharp pain bottom at the back right hand side of head just above the neck, frequently when hit or I move too fast. Please help?

Very common: Poor posture leads to a muscle strain and back/neck pain. Most patients do not have a serious spinal problem. However if your pain accompanied by neurological deficiency (numbness, weakness) call a doctor. Moist heat, stretch exercises NSAID (otc) aleve (naproxen) and good mattress are very helpful. If concerned see pcp for further investigation. ...Read more

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9 yr old with popping feeling followed by sharp pain on the frontal section left side of head. Should I take her to urgent care or regular dr?

Depends: If the child is responding and behaving normally otherwise & is not drowsy &has a normal gait, not having these symptoms for too long then give him Tylenol (acetaminophen) &observe for a few hours. If he continues to get more severe headaches and some of the symptoms written above appear take him to urgent care right away. If the headache persists without the other symptoms) for long have him see his doctor. ...Read more

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Been having twitching, right side of head above ear, been noticing it everyday, cause for concern?

Been having twitching, right side of head above ear, been noticing it everyday, cause for concern?

No: This is something called a benign fasciculation (twitch). These are harmless though irritating and can be brought on by fatigue or anxiety, though more often than not, they occur spontaneously - "out of the blue". They generally come and go and can show up in various parts of the body, e.g. eyelid, thigh, calf. ...Read more

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I have had sinus issues for the past couple of days and a day ago started experiencing pinching sensations on right side of head above my ear.

Sinus: No sinus on the side of the head so there's a chance it may be bite or jaw related. The chewing muscles are in that area ...Read more

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Twitching on left side of head above ear?

Unimportant?: Muscle twitching in a limited area unlikely to be due to any major disorder at your age stress is the likeliest cause. ...Read more