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16 weeks pregnant some sinus issues, had pulsing pain between top of ear and temple, stopped after about 2 minutes, could this be an aneurysm?

16 weeks pregnant some sinus issues, had pulsing pain between top of ear and temple, stopped after about 2 minutes, could this be an aneurysm?

Very unlikely: It sounds like you are feeling the temporal artery pulse.
the chances of this being an aneurysm is very very small. Just let your doctor know so they can physically evaluate it and reassure you more definitely. ...Read more

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Ice pick shooting pain, top of right ear, just below temple. Going on day 5. Lasts about 30 seconds 1-2x/day, woke me last night. What is it?

Ice pick shooting pain, top of right ear, just below temple. Going on day 5. Lasts about 30 seconds 1-2x/day, woke me last night. What is it?

Trigeminal nerve?: Perhaps it is trigeminal neuralgia. This is irritation of the trigeminal nerve, normally for no specific reason. It is not normally harmful. Sometimes people use medicine to calm the pain, when it is very frequent. Another possibility is ice pick headache. A final possibility is temporal arteritis, this is not likely. It would be worse with chewing and possible be often sore to the touch. ...Read more

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Sudden pain left/top head to tooth + ear clogged while running. Lasted 5min.

Sudden pain left/top head to tooth + ear clogged while running. Lasted 5min.

See below: Possible sinus involvement, contact your primary care MD or ENT for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Pain&tightness just behind top of ears, worse on left. Pulling sensation too. Feel v sick with it, sometimes dizzy, causing insomnia too. Tmjd or not?

Pain&tightness just behind top of ears, worse on left. Pulling sensation too. Feel v sick with it, sometimes dizzy, causing insomnia too. Tmjd or not?

No: Tmj would likely cause pain beneath the ear not above it. Shouldn't cause dizziness either. If it is pulsatile, lasting hours, usually one sided, associated with nausea and sensitivity to light or noise, it is probably migraine. If this is a new headache for you, then you need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I feel dizziness and pain in top of the head and ear?

I feel dizziness and pain in top of the head and ear?

Need neuro/ENT exam: This set of symptoms are sometimes associated with certain forms of migraines but may also reflect other types of headaches. Inner ear lesions would also need to be excluded. Most of the time, the mechanisms underlying these symptoms are not serious in nature. However, a complete neurological history and examination in this setting is highly recommended. ...Read more

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I have headaches. Nausea. Stiff neck. Chills. Forgetful. Sore back. Light hurts my eyes. Pain in my jaw at top near ear.

Go to ER: Go to the emergency room. Now. These can be symptoms of meningitis, a life threatening and contagious condition. There are other conditions that are less common for a 27 year old. Infections like cat scratch fever and some other serious infections and inflammatory conditions can also cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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Servire Pain at top of jaw bone near ear. Very painful to swallow. Don't think it's wisdom teeth. No other symptoms Painkillers not working. Any ideas?

Pain: See your dentist for an examination and x-rays.
It could be an infection, related to wisdom teeth, or TMJ.
If your dentist rules out a dental issue, it could be a medical issue such as an ear infection. ...Read more

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Black and blues on 5 year old boy ears on top.?

Black and blues on 5 year old boy ears on top.?

Trauma: Your child may be banging his head somehow and incurring black and blue marks on his ears ...Read more

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Left top of ear in pain and feel a small bump on the actual ear, what can this be? Just felt it today.

Left top of ear in pain and feel a small bump on the actual ear, what can this be? Just felt it today.

Pressure sore.: If you lay on the same side routinely the ear can form a pressure sore, called weinklers nodule. You should have it checked. The other possibility could be skin tumor. ...Read more

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Hello, I am wondering what it could be and how should I treat it? My ear has been in extensive amount of pain outside at the bottom and inside top,

Hello, I am wondering what it could be and how should I treat it? My ear has been in extensive amount of pain outside at the bottom and inside top,

Trauma to ear?: Did you hurt your ear by sleeping on it, using same ear for phone, or any kind of trauma?
Swimming pools?
Perhaps you should let a physician look at your ear to see if anything is wrong. ...Read more

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Can top of ear lobe get badly sunburn?

Can top of ear lobe get badly sunburn?

Yes: Any area of skin can become sunburnt.
Use sunblock spf 15 or higher and reapply according to the package directions. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the top of your ear turns red and gets hot?

What does it mean if the top of your ear turns red and gets hot?

