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What can cause sharp pains in your head when you cough or snezze?

What can cause sharp pains in your head when you cough or snezze?

Strong reaction: A cough or sneeze causes a strong involuntary contraction of all the muscles in they head and neck. You can get pain if there is congestion of the nasal passages or if all these muscles fire at once. ...Read more

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Are tumors and blod clots a common cause of headaches? What can cause sharp brief pains in the head?

Are tumors and blod clots a common cause of headaches? What can cause sharp brief pains in the head?

No!: Headaches are commonly caused by benign conditions such as Migraine and tension headaches which are commonly due to stress. Sharp pains which last less than a minute or two are of no significance and therefore can be safely ignored. If you get anxious about them, they may keep coming back. So try to relax, think positively and reduce your stress level by having adequate sleep and do daily exercis ...Read more

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What causes sharp pains in the head with turning the head too quickly?

See a physician.: You probably have a cervical strain. You should consult your physician. Your symptoms are caused due to muscle spasm. Your physician can prescribe you some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication and muscle relaxants and or physical therapy which will help to alleviate your pain. ...Read more

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What causes really sharp head pains?

What causes really sharp head pains?

Headaches: There are several reasons behind the occurrence of head pains ranging from genetics, muscle contractions, stress, sleep disorders, teeth grinding, trauma, and different medical illness. ...Read more

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What would cause periodic sharp pains on the left side of head?

Many causes: There are many causes of transient sharp pain on the side of the head. They can be simple and benign causes like TMJ syndrome or referred pain from the teeth or more serious conditions like trigeminal neuralgia or temporal arteritis. See your internist and discuss in detail. ...Read more

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I have tingling on the right side of my head sometimes and sharp pains at other times what causes that?

I have tingling on the right side of my head sometimes and sharp pains at other times what causes that?

Tingling: You may have trigeminal neuralgia, a disorder of the 5th cranial nerve. Or you may be developing shingles on that side. In either case, see your primary care doctor if the problem persists. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sharp pains in the sides of my head and my knees?

What is the cause of sharp pains in the sides of my head and my knees?

See details: They are likely unrelated. The possibilities are endless and you have provided no specifics. If it is a problem, see a doctor and have the problems evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes sharp chest pains when turning your head?

What causes sharp chest pains when turning your head?

Neck mass: Likely inflammation of the lining around your lungs, there could be a mass (tumor) or thyroid swelling that is in the middle of your chest... If this is new, run it by your doctor. You may need a physical exam and perhaps a X-ray . If this chronic - then likely something very atypical. However - checking for tumor inflammation and esophageal reasons maybe appropriate. ...Read more

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My mom has headaches and sharp pains in her head what causes that?

My mom has headaches and sharp pains in her head what causes that?

HEADACHE: How old is your mom? If not relieved by analgesic and recurrent, ct scan is needed to make sure it is not serious. Good luck ! ...Read more

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What could be the cause of me getting sharp pains threw out my head & frequent headaches ?

Many things: Too many things to answer in 400 characters. So instead of guessing or worrying, see your physician. ...Read more

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My wife get a sharp stabbing pains when she has an orgasm in her head at the top. Does anyone know what causes this?

My wife get a sharp stabbing pains when she has an orgasm in her head at the top. Does anyone know what causes this?

Coital Headache?: There is a rare condition called coital headaches where a sharp headache occurs just before orgasm. Speak with your neurologist about it and you may be referred to a headache specialist since this is a really rare but interesting headache disorder. ...Read more

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Why do I get sharp pains in my necks up into my head that take my breath away? What could cause this? No illness or injury

Neck pains: Sharp pains in the back of the neck can be due to pinching of the occipital nerve coming out of your neck from arthritic vertebral spurs or disc disease. Another possibility is muscle tension or inflammation. Your physician or orthopedic specialist will examine you and order any appropriate tests,medications or physical therapy. ...Read more

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Sharp pains in head few seconds later went away then hr later happened again. could this cause lightheadness all day also have bad back pain all over?

Sharp pains in head few seconds later went away then hr later happened again. could this cause lightheadness all day also have bad back pain all over?

Head/back pain: Could be related to reflux ( even the back pain), Check for H pylori gastritis. .Advil/ibuprophen will exacerbate gastritis pain. Consider omeprazole, antacids. Other causes may be mycoplasma infection( can have a mild sinusitis causing lightheadedness and head/back pain), UTI, constipation, and musculoskeletal/back/head pain. F/U with doctor/urgent care ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pains like knife all in head area comes and goes for 2 days now c.t scan on may 1 was normal .what would cause this. scared of aneurysm?

Sharp stabbing pains like knife all in head area comes and goes for 2 days now c.t scan on may 1 was normal .what would cause this. scared of aneurysm?

If your CT scan: was normal it is unlikely that an aneurysm was missed so that is not a likely diagnosis. There may be a number of different possibilities. Ask for a referral to a Neurologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause a tooth to have electric sharp pains? I get that only at night when eating sweets and if I lean my head down.

What could cause a tooth to have electric sharp pains? I get that only at night when eating sweets and if I lean my head down.

Acid: Sugar in sweets is like fuel to the bacterial plaque that may be sitting on the root surface or in a cavity on your tooth. A metabolic byproduct of the bacterial consumption of sugar is acid which causes tooth decay and can produce the symptoms you describe. It will only progress to more complications so get it checked out by a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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What could cause random sharp pains in ear? Especially when ear is tilted up? Pain only a couple seconds. I am really congested in head.

What could cause random sharp pains in ear? Especially when ear is tilted up? Pain only a couple seconds. I am really congested in head.

Eustachian tube prob: Usually, when the pain is positional or variable during times of congestion, it is due to plugging of the Eustachian tube at the back of the throat. Treat it by decreasing congestion (especially with salt water gargles) and "popping" your ears. ...Read more

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What can be some causes of dull to sharp pains throughout the head? Had a normal CT scan.

Many possibilities: There are too many reasons for headaches to list here. Common causes based on your profile include 1) Chronic sinusitis, caused by allergies, intolerance to dairy and gluten, and smoking 2) excessive use of pain relievers, which can cause rebound daily headaches if taken regularly. ...Read more