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

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?

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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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 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

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What does it mean when you have sharp pain in head an right arm is numb?

What does it mean when you have sharp pain in head an right arm is numb?

See details: There are several possible causes, some of which may be serious. Have this issue evaluated asap. If you have no doctor, go to the er. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a sharp pain in your chest and it goes to your ear?

What does it mean to have a sharp pain in your chest and it goes to your ear?

Need evaluation: Chest pain radiating to neck or ear can be cardiac in origin, so I will strongly recommend to have further evaluation by your pcp and/or by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Very sharp pain behind middle of left ribcage when I breathe in, have a sore throat and stuffed up nose for 3 days. What could the sharp pain mean?

Very sharp pain behind middle of left ribcage when I breathe in, have a sore throat and stuffed up nose for 3 days. What could the sharp pain mean?

Several posibilities: Pain during inhalation ususally means irritation of the chest wall or the pleura (irritation or inflammation of the lining of the lung). You don't mention that you havve a fever, which makes infection less likely. Hiccups my also be causing stomach acid reflux and irritaion. Another possibility cculd be pneumothorax (air leading from the lung). See a physician. ...Read more

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Get a quick sharp pain on left side of my head?

Get a quick sharp pain on left side of my head?

Neuralgia: Sharp, fleeting pains in the head area are characteristic of neuralgia which is an irritability of a superficial nerve in the scalp. This is more of a nuisance rather than anything serious and has nothing to do with brain problems. Neuralgia usually resolves on its own. Sometimes Tylenol or Advil helps. Consult your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain that comes an go on the left side of my head...

I have a sharp pain that comes an go on the left side of my head...

Head pain: A sharp pain on the left side of the head that is intermittent in a 34 could likely be related to a cervical disc problem or compressed nerve in the upper part of of neck. Other things could do this including a muscle spasm - TMJ can sometimes affect the temporal area. Please see your doctor for this if it persists. ...Read more

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I woke up with a sharp pain that comes and goes on the lower right side of my head?

Temporal arteritis: Need to determine if along with pain on rt side also has headache. May need temporal artery biopsy. ...Read more

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I sometimes have a sharp pain on top of my head as if I was pricked with a needed or pin?

I sometimes have a sharp pain on top of my head as if I was pricked with a needed or pin?

How often?: Nerve endings in the scalp be hypersensitive for mechanical reasons. Bands or hats can put pressure onto superficial nerves that will fire out of turn at random times as a result of facial/scalp muscle tone. Bright sunlight wrinkles forehead and may trigger sharp pain atop head. The opthalmic division of trigeminal nerve refers pain to this region. If ocurring, daily see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on the top left side of my head that goes away and comes back through out the day what is it?

Sharp pain on the top left side of my head that goes away and comes back through out the day what is it?

Muscle spasm: Should be evaluated to rule out infection or intracranial disease but most likely muscle spasm due to bruxing. ...Read more

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I have this sharp pain on the side of my head also at the back of my head what do you think it could be?

Hard to tell: We need more info to know...Nature, severity, how long have you had it, and other physical and medical issues need to be evaluated...I strongly suggest that you make an appointment with your family doc for an evaluation... ...Read more

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When I bite down on my right side, I get a sharp pain in the right back side of my head. What could this be?

TMJ pain: The pain probably originates in the temporomandibular joint. A issue with a tooth could also be the cause. Ask your dentist to evaluate the problem. ...Read more

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I keep feeling this sharp pain around my head it comes and go. I never felt like this what could this possible be?

I keep feeling this sharp pain around my head it comes and go. I never felt like this what could this possible be?

Headache.: This is a headache although to describe it better I would need to know more about the nature of the headache / location / associations, etc. It would be reasonable to try a non steroidal agent such as Ibuprofen or naproxen. ...Read more

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I'm having a little pain on top of my head. Feels like a little sharp pain when it rubs up against anything. Need I see a Dr?

I'm having a little pain on top of my head. Feels like a little sharp pain when it rubs up against anything. Need I see a Dr?

Yes see doctor: Any kind of head should not be taken lightly. While most likely not serious it warrants an exam by a doctor ...Read more

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I have been having a sharp pain in my head for the past month-2 months, and I can't figure out what is going on, can you help me?

