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I have a wave of headache on the right side of head above the ear. It has been going on for a few days, and happens mostly at night.

I have a wave of headache on the right side of head above the ear. It has been going on for a few days, and happens mostly at night.

Need exam: Wave to me means sporadic and implies if happens mostly at night, probably positional. This would suggest ear, mastoid or eustachian tube origin, but needs complete examination of these areas endoscopically or via ct scan to find the source. Could be something simple as an insect bite or tick bite, but these may also be serious. ...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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Bump on side of head above ear. Feels boney like I was hit but I wasn't. Slight discomfort when pressed hard & minor headache. What could it be?

Bump on side of head above ear. Feels boney like I was hit but I wasn't. Slight discomfort when pressed hard & minor headache. What could it be?

Scalp bump: This is likely to be a pilar cyst, but a lymph node is also possible. I recommend you see a dermatologist for a precise diagnosis, though it is unlikely to be anything serious. ...Read more

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Moderate pain right side of head above ear made worse by movement. "headache" around right eye. Right inner ear pain. Could this all be sinus?

Moderate pain right side of head above ear made worse by movement. "headache" around right eye. Right inner ear pain. Could this all be sinus?

It could, but: But it also can be something else. You have had a ct scan of your chest. I imagine the doctor who ordered that knows a lot of your medical history. That person would be in a position to help answer your question more accurately. An ENT (ear nose throughout doctor would be ideal for sinus issues). ...Read more

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Headaches. Earaches. Ringing in ears. Mostly on right side of head and right ear. Any other symptoms to look out for? Should I see my gp?

Headaches. Earaches. Ringing in ears. Mostly on right side of head and right ear. Any other symptoms to look out for? Should I see my gp?

Yes.: Ringing in the ear (tinnitus) is common and there are many causes. Unilateral tinnitus always needs to be evaluated more carefully. Most gp's can help to find out what the cause is. Sometimes you may need to see an otolaryngologist (ENT) and sometimes people need to have an mri. Start with a good history and exam with your physician and take it from there. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hard lump forming on side of head above right ear two days ago, hurts to touch/lay on, cause some headache and hurts to open jaw all the way.

Hard lump forming on side of head above right ear two days ago, hurts to touch/lay on, cause some headache and hurts to open jaw all the way.

Possible abcess: A new mass that comes up suddenly and is painful to touch could be an abcess. This needs to be evaluated by a physician and may have to be drained. ...Read more

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Causes of headache on left side of head above the ear and it hurts to touch my head in that area. No trauma, neck pain, or shoulder pain...

Causes of headache on left side of head above the ear and it hurts to touch my head in that area. No trauma, neck pain, or shoulder pain...

See dentist: You may have a jaw problem from grinding or clenching your teeth especially when sleeping. Suggest you get your jaws checked. If nothing there, then perhaps a MRI may be in order if the problem has been present for more than a few weeks or is getting worse. ...Read more

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My wife get headache whenever she travel. She notice that when it cover ear from air then there is a no problem. Headache come at one side of head.

My wife get headache whenever she travel. She notice that when it cover ear from air then there is a no problem. Headache come at one side of head.

Few thoughts: There are lots of ways to travel. They almost all involve sitting in a confined position with your head held in unnatural positions as you are trying to rest. Flying involves pressure changes that can bother the ears, often one side more then the other. Also jet lag, lack of sleep and an unusual schedule is a headache waiting to happen. Get her a neck ring, keep a sane schedule. May c md 4 ear. ...Read more

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Been having twitching, right side of head above ear, been noticing it everyday, cause for concern?

Been having twitching, right side of head above ear, been noticing it everyday, cause for concern?

No: This is something called a benign fasciculation (twitch). These are harmless though irritating and can be brought on by fatigue or anxiety, though more often than not, they occur spontaneously - "out of the blue". They generally come and go and can show up in various parts of the body, e.g. eyelid, thigh, calf. ...Read more

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Good day. I sometimes wake up with a stabbing headache back right side of my head above the ear. It feels like an ice pick is embedded deep. It's more certain if I've had wine or beer the night before. What is the likely reason?

