Chest pain afflicts people of all ages. It doesn’t make a distinction based on demographics or social position. Having chest pain can unnerve a person. The fear is that a heart blockage could be lurking around the corner, a blockage that could be the “big one”- the one that stops a person in their tracks. As a cardiologist I see people of all ages who develop chest pain. Chest pains come in many sizes and shapes. They might be experienced as fullness, heaviness, an aching, a drawing, burning, squeezing, fluttering, and many, many other ways. One very common presentation for chest pain is that of a sharp chest pain. Sharp can be perceived as stabbing, like a needle or a knife is piercing the skin. Do you have this type of chest pain? Do you experience a stabbing feeling of pain in the chest? If you do then know that you’re in good company. You don’t need to think you’re strange or odd. Most peo...
I just started having sharp stabbing pains of the left side of my head just above the left ear. It feels like someone is stabbing with a sharp object and is very painful. It doesn't last too long. Sometimes I get them one after the other and sometimes it goes away and them comes back, but right after this happens I get tingling all over my left check and then going down to the jaw are.
I've have this now going on 3 days. Today the jabbing is going to my forehead mainly on the left side. I'm very worried. Thanks, Rose.
This isn't a question that anyone can safely answer via the Internet. It needs to be addressed by a physician who can review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, and examine you in person.
What you describe could be ice pick headaches, but we cannot say if it is or not. You can find some information in Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics .
I'm a 63-year-old athlete with COPD. I am also a lung cancer survivor and lost one half of my right lung to this disease. I am grateful to still be here since only 16 percent of those diagnosed with lung cancer survive.
I have always defined myself as an athlete. And despite obstructed breathing and a need for regular, daily medications, I still manage to climb, bike, hike and kayak regularly. Ironically, one of the things I love best was the cause of my diagnosis.
In 2008, while snowshoeing with my dog, Sophie, I slipped and fell onto a pile of sharp and jagged rocks. I was on a very steep portion of the Superior Hiking Trail in Northern Minnesota, which is quite isolated. I was knocked out and today I wonder if I might have frozen to death if Sophie hadn’t been there licking my face to wake me up. I had broken three ribs and had to hike back two miles to the lodge, leaning on Sophie the entire time.
I didn’t realize at the time how lucky that fa...
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