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Getting spasms on the left side of head behind ear?

Getting spasms on the left side of head behind ear?

Head spasm: Spasm behind the ear is the result of neck muscle spasm. It is common and usually has no worrisome underlying cause. ...Read more

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I hit my head behind ear and now it's hurting. What can I do for the pain?

I hit my head behind ear and now it's hurting. What can I do for the pain?

Pain behind ear: Hello, I would recommend ice to the injured location as well as alternating between tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin. This pain should resolve quickly. If it persists after a day or two, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What happen if my head behind ear kind of have an electric shock from my neck?

What happen if my head behind ear kind of have an electric shock from my neck?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve may produce the symptoms you described. Please see your doctor as a simple manipulation may provide relief, or the doctor could perform the investigation to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of head behind ear after got hit there. Should I be worried about concussions?

Pain on left side of head behind ear after got hit there. Should I be worried about concussions?

Possibly: If you are completely normal with just some pain at the site of impact, you probably can continue to observe. However, if you had loss or altered awareness, focal neurological deficit, worsening headache, are on blood thinners, etc., you ought to get it checked out. If in doubt, err on the side of getting checked out. ...Read more

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Since daughter was 3 (7 now), she says she feels a pop inside her head behind ear with a small quick pain and then a warm sensation...Ideas?

Since daughter was 3 (7 now), she says she feels a pop inside her head behind ear with a small quick pain and then a warm sensation...Ideas?

Nasal allergy: This child may have nasal allergy and and a pop inside her head behind her ear may be due to air entering her middle ear after swallowing, similar to the feeling we have due to altitude change, may be associated by slight pain. These symptoms may resolve by allergy meds. ...Read more

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Hit left ear back of head behind ear lower head left side hard on brothers shoulder 3 days ago still bit of pain that side and when I touch any damage?

Likely no: Wait a little longer to see if there remains any pain.
This type of trauma usually is painful but not that destructive. If it persist see your doc. ...Read more

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Keep having this spasm/twitching right side of head behind ear left of temple, all day. Usually like 2 twitches/spasm each time, wakes me up too..

Keep having this spasm/twitching right side of head behind ear left of temple, all day. Usually like 2 twitches/spasm each time, wakes me up too..

Muscle twitch: We call these fasiculations. Involuntary movement or twitching of a muscle. Do you have them anywhere else? How long have you had this? If just a day or two, watchful waiting ok. If more than a week or other areas of body with similar twitches you need to see a healthcare provider for an evaluation. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more

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Son has swollen nodes back of head behind ear neck + groin 6mnths doctor reffered to pediatrictian it 6 week wait shuld I be worried no other symptoms

Son has swollen nodes back of head behind ear neck + groin 6mnths doctor reffered to pediatrictian it 6 week wait shuld I be worried no other symptoms

Need more info: How big are they? Any other symptoms (fever, fatigue, bone pain)? Are they getting bigger, or are they staying the same or getting smaller? Did he receive antibiotics? Did they help? Generally speaking, nodes ...Read more

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Have been having pressure in right side of head behind ear for 2 months with dizziness and stiff neck on that side. Ct w/o contast?

Have been having pressure in right side of head behind ear for 2 months with dizziness and stiff neck on that side. Ct w/o contast?

Scan, yes: Because you are young the statistics shift toward less serious problems. However, a lesion of some type involving the mastoid or skull base near the mastoid might give you these symptoms. So, yes; you should have scan. Type of scan questionable. For bone CT is best. For other structure MR is best. Talk to your doctor. Contrast helps but we avoid in some conditions. ...Read more

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I had twitching that was pulsating in left side of head behind ear "temporal region" and also twitching n right calve I can see MRI norm emg norm???

I had twitching that was pulsating in left side of head behind ear "temporal region" and also twitching n right calve I can see MRI norm emg norm???

Muscle irritability: The MRI and EMG just show nervous system is structurally intact. But muscle irritability won't show up on those. Muscle twitches can be caused by anxiety, hyperactive thyroid, electrolyte problems &medications/drugs. Talk to your doctor. If all these things have been ruled out, then non-addictive, long-acting medication can suppress anxiety and muscle irritability. Xanax (alprazolam) is for short term only. ...Read more

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I have been having intermittent swelling of the lymphnodes on my head, behind ears recent swelling of rue and abnormal hilar chest xr. Sarcoidosis?

