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Pain Right Side Of Head Behind Ear
I have pain on right side of head behind my ear. I had my tooth pulled last week, should I be worried or go to the emergency room?
Keep having this spasm/twitching right side of head behind ear left of temple, all day. Usually like 2 twitches/spasm each time, wakes me up too..
Muscle twitch: We call these fasiculations. Involuntary movement or twitching of a muscle. Do you have them anywhere else? How long have you had this? If just a day or two, watchful waiting ok. If more than a week or other areas of body with similar twitches you need to see a healthcare provider for an evaluation. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more
Have been having pressure in right side of head behind ear for 2 months with dizziness and stiff neck on that side. Ct w/o contast?
Scan, yes: Because you are young the statistics shift toward less serious problems. However, a lesion of some type involving the mastoid or skull base near the mastoid might give you these symptoms. So, yes; you should have scan. Type of scan questionable. For bone CT is best. For other structure MR is best. Talk to your doctor. Contrast helps but we avoid in some conditions. ...Read more
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
Have very hard bone-like finger-tip size lump on left side of head, behind ear. Not painful unless touched, not hot. Cause for concern?
Either lymph node: Or a posterior occipital bony prominence- please have it checked by your physician. ...Read more
I had twitching that was pulsating in left side of head behind ear "temporal region" and also twitching n right calve I can see MRI norm emg norm???
Muscle irritability: The MRI and EMG just show nervous system is structurally intact. But muscle irritability won't show up on those. Muscle twitches can be caused by anxiety, hyperactive thyroid, electrolyte problems &medications/drugs. Talk to your doctor. If all these things have been ruled out, then non-addictive, long-acting medication can suppress anxiety and muscle irritability. Xanax (alprazolam) is for short term only. ...Read more
Found a finger tip sized lump behind ear (not in fold but more on the side of head) 3 weeks ago. Was not painful but now is. Very firm, bony like?
Reassurance: Its probably a cyst/lymphnode if it is on the bone probably the mastoid bone. If it is non painful you can observe it and see your doctor if there is more concern. ...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?
Head pain on side of head above/behind ear only when stressed or have allergies to the pollen falling?
TMD and allergies: The pain on the side of your head when stressed may be because you are grinding your teeth. This makes the muscles on the side of your head sore. Try stress relieving tips: breath, take frequent breaks and exercise. An over the counter allergy medication can ease your symptoms due to pollen. ...Read more
Child hit side of his head 2 weeks ago. Now has goose egg on forehead and bruising on side of head and behind ear have just appeared. Serious?
Head Injury: Have him seen. The forehead injury by itself does not sound concerning but now the appearance of bruising on the side of his head and behind his ear makes it more serious. Bruising behind his ear may indicate a skull fracture. He would best be seen in the ER. All the best. ...Read more
My daughter (9) has a bump on the right side of head behind her ear. It is solid but goes down sometimes. Not painful are all. Any idea?
Lymph node: Most likely it is a lymph node. A lymph node normally will increase in size during an infection somewhere in the general area of the lymph node. For example, an enlarged lymph node behind the ear is frequently caused by an infection somewhere on the scalp (like ringworm) or by irritated or flaky skin (like seborrheic dermatitis or dandruff). If it gets painful, or red or grows, see doc. ...Read more
2 months ago I found a pea sized knot an inch below and inch behind my right ear, now its almost doubled in size. Constant pain on right side of head.
I'm not a medical: Doctor, but I think you should have this seen ASAP. I'm sure my colleagues here will see my response and give you additional advice. ...Read more
I have an inflamation on the lower part of my right side of head & have another round hard inflamation just behind my ear which is painful. Pls explain?
Probable lymph node: I'm not sure exactly where the inflammation is on your head but if it is above and/or behind the ear then the bump behind the ear is probably a lymph node enlarged because it is involved or affected area will drain toward it. Try warm compresses but if continues for more than a few days then may need antibiotics. ...Read more
73 yr old. Feeling pain that comes&goes behind right ear and neck (but not in the ear) and shooting pain on the bottom right side of head for a week?
