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Shooting Pain Right Temple
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
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?
Yes I have been getting headachs every day like a sharp shooting pain in and around the temples seems to be worse at work and stressful situations.
Occipital Neuritis: Shooting headaches into the temples could be a sign of occipital neuritis. The nerve arises from the base of the skull and ends in the temples. Stress and exertion can cause tension in the neck which adds pressure on the right and left occipital nerve. Trial of Naproxen and if that doesn't work, an occiptial nerve block (little shot around the nerve with cortisone ) could cure the problem. ...Read more
Sudden sharp shooting pain straight through my temple lasted seconds , no other symptoms what could this be ?
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 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 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?
Ice pick shooting pain, top of right ear, just below temple. Going on day 5. Lasts about 30 seconds 1-2x/day, woke me last night. What is it?
Trigeminal nerve?: Perhaps it is trigeminal neuralgia. This is irritation of the trigeminal nerve, normally for no specific reason. It is not normally harmful. Sometimes people use medicine to calm the pain, when it is very frequent. Another possibility is ice pick headache. A final possibility is temporal arteritis, this is not likely. It would be worse with chewing and possible be often sore to the touch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Last week: shooting pain in temple & back of head vein pops out for one pulse eye pain head hot can't concentrate jaw and face pain facial numbness ?
Need more history: Are all of these symptoms on one side of your head? Did they all start last week? Feel free to schedule a virtual consult with me. ...Read more
Maybe: I would see a physician to rule out something serious. ...Read more
Anti-inflammatory: Sharp neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more
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