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Dr. M. Hytham Beck Dr. Beck
Surgery
39 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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Pain in the back of my head behind my ears. What could be wrong?

Pain in the back of my head behind my ears. What could be wrong?

Tension: It could mean tension headache use heat pad to the back of the head and neck try to relax and try to minimize tension you can use Motrin or excedrin to minimize the pain.

Dr. Michael Miller Dr. Miller
Wound care
32 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What to do if I have a severe pain on the back of my head behind my left ear. Could it be a lymph node?

What to do if I have a severe pain on the back of my head behind my left ear. Could it be a lymph node?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.

Dr. Stephen Rothstein Dr. Rothstein
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
35 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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I have a pain towards the back of my head behind my left ear whenever I jump that feels like a ball bouncing up and down.

I have a pain towards the back of my head behind my left ear whenever I jump that feels like a ball bouncing up and down.

Pain: Maybe spasm in the muscles of the back of the neck or movement of the vertebra with "pinching of a nerve". See a neurologist to check it out

Dr. Albert Pizzo Dr. Pizzo
Family Medicine
56 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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What type of doctor should I see for a sharp, shooting pain on the back of my head behind my right ear?

What type of doctor should I see for a sharp, shooting pain on the back of my head behind my right ear?

Shooting pain: See your regular family doctor for an examination to sort out the cause of your shooting pain. The pain could be coming from your head or neck area or from the ear.

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Dr. Gregory Hines Dr. Hines
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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I have pain back of my head, specially behind my ear. My doctor recommend me over-the-counter pain med. It's not working. Who should I see or what do?

I have pain back of my head, specially behind my ear. My doctor recommend me over-the-counter pain med. It's not working. Who should I see or what do?

Go back: See your regular doctor again. He/she may want to send you to a neurologist or other headache specialist, or try something else.

Dr. Yelena Kipervas Dr. Kipervas
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I will get a pain going down the back side of my head (behind the ears) when I smile alot or when I've been out in cold weather. Mostly on the right?

I will get a pain going down the back side of my head (behind the ears) when I smile alot or when I've been out in cold weather. Mostly on the right?

Explanation: Your pain most likely is muscular because it is developing after smile a lot and in cold weather while muscles contracts. It could asymmetrical. Just try to massage this area, and make it warm

Dr. Neil Giddings Dr. Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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I have a slight throbbing pain at the back left side of my head, behind left ear it comes and goes, what is it?

Hard to say: Pain behind the ear could be a sign of ear infection, but could also represent musculoskeletal pain. Should see pcp or ENT for evaluation.

Dr. John Michel Dr. Michel
Family Medicine
42 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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Hit left ear back of head behind ear lower head left side hard on brothers shoulder 3 days ago still bit of pain that side and when I touch any damage?

Likely no: Wait a little longer to see if there remains any pain. This type of trauma usually is painful but not that destructive. If it persist see your doc.

Dr. Kelvin White Dr. White
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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Dr. Tony Willson Dr. Willson
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
St Matthew's University
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Soreness behind ear on top of head and next to temple ride my bike about 30 km to work everyday with a bag on my back - could it be neck problem?

Soreness behind ear on top of head and next to temple ride my bike about 30 km to work everyday with a bag on my back - could it be neck problem?

Tension: Could be muscle tension from the bag transmitted to that area, however given the location. Near the temple you need to see your doctor to rule out a potentially dangerous condition called temporal arteries which can affect your vision. If left untreated can cause blindness on the side which is irreversible.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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19 month old son has marble sized lump behind ear and two smaller ones on back of head all feel fixed and quite hard no other symptoms but im worried?

19 month old son has marble sized lump behind ear and two smaller ones on back of head all feel fixed and quite hard no other symptoms but im worried?

Lymph node: There are many lymph nodes in the neck and back of the head that are often more noticeable because they are located where our fat pads don't hide them. If you feel around you should find several the size of a pea ; sometimes bigger. They can increase to the size of a big peanut if stimulated by local factors, illness or vaccines. I would just monitor it or have doc see it during regular visit.

Dr. Gerald Mandell Dr. Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
48 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Hard immobile painful lymph node in back of head above hair line and another right behind ear lobe. Both are painful. Possible causes?

Inflammation: Inflammation and or infection can cause painful lymph nodes. Should consult physician for possible antibiotic therapy. If further characterization of nodes necessary ultrasound is useful tool.

Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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What could be the cause of neck and behind ear, on the bone, pain when breath in or when my head goes back or forward? Pcp found nothing wrong.

What could be the cause of neck and behind ear, on the bone, pain when breath in or when my head goes back or forward? Pcp found nothing wrong.

Do you have rheumatd: First we need to know if you have a confirmed diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (ra)? If you do, then this neck pain can be related to RA and should respond to pain meds that you have used for treating your ra. You need to ask your treating doctor about how to manage the neck problem which can arise from arthritic problem in your cervical spine (neck). Tylenol (acetaminophen) take every 6 hourly would help for now.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I keep getting a stabbing/shooting pain in my right ear and a burning pain in my head at the back behind ear but a bit further round. Its not constant?

Eval: This warrants medical evaluation by either your personal physician or an otolaryngologist. Take care.

Dr. Joseph Torkildson Dr. Torkildson
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
35 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Son has swollen nodes back of head behind ear neck + groin 6mnths doctor reffered to pediatrictian it 6 week wait shuld I be worried no other symptoms

Son has swollen nodes back of head behind ear neck + groin 6mnths doctor reffered to pediatrictian it 6 week wait shuld I be worried no other symptoms

Need more info: How big are they? Any other symptoms (fever, fatigue, bone pain)? Are they getting bigger, or are they staying the same or getting smaller? Did he receive antibiotics? Did they help? Generally speaking, nodes

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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Hello I have a hard lump on back of head left side behind ear. Every morning I have jaw head neck pain left side. Doctor says feels like bone?

Hello I have a hard lump on back of head left side behind ear. Every morning I have jaw head neck pain left side. Doctor says feels like bone?

Feels like bone: Your doctor's comment does not make sense. Did she/he make any attempt to get an x-ray of draw lab tests? If not, find another doctor.

Dr. Tony Willson Dr. Willson
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
St Matthew's University
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Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
Anesthesiology
20 years in practice
Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy
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Large hard mass behind my 11 year old right ear, abnormal bruises, nausea, back pain, night sweats, bloody nose a few times this month. No appetite?

Large hard mass behind my 11 year old right ear, abnormal bruises, nausea, back pain, night sweats, bloody nose a few times this month. No appetite?

Pediatrician: Take your child to pediatrician or er. By waiting and procrastinating you are not helping your child.