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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

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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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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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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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When i cough, i get a sharp pain in the right side of my brain, the cough has been persistent for over 1 week. Had a bad sinus infection before then.

When i cough, i get a sharp pain in the right side of my brain, the cough has been persistent for over 1 week. Had a bad sinus infection before then.

Not really: You cannot have a pain in your brain because the brain is completely insensitive to pain. Sinuses are outside your skull; brain is inside. And there are no sinuses on the sides of your head. Whatever the pain is, it probably has nothing to do with either your brain or your sinuses. ...Read more

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I recently suffered from a sinus infection an a couple days ago i started having sharp pain on my left side under my breast and on upper rib cage?

Not related: There is no relationship between a sinus infection and breast or rib pain. Give it a couple of days and see your doctor if the pain persists. ...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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