Top 20 Doctor insights on: Causes of ear lobe numbness

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I have a knot in front of my earlobe that's been there for a few months. It's hard, moves a little, and causes bad ear pain. Lobe occasionally numb.?

I have a knot in front of my earlobe that's been there for a few months. It's hard, moves a little, and causes bad ear pain. Lobe occasionally numb.?

Keloid?: This sounds like a keloid most likely. These most commonly develop following ear piercing or other trauma and are more common in darker skinned people. They can be removed by a dermatologist or other surgeon if large. If small injections with steroid can help decrease them in size and reduce pain. ...Read more

Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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I just had a crawling and tingling sensation from my frontal lobe to the left ear now there’s numbness in the same area, head is heavy & vertigo. Help?

I just had a crawling and tingling sensation from my frontal lobe to the left ear now there’s numbness in the same area, head is heavy & vertigo. Help?

Get it checked: I am sorry we can not advice you what to do without taking a detailed history and doing a physical exam. I suggest with symptoms of heavy head and vertigo you consult your doctor or go to ER and get checked ...Read more

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Soare thoat and ear lobe numbness. Thoat feels swollen and I feel irraitable. At night when I lay down I feel hungry but not when I'm up or sitting?

Soare thoat and ear lobe numbness. Thoat feels swollen and I feel irraitable. At night when I lay down I feel hungry but not when I'm up or sitting?

Sore throat: You need to see your doctor to rule out strep throat. In the meantime, you can take a pain reliever, gargle with warm saltwater and suck on chloraseptic lozenges (it also comes in a spray). ...Read more

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I have had numbness from my left ear lobe and all the way down my neck to my chin. Extremely irritating sensation when anything touches my neck?

I have had numbness from my left ear lobe and all the way down my neck to my chin. Extremely irritating sensation when anything touches my neck?

See a doctor: Seeing a doctor for this, soon, would be good. There are many things that can cause this and some of them are serious. ...Read more

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I woke up with a numb bottom part of my ear and lobe on my right side. No other area on my head or face is numb. I slept in a weird position.

I woke up with a numb bottom part of my ear and lobe on my right side. No other area on my head or face is numb. I slept in a weird position.

This may be: Temporary. If your sleep position either compromised circulation or nerve energetics to that portion of the ear- that might be the cause. ...Read more

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My right ear lobe is numb and my hearing from that ear is very foggy. Could it be a tumor? I am 57 years old. Female.

My right ear lobe is numb and my hearing from that ear is very foggy. Could it be a tumor? I am 57 years old. Female.

See your doctor: You should go to see an ear nose throat doctor and have yourself checked. In adiditon to clinical examination, an auditory evaluation will be done and if indicated an MRI should be considered. Hearing problem can happen due to differen causes such as problem with the ear canal (ear wax etc), conduction problem through the bone, ear drum, nerve etc. A tumor should also be ruled out. Go to see md. ...Read more

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After sleep a numb bottom part of my ear and lobe on my right side. No area on my head or face is numb. How long till feeling returns? What can I do?

After sleep a numb bottom part of my ear and lobe on my right side. No area on my head or face is numb. How long till feeling returns? What can I do?

Numbness: It is most likely you just laid on it wrong while you were sleeping. My bet is that it will be improved and back to normal within a few hours. If it lasts until tomorrow, or if anything worsens, I would see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had arthroscopic shouler surgery last Tuesday with a shoulder block and I have noticed that my right ear lobe is numb and swollen. Is this normal?

I had arthroscopic shouler surgery last Tuesday with a shoulder block and I have noticed that my right ear lobe is numb and swollen. Is this normal?

Not likely related: The nerves that were blocked and the nerves dealing with your ear are not the same. It is unlikely that the anesthetic block is the issue. You may have been laying on that ear to cause your symptoms, or they may be a totally unrelated issue that have occurred in time suggesting a relationship where there is none. It would be appropriate for a doctor to evaluate your ear ...Read more

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A portion of my left side of my head feels numb. Its in the area where my left temporal lobe is. Its usually intervals of every 4 hours. Why?

A portion of my left side of my head feels numb. Its in the area where my left temporal lobe is. Its usually intervals of every 4 hours. Why?

Whoa, boy: Forget about your left temporal lobe. The brain feels nothing except sensations from other parts of the body. This is all about outside your skull. You forgot to mention how long this has been happening, how long it lasts, & what "numb" means: Less feeling, tingling, etc. That still won't be enough. You'll have to leave your computer & see a nonvirtual doctor to find out why. ...Read more

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Why causes a left ear lobe to hurt?

Something not on RT.: Don' have a clue, except if it's only on the left something on the left is causing it to hurt. ...Read more

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Ear lobe swollen don't wear earrings what can it be? Should I be worried? What can cause it?

Ear lobe swollen don't wear earrings what can it be? Should I be worried? What can cause it?

Infection: Sometimes cysts, infections, keloids can develop in ears. A doctor would have to see your ear or in person to be more accurate. Good luck and please see your doctor for more answers. ...Read more

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What causes rash around the ear lobes babies?

What causes rash around the ear lobes babies?

Possible eczema: Eczema usually starts behind the crease of the earlobe and then to the earlobe. Other rashes are possible. It's hard to diagnose rash without seeing patient. ...Read more

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I have pain in both ear lobes what causes this?

I have pain in both ear lobes what causes this?

General check up: I will recommend a general check up with your PCP, he/she will conduct preliminary evaluation and refer you to specialist if need be. Your symptoms are non-specific and may or may not be serious. ...Read more

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I like to "crack" my ears by pulling on my lobes. Is this bad? What causes the "cracking"?

I like to "crack" my ears by pulling on my lobes. Is this bad? What causes the "cracking"?

It's ok: You are changing the pressure in the ear canal. Just like shifting your jaw forward with your mouth open and sliding it side to side. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the cause of appearance of fused ear lobes in some persons against the progression of evolution?

Please help! What is the cause of appearance of fused ear lobes in some persons against the progression of evolution?

That's silly: Evolution doesn't proceed in any particular direction. This is such a basic misunderstanding that if you heard it from a biology instructor, you should report that individual to their supervisor. It's the natural tendency of living things to differ from one another, more or less randomly. Please, to be literate in the 21st century, get a good book to understand basic biology. ...Read more

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What causes fast aching pain in ear lobe?

Infection: The only thing that causes pain in the ear lobe is an infection. As the ear lobe is just skin and connective tissue, mostly fat, there isn't much that can go wrong other than infection. ...Read more

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What causes daily numbness in cheeks that turns to pain, fullness in ears daily, and headaches? MRI was negative.

What causes daily numbness in cheeks that turns to pain, fullness in ears daily, and headaches? MRI was negative.

Face numbness: If this is on both side, this suggests enlargement of the parotid gland - possibly some kind of allergy or??

See if eating certain foods bring this on and if applying cold to that area helps.

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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