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A 44-year-old female asked:

Not dx'd but wondering if i should be evaluated for trigeminal neuralgia. besides the shock-like pain behind same ear every time scalp pain top head.

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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Not typical: Does not exactly sound typical if trigeminal neuralgia.
Dr. Zachary Levine
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
If it behind the ear it may be Ramsay hunt syndrome. Typically TN is in the face and cheek area. It is rarely in the scalp ans this is not in the distribution of the trigeminal nerve.
May 8, 2013

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