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Doctor insights on: What Do Short Shooting Pains In Your Head Mean

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What does shooting pains on side of head mean?

What does shooting pains on side of head mean?

Headache: The best way to get rid of headaches is to find a quiet, darkened room and lie down. Spend 20-30 minutes focusing on your breathing to relax yourself even further. Drink some fluids such as water. If that does not help, then try some Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen as directed on the bottle. If these things do not improve your headache or it worsens, then consult a medical provider. ...Read more

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What is a shooting pain described as? I had a sharp sudden and short pain on the back of my head. Is that what they feel like?

What is a shooting pain described as? I had a sharp sudden and short pain on the back of my head. Is that what they feel like?

Radiating: Yes, shooting pain is often a short, sudden radiating pain. It is not a dull, aching, or cramping type sensation. Shootong pain can occur spontaneously, or with certain movements. This type pain is often associated with nerve irritation, but can occur with some large muscle groups.
In the head, it can be nerve related, migrainous, referred from the muscles of the neck, or from the cervical spine. ...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. Otherwise 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 a lymph node under my arm and im having pain shooting from my head and left arm what do it mean?

I have a lymph node under my arm and im having pain shooting from my head and left arm what do it mean?

See a doctor: Need more history, you need to be thoroughly examined and may need some testing, possibly including x-rays. Not something to delay about. Please see a doctor and get better soon. ...Read more

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What should I do about my back? Earlier today I hit the top of my head pretty hard and it pushed down on my neck. Now j can barely move and there ispain shooting through my upper back and rib cage plus I have a headache. What does it mean?

What should I do about my back? Earlier today I hit the top of my head pretty hard and it pushed down on my neck. Now j can barely move and there ispain shooting through my upper back and rib cage plus I have a headache. What does it mean?

You : You may have injured your head and neck when you hit the top of your head. Sometimes this can cause bleeding in the skull or broken vertebrae in the neck. I would recommend going to emergency room or urgent care to be checked out. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What does head dizzy spell and short of breath mean?

What does head dizzy spell and short of breath mean?

SOB : Dizzy spell and short of breath means you ought to go get checked out, not enough here to advise further. ...Read more

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Body heated. Could because of hot room. Panic attacks constantly. Random head pain for a short term. Could this mean anything.?

Body heated. Could because of hot room. Panic attacks constantly. Random head pain for a short term. Could this mean anything.?

See your doctor: Consider seeing your doctor as your symptoms could be due to a variety of conditions. A careful history, physical exam and routine tests should reveal the cause. The differential diagnoses range from anxiety, panic disorder, substance abuse, caffeine use, thyroid disease, mood disturbance to diabetes. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Shooting/stabbing pain in neck near left jaw line. Very painful, causes short bouts of dzns. Last few secs, goes away comes back. What could b related?

Shooting/stabbing pain in neck near left jaw line. Very painful, causes short bouts of dzns. Last few secs, goes away comes back. What could b related?

Jaw pain: Hello, it seems that with your history of a facial fracture and now jaw/neck pain, I would first think of tmj. The jaw joint may become inflamed and benefit from otc ibuprophen. I usually have patients use this as directed for 10 days. Also avoid repetitive jaw motion like gum chewing. See your doctor for confirmation. Physical therapy and possibly a dental splint while sleeping may help. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a shooting pain down the bottom of your butt cheek down in the top of your leg?

What does it mean when you have a shooting pain down the bottom of your butt cheek down in the top of your leg?

Nerve pain: This most commonly relates to compression of the nerve roots as they exit the spinal cord by either spinal stenosis or disc herniation. If severe or associated with numbness or weakness, further evaluation or possibly surgery may be required. ...Read more

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Have sore jaw with pain shooting up towards eye & swelling around cheek & eye Densists said it could be my sinuses What could this mean?

Have sore jaw with pain shooting up towards eye & swelling around cheek & eye Densists said it could be my sinuses What could this mean?

Dentist ASAP!!: It appears that you could have a dental infection originating around your Maxillary(Upper Jaw) canine. This may be an abscess caused by nerve damage inside any of the teeth in that area or a gum infection(periodontal). This is serious and needs immediate attention by a dentist. ...Read more

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When my hair is short it doesn't fall out. But when I grow it out it seems like it thins. Hairs just fall out. What could this mean?

When my hair is short it doesn't fall out. But when I grow it out it seems like it thins. Hairs just fall out. What could this mean?

Hair loss: It may appear to you that none or less hair falls out when it's shorter because it is shorter. Either way what shampoo do you use? Perhaps change it. Any family history of baldness? Have you had any scalp itchiness or increased dandruff? ...Read more

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What does it mean when the top of your scalp hurt really bad and every time u put your fingers in your hair it hurts and I have really short hair?

What does it mean when the top of your scalp hurt really bad and every time u put your fingers in your hair it hurts and I have really short hair?

