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What Causes Sharp Pain At Temple In Head
Coughing causes sharp pain in temple with double vision sometimes temporary blindness lasting approximately 30 seconds to a couple of minutes?
Tell your doctor: Transitory raised intracranial pressure can cause diplopia and visual loss. Coughing raises your ICP. Need to check for cerebral masses and aneurysm or idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Its important to have your head scanned before a lumbar puncture to check baseline spinal fluid pressure is attempted to exclude a mass. A good neuro exam, eye exam and BP assessment should be done first. ...Read more
Been getting a pain, more like an ache cause its not a sharp pain, about an inch down from my right temple, above ear. Comes and goes. What could it b
TMJ: Your pain might be related to several different factors. Grinding or clenching your teeth, day or night, could cause muscle spasm. Avoiding chewing gum, using moist heat and otc pain meds can provide relief. It could also be caused by a problem in your neck. Posture issues such as working at a computer a lot can cause neck and shoulder muscle spasms causing trigger points. See a dentist or pt. ...Read more
TMJ: This may be TMJ symptoms. The sound is from the disc in the joint popping back into place as your jaw opens. The pain is from the nerves in the tissue that are stretched and pinched when the disc is pushed out of place. ...Read more
What could cause an isolated, sharp pain in the back right side of the head? It happens about once or twice per hour and lasts for 10-15 seconds.
Hard to say: If the pain is sharp and lasts just a short time as you say it usually is a musculoskeletal irritation that can cause these types of shocks. Need more information as to whether you can palpate a tender area and whether there is any pain that is constant. If persists or gets worse then it should be seen by your Dr. So further questions can be discussed and evaluated. I hope this helped. ...Read more
Ever since last night I've been getting these quick 5-10 second attacks of sharp pain in the back left of my head, localized to one area. Cause?
Hard to say: Perhaps a vascular spasm.?? Hard to say without an exam and good history. Did you have any head injury? Need some more information. Try symptomatic treatment like ice to see if this helps ...Read more
Today, experienced a sharp pain in back of my head while masterbating, which I do twice a day. The pain lasted for some minutes. What can be the cause?
Not related: This is likely unrelated. If it recurs, speak with a doctor. ...Read more
On the right side of my head has a sharp pain and when I lay down or bend down the sharp pain gets worse and I don't know what would cause this pain?
Sinus or headache: If blurred vision, imbalance, getting worse get mdi of brain to be sure no tumor, if sinus congestion could be that, if sleep apnea[snores, wakes gagging], morbidly obese, high blood pressure could be that or lack of sleep, , stress. if excedrin doesn't work or gets worse, have someone drive you to the e.r., if sinus congestion ; use nasal saline, flonase, antihistamine /decongestant ...Read more
Sporadically I have a sharp pain right side of head and chest at the same time. Lasts anywhere 5-30 sec. My dr couldn't answer as to what causes it?
R/O Cardiac: There could be several causes for your symptoms but cardiac pain can radiate to the neck and face. You should have a complete medical eval. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: The provided info is not enough to offer sensible answer. But, roughly, one can say the pain is related with local irritation from urethra - especially prostate urethra or from so-called referring ache from disorders of nearby nerves, muscles, or joints. To differentiate what they may be, bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of the pain over time to Doc... ...Read more
Allergies can cause persistent nasal congestion/blockage of sinuses and thus can cause sinus infection. Sphenoid sinusitis, not as common as maxilary/frontal/ethmoid sinusitis, but can result from poorly controlled allergies resulting headache/pain to top of head, and may cause some dizziness at times etc. So it is possible. I would consult to have an eval to make sure.
Good luck. ...Read more
Is head pressure, that is caused by involuntary tensing of the head dangerous as sometimes I have felt some pain and two times it has been sharp pain?
Sharp pain how long stayed, how long you had it.
Any family history of major disease? ...Read more
I have a sharp pain all up my back, jaw, and back of head, what could cause this? It just started like an hr ago, & its on and off.
Back, jaw, neck pain:
See a doctor/urgent care / ER. Immediately. Fever? Worse with breathing? Dizziness? Any medical problems? Urinary problems?
Could be less serious spasm from bowel, esophagus, reflux (responds to mylanta), muscular due to position, or more serious gallbladder, ovarian, clots, or heart/vascular if you have an underlying disease, like marfans/ erhlers danlos. ...Read more
I have POTS. Sometimes I get a sharp pain in the right side of my head and it causes my left arm not to work. Is this related? What should I do?