I have been having a sharp pain in my head for the past month-2 months, and I can't figure out what is going on, can you help me?

Do not ignore!: The answer is – do not ignore it! Pain is the language your body is talking to you; why would you ignore it? While most headaches are benign, those that are constant, long-standing, or severe definitely need attention. See your family physician, and be prepared to answer many more questions about your symptoms. ...Read more

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I get sharp pain in my head it happens on either right or left side for few secs I don't have any symptoms feel fine what is this?

I get sharp pain in my head it happens on either right or left side for few secs I don't have any symptoms feel fine what is this?

Get checked: I suggest that you have your cranial joints checked (TM joints, occiput, and frontal sinus at sphenoid junction), as well as the protective musculature for the presence of toxins and pathogens. ...Read more

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If I press on the side of my head and feel pain only when press do I need to be concerned? This is same place I been getting sharp pain.

Head pain: Probably nothing to worry about. If the sharp pain went away and now there is a soreness or tenderness to touch, it sounds like it's getting better. Nerves in the scalp sometimes get irritated for no known reason. If you ever get a sudden, extremely severe headache with any weakness, loss of vision, numbness or vertigo, you should go to the er to be checked out. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain in right side of my head every so often during the day its not unbearable but only lasts between 2-5 seconds what is this?

Who knows?: This is probably an atypical headache. There are a lot of things the human body does which are a mystery. Even being a doctor I frequently get symptoms or pain which I can't explain. Many times, even after extensive testing sources of pain, especially in the head and abdomen are never found. ...Read more

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Everytime I stand up I get a sharp pain in the right side of my head. When I'm sitting I don't feel pain only when I stand. What could this be?

Everything is connected: There are fascial connections between the head all the way down the spine to the sacrum. Then there's further attachments between the sacrum to the legs. So when you're standing straight, you're engaging all of these fascias. When you're sitting, you're relaxing these connections. If its troublesome, see an osteopathic Dr. (DO) to help evaluate and treat it. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Don? T understand sharp pain on side of head?

Don? T understand sharp pain on side of head?

Headaches: You are not alone. The exact understanding of headaches isn't known to the medical community or rather to anybody. 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. Consult your pcp or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Turn my head to left and have sharp pain down spine?

Nerve Pain: It sounds like you may have a pinched nerve or more likely a muscle strain or spasm. A nerve should have symptoms into your arm as well which you do not mention. Either way if this continues an evaluation by your physician is warranted if this continues ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in my top left side of my head. Any ideas?

Migraine?: Difficult to get a differential based on above symptoms. Do you have high blood pressure? Change in vision? What time of the day your headache/pain is worse? ...Read more

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When yawning I have a sharp pain at the top of my back and head?

Myofascial pain: Myofascial pain, often referred to as myofascial pain syndrome, is a regional muscle disorder that is a common cause of headaches and persistent pain in the face and neck. Mfp is characterized by the presence of one or more hyperirritable sites within the muscle known as myofascial trigger points.
Rec: see orofacial pain specialist for comprehensive exam and pain management. ...Read more

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What could cause a loud cracking sound and a sharp pain in my head?

What could cause a loud cracking sound and a sharp pain in my head?

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

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Get sharp pain every 6 min. On right side of head lasts a few seconds?

Get sharp pain every 6 min. On right side of head lasts a few seconds?

Stabbing Headache: Two types of headaches cause sharp transient pain: PRIMARY STABBING HA (Ice Pick HA) and SHORT-LASTING UNILATERAL NEURALGIFORM HEADACHE. The first type can occur anywhere in the head. The second type always occurs in or around the eye or temple area, and is accompanied by one or more of the following: tearing, conjunctival injection, runny/stuffy nose, facial/forehead sweating/flushing, ear fullness. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain on the top off my head when I cough, what could this be?

Coughing: Can cause the head to hurt, especially if one has been coughing for days. If this persists, you must see a doctor to treat your cough and to make sure there is nothing more serious going on. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sharp pain at top left side of my head when I am masturbating.

I am experiencing sharp pain at top left side of my head when I am masturbating.

Muscle tension: Most like muscle tension - but could be tendon, ligament or pulled nerve. you can discuss with your physician ...Read more