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Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?

Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?

Lymph nodes: The lymph nodes usually enlarge as response to an infection in the vicinity.It lasts maximum 2-3 weeks and as the infection goes away (with antibiotics usually) the lymph nodes disappear. Outside this scenario, i would be worried and demand further investigation (ct is appropriate, a blood smear and CBC with differential, as well as a bmp with enzymes markers analysis) up to an excision biopy. ...Read more

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I have stabbing ear pain. It gets worse at night. Is this normal?

I have stabbing ear pain. It gets worse at night. Is this normal?

TMJ: This could be the TMJ (temperomandibular joint). As you lay down, and turn to your side.. You're likely putting pressure on the joint.. Taking Motrin before bed might help but Motrin can disrupt sleep. An eval by your dentist or your local ENT may help as well. ...Read more

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Having severe ear pain (4 days) deep inside & behind ear into neck. No drainage, sharp/stabbing pain, worse if laying down. What can I do for relief?

Having severe ear pain (4 days) deep inside & behind ear into neck. No drainage, sharp/stabbing pain, worse if laying down. What can I do for relief?

Need an exam: It's possible you have an infection in the ear canal or behind the ear drum. However your symptoms are somewhat atypical for these causes. It's possible the source of your pain is somewhere else in the in the pharynx and is being "referred" to the ear area. You need to see your physician as soon as possible. If the cause isn't apparent you need to see an ENT specialist.

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Sudden, stabbing ear pain. How to check for an insect in the ear?

Sudden, stabbing ear pain. How to check for an insect in the ear?

See physician: Sudden onset of stabbing pain unlikely from an insect. Could be an ear infection or TMJ discomfort. Should have it examined. ...Read more

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Why do I have eye and ear pain along with a stabbing headache?

Why do I have eye and ear pain along with a stabbing headache?

Could be ur sinuses: But you need to see your doctor, check out your blood pressure, maybe eye pressure too, could be migraine or cluster headache too, many possibilities, please see your doctor/a doctor soon ...Read more

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What to do if one day I opened my car window and the day later I had a stabbing headache and a eye/ear pain,what do I do?

Probably unrelated: Exposure to outdoor air through a car window in the absence of a known trauma would not likely be related to the symptoms you have described. Your primary care physician can perform a hands on exam and help you figure this out! ...Read more

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I have slight ear pain & stabbing pains in my left temple with neck, shoulder & arm pain. Had this for weeks. GP said no more antibotic drops in ear ?

I have slight ear pain & stabbing pains in my left temple with neck, shoulder & arm pain. Had this for weeks. GP said no more antibotic drops in ear ?

Need more informatio: We need more information: age, meds, labs. This needs further evaluation. You need to request your GP to send you for an evaluation. This can be many things and you need it clarified. ...Read more

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Had ear infection tht spread, jaw cldnt open & stabbing pain in head behind infected ear. Pain in head has returned months later. Shld I b concerned?

Had ear infection tht spread,  jaw cldnt open &  stabbing pain in head behind infected ear. Pain in head has returned months later. Shld I b concerned?

See you PCP: Always pay attention to a new or recurrent/worsening pain. This could be a recurrent infection or mechanical damage from the previous infection. Or maybe you are grinding your teeth at night. A quick look in your ear and exam of the jaw and teeth should go a long way to ruling out these possibilities. It is always better to have things evaluated early BEFORE they have a chance to spread. ...Read more

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I took a short nap.Woke up with a sharp, stabbing pain in my throat and tenderness in my ear. Pain is less sharp now, but it still hurts to swallow?

I took a short nap.Woke up with a sharp,  stabbing pain in my throat and tenderness in my ear.  Pain is less sharp now,  but it still hurts to swallow?

Throat irritation: Your throat was irritated from any number of possibilities after your nap. You may have had a dry throat from mouth breathing or you are developing an infectious sore throat. Throat pain will commonly refer to the ear. You can take OTC analgesics, do warm salt water gargles, and observe for a few days. If it gets worse with other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have server ear pain I went to the ER and I do not have a ear infection I can barely early out of it and it has a sharp pain like stsbbing pain deep?

