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What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped. Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure

What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped.  Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure

Headaches : Headaches and their causes can be complicated, difficult diagnoses to make. With your past history of diabetes and high blood pressure, you should make an appointment with your doctor for a complete evaluation as soon as possible. You doctor will take a thorough history and do a neurological evaluation to try and find out what is causing your symptoms. You may want to think about the answers to some of the questions they may ask you such as: - when did it start? - how often do they happen? - are they getting more frequent or more painful? - how long do they last? - what does the headache feel like and can you point to it? - does it occur around the same time at night or does it ever happen during the day? - what other symptoms do you have and when do they occur in regards to the headache? - have you had any big life changes? - how is your lifestyle? Are you getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising? - are you taking any medications? Do you drink caffeine and how much? Answering these questions may help your doctor figure out what is causing your headaches, whether it is a serious problem or not, and how to help you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi, my husband hasa realy bad ear congested problem for 4 yrs.Alot of popping and pressure behind head.Has been to doctors and can't find out what it is?

Hi, my husband hasa realy bad ear congested problem for 4 yrs.Alot of popping and pressure behind head.Has been to doctors and can't find out what it is?

Eustachian tube: His eustachian tube may be partially blocked leading to a painless pop ; crack when swallowing (similar to sensation when driving up/down mountain or airplane takeoff/landing). It can be aggravated by allergies and/or upper respiratory infections. He may get some relief w/otc antihistamines ; decongestants or he may need "prescription strength" medications for allergies. Google has great images. ...Read more

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What can be causing the pressure in my head behind my ears?

What can be causing the pressure in my head behind my ears?

Pressure: Not enough information to provide a relevant response but it may be sinus congestion, muscle strain or mastoiditis. If it persists, need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Headache for week and a half, pressure and sharp pains in right side of head, pressure behind right eye, muscles in body contract uncontrollably, ?

Headache for week and a half, pressure and sharp pains in right side of head, pressure behind right eye, muscles in body contract uncontrollably,  ?

Needs evaluation : Sounds likes sinus infection. Do up have a fever? Is that why your muscles shake? Otherwise I don't understand that maybe the evaluating six can figure it out ...Read more

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Pressure in head and behind eyes, temple tightness, since almost 2 years now, bloodshot eyes, fatigue, nervous, what can it be and can do? pls advise!

Complicated problem: There are many possibilities here. If you have not had an eye exam recently, it may be that you need glasses even if you feel you are seeing well. If you are spending more than 6 hours/day in front of computer, or if you are not getting enough breaks or rest/sleep, or if you have some allergies, or if you are not maintaining good hygiene around your eyes--all of these might be impacting you. ...Read more

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I have had throbbing pressure in my head behind my left ear. It comes and goes, but when it comes its a stabbing pain. Strange brain fog as well?

I have had throbbing pressure in my head behind my left ear. It comes and goes, but when it comes its a stabbing pain. Strange brain fog as well?

Get check up: Please get a thorough check up by your physician to identity the correct diagnosis. Most of these headaches are related to ent problem or vision refractory errors. Good luck! ...Read more

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Blocked nose, pains at the top and back of my head,pressure behind the eyes distorted vision, hearing problems and extreme fatigue had for over 2 yrs

B-blocker not reason: Constellation of symptoms consistent with migraine headaches. If b-blockers were started then, stopped these symptoms wouldn't be expected to have persisted. There are also metabolic reasons for migraine headaches such as low thyroid or low cortisol function. Labs done? Please don't try multiple rounds of antibiotics for sinus problems or get surgeries to drill holes in them. Not expected to work. ...Read more

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When laying on my stomach I feel sudden pressure in my head behind my eyes & in my ears. My vision gets cloudy & I feel dizzy. Goes away when I sit up?

When laying on my stomach I feel sudden pressure in my head behind my eyes & in my ears. My vision gets cloudy & I feel dizzy. Goes away when I sit up?

Pressure increase: Your symptoms suggest increase in the pressure in your head which then, puts pressure on the optic nerves, the eyes, & well, everything. Increased pressure in the head occurs when pressure in the abdomen increases. This commonly happens when straining to have a BM. Lying on the abdomen is likely causing pressure increases in the head. Try your back. Questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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I have a lot of pressure in the front and back of my head and behind my eyes what can this be due to?

I have a lot of pressure in the front and back of my head and behind my eyes what can this be due to?

Sinus or other: Headaches can have various causes. Pain behind the eyes associated with headaches are usually either atypical muscle tension or sinus headaches. They may also be caused by migraines. If there is decreased vision or pain on movement of the eyes, see an eye doctor immediately. ...Read more