Sharp pain left side of head, comes and goes?

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    I'm in fairly good health but for the past 30 years I have been experiencing a sharp pain in the front left side of my head, its not a headache. It comes and goes sometimes I wont have it for maybe 5 years then it comes and goes today and a few months ago, please help me on this, I'm a 53 year old female. Anabela.


    Full Answer:

    Dear Anabela;


    Get thee to a doctor!


    Seriously, what you're describing could be ice pick headaches. You can find more info on them in Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics. Also, please see Seeking Migraine and Headache Diagnoses and Medical Advice.

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Published On: August 14, 2013

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