Full Question: I have small PFO and migraine with aura. Diagnosed by a neurologist. During my contrast bubble echo cardiogram study i developed a Migraine aura with micropsia, dysphasia and sudden sharp pain in the left side of my head, during the valsalva, and went on to have a full Migraine with my normal right sided headache, forty minutes after the aura. Was this sharp pain a TIA, or my migraine? Should I have a CT brain scan. Many thanks. Pat. Answer : Dear Pat; A not uncommon problem with Migraines is that they can present symptoms that are quite difficult to distinguish from the symptoms of TIA or stroke. There are multiple possibilities here -- the test could have triggered a Migraine; something else could have triggered a Migraine; you could have experienced both TIA and Migraine. Without examining you, it's impossible to hazard an opinion. Please discuss this with your physician at the earlies possible opportunity. He may order at CT scan or MRI to be certain. Good lu...
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.
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 .
Can pain in the jaw or teeth be an indication of a heart attack? How do I tell if a pain in my arm or shoulder is due to a heart condition?
These questions are quite common and frequently asked, and not always easily or correctly answered in magazines and journals. In fact, pain caused by an inadequate supply of oxygen to the heart can occur in many different forms. Although, once in a while, the location and description of the discomfort may be odd, but, fortunately, most of the time it is similar. The majority of the time patients describe a tightness, heaviness or constriction in the mid-chest or upper abdomen that appears to also be present in one or the other shoulder. The discomfort may also be noted in the upper biceps, elbow and wrist (on either side) and on occasion may feel like it is “going through” to the back. Heart pain can also be noted in the jaw and teeth. It is more common for heart-related discomfort to affect the lower jaw than the upper jaw. Occ...
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