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My Ear Feels Blocked And Is Causing A Sever Headach
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 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
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
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
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
I sometimes have headache next to my ears esp. In the left side. And the pain increases when I wake up. What is the cause?
TMJ issue: There is a good chance what you're describing is caused by the dysfunction of your temporomandibular joint (tmj). The pain is around the ear and may spread along the course of the temporalis muscle that is attached to the mandible. Read about TMJ dysfunction on line and see if symptoms coincide. Check out exercises, local heat, anti-inflammatory medications - ibuprofen. Bite splints are worth too. ...Read more
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
See your dentists: Tmj headaches can cause ear symptoms as the auriculotemporal nerve which supplies sensation to the ear traverses the back of the TMJ capsule. When the joint becomes inflamed or the condyle is out of position it can put pressure on this nerve causing otologic (ear) symptoms, which include tinnitus (ringing). ...Read more
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What causes pain at base of skull and below ears on both sides? Not like a usual headache just pain.
Some thots: You might be having jaw issues, "TMJ", and dentist can assess. Neck problems could also cause pain in these areas. An X ray could reveal answer. ...Read more
Can anyone tell me what causes headache, lightheadness and plugged/pressure ears after ejaculation!?
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May be TMJ issues: You may be have some TMJ issues. All the symptoms you mentioned can be associated with bad bite and ymj issue. Try to find a neuromuscular dentist around you and have them evaluate your bite and your TMJ joints. ...Read more
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