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Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?

Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?

Lymph nodes: The lymph nodes usually enlarge as response to an infection in the vicinity. It lasts maximum 2-3 weeks and as the infection goes away (with antibiotics usually) the lymph nodes disappear. Outside this scenario, I would be worried and demand further investigation (ct is appropriate, a blood smear and CBC with differential, as well as a bmp with enzymes markers analysis) up to an excision biopy. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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How do I treat a pinched nerve in your neck along with ear pain?

How do I treat a pinched nerve in your neck along with ear pain?

Nerve compression: Ear pain is typically not related to a pinched nerve in the neck, you might want to consult an ENT physician in regards to the ear pain. ...Read more

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Left ear pain related to pinched nerve?

Left ear pain related to pinched nerve?

Can be: Especially if the pain is below the ear, not inside it. See an ENT doctor for an evaluation and treatment suggestions. ...Read more

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Deep inside constant left ear pain and fullness heavy feeling falling sensations nausea. Been gp ENT dentist they are clueless. Pinch nerve?

Deep inside constant left ear pain and fullness heavy feeling falling sensations nausea. Been gp ENT dentist they are clueless. Pinch nerve?

Deep, ear pain: It is possible you could have a cholesteatoma, which if present for awhile might be eroding your mastoid bone. A CT scan or MRI might be in order to find out ...Read more

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What causes ear pain that travels down the neck area?

What causes ear pain that travels down the neck area?

This is called. ..: Referred pain. The pain centers in the throat and ear and TMJ are close enough that disease in one area can produce pain in the others. Ear pain does not usually refer to the throat however, it usually the other way. Some one with tonsillitis or a cancer in the throat will often complain of ear pain. ...Read more

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Right side ear pain with heavy ness in right side of head. And pain goes to right neck?

Radiating neck pain: Could be headache variant, ear or cervical spine or disc issue. Difficult to sort out cause or treatment without knowing your full medical history, related work history and performing a complete head and neck exam. ...Read more

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Would a 11mm node in the jugular region make my neck have a lot of discomfort with ear pain ringing? Could it be pressing on something?

Would a 11mm node in the jugular region make my neck have a lot of discomfort with ear pain ringing? Could it be pressing on something?

Pinched Nerve: The node you are discussing could be pinching on a nerve that travels into the ear region resulting in the ringing. If you are sick, once you are better the node will decrease in size and help this issue. However, if it does not, you may want to be evaluated further by a ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I´ve had slight pressure in the left side of my neck, near the center for about 3 weeks. Ear pain now and then. Smoked for a month then quit. Serious?

I´ve had slight pressure in the left side of my neck, near the center for about 3 weeks. Ear pain now and then. Smoked for a month then quit. Serious?

Pain: It is great that you have stopped smoking. There is a nerve at the base of your skull that may be causing you pain based on your description of the location. To, fully assess the ear pain your doctor needs to look at your ear canal and ear drum. Schedule an appointment and feel better. ...Read more

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Ear pain really bad and neck pain?

Many things: Many things can present with these 2 symptoms. Some safe, some not safe.
For most accurate diagnosis, see ENT doc for exam. ...Read more

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How can I make a pain go away that I have on the right side of my neck. I have a lump since yesterday and ear pain?

How can I make a pain go away that I have on the right side of my neck. I have a lump since yesterday and ear pain?

Lump: It depends where on the neck the lump is. Sometimes its a salivary gland or a lymph nose. Start with warm compresses several times a day and ibuprofen, but if its red or you have a fever you need to check it out ...Read more

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I have behind my ear pain and head aces with neck hurting 2 weeks

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Remedy for neck pain and ear pain due to refer pain? Any immediate assistance would be appreciated.

Remedy for neck pain and ear pain due to refer pain? Any immediate assistance would be appreciated.

Ibuprofen: To begin with I would try Ibuprofen.
As long as there are no neurological symptoms this would be the first step.
Warm compresses help too.
If symptoms persist, you need to go in and have it assessed. ...Read more

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I found a lump on the upper side of my left neck. No pain. But now have started experiencing sever left ear pain.

Visit Doctor: This lump might be a lymph node, which tends to swell when a source of infection is near--in this case it might be your ear and its pain. However, if anything else, lumps are usually not good to own, and should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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When I put my head a certain way my jaw hurts and my head did I like break my neck or something also have ear pain?

TMJ-TMD: TMJ disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. The common symptom are: headache, jaw pain, neck pain, eye pain, earache and toothache. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. Rec.: orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. This disorder will not resolve on its own with home care. ...Read more

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Left side of neck, eye, temple, and ear pain. Possibilities?

Temple pain: Listing a series of complaints online and expecting a diagnosis won't help - its best that you seek medical attention as a competent doctor will be able to better guide you to determine what the problem is and then how to treat it. ...Read more

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Right neck shoulder jaw ear pain no improvement after 4 mos of prescribed therapies and medicines?

Right neck shoulder jaw ear pain no improvement after 4 mos of prescribed therapies and medicines?

Complex issue: Ask your doctor if physical therapy or an MRI is appropriate. Also, look at your caffeine intake and stress level. Reducing these may help. If there's no anatomic problem with the MRI, you may want to try alternatives such as massage or acupuncture. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a neck pain in upper right of my neck and in right pain in upper front of my neck also suffering ear pain and hard ache. Can u help me?

I have a neck pain in upper right of my neck and in right pain in upper front of my neck also suffering ear pain and hard ache. Can u help me?

Need an evaluation: This suggest that problems may be occurring in the nerves of the neck come in the discs of the neck, and the bone of the neck, and you will need imaging such as an MRI, x-ray as well as an evaluation by your physician or maybe a neurologist. ...Read more

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Having severe ear pain (4 days) deep inside & behind ear into neck. No drainage, sharp/stabbing pain, worse if laying down. What can I do for relief?