Think of jaw mucles: The answer that was posted about fluid is probably not correct. Firstly, a diagnosis of normal ears, if we accept that, is that the sharp pain could be facial neuralgia. But the most common cause of otalgia (pain in the side of the face when the ears are normal) is tmd (temporo-mandibular disorder). Otolaryngologists see this problem very frequently and masticatory muscle spasm is most likely. ...Read more

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If TMJ is cause of major ear pain (worse when weather changes), ENT says ear is normal, what is course of action? Custom mouth guard? Massage therapy?

If TMJ is cause of major ear pain (worse when weather changes), ENT says ear is normal, what is course of action? Custom mouth guard? Massage therapy?

See your dentist: Have your dentist evaluate or refer you to an oral surgeon that can better assess the area and come up with a treatment modality that just does not mask the symptoms. Once the proper diagnosis is attained, a nightguard may be the correct therapy, a series of visits with an physical therapist, or other treatments may be indicated based upon clinical and radiographic interpretation. ...Read more

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Had tonsillitis week & on erythromycin. Getting rapidly worse -green spots covering tonsils, blood phlem, chills/fever, ear pain. Is this normal?

Had tonsillitis week & on erythromycin. Getting rapidly worse -green spots covering tonsils, blood phlem, chills/fever, ear pain. Is this normal?

Maybe not: for bacterial throat infection that will respond to antibiotic, would expect some improvement within 3-4 days. If taking an antibiotic for a week without improvement, and an infection is present, then the infection is either due to something other than bacteria or due to a strain resistant to the antibiotic used. keep the prescribing physician up to date. ...Read more

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Periodically I get the most severe stabbing pain in the outside of my ear, no earache, no cold no allergies. Just happens out of the blue. ?

Periodically I get the most severe stabbing pain in the outside of my ear, no earache, no cold no allergies.  Just happens out of the blue.  ?

Outside of your ear.: Are you referring to the front of your ear? A sudden, electric shock like pain in the face on one side may be due to a condition called trigeminal neuralgia. There are treatments for this, and your physician can examine you and take a history to diagnose this. ...Read more

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Sinus infection for a few weeks now, developed bad night cough and some ear pain is this all normal part of sickness/ healing?

Sinus infection for a few weeks now, developed bad night cough and some ear pain is this all normal part of sickness/ healing?

Sinus infection: No your symptoms are not part of the healing process. See your doctor to rule an infection in your chest or ears. ...Read more

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I have a tickle in my throat that causes me to cough. It's very dry and been about a week, worse at night. Occasional ear pain. What could this be?

I have a tickle in my throat that causes me to cough. It's very dry and been about a week, worse at night. Occasional ear pain. What could this be?

Post nasal drip: Have your doctor call in a nasal steroid spray and use it once or twice a day. It will take about 3 to 5 days to resolve. Try delsym cough syrup at night to help with the night cough. If this does not work, try reflux meds like Pepcid ac or zantac after a few days. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Major right ear pain when weather changes. Seen ENT, ear looks normal. What can I do? Use Flonase, Ciprodex & Advil (ibuprofen) PRN. Mouth guard at night? Clench?

Chiropractor: I have sent patients (and myself) to the chiropractor for adjustments of the jaw. This can be helpful especially when all the other options are not working. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have severe ear pain with tonsillitis?

Is it normal to have severe ear pain with tonsillitis?

Ear Pain: Yes, it is known as "referred otalgia". Sometimnes the brain confuses you on the location of the pain. Due to neurolgic input frequently you will experience ear pain from seemingly unrelated areas in the head and neck. Tonsillitis is a common one. The ear pain will go away with the throat pain. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have ear pain after a concussion?

Is it normal to have ear pain after a concussion?

One symptom: Pain after concussion is quite common. If you received an injury near your auditory canal some damage could have occurred to the bones in the inner ear. A visit to a physician may be able to rule out any trauma to the ear. ...Read more