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I hit my head behind ear and now it's hurting. What can I do for the pain?

I hit my head behind ear and now it's hurting. What can I do for the pain?

Pain behind ear: Hello, I would recommend ice to the injured location as well as alternating between tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin. This pain should resolve quickly. If it persists after a day or two, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of head behind ear after got hit there. Should I be worried about concussions?

Pain on left side of head behind ear after got hit there. Should I be worried about concussions?

Possibly: If you are completely normal with just some pain at the site of impact, you probably can continue to observe. However, if you had loss or altered awareness, focal neurological deficit, worsening headache, are on blood thinners, etc., you ought to get it checked out. If in doubt, err on the side of getting checked out. ...Read more

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Hit left ear back of head behind ear lower head left side hard on brothers shoulder 3 days ago still bit of pain that side and when I touch any damage?

Hit left ear back of head behind ear lower head left side hard on brothers shoulder 3 days ago still bit of pain that side and when I touch any damage?

Likely no: Wait a little longer to see if there remains any pain.
This type of trauma usually is painful but not that destructive. If it persist see your doc. ...Read more

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Child hit side of his head 2 weeks ago. Now has goose egg on forehead and bruising on side of head and behind ear have just appeared. Serious?

Child hit side of his head 2 weeks ago. Now has goose egg on forehead and bruising on side of head and behind ear have just appeared. Serious?

Head Injury: Have him seen. The forehead injury by itself does not sound concerning but now the appearance of bruising on the side of his head and behind his ear makes it more serious. Bruising behind his ear may indicate a skull fracture. He would best be seen in the ER. All the best. ...Read more

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1yr old fell out of crib, hit head on the corner of my bed about a 1/4 inch behind her ear. Small indent where she hit. No other symptoms. Should I worry?

1yr old fell out of crib, hit head on the corner of my bed about a 1/4 inch behind her ear. Small indent where she hit. No other symptoms. Should I worry?

Head trauma: You should get her examined by her pediatrician to make sure she ok or if she needs additional evaluation, X rays or even a consult with a neurologist. You watch her closely until you see her doctor, any change in her behavior or vomiting, take her to ER. Good luck. ...Read more

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Getting spasms on the left side of head behind ear?

Getting spasms on the left side of head behind ear?

Head spasm: Spasm behind the ear is the result of neck muscle spasm. It is common and usually has no worrisome underlying cause. ...Read more

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Huge painful knot on head. Right side behind ear. Should I be worried? Could I jave slept on it wrong? Please help! I'm panicking

Huge painful knot on head. Right side behind ear. Should I be worried? Could I jave slept on it wrong? Please help! I'm panicking

Cyst or Lymph node: This is a common area to form small sebaceous cysts. They are formed from the oil/ hair folliclles in the skin. They often do not go away. Sometimes they can get infected and get larger or painful. It could also be a lymph node aggravated by a a scalp or ear lobe infection/ inflammation. See your doctor or an otolaryngologist for evaluation and treatment. They are often removed or excised. ...Read more

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Why loose lump behind ear on head?

Cyst/node: This may be a cyst or a lymph
node, but best to see your otolaryngologist for an exact diagniosis. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer?

I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer?

Lipoma: Lipomas, a fatty tumor are common in this location as well as a few other tumors. Has the lump been present for some time or rapidly developing recently? If rapid, get an evaluation by an ENT specialist fairly soon. If it has been there for some time, you can probably ignore it if it does not bother you and is not changing. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer, should I be concerned?

I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer, should I be concerned?

Hopefully: It will resolve without intevention. You may have a swollen lymph node or cyst that may or maynot be infected. If it doesn't resolve - get it checked. ...Read more

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Pain in side if neck going behind ear and up into head. What could be wrong?

Occipital Neuralgia: Consider taking something cold from the freezer, wrapping it in a towel, and placing it on that area for 10 mins on, then 10 mins off.

Good luck. ...Read more

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What happen if my head behind ear kind of have an electric shock from my neck?

What happen if my head behind ear kind of have an electric shock from my neck?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve may produce the symptoms you described. Please see your doctor as a simple manipulation may provide relief, or the doctor could perform the investigation to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Since daughter was 3 (7 now), she says she feels a pop inside her head behind ear with a small quick pain and then a warm sensation...Ideas?

Nasal allergy: This child may have nasal allergy and and a pop inside her head behind her ear may be due to air entering her middle ear after swallowing, similar to the feeling we have due to altitude change, may be associated by slight pain. These symptoms may resolve by allergy meds. ...Read more

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Twitches all of n random areas of the body throughout day, But mostly right side of my head temple/behind ear area sometimes last all day? Concern?

