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Headaches Behind Right Ear
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 ...Read more
I'm having a headache behind my right ear for 4 months I have told my doctor but nothing gets done?
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. ...Read more
I have a hard, swollen bone behind my right ear that has not gone away in two months. I have headaches and pain behind my right ear. What is it?
Pain behind ear: Many possibilities. You need to see your doctor to get examined to determine cause. ...Read more
Pain at bass of skull behind right ear can't move or turn and now I have a headache on the whole right side of my head the pain is so bad I can't sit up?
Sounds: Like neck spasm. Apply warm compress, do gentle range of motion. If not better in 2-3 days see a doctor. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Why do I get dizzy a lot, I drink about 5 bottles of water a day, I also get headaches, swollen lymphnodes on neck & behind right ear?
I have non specific lymph nodes behind right ear. The dominent node has a short axis of. 7cm. I have had severe headaches, dizziness, night sweats?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Needs to be checked: We can not tell you what to do except to advice you to make an appointment with your GP and get it checked. We don't know how it started and how long it has been and what treatment if any you received, Get it checked ...Read more
Need exam: Can't tell from here. You need to see a doctor as this could be a problem needing attention. ...Read more
Lymph node or cyst: Puffin, somethimg is imfected there. Have the ear and scalp examined. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
Probable node: Could be a lymph node or salivary gland tumor pushing the ear forward. If there is fever, tenderness pain and swelling behind the ear, hearing loss, ear drainage I would be concerned about infection in the mastoid bone which needs urgent assessment. If these latter symptoms then needs urgent attention. If not and the bump persists>2-3 weeks then see ent. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Ny baby has a small loose pea shape lump behind right ear under skin. She is healthy overall. Curious.?
Lymph node: This is most likely a normal lymph node. There are dozens located at different sites around the head & neck & noticed because they are not buried deep in tissues or muscles like they are in the rest of the body. When stimulated by bug bites, skin irritation, vaccines or various infections they will enlarge for several weeks before returning to their resting size. ...Read more
Bone behind right ear is more prominent then behind left ear. No pain. Is this type of asymmetry normal?
Asymmetry is normal: Asymmetry is normal but. Without an examination can't tell to what degree of asymmetry there is. Best to see your PCP for exam and evaluation ...Read more
Pain felt on head behind right ear. With difficulty sleeping. Massaging area feels better, yet feels like fluid under skin. What could it be?
Can surgically removing lymph node behind ear cause serious problems in future? 25 y old male, have 1centimeter movable node behind right ear.
Very Unlikely: Very unlikely to cause severe long term problems as it is just a lymph node. ...Read more