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Why does my bottom left side of my head keep hurting exspesaly when I'm under stress been doing it for at least 4 months now?

Why does my bottom left side of my head keep hurting exspesaly when I'm under stress been doing it for at least 4 months now?

Probably tension!: Complex issues are suggested. See us or your doctor for evaluation. Meanwhile try reducing stimulants such as caffeine. Work or sleep hygiene. Apply intermittent ice packs for 5 minutes. Rub in Aspercreme. Sleep warm! Do stretching before relaxing and during stress. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Why does my left side of my head, ear and jaw hurt every day I been having this pain for a while especialy at nigth?

Why does my left side of my head, ear and jaw hurt every day I been having this pain for a while especialy at nigth?

TMJ or infection: There are a number of possible reasons your jaw pain is localized to this area however the most frequent causes are usually one of two problems. In your age group pain in this area is frequently related to an erupting wisdom tooth either causing infection or irritation of the area you described. Temporomandibular joint disorders also are a possible cause. ...Read more

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Why does the left side of my head hurt?

Why does the left side of my head hurt?

Migraine: Unilateral headaches can often be migraines. Headaches is general can be caused by nothing or something serious ie tumor, infection, bleeding. The headache duration, intensity at onset, and presence of other symptoms are very important in diagnostics. See a medical doctor if your headache has any worrisome features such as sensitivity to light, causes disruption of sleep, nausea or vomiting. ...Read more

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Why does the left side of my head hurt only when I press my finger down on it?

Why does the left side of my head hurt only when I press my finger down on it?

Why are you doing it: Why are you pressing your finger down on the left side of your head? That's probably the reason for the pain. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/headache.html ...Read more

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Why does the left side of my head hurt when I cough or laugh?

Why does the left side of my head hurt when I cough or laugh?

Maybe sinus: Possibly you have sinus congestion and when you do these things, your sinus blockage/congestion is being aggravated. ...Read more

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Right and left side of my head hurt along with it radiating to my left part of the upper back is this muscle spasms from the citalopram used to be on?

Right and left side of my head hurt along with it radiating to my left part of the upper back is this muscle spasms from the citalopram used to be on?

See your physician: There are many types of headaches (migraine, tension, cluster) and many reasons for each type. Alternatively, you could have sinus or other issues. It would be helpful for you to keep a log of the frequency, duration, location, and intensity of your headaches, along with associated symptoms, and take it to your physician. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/headache.html ...Read more

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Why does only the left side of my head hurt, along with my left ear and the left side of my throat?

Why does only the left side of my head hurt, along with my left ear and the left side of my throat?

See the Doctor: The age of eruption for the wisdom tooth to come out is from age 17-21. It can also be your tmj. You may start by visiting a dentist and if it is not dental related, you will be referred to an eent. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the lower left side of my head that's hurts and is causing me to have a headache. What could that be?

I have a bump on the lower left side of my head that's hurts and is causing me to have a headache. What could that be?

Lymph node: The most likely answer is a swollen lymph node. Acne at the hair line or an upper respiratory infection can cause the lymph nodes at the base of the skull and neck to capture infection and swell. The surrounding neck muscles that insert into the skull spasm due to the swollen lymph node and cause tension headaches. If the symptoms persist then see your medical doctor. ...Read more

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I hit the left side of my head and didn't develop a headache until later in the day. The spot I hit hurts significantly more. Should I be worried?

I hit the left side of my head and didn't develop a headache until later in the day. The spot I hit hurts significantly more. Should I be worried?

SoundsOK-GiveItTime: Sounds like you're still standing, awake & conversant. Good! I'd only worry if the headache worsened &/or you started vomiting/getting dizzy &/or your vision was changing or the headache persisted for longer than a week or interfered with sleep or in general just bothered you over time. A headache after a head bump is common. Those other symptoms could be worrisome. Give it time, I'm sure you'll be OK ...Read more

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Why sometimes my left side of my head hurts by my temple? I have slight sharp pains. It doesn't feel like a headache. It would happen then go away

Why sometimes my left side of my head hurts by my temple? I have slight sharp pains. It doesn't feel like a headache. It would happen then go away

Neuralgia: Neuralgia is a condition causing sharp, shooting pains coming from nerves in the scalp area and not from brain pathology. They are more of a nuisance disorder than anything serious. If symptoms worsen have your md check you and order any pertinent tests however. ...Read more

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I have tenderness in the back left side of my head and neck it is giving me a headache on my left side. Hurts when I turn my head and neck.?

I have tenderness in the back left side of my head and neck it is giving me a headache on my left side. Hurts when I turn my head and neck.?

Muscle spasm: Sounds like spasm or inflammation in the neck muscles causing the headache. I would see your chiropractor for treatments and take NSAIDs. Moist heat may also help ...Read more

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My left arm feels heavy and I feel slightly dizzy and nauseous. I have a slight headache which hurts more on the left side of my head. I feel very weighed down on my left side. I'm very worried about this.

