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What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped. Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure

What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped.  Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure

Headaches : Headaches and their causes can be complicated, difficult diagnoses to make. With your past history of diabetes and high blood pressure, you should make an appointment with your doctor for a complete evaluation as soon as possible. You doctor will take a thorough history and do a neurological evaluation to try and find out what is causing your symptoms. You may want to think about the answers to some of the questions they may ask you such as: - when did it start? - how often do they happen? - are they getting more frequent or more painful? - how long do they last? - what does the headache feel like and can you point to it? - does it occur around the same time at night or does it ever happen during the day? - what other symptoms do you have and when do they occur in regards to the headache? - have you had any big life changes? - how is your lifestyle? Are you getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising? - are you taking any medications? Do you drink caffeine and how much? Answering these questions may help your doctor figure out what is causing your headaches, whether it is a serious problem or not, and how to help you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Is sore throat with splitting headache behind ears viral?

Is sore throat with splitting headache behind ears viral?

Possibly: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Can my wisdom teeth be causing really bad headaches, presure behind ears, ear problems and dizziness?

Can my wisdom teeth be causing  really bad headaches, presure behind ears, ear problems and dizziness?

Possible but: It sounds more like tmd (temporomandibular joint dysfunction, more commonly referred to as tmj). It also could be a combination of causes such as tmj, wisdom tooth and ear infection. You should see both a dentist and a physician just to be sure. ...Read more

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Facial pain, headaches, ear pain,and behind ear pain?

Facial pain, headaches, ear pain,and behind ear pain?

See OFP specialist: Orofacial Pain specialists are dedicated exclusively to the treatment of orofacial pain, TMJ pain, jaw pain, facial pain, bruxism and TMJ disorders. Find a doctor close to where you live or work. ...Read more

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I've been having SERVERE headache's behind my left ear?

I've been having SERVERE headache's behind my left ear?

Headaches: They could be many causes for headaches. Trauma is one of them. You do need to see a doctor for a complete evaluation and examination give a good history and then hopefully the cause of the headache can be found and treated ...Read more

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What could cause persistent headaches behind my left ear for about 2 weeks?

What could cause persistent headaches behind my left ear for about 2 weeks?

Occipital neuralgia: Could be due to problems with the greater occipital nerve, perhaps pain referred from the neck, conceivably a migraine variant, perhaps pain from jaw problems, even due to prior head trauma in the area? ...Read more