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Shooting Pain In Left Temple
I have eczema on my rectum, it went away after applying triamcinolone. It has returned and whenever I wipe my rectum I get a shooting pain in left arm?
Intertrigo: The peri-rectal area is a common area for a rash known as intertrigo. This starts off as an irritation and then secondarily becomes colonized by yeast usually. Avoid using wet wipes to wipe the area. It can be treated with a combination of topical steroid and topical anti-yeast creams and often takes a few weeks to resolve. Zeasorb powder is useful to prevent recurrence. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
Hi, shooting pain round my left temple only keeps coming and going been like this for days thought it was cuz I had toothache but toothache away help?
Shooting Pain: Multiple possibilities, including sinus issues, non-vital teeth, and bruxism. See your dentist first to rule out tooth related causes, then see your physician. ...Read more
I have a pressure/shooting pain in my left temple & shoots down the left side of my nose when I chew. It feels like a spasm when I don't chew. Problem?
ParoxysmalHemicrania: Headache attacks are usually distributed equally throughout the day and night and, similar to a cluster headache, may awaken the patient from sleep. The intensity of the headache is described as moderate to severe with a throbbing, boring or stabbing quality. Almost all cases of Paroxysmal Hemicrania are relieved by indomethacin. ...Read more
Many possibilities: How long,? throbbing, ? sinus pressure, ? jaw pain. You need to be seen to rule out temporal arteritis. You are in the wrong age group, but without knowing your medical history it is important to rule out this possibly blinding disease. ...Read more
I ate a lot of hard candy over the recent week & now my left temple has a pressure & shooting pain that travels down my nose. Is it my upper teeth?
29f pain under left ear lobe into jaw area. Also shooting pain in right temple area of head. Had EKG a month ago and came back good. Heart related?
Hit in head hard near the left temple with a basket ball that was kicked a mo ago, still tender shooting pain if I lay on left side skull fracture?
TMJ: You list "TMJ syndrome" under clinicial findings. If you have TMJ, this is likely related to that problem. See oral surgeon. If TMJ, see the doc who has been treating you. If you haven't been treated, see a TMJ expert. ...Read more
I have a shooting pain in right temple area of my head. The pain comes every 15-20 seconds and goes away in 4-5 seconds. This is happening continously
See your PCP: For evaluation, tests to rule out Temporal Arteritis and proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Shooting pain temples to ears, right > left. Should I be concerned? Last 2 days fever & chills which have improved.
Exam: Yes be concerned: you may have TMJ sybdrome or a latent infection. Of the ears or euctachian tubes. Call for an examination. ...Read more
I thought I had gotten an ear infection due to a shooting pain I was feeling in my left ear but now this pain has moved up my head by my temple?
TMJ?: See a dentist who treats TMJ. Your symptoms are consistent with that condition but of course there are many possibilities. ...Read more
Think I have a somewhat swollen gland on the back left of my neck. No fever been having minor headaches for days and pain from neck to around ears and temple. Yesterday had shooting pain up my back. This is all so sudden and random. Ideas?
Seek medical attn.: This concerns me. Sounds like a cyst or abscess that requires removal and antibiotic therapy. Because it is on the neck with pain radiating into and around your ears, this can be dangerous because your brain is not far from that area. I advise you to seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more
Hot shooting pain on my left front side of my head (inside) feels like a tingle with heat. What can it be?
What causes sharp/shooting pain right said of head (4days)? And popping sensation in neck (left) this sensation happened twice only lasted 1-2sec?
Radiculopathy?: Be careful because your cervical intervertebral disc might be unstable. ...Read more
I have been having shooting pain on the left side of my head for two days now. My left pupil is bigger than my right in dim light. Should I be worried?
Pupil big: Normally the pupils are wide in darkness, but if it is only on one side and accompanied with shooting headache, you need a neurological evaluation as soon as possible. Blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, etc should be watched for as well. How did the pain start? Have this info ready when you see the doctor. ...Read more
I have an infrequent shooting pain in the left side of my head that happens not often. I don't have migraines.?
See your dentist: Dentists specialize in treating facial issues. See your dentist and have them evaluate you for bruxism, an abscessed tooth, trigeminal neuralgia, or TMJ. Your symptoms could be a wide range of issues. Your dentist should be able to help you figure out what is wrong or can point you in the direction of a specialist who can. Best of luck :) ...Read more
If I'm getting shooting pain on the left side of my head could that be a pinched nerve in my neck?
Many things: Could be many things, including TMJ. Start with your regular MD. If TMJ, see a TMJ-orofacial pain expert to help evaluate and treat your problem. A TMJ-oro-facial pain expert can be general dentist, an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orofacial pain specialist. Ask your physician, dentist or dental society for a recommendation. ...Read more
I've been having this shooting pain on the left side of my head for the last 2 months. The pain lasts for only a matter of seconds but its excruciating. I suffer from anxiety, could this be the cause or something else? Btw it occurs when im driving, washi
Shooting pain: There really is not enough information to narrow down much the possibilities of what could be causing your pain. Anxiety can play a role in many complaints, including pain. However, as this pain is excruciating and persisting for two months I would encourage you to see your doctor to clarify what else could be causing this. ...Read more
What can cause a shooting pain followed by dizziness on the left side of the head. Only lasts for about 5-10 seconds, have never had a head injury.
Neuralgia?: Irritation of a nerve can cause unilateral (one side) shooting pains and dizziness might occur in some situations of head nerves. The fact that it only lasts a few seconds might support the idea of a "neuralgiform" pain syndrome (stemming from nerve irritation). These can be difficult to track down, and tests often normal. Any relationship to the wisdom tooth extraction? ...Read more
I have mild shooting pain on top of left side of head usually in the evening thrice or twice a week. Past two days some dizziness. I am stressed and dep
Unknown reason: Check with your doc ASAP. No reason to wait. ...Read more
I came down with a virus with fever 5 days ago and ever since I have been experiencing shooting pain in the left side of head worsening. What is this?
I have been suffering from headache. Shooting pain from back side of head on left. Neck muscles are also get stiff.?
Crack my neck alot. Turned head to left side to crack, intense sharp shooting pain down side of neck to upper back. Could I have injured something?
Possible: Sounds like you may have pinched a nerve when "cracking your neck". It is also possible that a muscle has also been injured or is in spasm and your neck movement may make it worse. Something is out of balance -? 4 ekgs in 4 months at your age? What does your chiropractor say about pain and spasm and anxiety/depression? ...Read more
I-pad, smartphone user, left shlderblade/neck pain radiats to shlder/arm, neck pops when turn head to left, smtms shooting pain in head on left side?
Muscle tension: Sounds like you have some muscle tension from maintaining an unnatural posture for a prolonged period of time. Give the devices a rest, or put them on a stand so you don't have to hold them, and use some heat and gentle stretching to relax the muscles. It may take several days to feel better. If not improving after a week, or if other worrisome symptoms occur, then get a medical exam. ...Read more
I have being getting shooting pain on the left side of my head behind my left eye and left ear for a couple months can anyone tell me what it could be?
Back left side of my head, above my ear area. I get this burning sensation in that one spot and at times I got shooting pain in the same spot. (months?
Had ring worm on scalp as a kid. Left a bald spot top corner of head. Mole on spot was brown now pink. Hurts to touch and sometimes shooting pain.
Skin findings: It is very hard to diagnose skin lesions over the telephone. If tender you might have an infection. Start with seeing your primary doctor and if needed, a dermatologist. Be prepared to say how long the problem has been there, any medications and other symptoms. This needs to be seen in person. ...Read more