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Pain On Left Side Of Head Above Ear
I have been experiencing numbness/Tingling and pain in left side of head above ear and sudden dizziness/nausea. What could this be please?
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?
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
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
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.
Throbbing in left side of head above ear (worst in morning) sore upper teeth and left cheek, stuffed nose in morning, ears and throat occasionally sore. What could it be?
Sinuses: It could be your sinuses. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Left side of head above my ear feels numb pretty much all the way around my ear feels numb for 2 days right now?
Numbness: Not normal so get examined soonGet a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
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
Just noticed bump on right side of head above ear painful to touch. I've been on amoxicilin for the last week because I that it thought it was my tooth?
I have had a dime size lump on right side of head above ear for three months, it is very itchy and red looking. Should it be looked at?
Yes: This could be an infection or benign or more rare, a cancerous lesion. See a head and neck doctor. ...Read more
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
Twitching: It should resolve in couple of weeks. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more
I play my video game 3hrs everyday, all of a sudden for almost week my right side of head keeps twitching right above my ear I'm getting worried?
See a neurologist: You should be seen by a neurologist. ...Read more
Had a hit to face and side of head. Lump above ear in head, and black eye with much swelling. Happened at least 21 hours ago. Am I okay?
Maybe.: Perhaps. You need evaluation by an oral surgeon, ENT or facial plastic surgeon with xrays. ...Read more
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?
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
Hav tender area on left side of head above/behind ear it came on suddenly 3 day ago & is getting worse there seems to be swellin around bone any ideas?
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...
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
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
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
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
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
? nerve compression: Clearly, your description suggests for whatever reason, compression of greater occipital nerve. Could be due to cervical arthritis, posture, and even an early sign of neuropathy. But is there history of head or neck trauma which may have predated this? Might see your doctor and get this evaluated. ...Read more
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