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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 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

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For the past 2/52 I have had regular left sided dull ear pain with left sided upper and lower teeth pain. Today below my right and left ear lobes has begun to pain as well. I have seen my GP who says my left ear is a bit 'dull' but otherwise ok and have b

For the past 2/52 I have had regular left sided dull ear pain with left sided upper and lower teeth pain. Today below my right and left ear lobes has begun to pain as well. I have seen my GP who says my left ear is a bit 'dull' but otherwise ok and have b

Wisdom teeth: Have you seen a dentist? Do you still have your wisdom teeth? This is a common finding with a condition called pericoronitis from impacted wisdom teeth. You should see a dentist ASAP to rule out any type of tooth/gum related problem. If your teeth and gums look fine atleast then your GP can focus on other possible causes. ...Read more

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I have a large hard lump under my ear lobe/ jaw accompanied by ear pain/ sore throat. It is very hard and is not movable. Should I be concerned?

I have a large hard lump under my ear lobe/ jaw accompanied by ear pain/ sore throat. It is very hard and is not movable. Should I be concerned?

Swollen lymph node?: If you have an earache and doe throat it may be a swollen lymph node. In any event see a doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause ear pain?

What can cause ear pain?

Ear vs TMJ: Most common cause of ear pain is infection. Can be other ear problems. Most common cause of ear pain not due to ear is jaw joint (TMJ) problem. See ENT doc. If negative for ear pain, have oral surgeon examine jaw joint. If positive, see TMJ expert. Get referral from oral surgeon ...Read more

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What could cause ear pain?

What could cause ear pain?

Ear pain: Many things like trauma, infection, tumor etc. If you have ear pain please see your doctor so he can check you. ...Read more

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What causes sharp ear pain?

What causes sharp ear pain?

See below: The cause may be an inner ear infection, an infection of the ear canal, etc. ...Read more

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What could cause chronic ear pain?

What could cause chronic ear pain?

Tough problem: Chronic ear pain tends to be a frustrating problem as it is difficult to diagnose and management strategies do involve trial and error method at times. Temporomandibular disorders often cause chronic ear pain. Other causes include inflammation of the jaw joint/s, headache disorders, salivary gland disease, and ear infections. Some medical illnesses can also exhibit ear pain. ...Read more

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Possible causes of chronic ear pain?

Possible causes of chronic ear pain?

Ear Pain: Infections (internal and external), ear wax, throat infections, vascular issues, TMJ problems, dental infections, salivary gland problems and numerous other diagnoses can be involved. See your doctor who may refer you to an ENT specialist in some cases. ...Read more

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What are causes for chronic ear pain?

What are causes for chronic ear pain?

Otalgia: Otalgia is a term we use for an ear ache. If your hearing is within normal limits for your age, the most common cause of ear pain is referred from the dental apparatus. Conditions associated with chronic ear pain (assuming the ears are normal) are dental diseases, muscle spasm of the jaw muscles, rarely arthritis of the jaw joint, neck disease, throat disease, and laryngeal disease. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of occasional ear pain?

What could be the cause of occasional ear pain?

Ear Infection or TMJ: You should first see an ENT specialist to rule out an ear infection. If that has been ruled out then it may be related to a TMJ problem in which case you should see an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I wake up during the middle of the night due to excruciating ear pain. In the morning though it goes away. What causes this and how can I stop it?

Earpain: You may have fluid in your ears (serous otitis) the pressure of the fluid causes the pain especially when you are lying down. See an ENT specialist. You may have to be on steroids to reduce the pain. ...Read more

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What causes ear pain from sleeping on ear?

What causes ear pain from sleeping on ear?

Ear pain: When you sleep on your ear through the night, you can end up reducing the blood supply and disrupting the sensory nerves, leading to pain or soreness. ...Read more

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Does mono cause ear pain?

Does mono cause ear pain?