Vasodilation: This is a similar reaction as blushing where certain stimuli cause the tiny blood vessels in the skin of the ear to dilate causing redness and warmth. Precipitating factors could be hormonal swings, temperature changes, anxiety, spices, alcohol, embarrassment. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the pain I have that is on top of my ears due to new glasses?

What can I do to reduce the pain I have that is on top of my ears due to new glasses?

Adjust them: Try having a licensed optician adjust them first. Also there are pads that can be placed on the temples to make them more comfortable. ...Read more

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Which is the name of the small hole you were born with found mostly on the top of your ear?

Which is the name of the small hole you were born with found mostly on the top of your ear?

PRE-AURICULAR PITS:: Are small indentations located anterior to helix and superior to tragus of ear (bilateral: 25-50%), represent the most common fusion abnormality of auricular hillocks. Seen in 1% white, 5% black, 10% asian children, with increased frequency in some families. Associated congenital anomalies occur in approx. 1/3rd. Children with preauricular pits or tags are at 5 times the risk of general poulation. ...Read more

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Pain that would come and go in head was not sharp but not dull between top of ear and temple, not right on my temple, lasted for about 2-3 minutes?

Pain that would come and go in head was not sharp but not dull between top of ear and temple, not right on my temple, lasted for about 2-3 minutes?

Headaches that: Are brief and intermittent have most often been attributed to irritation or activation of the branches of the trigeminal nerve, a nerve that supplies the side of the face and forehead. Other possible causes include tumor within the brain (usually meningioma or pituitary adenoma), giant cell arteritis, stroke, etc. And imaging should be performed. Treatment often not needed or Rx indomethacin. ...Read more

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I have a pain in the back left side of my neck. It hurts to left, up o down but its fine when I turn right! Pain starts at the top of neck below ear?

Strained neck muscle: It sounds like you pulled or strained one of the muscles in the side of your neck. This can happen while you sleep at night, or other times too. It will resolve in a day or two. You can try using a heating pad for 20 minutes. Do some very gentle stretches by looking slowly in the directions it hurts to turn your head. Try some tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain. This will pass soon. ...Read more

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What could a lump on your head, on top your ear be?

What could a lump on your head, on top your ear be?

Lymph node: Most likely reactive lymph node. If so, should go away. If persists, see MD. ...Read more

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What to do I have this scab on the top of my ear?

What to do I have this scab on the top of my ear?

Get checked: A scab or non-healing sore is concerning. If you have a significant history of sun exposure with or without sunscreen use, you could have a small skin cancer. This should be evaluated by an ENT specialist or a dermatologist who can evaluate the scab and perform proper biopsies, if they are warranted. There are several non-cancerous problems that occur in that area that might need biopsy, too. ...Read more

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I have atopic dermatitis on my ears (tops), corticostriod creams did not help!?

I have atopic dermatitis on my ears (tops), corticostriod creams did not help!?

May not be atopic: In general atopic dermatitis responds well to topical steroids. If they are not working at all then it is possible that the diagnosis is not correct. Also, many atopic derm patients may have concomitant bacterial infection in some affected areas. Confirming such a co-existing problem and treating it appropriately will allow the steroids to work better. You probably should be seen. ...Read more

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I have been having a sharp pain off and behind my left ear on top?

I have been having a sharp pain off and behind my left ear on top?

TMJ Disorder likely: It sounds like you are experiencing temporomadibular joint disorder. This disorder can come and go throughout a lifetime or become constant. Signs of tmd are pain in the jaw, ear aches, headaches, popping and clicking, and can cause your jaw to lock. This condition is usually brought on by stress, however can develop overtime if your dental bite is not properly aligned. I suggest a prosthodontist. ...Read more

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Why does behind the top/middle of my right ear hurt when it is touched?

Should see a doctor: Redness, pain, or swelling the the region above and behind the ear can possibly represent an infection which can be serious if it is allowed to spread. Would be seen by a doctor ASAP to have it checked. If you develop fever or ear swelling in the meantime I would visit the ER. Good luck! ...Read more

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The top of my ears are red and swollen and hurt could it be from the sun?

The top of my ears are red and swollen and hurt could it be from the sun?

Possibly, yes: Strong possibility if you have been out in the sun, especially if for a long duration. Many hats, e.g. ballcaps do not protect the ears. And tops of ears are most at risk, both from acute sun effects, as well as chronic or long term affects such as skin cancer. Treat the acute sunburn affects with burn or sunburn creams and oral acetaminophen/ ibuprofen for discomfort. Use a hat with wide brim. ...Read more