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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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Isolated pain in a single spot on the left side of my head. it is near the back of my head and the upper side of my left side. throbbing pain.

Isolated pain in a single spot on the left side of my head. it is near the back of my head and the upper side of my left side. throbbing pain.

Occipital neuralgia.: Irritation of the main nerve that runs from the back of the skull can cause occipital neuralgia. . It is suspected that tense muscles or ligaments may press against the nerve, causing irritation, inflammation and subsequent pain. Other causes may include viral infection, trauma to the neck or bad posture. ...Read more

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off & on sharp pains in my head on the right bottom on the back of my head and the top of my head on the right.bad stomach pains. blackouts.hot flash.

off & on sharp pains in my head on the right bottom on the back of my head and the top of my head on the right.bad stomach pains. blackouts.hot flash.

Neuralgia: Sharp pains in those areas of the head are consistent with neuralgia which is an irritable/inflamed superficial artery of the scalp and not within the brain itself. These tend to resolve without any specific treatment except Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil as needed. The other symptoms are unrelated and are nonspecific without other information. An examination by your physician is needed an proper referrals made ...Read more

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Been having dull pain right side of base of skull, shoots to the right side of the top of my head and right side behind my eye. ?

Been having dull pain right side of base of skull, shoots to the right side of the top of my head and right side behind my eye. ?

Pain: Hard to tell from your description but it sounds like a neck or cervical neuralgia or muscle spasm but if its persistent you should get it looked at. You can try warm compresses and ibuprofen as well. ...Read more

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I havw been having head pain and neck pain on the right side sometimes on the front of my head aswell?

I havw been having head pain and neck pain on the right side sometimes on the front of my head aswell?

Couple possibilities: 1-sided headache, esp if throbbing is often associated with 'migraines'. If this type of pain is new to you, though, consider sinus problems (causing 1-sided pain with referral to remainder of side of head and neck.)more commonly, cervicogenic causes, ie coming from neck muscle, upper rib, or vertebral dsyf tightens down muscles in neck, up side of head into face.Osteopathic manipulation can help. ...Read more

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I have throbbing pulsating pain on the back of my head on thr right side?

Pulsating pain: Pulsating pain is probably caused by blood flow in your carotid artery due to high blood pressure. See your doctor ASAP ...Read more

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I have discomfort on the right side of my neck. Headaches on the right side toward the temple. And tension in right eye.

I have discomfort on the right side of my neck. Headaches on the right side toward the temple. And tension in right eye.

Right head&neck pain: Please see your doctor. You MAY have some type of nerve/neurological condition. Your doc may refer you to a neurologist. It's worth the time and effort to figure this out because it will provide safety and peace of mind. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Have this horrible pain on the left side of my head only.

Left side Hemicrania: I would recommend that you go to see your primary care doctor about this issue, especially if the pain is persistent or worsening. There are several different potential causes of your headache, and your doctor can perform a thorough physical examination and help you figure out what might be going on. The fact that the pain is mostly on one side of the head would be most consistent with a migraine. Migraine, classically, is characterized by a pulsating pain that is localized to one side of the head. Chronic sinus congestion ...Read more

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I'm having back pain In the middle of my back on the left side it's really sharp pains?

Below: Difficult to answer as to the etiology of the pain without the advantage of a medical exam. There are many possibilities, many minor, some more serious. Guessing at the cause without an exam is not something that should be done. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?

I have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?

Need more info: Many things can cause burning sensation on the side of the head including scalp problems, pinched nerves and migraines. Serious problems inside the head can also cause this. If it was sudden, severe and causing nausea or vision problems , go to the ER NOW ...Read more

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Headaches in the back of my head on the right side over my ear?

Headaches in the back of my head on the right side over my ear?

More Info Needed: You need to see a doc who needs to get more history and physical examination before an accurate diagnosis can be made. If these headaches are new and severe you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Neck pain on left side. I also get a pinching feeling in the same side of head and the back of head starts burning?

Neck pain on left side. I also get a pinching feeling in the same side of head and the back of head starts burning?

May be pinched nerve: If the pain that you feel is worse with bending your neck to the side and slightly backwards, it may be a pinched nerve (radiculopathy). The symptoms usually radiate to the arm or shoulder under those circumstances. If your symptoms are slightly better in that same position, then it could be myofascial pain or spasm. These indicators are not absolute but should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain on right side of head from base of neck to right eye, pain on right side of throat. No pain on waking up. Ideas.

Occipital neuralgia : involves the greater and lesser occipital nerves located in the back of the scalp and can produce neck pain as well as headache. The most common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. This is treatable condition. Rec. see orofacial pain or pain management specialist. You can take Advil (ibuprofen) pm as needed. ...Read more

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Pain at the bottom of the back of my head on the right side. Plus pain in right temple and behind my right eye. What can it be?

Headache: Could be due to sinus pain or cerivical arthritis., the latter is true especially if you have had a an injury to your head or neck have this evaluated, possibly xrays. ...Read more

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Sharp pain like a line going from the top of my head on the right, to my eye, down the side of my nose. had the head pain first, mild dull pain?

Sharp pain like a line going from the top of my head on the right, to my eye, down the side of my nose. had the head pain first, mild dull pain?

Migraine: The character of pain described, may suggest migraine or ohter type of tension headache. The former is oftern accompanied by an "aura", a feeling that you are about to get headache, accompanied at times with nausea and photophobia. OTC NSAIDS oftern help, but consult with a PMD for an initial workup is warranted to rule out other medical condition. Good luck! ...Read more

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Terrible lower back pain on left side and pain to the left of top of buttock crack?

Terrible lower back pain on left side and pain to the left of top of buttock crack?

Sacroiliac pain: The location is suggestive of pain from the sacroiliac joint. It could also be a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine. Get evaluated by your doctor, and try ice and an antiinflammatory medication like ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on right side of head with tingling down the right side of my face. Feeling faint too.

Sharp pain on right side of head with tingling down the right side of my face. Feeling faint too.

Perhaps hypoglycemic: Did you have a good breakfast this morning? I know you're across the pond so perhaps by my standards the answer would be NO! LOL! Nevertheless, HYPO glycemia comes to mind only because of your symptom of feeling faint. The sharp pain could be from a slight tension type headache. Do you get headaches? How long did the head pain last? Has this happened before? Fill us in a bit more please. ...Read more

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