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Doctor insights on: Ear Pain At Night In Adults

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I had grommets inserted when I was 5 three times and now as a adult I get sharp inner ear pain that usually last to a minute. Is this normal?

I had grommets inserted when I was 5 three times and now as a adult I get sharp inner ear pain that usually last to a minute. Is this normal?

Not from the tubes: Very unlikely the ear pain you are getting has anything to do with the tubes you had as a child. Most like cause is strain of the tempromandibulr joint (tmj). Try motrin, soft diet for a week and don't chew gum, ice, etc. Try to chew opposite the side that hurts. If this doesn't work, see your physician. ...Read more

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36 yo female with right ear pain for 2 days (no fever, drainage or other symptoms). History of ear infections as adult and child. I take azathioprine for crohn's. Should I go to doctor or wait?

36 yo female with right ear pain for 2 days (no fever, drainage or other symptoms). History of ear infections as adult and child. I take azathioprine for crohn's. Should I go to doctor or wait?

Any hearing loss: The first question I ask a patient with ear ache (otalgia) is if there is any hearing loss associated with pain. If there is no hearing loss and particularly if the pain is in front of the ear, I would be thinking tmd. This could be joint disease, muscle spasm or referred pain to the side of the face (ear) from dental disease as the other reviewer suggested. ...Read more

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How can I ease ear pain at night?

How can I ease ear pain at night?

Etiology: Ear pain or otalgia is not necessarily the result of ear disease. If your hearing is essentially normal, the most common cause of otalgia is disease of the dental structures, jaw muscle spasm, dental infection, arthritis of the jaw joint. Other causes of referred pain can reflect diseases of the neck (cervical arthritis) or diseases of the throat or even larynx. Easing pain requires a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Ear pain during night but is gone during the day?

Ear pain during night but is gone during the day?

Nocturnal Bruxism: Could represent an irritation of the TMJ (which is located in front of the ear canal or 'external auditory meatus') from grinding teeth at night. Could also represent referred pain from the throat from mucosal dessication and 'mouth breathing' during sleep. How old is patient, is it one side or both sides? How long has it been present. What makes it better or worse? Otolaryngology follow up rec- ...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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I seem to get an ear pain in the middle of the night. It is usually when I'm laying on my side but can be when I lay on my back. It often wakes me up?

I seem to get an ear pain in the middle of the night. It is usually when I'm laying on my side but can be when I lay on my back. It often wakes me up?

Ear pain at night: If this middle ear pain is chronic art night, a referral to head and neck MD thru virtual appt at health tap or referral from your MD would be important to determine how the ear drum appears, and rule lout a foreign body, infection, cholesteotoma, lesions. ...Read more

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I have stabbing ear pain. It gets worse at night. Is this normal?

TMJ: This could be the TMJ (temperomandibular joint). As you lay down, and turn to your side. You're likely putting pressure on the joint. Taking Motrin before bed might help but Motrin can disrupt sleep. An eval by your dentist or your local ENT may help as well. ...Read more

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Have slight ear pain after being in the mountains yesterday. I have to fly tomorrow night will I be ok? It would cost a lot to see a dr here.

Have slight ear pain after being in the mountains yesterday. I have to fly tomorrow night will I be ok? It would cost a lot to see a dr here.

Possibly: It sounds like the tube that equalizes pressure in the middle ear is sluggish. That means you may have trouble with the pressure changes. No problem with the flying, it is the landing that might really hurt. If you must fly, try some sudafed before you board. Then sniff a littl afrin (oxymetazoline) while airborne and chew some gum. Keep some pain pills handy just in case..... ...Read more

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I keep getting an ear pain in my right ear that keeps me up at night. So painful.

I keep getting an ear pain in my right ear that keeps me up at night. So painful.

Ear pain: Needs to be evaluated by your doctor. It MAY be a temporary infection but needs to be cleared up before it causes permanent damage. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have ear pain in my left ear at night when I left my head. What could be the cause?

