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What could cause sharp pain in the ear and can also last for prolonged periods?

What could cause sharp pain in the ear and can also last for prolonged periods?

Many causes: Earache are non-specific. Persistent ear pain could be ear canal infection, headache, TMJ disorder, dental infection, arthritis of neck and others. See an ENT doctor! ...Read more

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Can a dental problem cause sharp pain in the ear.

Can a dental problem cause sharp pain in the ear.

Yes it can be TMJ: The most common musculoskeletal disorder causing orofacial pain is a temporomandibular disorder. Ear pain, ear fullness, headache, neck pains are common symptoms. Rec.: orofacial pain practitioner for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in your ear?

What causes sharp pain in your ear?

Ear, TMJ or?: Most common cause of non ear related ear pain is TMj. Can be a number of things, some minoir, some serious. Best place to start is ENT doc. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sharp ear pain and fluid in ears?

Ear infection: A swimmer's ear will cause sharp ear pain and drainage of fluid. A middle ear infection with a tympanic membrane perforation will also produce that. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in head neck pain like a tension headache sometimes earache and a numbness up from my nose to the top of my forhead. Any idea? I

Tension Type: The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the cervical muscles and other muscles pain as well as the pericranial muscles. The management of episodic and chronic TTH consists of psychological support, physical therapy and pharmacotherapies. Hope it helps ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain in my head when i stand/bend over/move quick, also have an earache, stuffy&runny nose, cough, my throat hurts. whats wrong?

I get a sharp pain in my head when i stand/bend over/move quick, also have an earache, stuffy&runny nose, cough, my throat hurts. whats wrong?

R/O SINUSITIS : R/O SINUSITIS: Yes you should rest irrigate sinuses with saline/take a nasal spray like Nasonex (mometasone) and finish a 2-3week course of antibiotics ie bactrim/augmentin /cipro. avoid abrupt changes in pressure. Ie flying/scuba/swimming if diving or snorkeling is undertaken. These activities may increase risk of worsening sinusitis and potentially rupturing ear drum. ...Read more

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What could cause or relieve pinna ear spasms (sharp pain)?

What could cause or relieve pinna ear spasms (sharp pain)?

Let me explain: Numerous conditions and problems can cause outer ear pain. According to the university of illinois medical center, ear pain can range from mild to severe, and is usually caused by conditions of the outer or middle ear. Otitis externa(external ear infection). Ear truma ear canal blockage(wax). The treatment is according to cause. ...Read more

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There's a sharp pain on the back, right side of my head and my right ear. It started 3 days ago. The pain comes and goes. What may cause this pain?

There's a sharp pain on the back, right side of my head and my right ear. It started 3 days ago. The pain comes and goes. What may cause this pain?

Lymph or trigger pt.: This can be common with trigger points in the neck and shoulder muscles. Or a lymph node is swollen and pressing on nerves. See if it gets better or worse when you press on different areas around your neck on the back and side of it. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on the right side of my neck going up to just below my ear. What could cause this?

I have a sharp pain on the right side of my neck going up to just  below my ear.  What could cause this?

Muscular pain: You could be having muscle pain due to posture or inadequate sleep or some other reason; try warm application over neck and temples for a few minutes (5-7 minutes) and see if it helps. You will most likely benefit from tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. If it doesnt improve, contact your pcp. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in spine below bra strap. Pain in left jaw and ear. Started about the same time. Could these be related? If so, what causes this?

Sharp pain in spine below bra strap. Pain in left jaw and ear. Started about the same time. Could these be related? If so, what causes this?

Doubt relationship: Unfortunately, given the information provided, it's hard to arrive to a particular diagnosis. Although, the pain may be related, if i just knew more about that, given the different anatomical locations it's in and the absence of connection between them, i doubt there is a relationship, but again i may be totally missing the point. ...Read more

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Having sharp pain just above right ear and jaw for 2 to 3 days. What could be the cause?

Having sharp pain just above right ear and jaw for 2 to 3 days. What could be the cause?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Sharp pain blw left ear, where meets jaw. Hurts if pressed. Not caused by mvmt. Any ideas what is causing it?

Sharp pain blw left ear, where meets jaw. Hurts if pressed. Not caused by mvmt. Any ideas what is causing it?

Ear pain : Musculoskeletal pain around the jaw can be painful anywhere around the ear. Sometimes this will radiate up into temple or down into neck. Treatment includes heat to area, soft diet, antiinflammatories, sometimes a muscle relaxant, and maybe a night guard for the teeth. Other structures in the area that can be tender would be the parotid gland or lymph nodes. See an otolaryngologist to assess. ...Read more

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Been getting a pain, more like an ache cause its not a sharp pain, about an inch down from my right temple, above ear. Comes and goes. What could it b

TMJ: Your pain might be related to several different factors. Grinding or clenching your teeth, day or night , could cause muscle spasm. Avoiding chewing gum, using moist heat and otc pain meds can provide relief. It could also be caused by a problem in your neck. Posture issues such as working at a computer a lot can cause neck and shoulder muscle spasms causing trigger points. See a dentist or pt. ...Read more

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