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A headache lately and feel a fullness in my right ear. Could the two be related?

A headache lately and feel a fullness in my right ear. Could the two be related?

Possibly: Headaches and ear pain or fullness are both common complaints with jaw problems (TMJ) or sinus problems. Even allergies can cause both of these. See your doctor if this persists. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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I have two little bumps on my head that's hurts really bad, also just noticed a sore feeling by my right ear& headache . What can this be?

I have two little bumps on my head that's hurts really bad, also just noticed a sore feeling by my right ear& headache . What can this be?

ABSCESS FORMATION: Bumps on your head can be infection or abscess forming. Sore feeling by your right ear can be ear infection . So with all the infections going on, you are having headache. You need check-up and antibiotic rx. ...Read more

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Headache/neckache and a whoosh whoosh noise in my right ear, my heartbeat i believe. Is this serious ?

Headache/neckache and a whoosh whoosh noise in my right ear, my heartbeat i believe. Is this serious ?

Pulsatile tinnitus: Definitely seek further evaluation. Pulsatile ringing in your ear might be due to an abnormality of your blood vessels that might put you at risk for a hemorrhage. ...Read more

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Right side headache and my right ear aches how can I ease the pain?

Right side headache and my right ear aches how can I ease the pain?

See a doctor: Pain is an indicator of a problem. Inflammation or infection are likely causes. Best to get it checked to fix primary problem before it damages the ear or other structures. Once root cause is addressed, it will be safe to think about the pain ...Read more

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I've had a headache for about 4 days now that hasn't gone away and today i woke up with a ringing noise in my right ear, what is this?

I've had a headache for about 4 days now that hasn't gone away and today i woke up with a ringing noise in my right ear, what is this?

Need an office visit: Hello Kimberly. There are a number of things which can lead to headaches. Everything from muscle tightness, to tooth and ear infections to brain disease. I think you'd be best served by visiting your primary care physician so that you can have a complete examination. ...Read more

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Why do I always have pain behind my right ear, constant pain headache only on one side of my head?

Why do I always have pain behind my right ear, constant pain headache only on one side of my head?

Consult MD now: This could be many things from an earache, infection of the mastoid bone behind the ear, muscular including tmj, and more serious medical conditions. You shouldn't delay seeing your md. ...Read more

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I have a hard knot on my side above my right ear ad it has been there for over a week. It hurts and i keep getting headaches from it i believe. ?

Infected Cyst: This likely is an infected cyst. I would recommend that you be seen by a physician to evaluate this. It likely needs to be drained and possible you need antibiotic. ...Read more

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I'm having a headache behind my right ear for 4 months I have told my doctor but nothing gets done?

I'm having a headache behind my right ear for 4 months I have told my doctor but nothing gets done?

See a Neurologist: Pain behind the ear can come from mastoiditis but other causes include transverse/sigmoid sinus thrombosis, cervical spine disease, cervical dystonia... I believe a neurologist would be best suited to address those kind of issues. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had this really bad headache for about a week now it's been on and off for much longer. Right now I have a cold and pain in my right ear.?

I have had this really bad headache for about a week now it's been on and off for much longer. Right now I have a cold and pain in my right ear.?

Headaches : Are serious. You need to be checked out and be treated promptly as to what cause it. Of course it could stem from allergies, stress, migraines, sinus infection , ear or throat infection or more serious cases tumors, aneurysm etc plus other signs and symptoms to be considered. Or it could just be a simple case of flu or viral syndrome. Please go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi i'm hearing a heartbeat sound in my right ear all the time please anyone could tell what to do? And a headache on right side of my head

Hi i'm hearing a heartbeat sound in my right ear all the time please anyone could tell what to do? And a headache on right side of my head

Look into: You should have your blood pressure checked. The elevated pressure can cause headaches as well as a pulsating sound in the ears. ...Read more

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I've had a headache in back of my head and over my right ear for 1 month. CT came back clean. What could be the problem? Neck is not painful/stiff.

I've had a headache in back of my head and over my right ear for 1 month. CT came back clean. What could be the problem? Neck is not painful/stiff.

Muscle spasm, strain: Have you had an acute neck injury, or suffer chronic neck strain because of some activity? Is the pain long-standing or short? Local heat, medication like acetaminophen, or ibuprofen and naproxen can be helpful. ...Read more

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I just got a really sharp pain in my right ear, followed by a throbbing headache. I have a history with pseudotumor cerebri. could this be a sign of it flaring up again?

Answer this question: Since you've got a DX of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH- new name for PC) can you recall when you 1st started having symptoms? What were they? Headache is commonly part of IIH but sharp ear pain- a bit uncommon in a classic presentation. Wanna chat? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR to set up an appointment. Remember Nov 1st- Clocks go back. ...Read more

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I have 3 hard, painful lumps on the bone behind my right ear. Im starting to get a slight headache and a little naseas. What is it?

Infection?: I think it is time for you to check with your doctor to find out what's wrong if the problem has gone on for more than a couple of days or has been getting more severe. ...Read more

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I have a kinda bad headache on the right side of my head kind of up and behind my right ear. What does it mean and how do I get rid of it?

I have a kinda bad headache on the right side of my head kind of up and behind my right ear. What does it mean and how do I get rid of it?

Occipital headaches: Lesser and greater occipital nerves live in the area of your head where you are describing pain. What frustrates patients is that these nerves can cause pain without any traumatic event. You didn't mention any visual disturbances (blurry, double vision) or other red flags so that a NSAID may be beneficial. Your PCP may have Toradol in house to give you for fairly quick reduction in head symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump behind my right ear. Wasnt painful at first. But now is getting bigger and painful and am having really bad headaches.

Get checked : You must have it checked. It could be a cyst or abscess . Both can be be easily treated , though without an exam and seeing this "lump" it is difficult to make an accurate diagnosis . See your doctor for a physical exam , he/she will determine what it is , treatment or alternatively determine if it requires referral to see a specialist or not . ...Read more

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I have a headache, sometimes in the back of my neck. Only my right gland is very large and my right ear aches. What is this?

I have a headache, sometimes in the back of my neck. Only my right gland is very large and my right ear aches. What is this?

workup: No one can answer this on line you need to be examined and may need some tests and x-rays. The best doctor to start with is a ENT specialist. As your primary health care provider for a referral. ...Read more

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I have a medium size bean shaped size bump behind my right ear that's hard and tender to the touch. It causes mild headaches.

I have a medium size bean shaped size bump behind my right ear that's hard and tender to the touch. It causes mild headaches.

Duration?: If just started, likely a reactive lymph node. If so, wait 7-10 days. If still present, see MD. I present for more than a few weeks now, see MD. ...Read more

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I have a now constant dull pain behind my right ear not like a headache . No pain in ear.Between the back of my ear and back of my head on my skull.?

Facial Pain: There are many reasons for your dull pain from trauma to headache to possible TMJ issues. You will need to go to the doctors to have a proper diagnosis to eliminate all possible issues. ...Read more