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Sharp pain in earlobe

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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 49 years experience
Hard to say: I would start with a ear, nose and throat specialist. This could be anything from a a tumor near the ear canal (ocoustic neuroma) to chronic otitus (a... Read More

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
See ENT: If new, wait a few days. If longer, see ENT doc for evaluation.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Posterior ear pain: Pain behind the ear could be spread of infection to the mastoid air cells and you should be seen by your doctor who prescribed your current antibiotic... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Ear, TMJ or?: Most common cause of non ear related ear pain is TMj. Can be a number of things, some minoir, some serious. Best place to start is ENT doc.
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Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Ear pain: Does it radiate? Only one side? Any facial symptoms? If just behind left ear, could be ear infection, nerve pain as it is usually sharp, TMJ prob... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Directly behind?: There are a set of lymph nodes that drain the scalp and the outer ear.... Or it could be an ear infection, or a scrape, or an ingrown hair... Have som... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Neuralgia: Such sharp,jabbing pains in that area are often due to neuralgia which is an irritable superficial nerve. This is more of a nuisance than anything ser... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Let me explain: Numerous conditions and problems can cause outer ear pain. According to the university of illinois medical center, ear pain can range from mild to sev... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Several options: If the sharp pain is triggered by touching or wind blowing on the area it might be a neuralgia of the occipital or upper cervical nerves. If it just ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robin Merlino
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Ear pain: This could be TMJ syndrome due to grinding your teeth. Ask your dentist if he/she sees evidence of such. A night guard may be beneficial
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