I have been having intermittent swelling of the lymphnodes on my head, behind ears recent swelling of rue and abnormal hilar chest xr. Sarcoidosis?

Need to see Doc.: Lymph nodes enlargement, swelling of rue, abnormal hilar shadow on cxr may suggest sarcoidosis, however, rue swelling is not a finding of sarcoidosis. Other serious conditions needs to be excluded like hodgkins, and non-hodgkins lymphoma and cancer. Ct scan of chest would be better at confirming hilar and mediastinal lypmh nodes. Lung specialist evaluation may be necessary if so. ...Read more

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WBC @ 13, finished Zpk 6days ago& I'm still woosey/light headed and headache/throbbing in my temples, down the back of head behind ears& eyes feel sore?

WBC @ 13, finished Zpk 6days ago& I'm still woosey/light headed and headache/throbbing in my temples, down the back of head behind ears& eyes feel sore?

See your doctor: Again. It doesn't sound like your infection has been completely resolved. You may need another round of something else, especially if your eyes feel sore. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Twitches all of n random areas of the body throughout day, But mostly right side of my head temple/behind ear area sometimes last all day? Concern?

Twitches all of n random areas of the body throughout day, But mostly right side of my head temple/behind ear area sometimes last all day? Concern?

I wouldn't worry: If there is no weakness associated with either the right side of your head (meaning muscles of the face) or behind the ear (not too much back there that could get weak) then, I wouldn't worry about much. ...Read more

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Head pain on side of head above/behind ear only when stressed or have allergies to the pollen falling?

Head pain on side of head above/behind ear only when stressed or have allergies to the pollen falling?

TMD and allergies: The pain on the side of your head when stressed may be because you are grinding your teeth. This makes the muscles on the side of your head sore. Try stress relieving tips: breath, take frequent breaks and exercise. An over the counter allergy medication can ease your symptoms due to pollen. ...Read more

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Child hit side of his head 2 weeks ago. Now has goose egg on forehead and bruising on side of head and behind ear have just appeared. Serious?

Child hit side of his head 2 weeks ago. Now has goose egg on forehead and bruising on side of head and behind ear have just appeared. Serious?

Head Injury: Have him seen. The forehead injury by itself does not sound concerning but now the appearance of bruising on the side of his head and behind his ear makes it more serious. Bruising behind his ear may indicate a skull fracture. He would best be seen in the ER. All the best. ...Read more

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'i''m having [ain in my head behind my ear?

'i''m having [ain in my head behind my ear?

Cyst or Lymph node?: This is a common area to form small sebaceous cysts. They are formed from the oil/ hair folliclles in the skin. They often do not go away. Sometimes they can get infected and get larger or painful. It could also be a lymph node aggravated by a a scalp or ear lobe infection/ inflammation. See your doctor or an otolaryngologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What gland is on the left side of the head, behind the ear?

What gland is on the left side of the head, behind the ear?

Parotid: Parotid gland, large salivary gland under ear, more in front than behind ear. For parotid problems, see ENT doc. ...Read more

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What could a sharp pain on the head behind the ear indicate?

What could a sharp pain on the head behind the ear indicate?

Several options: If the sharp pain is triggered by touching or wind blowing on the area it might be a neuralgia of the occipital or upper cervical nerves. If it just happens without an inciting event and is very brief then it may be difficult to elucidate a cause. Sometimes it can be from muscle spasms in the area. If the pain becomes more constant or ear symptoms develop then see ent. ...Read more

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Severe pain in ba k of head behind right ear?

See doctor: For an evaluation. If it is severe go to ER. ...Read more

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Could pains in the lower part of the head behind the ear show signs of an aneurysm?

Could pains in the lower part of the head behind the ear show signs of an aneurysm?

Pains: Aneurysm is usually asymptomatic until the clinical event occurs. Pain in the head could possibly be a sign of ruptured or enlarging aneurysm but it would be unlikely to be a sign of an aneurysm not actively enlarging or rupturing. In the spectrum of pains behind the ear, aneurysm would be way down on the list. ...Read more

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