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What would cause reoccuring numbness in my left ear and my mastoid bone to flare up in an MRI?

What would cause reoccuring numbness in my left ear and my mastoid bone to flare up in an MRI?

Mastoiditis: Please follow up with your health care provider to continue assessment of this issue to see if you will need antibiotics or surgical referral for your issue. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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Yesterday I began having a slight numbness on my left side jawline, ear ache and now headache. Could this be a pinched nerve?

Yesterday I began having a slight numbness on my left side jawline, ear ache and now headache. Could this be a pinched nerve?

Not likely: Some toxin, pathogen, or allergen is causing an issue in the cranial joints or associated musculature, in the ear, or in some tooth. Get checked. ...Read more

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I have no tooth ache or swelling but have earache and numbness to left side of face, ear and jaw?

I have no tooth ache or swelling but have earache and numbness to left side of face, ear and jaw?

Need exam: This may or may not be a dental issue. With numbness occurring, you don't want to wait. Please call a dentist asap who can do an exam, see if it is a dental issue and if not dental refer you to someone who can help you. Good luck and don't wait. ...Read more

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Feeling of ear fullness in left ear and numbness near ear. Any suggestions?

Feeling of ear fullness in left ear and numbness near ear. Any suggestions?

That's a need for MD: Best solution would be to have this examined by a professional (family doctor), and throat cultured and assessed. Upper respiratory tract infections may well be due to virus, bacteria, etc. You might try using a netti-pot or nasal saline spray along with a decongestant and nsaid. This sounds like it may be due to sinus disease, in which case the above might well help. ...Read more

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My left ear keeps going numb for a second. Sometimes when it happens my cheek goes numb too. Noticed physical activity takes the numbness away. Why?

My left ear keeps going numb for a second. Sometimes when it happens my cheek goes numb too. Noticed physical activity takes the numbness away. Why?

Doctor can evaluate: Numbness of an ear usually means the skin sensation of the earlobe and cheek have decreased. An ENT doctor or a neurologist can evaluate to see if something is bothering the sensory nerve to those areas on the head. Not sure why physical activity changes things, but activity does change blood flow. Of course, there are hundreds of types of physical activity, so the doctor will ask for details. ...Read more

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Left ear numbness and headache,sometimes vertigo?

Left ear numbness and headache,sometimes vertigo?

ENT eval: This combo of symptoms requires a careful clinic assessment by ENT exam and an audiogram (hearing test), then an MRI per judgement of the ENT. Vertigo and headache are common, ear numbness is rare, but like much more common ear pain can be the result of a problem involving one of several cranial and cervical nerves. Your ear numbness is most worrisome symptom. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor, For last two days, I have a mild numbness on my slighlty above my left ear. Can you please help me?

Hello Doctor, For last two days, I have a mild numbness on my slighlty above my left ear. Can you please help me?

Numbness: hello ~ watch the spot carefully over the next week to see that you do not develop any rash or blisters in the same area. Might be early zoster thanks ...Read more

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Okay so last week I had a fullness feeling started in my left ear...now its still full but accompanied by a bit of numbness in jaw and temple area?

Need ear exam: You may have an ear infection and .the symptoms may be due to resultant pressure and secondary infection. A quick trip to your doctor or local urgent care clinic can help resolve this and with treatment, on road to recovery. Feel better ...Read more