Symptoms: Go see a doc and be evaluated, that symptom isn't POTS. ...Read more
Turn my head l & r (normal speed) & I get a sharp pain on the r side of my chest. Pain remains w/ deep breaths. 2days now. What can cause this pain?
Chest wall: The behavior of pain appears to be related to motion, i.e., neck movement and breathing. Pleuritic pain is elicited by breathing. But your pain also comes on with turning your head right and left. Anything related to chest wall most likely leads to your symptoms. Please see a physician if this persists. ...Read more
Whatmwould cause a pain shooting from right side of neck up into head and down the arm? Sharp pain.
Pinched nerve: Occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues. The common symptoms are numbness, sharp, aching or burning pain, which may radiate outward to your ear, eye, pharynx and extremities. Treatment: physical therapy, medications, cognitive behavioral therapy and acupuncture. The treatment is usually effective and no need to die. Rec.: see a pain management specialist. ...Read more
I get a pain in my head that feels like a balloon filled with water is popped and it causes a sharp pain and dizziness sometimes. What could it be?
See PCP: See your doctor right away. May want to consult with a Neurologist also. ...Read more
There's a sharp pain on the back, right side of my head and my right ear. It started 3 days ago. The pain comes and goes. What may cause this pain?
Lymph or trigger pt.: This can be common with trigger points in the neck and shoulder muscles. Or a lymph node is swollen and pressing on nerves. See if it gets better or worse when you press on different areas around your neck on the back and side of it. ...Read more
What would cause a sharp pain in my head than follow by a nose bleeds has only happened 2 times in the last 6 months
Epistaxis or bloody noses can be caused by a variety of things and is worth having it looked into by your primary care doctor or an ear, nose and throat doctor (otolaryngologist). Seeing that your nosebleeds follow a sharp headache, you should also be evaluated for high blood pressure since this can lead to nosebleeds that are difficult to stop.
In the meantime, here are a few nose bleed tips. If your nose starts to bleed, pinch the soft part of your nose below the bridge, not the bridge to stop the bleeding. Now keep pinching for 5 minutes. Set a timer or look at a watch because it will feel like forever. And no peeking! That will stop 95% of all nosebleeds. ...Read more
I took my morning pee and I has this sharp pain bellow my penile head. What could be this cause? This happens fluently. Also when I masturbate..
Hello, what could cause sharp pain on top of my head (center)radiating to my nose and also a feeling of pressure? Currently being treated for h pylori
StumpTheProfessor: I've been thinking about this so much that now I have a pain on the top of my head... radiating down to the structures beneath my"other"head! Sometimes something just can't be figured-out (like why my girlfriend just dumped me).The vertex of your head is innervated by the 2nd cranial nerve, the nose the 5th (nasociliary branch).It's hard to draw a connection. Sometimes this happens, why I don't know ...Read more
I have a sharp pain above/behind my right ear and into the base of my head. Might this be caused by sinus problems too?
No: There are no sinuses in that area. ...Read more
I'm having a sharp pain located in 1 small portion of my head and it's causing me a panic attack and it has caused my heart rate to raise. I feel nasueas. It's reccuring?
See a doctor: You should get referred to a neurologist for an evaluation. Cluster or migraine headaches can cause pain on one side of the head. There may be other causes as well. Your panic attacks may be related to the pain. See your primary care or mental health provider for an assessment and treatment of them. ...Read more
Left neck felt sharp pain. Now dull pain and left arm burns n back n top of head hurts. What could cause this?
Probably soft tissue: Assuming you have previously been healthy the source of pain is probably soft tissue irritation (ligament or muscle) causing muscle spasm in the neck. This can cause "referred pain" to your head and arm. A less likely cause would be a disc injury causing irritation or pressure on a nerve to your arm. The symptoms should go away soon, but if not please see your doctor. ...Read more
I'm a breastfeeding mom. When I look down at nursing baby I feel a sharp pain in neck that shots up the back of my head. What ciukd cause this?
Irritated nerve?: If there is pain, tingling, numbness, or electrical sensations felt when a person moves her head or neck in a particular direction, she may be irritating or compressing a nerve coming out of the spinal cord. A neurologist or a physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation) doctor can figure out the problem and start therapy. Sometimes neck x-rays and / or MRI are needed. ...Read more
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