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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 have a stabbing pain behind my left eye when I blink. What is it?

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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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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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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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