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I got this pain in my ear like a sting and pain shot down side of face now getting bad migraine pain and shooting pain in my arm with pins n needles?

I got this pain in my ear like a sting and pain shot down side of face now getting bad migraine pain and shooting pain in my arm with pins n needles?

Typical Migraine: A migraine isn't just an average headache. It is a complex neurological disorder. Often a feeling of pins-and-needles begins on one side in the hand and arm and spreads to the nose–mouth, face area on the same side. ...Read more

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Sharp pins ans needles pain that starts deep in my ear and tingles into the side of my head and neck. I've had this happen since I was four randomly?

Sharp pins ans needles pain that starts deep in my ear and tingles into the side of my head and neck. I've had this happen since I was four randomly?

Parathesias on ear: Could be irritation of facial nerve. did you have chicken pox? Seems like an subclinical case of shingles or just facial nerve irritation. May have a small neuroma that is possibly causing the pain as well. Discuss with ENT ...Read more

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I need help or advice on what to do I have bleeding in my ear. Accidently poked myself while cleaning?

I need help or advice on what to do I have bleeding in my ear. Accidently poked myself while cleaning?

Pressure.: Pressure for 10 minutes (watch a clock) will stop any bleeding unless you have a blood clotting disorder. If it's too far inside the ear canal to reach, put a piece of cotton in there and see your doctor. There is a lesson to be learned here, of course -- never put anything smaller than your elbow inside your ear! You're just pushing the dirt further back, and risking exactly what happened. ...Read more

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Having sharp short pains on my head, not like pins and needles when something "falls asleep" but like I just got poked with a small sewing needle.?

Having sharp short pains on my head, not like pins and needles when something "falls asleep" but like I just got poked with a small sewing needle.?

Need more info: I really need more information to answer this question. What location of your head does occur? Do you get any associated symptoms with the stabbing headaches? Blurry vision, double vision, fluid leakage from ears or nasal passages, headaches worsened in light, weakness of arms and /or legs, neck pain? Any history of closed head injury? First I would start with a brain mri. ...Read more

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Arms & legs have pins and needles/burning/numbness. Nothing has irritated them. Have pain in head on either side, like being poked by a hot needle.

Eval: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do if I stick needles through my ears to release stress?

What to do if I stick needles through my ears to release stress?

Hmm: Are you self-harming to distract from stress? That would not be healthy. Sticking needles into the ear canal would be very dangerous. If you want to decrease stress - see an acupucturist who can properly place needles (check out the auricular trauma protocol) in the external ear. ...Read more

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Can you advise me if getting ears pierced with gun or with needle is better?

Can you advise me if getting ears pierced with gun or with needle is better?

Controversial: See input from: http://www. Safepiercing. Org/piercing/faq/. There is concern about infection and tissue injury with use of piercing guns. ...Read more

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I woke up yesterday & my whole body feels like it's on pins & needles. I also have ringing in my ears & a bad head ache. Any ideas what it could be?

I woke up yesterday & my whole body feels like it's on pins & needles. I also have ringing in my ears & a bad head ache. Any ideas what it could be?

Go to ER: You are describing a systemic problem with abnormalities in the central nervous system. It appears to be affecting your entire body. There are enough bothersome findings here for you to go to the emergency room for an evaluation and laboratory/imaging studies to make sure you aren't ignoring a real problem. I would recommend going soon- don't wait. ...Read more

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My ear is swollen and red on the outside should I use a sterilized needles to pop the puss out?

My ear is swollen and red on the outside should I use a sterilized needles to pop the puss out?

