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Having sharp short pains on my head, not like pins and needles when something "falls asleep" but like I just got poked with a small sewing needle.?

Having sharp short pains on my head, not like pins and needles when something "falls asleep" but like I just got poked with a small sewing needle.?

Need more info: I really need more information to answer this question. What location of your head does occur? Do you get any associated symptoms with the stabbing headaches? Blurry vision, double vision, fluid leakage from ears or nasal passages, headaches worsened in light, weakness of arms and /or legs, neck pain? Any history of closed head injury? First i would start with a brain mri. ...Read more

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I started getting short sharp pains in the back of the left side of my head. Lasts 5 seconds and is very painful. Should i see a doc? I get migraines.

I started getting short sharp pains in the back of the left side of my head. Lasts 5 seconds and is very painful. Should i see a doc? I get migraines.

Common with migraine: The symptom you describe is fairly common in people who suffer from migraines. Migraines are caused by overactive nerve pathways in the brain. Sometimes these pathways 'fire' and also cause shooting pain in the head. There are headache syndromes of sharp shooting pain without other symptoms. If it doesn't settle down in 1-2 days or you have weakness or double vision see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I often get sharp pains in my head that last no more than 10 seconds, i get short of breath walking up when walking up stairs or inclines, sometimes I get a pain in my chest as if something is pulling off my breast, also I when I try to stand up i start

Careful history need: There are plenty of connections between pains in the head and in the chest possible, or it could be unrelated events. You really need time to talk in more detail with a trained professional. I hope you can have access to that. ...Read more

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Im suffering with random pains all over my body, mainly legs, torso and hand and head. Sharp short pains usually at night. Also waking with numb hands?

Im suffering with random pains all over my body, mainly legs, torso and hand and head. Sharp short pains usually at night. Also waking with numb hands?

Fibromyalgia: Is a generalized systemic condition that is characterized by widespread aching or pain throughout the body. A feeling of numbness, tingling in the hands and feet is not uncommon. In addition to widespread pain of more than 3 months duration, current criteria for fm requires the presence of 11 out of 18 specifically defined tender points. Rec: see your pcp for further investigation. ...Read more

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Are these short sharp bursts of pain in my head something serious?

Could be....: Headache could be form of migraine, sinusitis, ear infection, brain tumor, stress-induced muscle tension, neuralgia, early herpes zoster (shingles), tooth pain, eye problem...The point being, it's complicated. See a doctor. Also, check my prior answers about headache. ...Read more

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What is a shooting pain described as? I had a sharp sudden and short pain on the back of my head. Is that what they feel like?

Radiating: Yes, shooting pain is often a short, sudden radiating pain. It is not a dull, aching , or cramping type sensation. Shootong pain can occur spontaneously, or with certain movements. This type pain is often associated with nerve irritation, but can occur with some large muscle groups. In the head , it can be nerve related , migrainous, referred from the muscles of the neck, or from the cervical spine. ...Read more

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I'm getting short, sharp, burning feelings on the left side of my head above my left ear..

I'm getting short, sharp, burning feelings on the left side of my head above my left ear..

Neuralgia: Sharp, stabbing, fleeting pains like that sound like neuralgia which is due to irritability or inflammation of superficial nerves in the scalp. This is not a serious problem and usually eventually clears without any specific treatment. See your Physician if symptoms persist or worsen or if sustained or frequent headaches occur. ...Read more