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I have a sharp pain in my temple and jawline?

I have a sharp pain in my temple and jawline?

TMJ: Most likely you have tmj, especially if pain is worse with talking or chewing, so try not to talk much, do not chew anything hard or rubbery. But you should see a doctor to make sure there is no other problems, like temporal arteriitis (very unusual in your age group, but still needs too be considered). ...Read more

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My left side of my temple now and then comes a minor sharp pain. It's been happening for a second day now. What is it from? You think tiredness?

Fatigue and stress: This can, for some, be a form of stress, tension headache. If it is not persistent, or associated with other symptoms such as vomiting, dizziness or focal neurological symptoms, then likely related to tension. ...Read more

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Last night I had sudden sharp pain on my left temple that would come and go. This morning my temple is sore/achy?

Hopefully it will: Go away by itself. If it persists beyond 2-3 days, you need to see a physician to rule out a condition called temporal arteritis. This is a potentially serious condition that could take away your eyesight. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...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 a sharp pain next to my temple when I walk down the stairs or just take a step that is too hard. I have no idea what is causing this.

I have a sharp pain next to my temple when I walk down the stairs or just take a step that is too hard. I have no idea what is causing this.

TMJ-Disorder: 26 y/o female says, I have a sharp pain next to y temple when I walk down the stairs or just take a step that is too hard. I have no idea what is causing this. Seems like one has a Misaligned Temporo-Mandibular- Joint (TMJ - Disorder). A Dentist or an Oral Facial Surgeon will help out. ...Read more

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If I was to walk n to a urgent care center with come n go pain either behind ears or in either side of temple area so far sharp pain what will they do?

If I was to walk n to a urgent care center with come n go pain either behind ears or in either side of temple area so far sharp pain what will they do?

Come and go pain: Firstly I hope they will take a history and examine you. If you do not actually have any pain or symptoms there is little they can do.
Given that its " come and go pain" the best is to have this evaluated through your pmd. ...Read more

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Just had sharp pain that went from my chest over through armpit then up to my ear to my temple then when I pressed on armpit got sharp pain again why

Can't say.: Sharp and brief pain that travels over a variety of anatomic regions is usually a referred type of pain and can be seen in all kinds of conditions and processes. If there is a lump in the armpit it may be worthwhile to see someone to make sure it is nothing abnormal. ...Read more

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I have been having sharp pain in my right temple area for a few years now & am now having them in my left temple area as well. I am now having mild leg pain & tingling in both feet. Should I be concerned? Also, my previous doctor did nothing for another h

The: The best way to approach most doctors about new concerns is to set up an appointment to discuss only the new concern, not other chronic problems. This can be done by telling the schedule something like "i need to see dr. Smith for a new problem. The new problem is headache."

while waiting for the appointment, it is a good idea to think about the most accurate answers to questions the doctors is likely to ask. These questions include:
when did the problem start?
What happened around that time that could have caused the problem (injury, illness, medication changes).
What does the problem (such as pain) feel like? (for pain, answers could be things like throbbing, sharp, dull, constant, cold, burning, shooting.)
where is the problem?
What other things do you feel when you have the problem? (for example, numbness, tingling, weakness, nausea, blindess, neck pain, etc.)
does the problem happen all at once, or does it start gradually?
Does the problem happen all the time, once a day, several times a day, once a week...?
Does the problem happen at certain times of the day?
How long does the problem last?
What makes the problem worse?
What makes it better?

Most doctors would be able to quickly and efficiently respond to a patient who says:

"since I was 14, about 20 years now, I have had headaches that begin gradually, and are either right sided or left sided, and mostly on the front and in the back of my head. The pain feels like throbbing, and it gets severe. When I have the headache, I feel sick to my stomach and sometimes I throw up. Sometimes, even before the pain starts, I get a black spot in my vision. The headaches get worse when I do things like walk on the treadmill. I really just want to lie down in a dark, quiet room with a cold cloth on my forehead. I get these headaches about 4 times a month, and they last for 5 hours or more. Sometimes Excedrin helps, but most times the only thing that helps is going to bed."

most doctors would be very concerned if a colleague who heard the above story from a patient did not know the exact diagnosis, even before an examination.

At the appointment, it is a good idea to politely steer the direction of the appointment in the intended direction. An example could be "hello dr. Smith, I know I usually see you for my diabetes, fibromyalgia, and high blood pressure, but today I wanted to talk only about a new problem."

it seems to help most people if they think about going to the doctor in the same way they think about taking their car to the mechanic. ...Read more

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I get sharp pain from my temple an jaw bone an also a sharp ear ache is it a ear infection?

