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Lately I've been experiencing some sharp pain on the left side of my head. Its not really a head ache but something that randomly happens maybe once or twice throughout my day. I noticed this a few days ago while I was at work. I'm really not sure what to think of it so I'm hoping I could get a better understanding of what's going on. Or if its a serious matter and I need to go see a Doctor. Thanks for your help!! Sabrina.
Unexplained head pain should always be checked out by your doctor. Statistically, it's unlikely to be anything dangerous, but you certainly don't want to be on the wrong end of the statistics.
The only person who can tell you what's going on is your doctor who can review your and your family's medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and conduct a complete examination in person.
One possibility to discuss with your doctor is ice pick headaches. You can read more in Ice...
Full Question: For the past about 18 hours I have been having sharp pains on the left side of my head. It is not constant and did not keep me up last night. They go from my temple up a little. Just wondering if it could be serious. Thanks, Carisa. Answer: Dear Carisa; There are over 150 conditions that can cause headaches. Some are serious, some are not. Usually, headaches aren't an indication of a serious condition, BUT there is no way to know that until you see a doctor. I wish we had an easy answer for you, but the truth is that the only way for you to get an answer is by going to a doctor who will review your medical history and symptoms and conduct a full physical examination. You shouldn't take chances with headaches. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert If you need to find a headache and Migraine specialist, please see our listing of patient recommended specialists . About Ask the Clinician : Dr. Krusz is a recognized exper...
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.
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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Dr. Krusz is a recognized expert in the fields of headache and Migraine treatment and pain treatment. Each week, he and Lead Expert Teri Robert, team up to answer your questions about headaches and Migraines. You can read more a...
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