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There is throbbing head pain above left ear coming and going through out day for 2 months..What do I do?

There is throbbing head pain above left ear coming and going through out day for 2 months..What do I do?

Possible TMJ: Since the pain is near your ear, which is also where your TMJ is, you may be experiencing TMJ dysfunction. A full exam by a dentist with tmd expertise would give you some answers. Not all dentists are experienced in this area so seek out the right dentist. Another possibility would be to see and ent. Depending on what other symptoms you have, the dentist would probably be the first choice. ...Read more

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I have a sharp shooting pain above my left ear at random intervals. What may be the cause of this?

I have a sharp shooting pain above my left ear at random intervals. What may be the cause of this?

Descriptive: The location suggests periodic neuralgic pains in the distribution of the left Greater Occipital Nerve of Arnold, and this pattern suggests Occipital Neuralgia. ...Read more

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I have pain above my left ear where that bones at can it be from my tmj? Or is it somrthing else. Is this serious?

I have pain above my left ear where that bones at can it be from my tmj? Or is it somrthing else. Is this serious?

TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment. ...Read more

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Wheezing, sore throat, congestion, pain above eyes, left ear hurts, has been happening since Saturday what could it be?

Wheezing, sore throat, congestion, pain above eyes, left ear hurts, has been happening since Saturday what could it be?

Most common: reasons are viral infection or allergy or both, Contact your Doctor for futher evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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Pain above jaw near left ear, also a hard lump size of an almond, slowly reducing day by day and size also reducing but still she feel pain.pls Advice?

Pain above jaw near left ear, also a hard lump size of an almond, slowly reducing day by day and size also reducing but still she feel pain.pls Advice?

Preauricular lump : Painful lump in front of the ear is most likey an enlarged lymph node, due to an ongoing infection in the the ear teeth or face, it can also be an enlarged mumps gland due to infection or blockage of the opening of the duct inside the mouth, in either case she need to be cheched by her pediatrician, use tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for pain until she gets cheched. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have constant pain( pressure) above my left ear (hurts to touch) when I move left eye I can feel that area above ear move as well. Warm feeling too?

Have constant pain( pressure) above my left ear (hurts to touch) when I move left eye I can feel that area above ear move as well. Warm feeling too?

Pain above ear: Pain above ear can be due to many things. Do you have a headache as well? Do you have pain in the eye also when you move your eye? Any hearing loss? We can help solve the mystery but need more information. ...Read more

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21 year old female with sharp stabbing pain right above my left ear out of nowhere and it goes into my left eye. Had a subdural hematoma on my right side of my head 4 years ago.

21 year old female with sharp stabbing pain right above my left ear out of nowhere and it goes into my left eye. Had a subdural hematoma on my right side of my head 4 years ago.

Get checked: Given your history seeing your doctor immediately or going to an urgent care is needed. Hydrate well and make sure blood test are done to figure out if there is a clotting defect. Check your blood pressure and get a through eye and neurological exam ! ...Read more

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Why should answer the phone by the LEFT ear?.

Why should answer the phone by the LEFT ear?.

Either ear on phone: If hearing is normal, it's OK to listen with either ear ...Read more

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I'm having sharp pains on the left side of my head in front of the left ear that comes and goes. It just started within the last 2 hours.

I'm having sharp pains on the left side of my head in front of the left ear that comes and goes. It just started within the last 2 hours.

DrFloYes, Aunt FloNo: If it's in the temple (whether you're Jewish or not) it might be concerning. It's only been 2 hours so somewhat early to draw conclusions- so take some ibuprofen and see how it goes. Press around the temple area for any tenderness. If it's tender then you should probably see a doctor, especially if your vision in that eye changes. If it persists or worsens today see someone (no, not Aunt Flo). ...Read more

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A small pain comes and goes in seconds inside the head near left ear. Started frm yesterday. Had some ten times per day and still continuing the same.

Needs to be checked: Your pain may be coming from the ear or from problem with your teeth or a condition called trigeminal neuralgia you should consult your doctor if it continues. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in my left ear?

What could cause pain in my left ear?

Ear vs TMJ: Could be an infection in your ear. Could be your TMJ. Other TMJ symptoms include clicking jaw joint or limited oral opening. If you have other signs of TMJ problem, see oral surgeon for exam/suggestions. ...Read more

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Risks of drainage from my 7 months left ear?

Risks of drainage from my 7 months left ear?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My left ear periodically crusts on the inside?

My left ear periodically crusts on the inside?

Various causes: Might be otitis externa (ear canal infection) or eczema (as other doc suggested) or seborrheic dermatitis, which can affect ear canals as well as pinna & external auditory meatus (although usually both sides are affected). Anti-dandruff shampoos & antifungal creams (lamisil) can help. If pain is involved, see fp or ent. ...Read more

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I feel pain in my left ear. it feels heavy like a rock?

I feel pain in my left ear. it feels heavy like a rock?

Ear examination: An ear examination is needed to check for wax build-up or inflammation of the ear canal or ear drum. ...Read more

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Why does my left ear feel like it's constantly underwater?

Why does my left ear feel like it's constantly underwater?

Wax or...: Typically occulsion of the ear canal by excessive wax or significant serous fluid in the middle ear can cause the abrupt onset of these symptoms. A simple exam by your doctor with an otoscope will provide the answer. ...Read more

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My left ear feels like it's vibrating. What is causing this?

My left ear feels like it's vibrating. What is causing this?

Ear: A common cause is tensor tympani myoclonus where a the tendon attached to one of your small ear bones may go into spasm especially when in noise. See an ENT to check it out. You will probably need a hearing test ...Read more

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My left ear hurts?

My left ear hurts?

Doctor can evaluate: An ear infection on the inside of the eardrum is a "middle ear" infection, and can start when a person gets congestion from allergies, colds, or sinusitis. An ear infection on the outside of the eardrum is an "outer ear" infection or "swimmer's ear", which is caused by moisture in the outer ear canal that allows skin germs to grow and multiply in the skin. Other causes of pain are possible. ...Read more