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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
?nerve compression: Clearly, your description suggests for whatever reason, compression of greater occipital nerve. Could be due to cervical arthritis, posture, and even ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Seek medical: attention for further evaluation of numbness behind your ear.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Numbness: You have pain affecting the three roots of the third cranial nerve, the trigeminal nerve,. Hence you may have trigeminal neuralgia.See a neurologist ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Yes: a pinched nerve hihg in the neck or cervical spine can produce symptoms as you have described. you may have a bone spur or disc narrowing the outlet o ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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Go to ER: The symptoms you are describing could mean anything from a simple viral associated headache or an atypical migraine to something more serious such as ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
That's a need for MD: Best solution would be to have this examined by a professional (family doctor), and throat cultured and assessed. Upper respiratory tract infections ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Vertigo+numbness: Given the numbness, best to be examined in an urgent care center ASAP. May be an unusual migraine, but best to be sure.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience in neurology
Not likely: Unless you see fluid filled rashes almost in a line, it is not likely to be shingles. It becomes clear with in 3-4 days. If it is on one side only the ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Do not believe: that fluid in middle ear is the cause of these symptoms. Please see your physician for evaluation.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or alle ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
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35 years experience in Pain Management
CervicogenicHeadache: Is a very common headache secondary to neck involvement. Cervicogenic headache is a unilateral pain provoked by neck movement or by pressure on the ne ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Suggest you see an : ENT and audiologist for full evaluation. Ringing in the ears is usually from hearing loss and is not reversible but can be caused by some meds. You ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
21 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
ENT eval: This combo of symptoms requires a careful clinic assessment by ENT exam and an audiogram (hearing test), then an MRI per judgement of the ENT. Vertig ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Sinusitis: Your description sounds most like sinusitis. Go see a regular doctor for further evaluation and treatment.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience in Endodontics
Many possibilities: Start by a good exam w an ENT dr.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Non-specific: An ear infection can be confined to the skin of the ear canal (external otitis) or fluid or pus in the middle ear space (otitis media). The latter is ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Spine or neuro: Either a spine surgeon or neurologist can help with that.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Possibly: You are in need need of a tinnitus evaluation
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
Subjective complaint: The symptoms listed are subjective, meaning there are no associated physical signs (at least via internet). A dr obtained medical history & physical e ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Webber
31 years experience in Cardiology
Likely noncaddiac: Normal heart beats can frequently be heard by patients when they lie on their side or ear. It's a common complaint i hear in the office. We title it " ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
39 years experience in Dentistry
TMD?: Those symptoms may indicate a tmj/craniomandibluar disorder, or cmd. A bad bite, or malocclusion, can cause all of these issues. Neuromuscular evalu ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See ENT: Hearing loss and ringing in one ear can occasionally be a symptom of something more serious. Need full hearing test and examination by ENT doctor.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Neurologic sxs: Tinnitus is produced by the eighth cranial nerve and numbness of the face and ear is primarily the fifth cranial nerve. Those two nerves are not very ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Likely ear infection: If you have had multiple ear infections, you could have something more serious occurring, such as a cholesteatoma. I would recommend seeing your phys ... Read More
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