3 days of sharp stabbing pain. Very worried?

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    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.
             

     

    Full Answer:

    Dear 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.

     

    Please, do the safe thing by getting of the computer and calling your doctor as soon as possible.

     

    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

     

     

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Published On: January 14, 2013