Good day. I sometimes wake up with a stabbing headache back right side of my head above the ear. It feels like an ice pick is embedded deep. It's more certain if I've had wine or beer the night before. What is the likely reason?

Migraine: Is a POSSIBILITY. You need to be certain of the cause of your pain so please see your doctor. He/she will find out and provide help. Please do not ignore this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Headache in front/back left side of head, ear. Tiny jabs of pain (1-2). Light headed when standing. Scared I have a brain tumor. No fam history. Help!

Headache in front/back left side of head, ear. Tiny jabs of pain (1-2). Light headed when standing. Scared I have a brain tumor. No fam history. Help!

Unlikely: Brain tumors are uncommon in people your age, and a light-headed feeling isn't typically a symptom of one. If you have serious headaches you should see your doctor, and ask for a referral to a neurologist both to evaluate your problem and to treat the headaches. ...Read more

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Headache, brain fog, ear ache, pressure all on one side of head?

Headache, brain fog, ear ache, pressure all on one side of head?

Doctor can evaluate: In an older child or adult, pressure on one side of the head, with some earache, can be from an ear infection, a sinus infection, or some problem inside the throat. A doctor can evaluate to see if antibiotics are needed. Occasionally, shingles can happen on the head and cause theses symptoms (antiviral medicine is the treatment). Sometimes, migraine headaches can cause similar symptoms to these. ...Read more

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Headache on mostly left side of head, throbbing and pressure, on everyday basis, feeling seeing n hearing (only left ear) pulse in brain when exercise?

Headache on mostly left side of head, throbbing and pressure, on everyday basis, feeling seeing n hearing (only left ear) pulse in brain when exercise?

Further evaluation: With these symptoms you need further evaluation. These symptoms could be an aneurysm. You need to see your PCP for further testing such as MRA as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Seen dr. I have reflux and mild gastritis. But I've been waking up nauseous and with a headache. Pressure on side of head near right ear and eye pain?

Seen dr. I have reflux and mild gastritis. But I've been waking up nauseous and with a headache. Pressure on side of head near right ear and eye pain?

Talk to doc again: It is hard to tell whether the headache and GI symptoms are related. If so, then one would suspect the presence of migraine. If the abdominal symptoms persist and migraine has been ruled out, then a gastroenterology consult may be needed. ...Read more

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I have had sinus issues for the past couple of days and a day ago started experiencing pinching sensations on right side of head above my ear.

I have had sinus issues for the past couple of days and a day ago started experiencing pinching sensations on right side of head above my ear.

Sinus: No sinus on the side of the head so there's a chance it may be bite or jaw related. The chewing muscles are in that area ...Read more

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I feel shocks in my left side of head, above ear. Shock lasts for just 1-2 secs. Normally happens if I lift weight or apply any force on head. Pls help.

I feel shocks in my left side of head, above ear. Shock lasts for just 1-2 secs. Normally happens if I lift weight or apply any force on head. Pls help.

Irritated nerve: Shock like pains that come quickly and don't last long can be from an irritated nerve in the scalp. See your family doctor to determine if this is what's happening with you. ...Read more

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Twitching on left side of head above ear?

Unimportant?: Muscle twitching in a limited area unlikely to be due to any major disorder at your age stress is the likeliest cause. ...Read more

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Can sinus cause soreness not pain on side of head above ear and eye?

Can sinus cause soreness not pain on side of head above ear and eye?

Sinus symptoms: Sinus pressure may be a cause of discomfort over the eye, but not usually in the temple region. More common causes of that would be muscle contraction or nerve irritation; inflammation of an artery is another cause. IF symptoms persist, see your physician. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain left side of head above ear. It stings for a couple of seconds. Its been hapenning since this morning. And its random and my left eye seems to be under some stress since then?

Sharp stabbing pain left side of head above ear. It stings for a couple of seconds. Its been hapenning since this morning. And its random and my left eye seems to be under some stress since then?

SUNCT: Rare Short-lasting Unilateral Neuralgiform headache attacks with Conjunctival injection and Tearing. It is is a primary headache predominant in males and respond to indomethacin. See your PCP for evaluation if needed. ...Read more