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Stabbing pain in head when I move my head or eyes. I know I have Chiari Malformation/ not decompressed. When should I go to ER? I can smile even so far

Stabbing pain in head when I move my head or eyes. I know I have Chiari Malformation/ not decompressed. When should I go to ER? I can smile even so far

Go to ER: You need to be examined just to be sure that there is nothing serious. Aside from that, you do need some relief in your pain. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Burning tingling sensation in face, dizziness sharp stabbing pain in head neck pain stabbing pain in ear cold sensations all on right side of head?

Burning tingling sensation in face, dizziness sharp stabbing pain in head neck pain stabbing pain in ear cold sensations all on right side of head?

Can B due 2 facial-: -nerve in origin. It just appears in some people 4no reason. It an inflammation of the nerve, & best 2 C an ENT. 2 B sure there is no treatable process. If none, meds like Lyrica (pregabalin) & Neurontin can B of help, also Cymbalta is often tried. All have an effect on pain pathways. Goes by name of Trigeminal Neuralgia. ...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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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! ?

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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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 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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Been having a stabbing pain in the right side temple and has had a headache for the last 3 days, says it's hard to rapidly focus...possible reasons?

Been having a stabbing pain in the right side temple and has had a headache for the last 3 days, says it's hard to rapidly focus...possible reasons?

Keep a headache log: There are many types of headaches and many reasons for each type. It would be helpful for you to keep a headache calendar by noting down the frequency, duration, location, characteristics, and intensity of your headaches, along with associated symptoms. Take the headache calendar with you to your primary care physician for dicussion. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/headache. Html ...Read more

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Stopped taking lexapro for five days, recently started back up. Since Sunday horrible headaches and sharp stabbing pain in left temple?

Stopped taking lexapro for five days, recently started back up. Since Sunday horrible headaches and sharp stabbing pain in left temple?

Why did you stop?: First of all should not just stop this medicine. You need your doctors guidance. Now you are back on apparently. Go see your doctor and get checked out ...Read more

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Painful stabbing pain I left eye for thirty seconds! Followed by panic then slight headache! Sinuse sufferer 37 yr o f no serious health com no norna?

Painful stabbing pain I left eye for thirty seconds! Followed by panic then slight headache! Sinuse sufferer 37 yr o f no serious health com no norna?

Many typos here but,: I'll try! I think the most likely diagnosis for your brief, stabbing eye pain is migraine, especially since it was followed by a headache. I doubt it has any relationship to your chronic sinus problems. I believe you are trying to tell me that you are 37, have no serious health problems, & wonder if this is normal? If it was an isolated occurrence, nothing to do. If recurs, not ER, but see your doc ...Read more

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Sometimes, 1 eye makes it Painful to look sideways. STABBING pain deep in eye socket, sinus area. Eye gets RED. Sometimes with headache. What is this?

Sometimes, 1 eye makes it Painful to look sideways. STABBING pain deep in eye socket, sinus area. Eye gets RED. Sometimes with headache. What is this?

Cluster headache?: Ice-pick pain? Best to see an ophthalmologist to be sure since other things like infection and glaucoma can also cause pain and a red eye.


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Headache for6days, pain in neck, stabbing pain when I stand up saw doctor, did tests (eye test, balance etc.) told me everything was fine. Brain tumour?

Headache for6days, pain in neck, stabbing pain when I stand up saw doctor, did tests (eye test, balance etc.) told me everything was fine. Brain tumour?

Unlikely: I wouldn't worry about a brain tumor. This could be a migraine headache or other benign headache.

I would only recommend a brain MRI if your symptoms persisted for weeks and they couldn't be explained by something like migraine. ...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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Had a pain in right side of my head for about 3 days now, never experienced it before but it comes and goes and it's like a stabbing pain.

Had a pain in right side of my head for about 3 days now, never experienced it before but it comes and goes and it's like a stabbing pain.

The classic red-flag: "never experienced it before". 95% of the time, even an agonizing headache is not serious medical condition, but visit to your PCP is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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I get sharp stabbing pain in right eye. The pain comes and goes and I only feel it couple of times a day.

I get sharp stabbing pain in right eye. The pain comes and goes and I only feel it couple of times a day.

Drying eye of tear: Dry eye is the most common cause of eye irritation/sudden pain (can be due to meibomian gland disease/blepharitis or rosacea), - can be chronic if not addressed properly. Use lid hygiene (info: eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com) routine, artificial tears (non-preserved tears are best) for relief. ...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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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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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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What could cause a stabbing pain in one small spot of my head for 4 days?

Depends...: It could be something simple as a run of the mill headache to something more serious. If it does not improve consult with your doctor. If it is associated with more concerning symptoms such as dizziness, blurry/double vision, etc seek urgent medical attention. ...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