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

Dr. Atif Haque
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Forshing Lui
Board Certified, Neurology
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Getting spasms on the left side of head behind ear?

Dr. Forshing Lui
Board Certified, Neurology
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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Have very hard bone-like finger-tip size lump on left side of head, behind ear. Not painful unless touched, not hot. Cause for concern?

Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Have very hard bone-like finger-tip size lump on left side of head, behind ear. Not painful unless touched, not hot. Cause for concern?

Either lymph node: or a posterior occipital bony prominence- please have it checked by your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. David Carl Houghton
Board Certified, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
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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 ???

Dr. David Carl Houghton
Board Certified, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
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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 ???

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 is for short term only. ...Read more

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Dr. James Rochester
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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..

Dr. James Rochester
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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..

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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Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Dr. Katharine Cox
Board Certified, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
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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?

Dr. Katharine Cox
Board Certified, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
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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?

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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Dr. John Barbuto
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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?

Dr. John Barbuto
Board Certified, Neurology
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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?

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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Dr. Debi Williams
Board Certified, Dentistry
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Head pain on side of head above/behind ear only when stressed or have allergies to the pollen falling?

Dr. Debi Williams
Board Certified, Dentistry
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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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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Board Certified, Urgent Care
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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?

Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
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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?

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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