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What could be wrong if only the left side of my head hurts when I shake my head?

What could be wrong if only the left side of my head hurts when I shake my head?

Sinus infection?: Sounds lie some potential causes of your ailment could be a sinus infection, an inner ear problem, an infected tooth, or trigeminal neuralgia for starters. I would not hesitate if the problem persists. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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Every time I cough my left side of my head hurts. Why? I'm not coughing hard I have not been sick...

Every time I cough my left side of my head hurts. Why? I'm not coughing hard I have not been sick...

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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The top left side of my head hurts but there is no visible reason aside from a little swelling. The area has been sensitive for a couple weeks.?

The top left side of my head hurts but there is no visible reason aside from a little swelling. The area has been sensitive for a couple weeks.?

Swelling and pain in: An area of the scalp, I would be concerned about an infection. Have someone inspect the scalp very carefully, in really bright light, to see if there is any redness or a wound. It could be a very small place like an infected hair follicle or pimple or scab. You may require a course of antibiotics. Its time to c ur doc, since it's been weeks of this. Good luck?? ...Read more

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Why sometimes my left side of my head hurts by my temple? I have slight sharp pains. It doesn't feel like a headache. It would happen then go away

Why sometimes my left side of my head hurts by my temple? I have slight sharp pains. It doesn't feel like a headache. It would happen then go away

Neuralgia: Neuralgia is a condition causing sharp, shooting pains coming from nerves in the scalp area and not from brain pathology. They are more of a nuisance disorder than anything serious. If symptoms worsen have your md check you and order any pertinent tests however. ...Read more

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Top left side of my head hurts to touch and there are occasional stabbing pains as well. I feel a little discomfort on my left side of my chest too.

See below: If your muscles were strong enough for two pregnancies, they are strong enough for a third. The questions to ask would be, "Do you want a third child. Did you have problems with first two pregnancies. What kind of problems? " ...Read more

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The left side of my head hurts. And the left side of my body from my face to my feet have a tingly numbing feeling. What dies this mean?

The left side of my head hurts. And the left side of my body from my face to my feet have a tingly numbing feeling. What dies this mean?

CVA-stroke: You might be experiencing a cerebral vascular accident (cva) or stroke. You need to be seen immediately at the emergency room. Do not delay as early treatment is of utmost importance to help prevent permanent damage. S. ...Read more

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The left side of my head hurts. And the left side of my body from my face to my feet have a tingly numbing feeling. What does this mean?

The left side of my head hurts. And the left side of my body from my face to my feet have a tingly numbing feeling. What does this mean?

Possible Migraine: Sounds like migraine mimicking paralytic attack. You should talk to your doctor and describe your symptoms very much in details, there are good medicine available for preventing migraine headache. Also there are other reasons for this kind of headache and tingling sensation therefore getting your physical check up and BP check is a good idea. ...Read more

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I've been feeling light headed and a little confused for a couple of days, now the left side of my head hurts when I bend over. What can this be?

I've been feeling light headed and a little confused for a couple of days, now the left side of my head hurts when I bend over. What can this be?

A reason to see a Dr: To be correctly diagnosed, you need to see a doctor for an exam. There's no way to tell w/o one. It could be as simple as sinus or as complicated as a cardio-vascular issue - or anything between. Have an exam. If that leads to a need for lab work or imaging, follow the steps toward a Dx and Treatment plan. I hope it's simple but whatever it is, early attention will be best. ...Read more

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For past 2 days left side of nose has tear like dripping out everytime I bend over or tilt head. Left side of my head hurts. Cause of alarm or sinus?

For past 2 days left side of nose has tear like dripping out everytime I bend over or tilt head. Left side of my head hurts. Cause of alarm or sinus?

Check the fluid: If you have a diabetes test strip handy test the fluid for the presence of sugar. If there is sugar in the fluid it may be due to a spinal fluid ;leak (not good). Fluid from allergy / sinuses does not contain sugar ...Read more

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The left side of my head hurts, once a day, it's not painful, but yesterday I feel like a burning sensation on that spot, this paint started last week?

