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...
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Risks immediately after surgery
Possible risks include:
bleeding or infection
scar tissue formation , especially if you have abdominal surgery (instead of the minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery). Scar tissue can be painful.
intestinal blockage and/or injury to internal organs , although these are rare
The following side effects can occur in the days or weeks after surgery:
pain as a result of either the incision(s) or the inflation of the abdominal cavity for laparoscopic surgery
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