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Pain in head when swallowing. Pressure behind eye. Have broken tooth. MRI shows mass. Should I be concerned?

For the last few years I periodically get a sharp pain on the right side of my head when swallowing. It feels very similar to that of an intense brain freeze, however lasting seconds but only after I swallow. I feel slight pressure behind the right eye. I thought it was associated with a broken tooth, but after visiting the dentist he assured me that it could not be. I feel like it might be associated with allergies? I did have a MRi about 5 years ago indicating a small triangular mass, what I guess they felt was a small calcium deposit. Should I be concerned?
Asked On : Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.
The description of your intermittent pain sounds like a neuralgic pain.
It responds to medications such as carbamazepine.
Calcium deposit in the brain in unlikely to be related to your current symptoms, however, if you could upload the MRI report here, it would be useful.
Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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Answered: Mon, 27 May 2013
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