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Sharp pain in lower left side on back of head while having an orgasm recently I have been experiencing a sharp, throbbing pain in the back of my head (lower left side...Below the back of my left ear). This only occurs during an orgasm, and goes away when

Sharp pain in lower left side on back of head while having an orgasm recently I have been experiencing a sharp, throbbing pain in the back of my head (lower left side...Below the back of my left ear). This only occurs during an orgasm, and goes away when

There: There is such a thing as a "coital headache", that occurs during orgasm. That said, the most reasonable thing, with any new headache or change in headache patterns, is to see your physician to rule out any serious cause of headaches. Coital headache can be treated safely with medications. ...Read more

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I havev deep burn/sharp sting on left side of chest for a month. At times sharp pain shoots into left arm and jaw aches gets better with exercise 27 M?

I havev deep burn/sharp sting on left side of chest for a month. At times sharp pain shoots into left arm and jaw aches gets better with exercise 27 M?

Eval: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more

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For years I keep getting a sharp pain in the left side of my head. Any ideas on what could be the problem?

For years I keep getting a sharp pain in the left side of my head. Any ideas on what could be the problem?

Head pain: Without more history and an examination it is impossible to diagnose you. What makes the pain better? Worse? How often? Always the same spot?

I would suggest making an appointment with a neurologist or headache specialist. ...Read more

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When I swallow, I get a sharp pain in the left side of my head and then it fades. It came on suddenly and typical headache meds don't help..

When I swallow, I get a sharp pain in the left side of my head and then it fades. It came on suddenly and typical headache meds don't help..

Muscular Issue: From the symptoms you are describing this is a muscular issues. Many muscles involved in coordinating and allowing swallowing to occur. Best bet is to see ENT specialist for evaluation. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

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I have been suffering from a sharp pain in the left side of my head and around my left eye especially on sunny days. Is this due to migrane?

I have been suffering from a sharp pain in the left side of my head and around my left eye especially on sunny days. Is this due to migrane?

See eye doctor: It may also be iritis, which is inflammation in the eye which causes an ache and light sensitivity. See an eye doctor to rule out the eye as a source of the pain or as a trigger. ...Read more

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Random sharp pain in the left side of neck shooting up to my head?

Random sharp pain in the left side of neck shooting up to my head?

Random neck pain: Pain and aches have many different sources - without a complete history and examination you will not get to the bottom of this - don't seek online answer, try to get to a competent provider for further care. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain on the left side of my head whenever I sneeze. What do you think this could be exactly?

I get a sharp pain on the left side of my head whenever I sneeze. What do you think this could be exactly?

Sneezing headache: Whenever you sneeze, the pressure inside the head goes up. Theoretically, something is being stretched to cause your pain. Try using an antihistamine. This will often lessen sneezing. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in my top left side of my head. Any ideas?

Migraine?: Difficult to get a differential based on above symptoms. Do you have high blood pressure? Change in vision? What time of the day your headache/pain is worse? ...Read more

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I am experiencing sharp pain at top left side of my head when I am masturbating.

I am experiencing sharp pain at top left side of my head when I am masturbating.

Muscle tension: Most like muscle tension - but could be tendon, ligament or pulled nerve. you can discuss with your physician ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on the left side of my head (only when I cough) and I have the worst case of hypertension?

I have a sharp pain on the left side of my head (only when I cough) and I have the worst case of hypertension?

Does not sound good: Chronic hypertension increases risks for heart attack and stroke via atherosclerosis which damages the vessel wall and possibily cause anerysm--see pic here. When we get sick--bad cold, sinus/ear infection can cause headaches, especially with coughing. But you mentioned nothing else and so I am a bit concerned. I would take some cough meds, consult doc for eval as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Yesterday, I got a sudden sharp pain on the left side of my head, then a hot flash. Now a dull pain comes and goes. Sometimes worse when laying down.

Needs to be checked: You can take over the counter pain meds but if the pain persists you need to be checked by your doctor. The type of pain in the head can be due to many causes and if the pain persists you have to find the cause. You may have tension headache, migraine, vascular headache, headache related to other medical conditions, or headache following head trauma.So if it does not go away or keeps recurring see md. ...Read more

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Sharp pain an stinging feeling in the lower left side of my head that started two days ago I am only 19 years old what could this be no trauma recent?

Sharp pain an stinging feeling in the lower left side of my head that started two days ago I am only 19 years old what could this be no trauma recent?

Too vague: One sided pain makes you think of migraine. That pain is frequently pulsatile in nature, also frequently associated with GI upset of some sort. You are a teenager which also goes with migraine. You have to give more info. ...Read more

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Get a quick sharp pain on left side of my head?

Get a quick sharp pain on left side of my head?

Neuralgia: Sharp, fleeting pains in the head area are characteristic of neuralgia which is an irritability of a superficial nerve in the scalp. This is more of a nuisance rather than anything serious and has nothing to do with brain problems. Neuralgia usually resolves on its own. Sometimes Tylenol or Advil helps. Consult your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain that comes an go on the left side of my head...

I have a sharp pain that comes an go on the left side of my head...

