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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
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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?

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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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Sharp pain on left side head above ear?

Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Sharp pain on left side head above ear?

Neuralgia: Such sharp,jabbing pains in that area are often due to neuralgia which is an irritable superficial nerve. This is more of a nuisance than anything serious and usually resolves without any specific treatment. However if symptoms persist or worsen, see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. David Jakubowicz
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Sharp localised pain on left side of head above the ear ?

Dr. David Jakubowicz
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Sharp localised pain on left side of head above the ear ?

Tmj: You likely have tmj. A way to tell is to open and close the jaw with a finger placed in the TMJ socket which is roughly the pocket created when one opens the mouth and places a finger directly in front of the ear canal right at the level of the sideburns. Softer foods, warm compresses and Motrin should help. Avoid gum chewing. Temporal arthritis is another possibility. ...Read more

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Dr. Navdeep Virk
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
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36 yrs, female. 24/7 dull pain, left side of head. Migraine 5/wk. Dizzy. Normal mri/cat. Normal thyroid. Crp 5.6. Low cholestrol. How to lower crp?

Dr. Navdeep Virk
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36 yrs, female. 24/7 dull pain, left side of head. Migraine 5/wk. Dizzy. Normal mri/cat. Normal thyroid. Crp 5.6. Low cholestrol. How to lower crp?

Dentist: It might be that your muscles are fatigued because of a bad bite you should seek a neuromuscular dentist and see if they can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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Pain under left rib,left side/back &left knee. severe headache, pain left side of head. switching on left side of face, chest pain.positve ecoli urine?

Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Pain under left rib,left side/back &left knee. severe headache, pain left side of head. switching on left side of face, chest pain.positve ecoli urine?

Fever?: If you have fever, I would be worried that your symptoms indicate urinary tract sepsis, a life threatening illness. An emergency dept visit would be reasonable. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Starts with severe pain left side of head/face and progresses to high bp140/90 shakes vomit ft numb stomach pain nausea double vision. No history. Why?

Dr. Richard Zimon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
54 years in practice
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Starts with severe pain left side of head/face and progresses to high bp140/90 shakes vomit ft numb stomach pain nausea double vision. No history. Why?

Sounds like: possible variant MIGRAINE.. cluster headches are one variety. TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA another The double vision/Gi symptoms are a bit "troublesome" At any rate ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a referral to a Neurologist who specializes in HEADACHES....There are multiple medications which deserve a trial however your co-existing medical issues eg Depression MUST be TAKEN into consideration! Z ...Read more

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
22 years in practice
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Chest pain left side,pain left shoulder and neck,tingling left side of head,dizzy,shaky,nausea?

Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
22 years in practice
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Chest pain left side,pain left shoulder and neck,tingling left side of  head,dizzy,shaky,nausea?

Time to see a doc: A variety of clinical scenarios may account for your symptoms. Left sided chest pain has to be addressed immediately in ruling out a heart attack. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Board Certified, Family Medicine
20 years in practice
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I feel shocks in my left side of head,above ear. Shock lasts for just 1-2 secs.Normally happens if i lift weight or apply any force on head.Pls help.

Dr. Susan Arnoult
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I feel shocks in my left side of head,above ear. Shock lasts for just 1-2 secs.Normally happens if i lift weight or apply any force on head.Pls help.

Irritated nerve: Shock like pains that come quickly and don't last long can be from an irritated nerve in the scalp. See your family doctor to determine if this is what's happening with you. ...Read more

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Board Certified, Neurology
53 years in practice
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Twitching on left side of head above ear?

Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Board Certified, Neurology
53 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Mazin Kizy
Board Certified, Dentistry
17 years in practice
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