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Sharp pain on left side head above ear?

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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Sharp localised pain on left side of head above the ear ?

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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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.

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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Twitching on left side of head above ear?

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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Can sinus cause soreness not pain on side of head above ear and eye?

Can sinus cause soreness not pain on side of head above ear and eye?

Sinus symptoms: Sinus pressure may be a cause of discomfort over the eye, but not usually in the temple region. More common causes of that would be muscle contraction or nerve irritation; inflammation of an artery is another cause. IF symptoms persist, see your physician. ...Read more

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Moderate pain right side of head above ear made worse by movement. "headache" around right eye. Right inner ear pain. Could this all be sinus?

Moderate pain right side of head above ear made worse by movement. "headache" around right eye. Right inner ear pain. Could this all be sinus?

It could, but: But it also can be something else. You have had a ct scan of your chest. I imagine the doctor who ordered that knows a lot of your medical history. That person would be in a position to help answer your question more accurately. An ENT (ear nose throughout doctor would be ideal for sinus issues). ...Read more

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