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Headache Behind Left Ear One Side Head
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 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
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
Small, bite like bumps, in clusters on top of head, left side of head and now spread to top left of forehead. Tender to the touch with bruise-like bump behind left ear. Pain moving into left eye socket. Started 6 days ago. No pain or fever or headaches.
See a doctor: Se a doctor soon and get checked. ...Read more
I have headache on left side and pulsating pain behind left ear. Can this be related to alcohol detox and taking acampprosate?
I have a pea size hard lump on the bone behind left ear closer to neck. Doesn't move. Ice pick headache for 2 weeks same side and dizziness 4 months. Doesn't hurt. Have chronic iritis too. Any ideas?
See neurologist: You may need to see a neurologist and an ophthalmologist for your problem, and hopefully soon. ...Read more
Hard lump behind my left ear but not exactly in the ear itself, it is like located in my lower skull and just right behind the ear. I got headaches too
I am 19 years old and have had a headache for the past week it's the same spot. Left side behind the ear. What could cause this? Never had one before.
Migraine: Migraine headaches are common at your age and can exhibit pain over the head and behind the ears. The exact cause is not known. For starters, you could try some self care strategies like warm compresses, massages, hot showers, relaxation, green tea. Talk to your pcp or a neurologist. ...Read more
Lumps in neck hard for over a year now and moving soft ones one left side of neck and pressure behind left ear white flashes and blurred vision in eye?
See your doctor: Lymph nodes that are moveable are normal, but hard lumps in neck needs to be checked out by physical exam by your doctor, especially if it causes you to see white flashes, and have blurred vision. There may be something going on that you're unaware of, that the doctor needs to work up further with lab tests, or possibly referring you to an ophthalmologist to find out the cause of your blurred eyes. ...Read more
feel pain behind left ear left upper jaw my throat having difficulty in swallowing and my face goes to one side ever since I had molar tooth removed?
TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, neck stiffness or neck pain, difficulty to swallow, headache and jaw pain are common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management of the TMJ. ...Read more
Headache behind my left ear on head 2 days after a collision that caused me a broke foot on the same side of body is this symptoms of head injuries?
After clenching body during sex I have pain behind left ear and left side of head, 3 days now, dangerous? What happened?
I have a slight throbbing pain at the back left side of my head, behind left ear it comes and goes, what is it?
On my head behind left ear I have 2 very hard and tender lumps and they are very close together ptobably touching one bigger than the other?
You need to see a: Head and neck surgeon to check these out! Best luck and happy easter! ...Read more
I am feeling severe pain in left side of neck, head, shoulder and arm. The vein above and behind left ear in brain is stretched, head pulled to left.?
See U PCP for evalua: If u have not been seen by u physician, try to see him/her. Good luck. ...Read more
I started having pain in left ear followed by headaches mostly on left side behind my eye and in my temple. Amoxicillan for ten days but symptoms back?
Swollen tonsills and ear pain? What is this also habe swlen glands in neck on left side and pain behind left ear like as swollen lymonode back behind my ear
52 yr old female with a lot of stress for 4 yrs and having tightning pain in back of neck on left side under skull since 1 week ago and getting more painful radiating behind left ear and cheekbone. Most pain from neck under skull?
Stress: Most likely. I would see see your pcp to make sure. ...Read more
I have twitching from behind left ear to left temple. Happens daily. Rarely on right side as well. Eyes also spasm to the point of closing. Please help?
Left side of my face feels full tight, jaw hurts mainly under chin above behind & left ear full, right temple & above & behind full bottom of skull?
Wisdom tooth?: I'm guessing wisdom tooth. Best to see your dentist and oral surgeon to be sure. ...Read more
Stiff, painful neck left side. Earache, sore throat, swollen bumps in my hairline behind left ear. Feels like mosquito bites.
Pharyngitis & otitis: Please monitor your temperature & can you send a photo of hairline "swollen bumps." Are these bumps itchy. ...Read more
Hearing is muffled in my left ear. There's no pain in ear but it's causing a headache on the left side of my head & pain on the left side of my neck.
I've got a headache in left part of my head just behind the ear, sreading down the neck. I have taken keflex for 6 days and it appeared time after time?
Why do I have a big bump under my mole that is causing a very bad headache. Its behind my left ear towards the back of my head. It just started about?
Lesion on the head: Unfortunately, one in every five Americans is diagnosed with skin cancer. A mole that is changing in size and shape is concerning. The area behind the ear is also home to various small nerves that govern the back of the head which may be irritated and alerting us of a problem. I would discuss with a physician who may decide to get a biopsy or the lesion. ...Read more
Do brain tumor headaches come and go? I have pain in left side of head, left ear feels clogged, left eye seems bigger, left nose stuffy? Tumor? 19 y/o
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The outside of my left ear is hurting & sensitive to touch. The pain runs through my head, behind the ear. I've had no injuries to the head or ear.?
Otitis?: It sounds u may be having external otitis see u physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Appears to a bite behind left ear and I now have pain and numbness on ear and across back of head. Taken motrin what else can I do?
Have sharp pain behind left ear at back/mid of head for past few days but today's worst. Pinched nerve? What could this be? Should I take a motrin?
You may need a good: A good doctor for the long haul is what you need in order to help you with your problems. I doubt that you have a pinched nerve. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a good all purpose pain medicine. If it does not control your pain well, then you may take a Motrin but not for more than once or twice as it can cause ulcers in your stomach. So you will be best served by having a primary care doctor whom you can go and see. ...Read more