Having severe ear pain (4 days) deep inside & behind ear into neck. No drainage, sharp/stabbing pain, worse if laying down. What can I do for relief?

Need an exam: It's possible you have an infection in the ear canal or behind the ear drum. However your symptoms are somewhat atypical for these causes. It's possible the source of your pain is somewhere else in the in the pharynx and is being "referred" to the ear area. You need to see your physician as soon as possible. If the cause isn't apparent you need to see an ENT specialist.

Get well soon ...Read more

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Dizziness/vertigo (feels like floor is moving) at random times. No ear pain, but have neck tension. Anything else that can cause this? Should I worry?

Dizziness/vertigo (feels like floor is moving) at random times. No ear pain, but have neck tension. Anything else that can cause this? Should I worry?

Be seen: Many things can cause dizziness and if there is movement, likely middle ear disease or vertigo. Be checked and treated. All the best. ...Read more

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2.0 CM mass in right upper pole of thyroid and marked enlargement of left side. I am having neck and ear pain and dysphagia. What could be the cause?

2.0 CM mass in right upper pole of thyroid and marked enlargement of left side. I am having neck and ear pain and dysphagia. What could be the cause?

Thyroid mass: This mass should be evaluated. It may be benign or malignant. Would not let it go without biopsy or surgical evaluation. ...Read more

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Swollen neck gland with ear pain also hard to swallow.

Swollen neck gland with ear pain also hard to swallow.

Swollen gland: Which gland is swollen? Cheek or at the angle of the jaw and under the tongue.? When you massage the jaw or cheek is thee a bad taste in the mouth? If so, you could have an infected gland you would need antibiotics in that case. The pain in the ear is referred pain from the swelling. It should get better when the swelling comes down in the gland. Try tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for the pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can allergies or a sinus infection cause neck and ear pain or achiness?

Can allergies or a sinus infection cause neck and ear pain or achiness?

Allergies: Yes allergies and /or sinus infections can cause achiness, neck and ear pain. ...Read more

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Terrible Headache, ear pain, neck pain and lightheaded for a week. Nothing helps. Could this be Meningitis?

Terrible Headache, ear pain, neck pain and lightheaded for a week. Nothing helps. Could this be Meningitis?

Possible: Just because it may not be meningitis does not mean don't get care. Meningitis is characterized y neck rigidity, sudden high fever and altered mental status. All 3 are present only about half the time. Sometimes photophobia, or intolerance of noise. But you have severe headache and neck pain (you may be calling neck rigidity "pain"). Please get medical help ASAP. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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How do you treat a ear ache? Ear pain in the inside and on side of neck.

Treatment: Treatment would depend on what the diagnosis is. Not all pain in the ear is caused by an ear problem. Sometimes the pain is referred to the ear along nerve pathways running through or near the ear. For instance, TMJ pain often refers pain to the ear, down the jawline, and even into the upper neck and temple areas. Throat inflammation (as in tonsillitis) often refers pain to the ear, etc. An earache can also be from external otitis ("swimmer's ear), otitis media (middle ear infection), or even from pressure changes in the middle ear space such as eustachian tube dysfunction. Unfortunately, to answer your question fairly, if you are the one with the complaint, would require a proper history and exam. ...Read more

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I had a gastroscopy yesterday. Now I have left ear pain when I swallow or turn my neck. No other symptoms. Should I worry?

Not necessarily: The symptoms you mention likely relate to your Eustachian tube. This tube permits air to enter the middle ear and mucous to drain into the throat from that area. Sometimes the tube swells with irritation or a cold. I would call your regular doc and discuss your symptoms. ...Read more

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I started having pain in left ear and temple when chewing or yawning. Also have had problems with discs in my neck. Could it cause ear pain?

I started having pain in left ear and temple when chewing or yawning. Also have had problems with discs in my neck. Could it cause ear pain?

Doubt it.: This is more like a problem with TMJ. See your dentist or ENT for further workup. This may cause great pain but is not a serious disorder
Best wishes. ...Read more

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Having some what heavy Head, neck and Ear pain on right side for a few days. A doctor diagnosed it as TMJ due to stress. Could this be anything else?

Having some what heavy Head, neck and Ear pain on right side for a few days. A doctor diagnosed it as TMJ due to stress. Could this be anything else?

Yes: Yes, Could be a problem with any of the anatimical structures in the area. Start with evaluation by a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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I get a morning headache that is brought on by valsalva and then have pain and pressure sensation along sides neck and head pressure. Ear pain. Cause?

I get a morning headache that is brought on by valsalva and then have pain and pressure sensation along sides neck and head pressure. Ear pain. Cause?

Numerous: There can be a number of causes for this, some benign, some very dangerous. Because of the later, i'd ask your doctor to consider a brain mri, especially if these symptoms are new. ...Read more

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Ear pain & pressure. Could it be related to cervical spondylosis? Having some pain down neck and upper back, too.

Quick exam: The pains on your neck and back are likely from the c-spine problem. The ear problem could be, but presumptive diagnosis without proof would be wrong. Go to your doctor and a quick look at your ear and an examination of your spine and movements can help your md make proper dx, or more exam and referral if needed.. ...Read more

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I have a stiff neck with tightness ear pain wet cough & can't swallow help!

I have a stiff neck with tightness ear pain wet cough & can't swallow help!

See a Doctor: You may just have a bad case of flu but you also could have a early serious case of meningitis. It's not possible to diagnose online. You need to see a doctor for possible treatment possibly hospitalization. If you're lucky you just have a flu bug but best to not try to figure it out on your own. ...Read more