The left side of my head hurts, once a day, it's not painful, but yesterday I feel like a burning sensation on that spot, this paint started last week?

Trigeminal neuralgia: In headache disorders, the type of pain and specific characteristics of the headache are the most important features for diagnosis. Head hurting, but not being painful, is difficult to assess. Burning sensations on the side of the head occasionally can be a sign of neuropathy. This means a nerve is irritated. If it hurts when you touch it, it may be a sign of trigeminal neuralgia. ...Read more

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When I cough or bend over the left side of my head hurts and pressure. And when I press my forehead it is tender.?

When I cough or bend over the left side of my head hurts and pressure. And when I press my forehead it is tender.?

Sinus: An infection in the frontal sinus could cause headache and local tenderness, along with some dizziness and nausea. There may not be any other sinus drainage or congestion symptoms but there usually are. Treatments to try would be to breathe hot steam vapor and irrigate the sinuses with saline and could try some decongestants from the store. Get a check up if symptoms continue or worsen. ...Read more

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Night before last I started vomiting and couldn't keep anything down until today now the left side of my head hurts when I cough or sneeze what is it?

Night before last I started vomiting and couldn't keep anything down until today now the left side of my head hurts when I cough or sneeze what is it?

Cough, headache: Unexplained vomiting with headache and cough are significant symptoms that require medical attention. Perhaps you had a fall and hit your head? Call your doctor to make an appointment for an examination to se e what the problem is. There are many possibilities. ...Read more

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Front left side of my head hurts, I have trouble breathing through the nose and also smell-light-sound sensitivity. All this since I was a kid, I'm 19?

Evaluation: You should be evaluated by an ENT specialist. You may have a nasal polyp that is blocking your left nostril. In addition there may be a problem with your left sinus responsible for your head hurting. Good luck. ...Read more

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Me and my brother collided and bumped heads. The left side of my head hurts and is sore. It hurts to chew too. I'm not dizzy or have to throw up.

Me and my brother collided and bumped heads. The left side of my head hurts and is sore. It hurts to chew too. I'm not dizzy or have to throw up.

14 yo: You need to be over 16yo to ask questions on healthTap, but tell your parents of your concerns to assure you do not have a post concussive syndrome. Good luck. ...Read more

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Front left side of my head hurts, I have trouble breathing through the nose and also light-sound-smell sensitivity. Migrains or something else?

Front left side of my head hurts, I have trouble breathing through the nose and also light-sound-smell sensitivity. Migrains or something else?

Sounds like it: A migraine is often one sided, throbbing or pulsing, worse with motion, lasts 4-72 hours without treatment. There can be light or sound sensitivity. ...Read more

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I have an ear ache that started yesterday. Now the whole left side of my head hurts. Even when I touch my hair. My skin tingles and my eye hurts.

I have an ear ache that started yesterday. Now the whole left side of my head hurts. Even when I touch my hair. My skin tingles and my eye hurts.

Maybe Shingles: Shingles, or herpes zoster infection often presents as surface pain. A short time later you might begin to see raised red areas on the skin. If you do, then contact your PCP or dermatologist as soon as possible so they can start you on anti-viral meds ASAP. It shortens the course of the illness. ...Read more

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Why does the left side of my head hurt?

Why does the left side of my head hurt?

Migraine: Unilateral headaches can often be migraines. Headaches is general can be caused by nothing or something serious ie tumor, infection, bleeding. The headache duration, intensity at onset, and presence of other symptoms are very important in diagnostics. See a medical doctor if your headache has any worrisome features such as sensitivity to light, causes disruption of sleep, nausea or vomiting. ...Read more

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Why does the left side of my head hurt only when I press my finger down on it?

Why does the left side of my head hurt only when I press my finger down on it?

Why are you doing it: Why are you pressing your finger down on the left side of your head? That's probably the reason for the pain. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/headache.html ...Read more

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Why does the left side of my head hurt when I cough or laugh?

Why does the left side of my head hurt when I cough or laugh?

Maybe sinus: Possibly you have sinus congestion and when you do these things, your sinus blockage/congestion is being aggravated. ...Read more