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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes stabbing pains at back right side of head?

For about 3 weeks I have had a random pain in the right back side of my head. 4 fingers from my ear and 4 fingers from the top of my neck. If I cough or sneeze it feels like I'm going to blow a blood vessel. Also for time to time in goes thru to my eye. Which feels like the is a cord connecting the two and is being twisted. My mother is extremely concerned since 10 people in my biological fathers family have died from brain aneurysm. Any advice?
Wed, 12 Jun 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

The symptoms are consistent with common causes like migraine or tension headache, as first-line management, you can try analgesics like aceclofenac or tramadol for pain relief.
If symptoms persist, better to consult a neurologist and plan for an MRI brain to rule out possible intra cranial (inside the brain) causes.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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