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Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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I have been having pain behind my ear under the lobe on my neck/ shoulder area. What could it be?

I have been having pain behind my ear under the lobe on my neck/ shoulder area. What could it be?

Occipital neuralgia: The common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. Tenderness over the greater and lesser occipital nerves is common. During severe episodes, the pain may be felt in the retro-orbital and behind the ear. Although the attacks may be bilateral, one side usually predominates. Rec.:see an orofacial pain or pain management specialist. ...Read more

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I have a knot in front of my earlobe that's been there for a few months. It's hard, moves a little, and causes bad ear pain. Lobe occasionally numb. ?

I have a knot in front of my earlobe that's been there for a few months. It's hard, moves a little, and causes bad ear pain. Lobe occasionally numb. ?

Keloid?: This sounds like a keloid most likely. These most commonly develop following ear piercing or other trauma and are more common in darker skinned people. They can be removed by a dermatologist or other surgeon if large. If small injections with steroid can help decrease them in size and reduce pain. ...Read more

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For the past 2/52 I have had regular left sided dull ear pain with left sided upper and lower teeth pain. Today below my right and left ear lobes has begun to pain as well. I have seen my GP who says my left ear is a bit 'dull' but otherwise ok and have b

For the past 2/52 I have had regular left sided dull ear pain with left sided upper and lower teeth pain. Today below my right and left ear lobes has begun to pain as well. I have seen my GP who says my left ear is a bit 'dull' but otherwise ok and have b

Wisdom teeth: Have you seen a dentist? Do you still have your wisdom teeth? This is a common finding with a condition called pericoronitis from impacted wisdom teeth. You should see a dentist ASAP to rule out any type of tooth/gum related problem. If your teeth and gums look fine atleast then your GP can focus on other possible causes. ...Read more

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Child ear pain?

Child ear pain?

Ear Pain Child: Ear pain is extremely common in childhood and although it is distressing, is usually caused by a minor infection that will resolve on its own. It can be VERY painful, due to pressure inside the ear drum so treating with pain killers like paracetamol +/- ibuprofen is the main treatment. If fevers and pain are ongoing for more than 3 days, then we sometimes advise antibiotics. ...Read more

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Random sharp ear pain?

Neuritic pain: Sharp stabbing pain in the ear is rarely the result of ear infection which is persistent pain associated with hearing loss. Two possible reasons could be firing off of nerves that innervate the region of the ear (trigeminal neuralgia) or the pain may be arising from structures around the ear as the jaw joint or the muscles of mastication. ...Read more

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Is ear pain dangerous?

Is ear pain dangerous?

That depends: Ear pain should be evaluated. An ear infection can lead to meningitis, hearing loss, chronic ear drum perforation and other problems. Some ear infections might be treated without an antibiotic, but that's a decision you should make with your doctor. Tumors of the throat and tonsil can also cause ear pain, as can sinus infection. Ifear pain is unexplained and persistant , see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause ear pain?

What can cause ear pain?

Ear vs TMJ: Most common cause of ear pain is infection. Can be other ear problems. Most common cause of ear pain not due to ear is jaw joint (TMJ) problem. See ENT doc. If negative for ear pain, have oral surgeon examine jaw joint. If positive, see TMJ expert. Get referral from oral surgeon ...Read more

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