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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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Can you have intracranial hypertension with an opening pressure of 18? Severe headaches & head pressure, pulsatile tinnitus, dizziness. Head/eyes/face pulsate in sync with my heartbeat. No optic swell

Can you have intracranial hypertension with an opening pressure of 18? Severe headaches & head pressure, pulsatile tinnitus, dizziness. Head/eyes/face pulsate in sync with my heartbeat. No optic swell

Yes: Normal opening pressure is up to 15. You can have all of the sx you describe with an opening pressure of 18. The lack of optic swelling is a good finding but it does not eliminate the need to address the pressure as a cause of your symptoms. Talk with your doctor about this, . Read more

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M 20 y old. From 3 days I've rhinitis. Then after 2 days I have problem in ears and when I down the head I have severe headache what does I do?

M 20 y old. From 3 days I've rhinitis. Then after 2 days I have problem in ears and when I down the head I have severe headache what does I do?

You have: Viral infection that affect the upper air way and the ear. There is connection from the upper airway to the ear (eustachian tube) which is functionally closed but can be opened with heavy sneezing or pressure. Through this tube, viruses and bacterial can have access to the ear. What ever happened to the nose may happened to the ear. You may need some decongestant of the nose and saline. Read more

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Several months ago, following ear acupuncture I had very severe headache on top of head. Now the headache is dull and worse when try to concentrate?

Several months ago, following ear acupuncture I had very severe headache on top of head. Now the headache is dull and worse when try to concentrate?

Agree w Dr. Winkler: I haven't seen any cases in which auricular acupuncture caused this type of symptom. What was the auricular acupuncture being used to treat? Sometimes pain levels increase after a pain treatment but should resolved within 1 to 3 days. That is considered a positive outcome in treatment of a chronic pain condition. But if this occurred several months ago - this likely has nothing to do with the Read more

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What could cause a severe headache for 9 days and a stabbing pain in my ears?

What could cause a severe headache for 9 days and a stabbing pain in my ears?

Tension headache/TMJ: Think flesh/tissue and not bone/ligament/disc with chronic pain! began selfcare with a wellness programs, vitamins b-100, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise and self or prof massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, stretching all are needed. My favorite in my practice is acupuncture and myofascial tissue release with trigger points w lidocaine. Read more

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I have a severe headache in the right back of my head, some nausea, I feel like my ears are blocked and also some shortens of breath. Wctb?

Migraine: You probably have a migraine. This is usually a severe headache, throbbing, one sides, with nausea, light or noise sensitivity, aggravated by movement and resolved with testing. Could be triggered by poor sleep, stress, certain foods or drinks. Sometimes, a transient neuronal dysfunction can occur in a visual, auditory or sensory form. Check with your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. Read more

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Dizzy with severe headache went to several doctors and they can no reason for this problem. Ruled out ear problems what could cause this.

Dizzy with severe headache went to several doctors and they can no reason for this problem. Ruled out ear problems what could cause this.

Dizzy: Without delay please have your doctor refer you to a Psychologist. No you are not crazy but your doctors don't seem to be helping you. Please let me know how things go. Read more

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While landing during a flight, I felt severe headache, severe ear, neck, and facial bone aches. What is this and how to avoid? Thanks!

While landing during a flight, I felt severe headache, severe ear, neck, and facial bone aches. What is this and how to avoid? Thanks!

Landing and evere headache: I think that you suffered from a whiplash type of injury. Did you have a short moment of confusion? dizziness? during or following the landing? Or the symptoms came later like 12-24 hours later? You need to see a neurologist, have an MRI, probably you should not fly until you are cleared to do so. Read more

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June 20 experienced sharp shooting pain on R side of neck below the base of the head. Ear pain/severe headache. Felt neck pain earlier in the day.

Carotid dissection: Is one cause of neck pain on one side of the neck that shouldn't be missed. It can cause a stroke, so if you can call your doctor for a carotid ultrasound (or go to the emergency room) as soon as possible. If there's a dissection, then antiplatelet or anticoagulant (often for 3 months) is treatment to lower your risk of stroke. If no dissection, likely nothing dangerous. Read more

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The right side of my face feels numb even my right ear. My right eye feels like it's bulging and severe headache. What should I do?

The right side of my face feels numb even my right ear. My right eye feels like it's bulging and severe headache. What should I do?

Go to Nearest ER!: The symptoms you describe have a number of causes. This type of neurologic complaint demands immediate attention. Please have someone take you to your nearest ER. Best Wishes! Read more

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Causes for severe headache swishy noise in left ear. Very fatigue dizzy nausea at times speech gets slurred. Get up of mornings and feel run maraton?

Causes for severe headache swishy noise in left ear. Very fatigue dizzy nausea at times speech gets slurred. Get up of mornings and feel run maraton?

Tough case...: This is a tough case. Someone needs to see you face to face, do an exam, and possibly, do some tests to look at what is going on by your ear. Sorry we can't give you the answers via texting. Read more

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Ten mnths of severe headache neck jaw & ear pain. Ortho gave me a splint, helped immediately. 2 weeks into getting braces pain got worse. What do I do?

Ten mnths of severe headache neck jaw & ear pain. Ortho gave me a splint, helped immediately. 2 weeks into getting braces pain got worse. What do I do?

Headaches: Glad to hear the splint that your doctor gave you was helpful. Since the braces made headaches return, talk to your dentist. He/she may be able to adjust your braces. Peace and good health. Read more

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Cough ongoing for 3 weeks. Severe ear pain, pain on right side of abdomen, hot & cold flushes, severe headache, body aches nausea, dizziness, should I worry?

Cough ongoing for 3 weeks. Severe ear pain, pain on right side of abdomen, hot & cold flushes, severe headache, body aches nausea, dizziness, should I worry?

It's been 3 weeks?: You should be seen! Could be an ear infection (can do all that), but more likely something viral that needs symptoms controlled. Cannot say for sure w/o exam. See your dr or urgent care. Read more

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Outer ear infection severe pain severe headache using prescription ear drops Could I clean it out with peroxide or go to ER? Or call on call Doctor

Outer ear infection severe pain severe headache using prescription ear drops Could I clean it out with peroxide or go to ER? Or call on call Doctor

No peroxide!: DON'T use peroxide;it would make the pain worse. If you've already been examined and diagnosed with an ear canal infection and you're using antibiotic ear drops without relief, call the on call Dr. Or go to the ER; you may need a prescription for an antibiotic to take by mouth, and possibly even an ear wick (a small strip that is put in the ear canal to help get the antibiotic drops in deeper). Read more

Dr. Alexander Mauskop
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Headache (Worst Ever) (Definition)

Severe headache is a symptom in which a person has great pain in his head. Severe headache is usually an emergency. Causes include meningitis, bleeding in the brain, trauma, brain tumors, etc. ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

Ringing in ears = tinnitus = ...Read more