Yes, mono ear pain: The swelling and inflammation in your throat and tonsils will create a pressure on your ears as well. ...Read more

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Does ear pain cause headache?

Does ear pain cause headache?

Definitely, yes: A variety of ear disorders can cause headache. Sometimes earaches and headaches are a sign of an underlying medical condition that requires further investigation and treatment. See your PCP. ...Read more

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What causes of inner ear pain be?

Could be infection: See an ENT doctor or your primary care for them to look in your ear. An infection can be treated with an antibiotic. ...Read more

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What causes a headache with ear pain?

Complex question: Ear pain or otalgia can be caused by a variety of diseases. Ear infection, masticatory muscle spasm, neck pain, referred pain from the throat, or larynx are a few. Another entity associated with both ear pain and headache is inflammation of the temporal artery (temporal arteritis). Jaw joint pain can refer pain to the head. Migraine is a possibility. Lack of hearing loss rules out the ear. ...Read more

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What causes ear pain during exercise?

What causes ear pain during exercise?

Muscle pain: Temporomandibular disorders is a common cause of ear pain and in some cases exercise do tend to make symptoms worse. You should have a consult with a ENT physician or an orofacial pain dentist. ...Read more

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What could be cause of inner ear pain?

What could be cause of inner ear pain?

Several thongs: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can a head cold cause ear pain on one side?

Can a head cold cause ear pain on one side?

Yes, Congestion can: Prevent one ear from draining w ^pressure. Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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What causes outer ear pain when laying on it?

Rule out infection: Many things can cause outer ear pain. It is important to make sure there is no outer ear infection by seeing your family doctor or ear, nose and throat doc. Absent infection, small inflammatory, benign lesions can be painful. Lastly, some individuals will have sensitive outer ears becausee there is little fat (cushioning). If that is the case, finding the appropriate pillow can help. ...Read more

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Could the cavity or hole cause ear pain as well?

Maybe: The ear drum and jaw share a nerve. There are times when tooth/jaw pain can be triggered by an ear infection as well as the other way around. ...Read more

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What causes chronic ear pain and migraines together?

What causes chronic ear pain and migraines together?

Tough problem: Chronic ear pain tends to be a frustrating problem as it is difficult to diagnose and management strategies do involve trial and error method at times. Temporomandibular disorders often cause chronic ear pain. Other causes include inflammation of the jaw joint/s, headache disorders, salivary gland disease, and ear infections. Some medical illnesses can also exhibit ear pain. ...Read more

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What would cause a headache accompanied by ear pain?

Different things: Several different conditions can cause the same/similar symptoms...Ear infection/ache, ear drum, water in ear, tmj, sinusitis.
Check with your doc. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp ear pain for seemingly no reason?

What could cause sharp ear pain for seemingly no reason?

TMD: You may have temporal mandibular joint dysfunction. Have it evaluated by a dentist to determine the cause. It may be due to sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Do you know clever tricks for ear pain caused by swimmer's ear?

Do you know clever tricks for ear pain caused by swimmer's ear?

Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more

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Ear pain when using cellphone Only. Possible causes? Thank you.

Ear pain when using cellphone Only. Possible causes? Thank you.

Only one idea: Just a thought. Are you holding the cellphone too firmly against your ear due to insufficient VOLUME
and are you perhaps a bit hard of hearing???


Just a thought....hope it helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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What causes ear pain? It feeling like pinching/burning /achy feeling at times all around ear and hurts to turn head to left when happens, can't touch

Your infection: Usually ear pain with movement is caused by an outer ear infection or a middle ear infection see Dr. For an in person evaluation ...Read more

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What could cause ear pain during swallowing?

Eustachian tube: When you swallow, there is an opening of the tube that connects the back of the nose to the middle ear space. This is the eustachian tube. It is possible that the tube is more patent (open) than normal. Or you may have throat infection that refers pain to the ear. Pain referred to the ear from the throat may be the source of your problem. See and ENT doctor. ...Read more