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Sharp pain on top left of my head along with a lump. Pain comes and goes every so often. The pain is only present no more than 2 minutes.?

Sharp pain on top left of my head along with a lump. Pain comes and goes every so often. The pain is only present no more than 2 minutes.?

Less worrisome: If the pain is intermittent. The lump could be a variety of things, but may require an exam to determine for sure what it is. Have your doctor take a look.

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Have a sharp pain on top of jaw near cheek and ear. Is this something of a concern. The pain is never constant but comes and goes. Help needed?

Have a sharp pain on top of jaw near cheek and ear. Is this something of a concern. The pain is never constant but comes and goes. Help needed?

TMJ: This sound like you may have inflammation in your temporomandibular joint. This can sometimes be hard to treat. It is usually caused by grinding your teeth at night. See your Dentist for treatment.

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Could sharp pain in top of head and lihgtheadedness be caused from allergies?

Could sharp pain in top of head and lihgtheadedness be caused from allergies?

Possible cause: Allergies can cause persistent nasal congestion/blockage of sinuses and thus can cause sinus infection. Sphenoid sinusitis, not as common as maxilary/frontal/ethmoid sinusitis, but can result from poorly controlled allergies resulting headache/pain to top of head, and may cause some dizziness at times etc. So it is possible. I would consult to have an eval to make sure. Good luck.

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I have had  migraines for years  now I have this  sharp pain on the right side of my head that comes and goes  and when this happens I feel  tired.?

I have had  migraines for years  now I have this  sharp pain on the right side of my head that comes and goes  and when this happens I feel  tired.?

Get Checked: Whenever character of migraine headache changes need to find a different cause of new headaches. See your pcp who can decide need for new imaging studies and other diagnostic studies.

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For a while now ive been getting this sharp pain in my neck and head that comes and goes. Could it be a pinched nerve or aneurysm?

For a while now ive been getting this sharp pain in my neck and head that comes and goes. Could it be a pinched nerve or aneurysm?

The potential: Diagnoses for this symptom are quite extensive and include pinched nerve or aneurysm. You should see a health care professional for a thorough review of the historical information and a physical exam along with additional testing to determine the correct diagnosis and treatment.

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I have sharp pain in head that comes and goes away. And constant feeling of pressure in my head. I have anxiety and I feel a little light headed at ti?

I have sharp pain in head that comes and goes away. And constant feeling of pressure in my head. I have anxiety and I feel a little light headed at ti?

Head pain: That comes and goes needs to be evaluated by your doctor. It MAY be from several things such as migraine headache, tension, or something more. Your anxiety is an additional factor. After seeing doc please see a clinical psychologist to learn some stress management. Peace and good health.

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Felt sick the last week (light-headed, chills, sweating) but the only remaining symptom is sharp pain in top back side of left shoulder when I breath.

Felt sick the last week (light-headed, chills, sweating) but the only remaining symptom is sharp pain in top back side of left shoulder when I breath.

Pleurisy: You may have or have recovered from pneumonia. This pain is from the lining of the lung and means something is still there. If it keeps up, or you have cough or fever, you should get an X-ray to be sure.

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I woke up with a sharp pain that comes and goes on the lower right side of my head?

Temporal arteritis: Need to determine if along with pain on rt side also has headache. May need temporal artery biopsy.

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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.

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I've been getting sharp pain in the back of my right side of my head for at least 1-2 months now. Comes and goes last like 4-5min.?

I've been getting sharp pain in the back of my right side of my head for at least 1-2 months now. Comes and goes last like 4-5min.?

Occipital neuralgia?: Recurrent sharp pain in the back of the head is often due to Occipital Neuralgia, possibly due to compression of a branch of the nerve but the exact cause is unknown. It often responds to an injection of a mixture of an anesthetic agent and a corticosteroid medication.

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I get sharp pain in the back of my head more on right side. It comes and goes. Also my neck is sometime stiff and can't move in any direction. Thank you?

I get sharp pain in the back of my head more on right side. It comes and goes. Also my neck is sometime stiff and can't move in any direction. Thank you?

Occipital neuralgia: Hi Amila, You may have an irritation of one of your occipital nerves. These nerves are formed from upper nerve roots of the cervical spine, and they course through a couple of layers of neck musculature to innervate your scalp. You may have some tight neck muscles compressing this nerve intermittently. Try icing your neck, physical therapy, or see a dr for an occipital nerve block procedure.

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I had sharp pain on top my head, when I move just right. Then my neck feel like going spasm. What does this soumd like?

I had sharp pain on top my head, when I move just right. Then my neck feel like going spasm. What does this soumd like?

Neck pain: Neck pain when turning to the right that radiates to the top of the head and is associated with muscle spasms could be a pinched nerve in the cervical spine. Sometimes complications from a root canal can mimic a pinched nerve in the neck. See your dentist to ensure there are no complications related to the recent procedure before seeking a spine specialist.

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I have a sharp pain in the right side of my head that hurts. It comes and goes and feels like a little pressure on both sides of my temples.

I have a sharp pain in the right side of my head that hurts. It comes and goes and feels like a little pressure on both sides of my temples.

? neuralgia: This could be neuralgia which comes from a scalp nerve that is irritable and is more of a nuisance than a serious disorder. I recommend that you get examined by your pcp however if the symptoms persist.

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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.

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What does it mean when you have a sharp pain in the top of your head?

What does it mean when you have a sharp pain in the top of your head?

Neuralgia: If the Sharp pain is shooting or fleeting, it is consistent with neuralgia which is a harmless irritability or slight inflammation of a superficial nerve in the scalp but not within the brain. Neuralgia usually resolves on its own after a few days, but if symptoms persist get examined by your physician or a neurologist.

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I sometimes have a sharp pain on top of my head as if I was pricked with a needed or pin?

I sometimes have a sharp pain on top of my head as if I was pricked with a needed or pin?

How often?: Nerve endings in the scalp be hypersensitive for mechanical reasons. Bands or hats can put pressure onto superficial nerves that will fire out of turn at random times as a result of facial/scalp muscle tone. Bright sunlight wrinkles forehead and may trigger sharp pain atop head. The opthalmic division of trigeminal nerve refers pain to this region. If ocurring, daily see a neurologist.

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I'm having a little pain on top of my head. Feels like a little sharp pain when it rubs up against anything. Need I see a Dr?

I'm having a little pain on top of my head. Feels like a little sharp pain when it rubs up against anything. Need I see a Dr?

Yes see doctor: Any kind of head should not be taken lightly. While most likely not serious it warrants an exam by a doctor

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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?

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When yawning I have a sharp pain at the top of my back and head?

Myofascial pain: Myofascial pain, often referred to as myofascial pain syndrome, is a regional muscle disorder that is a common cause of headaches and persistent pain in the face and neck. Mfp is characterized by the presence of one or more hyperirritable sites within the muscle known as myofascial trigger points. Rec: see orofacial pain specialist for comprehensive exam and pain management.

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I get a sharp pain on the top off my head when I cough, what could this be?

I get a sharp pain on the top off my head when I cough, what could this be?

Coughing: Can cause the head to hurt, especially if one has been coughing for days. If this persists, you must see a doctor to treat your cough and to make sure there is nothing more serious going on.