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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. Best wishes.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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Headaches starting behind right eye and cheek and travels to base of skull and slowly around to the other side of head as days progress w/nausea?

Headaches starting behind right eye and cheek and travels to base of skull and slowly around to the other side of head as days progress w/nausea?

Migraine likely: If episodic for years. Need full history. I'm available for consults if you would like to discuss further.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.