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A 22-year-old male asked:

ive had slight pressure in the left side of my neck, near the center for about 3 weeks. ear pain now and then. smoked for a month then quit. serious?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Pain: It is great that you have stopped smoking. There is a nerve at the base of your skull that may be causing you pain based on your description of the location. To,fully assess the ear pain your doctor needs to look at your ear canal and ear drum. Schedule an appointment and feel better.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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