Keep Getting Sharp Pains My Head

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Stabbing, sharp, shooting pains on left side of head for 18 hours?

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For about 18 hours now I've been getting stabbing sharp shooting pains on the left side of my head.  It isn't constant but it comes and goes.  Sometimes it wont hurt for an hour but other times it keeps getting sharper and sharper.What could it be? Kenneth.

 
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Dear Kenneth;

 

Short stabbing pains are sometimes ice pick headaches. Take a look at Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics. That said, these pains could be any number of things, and the only person who can safely...

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