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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?

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?

Definitely unusual: After tooth extraction to have headache. It could be mastoiditis, so you should see a doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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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..

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

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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?

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

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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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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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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???

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

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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?

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

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Head pain on side of head above/behind ear only when stressed or have allergies to the pollen falling?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Look elsewhere: This is very unlikely to be attributable to the flu shot. Since it is so localized have your scalp and ear examined.
Thinking outside the box, sometimes knots in the muscles can be mistaken for lymph nodes. ...Read more

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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?

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

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