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39 yr old. Feels like gentle poke / ping on top right side of head for months. Not headache; no brain tumor symptoms, but worried. My dr says stress?

39 yr old. Feels like gentle poke / ping on top right side of head for months. Not headache; no brain tumor symptoms, but worried. My dr says stress?

Doubt tumor: Head dyscomfort symptoms are like snow flakes. Rarely do 2 people describe the same type of symptoms based on their perception. You wont' find anything in the literature about a ping pong sensation in your head. After 23 hears I have learned that unusual sensations like this that haven't been described in the literature mean nothing. Ping pong sensation can point to middle ear issue. ...Read more

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Which part of the brain is by the ear?

Which part of the brain is by the ear?

The temporal lobes: The temporal lobes lie under the parietal lobes and behind the frontal lobes at the level of the ears. The temporal lobes are responsible for:

1. Recognizing and processing sound.
2. Understanding and producing speech.
3. Various aspects of memory. ...Read more

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What can cause ringing noise in the ear or brain?

What can cause ringing noise in the ear or brain?

Many possibilities: The most common cause of ringing (tinnitus) is hearing loss. At your age, it is unlikely that the cause of your tinnitus is hearing loss, but it needs to be ruled out. Other factors may also contribute to tinnitus in the absence of hearing loss, e.g. Tmj dysfunction, excessive caffeine or alcohol consumption, medication side effect, etc. See your local ENT to further evaluate this symptom. ...Read more

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Is it possible to go too deep into brain when you are cleaning your ears?

Is it possible to go too deep into brain when you are cleaning your ears?

Unlikely: If you're using a q-tip (which is inadvisable), then you probably won't go past the ear drum. But, theoretically, if you stick something long enough, you may puncture your way through. ...Read more

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Someone mentioned bugs crawl to brain if they enter ear. Is there any truth in this and is it medically possible?

Someone mentioned bugs crawl to brain if they enter ear. Is there any truth in this and is it medically possible?

Fiction: There is a novel about "Earwigs" entering the brain through the ear and laying eggs, but there is NO scientific basis to any of this. Tell your friends to stop teasing you. ...Read more

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What part of the brain interprets the sounds from the ears?

What part of the brain interprets the sounds from the ears?

Sound interpretation: Sound transmitted through the Cochlear branch of the Vestibulocochlear nerve to activate auditory pathways in nervous system to eventually terminate in the auditory area of the Temporal lobe of the Cerebral cortex, where it's interpreted. ...Read more

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Can ants or any other insect go inside the human brain via the ear?

Can ants or any other insect go inside the human brain via the ear?

No: The ear drum is a barrier and unless this is breached, nothing gets past this. ...Read more

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I had a TIA on nov 3rd and 10 days after the attack I have a high pitched sound in the right side of my brain, (not ears) is it from medications?

I had a TIA on nov 3rd and 10 days after the attack I have a high pitched sound in the right side of my brain, (not ears) is it from medications?

Unusual descript.: A sound "in your brain" can only be one of three things: 1) a true external sound with acoustic interference 2) a miscue of the auditory center within the brain responsible for localization of sound or 3) misplacement of inner narrative (as occurs with schizophrenia). You are likely suffering from #2. Certain meds are known to cause tinnitus or "ringing." please discuss with your doctors. ...Read more

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I heard something like a mouse chewing in my ears sometimes or something happens in my brain. I could not recognize it is on my ears or brain. Thanks?

I heard something like a mouse chewing in my ears sometimes or something happens in my brain. I could not recognize it is on my ears or brain. Thanks?

Need physical exam: I take it that when you woke up you could tell for sure that NO MOUSE or anything else had actually been in your company while sleeping? If that's true then, you will need a physical examination to figure out more about what may be going on. ...Read more

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Is the ringing noise in my ear or brain?

Is the ringing noise in my ear or brain?

Usually ear: Check online for multiple causes of tinnitus.
People who are constantly exposed to noise @ work are more prone to ringing in the ear- pilots, musicians, sports players, construction workers, entertainers etc.
Ear plugs may minimize the chances of developing tinnitus.
Take care. ...Read more

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Could water get into your brain through your ear?

Could water get into your brain through your ear?

Only if...: ...you use a drill (not recommended; do not try this at home). ...Read more

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What is the part of the brain called over right ear?

What is the part of the brain called over right ear?

Temporal lobe: The exterior ear is roughly speaking in the area of the temporal lobe. ...Read more

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What is causing this ringing noise? Is it in my ear or my brain?

