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What does it mean if i keep getting sharp pains in my head on the left side?

Headaches: Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, teeth grindgin, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone has sharp pains in the back of their head?

What does it mean when someone has sharp pains in the back of their head?

Need more info: What type of pain, where, how long, what else is going on, have you had trauma. Etc.? Go and see a doctor, provide a full history and get examined. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i get sharp pains on the left side of my head but don't faint and don't have lumps or anything?

Neuralgia: Sharp shooting pains are often due to irritated or irritable superficial nerves in the scalp and are more a nuisance rather than a serious problem. These usually resolve in time. See your physician of they persist or worsen. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get radom sharp pains in your abdominal and head?

What does it mean when you get radom sharp pains in your abdominal and head?

There are so many: Possibilities.Knowing your complete medical history, only your dr can diagnose u accurately. Check out these links. God bless u! .http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/default.htm. http://www.m.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/abdominal-pain-causes-treatments. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have sharp pains on the right arm, head, and leg?

What does it mean when you have sharp pains on the right arm, head, and leg?

See your doctor: This could be a number of things, some of them dangerous or it could be a psychological response to stressors. Best to see your doctor for work up, so you don't regret later. ...Read more

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Can sharp pains in my head in the front mean i could have a stroke I'm on the contraceptive pill so im at risk only thing is i dont smoke?

Can sharp pains in my head in the front mean i could have a stroke  I'm on the contraceptive pill so im at risk only thing is i dont smoke?

Not likely: Nothing is impossible, but as a non-smoker under age 35 you are in a low-risk group for cats form OCP. Most all such clots are in the legs not the head. if the pains continue see your own doctor about whether to continue OCP. Good wishes. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a sharp pain in the top of your head?

Neuralgia: If the Sharp pain is shooting or fleeting, it is consistent with neuralgia which is a harmless irritability or slight inflammation of a superficial nerve in the scalp but not within the brain. Neuralgia usually resolves on its own after a few days, but if symptoms persist get examined by your physician or a neurologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u turn ur head and then it sends a sharp pain thru ur head?

Usually nothing: This is common and is usually due to pinched nerve. If the neck remains stiff, then muscle strain. Each of these is common and does not portend serious disease or structural problems. ...Read more

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What does a sharp electrical buzz head pain mean?

What does a sharp electrical buzz head pain mean?

Buzz headache: Several possibilities. Best to have your doctor check on you to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Experiencing sharp shooting pain at the back of the head. Starts at the base and goes up. What does this mean? What should I do?

Experiencing sharp shooting pain at the back of the head. Starts at the base and goes up. What does this mean? What should I do?

Could be: It could be a muscle related pain in which case moist heat and gentle stretching may help. Other wise i would suggest getting it diagnosed to make sure it is nothing more serious. I would see an ENT physician if your primary care physician can't help. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing migraines quite often. I have a sharp like a shock on the left side of my head near the temple, what does this mean?

I have been experiencing migraines  quite often. I have a sharp  like a shock on the left side of my head near the temple, what does this mean?

Chronic Headaches: Constant headaches should always be evaluated asap as there could be an underlying medical condition causing the pain. Use of medications like Ibuprofen and triptans on a frequent basis can cause headaches. Family history of headaches also predisposes a person to headaches. Other factors involved in headaches include stress, physical trauma, sleep disorders, and previous history of headaches. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on the right side of my head (temple) and the pain is getting worse but i've never had this pain before . What does it mean?

I have a sharp pain on the right side of my head (temple) and the pain is getting worse but i've never had this pain before . What does it mean?

How bad do u feel?: If it is the worst headache of your life then you need to report to the er. If it is relieved with tylenol (acetaminophen) or other over the counter medications then it can be watched. Causes of a headache range from the benign to life threatening. Any headache accompanied by numbness, weakness or visual disturbance requires an immediate evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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What does sharp waves and left side slowing mean on an EEG after a head injury?

What does sharp waves and left side slowing mean on an EEG after a head injury?

EEG interp: Sharp waves and slowing on one side, especially in one region, suggest an increased risk of seizures, due to changes in the cortex (surface of the brain) in that area. Have you had any symptoms of a seizure? If so, it may be a good idea to take some seizure precautions in such a case. ...Read more

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What it mean when having headaches with sharp pain starting from back of head to right timple?

What it mean when having headaches with sharp pain starting from back of head to right timple?

Headache: There are many different types of headaches and it is sometimes difficult to properly diagnose these. Have you started any new medicines or do you have any associated symptoms? If you are having a new unremitting headache speak to a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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When I move my right arm up I get a sharp pain at the top of my neck/head on the left side, what does this mean?

When I move my right arm up I get a sharp pain at the top of my neck/head on the left side, what does this mean?

Cervical disc: You may have a cervical disc problem. Pain in the neck and associate arm pain or pain with movement may very well indicate a significant problem with your cervical spine. It could be other things but i would see my pcp or orthopedist or neurologist and get an evaluation. You many need imaging and other testing. I would not delay this evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have a sharp pain in my head and my jaw started shaking right after the sharp pain for about 2 hours?

What does it mean when I have a sharp pain in my head and my jaw started shaking right after the sharp pain for about 2 hours?

Could be many things: The pains can be caused by a number of things. Please see your family md to have a thorough examination. The pains in the head can be caused by neck issues, tmj/jaw issues, headaches, dental issues, stress, etc. ...Read more

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I'm 33 weeks peregnant. I have dr appoint. In 2 days . I get sharp pain like electric or nife down there my vegina since last weekdoes this mean the head is engaged . My baby does move but much less than b4?

I'm 33 weeks peregnant. I have dr appoint. In 2 days . I get sharp pain like electric  or nife down there my vegina since last weekdoes this mean the head is engaged . My baby does move but much less than b4?

Pregnancy pain: What you describe is commonly associated with pressure or irritation of pelvic nerves, resulting in episodic electric shock-like sensations in the vagina. Not to worry unless you are experiencing contractions. ...Read more