See ENT: Some toxin, pathogen, or allergen in the Left ear or left TM joint is most likely the cause of the pain. See an ENT to diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from extreme ear pain since last night. I suspect that it is due to the cold that I got. I also have tonsillitis. Any help?

I have been suffering from extreme ear pain since last night. I suspect that it is due to the cold that I got. I also have tonsillitis. Any help?

Ear pain: Throat pain from a tonsillitis can refer pain up to the ear. If you also have hearing loss, you might have an ear infection. A cold can lead to both. If it persists, follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have severe ear pain on the left side, only at night, that is continuously waking me up. There's also a slight ache during the day sometimes.?

I have severe ear pain on the left side, only at night, that is continuously waking me up. There's also a slight ache during the day sometimes.?

Please see your: Doctor and have your ears checked. There may be fluid behind your ear drum, which could explain why it's only hurting at night, when you're laying down. When you are upright, the fluid will be draining better. This may be from an infection or allergies. ...Read more

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Sharp Inner ear pain primarily right side wake me up, goes up to head. Never happened before. Wear headphone to sleep every night never had problem.?

Sharp Inner ear pain primarily right side wake me up, goes up to head. Never happened before. Wear headphone to sleep every night never had problem.?

?: I have several questions. This could be an infection in the ear canal, but without further information cannot answer accurately. You should see your PCP or if you prefer a Virtual Consult. Healthtap. Com/DrJones Concierge Keycode YVCZAZ. ...Read more

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I've been haveing ear pain. Sometimes the pain extends to my jaw. A couple times now I've woken up in the middle of the night ad its unhinged slightly?

I've been haveing ear pain. Sometimes the pain extends to my jaw. A couple times now I've woken up in the middle of the night ad its unhinged slightly?

Probably TMJ trouble: Temporal mandibular joint syndrome is common and often the result of excessive teeth grinding/clenching, usually during sleep. The TMJ is slight in front/upper are of your ear and inflammation here can cause pain into ear and jaw. If pushing on the TMJ area and widely opening/closing your mouth causes pain, then it is likely tmj. Motrin/aleve, use of night guard may help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been suffering with headache and ear pain since last night, I took paracematol as I am 29weeks pregnant it only helped for 2 hours?

I have been suffering with headache and ear pain since last night, I took paracematol as I am 29weeks pregnant it only helped for 2 hours?

Unfortunately for: pregnancy, there is really only paracetamol (Tylenol) that is considered safe for fetal development. Even at 29 weeks, it is not safe for the baby to have aspirin, narcotics, barbiturates or triptans in the maternal blood system. ...Read more

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Over the past few days I been having tooth and jaw pain its mild and I have an ear pain during the day and night could something be writing?

Over the past few days I been having tooth and jaw pain its mild and I have an ear pain during the day and night could something be writing?

YES!: Pain &/or bleeding &/or swelling are red flags that there is something dramatically wrong. A small cavity is painless, a large deep cavity is painful as the infection spreads. Don't wait. Call your Dentist now. Could be transient like an erupting wisdom tooth, or could be something chronic and serious. Go for an examination. ...Read more

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3 yo was wiggling when I cleaned her ear. She cried I stopped. She complained of ear pain last night. I found blood today. Her hearing is fine.?

3 yo was wiggling when I cleaned her ear. She cried I stopped. She complained of ear pain last night. I found blood today. Her hearing is fine.?

Ear canal delicate: The ear canal is where wax collects, and we as parents want to get it out! But we should only use strategies that DON'T involve inserting something into the ear--even if it's very soft. Products like Debrox are a more gentle way to clean the ear. To be sure there was no damage to other structures, recommend you have your Pediatrician look in the ear. ...Read more

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I am having chest pains on and off on my left side during the day and night, also ear pain in my left ear and an 11 day migraine all together why?

I am having chest pains on and off on my left side during the day and night, also ear pain in my left ear and an 11 day migraine all together why?

Tension: On the left side of your body due to imbalance of the spine, due to poor posture, tilted pelvis or short leg syndrome. This can explain all of the above symptoms if they're related. Now serious issues like heart or neurological disease need to be ruled out, so please go see your doctor. ...Read more