Very sharp very painful stabbing pain on left side of my head temple area?

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I am 52, oxygen. asthema, and severe copd. I have started to have very sharp very painful stabbing pain on left side of my head temple area, almost above the ear. it stabs very quickly without warning. for a few seconds to a minute, then goes away for about 10 mintues and then it happens again. It started this morning. what can it be? Vonnie.

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Dear Vonnie;

What you're describing could be ice pick headaches. You can find more information in _Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics _. That said, nobody can confirm that via the Internet, so you really should see your doctor about these pains.

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John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

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