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Causes Of Pain Behind The Ear And Down The Neck
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
I've got a headache in left part of my head just behind the ear, sreading down the neck. I have taken keflex for 6 days and it appeared time after time?
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
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
It can indeed: TMJ can cause all sorts of pain patterns involving the ear, head and neck. ...Read more
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
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
What could cause the nodes on one side of the neck and behind the ear to swell up there only noticeable of you touch them I have worried about cancer?
The outer part of my ear and behind my ear and going down my neck hurt. No pain in the ear. Hurts to touch behind the ear.?
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
Yes: Severe infection may have such an extensive referred pain. ...Read more
Can an infection from a wisdom tooth cause neck swelling and swelling behind the ear plus swelling under the wisdom tooth/jaw? I have no pain with it.
Possibly: I would get to an oral surgeon asap. Infection may be spreading. ...Read more
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?
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
Hi I commonly get painful soft cysts behind my ears and neck. I had it surgically removed once and it came back. What could be the possible causes?
Cysts: Fatty cysts are common, benign and do recur ...Read more
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
I have no flu sympts at all. But I have a pain behind right ear and down neck. Comes and goes during day. Hurts when I touch it or turn head to right.
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, 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?
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
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
Wife has rash behind left ear and has spread down neck. Neck rash is bumpy but didn't start that way behind ear. Bacitracin hasn't helped?
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
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
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..
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
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
I have a group of very painful bumps near my hairline by my ear and its making the area behind my ear in my ear and down my neck hurt bad what is it?
I have this dry rash like things behind my ears and lobes down to the side of my neck just above my shoulders and my cheeks its itchy but its not red?
Need an Exam: Please go see your physician today. A rash that is spreading is not to be ignored. We do not offer treatment here on Health Tap. ...Read more