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Experiencing sudden severe stabbing pain in ear and spike in temperature. Any ideas?

Experiencing sudden severe stabbing pain in ear and spike in temperature. Any ideas?

Acute otitis media: An ear infection is most often a bacterial or viral infection that affects the middle ear.
The condition is rare in adults and painful because of inflammation and buildup of fluids in the middle ear.

See ENT for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Stiff neck and weird sensation in head, when bending down head feels dizzy and fuzzy. Face pain and head pain, stabbing pain in ear?

Stiff neck and weird sensation in head, when bending down head feels dizzy and fuzzy. Face pain and head pain, stabbing pain in ear?

Infection possible: Could be serious. Please be seen by your primary doctor or in an urgent care center today to rule out infection. A stiff neck is always worrisome for meningitis. ...Read more

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Burning tingling sensation in face, dizziness sharp stabbing pain in head neck pain stabbing pain in ear cold sensations all on right side of head?

Burning tingling sensation in face, dizziness sharp stabbing pain in head neck pain stabbing pain in ear cold sensations all on right side of head?

Can B due 2 facial-: -nerve in origin. It just appears in some people 4no reason. It an inflammation of the nerve, & best 2 C an ENT. 2 B sure there is no treatable process. If none, meds like Lyrica (pregabalin) & Neurontin can B of help, also Cymbalta is often tried. All have an effect on pain pathways. Goes by name of Trigeminal Neuralgia. ...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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I keep getting a sharp stabbing pain in the back of my head on the left side, I've had a sore throat for 2 weeks, and an earache on left side.

I keep getting a sharp stabbing pain in the back of my head on the left side, I've had a sore throat for 2 weeks, and an earache on left side.

Get seen: Don't wait, I suspect you have an undiagnosed infection, if it progresses you may get quite ill. It's really impossible to say based on your description. You have waited long enough- get an answer, a primary doctor or ENT can help. Get help and get better ...Read more

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Stabbing sharp pain in ear. I've had 5 ECT treatments. Last was on Monday. Pain started a few hours ago. Also have chills, neck and shoulder ache. No fever.

Stabbing sharp pain in ear. I've had 5 ECT treatments. Last was on Monday. Pain started a few hours ago. Also have chills, neck and shoulder ache. No fever.

Unclear.: You may have a viral syndrome. What you describe is not a usual complication of ECT. But you should inform the ECT doctor and the anesthesiologist: there is the chance that additional treatments need to be postponed. ...Read more

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Pain in ear, throat and upper chest. Severe, burning and sharp stabbing. Only lasted a minute or two. Ear felt full. Scary and weird. Came on suddenly?

See an Otologist: If the ear and side of pain were the same as your history of facial nerve decompression which was done through the ear and mastoid you need to see an ENT doc. In the meantime take ibuprofen 400mg every 6 hours ...Read more

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3 days ago I had an earache with stabbing pain then drainage then no pain yesterday and woke up with stabbing pain with burning and blood coming out?

3 days ago I had an earache with stabbing pain then drainage then no pain yesterday and woke up with stabbing pain with burning and blood coming out?

See a Doctor: I can't diagnose this, but even if someone can tell you things that might be the problem that would do nothing to correct it. That's the important part. Get to a doctor who can examine you and treat whatever it wrong. It may be a minor problem, but the damage from it could be serious if untreated. Why wait? Best! ...Read more

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I have a stabbing pain in my ear a few times a day.?

I have a stabbing pain in my ear a few times a day.?

MAYBE REFERRED pain: Up to 40% of ear pain (otalgia) is not ear related.
The most common causes of non-ear otalgia overall are: TMJ, tonsillitis
eustachian tube dysfunction,
throat problems (infection or tumor)
cervical spine (neck) disease
recommend getting seen to check the ear for an obvious cause or 'referred pain' possibility. ...Read more

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I have had a quick, sharp, stabbing pain on the right side of my head above and behind my right ear all day. It woke me up this morning.?

I have had a quick, sharp, stabbing pain on the right side of my head above and behind my right ear all day. It woke me up this morning.?

Cluster Headache: Anytime pain wakes you from sleep it should not be ignored. Your pain sounds vascular in nature however the stabbing nature and waking you from sleep could suggest something more serious (aneurysm). How often does this happen?
See your primary care Doc ASAP. Stay away from Alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, until you are checked out by a physician. ...Read more

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I've been getting a stabbing pain in my head above my right ear and I'm having trouble with the bottom left side of my vision which has lasted 15 mins?

