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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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Sharp stabbing pain left side of head above ear.. It stings for a couple of seconds.. Its been hapenning since this morning.. And its random and my left eye seems to be under some stress since then?

Sharp stabbing pain left side of head above ear.. It stings for a couple of seconds.. Its been hapenning since this morning.. And its random and my left eye seems to be under some stress since then?

SUNCT: Rare Short-lasting Unilateral Neuralgiform headache attacks with Conjunctival injection and Tearing. It is is a primary headache predominant in males and respond to indomethacin. See your PCP for evaluation if needed. ...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 a stabbing pain behind my left eye when I blink. What is it?

Dryness: Usually, tranisent sharp (stabbing) pains are caused by extreme dryness. Certainly problems such as foreign bodies or corneal irregularities can be problems as well. Try artificial tears for some relief - if this works it is the likely cause. See you ophthalmologist for long-term solutions. ...Read more

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I have a stabbing pain behind my left eye when i blink, what is it?

Neuralgia: Pin or knife like pain behind the eye is often caused by a nerve firing off from inflammation (sometimes in the sinus). However if it occurs every time you blind, this could be a foreign body or abrasion on the cornea. See an eye doc--this will be easy to differentiate. ...Read more

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I have a stabbing pain on the top left corner behind my left eye. It pains for a few seconds before disappearing and then after a while comes back.

Eye pain: Do you have any sinus pain or pressure? Any drainage? If so it could be related to the sinuses. If not then I would get your eyes checked. Maybe you are squinting and it is causing an ocular headache. See an ophthalmologist if this is the case. If it is sinus related see an ear nose and throat doctor. ...Read more

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Random stabbing pain in temples and behind eyes. It happens randomly, no seeming pattern or reason. Has caused a nosebleed. Dr. says that I am fine?

Tension type: headache. Many patients feel as if they were wearing a tight hat or having their heads in a vice, a lot of pressure . The pain is of moderate intensity and does not worsen with routine physical activity. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the temples, cervical muscles (neck) as well as the pericranial muscles. Rec.:see orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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Periodic stabbing pain in right side of head when rightening from bending down lasts only a few seconds but leaves ache on right side and behind eye?

Positional headache: Headaches with a positional component it is always a red flag and need to be evaluated to exclude a lesion in the posterior fossa or a condition with low CSF pressure. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for further investigation and management. ...Read more

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I get right temporal stabbing pain that radiates behind the right eye, right cheek, and temple. Lasts anywhere from 15 mins to an hour.

I get right temporal stabbing pain that radiates behind the right eye, right cheek, and temple. Lasts anywhere from 15 mins to an hour.

Pain: The symptoms you mention indicate a need to see your doctor to diagnose or rule out medical conditions. You MAY be dealing w/migraine or cluster headaches. Your doc will help you. Don't forget behavioral support such as change in diet, clinical hypnosis, biofeedback options. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in right side of head when bending down or getting up from sitting. Leaves aching head and ache behind right eye?

Postural headache: Headaches with a postural component it is always a red flag and need to be evaluated to exclude a lesion in the posterior fossa or a condition with low CSF pressure. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for further investigation and management. ...Read more

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I have migraine-like stabbing pain and headaches in the front and sides of my head, behind my ears and eyes as well. Could I have cluster headaches?

I have migraine-like stabbing pain and headaches in the front and sides of my head, behind my ears and eyes as well. Could I have cluster headaches?

Possibly migraine : Cluster headaches are severe type of headaches which often occur in middle of the night and affect men a lot more commonly compared to females. The pain in migraines can be as severe, but is often longer lasting. The head pain in cluster headaches is often accompanied by eye redness, etc. Consult your primary physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing severe headaches and was given elavil to see if it wold help me. I have recently started having stabbing pain behind my left eye and it is getting increasingly worse. I also have a stabbing sensation in my cheek bone?

I have been experiencing severe headaches and was given elavil to see if it wold help me. I have recently started having stabbing pain behind my left eye and it is getting increasingly worse. I also have a stabbing sensation in my cheek bone?

More symptoms?: The medicine elavil (amitriptyline) is helpful for preventing several types of headaches. You should not expect the medicine would cause stabbing pain behind your eye or in your cheek. Are these on the same side? It would help to know if you had any evaluation or tests for your headache, there are some causes that elavil (amitriptyline) cannot treat. ...Read more

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Brief, severe stabbing pain on outside of head for a few seconds just behind right temple. Happened 3 times with about 1-2 mins in between each. ?

Brief, severe stabbing pain on outside of head for a few seconds just behind right temple. Happened 3 times with about 1-2 mins in between each. ?

Temporal Arteritis?: It is chronic inflammation of large arteries of the head. If there is a delay in treating this condition it can cause permanent loss of vision in one eye. See your PCP for consultation and tests to rule out Temporal Arteritis. ...Read more

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Had ear infection tht spread, jaw cldnt open & stabbing pain in head behind infected ear. Pain in head has returned months later. Shld I b concerned?

Had ear infection tht spread,  jaw cldnt open &  stabbing pain in head behind infected ear. Pain in head has returned months later. Shld I b concerned?

See you PCP: Always pay attention to a new or recurrent/worsening pain. This could be a recurrent infection or mechanical damage from the previous infection. Or maybe you are grinding your teeth at night. A quick look in your ear and exam of the jaw and teeth should go a long way to ruling out these possibilities. It is always better to have things evaluated early BEFORE they have a chance to spread. ...Read more

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What is the sharp pin stabbing pain in my eye?

Eye pain: There are many causes of eye pain. The type of pain you describe is often associated with irritation of the eye surface. You can try some artificial tears on a regular basis for several days to see if this helps. If not, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more