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Sharp stabbing pain in top of head feels like something piercing skin and moving?

Sharp stabbing pain in top of head feels like something piercing skin and moving?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Sore throat, fatigue, headaches, muscle ache, but especially sharp stabbing pain on right side of top of head when swallowing?

Sore throat, fatigue, headaches, muscle ache, but especially sharp stabbing pain on right side of top of head when swallowing?

Ear infection: Head pain on swallowing is usually secondary to having an otitis media ear infection. Your other signs all could be from this. See your family md. ...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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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?

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

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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!!

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

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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.

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

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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

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Don? T understand why sharp stabbing pain in the head?

Don? T understand why sharp stabbing pain in the head?

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

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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 get pains in my head quite often, in different areas but always feels the same. Like a sharp stabbing pain. What should I do?

See a Neurologist: It is important for you to have a thorough evaluation and a Neurologist would be best. This will include a physical examination and likely a MRI. Keep us posted. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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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?

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?

Many symptoms: You have many symptoms. Sinus infection and inflammation may cause these, but get and eval to be properly diagnosed so the best treatment occurs for you. Good luck to you. ...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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I'm getting a frequent sharpe stabbing pain on the top left side of my head for about 5 seconds. Its been 24hrs since first. It is tender to touch area?

Could be: Occipital or trigeminal neuralgia. Occipital would primarily localize to the back of the head, and trigeminal to the front. Read more about trigeminal here
http://www. Basicspine. Com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/trigeminal-neuralgia. Html. ...Read more

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I have had a bad headache for three days. A stabbing pain that comes every few minutes. Located right top if head. Same spot. Very painful! ?

You may have: neuralgia of a specific nerve branch, or local ganglion inflammation, or infection/abscess of the skull. Either way you need to see a healthcare provider with access to CT/MRI to diagnose and treat properly. Please do so immediately, do not wait. ...Read more

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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?

Neck pain: 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

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I have a head ache and a sharp stabbing pain in my upper stomach region?

I have a head ache and a sharp stabbing pain in my upper stomach region?

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

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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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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.?

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.?

Cluster Headache: 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

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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

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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?

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?

Many triggers: There casn be many causes of a headache and stabbing pain on top of the head. I would see your doctor asap to get evaluated with a thorough history and exam. Don't delay because it could be some sort of serious issue. ...Read more