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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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I have a bump on the lower left side of my head thats 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 thats 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