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Pain Behind Ear And Down Neck
I have no flu sympts at all. But I have a pain behind right ear and down neck. Comes and goes during day. Hurts when I touch it or turn head to right.
Having pain behind my ears, down my neck with a slight fever for a week. Nerve pain in my face has now started. Dr. Did not know what it could be.
Need evaluation: If the doctor seeing you doesn't know, there is little a consult on the internet can do. You might want a second opinion. This could be herpes of the geniculate ganglion, a form of shingles, low grade dental infection spreading to the fascial planes of your neck and so on and so on. You might see an ENT specialist. Good luck. ...Read more
I have had ringing in ear for years today feels like pressure in ear and pain behind ear down side of neck any ideas?
Ear and neck:
Please start by seeing an Ear specialist!
If the ear is the only issue it will be taken care of.
If the side of the neck is troubling to the doctor you will be referred to a neck specialist.
Hope all goes well - please keep me informed! ...Read more
Shooting pain from behind left ear down my neck and into left arm. Sometimes back up I think? Heart related?? I'm 21 and active.
Possibilities: You may well have disc problem in your neck compressing nerve going down left arm, but thoracic outlet syndrome could present this way. Unlikely at your age that this involves heart but would not hurt to have your doctor do an EKG. Less likely is a jaw issue, TMJ, but if evaluation is non-diagnostic, check in with your dentist. ...Read more
What can cause pain behind right ear that radiates down neck into arm? Pain increases with inhaling and stops when holding breath. No cold symptoms.
Radiculopathy: Pain that radiates down the arm can reflect a cervical radiculopathy (shooting pains due to a pinched nerve in the cervical spine). I'm not sure what to make of the association with breathing, although conceivably a pancoast tumor (a tumor a the top of the lungs) could cause the constellation of symptoms you describe. A tumor would be very rare, but see your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Shooting pain from behind my ear down my neck and into my left arm. No chest pain. I'm 21 and active. Could this be heart related?
No: Given your age it is very unlikely to be caused b ya heart problem. ...Read more
Shooting pain from behind left ear, down neck, and into left arm. 21 and active. EKG was fine a month ago. Very worried it could be a heart problem?
I have aching pain behind my right ear lobe down my neck and along the base of my tongue. It gives me comfort to apply pressure to the spot just behi?
Question cut off: Please resubmit and insure that the actual question is included. ...Read more
Pain from from behind my ear down my neck on left side. Left arm always feel sore too. Sharp pains in my back too also. A little left jaw pain too?
Not typical of TMJ: Your description is not typical of dental mediated problems. That said, have your dentist check you to rule out clenching, grinding, malocclusion, abscess, gum infection. Ask physician to evaluate for non-dental issues. Multiple possible causes for this type of pain distribution. Evaluation by ENT may be in order. ...Read more
Certain months I get migraines almost daily. With them my left jaw. Behind ear and down side of my neck so painful...Imitrex helps migraine?
What is question?: If what you want to know is whether what you describe happens to other people besides you, the answer is yes. If that is not what you want to know, then please repost but this time ask an actual question, because although there is a question MARK in your question, there is no question in your question. ...Read more
Can tension cause sharp localized pain on left side/skull behind ear and a little down neck? The pain lasts about 5-20 seconds and went away w/ heat?
Swimmer's ear: Could be otitis externa or what is commonly called "Swimmer's ear" Which is easily treated. There are OTC treatments for Swimmer's ear, but better to be safe than sorry. You should see your Health Care Provider to be sure. ...Read more
Hard lump behind lft ear, then another lower down behind ear. Painful to touch and pain shoots down jaw and neck, help??
See doctor: This is likely an infection which requires a doctor's exam and treatment. ...Read more
Wife has rash behind left ear and has spread down neck. Neck rash is bumpy but didn't start that way behind ear. Bacitracin hasn't helped?
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
Can STERNOCLEIDOMASTOID muscle get caught on something? Felt an intense snapping in that area running from behind ear down neck. Area is now sore.
Large painful lump on scalp behind ear then smaller lumps down neck itchy painful. Diagnosed with shingles but no blisters 5th day. Something else?
Zoster sine zoster: Or shingles without a rash can occur but is not generally linked to a group of enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more
Sharp pain in bone behind ear that radiates down my jaw and in my neck was at the doctor the other day he said my ears look fine. What could this be?
Sinus, eust. Tube: Ear pain does not have to come from the ear. A sinus infection could produce pus that runs across your eustachian tube and cause pain. The eustachian tube can be irritated or slightly swollen and feel full, causing what we call eustachian tube dysfunction. Throat problems can sometimes cause ear pain. Pain the the temporomandibular joint, when you chew, can cause ear pain. See an ent. ...Read more
I hurt with swollen and achy joints all over. All my joints are swollen and very painful. Sore neck w tender lumps along neck going down behind ear right under under skull. Felt this way since saturday march 10. Not going away, .
I: I recommend, you should consult your primary care physician so that you can be checked properly and if necessary he can order some tests and also refer you to specialist if necessary. Tender lumps may be lymph nodes because of some infection but please you need to be checked by the physician to be on safe side. ...Read more
Vertigo, painful lipoma (calf), burning nerve sensation (off/on) leg, numbness in face around eye (left). Rash behind ear down neck.
.5cm node behind ear, 1cm node on neck. 1st noticed both 8 mnths ago. Both stable. Is the fact that there are two a cause for concern? Healthy otherwis
Well, ....: Lymph nodes are tough to treat as often health individuals like yourself can get these nodes that get inflamed and elevated, often in a benign, possibly allergy mediated way, where they can get blocked and stay enlarged and visible/palpable. Only a biopsy will ever tell if problematic, but your dr can examine you and decide if that ever becomes necessary. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Consider taking something cold from the freezer, wrapping it in a towel, and placing it on that area for 10 mins on, then 10 mins off.
Good luck. ...Read more
Pain behind ear back of neck fom one side for months comes and goes no other symptoms. Sometimes stiff bust mostly pain?
Arthritis?: The location of the pain behind the ear and upper neck is where several muscles attach to the mastoid process, the bone behind the ear. This pain is not related to the ear but most likely is myositis (muscle pain) or arthritis, or tendinitis. Heat, muscle relaxants may help. If not see a specialist in the field of arthritis. ...Read more
Dr said firm lymph node on neck behind ear doesn't feel movable but hard to tell because of the location. Is this normal for location and benign?
Are multiple neck lumps that appear rather suddenly considered dangerous? She has 4. One lump is very hard, behind ear. Two new ones in past 2 days
See below: I would certainly get that checked sooner than later. Could be infectious, could also be a malignancy. Any recent illness? Cat scratch or something similar? Any other symptoms? ...Read more
See Head & Neck doc.: Possible lymph node vs. Parotid gland mass other rare cause. Enlarged nodes from 1) normal response to inflammation 2) lymph node cancer 3) regional cancer moved to lymph node 4) weird infections. Parotid masses usuallu require surgery but 80% are benign. If this has been present for more than a few weeks please see a doc experienced in head and neck disease. Usually a Plastic Surgeon or ENT. ...Read more
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