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What can cause pain behind right ear that radiates down neck into arm? Pain increases with inhaling and stops when holding breath. No cold symptoms.

What can cause pain behind right ear that radiates down neck into arm? Pain increases with inhaling and stops when holding breath. No cold symptoms.

Radiculopathy: Pain that radiates down the arm can reflect a cervical radiculopathy (shooting pains due to a pinched nerve in the cervical spine). I'm not sure what to make of the association with breathing, although conceivably a pancoast tumor (a tumor a the top of the lungs) could cause the constellation of symptoms you describe. A tumor would be very rare, but see your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Iodine like taste in mouth, arm pain, and before I had a shooting sensation from behind left ear, down the neck, and into the left arm. 21 and active.

Iodine like taste in mouth, arm pain, and before I had a shooting sensation from behind left ear, down the neck, and into the left arm. 21 and active.

Neck spine problem: You may have a neck spine problem, which includes diagnoses like herniated disc. Consult with your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Does the shooting pain from a heart issue/attack come from behind the left ear and down the neck into the left arm? I'm experiencing that.21and active

Does the shooting pain from a heart issue/attack come from behind the left ear and down the neck into the left arm? I'm experiencing that.21and active

Not really but: The most common path for cardiac pain such as from a heart attack is either straight chest heaviness or pressure in the sternal region or a radiating pain from the chest to the left shoulder and down the arm. I've not heard the detour to the ear & neck although anything is possible. I'm concerned you have asthma as well so if this picture is new to you you should be seen for further workup. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause pain behind the ear and in the neck?

Can TMJ cause pain behind the ear and in the neck?

It can indeed: TMJ can cause all sorts of pain patterns involving the ear, head and neck. ...Read more

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Can a trapped nerve in shoulder or neck cause pain behind the ear and in face?

Yes it could.: The nerves which give sensation to the back of the scalp come from the upper three nerve roots of your neck area. If one of these are "trapped" it could cause pain. There are a number of other causes to consider if you're having pain in that area. You should consult your physician for a full examination/evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes ear pain that travels down the neck area?

What causes ear pain that travels down the neck area?

This is called. ..: Referred pain. The pain centers in the throat and ear and TMJ are close enough that disease in one area can produce pain in the others. Ear pain does not usually refer to the throat however, it usually the other way. Some one with tonsillitis or a cancer in the throat will often complain of ear pain. ...Read more

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Woken up with tender neck, it starts from the bony bit that is behind the ear and goes down, aches to keep head up, also feel tired what could this be?

Woken up with tender neck, it starts from the bony bit that is behind the ear and goes down, aches to keep head up, also feel tired what could this be?

Mastoiditis: Go and get checked by your doc. You could have inflammation in the bone behind the ear called the mastoid air cells. This can refer pain to the neck and also could affect your hearing. Since you are feeling tired there is a concern there may be a possible infection with swollen glands in this area. Go get checked out. ...Read more

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HI yesterday I went too the specialist and he removed my hole lympnode because I have a lot of them down both sides of my neck behind the ears, he sa?

HI yesterday I went too the specialist and he removed my hole lympnode because I have a lot of them down both sides of my neck behind the ears, he sa?

Lympadenopathy: Swollen Lymph nodes are often from infection or inflammation in an area of skin close by the affected nodes. However, in some cases, Lymph nodes could represent Lymphoma. A Biopsy will determine what the cause is. ...Read more

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I have a discloloration that showed up one morning behind my ear down the side of my neck. Been almost two weeks. What could it be? Does not hurt.

Needs examination: It is not feasible to offer an opinion without examining the lesion. If it does not improve in a couple of weeks you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Burning and swelling behind left ear travels down neck what could this be?

Burning and swelling behind left ear travels down neck what could this be?

Mastoiditis: Mastoid Bone is right behind ear. When it gets inflamed by infection it can cause pain. Other aspects are ear it self. And cellulitis-skin infection/inflammation. suggest getting it checked out. ...Read more

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Having pain behind right ear down right side neck for 2 days head pain to?

Having pain behind right ear down right side neck for 2 days head pain to?

Neck pain: It could be due to a strained muscle or due to muscular tension/ posture related. It could also mean an ear infection or something more sinister. It is difficult to tell without examination. See your doctor ...Read more

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I am having a ton of pain behind my ear and into the back of. My.head and down my neck what could. It be?

Get checked: Some toxin, pathogen or allergen has settled in your ear, TM joint, mastoid process, occiput, or in the cervical spine, or associated musculature, causing you the pain. Get checked by a neurologist ...Read more

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I am getting some tingling on the left side of my head. Behind the ears and sometimes near my temple. It feels like it spreads to the side of my neck and head but that has stopped. What is the cause?

I am getting some tingling on the left side of my head. Behind the ears and sometimes near my temple. It feels like it spreads to the side of my neck and head but that has stopped. What is the cause?

Prob nerve pressure: It is hard to be specific without examination. You may need an MRI for a definitive diagnosis. The good news is that in most cases, involving disc narrowing causing nerve compression, non surgical treatment with physical therapy usually suffices. ...Read more

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Have two lumps on neck. One I've had for years that is getting bigger the other is recent and behind my ear. Should this be a cause for concern?

Have two lumps on neck. One I've had for years that is getting bigger the other is recent and behind my ear. Should this be a cause for concern?

Probably not: Almost everybody has a few palpable lymph nodes. They're your friends and help fight infection. When one is cancer (at your age, Hodgkin's), it is so obvious that it is abnormal that you won't have any question. Tire-rubber or stony hard, stuck to surrounding stuff, preposterously big -- these are the warning signs. ...Read more

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I have light spots on my neck behind my ear but there spreading down and there some on my back and shoulders. Need to know what to treat it with?

I have light spots on my neck behind my ear but there spreading down and there some on my back and shoulders. Need to know what to treat it with?

Possible rash: Rashes are best treated by first determining the cause. I would recommend that you see your doctor since it is difficult to diagnose online. ...Read more

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I'm 27/f about two months ago I started to break out behind my ears, down my neck and around my hairline. Could this be due to hormones or serious?

I'm 27/f about two months ago I started to break out behind my ears, down my neck and around my hairline. Could this be due to hormones or serious?

Rash: I would recommend you see a dermatologist. There are numerous reasons. Start with simple things like a change in lotions, creams, or shampoo that could be responsible. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my neck, behind my ear about 2/3's of the way down. I haven't been sick, and the lump doesn't hurt. It's about the size of a quarter.

Difficult to tell: By verbal description. But this is a relatively large mass. You should show it to your doctor. Possibilities are enlarged lymph node, benign or malignant tumor, or something in underlying bone. ...Read more

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Sometimes I experience a sharp pain near my anti-tragus and and behind my ear and kind of down my neck and when I push my Tragus down the pain gets worse and sharper, what could this be? It's been happening randomly for awhile now, like years..

Ear sensitivity: It sounds like you have an area of specific sensitivity, and stimulating it cause a radiated pain.
This is likely a normal variation, and reflects referred pain from the site that is stimulated. If you have redness, tenderness, fever, or see any red streaks, do get this evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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All of the sudden I have been having breakouts on my back, face, chest, bum, neck and behind my ears. I'm not sure what the cause is.

All of the sudden I have been having breakouts on my back, face, chest, bum, neck and behind my ears. I'm not sure what the cause is.

Dermatitis: There are many reasons for skin eruptions and truly an exam needs to be done to diagnose the exact condition. Best wishes. ...Read more