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Pain on left side of head behind ear after got hit there. Should i be worried about concussions?

Pain on left side of head behind ear after got hit there. Should i be worried about concussions?

Possibly: If you are completely normal with just some pain at the site of impact, you probably can continue to observe. However, if you had loss or altered awareness, focal neurological deficit, worsening headache, are on blood thinners, etc., you ought to get it checked out. If in doubt, err on the side of getting checked out. ...Read more

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Lots of pain and pressure on left side of head ear, behind eyes and jaw included. Nauseous and feeling tired. Should I go to ER and ask for CT scan?

Lots of pain and pressure on left side of head ear, behind eyes and jaw included.   Nauseous and feeling tired. Should I go to ER and ask for CT scan?

Urgent: New headache with the listed associated symptoms is an urgent problem requiring immediate evaluation if possible. Head CT may be a consideration (but these decisions require more information and an examination). ER recommended if this is new for you. ...Read more

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Getting spasms on the left side of head behind ear?

Getting spasms on the left side of head behind ear?

Head spasm: Spasm behind the ear is the result of neck muscle spasm. It is common and usually has no worrisome underlying cause. ...Read more

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I had twitching that was pulsating in left side of head behind ear "temporal region" and also twitching n right calve I can see MRI norm emg norm ???

I had twitching that was pulsating in left side of head behind ear "temporal region" and also twitching n right calve I can see MRI norm emg norm ???

Muscle irritability: The MRI and EMG just show nervous system is structurally intact. But muscle irritability won't show up on those. Muscle twitches can be caused by anxiety, hyperactive thyroid, electrolyte problems &medications/drugs. Talk to your doctor. If all these things have been ruled out, then non-addictive, long-acting medication can suppress anxiety and muscle irritability. Xanax (alprazolam) is for short term only. ...Read more

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Keep having this spasm/twitching right side of head behind ear left of temple, all day. Usually like 2 twitches/spasm each time, wakes me up too..

Keep having this spasm/twitching right side of head behind ear left of temple, all day. Usually like 2 twitches/spasm each time, wakes me up too..

Muscle twitch: we call these fasiculations. Involuntary movement or twitching of a muscle. Do you have them anywhere else? How long have you had this? If just a day or two, watchful waiting ok. If more than a week or other areas of body with similar twitches you need to see a healthcare provider for an evaluation. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more

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Have been having pressure in right side of head behind ear for 2 months with dizziness and stiff neck on that side. Ct w/o contast?

Have been having pressure in right side of head behind ear for 2 months with dizziness and stiff neck on that side. Ct w/o contast?

Scan, yes: Because you are young the statistics shift toward less serious problems. However, a lesion of some type involving the mastoid or skull base near the mastoid might give you these symptoms. So, yes; you should have scan. Type of scan questionable. For bone CT is best. For other structure MR is best. Talk to your doctor. Contrast helps but we avoid in some conditions. ...Read more

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Found a finger tip sized lump behind ear (not in fold but more on the side of head) 3 weeks ago. Was not painful but now is. Very firm, bony like?

Found a finger tip sized lump behind ear (not in fold but more on the side of head) 3 weeks ago. Was not painful but now is. Very firm, bony like?

Reassurance: Its probably a cyst/lymphnode if it is on the bone probably the mastoid bone. If it is non painful you can observe it and see your doctor if there is more concern. ...Read more

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Head pain on side of head above/behind ear only when stressed or have allergies to the pollen falling?

Head pain on side of head above/behind ear only when stressed or have allergies to the pollen falling?

TMD and allergies : The pain on the side of your head when stressed may be because you are grinding your teeth. This makes the muscles on the side of your head sore. Try stress relieving tips: breath, take frequent breaks and exercise. An over the counter allergy medication can ease your symptoms due to pollen. ...Read more

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Child hit side of his head 2 weeks ago. Now has goose egg on forehead and bruising on side of head and behind ear have just appeared. Serious?

Child hit side of his head 2 weeks ago. Now has goose egg on forehead and bruising on side of head and behind ear have just appeared. Serious?

Head Injury: Have him seen. The forehead injury by itself does not sound concerning but now the appearance of bruising on the side of his head and behind his ear makes it more serious. Bruising behind his ear may indicate a skull fracture. He would best be seen in the ER. All the best. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son went to the dr. And has swollen lymph node on left side of head , behind left ear and 2 on left side of neck, blood work was done ?

My 2 year old son went to the dr. And has swollen lymph node on left side of head , behind left ear and 2 on left side of neck, blood work was done ?

Blood Results Help: The most common diagnoses are viral or bacterial when lymph nodes are present in this area. Rarely candida and other fungi can erupt with lymph node swelling. Very rarely a malignancy can start this way, but it is very uncommon. The blood test will usually give information to help with a diagnosis and rule at other possibilities. ...Read more

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Pressure in left temple, behind the eye and down the left side of head behind the ear. Tight muscles in neck. Allergy meds having no affect. Ideas?

Pressure in left temple, behind the eye and down the left side of head behind the ear. Tight muscles in neck. Allergy meds having no affect. Ideas?

Head pain: This could be a headache condition such as a muscle tension headache or a migraine, but much more detail is necessary. Other possibilities might be myofascial pain from clenching or grinding your teeth. Sinus/ allergy conditions would be less likely based on the information provided. Lastly, other conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia or temporal arteritis could be considered. See MD for help. ...Read more

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Lump on left side of head 2 CM behind ear. There for 2 months. If I apply pressure I can kind of flatten it out. Had a ear infection 2months ago. 13yr?

Lump on left side of head 2 CM behind ear. There for 2 months. If I apply pressure I can kind of flatten it out. Had a ear infection 2months ago. 13yr?

Lymph node: Likely a post auricular lymph node, which often increases is size with local infections mostly skin and some viruses. Most of these are very tiny and lie over a bone called the mastoid. Have your doctor confirm this and continue to follow it until it is getting smaller. ...Read more

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I have a pain left side of head comes and goes lasts-few secs behind eye and sometimes in my left ear can this be a brain tumour or Anuresym? 24/m

Probably not serious: Probably not a serious problem but it depends on how long you have been having these transient pains behind your left eye/ear. If the pains have been present for more than one month and if they are present most of the day then you should see you physician and consider an MRI of the head. If the pain is fleeting and not present long it is unlikely to be a brain tumor or aneurysm. Relax. ...Read more