Consult your doc: Unfortunately the ear cartilage is not very tolerant to home treatments. If you are developing an abscess or other problem in the outer ear, it is worth a visit to your doc. Drainage and prescription medication may be needed. If a bacteria gets well established in the cartilage, the poor blood supply could leave it hard to cure. A significant deformity could result. ...Read more

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Can I transmit hiv if my blood/plasma is on earrings and there's no oxygen between the ear needle and the ear clasp? It wouldn't

Can I transmit hiv if my blood/plasma is on earrings and there's no oxygen between the ear needle and the ear clasp? It wouldn't

Yes: Only if it is fresh blood and someone else pierces themselves with the earring sharp. This hasn't been recorded but would be the same as needle sharing. What's actually happening? ...Read more

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59 yr old female. Ear pain, bad pressure, malformed eustachian tube. Need tube in ear. Hate needles. Are any needles involved? Help

59 yr old female. Ear pain, bad pressure, malformed eustachian tube. Need tube in ear. Hate needles. Are any needles involved? Help

Ear tube: This involves a cut in your ear drum. This can be done with a topical anesthesia but you must hold still. If you cannot and are very nervous this can be done under general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Can getting your ears pierced affect the birth control pill at all? The needle or the aftercare spray?

Can getting your ears pierced affect the birth control pill at all? The needle or the aftercare spray?

Should not affect: Getting your ears pierced does not have any affect on birth control pills. The after care spray is probably an antiseptic so the piercing doesn't get infected. Try not to worry too much. ...Read more

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Pain in ears pins and needles in head and head aches could it be an ear infection or worse?

Pain in ears pins and needles in head and head aches could it be an ear infection or worse?

Non-specific: An ear infection can be confined to the skin of the ear canal (external otitis) or fluid or pus in the middle ear space (otitis media). The latter is almost always associated with a hearing loss. Pins and needles in the head and headache are too non-specific to evaluate except to reassure you that it is unlikely to be due to an ear infection. ...Read more

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Having a feeling of blocked throat and sort of water-clogged ear feeling, random pins and needle kind of pains. What could this be? Doc found nothing

Having a feeling of blocked throat and sort of water-clogged ear feeling, random pins and needle kind of pains. What could this be? Doc found nothing

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity at tolerated. ...Read more

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Can improper placement of needle & numbing agent in lower jaw cause temporary facial paralysis/tingling & severe pain in jaw, ear, neck & back of head?

Can improper placement of needle & numbing agent in lower jaw cause temporary facial paralysis/tingling & severe pain in jaw, ear, neck & back of head?

Anesthetic Block: An inferior alveolar nerve block of your lower jaw will anesthetize either your left or right side, making it feel numb and "paralyzed". Pain in your jaw, ear, neck, and back of head may be a reaction to the anesthetic, not necessarily due to improper technique. Since every issue was temporary, you should heal without incident. Discuss with your dentist. ...Read more

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L subclavian vein stenosis not Tx. Left jaw, lip, ear etc turns pins&needles/numb whenswimming. Trigeminal neuralgia too.? Paraesthesia vascular.? Why

L subclavian vein stenosis not Tx. Left jaw, lip, ear etc turns pins&needles/numb whenswimming. Trigeminal neuralgia too.? Paraesthesia vascular.? Why

Vein?: If the stenotic vein is severe enough to affect health, you would more likely have left sided pain, swelling in the arm, bluish tint to the fingers. Symptoms you're describing might be associated with a stenotic ARTERY (especially if there is "steal" syndrome). If it is the vein that has been stenotic, one can trust the decision not to treat, but could also expect spinal xray series or mri check ...Read more

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I was poking around in my ear and I think I have pushed wax further into my ear. I have half hearing in my left ear and have a ringing sound.

I was poking around in my ear and I think I have pushed wax further into my ear. I have half hearing in my left ear and have a ringing sound.

Impaction??: If your hearing was ok prior to "poking around" in your ear then two things are possible. 1. You pushed the wax deeper into your ear canal 2. You may have caused a perforation of your ear drum. In any event it is essential that you see your family physician asap and let him/her rectify the problem. ...Read more

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I have bad anxiety. I feel like I'm high all of the time and 5 minutes ago seems like an hour ago. I also feel a needle poking sensatiok in my head.?

I have bad anxiety. I feel like I'm high all of the time and 5 minutes ago seems like an hour ago. I also feel a needle poking sensatiok in my head.?

Go see ur FamilyDoc: You need to receive care in person from your Family Doc or Psychiatrist. If you don't think you can wait until office reopens, call answering service and ask about options. Most likely you'll be referred to local ER. ...Read more