Head pain: A sharp pain on the left side of the head that is intermittent in a 34 could likely be related to a cervical disc problem or compressed nerve in the upper part of of neck. Other things could do this including a muscle spasm - TMJ can sometimes affect the temporal area. Please see your doctor for this if it persists. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on the top left side of my head that goes away and comes back through out the day what is it?

Sharp pain on the top left side of my head that goes away and comes back through out the day what is it?

Muscle spasm: Should be evaluated to rule out infection or intracranial disease but most likely muscle spasm due to bruxing. ...Read more

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I've had a sharp pain in left side of my head near eye that is painful but goes away after a few minutes, what is this?

I've had a sharp pain in left side of my head near eye that is painful but goes away after a few minutes, what is this?

Many causes: If it's recurrent, then should have it checked out by your physician since pain near the eye can be referred from many sources. ...Read more

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I have hypertension badd! For the last 3days I have had this sharp pain on the left side of my head (deep behind my temple) it only when I cough.?

I have hypertension badd! For the last 3days I have had this sharp pain on the left side of my head (deep behind my temple) it only when I cough.?

Likely muscular, BUT: Even though the likelihood is low this is an issue other than muscular, if the headache persists tomorrow you should see your doctor for a check up. If the headache worsens tonight head to the er. ...Read more

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I have begun to have intensifying sharp pain on the left side of my head just above the ear followed by a tingling numbness in the tender area and lef?

I have begun to have intensifying sharp pain on the left side of my head just above the ear followed by a tingling numbness in the tender area and lef?

Get it checked out: There are a few things that could cause this type of symptom. Arteries can get inflamed, (arteritis) which would cause the pain, you could be wearing glasses or a hat too long which may cause the numbness. Either way it's probably safest to have someone check it out - especially with the intensifying pain. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a sharp pain behind my left eye and the top, front, left side of my head felt all tingly as if it was a sleep.?

I woke up this morning with a sharp pain behind my left eye and the top, front, left side of my head felt all tingly as if it was a sleep.?

Pain and tingling ey: MeK173 ~have you have your BP checked lately. If not this is a good excuse to go in for a check. This may be nothing, but if the pain persists I would see a Dr because this could be raised, blood pressure, simple migraine, eye infection, or early herpes zoster CrVdiv1, which can involve eye. If the HA is gone, watchful waiting but have the BP checked. Thanks ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?

I have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?

Need more info: Many things can cause burning sensation on the side of the head including scalp problems, pinched nerves and migraines. Serious problems inside the head can also cause this. If it was sudden, severe and causing nausea or vision problems, go to the ER NOW ...Read more

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Intense pinched nerve style pain on the left side of my head, radiating into my eye and down my neck. What could this be? Burning, sharp pain

Intense pinched nerve style pain on the left side of my head, radiating into my eye and down my neck. What could this be? Burning, sharp pain

Varies: There are a number of possibilities including things like shingles, triennial neuralgia, temporal arteritis. I would not hesitate to be seen. Early diagnosis and treatment can be the key in some of the conditions to limit intensity and duration of the condition. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain on left side of my head at the back of my ear when this happens my left side jaw and neck seem to lock the pain can last for hours?

Diagnosis: Unfortunately we can't diagnose the cause of your symptoms over the internet. I recommend that you see your local dentist, preferably one trained and experienced in also recognizing signs and symptoms of TMD/TMJ syndrome. Based upon his/her exam you may have to be evaluated by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Hi. Could sore gums around my wisdom teeth and a sore jaw cause a sharp pain in the back left side of my head?

Head pain: Sharp head pains in the back of your head are unlikely to be directly caused by those dental problems. They are more likely to be neuralgia which is an irritable/mildly inflamed superficial nerve in the scalp (occipital neuralgia). This tends to resolve without any treatment. More sustained pain can be due to a pinched occipital nerve where it emanates from the neck vertebra from a spur or disc ...Read more

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Why when I walk and exercise every day some time when I get in the house I get a very sharp pain in the side of my head?

Why when I walk and exercise every day some time when I get in the house I get a very sharp pain in the side of my head?

Don't know: I don't know, but I would check the cranial joints (TM joints, occiput, frontal sinus at the sphenoid junction), the ears, and associated musculature for the presence of a toxin, pathogen, or allergen. ...Read more

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For four days I've woken up with sharp pain and numbness on the back right side of my head. One day I even had numbness on one of my left fingers?

For four days I've woken up with sharp pain and numbness on the back right side of my head. One day I even had numbness on one of my left fingers?

Get checked: The back of the head on the right and the left hand are not innervated by the same nerve, so it is unlikely that you have a pinched nerve. You should see a neurologist. Migraines can occasionally cause sensory symptoms such as hand numbness. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain in right side of my head every so often during the day its not unbearable but only lasts between 2-5 seconds what is this?

I get a sharp pain in right side of my head every so often during the day its not unbearable but only lasts between 2-5 seconds what is this?

Who knows?: This is probably an atypical headache. There are a lot of things the human body does which are a mystery. Even being a doctor I frequently get symptoms or pain which I can't explain. Many times, even after extensive testing sources of pain, especially in the head and abdomen are never found. ...Read more