Get ear examined: Sharp temple pain involving ear may be due to multiple causes, but infection in the ENT region needs to be rules out first. Tension and, Migraine Headaches along with high blood pressure could contribute to temple pain. Temple arteritis needs to be considered if common causes are ruled out and if still symptomatic. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on the right side of my head (temple) and the pain is getting worse but I've never had this pain before. What does it mean?

I have a sharp pain on the right side of my head (temple) and the pain is getting worse but I've never had this pain before. What does it mean?

How bad do u feel?: If it is the worst headache of your life then you need to report to the er. If it is relieved with tylenol (acetaminophen) or other over the counter medications then it can be watched. Causes of a headache range from the benign to life threatening. Any headache accompanied by numbness, weakness or visual disturbance requires an immediate evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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

Neuralgia: Could be occipital neuralgia of c2-c3 nerve root involvement. Check with your doctor

good luck. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u turn ur head and then it sends a sharp pain thru ur head?

What does it mean when u turn ur head and then it sends a sharp pain thru ur head?

Usually nothing: This is common and is usually due to pinched nerve. If the neck remains stiff, then muscle strain. Each of these is common and does not portend serious disease or structural problems. ...Read more

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What it mean when having headaches with sharp pain starting from back of head to right timple?

What it mean when having headaches with sharp pain starting from back of head to right timple?

Headache: There are many different types of headaches and it is sometimes difficult to properly diagnose these. Have you started any new medicines or do you have any associated symptoms?

If you are having a new unremitting headache speak to a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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When I move my right arm up I get a sharp pain at the top of my neck/head on the left side, what does this mean?

When I move my right arm up I get a sharp pain at the top of my neck/head on the left side, what does this mean?

Cervical disc: You may have a cervical disc problem. Pain in the neck and associate arm pain or pain with movement may very well indicate a significant problem with your cervical spine. It could be other things but I would see my pcp or orthopedist or neurologist and get an evaluation. You many need imaging and other testing. I would not delay this evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have a sharp pain in my head and my jaw started shaking right after the sharp pain for about 2 hours?

What does it mean when I have a sharp pain in my head and my jaw started shaking right after the sharp pain for about 2 hours?

Could be many things: The pains can be caused by a number of things. Please see your family md to have a thorough examination. The pains in the head can be caused by neck issues, tmj/jaw issues, headaches, dental issues, stress, etc. ...Read more

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I'm 33 weeks peregnant. I have dr appoint. In 2 days. I get sharp pain like electric or nife down there my vegina since last weekdoes this mean the head is engaged. My baby does move but much less than b4?

I'm 33 weeks peregnant. I have dr appoint. In 2 days. I get sharp pain like electric or nife down there my vegina since last weekdoes this mean the head is engaged. My baby does move but much less than b4?

Pregnancy pain: What you describe is commonly associated with pressure or irritation of pelvic nerves, resulting in episodic electric shock-like sensations in the vagina. Not to worry unless you are experiencing contractions. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have sharp pain in head an right arm is numb?

What does it mean when you have sharp pain in head an right arm is numb?

See details: There are several possible causes, some of which may be serious. Have this issue evaluated asap. If you have no doctor, go to the er. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in temple three days in a row.?

What causes sharp pain in temple three days in a row.?

Hard to say: One sided localized pain could be caused by several different possibilities
eye strain arthritis if it is still an issue see your doctor quickly. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in r temple. Lasts 5sec. Happening every couple min. So painful and comes out of no where?

ParoxysmalHemicrania: Episodic paroxysmal hemicrania is trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia. Headache is characterized by frequent (10 to 20) brief, intense unilateral head pain attacks daily. The intensity of the headache is described as moderate to severe with a throbbing, boring or stabbing quality.
Rec.: see headache or orofacial pain specialist for investigation. ...Read more

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Sharp pain that is about a couple seconds long left side of face near temple help for a couple weeks now 33 healthy f

Sharp pain that is about a couple seconds long left side of face near temple help for a couple weeks now 33 healthy f

? TMJ: You need a good evaluation, but TMJ can manifest as pain near temple, ear, or radiating to temple or jaw. Stop gum chewing, assess your current stressors, consider dental evaluation in addition to medical evaluation. Soft diet and warm packs can help along with nsaids.

Pay attention to clenching! ...Read more

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Accidentally poked both temples two week apart pain pretty much gone sometimes get sharp pain lasts seconds in temple, been squintung hard a lot, why?

Temple pain: If you poked yourself, you may have explanation for the pain. If you are squinting, then maybe you are doing this in attempt to relieve the pain? However, if you are having vision problems, see an MD. ...Read more