My 2 year old son went to the dr. And has swollen lymph node on left side of head, behind left ear and 2 on left side of neck, blood work was done?
Blood Results Help: The most common diagnoses are viral or bacterial when lymph nodes are present in this area. Rarely candida and other fungi can erupt with lymph node swelling. Very rarely a malignancy can start this way, but it is very uncommon. The blood test will usually give information to help with a diagnosis and rule at other possibilities. ...Read more
2 weeks after flu shot, tender and swollen occipital lymph nodes on right side of head and behind ear - possibly be immune system reaction or virus?
Pressure in left temple, behind the eye and down the left side of head behind the ear. Tight muscles in neck. Allergy meds having no affect. Ideas?
Head pain: This could be a headache condition such as a muscle tension headache or a migraine, but much more detail is necessary. Other possibilities might be myofascial pain from clenching or grinding your teeth. Sinus/ allergy conditions would be less likely based on the information provided. Lastly, other conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia or temporal arteritis could be considered. See MD for help. ...Read more
After clenching body during sex I have pain behind left ear and left side of head, 3 days now, dangerous? What happened?
Sharp pain on side of head in front of ear. Pain also reaches behind my eye and down my face. Pain has been happening for a week. What could be wrong?
Small hard lump on left side of head. Had an ear infection a month ago could it be from that? Size of large pea. Little bit behind the ear on left.
Yes: It is a post auricular lymph node (a lymph node behind the ear). It may take a few months to go down. ...Read more
Lump on left side of head 2 CM behind ear. There for 2 months. If I apply pressure I can kind of flatten it out. Had a ear infection 2months ago. 13yr?
Lymph node: Likely a post auricular lymph node, which often increases is size with local infections mostly skin and some viruses. Most of these are very tiny and lie over a bone called the mastoid. Have your doctor confirm this and continue to follow it until it is getting smaller. ...Read more
I have a pain left side of head comes and goes lasts-few secs behind eye and sometimes in my left ear can this be a brain tumour or Anuresym? 24/m
Probably not serious: Probably not a serious problem but it depends on how long you have been having these transient pains behind your left eye/ear. If the pains have been present for more than one month and if they are present most of the day then you should see you physician and consider an MRI of the head. If the pain is fleeting and not present long it is unlikely to be a brain tumor or aneurysm. Relax. ...Read more
Lots of pain and pressure on left side of head ear, behind eyes and jaw included. Nauseous and feeling tired. Should I go to ER and ask for CT scan?
Small, bite like bumps, in clusters on top of head, left side of head and now spread to top left of forehead. Tender to the touch with bruise-like bump behind left ear. Pain moving into left eye socket. Started 6 days ago. No pain or fever or headaches.
See a doctor: Se a doctor soon and get checked. ...Read more
I'm having pain on right side of head behind my eye and it shoots down to my chest and it runs across both sides of chest and down my right arm?
T.O.S.: A twenties male w. Face, chest, ; arm radiation of pain has an odd symptom constellation. The best unifying theory and tentative diagnosis would be thoracic outlet syndrome. Within this disorder, nerves that serve all these anatomical regions can be impinged in region of the neck, and thereby arouse neural referral pain patterns. An exam is needed. ...Read more
Pain behind the bottom right side of head for past two weeks. Radiates down to right shoulder blade?
Muscle or nerve: This could be an inflamed muscle or pinched/irritated nerve. If there has been no strain or injury, I recommend applying intermittent moist heat and, if you can take them, NSAIDS like ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen). If there is worsening of pain on turning the neck, wear a soft cervical collar. See your Physician if symptoms worsen or persist and xrays May be ordered to look for arthritis or neck spurs. ...Read more
Headache the past few days. Comes/goes. Right side of head, pressure behind eyes, pain down neck. Stuffy head. Tired. Sinus issue or should I worry?
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