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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!

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What is the cause of pressure behind the ear?

What is the cause of pressure behind the ear?

EustachianTubeBlocke: Assuming that you're referring to painless pressure, it may be due to blockage of your eustachian tube which can be congested due to allergies or cold. Best way to get around this, besides time, is an allergy medication, eg antihistamine +/- decongestant. If pressure is painful, you may have otitis media or middle ear infection. We used to prescribe antibiotics but are shying away for this conditi.

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It'll hurt right below/behind my ears. I apply pressure to relieve pain. Why could this be?

Depends: This could be referral pain from your cervical spine (a misalignment??) or referral discomfort from an ear problem. I would suggest that you make an appointment with an osteopathic physician (D.O.) and have this pain diagnosed and corrected.

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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.

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Pressure behind right ear and periodically at base of neck. No injuries so I'm not sure what it could be.?

Pressure behind right ear and periodically at base of neck. No injuries so I'm not sure what it could be.?

Pain behind ear: Pain could be due to a number of things any recent straining or lifting heavy objects? How much do you weigh? Are you a smoker or have diabetes? Do you feel any mass/lump in those areas? The answers can help us determine if you have anything from just muscle strain to cancer. so consult with us to help you get answers to your concerns.

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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.

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Why do my eyes have pressure behind them and when I blink I get pressure in my ears that causes pain and dizzyness?

Why do my eyes have pressure behind them and when I blink I get pressure in my ears that causes pain and dizzyness?

Eye exam: Pressure in the eyes can mean many things, the most concerning is glaucoma. This is diagnosed on the basis of an eye exam. You may try artificial tear lubricating eye drops to help the symptoms.

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I have a small hard lump on the left side of my head, a little behind the ear. It's been there for a month now. I can flatten it too with pressure.

I have a small hard lump on the left side of my head, a little behind the ear. It's been there for a month now. I can flatten it too with pressure.

Sounds like you have: It sounds like you have a lesion on your mastoid process. Get this checked by your PCP or by an ENT. Something is causing this lesion, usually a pathogen.

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I have a lump on my head behind my right ear. It hurts when slight pressure is placed and it sometimes makes me receive headaches.

I have a lump on my head behind my right ear. It hurts when slight pressure is placed and it sometimes makes me receive headaches.

Evaluation Needed: There are several things the bump could be so it's important that you go to the doctors and be evaluated and diagnosed properly.

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I have painful pressure behind my ear feels like a lymph node could be swollen but what can I do about it and what causes it I also have bells palsey?

I have painful pressure behind my ear feels like a lymph node could be swollen but what can I do about it and what causes it I also have bells palsey?

See doctor: You need to get this checked out. In addition, the dx of Bell's palsy needs be confirmed as well since it is not usually associated with pain.

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Concussion a week ago after I hit the back of my head & neck. Feel better but have constant pressure behind nose and ears. Is it related to the injury?

Concussion a week ago after I hit the back of my head & neck. Feel better but have constant pressure behind nose and ears. Is it related to the injury?

Could be: You might want to ask your rheumatologist though. Based on your age, conditions and meds I can assume your rheumatolgist knows you best. Injury to the mastoids, sub dural hematoma can produce pressure like feelings. Might need to get a scan of your head if this persists.

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