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Since yesterday morning, I experience sudden, frequent sharp

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Since yesterday morning, I experience sudden, frequent sharp stabbing like pain on the left side of my head, above the tample. This has settled for a couple of hours after taking I ibuprofen (I am not used taking painkillers at all) but has come back, and the intensity and frequency is the same this morning. I am a woman aged 53.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I’d be happy to assist you.

Have you monitored your blood pressure?

Lack of sleep?

Stress and anxiety?

Any other medical history?

Blurred vision,dizziness,nausea?

Stuffy nose,clogged ear?

Do you wear spectacles?

Alcohol and smoking history?


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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No blood pressure issues or lack of sleep. Just returned from a family holiday lasting 2 weeks, with no stress or anxiety involved. Have no blurred vision, dizziness, nausea stuffy nose or clogged ear. Wearing reading glasses only. Am non smoker but drank some wine during the holidays, moderately, none in the past 2 days. Mid June, I was diagnosed with labyrinthitis, but this cleared within 2 weeks.
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 1 year ago.

I understand your concern.

Well as you describe,such pain in the head region especially in the temple region can be caused by following causes including


Muscle tension type HA (headache)

Secondary to structural abnormalities in the brain

Secondary to temporal arteritis (inflammation of the artery in the temple area) etc

Initial phase of infection

Cervical spondylosis

High blood pressure.

First I recommend to monitor your BP for a safe side.

Second continue Ibuprofen alternately with Tylenol for next 2 days.

Your eye examination should be done to rule out refractive error in vision.

Also do gentle massage with muscle relaxant ointment on forehead,back of neck.

Cool compresses can be helpful.

Do deep breathing.

Hydrate yourself with plenty of fluids.

And if symptoms'll not improve over the time then see your doctor and undergo a thorough clinical evaluation & examination followed by any relevant investigations as necessary (for example a CT or MRI of the head, certain blood tests etc). If these investigations reveal the cause for the temple area pain then it will be treated appropriately.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.
It’s my pleasure to continue this conversation until you satisfy.
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Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 1 year ago.

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