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Pain In Top Of Ear
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?
Needs to be seen: Needs to be seen, either by your PCP, or an Ear, Nose Throat specialist. ...Read more
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
See below: Possible sinus involvement, contact your primary care MD or ENT for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
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
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
I am 20 yr old. I have pain in top of my head. My ear, eyes also pain. What is the reason? .I have this problem from 3 months.
Sinusitis: With sinus infection you can have referred pain in eyes, head, teeth ; even jaws can hurt. ...Read more
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
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?
Left top of ear in pain and feel a small bump on the actual ear, what can this be? Just felt it today.
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,
My son keeps pinching and rubbing his outer top ear on anything hard. Doesn't seem to be in severe pain but he will ask you to rub them and says it hu?
Yes: There are lymph nodes behind the ear. ...Read more
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
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
What is the name of the small hole you were born with that is found mostly on the top of your ear?
Pre-auricular pit: Is a relatively common finding.Get a more detailed answer ›
When the tip of the top of your ear hurts cause you got socked in your ear what can you do to take the pain away
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
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
Lymph node: Most likely reactive lymph node. If so, should go away. If persists, see MD. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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