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For a whole day, have headache above & behind right ear. Pressing area. Causes the head ache too. I did sneeze 1x or 2x but no runny nose. What cause?

For a whole day, have headache above & behind right ear. Pressing area. Causes the head ache too. I did sneeze 1x or 2x but no runny nose. What cause?

Check the TM joint: The ear bone is the temporal bone and the jaw joint is the TM joint. The bone behind the ear is the mastoid process of the temporal bone. Either biomechanical forces could affect the TM joint or infection could cause the reported pain

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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.

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What causes headache pain behind the right ear? Should I ask a doc for ears or head?

What causes headache pain behind the right ear? Should I ask a doc for ears or head?

Sinusitis/neuralgia: Headache pain behind the ear could be a form or sinusitis called mastoiditis as in the inflammation of sinus in the mastoid bone that is behind the ear. Other possibility is occipital neuralgia due to irritation of occipital nerve. If you have history of sinusitis go to ENT doctor, otherwise go to neurologist. Also if you have change in hearing, ear fullness or tinnitus, go to ent.

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Centralized head pain, painful headaches, small bump behind right ear on bone. Pressure also.

Centralized head pain, painful headaches, small bump behind right ear on bone. Pressure also.

Variety of causes: There many things that could cause this, one of which is an ear infection. Best to have exam and get correct answer and treatment is needed.

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Hit on head 2 days ago by piece of metal, have awful headache/lump on head and just woken up with pain behind right ear below the bone. Help?

Hit on head 2 days ago by piece of metal, have awful headache/lump on head and just woken up with pain behind right ear below the bone. Help?

Get evaluated: I would highly recommend going and getting evaluated with imaging to rule out a brain bleed with or without skull fracture. These can be rather insidious and come on slowly and then very suddenly and sometimes even cause death if not treated in a timely manner. Time is of the essence.

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Headache on right side, glands behind right ear hurts, jaw feels tensed, behind right eye hurts. Whag is this?

Headache on right side, glands behind right ear hurts, jaw feels tensed, behind right eye hurts. Whag is this?

Viral conjunctivitis: This is usually self limiting and lasts maybe 3 weeks. Doctors prescribe steroid/antibiotic eye drops. The steroid relieves inflammation. The antibiotics have little effect the drops do not shorten the length of the infection, but just make you feel a little more comfortable with it.

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Lump behind right ear with (rare for me) frequent headaches and sore throat. Lump doesn't hurt and is hard but I get a shooting pain in neck at times?

Lump behind right ear with (rare for me) frequent headaches and sore throat. Lump doesn't hurt and is hard but I get a shooting pain in neck at times?

See your PCP: Some conditions like lump behind your ear require further assessment and your primary care doctor may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. See your PCP first for evaluation.

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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.

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Tingling behind right ear in an approximately one inch wide & four inch long area?

Tingling behind right ear in an approximately one inch wide & four inch long area?

Pain?: Hard to nail down the cause with limited information, but one thought is early shingles. If there is (or soon is) a rash in the area and if the skin is tender or painful to touch, this is something to consider. If its getting worse, i'd see the doc. Good luck.

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I have a reoccurring headache on my right side. It's behind the ear. I can point to exact spot and painful to push?

I have a reoccurring headache on my right side. It's behind the ear. I can point to exact spot and painful to push?

? muscle tension: The most common is a muscle tension headache, but it could also be coming from arthritic-type changes in your neck: a cervicogenic headache. Migraine could also be a consideration, although migraines more commonly occur around the eyes. You should have this evaluated: testing including CT/MRI testing should be considered to exclude tumor, which would be unlikely. Best wishes.

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Hard painless lump behind right ear. What could this be?

Hard painless lump behind right ear. What could this be?

Need exam: Can't tell from here. You need to see a doctor as this could be a problem needing attention.

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Lump behind right ear, med. Sized, kind of hurts to touch. What could be cause?

Lump behind right ear, med. Sized, kind of hurts to touch. What could be cause?

Lymph node or cyst: Puffin, somethimg is imfected there. Have the ear and scalp examined.

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Why do I always have pain behind my right ear, constant pain headache only on one side of my head?

Why do I always have pain behind my right ear, constant pain headache only on one side of my head?

Consult MD now: This could be many things from an earache, infection of the mastoid bone behind the ear, muscular including tmj, and more serious medical conditions. You shouldn't delay seeing your md.

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Pressure behind right ear and periodically at base of neck. No injuries so I'm not sure what it could be.?

Pressure behind right ear and periodically at base of neck. No injuries so I'm not sure what it could be.?

Pain behind ear: Pain could be due to a number of things any recent straining or lifting heavy objects? How much do you weigh? Are you a smoker or have diabetes? Do you feel any mass/lump in those areas? The answers can help us determine if you have anything from just muscle strain to cancer. so consult with us to help you get answers to your concerns.

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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.

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.