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I have been experiencing numbness/Tingling and pain in left side of head above ear and sudden dizziness/nausea. What could this be please?

I have been experiencing numbness/Tingling and pain in left side of head above ear and sudden dizziness/nausea. What could this be please?

Number of things: It could a number of things from ear problems to a head problem to a problem with hydration or electrolyte balance you will be better served to see your local physician thank you ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain left side of head above ear. It stings for a couple of seconds. Its been hapenning since this morning. And its random and my left eye seems to be under some stress since then?

Sharp stabbing pain left side of head above ear. It stings for a couple of seconds. Its been hapenning since this morning. And its random and my left eye seems to be under some stress since then?

SUNCT: Rare Short-lasting Unilateral Neuralgiform headache attacks with Conjunctival injection and Tearing. It is is a primary headache predominant in males and respond to indomethacin. See your PCP for evaluation if needed. ...Read more

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Sharp localised pain on left side of head above the ear?

Sharp localised pain on left side of head above the ear?

Tmj: You likely have tmj. A way to tell is to open and close the jaw with a finger placed in the TMJ socket which is roughly the pocket created when one opens the mouth and places a finger directly in front of the ear canal right at the level of the sideburns. Softer foods, warm compresses and Motrin should help. Avoid gum chewing. Temporal arthritis is another possibility. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side head above ear?

Sharp pain on left side head above ear?

Neuralgia: Such sharp, jabbing pains in that area are often due to neuralgia which is an irritable superficial nerve. This is more of a nuisance than anything serious and usually resolves without any specific treatment. However if symptoms persist or worsen, see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I feel shocks in my left side of head, above ear. Shock lasts for just 1-2 secs. Normally happens if I lift weight or apply any force on head. Pls help.

I feel shocks in my left side of head, above ear. Shock lasts for just 1-2 secs. Normally happens if I lift weight or apply any force on head. Pls help.

Irritated nerve: Shock like pains that come quickly and don't last long can be from an irritated nerve in the scalp. See your family doctor to determine if this is what's happening with you. ...Read more

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Twitching on left side of head above ear?

Twitching on left side of head above ear?

Unimportant?: Muscle twitching in a limited area unlikely to be due to any major disorder at your age stress is the likeliest cause. ...Read more

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I have had a throbbing pain in the left side of my head above my ear and in my cheek and upper teeth. The cheek is getting worse? What could it be?

I have had a throbbing pain in the left side of my head above my ear and in my cheek and upper teeth. The cheek is getting worse? What could it be?

Muscle spasm: This could be a muscle spasm from clenching or grinding. Sinus pressure can also mimic tooth pain. Rule out definitive dental concerns such as cavities in teeth. If you are clenching, you may just need a mouth guard made. ...Read more

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Bump on side of head above ear. Feels boney like I was hit but I wasn't. Slight discomfort when pressed hard & minor headache. What could it be?

Bump on side of head above ear. Feels boney like I was hit but I wasn't. Slight discomfort when pressed hard & minor headache. What could it be?

Scalp bump: This is likely to be a pilar cyst, but a lymph node is also possible. I recommend you see a dermatologist for a precise diagnosis, though it is unlikely to be anything serious. ...Read more

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Been having twitching, right side of head above ear, been noticing it everyday, cause for concern?

No: This is something called a benign fasciculation (twitch). These are harmless though irritating and can be brought on by fatigue or anxiety, though more often than not, they occur spontaneously - "out of the blue". They generally come and go and can show up in various parts of the body, e.g. eyelid, thigh, calf. ...Read more

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Can sinus cause soreness not pain on side of head above ear and eye?

Can sinus cause soreness not pain on side of head above ear and eye?

Sinus symptoms: Sinus pressure may be a cause of discomfort over the eye, but not usually in the temple region. More common causes of that would be muscle contraction or nerve irritation; inflammation of an artery is another cause. IF symptoms persist, see your physician. ...Read more

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I have had sinus issues for the past couple of days and a day ago started experiencing pinching sensations on right side of head above my ear.

I have had sinus issues for the past couple of days and a day ago started experiencing pinching sensations on right side of head above my ear.

Sinus: No sinus on the side of the head so there's a chance it may be bite or jaw related. The chewing muscles are in that area ...Read more

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Random ache on right side of head, couple inches above ear. Inside Ear feels a tad stuffy, slight ache too. (have sinus infection) what's the ache?

Random ache on right side of head, couple inches above ear. Inside Ear feels a tad stuffy, slight ache too. (have sinus infection) what's the ache?

Headache: Probably secondary to the sinus infection which causes inflammation and perhaps a blocked sinus. It should clear up after the infection has resolved. See you primary care if it doesn't resolve in a week or two, or gets worse, or you have persistent fevers. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Thinning left side of head above ears and side bur, My hair is brown is see like it's lighter where it has become thinner.

Thinning left side of head above ears and side bur, My hair is brown is see like it's lighter where it has become thinner.

Hair loss: May need to do some lab work or even a biopsy of scalp if this persists. See your doctor or send a picture via virtual consult so someone can better assist you in a coarse of action ...Read more

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Causes of headache on left side of head above the ear and it hurts to touch my head in that area. No trauma, neck pain, or shoulder pain...

Causes of headache on left side of head above the ear and it hurts to touch my head in that area. No trauma, neck pain, or shoulder pain...

See dentist: You may have a jaw problem from grinding or clenching your teeth especially when sleeping. Suggest you get your jaws checked. If nothing there, then perhaps a MRI may be in order if the problem has been present for more than a few weeks or is getting worse. ...Read more

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Have pain on left side of head just over the ear?

Have pain on left side of head just over the ear?

TMJ?: Make sure you get checked by your pcp to make sure you have a normal neurological exam. Tug on your ear, doubtful that you have a ear infection. Most likely you have tmj, esp if you grind your teeth, (ask your sig other). ...Read more

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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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Postdromal migraine or brain tumor? Mild pain on left side of head, ringing ears, ear fullness and dizziness for 4 days after week long migraine.

Postdromal migraine or brain tumor? Mild pain on left side of head, ringing ears, ear fullness and dizziness for 4 days after week long migraine.

How about neither?: There seems to be an inexplicable epidemic of brain tumor anxiety among otherwise young healthy people. Like that furshlugginer ice bucket challenge that had the unintended consequence of an epidemic of ALS anxiety among otherwise healthy young people. - This may have been a viral infection that spread to your middle & inner ear. If it persists more than a few more days, see your doctor. ...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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My neck hurts on left side when I turn my head I get a pain in left side of head and ear sometime. What might make this happen?

Cervicogenic otalgia: This may be caused by a pulled or sprain muscle that attached to your neck to the outlying bones of the ear. Referred pain from an irritated or pinched nerve can also cause this. Other conditions are possible. You should see your doctor for an exam to make sure its nothing more serious and to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a hot sensation on left side of head especially the ear?

What could be the cause of a hot sensation on left side of head especially the ear?

It can be multiple: Things, More information is needed such as how often you are having it? Do you have any medical problem or taking any medication? Any other associated symptoms? Some of the possibilities are shingles, neuralgia, ms, anxiety, muscle contractions, etc. Contact me to discuss other possibilites. ...Read more

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Reasons for swollen nurve on left side of head just above the ear?

Send photo: It could be a swollen vein. If it is tender to touch, let us know: we would want to be sure you have no signs or symptoms of temporal arteritis: how old are you? ...Read more