My left arm feels heavy and I feel slightly dizzy and nauseous. I have a slight headache which hurts more on the left side of my head. I feel very weighed down on my left side. I'm very worried about this.

Left-sided heaviness: Hello. The left sided heaviness you describe could represent a neuropathy, but I would suggest evaluation by a Neurologist to make sure that no evidence of a more sinister neurologic syndrome is present. You should start with a local physician that could steer you to a competent Neurologist. ...Read more

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The left top side of my head feels numb after the numb feeling goes away my head hurt on that side what could be the cause?

The left top side of my head feels numb after the numb feeling goes away my head hurt on that side what could be the cause?

Most likely migraine: Migraine is a type of headache resulting from imbalance of brain chemicals, especially serotonin. While sensitivity to light, nausea, vomiting, flashing lights are common symptoms, numbness can be a precursor symptom. Especially in women, hormone changes associated with menses can trigger. You need to be evaluated by your doctor; effective treatments are available and other causes need excluding. ...Read more

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For about a week I had a headache in the right upper side of my head which only hurts me on touch, also my left hand/leg are getting numb faster.

See a dr: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked if it doesn't get better in the next month. ...Read more

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Why do my head hurt on left side?

Why do my head hurt on left side?

Vague: Need to see a dr. If this is a common occurrence. You need to have a thorough history and examination. ...Read more

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When I have a headache and shake my head it hurts intensely bad on left side near temple, is this normal?

When I have a headache and shake my head it hurts intensely bad on left side near temple, is this normal?

Kinda sorta: Most people with bad headaches tend to remain still and quiet because movement tends to exacerbate there headaches. In your case, the left side of your head begins hurting much more when you move your head about by shaking. I don't know if that is common among headache people but it is true that there pain can get worse with movement. Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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Got headache on left side of the head near temples. Pain is like a heartbeat comes and goes every second. Really hurts. Can I miss school. What to do?

Could be dental: I would seek out medical attention first and rule out medical perpetuating factors. After your physician finds no medical issues I would ask your dentist about muscle tension headaches and go thru a consult and diagnosis for tmd. I spend 6-8 weeks with my clients and if your pain goes away which of course only you know I would continue with therapy. Therapy is a plastic appliance that stretches. ...Read more

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Is it common to get headache with tmj on the opposite side of head? My rt jaw hurts but headache on left side

Is it common to get headache with tmj on the opposite side of head? My rt jaw hurts but headache on left side

Not related: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your PCP for headache evaluation, tests, imaging and treatment options. See your dentist for TMJ syndrome. ...Read more

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My left ear and side of head hurt. What could be wrong?

My left ear and side of head hurt. What could be wrong?

Too vague: I could list a variety of problems. Your symptoms are too general to make any diagnosis. That being said, headache is the most likely problem, unless you suffered trauma (i.e. A fall, or car accident). If the symptoms get worse go to a doctors office. ...Read more

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I hit my head on a window frame. I hit the temple, left side, above the back of my cheekbone and at level with my eyebrow. It hurts when I add pressure to it and it hurts when I chew. I don't have a headache yet. What should I do?

I hit my head on a window frame. I hit the temple, left side, above the back of my cheekbone and at level with my eyebrow. It hurts when I add pressure to it and it hurts when I chew. I don't have a headache yet. What should I do?

Ice + pain meds: Sounds like you are sore where you got hit. Take some analgesia and ice may help. If symptoms persist or change or your teeth do not feel right when you close your mouth you may need an xray. ...Read more

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My head hurts in the lower left side of my skull the Dr's I have seen say tension headache or a muscle spasm I have had the headache since Dec 25th?

My head hurts in the lower left side of my skull the Dr's I have seen say tension headache or a muscle spasm I have had the headache since Dec 25th?

Most likely cause: If the pain is aching or bank like, not accompanied by nausea or vomiting, if not throbbing, if it is more of a moderate grade pain that doesn't interfere with your ability to function, it is more than likely a tension type. I am assuming you have had a CT scan or MRI. ...Read more

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Causes of headache on left side of head above the ear and it hurts to touch my head in that area. No trauma, neck pain, or shoulder pain...

See dentist: You may have a jaw problem from grinding or clenching your teeth especially when sleeping. Suggest you get your jaws checked. If nothing there, then perhaps a MRI may be in order if the problem has been present for more than a few weeks or is getting worse. ...Read more

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Left sided headache from front of head to back. Mainly temple and around ear. Hurts when bend over and cough and sneeze. Intermittent pain in neck?

Left sided headache from front of head to back. Mainly temple and around ear. Hurts when bend over and cough and sneeze. Intermittent pain in neck?

See below: You may have an irritated disc or joint in your neck. Coughing and sneezing increases the pressure in the discs of your neck which may suggest this is coming from your disc more than the joints or muscles. Neck pain can cause muscle spasms that refer pain to the back of the head often causing headaches. See your physician if symptoms don't improve within 1 week. ...Read more