Twitches all of n random areas of the body throughout day, But mostly right side of my head temple/behind ear area sometimes last all day? Concern?

I wouldn't worry: If there is no weakness associated with either the right side of your head (meaning muscles of the face) or behind the ear (not too much back there that could get weak) then, I wouldn't worry about much. ...Read more

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I have a lump behind ear on head, hard but slightly mobile. Been there a month but got a little smaller, should I get it checked with dr for cancer?

I have a lump behind ear on head, hard but slightly mobile. Been there a month but got a little smaller, should I get it checked with dr for cancer?

Yes: This may very we be a swollen benign lymph node associated with a resolving infection because it is getting smaller. Please get it checked by a doctor because this is something that needs to be examined and sometimes even biopsied to be sure what is going on. ...Read more

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What could a knot behind ear on head it is about mid way my ear about the size of grape and it move pain free but I have had it for 15 yrs not grown a?

See my prior answer: If it moves and grape sized then could be tumor such as a benign fatty lipoma or salivary tumor. 80% of parotid salivary rumors benign but would still have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have bad pain in bones behind ear going up in head. What can I do to help it?

I have bad pain in bones behind ear going up in head. What can I do to help it?

Do u wear glasses?: If you wear glasses make sure they do not get too tight behind your ears! Very common pain in bone from pressure! If not - do u have sinus& ear pain, congestion? Fever? Headache? If not - unlikely sinus infection. Try Ibuprofen, cold compress, rest, gentle massage- " Tiger balm". If pain persists - see doctor. ...Read more

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Soreness behind ear on top of head and next to temple ride my bike about 30 km to work everyday with a bag on my back - could it be neck problem?

Soreness behind ear on top of head and next to temple ride my bike about 30 km to work everyday with a bag on my back - could it be neck problem?

Tension: Could be muscle tension from the bag transmitted to that area, however given the location. Near the temple you need to see your doctor to rule out a potentially dangerous condition called temporal arteries which can affect your vision. If left untreated can cause blindness on the side which is irreversible. ...Read more

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19 month old son has marble sized lump behind ear and two smaller ones on back of head all feel fixed and quite hard no other symptoms but im worried?

19 month old son has marble sized lump behind ear and two smaller ones on back of head all feel fixed and quite hard no other symptoms but im worried?

Lymph node: There are many lymph nodes in the neck and back of the head that are often more noticeable because they are located where our fat pads don't hide them. If you feel around you should find several the size of a pea ; sometimes bigger. They can increase to the size of a big peanut if stimulated by local factors, illness or vaccines. I would just monitor it or have doc see it during regular visit. ...Read more

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Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil? Seems to be just under skin surface.

Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil? Seems to be just under skin surface.

Lymph node?: A lymph node resides in this area synonymous with mononucleosis (mono / kissing disease) If you are having other symptoms you need to be evaluated, and possibly for lymphoma given your age and other neck pains. ...Read more

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Hard immobile painful lymph node in back of head above hair line and another right behind ear lobe. Both are painful. Possible causes?

Inflammation: Inflammation and or infection can cause painful lymph nodes. Should consult physician for possible antibiotic therapy. If further characterization of nodes necessary ultrasound is useful tool. ...Read more

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Had acute mastoiditis 2months ago. Thought it was gone but have pain in/behind ear and head. Could it still be there? No fever or swelling.

Had acute mastoiditis 2months ago. Thought it was gone but have pain in/behind ear and head. Could it still be there? No fever or swelling.

ENT Consult: Chronic mastoiditis, which is what may be developing at this point, needs to be addressed immediately. Antimicrobial resistance is a problem, and mastoiditis is treated with antibiotics, ear cleaning procedures and sometimes surgery is necessary. Since you have a fullness in your ear, you should be examined by a physician and have a full+ear exam r/o otitis. Still taking quinidine? See ENT office. ...Read more

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Found a finger tip sized lump behind ear (not in fold but more on the side of head) 3 weeks ago. Was not painful but now is. Very firm, bony like?

Found a finger tip sized lump behind ear (not in fold but more on the side of head) 3 weeks ago. Was not painful but now is. Very firm, bony like?

Reassurance: Its probably a cyst/lymphnode if it is on the bone probably the mastoid bone. If it is non painful you can observe it and see your doctor if there is more concern. ...Read more