Could this occasional stabbing pain in my head be a precursor to stroke?
Occasionally, I will have a sharp stabbing head pain on my left side. My husband thinks they could be precursors to a stroke. It does not happen very often and never lasts for more than a few seconds. Can I put his mind at ease and let him know that the stabbing pain in my head does not signify stroke?
This does not sound like a precursor to a stroke. It sounds more like an "ice pick headache". They usually respond well to medications.
I would suggest being evaluated by a Neurologist. An evaluation, and treatment, might shed light on the cause and help alleviate these spells. Also, if it would set your mind at ease, a head scan could be obtained to make sure there is no stroke risk.
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