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I have pain when I touch the backside of my head, above the base of skull, but behind ear. Sinus infection/cavities may exist. Advice?

I have pain when I touch the backside of my head, above the base of skull, but behind ear. Sinus infection/cavities may exist. Advice?

Unlikely sinus: Pain in the back of the head is unusual for a sinus infection. This would be more likely an ear infection but this is unlikely as well. This could be a mastoiditis which is rare but plausible. This can come from a middle ear infection not treated or inadequately treated. Other causes could be referred neck pain. See your doctor very soon.
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Been having dull pain right side of base of skull, shoots to the right side of the top of my head and right side behind my eye.?

Been having dull pain right side of base of skull, shoots to the right side of the top of my head and right side behind my eye.?

Pain: Hard to tell from your description but it sounds like a neck or cervical neuralgia or muscle spasm but if its persistent you should get it looked at. You can try warm compresses and ibuprofen as well. ...Read more

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Constant dull pain that changes to shooting pains when I turn my head starting in the base of skull and travels to shoulders & mid back with nausea?

Constant dull pain that changes to shooting pains when I turn my head starting in the base of skull and travels to shoulders & mid back with nausea?

Neck problem: Most likely neck arthritis with a nerve irritation or a bulging disk to one side. Each of these can cause an irritation of a nerve with neck motion. You need to see a spine surgeon. Most of these problem can be treated conservatively. ...Read more

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Random dull pain base of skull near beggining of spine and mild headache feels like behind eyes. Allergy meds don't help rly low vit d will stabl help?

Random dull pain base of skull near beggining of spine and mild headache feels like behind eyes. Allergy meds don't help rly low vit d will stabl help?

Sinus congestion: The pain at the base of your skull is referred pain and the pain behind your eyes is from sinus congestion which results from nasal congestion. You need to treat your nasal symptoms with a nasal spray, oral antihistamines may help only when coupled with a decongestant. If otc meds don't help, it is time to see an allergist. ...Read more

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Pain base of skull behind both ears?

Pain base of skull behind both ears?

Did you hit: Your head? ...this type of pain is not normal and you should see a doctor if it doesn't subside soon ...Read more

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I've been having on and off pain behind my left ear at the base of skull for about a month now. Is this serious?

I've been having on and off pain behind my left ear at the base of skull for about a month now. Is this serious?

Get checked: Tthe mastoid process is part of the temporal bone behind the ear near the skull. This bony process can get infected and if so will cause pain. The pathogens associated with the infection need to be identified and detoxified. ...Read more

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Why do I have dull throbbing pain around top of my neck + base of skull + tops of ears externally with this bad cold? Could something else be wrong?

Why do I have dull throbbing pain around top of my neck + base of skull + tops of ears externally with this bad cold? Could something else be wrong?

Could be anything: Could be any reason...But it is not uncommon for people to experience muscle aches when they are dealing with a viral infection very to similar to the body aches of the flu. Also when people are ill, they tend not to sleep in a normal comfortable position. It could also be stress associated with feeling ill. If it worsen or causes significant concern, see your primary care md. ...Read more

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I have dull headaches which are now more sharp. I hear high pitched ringing in ears and also buzzing. I feel a sharp neck pain at base of skull. Could it be a TMJ flare up? What should I do?

I have dull headaches which are now more sharp. I hear high pitched ringing in ears and also buzzing. I feel a sharp neck pain at base of skull. Could it be a TMJ flare up? What should I do?

Likely TMJ: Headaches and ear pain are many of the presenting chief complaints of patients with tmj. You can sort out the ringing by protruding your jaw forward when the ringing occurs. It protrusion of you jaw changes or eliminates the ringing sound then there is a jaw connection. Either way you should see a dentist specially trained in tmj. ...Read more

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Mild to moderate dull pain on the left/right muscles of the back base of skull/very very top of neck, exacerbated by movement for a month straight.?

