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I Have Swollen Lymh Nodess Behind My Ear And A Bad Headache
See a doc: Could be a number of things like a commone ear ache or more serious. You could have an infection of the bone behind the ear known as the mastoid or mastoiditis. This can generally be treated with antibiotics but can be serious. Have you had any fever? You need to see a doctor asap! ...Read more
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
I have a lump behind my ear and it hurts when you touch it or around it, I have a really bad headache and my neck has started to hurt should I worry?
You see MD: It is possible you have an infection. You should see your physician. ...Read more
I woke up this morning with two lumps behind my ear. They are rock hard and tender to touch. I have also had a bad headache all day. What could it be?
Tender lymph nodes: Could be tender lymph nodes. Usually, it is seen with infection in middle ear or even in the mastoid area. Mastoid are pockets of air cells behind our ears in the scalp. Sometimes with infection in the area, it would cause headaches, fever and other symptoms. So, it may be a simple ear infection or worse, mastoiditis. ...Read more
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
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
Swollen bumps behind right ear and moderate but constant headache. I hit my head a few days ago slightly but didn't hurt that bad could this be diff.
See ENT doc: Duration of symptoms? With the bumps behind the ear (likely reactive (lymph nodes), I would recommend seeing an ENT surgeon for exam. ...Read more
My daughter has a sore and swollen knot behind her ear and complaining of a bad headache. What could be causing this?
Infected? Node: There are several lymph nodes located around the head and neck and your noted location is consistent with one. If swollen it is responding to some form of local irritation or infection. These often swell ; shrink over 2-3 wks to minor problems as the node cleans the body serum. The headache is likely unrelated ; linked to some other process. Illness, dehydration, diet ; stress are common triggers. ...Read more
Why do I have a big bump under my mole that is causing a very bad headache. Its behind my left ear towards the back of my head. It just started about?
Lesion on the head: Unfortunately, one in every five Americans is diagnosed with skin cancer. A mole that is changing in size and shape is concerning. The area behind the ear is also home to various small nerves that govern the back of the head which may be irritated and alerting us of a problem. I would discuss with a physician who may decide to get a biopsy or the lesion. ...Read more
Swollen lymph node behind right ear. Its hard as a rock. Really bad headaches on right side. Ears ringing lately. Weak and tired, what's wrong!?
See MD ASAP:
Rock hard node can be trouble and should be evaluated...Possibly biopsied.
You first need a good exam and blood tests. Because of your age and symptoms, I'm guessing it's just infection- but get checked out! ...Read more
I have a VERY painful rash w/ weepy blisters behind my ear. Very bad neck & back pain. Rash spread across forehead @ hairline. Headaches. Nauseous.?
Shingles?: You may want to get seen as you may have shingles which can spread to the area near the eyes. Please get seen ASAP! ...Read more
My ear hurts SO bad, been taking soldrin otico for a day. Woke up&my ear hurts and is swollen behind my ear I can't open my mouth 2 much pain&its numb?
Had unprotected sex about 6 wks ago, been having on and off sore throat, which isn't so bad and a small swollen lympnode behind my ear, coud this be HIV?
I have been having bad headache, especially behind the eyes and on top of the head, with a fever for the past two days. Woozy when I stand and move.?
MD: You are obviously ill, would not a visit to the md be prudent? ...Read more
Depends: Depends what you mean by "normal".....Aa lump behind the ear may be a lymph node that is enlarged...That is normal as it is doing its job. If it is infected it will be tender. It may or may not be related to a sharp headache. Your symptoms are best evaluated in a visit with your physician so you can be examined more details obtained. This is hard to answer without seeing you. ...Read more
I have a headache after sex, I was concentrating very hard to "finish" and I now have a mild headache behind my ear and around my temples.
I have superficial pain on the skin behind my ear and tension headaches all day in front and back. Skin around back of the ear is hot and red.?
I have been getting a lot of neck pain and headaches. I passed it off as tmj. But I went to get a neck massage and I found out that I have a lump behind my ear and on my neck. What could it be?
See an OMS/ENT: You need to see an oms or ENT to have the area evaluated. ...Read more
There is a lump behind my ear and since its been there I've had a sore throat and I am getting headaches. Its been more then a week. What is this and what can I do?
Lymph node.: That sounds like enlargement of a postauricular lymph node, which can happen when you're sick with a sinus infection, which could explain the rest of your symptoms. As long as the lymph node goes away along with the infection, then everything is fine. For the sinus infection, though, you may need an antibiotic. ...Read more
My husbands ear squeaked and popped in the pool earlier today, he's been suffering a bad headache and now when he lays down it hurts real real bad.
He needs: An exam. Generally pressures in a typical pool are not high enough to damage ear drums but the symptoms you describe are worrisome and warrant examination. ...Read more
I have had a knot behind my ear for several years. It has gotten larger and hurts when I have a headache. I also have a wooshing Noise in that ear?
Can't diagnose: With available information. I would encourage EAR/NOSE/Throat (Otolaryngologist) evaluation to explore this further. ...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
I was hit in the head today and I had a loud pitched noise in my left ear for about 20 minutes after when the ringing stopped I got a really bad headache what does this mean?
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
Ihave vashunt, today have pain around rt ear where catheter is. Like a bad headache but localized only 2 rtear area. Is this symp of problem? Or normal?
Could be: It could be. Call your doctor or get to one asap. ...Read more
I have had this really bad headache for about a week now it's been on and off for much longer. Right now I have a cold and pain in my right ear.?
Headaches: Are serious. You need to be checked out and be treated promptly as to what cause it. Of course it could stem from allergies, stress, migraines, sinus infection, ear or throat infection or more serious cases tumors, aneurysm etc plus other signs and symptoms to be considered. Or it could just be a simple case of flu or viral syndrome. Please go see your doctor. ...Read more
I have a rock hard painful lump behind my ear on my head. No symptoms and haven't been ill. Slight headache?
Maybe: A cyst or lymph node. Your physician can help diagnose if it persists. Take care. ...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