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Break Skull Through Ear
If l turn head slightlyor inawkward direction, get this jolt going through my skull it's like electricity & fire surging in my head warmsup in30sec?
Jolt: Your cervical nerves are irritated and may be entrapped. See a neurologist. ...Read more
I have a deformed skull it looks like I have a cone head. Is is possible to get it fixed through surgery if not what can be done?
Look at your baby: Pictures. Likely, a suture line of your skull closed prematurely in infancy. You're a bit old for the type of surgery done on infants for premature craniostenosis. If you can't disguise it by a haircut & it really bothers you, ask your doctor for referral to a craniofacial clinic with a neurosurgeon & plastic surgeon who can tell you risks vs. Benefits of surgery on an adult. ...Read more
What causes slight bulg in back neck (base of skull) extreme pain that shoots through my head into left eye and gives me extreme migraine soon after?
Headaches?: Sometimes it can be muscle tension or spasms. ...Read more
At about ear level on the right side of my skull I can feel a bone that feels bigger than the left side, it doesn't cause any pain but im worried.
It may be normal but: It may be normal but when you visit your doctor next let him/her look at it ...Read more
When I lay down I feel presssure in my skull. Doesn't necessarily hurt or not always left ear also ringing continuous ly what could be causing this?
Two round hard, and almost the size of a dime on the back and lower part of my skull, one on each side closer to the ears?
"Closer to"?: By "closer to" do you mean just behind and below your earlobes? Do you mean your mastoid processes? If so, they've been there your whole life. Odd that you didn't notice them till now. Look at some diagrams of skull anatomy. ...Read more
What causes pain at base of skull and below ears on both sides? Not like a usual headache just pain.
Some thots: You might be having jaw issues, "TMJ", and dentist can assess. Neck problems could also cause pain in these areas. An X ray could reveal answer. ...Read more
I've gotten migraines my whole life. Always on right side. I have a long dent in my skull from top all the way down to ear. Where pain is. Concerning?
I'm a 16 year old female, now and again I swear my skull is changing shape, its always at the very back on the side so between the ear and the back??
Seek evaluation: By your physician and tell them your concerns. ...Read more
I have a small bumb behind my ear (on the skull). It doesn't hurt and doen't hurt when I touch it. It increases and decreases in size.
Probably nothing: The most common cause is a postauricular lymph node which may have been there for ages without you knowing. If you recently had scalp irritation it could flare up and get bigger. The other common consideration is a dermoid cyst, which is benign. If it isn't growing or you don't find other new nodes around it, it likely can wait to discuss with your primary doctor at your next check up. ...Read more
What does it mean when my ears and the back of my head at the base of my skull/top of my neck really hurts?
Could Be Many Things: If w. Fever, a # of different infectns in areas (diff parts of ear/skull or mastoid area and even spinal cord) poss related to your pain. Could be related to your blood vessel or vascular system, so important to check your blood pressure, or other vascular inflammatory cause. Hopefully just muscular tension, but best to see your doc asap to be sure it is nothing worrisome/dangerous. If bad g2 er. ...Read more
I'm 16 and there's a bump on the back oft my skull in the center at ear level. What is going to be the after effects?
Bu, p is what I think it is. It is a PART OF YOUR SKULL! The normal skull has many "BUMPS" and, in fact, there are people who study such bumps (PHRENOLOGY) believing that they reflect personality traits of the "owner"
Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Pain at the base of the skull right behind my left ear, comes and goes but is so sharp when it does occur what could it be?
Pain: Hard to evaluate you over the internet but any pain that hasn't improved after a week or so should probably be looked at. You could try some ibuprofen and/or decongestants for a day or so. Heat and massage may work for muscle aches. But if not improving or if getting worse, get in and see an MD to make sure it's nothing serious ...Read more
My partner has 2 lumps on the back of her skull, 1 at each side and its painful for her to touch, her ears are also itchy. What could this be?
Several things: It could be a number of things. This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. ...Read more
I'm 39 & I've noticed a change in the Shape of my skull. The flat area @ my crown is a deeper dent & I have a ridge behind both ears? Causes/concerns?
Should not change: Once the skull has finished growing which is no later than 25 years old there should be no change in the skull shape. Behind the ears, the skull does feel like ridges. A further indentation at the crown area would indicate possibly some new bone growth. There are some disorders in which this occurs but they are not usually selective to just the skull. Paget's is one. See your MD and be checked. ...Read more
I noticed a dent in my skull, located 2" above the middle of my ear on the rt side. The dent started about 1 1/2 " and now it's about 4 1/2 " no fall?
Get it evaluated: That is a weird one but just see a doctor and have him/her look at the area. ...Read more
Not relevant for sit: The site is not designed to answer homework questions or be a substitute for simple reference work. Look up an anatomy site and do your own counting. If you are interested in relevant health need issues, submit a question to the site. ...Read more
May be TMJ: This complaint suggests inflammation of the TMJ joint. People who gring or clench their teeth often get this. People who have misaligned teeth can get this. There are also lymph nodes in area which can get infected ofr inflammed. Rarely tumors of the parotid gland can cause these complaints. Yiou need checking by you dentist and doctor. Try soft diet, no gum, warm packs, aleve, (naproxen) etc. ...Read more
See doctor: You should see an ENT (ear nose throat) specialist to be sure there is nothing seriously wrong. Good luck to you! ...Read more
Ossicular chain: The middle ear is an air-filled space inside the temporal bone, which is part of the skull. The ossicles (malleus, incus, and stapes) are suspended in the middle ear space by tiny ligaments and 2 small muscle tendons. They are connected to one another by tiny joints. The malleus interfaces with the eardrum, and the stapes with the inner ear via the oval window. The incus connects malleus to stapes ...Read more
I've been having on and off pain behind my left ear at the base of skull for about a month now. Is this serious?
Get checked: Tthe mastoid process is part of the temporal bone behind the ear near the skull. This bony process can get infected and if so will cause pain. The pathogens associated with the infection need to be identified and detoxified. ...Read more
Small hard lump on skull, just behind ear. Had it for years, sometimes more prominent but not bigger/ smaller. What could this be?
Experience pain behind skull, left side above left ear. Been 3 days after night of bowling and some drinks. Feel when shake head?
Go to ER: The symptoms you are describing could mean anything from a simple viral associated headache, a pinch nerve in your neck or an atypical migraine to something more serious such as meningitis or a leaking aneurysm. In short it needs an examination by a doctor immediately to rule out anything more sinister. ...Read more
I've just discovered a new indentation in my skull. For the past few weeks I've had tingling and itching along both ears. Could thus be serious?
Unlikely.: All skulls have dents and bulges. In fact, a pseudoscience popular in the 1800s called phrenology claimed to be able to diagnose illnesses from those irregularities. Your indentation has probably been there all along, but if you're worried about it, let your doctor check it out. ...Read more
The back of my head got hit very hard and I had a good size knot down low at the base of my skull behind my ear, it hurts pretty bad and not sure?
Head: You should have it checked out immediately. Go to a good ER by you. You may need a scan ...Read more
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