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I have a pain in my head behind my right ear it is like an electrical shock that comes from time to another what is it?

I have a pain in my head behind my right ear it is like an electrical shock that comes from time to another what is it?

Nerve: A very quick electrical shock like pay is typical of a nerve pain, neuralgia. Sometimes a serious problem is the reason for neuralgia, but that is fairly rare. An old remedy is to make sure you keep your head warm, wear a cap and never go outside in the winter with your hair wet. ...Read more

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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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I have a now constant dull pain behind my right ear not like a headache. No pain in ear. Between the back of my ear and back of my head on my skull.?

I have a now constant dull pain behind my right ear not like a headache. No pain in ear. Between the back of my ear and back of my head on my skull.?

Facial Pain: There are many reasons for your dull pain from trauma to headache to possible TMJ issues. You will need to go to the doctors to have a proper diagnosis to eliminate all possible issues. ...Read more

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I have a kinda bad headache on the right side of my head kind of up and behind my right ear. What does it mean and how do I get rid of it?

I have a kinda bad headache on the right side of my head kind of up and behind my right ear. What does it mean and how do I get rid of it?

Occipital headaches: Lesser and greater occipital nerves live in the area of your head where you are describing pain. What frustrates patients is that these nerves can cause pain without any traumatic event. You didn't mention any visual disturbances (blurry, double vision) or other red flags so that a NSAID may be beneficial. Your PCP may have Toradol in house to give you for fairly quick reduction in head symptoms. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Hi I'm hearing a heartbeat sound in my right ear all the time please anyone could tell what to do? And a headache on right side of my head

Hi I'm hearing a heartbeat sound in my right ear all the time please anyone could tell what to do? And a headache on right side of my head

Look into: You should have your blood pressure checked. The elevated pressure can cause headaches as well as a pulsating sound in the ears. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Headache for 3 days, started dull now worse. One sided, pain in my right eye (pulling) sharp pain in right ear and behind. Sharp pain in head too.?

Headache for 3 days, started dull now worse. One sided, pain in my right eye (pulling) sharp pain in right ear and behind. Sharp pain in head too.?

Sounds like: A frontal sinus/middle ear infection (Upper Respiratory Infection or URI) Most of the time the "culprit" is a virus (most commonly the common cold RHINOVIRUS)
The headache and earache MAY indicate a bacterial "superinfection) thus a anti-biotic indicated.
Contact your PCP or Join Health Tap Prime for a Consultation!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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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 ...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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I have 3 hard, painful lumps on the bone behind my right ear. I'm starting to get a slight headache and a little naseas. What is it?

Infection?: I think it is time for you to check with your doctor to find out what's wrong if the problem has gone on for more than a couple of days or has been getting more severe. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Everytime I get a swollen lymph node behind the ear it is accompannied by a massive headache that last for days leaving me like in a brain fog. I?

Everytime I get a swollen lymph node behind the ear it is accompannied by a massive headache that last for days leaving me like in a brain fog. I?

Infection: You're probably getting an infection somewhere in the area. Either the scalp or your ear. Next time it happens see an ENT while it is happening. ...Read more

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43 yr old lady. With Recurrent headache...goes on to behind the right ear. BP. normal Ears. Normal Vision. Normal What further test.? MRI Or CT sk

Cluster headache?: The headache is unilateral and is centered behind or around the eye with autonomic symptoms. See PCP for assessment and treatment or referral to headache/ orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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Can a headache on the back and side of the head (right over the right ear) be from tension? I am a senior and have not had a migraine in years.

Can a headache on the back and side of the head (right over the right ear) be from tension? I am a senior and have not had a migraine in years.

Possibly: However, severe headaches in individuals over 60 require evaluation. A disorder known as giant cell or temporal arteritis can be ruled out usually by simple lab tests. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have two little bumps on my head that's hurts really bad, also just noticed a sore feeling by my right ear& headache. What can this be?

I have two little bumps on my head that's hurts really bad, also just noticed a sore feeling by my right ear& headache. What can this be?

ABSCESS FORMATION: Bumps on your head can be infection or abscess forming. Sore feeling by your right ear can be ear infection. So with all the infections going on, you are having headache. You need check-up and antibiotic rx. ...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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I've had a headache in back of my head and over my right ear for 1 month. CT came back clean. What could be the problem? Neck is not painful/stiff.

I've had a headache in back of my head and over my right ear for 1 month. CT came back clean. What could be the problem? Neck is not painful/stiff.

Muscle spasm, strain: Have you had an acute neck injury, or suffer chronic neck strain because of some activity? Is the pain long-standing or short? Local heat, medication like acetaminophen, or ibuprofen and naproxen can be helpful. ...Read more

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I have ear fullness on right ear only, occasional headache on side around ear, ringing?

I have ear fullness on right ear only, occasional headache on side around ear, ringing?

R ear full: This can be due to simple things like wax. It can also be be due to middle ear fluid build-up. Other causes can be negative pressure in the middle ear (eustachian tube dysfunction) or pressure in the inner ear. Rarely symptoms like this can be serious, i.e., tumor of nerve to ear. Anything persistent needs to be checked by your doctor or. ...Read more

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I have ear fullness on right ear only, occasional headache on that side around ear, and occasional ringing. Tmd?

I have ear fullness on right ear only, occasional headache on that side around ear, and occasional ringing. Tmd?

Possibly: Sounds more like eustachian tube (et) dysfunction. The et pressurizes your middle ear (me). The et opens into the me on one end & the back of the nose on the other end. Nasal allergies or sinusitis can cause the et to block causing fullness and pressure around the ear. Ringing or tinnitus can be related to etd but there are other causes as well like hearing loss. You should be seen by an ent. ...Read more

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A headache lately and feel a fullness in my right ear. Could the two be related?

Possibly: Headaches and ear pain or fullness are both common complaints with jaw problems (TMJ) or sinus problems. Even allergies can cause both of these. See your doctor if this persists. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for about 4 days now that hasn't gone away and today I woke up with a ringing noise in my right ear, what is this?

I've had a headache for about 4 days now that hasn't gone away and today I woke up with a ringing noise in my right ear, what is this?

Need an office visit: Hello Kimberly. There are a number of things which can lead to headaches. Everything from muscle tightness, to tooth and ear infections to brain disease. I think you'd be best served by visiting your primary care physician so that you can have a complete examination. ...Read more