I've been getting a stabbing pain in my head above my right ear and I'm having trouble with the bottom left side of my vision which has lasted 15 mins?

Quadrantanopsia: The visual system decussates in the optic chiasm, into right and left visual fields from the right and left eyes. Further reorganization occurs in the lateral geniculate nucleus of the thalamus. A visual field defect of the inferior left quadrant with severe headache pain on the right localizes at or near the right occipital lobe. An emergency ct and/or MRI is indicated. See a doctor asap please. ...Read more

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What cause the left ear stabbing pain?

Several Things: This could be a nerve issue or an infectious issue. Someone needs to take a look. ...Read more

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My left ear is hurting stabbing pain?

My left ear is hurting stabbing pain?

Multiple things.: Could be a pierced tympanic membrane from a qtip maybe or it could be an infection even or foreign body. You should see your provider to have your ear checked and an appropriate physical exam. ...Read more

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I had occasional stabbing pain at the right side of my head, a few inches above the ear, linking to the pain my right ear is experiencing. Why?

Ear infection?: What you describe sounds like an ear infection. It would be best to get an exam to figure out the diagnosis, but if you want to try to take care of this yourself try clearing your sinuses with a netti pot or antihistamines. That would open the tube that drains the ear. ...Read more

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Heard a flutter deep in my ear the other day & now I have a sharp, stabbing pain that is getting worse. I don't see or feel anything in my ear.?

Heard a flutter deep in my ear the other day & now I have a sharp, stabbing pain that is getting worse. I don't see or feel anything in my ear.?

See your physician: If you have a pain in your ear that's getting worse you had better have a physician look in your ear. Perhaps you have an infection or other problem. Unfortunately with this it's not possible to give you a definite answer.

Hope you feel better ...Read more

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I WAS FINE WHEN SUDDENLY HAD SEVERE, SHARP, STABBING PAIN FROM IN RT EAR DOWN TO INSIDE RT SHOULDER BLADE. PAIN IS NOT CONSTANT. 48 YR FEMALE. NO CLUE?

I WAS FINE WHEN SUDDENLY HAD SEVERE, SHARP, STABBING PAIN FROM IN RT EAR DOWN TO INSIDE RT SHOULDER BLADE. PAIN IS NOT CONSTANT. 48 YR FEMALE. NO CLUE?

URGENT ER EVAL: That area of the neck is where the CAROTID ARTERY is. You need prompt evaluation to rule out a dissection /aneurysm/Stenosis. Also it is possible to have a DVT IN THE SHOULDER/BRACHIAL PLEXUS REGION. Seek prompt evaluation ...Read more

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What could cause a severe headache for 9 days and a stabbing pain in my ears?

What could cause a severe headache for 9 days and a stabbing pain in my ears?

Tension headache/TMJ: Think flesh/tissue and not bone/ligament/disc with chronic pain! Began selfcare with a wellness programs, vitamins b-100, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise and self or prof massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, stretching all are needed. My favorite in my practice is acupuncture and myofascial tissue release with trigger points w lidocaine. ...Read more

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The base of skull hurts & I have stabbing pain in my right ear. What could it be?

Neuralgia: You may have what is called neuralgia. There are medications (i.e., gabapentin, tegretol, etc.) to help this. You need to see your doctor for further testing such as ct or MRI just to make sure there is no tumor, etc. ...Read more

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On the left side of my head above my left ear, I get sharp stabbing pain then my eyes on the left goes burry?

ER/UC- now: Any unexplained head pain with associated visual changes, should be immediately evaluated. Do not ignore these symptoms. ...Read more

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I can't sleep for this stabbing pain in my left ear. I rinsed the ear with warm water. It helped for a while, but now does not. Anything I can do?

I can't sleep for this stabbing pain in my left ear. I rinsed the ear with warm water. It helped for a while, but now does not. Anything I can do?

See a doctor: It's impossible to tell you what this is without a direct examination of your middle ear by a licensed doctor - see your GP, an ER doc, urgent care doc, or ENT for best results ...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?

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.

Get well soon ...Read more

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I have a double ear infection my ear just popped and there is a shooting stabbing pain should I worry or is that normal?

I have a double ear infection my ear just popped and there is a shooting stabbing pain should I worry or is that normal?

Family practice: Your ear drum may have ruptured. You would have drainage from the ear if that happened. If you are being treated possibly your ear is gradually opening up. Your eustachion tube may have popped causing discomfort. ...Read more