Mild to moderate dull pain on the left/right muscles of the back base of skull/very very top of neck, exacerbated by movement for a month straight.?

Ans: Sounds like you strained your neck. Do you work? What kind of work do you do? Start with heat over the neck and passive neck exercises if discomfort continues see your doctor ...Read more

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Bad head ache hot and cold sharp pain down spine from base of skull to lower back no meds help?

Bad head ache hot and cold sharp pain down spine from base of skull to lower back no meds help?

See below: You did not have any of those injections causing fungal meningitis that are all over the news, I hope? Get yourself checked asap, even if you didn't! ...Read more

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Awful head ache, which began 7 days ago at base of skull and back of neck. Base of skull and neck pain worse with movement, causes?

Awful head ache, which began 7 days ago at base of skull and back of neck. Base of skull and neck pain worse with movement, causes?

You have been evalau: From your background information I see you have been evaluated. Was the MRI of the brain or the neck? How was the diagnosis of benign intercranial hypertension made? When you discuss this with your physician. Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker and can cause headaches. Was it given for headaches. Your physician can help clarify this. ...Read more

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Frequent shooting pains from base of skull to left head, scalp sensitive to touch on left, teeth in upper left jaw ache, all ease with sleep but return?

Frequent shooting pains from base of skull to left head, scalp sensitive to touch on left, teeth in upper left jaw ache, all ease with sleep but return?

If Dental Cause....: I would definitely see a dentist to rule out whether a dental, TMJ, sinus, or potentially a more serious medical problem. If dental, it could be: a tooth abscess; a sinus/allergy problem putting pressure on teeth and affecting your bite which can lead to a clenching/grinding cause of the pain; stress induced clenching/grinding causing TMJD disorder. ...Read more

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Headache that starts at base of skull & goes up one side & behind eye causing eye to tear up. Moderate pain level & stays for up to 48 hours while pain moves to other side of head. Comes with irritable, aggressive anger, can't stand light. CT clear?

Headache that starts at base of skull & goes up one side & behind eye causing eye to tear up. Moderate pain level & stays for up to 48 hours while pain moves to other side of head. Comes with irritable, aggressive anger, can't stand light. CT clear?

What is question?: Headaches that are one sided and associated with light sensitivity suggests migraine, and one would expect a normal head CT. Migraine can be caused by sensitivtiy to different foods, lack of sleep, hormonal shifts and stress. Discuss management with your doctor. Some Meds work best at onset of headache, others daily for prevention. Also discuss anger management options. Good luck. ...Read more

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Having sharp pain between back of left ear & base of skull. Does not seem muscular, painful to the touch, paired with headache...not a typical one.?

Having sharp pain between back of left ear & base of skull. Does not seem muscular, painful to the touch, paired with headache...not a typical one.?

Mastoid area: The area you described is where the mastoid air cells are. These air cells can become infected and cause discomfort much like a sinus infection. You need to be seen to determine if it this problem especially if you are having fevers. ...Read more

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I have a sore area between my left ear & base of skull. I have not bumped my head or anything. It hurts constantly and is very sore to touch. Grape sz?

I have a sore area between my left ear & base of skull. I have not bumped my head or anything. It hurts constantly and is very sore to touch. Grape sz?

Sounds like: A sebaceous (hair gland) cyst...It will most likely require incision/drainage with removal..... see a general surgeon. Your PCP (Primary Care Provider) can refer you appropriately!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Pain in left : ear, base of skull, scalp, shoulder blade. Nausea. Steroid, massage, pt not helpful. 5 months. What's up? Which doctor can help? 31 f

Pain in left : ear, base of skull, scalp, shoulder blade. Nausea. Steroid, massage, pt not helpful. 5 months. What's up? Which doctor can help? 31 f

Osteopathic manipula: I recommend a do who specializes in manipulative treatment. There may be mechanical issues. With th spine or base of skull that are involved. Neurologist or physical medicine specialist are other options. ...Read more

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What causes pain at base of skull and below ears on both sides? Not like a usual headache just pain.

