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Doctor insights on: Headache Behind My Ear

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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I always getting headache pain behind my ear around my back neck and forehead my BP is 129/94. I done CT brain and X-ray for mastoid and its ok.

I always getting headache pain behind my ear around my back neck and forehead my BP is 129/94. I done CT brain and X-ray for mastoid and its ok.

Headache: If you have been having headaches, and ct scans have all been normal, it is possible that you may have a variant of a migraine headache causing the pain. I would consider seeing a neurologist. I doubt the high BP is causing the headache; more likely the headache is causing you BP to be high. ...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

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If I have a headache but behind my ears? What is my problem?

If I have a headache but behind my ears? What is my problem?

As above : Could be ear infection and could be muscle spasm. If it is not getting better see u pcp for evaluation and work up. ...Read more

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I'm having a headache behind my right ear for 4 months I have told my doctor but nothing gets done?

I'm having a headache behind my right ear for 4 months I have told my doctor but nothing gets done?

See a Neurologist: Pain behind the ear can come from mastoiditis but other causes include transverse/sigmoid sinus thrombosis, cervical spine disease, cervical dystonia... I believe a neurologist would be best suited to address those kind of issues. Good luck. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed w/ bells palsy after 7days got this excruciatingly painful headache & pain behind my ear & jaw. Is this normal? Is there any treatment?

Was diagnosed w/ bells palsy after 7days got this excruciatingly painful headache & pain behind my ear & jaw. Is this normal? Is there any treatment?

No: Pain is not typical of bell's palsy. However, if the eye does not close as a result if the bell's, then significant drying of the eye can occur. Pain from the eye is poorly localized, so your pain may be from this. You need to see an eye md to see if this is the case. ...Read more

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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 ?

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