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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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I am experiencing a sharp stabbing pain on the left side of my head and behind my eye that last for a few seconds and then goes away. What should I do?

Left side head pain: One sided head pain behind one's eye could be migraine. But you should see a physician and get a medical diagnosis as it could be a medical condition that requires treatment or further diagnostic evaluation. If it is migraine, stress management therapy, biofeedback and/or medication are treatment possibilities. ...Read more

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Since yesterday I've been getting this sharp stabbing pain to the left side of my head that turned into a real bad headache what would be wrong with m?

Since yesterday I've been getting this sharp stabbing pain to the left side of my head that turned into a real bad headache what would be wrong with m?

Find the cause: The cause of headache needs to be found and treated accordingly. It sounds like migraine but see your doctor for an evaluation or go to an acute care facility for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Sharp and sudden pain on the left side of my head, above my ears, where I can feel my pulse. Lasts for 5-10 seconds?

Sharp and sudden pain on the left side of my head, above my ears, where I can feel my pulse. Lasts for 5-10 seconds?

Headache!: The temporal artery is normally felt where you're noticing the pulse - that's okay. The headache is likely either muscle contraction pain ("tension headache") or (if it's lasting longer, especially with sensitivity to light and nausea) a migraine. ...Read more

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Since I woke up I've had a sharp throbbing pain only on the left side of my head when I move around or stand up. I don't feel ill at all, what is this?

Hard to say: The causes of a new headache are large in number and range from tension headache migraine to more serious problems. A common cause of a headache on awakening is sleep apnea, especially in those who snore and are obese. New severe headaches generally require medical evaluation so people with this issue should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain on the top left side of my head, numbness in left side of my face, what can it be?

Sharp stabbing pain on the top left side of my head, numbness in left side of my face, what can it be?

Emergency! Go to ER: Please all 911. Sudden facial numbness might be an evolving stroke. Immediately call 911. Do you have other risk factors besides diabetes for stroke such as elevated bold pressure? This could be an emergency. Seek urgent medical attention. Call family/friends to seek help as well. ...Read more

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Hello. I have been having a sharp throbbing pain through out the left side of my head, neck, ear & jaw. It's prohibits me from daily activities?

Hello. I have been having a sharp throbbing pain through out the left side of my head, neck, ear & jaw. It's prohibits me from daily activities?

Oh my!: Headaches that extensive are not in the common descriptions for tension, migraine, sinus or vision headaches. Sounds like you need a full evaluation for this ...Read more

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I experience a sharp almost headache like pain covering the left side of my head when I move my head a certain way. Do I need to see a doctor?

I experience a sharp almost headache like pain covering the left side of my head when I move my head a certain way. Do I need to see a doctor?

Depends: Depends on how long it has been going on, whether other head/neck/arm symptoms, and whether it is getting worse. Likely due to a pinched nerve in the neck that gets irritated with certain neck movements. At your age, usually not arthritic. Physical therapy or chiropractic could help, but wise to be checked out first before trying anything other than some gentle neck stretching exercises. ...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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What could be causing the sharp pain on the left side of my neck that is not allowing me to turn me head left or right?

What could be causing the sharp pain on the left side of my neck that is not allowing me to turn me head left or right?

Maybe Torticollis?: This condition can have many causes, and sometimes no known cause at all. Some diseases, some medications, some trauma or strain all are possibly causes. And sometimes it just happens. Depending on how much acute pain you are in will determine if you need to be seen promptly ...Read more

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Hello, I was laying down and moved my head to the right and heard a loud pop. Immediately after I felt a sharp pain on the left side of my neck, I am having difficulty moving now.

You strained a: Muscle in your neck. It probably hurt when you changed position suddenly. Or you popped a vertebral disc, but that is very unusual unless you have had significant trauma to the neck in the past. Either way if it doesn't get better with ibuprofen and some massage, and if it primarily hurts right in the middle of the neck spine, then you need to go get some MRI at the ER. ...Read more