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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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I have a pain behind my left ear lasts for second i had this experience 4 times for past 15 days.i don't have any head injury?

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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I have a pain behind my left ear lasts for second i had this experience 4 times for past 15 days.i don't have any head injury?

Stabbing pain?: You may have a variant of what are usually called stabbing headaches....except in this case the location of choice is behind your ear. Another possibility if the irritation of some small nerve twiglet behind your ear which for some reason is getting tweaked or stretched for some reason and then, it calls out to you....and you JUMP! See neurologist for further workup...maybe headache specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Head Injury (Definition)

A head injury is a condition in which there is injury to the skull, scalp, or brain. The injury may range from a minor bump on the head or a more severe brain injury. The head injury may result in an open wound with visible bleeding or it may result in a closed wound with internal bleeding ...Read more


Dr. Kevin Vaught
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I have an ear discharge, clear watery not very heavy no pain or head injury for about 12 hours .What can it be caused by please?

Dr. Kevin Vaught
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I have an ear discharge, clear watery not very heavy  no pain or head injury for about 12 hours .What can it be caused by please?

CSF leak: Clear drainage from your ear after a head injury is suggestive of a cerebrospinal fluid leak. If you have not already, you should see a neurosurgeon for further evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Carol van der Harst
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I have a sharp pain behind the ear on my skull happend a year ago i had concussion have had no other head injury since

Dr. Carol van der Harst
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I have a sharp pain behind the ear on my skull happend a year ago i had concussion have had no other head injury since

Sprain: If your injury was severe enough to cause a head injury, it is likely you injured the ligaments between your head and your neck. The mucles of the neck attatch to the bones of the head and can be very painful until healed. A year is sufficient time to heal this pain with the physical therapy you have probobly undergone. See a physiatrist for more help. Consider prolotherapy injections. ...Read more

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Dr. James Goodrich
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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Due 2 road acident i got head injury resulting damage of vestibuocolear nerve of my left inner ear's, ear drum is ok, i can't hear, any advice? Medicine

Dr. James Goodrich
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Due 2 road acident i got head injury resulting damage of vestibuocolear nerve of my left inner ear's, ear drum is ok, i can't hear, any advice? Medicine

Head injury: I would suggest seeing a ear doctor that deals wit cochlear implants for hearing as you might be eligible for this device. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How do I know if I have a serious head injury i got hit in head 5 times in different places from punches. There is only one spot that hurts when i touch and that is the temple. I don't know if I have the " battle sign" behind my ear but its starting to hu

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose your condition. I am assuming that you did not have a loss of consciousness since it was not mentioned. You could have a mild concussion without loss of consciousness. You might feel dazed, have blurred vision, nausea or vomiting, headache, confusion ad problems with your short term memory. A more significant injury could present with loss of consciousness, recurrent vomiting, persistent confusion, restlessess, feeling weak, a bad headache, loss of memory, slurred speech, feeling very tired and inability to walk. A basilar skull fracture requires a lot of force and can present with the “battle sign” bruising over the mastoid process. There can also be raccoon eyes (two black eyes) and clear liquid leaking from the nose or ears. If these things apply, then you may have a serious injury and should get medical attention. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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I have had constistant vertigo for the past 2 months, no head injury, no ear infection. What is going on?

Dr. Dan Fisher
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I have had constistant vertigo for the past 2 months, no head injury, no ear infection.  What is going on?

Several issues.: Tumor, vestibular neuronitis, stroke, benign positional paroxysmal vertigo, meniere's disease. Should have this looked at. ...Read more

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Dr. John Barbuto
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Head injury 35 days ago. Lump is still there. Constant high pitch ringing on left ear. Right hand has had slight tremble just as long???????

Dr. John Barbuto
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Head injury 35 days ago. Lump is still there. Constant high pitch ringing on left ear. Right hand has had slight tremble just as long???????

Needs formal eval: Unilateral (one sided) symptoms in context of head injury requires formal work-up (clinical evaluation and testing). Potential answers depend upon the nature and extent of the original head injury and current test findings. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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What can be the cause of constistant vertigo for the past 2 months without head injury, pregnancy, or ear infection?

Dr. Dan Fisher
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What can be the cause of constistant vertigo for the past 2 months without head injury, pregnancy, or ear infection?

Several issues.: Tumor, vestibular neuronitis, stroke, benign positional paroxysmal vertigo, meniere's disease. Should have this looked at. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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My son fell and hit my hard wood floor on wednesday night at nine. He has a golf ball size of a bruise and bump on the right side of his forehead and a bump above his ear. He was showing signs of head injury so I took him to the er. They said to watch him

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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My son fell and hit my hard wood floor on wednesday night at nine. He has a golf ball size of a bruise and bump on the right side of his forehead and a bump above his ear. He was showing signs of head injury so I took him to the er. They said to watch him

Sounds positive: Based upon your description, and now passage of almost 3 days, doubt you have any reasons to be concerned. If he were to get difficult to arouse, confused, have nausea and vomiting, these would be reasons to reassess. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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I have chronic sinusitis (opacified sinuses). I started sinus rinse but have ear pain, shooting pains in my head, and vertigo after rinse. Continue?

Dr. Katharine Cox
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I have chronic sinusitis (opacified sinuses).  I started sinus rinse but have ear pain, shooting pains in my head,  and vertigo after rinse. Continue?

No: Occasionally sinus rinses will force bacteria or fungus into other areas including the brain. They are not recommended. Gentle saline spray may help or topical steroids. The sinuses can be difficult to treat and sometimes require drainage. Ask for an ENT opinion. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

Injuries is also known as Injuries and wounds. An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Earache (Definition)

An earache can be a sharp, dull, or burning pain in one or both ears. The pain may ...Read more


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