What is causing this ringing noise? Is it in my ear or my brain?

Tinnitus: Most of these problems are due to degeneration of the auditory apparatus, especially associated with aging, but can happen after head trauma, and associated with hypertension, anemias, and thyroid problems. Rarely, transmitted sounds occur with congenital vascular malformations, and obstruction of large neck blood vessels. ...Read more

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Both my ears are consistently ringing andif I put my head completely under water they hurt, almost feels like I get a brain freeze what could this be?

Both my ears are consistently ringing andif I put my head completely under water they hurt, almost feels like I get a brain freeze what could this be?

Middle ear problem: You should see your primary care physician to examine your ears. You may have fluid (effusion) in the middle ear (on the other side of the eardrum) which could be due to allergy or infection. The ringing may also be due to an inner ear problem but that shouldn't cause pain if your head is under water. You night need to see an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist. ...Read more

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Can you push yiur ear canal into. Your brain?

Can you push yiur ear canal into. Your brain?

No,: The ear canal is an opening in the skull. Major head trauma could cause a depressed skull fracture and bone fragments could injure the brain, but that is a much different scenario. ...Read more

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Help please! Could brain problems cause pain in jaw and ear?

Help please! Could brain problems cause pain in jaw and ear?

Brain problem: Sounds like tmj. Have you been diagnosed with a brain problem? Please see your dentist or md to get a full diagnostic work up. Tmj will send pain to the ear and the jaw. ...Read more

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What kind of ear condition/disorder can be detected from brain mri?

What kind of ear condition/disorder can be detected from brain mri?

Tumor: The brain MRI is very helpful in detecting growths such as acoustic neuromas, and a variety of lesions in the cerebellar and brainstem area (cerebello-pontine triangle). Structural bony problems in the ear itself may be better seen with cat technology. Unlikely that we will visualize changes in the labyrinthine otoliths or even see an endolympathic fistula as these are too small. ...Read more

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Could a piece of brain have come out during my ear irrigation today?

Could a piece of brain have come out during my ear irrigation today?

No: There are several strong membranes between your brain and the outer world. If anything came out it was most likely dirt or congealed wax. ...Read more

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Did a piece of brain come out during my ear irrigation today, how can I tell?

Did a piece of brain come out during my ear irrigation today, how can I tell?

No: The ear canal is well isolated from the brain. No degree of irrigation could cause any brain tissue to come out. Ear canals sometimes contain weird things, objects, foods and insect parts. Perhaps that is what you observed. Be comfortable that your brain is intact. ...Read more

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Water in ear, should I worry of brain eating aomeba? Live in in, 40 degree weather, well water.

Water in ear, should I worry of brain eating aomeba? Live in in, 40 degree weather, well water.

No: Take it easy. Just keep the ear dry. If any concerns check with your physician or a ENT specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am a 23 year old male and my jaw and right ear have been hurting. Can that affect my brain too?

I am a 23 year old male and my jaw and right ear have been hurting. Can that affect my brain too?

Unlikely: Many things could be causing your problems. One scenario that could affect your brain would be an infection of your sinuses behind your ear, which could possibly lead to meningitis or a brain abscess, both of which affect the brain. ...Read more

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How to tell if dizziness is caused by ear (peripheral) or brain (Central)? Are there any telltale signs?

How to tell if dizziness is caused by ear (peripheral) or brain (Central)? Are there any telltale signs?

Dizzy ness: There are many ways your neurologist or ENT can tell. Do you have any other ear- related symptoms? Fullness, ringing, hearing loss? Is it positional? Does it fatigue? The management is different depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can an ant get inside your brain from your ear without noticing?? And if yes. Is there any symptoms??

Ant in your ear: No - while it might be possible for something to get deeper in your ear (if your eardrum was ruptured) - there is NO direct communication between the outside world and your brain. ...Read more

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Thinking about buying in-ear headphones with neodymium magnet in the 'in-ear' part. Is that safe for the brain?

Thinking about buying in-ear headphones with neodymium magnet in the 'in-ear' part. Is that safe for the brain?

Maybe (not). . .: They're currently considered safe enough to be sold. Whether that will hold true in a few years to decades when more information becomes available is impossible to predict. However, we would warn you against turning up the volume too high which could damage your ears. Also we warn you against turning up the volume so loudly that you can't hear noises around you and thus increase accident risk. ...Read more