Sharp pain top left side of head. Mini strokes?

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    I am having a sharp pain in the left top side of my head. Its like a dime size spot. It sometimes runs a tingle up toward the front. My daughter said it could be mini strokes, is that possible? Pam.


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    Dear Pam;


    Although it's more likely that these pains are something else, yes, they could be indicative of a TIA or some kind of stroke activity.


    Unexplained head pain should always be investigated. Please see your doctor.


    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert



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