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What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped. Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure

What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped.  Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure

Headaches : Headaches and their causes can be complicated, difficult diagnoses to make. With your past history of diabetes and high blood pressure, you should make an appointment with your doctor for a complete evaluation as soon as possible. You doctor will take a thorough history and do a neurological evaluation to try and find out what is causing your symptoms. You may want to think about the answers to some of the questions they may ask you such as: - when did it start? - how often do they happen? - are they getting more frequent or more painful? - how long do they last? - what does the headache feel like and can you point to it? - does it occur around the same time at night or does it ever happen during the day? - what other symptoms do you have and when do they occur in regards to the headache? - have you had any big life changes? - how is your lifestyle? Are you getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising? - are you taking any medications? Do you drink caffeine and how much? Answering these questions may help your doctor figure out what is causing your headaches, whether it is a serious problem or not, and how to help you. Good luck! ...Read more

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My ear feels blocked and is causing a sever headach?

My ear feels blocked and is causing a sever headach?

Infection?: Pressure in the middle ear can cause headaches. You can try to relieve this pressure by trying to help open your eustacian tube (runs from the inner ear to the pharynx.) one was you can do this is to two fingers in front of your ear, and two behind and move your hand in a circular motion while applying pressure. You could also have an ear infection which may require antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can cause tinnitus, blocked ears, dizziness, headache and neck ache?

What can cause tinnitus, blocked ears, dizziness, headache and neck ache?

TMJ TMD: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. TMD can be divided into disorders related to the muscles of mastication and TMJ. Earache, tinnitus, headache, toothache, neck pain and clicks are common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes a headache with ear pain?

Complex question: Ear pain or otalgia can be caused by a variety of diseases. Ear infection, masticatory muscle spasm, neck pain, referred pain from the throat, or larynx are a few. Another entity associated with both ear pain and headache is inflammation of the temporal artery (temporal arteritis). Jaw joint pain can refer pain to the head. Migraine is a possibility. Lack of hearing loss rules out the ear. ...Read more

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What would cause a headache accompanied by ear pain?

What would cause a headache accompanied by ear pain?

Different things: Several different conditions can cause the same/similar symptoms...Ear infection/ache, ear drum, water in ear, tmj, sinusitis. Check with your doc. ...Read more

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Does ear pain cause headache?

Definitely, yes: A variety of ear disorders can cause headache. Sometimes earaches and headaches are a sign of an underlying medical condition that requires further investigation and treatment. See your PCP. ...Read more

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Could pain in the ear and the teeth be caused by a headache?

Also...: An infected tooth is often asymptomatic (without symptoms) for years. That can change overnight. The first symptoms often reported by patients when the infection from a tooth begins to spread is ear pain and headache. ...Read more

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Could a sinus headache cause ringing of the ear?

Could a sinus headache cause ringing of the ear?

Tinnitus: Tinnitus - or ringing in the ears - has a number of different causes. It is not out of the question that a sinus infection could exacerbate tinnitus, but it is not common either. Medications, stress, acoustic trauma, and many other things can trigger tinnitus. ...Read more

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Can ear blockage by wax cause headache?

Can ear blockage by wax cause headache?

Possible: more commonly ear aches prior to any headaches...trying to use a qtip to "pry it out" sometimes only impacts it more and causes ear and headaches.... seek medical advise should this continue ...Read more