What causes pain at base of skull and below ears on both sides? Not like a usual headache just pain.

Some thots: You might be having jaw issues, "TMJ", and dentist can assess. Neck problems could also cause pain in these areas. An X ray could reveal answer. ...Read more

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The base of skull hurts & I have stabbing pain in my right ear. What could it be?

Neuralgia: You may have what is called neuralgia. There are medications (i.e., gabapentin, tegretol, etc.) to help this. You need to see your doctor for further testing such as ct or MRI just to make sure there is no tumor, etc. ...Read more

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I am having sharp pain on the left ear at base of skull, at 1 or 2 places, there's no bulging but on touching it I do feel pain.

Depends: Maybe pain due to an issue internal to the ear, muscular tension near the base of the skull (most common), tmj, referred pain from another site. Seek out medical care if it does soon. ...Read more

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Will an ear infection make base of skull hurt?

Will an ear infection make base of skull hurt?

It can: Sometimes there can be referred ear pain from an ear infection. Also this could indicate a complication such as mastoiditis. It is always best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in back of neck kill you or cause you to not be able to swollow? Pain is base of skull into ear and up to top of skull.

Can a pinched nerve in back of neck kill you or cause you to not be able to swollow? Pain is base of skull into ear and up to top of skull.

Pinched nerve: Occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues. The common symptoms are numbness, sharp, aching or burning pain, which may radiate outward to your ear, eye, pharynx and extremities.
Treatment: physical therapy, medications, cognitive behavioral therapy and acupuncture.
The treatment is usually effective and no need to die.
Rec.: see a pain management specialist. ...Read more

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I have had a swollen lymph node at base of skull and my right ear as well as itchy scalp for well over two months. Any idea what this could be?

I have had a swollen lymph node at base of skull and my right ear as well as itchy scalp for well over two months. Any idea what this could be?

Dandruff?: Try washing your scalp frequently, daily would not be too much. It may take a few months of this, on regular basis for the scalp to be healthy and the lymph nodes to regress. ...Read more

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Right side temple pain since 3 yrs, mri normal sudden pain shifted to base of skull left side and around left ear too chronic pain, ct scan normal?

Right side temple pain since 3 yrs, mri normal sudden pain shifted to base of skull left side and around left ear too chronic pain, ct scan normal?

Diagnosis? Complicat: The condition sounds rather complicated - shifting sites of pain / headache make the diagnosis very difficult. I hope you are seeing a neurologist. You have listed a whole bunch of symptoms, but not a diagnosis, & I presume that "What is the diagnosis? " is your question. Use HealthTap Prime to engage in dialogue with a physician & perhaps they can come to a diagnosis. Uploading pictures would help ...Read more

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What are likely causes of: sudden eye and ear pain, severe sharp chest pain, clammy, short of breath, low bp, higher pulse, pain at base of skull?

Get checked: Most likely ANS blockers (toxins, pathogens, allegens) are causing your symptoms. The base of the skull is the occiput. Infection at occiput will predispose HA, sleep dysfunction, and perhaps anxiety issues. Occiput pain projects to the back of the eye. ANS blockers at the ear/TMJ will cause ear pain. Get checked ...Read more

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33 yr old F, dull aching pain and a pressure like feeling @ base of skull, pressure all over head, feels like a balloon, stiff neck. No fever?

33 yr old F, dull aching pain and a pressure like feeling @ base of skull, pressure all over head, feels like a balloon, stiff neck. No fever?

Sounds likes: A very bad headache. Maybe even a migraine. 80% of migraines are associated with neck pain. Does light or sound make it worse? Are you nauseated? A hazy feeling in the head is common with a migraine. Not knowing what you are taking or have taken it is hard to give treatment advice. At the onset I take 3 excedrine to try to ward off my headaches. ...Read more