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Sharp Stabbing Pain On Top Of Head
Ice pick headache: If you don't suffer from migraines or cluster headaches then this could be a type of paroxysmal headache called a "stabbing headache" another term used is "ice pick headache" and can occur as a separate entity or be part of a primary headache like migraine or cluster. Consult a neurologist to rule out secondary causes with MRI brain. If you want treatment, consider a trial of Indomethacin 75mg qd ...Read more
Sharp stabbing pain in top of head was on and off for 30min. Clean MRI a month ago. Ice pick headache? 12wks pregnant. Common in preg? Causes? Worry?
Pregnant ; Headache: Sounds like a cluster ha. These can be common in pregnancy, but avoid taking any "migraine" medications, because they might not be safe for you. If they keep returning, tell your obstetrician. Otherwise, it may be a random event. When in doubt about any symptom during pregnancy, however trivial, always consult your ob. That is what they're there for! ...Read more
Sharp stabbing pain at top right of head, BP at 130/80, period in 10 to 11 days. Had headaches last month around same time before period. Shld I wory?
Does a sharp stabbing pain on the top of the head of a 11 year old boy that has been having for about 2 months now indicate a possible brain tumor.
Unlikely: While certain brain tumors can cause headaches, they usually are not so focal. New, persistent headache can best be assessed by in-person medical follow-up with a pediatric neurologist who can perform a complete neurological exam and decide if a brain scan were needed or not, and prescribe appropriate treatments. ...Read more
Sore throat, fatigue, headaches, muscle ache, but especially sharp stabbing pain on right side of top of head when swallowing?
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
I have sharp stabbing pain in my right top butt cheek. I get them when sitting standing or lying down. What could it be and how do I stop them?
Sciatic nerve: It's sounds like what you are describing could be sciatic nerve pain, or sharp muscle spasm pains. If it's radiating down it points more to sciatica. If it stays local, probably muscular. Even if it's sciatic, the nerve passes btwn muscles and if they spasm they clamp down and can irritate the nerve. Go see a sports massage therapist or even an acupuncturist a few times to release the tension. ...Read more
Sharp stabbing pains from left jaw, upper arm, ribs, butt cheeks, thigh, outer leg & foot feels like it is bound, stabbing pain from top to bottom!!
These symptoms: Are highly unusual. They may indicate a systemic illness or severe metabolic abnormality. You need to be seen by a health care provider and examined as well as have blood testing. Don't wait, make an appointment today. ...Read more
My husband has a stabbing pain on top of his head. It doesn't happen all the time but when it does it last about 10 seconds.
See physician: It would be good to see a physician to make sure it is not something serious. There are too many things that is could be to provide options on this setting. ...Read more
Mild pain in left ear that gets worse with very quick shard stabbing pain on top/left/back side of head, along with extreme tenderness in the scalp?
Many causes: This could be an ear infection, mastoiditis, pinched nerve, shingles or other causes. You will need to see a doctor to determine what is causing this. If pain is severe or you have fever, stiff neck, vomiting, numbness or weakness, or other worrisome symptoms, see a doctor today. Good luck! ...Read more
Likely sinus related: The site of the pain will help narrow the possibilities. If in the area of the face or forehead, it is likely sinus related. If in the area of the ears, it may be tmj. Where do you have your pain? ...Read more
I get pains in my head quite often, in different areas but always feels the same. Like a sharp stabbing pain. What should I do?
I have a sharp stabbing pain in the back of my head on the right lower side. What could this be? Never had pain like this before
Family practice: Probably the muscle that attaches at the base of the scull is inflamed or strained. See your dr if it persists. ...Read more
Hello. I have been having this random, sharp, stabbing pain in my head whenever I get up to walk. When I am in a neutral state I feel fine.
Need more info.: TTYD or perhaps try HealthTap prime. The symptom, while very definable, requires more description (& a better understanding of ur medical history) to establish an accurate diagnosis. Possibilities cd include orthostasis - change in BP from pooling blood when standing - to occipital nerve entrapment (in the bk of neck). Where in the head? What have u tried? What probs run in ur family? Qs need ans ...Read more
Sharp stabbing pain in the right side of my head. Started last friday (1/18) out of nowhere. Changes in intensity, but does not stop. Any ideas?
More information: Need more specifics. Where exactly is the pain and is there tenderness to touch. Any other symptoms such a vision problems, hearing problems, fever, neck stiffness, recent sinus infections or ear infections, etc. You should see your doctor since this has continued now for over 10 days. ...Read more
Cold feeling in my head with electricity also stabbing pain in top of my head vertigo crawling feeling in head smelling things not actually there?
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?
I'm having a sharp and stabbing pain on the left side of my neck shooting up to my head with a burning sensation & a weird sensation throughout my head?
A quick visit to the nearest Emergency facility will take care of you. If things are not working out while in the Emergency facility you will be immediately referred to the hospital for management.
Hope all goes well. ...Read more
Related or not?: There are lots of possibilities here, all of which can be addressed by a physical exam and appropriate testing. Migraines for example can affect both head and gut ("intestinal migraine"). Please however don't contribute to your stomach upset by taking excessive nsaid's aimed at alleviating head ache. Get checked ASAP to rule out more esoteric pathology. ...Read more
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
I have had a quick, sharp, stabbing pain on the right side of my head above and behind my right ear all day. It woke me up this morning.?
Anytime pain wakes you from sleep it should not be ignored. Your pain sounds vascular in nature however the stabbing nature and waking you from sleep could suggest something more serious (aneurysm). How often does this happen?
See your primary care Doc ASAP. Stay away from Alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, until you are checked out by a physician. ...Read more
I get a sharp stabbing pain in my head that last for 10 secounds to a minute when I laugh hard or cough hard followed by a severe headache?
Suddenly get a sharp stabbing pain in right head just after hairline. It seems to last less than a minute then head feels sore after. What's wrong?
For the last 2 days every time I move my head lower then shoulder height I get a sharp pain at the base of my skull and when I stand up I get a headache. Once I have the headache and I drop my head to below shoulder height I get the stabbing pain and the
Worth a check: May need X-ray to check for instability in your neck area. ...Read more
I have a badheadache on top-right side of head that has a stabbing pain when touched in this one spot. No visibility good bp&no fatigue, dizziness?
How is skin: How is the skin over that one spot? Infection? ...Read more
On the left side of my head above my left ear, I get sharp stabbing pain then my eyes on the left goes burry?
ER/UC- now: Any unexplained head pain with associated visual changes, should be immediately evaluated. Do not ignore these symptoms. ...Read more
Other than tumor, aneurysm or ice pick head ache what can cause a stabbing pain on the top of the head on and off for 30min or so?
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