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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

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

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Could sharp pain in top of head and lihgtheadedness be caused from allergies?

Could sharp pain in top of head and lihgtheadedness be caused from allergies?

Possible cause: 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

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Left neck felt sharp pain. Now dull pain and left arm burns n back n top of head hurts. What could cause this?

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

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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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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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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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What could cause a sharp pain on shaft/head of penis?

What could cause a sharp pain on shaft/head of penis?

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

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Keep getting a sharp pain on the top of my head and pains in my neck, i'm a heroin addict and i've been getting these pains for some time, thanks Damo?

Keep getting a sharp pain on the top of my head and pains in my neck, i'm a heroin addict and i've been getting these pains for some time, thanks Damo?

Possible: cervical nerve damage. Please consult your private physician and hopefully you have not developed neurological damage from abuse of heroin: good luck- get medical attention, ASAP. ...Read more

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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

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 : 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

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I had a sharp pain at the top of my head when straining during a bowel movement. What could this be?

I had a sharp pain at the top of my head when straining during a bowel movement. What could this be?

Cough headache: Headache only triggered by straining is a rather uncommon condition. It could be primary cough headache, a benign condition that precipitated by coughing or straining in the absence of any intracranial disorder. Primary cough headache is usually bilateral and predominantly affects patients older than 40 years of age. However, it could happen in any age. ...Read more

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Sharp pain like a line going from the top of my head on the right, to my eye, down the side of my nose. had the head pain first, mild dull pain?

Sharp pain like a line going from the top of my head on the right, to my eye, down the side of my nose. had the head pain first, mild dull pain?

Migraine: The character of pain described, may suggest migraine or ohter type of tension headache. The former is oftern accompanied by an "aura", a feeling that you are about to get headache, accompanied at times with nausea and photophobia. OTC NSAIDS oftern help, but consult with a PMD for an initial workup is warranted to rule out other medical condition. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi. Could sore gums around my wisdom teeth and a sore jaw cause a sharp pain in the back left side of my head?

Head pain: Sharp head pains in the back of your head are unlikely to be directly caused by those dental problems. They are more likely to be neuralgia which is an irritable/mildly inflamed superficial nerve in the scalp(occipital neuralgia). This tends to resolve without any treatment. More sustained pain can be due to a pinched occipital nerve where it emanates from the neck vertebra from a spur or disc ...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?

Left sided headaches: If the headache is one sided and comes and goes, it is possible it is a variant of a migraine syyndrome. Temporal arteritis can give one sided headaches that are usually throbbing in nature. Other kinds of sharp pain can come from the scalp, if there is something irritating the skin. ...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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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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I get a sharp pain on the top off my head when i cough, what could this be?

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