Unusual symptoms: This is unusual. If the scalp looks and feels normal, then even more unusual. Skin fungus or bacteria can cause scalp infections, but it doesn't affect the entire scalp and usually can be seen or felt. A medical exam would be helpful in sorting it out. ...Read more

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Have'nt use cocaine in the last 8 or 9 months I've been clean can I pass a hair follicle test i have short hair so the means there gonna use body hair.

Have'nt use cocaine in the last 8 or 9 months I've been clean can I pass a hair follicle test i have short hair so the means there gonna use body hair.

Yes, Good job!: If you have not used for that long, your test will be negative. You've done such a great job to stay clean, so be sure not to go back. Counseling will help stay clean. ...Read more

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Are 'shooting' pains in your head normal? Can you share some sources?

No: Depending on the duration andthe frquency any pain especially in the head needs to be evaluated by a physician.it could be a number of things so I would strangly encourage a vist to your heath cae professional. ...Read more

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Can pressure from a bad headche or shooting pains in your head cause coma? I get lots of headches don't think they r miagranes my doc wants me on topa

Can pressure from a bad headche or shooting pains in your head cause coma? I get lots of headches don't think they r miagranes my doc wants me on topa

Unlikely: The. Headache and shooting pains you describe could be migraines, muscle / nerve ha or something more. Topamax (topiramate) can help. You may need to see a neurologist or get a mri. ...Read more

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I have shooting pains in my head. What should I do?

I have shooting pains in my head. What should I do?

Brief Head Pains: Especially in a young person (19 years old) such as yourself, "shooting" pains -- brief, quick flits of sometimes intense pain which end almost as soon as they begin -- are almost always due to tiny, transient muscle spasms called fasciculations. While there can be many causes, the most common (especially in the face, head, scalp, and neck) include lack of sleep, too much caffeine, or stress. ...Read more

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What causes occasional shooting pains in the head? Usually on the top right side, a fast, transient dull throb.

What causes occasional shooting pains in the head? Usually on the top right side, a fast, transient dull throb.

Temporal headache: Many possibilities here — stress, high blood pressure, lack of sleep, trauma, low blood sugar, hyperthyroidism, migraines, poor nutrition, brain tumors, side effects of medications, etc. The list can be very long and includes mostly harmless things that can be remedied by a change in lifestyle or attention to new things in your life. If you haven't seen your GP in a while go and get a checkup now! ...Read more

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When I layed down I got shooting pains up the left side if my head is that serious? I was laying on my left side

When I layed down I got shooting pains up the left side if my head is that serious? I was laying on my left side

Get checked: I would check the major cranial joints, TM joints, the frontal sinus at the sphenoid junction, the maxillary teeth, the muscles of masticatio, the ear, and check for the presence of unresolved infection. ...Read more

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What causes occasional shooting pains in the head? Feels like someone plucked on a nerve and sends a dull throb through the head.

Anatomy matters: Need a bit more localizing information to narrow things down, Middle meatus syndrome (sinus problem) can send feelings of pain to the top of the head. TMJ syndrome, occipital neuralgia, glaucoma, etc all can cause stabbing pains. Tell your doctor which part of your head hurts so he can do a good exam and narrow things down. ...Read more

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Tension headches every day is that normal & shooting pains in my head?

No: Daily "tension headaches" with associated "shooting pains in my head" is not normal. It can be benign, but not normal. Daily headaches should be discussed and treated by a doctor. Self-treatment can make the condition worse. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if I have sharp shooting pains from neck into back of my head?

Should i be concerned if I have sharp shooting pains from neck into back of my head?

Could Be Neck Issues: If preliminary evaluation by your primary doctor doesn't help, consider evaluation of your neck to make sure nothing is awry there. Many times the facet joints in the neck or even herniated disks could be a cause of this issue in the back of head. Alternatively it could also be occipital neuralgia in the back of the head if the neck evaluation reveals nothing. ...Read more

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I have had these shooting pains, on top my head. Send a pain signal deep, in my head. What could this be?

I have had these shooting pains, on top my head. Send a pain signal deep, in my head. What could this be?

Shooting pains: Are u on medications?, history of migraines?. Any other medical illnesses?. Best to review with your family doctor first. ...Read more

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I have a bad neck and back but now I've got sharp shooting pains travelling up the back of my head, what should I do?

I have a bad neck and back but now I've got sharp shooting pains travelling up the back of my head, what should I do?

Neck pain: You should visit a spine specialist in the office for evaluation and treatment. You may or may not require a referral to a neurologist to evaluate for occipital neuralgia. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how would i no if my ha's r migraines or chronic tension? I get these shooting sharp pains n head & get ha that r very painful

Can somebody tell me how would i no if my ha's r migraines or chronic tension? I get these shooting sharp pains n head & get ha that r very painful

Migraine: Migraine pain is mainly in one side, throbbing, associated with light sensitivity and nausea, could be aggravated by movement and improves with resting and adequate diet. Tension headaches are dull pressure band like around the head. Sometimes is not that easy to sort out and they can both co-exist. Check with your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more