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Sharp pain behind left ear when turning head right?

Pain: This sounds like a muscular pain, possibly in the sternocleidomastoid muscle. I would try anti-inflammatories and warm compresses. If that does not help, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Have sharp pain behind left ear at back/mid of head for past few days but today's worst. Pinched nerve? What could this be? Should i take a motrin?

Have sharp pain behind left ear at back/mid of head for past few days but today's worst. Pinched nerve? What could this be? Should i take a motrin?

You may need a good: A good doctor for the long haul is what you need in order to help you with your problems. I doubt that you have a pinched nerve. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a good all purpose pain medicine. If it does not control your pain well, then you may take a Motrin but not for more than once or twice as it can cause ulcers in your stomach. So you will be best served by having a primary care doctor whom you can go and see. ...Read more

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It started with hear palpitations 6 weeks ago and since i found out i hiatal hernia and ulcers, now pain all over body and sharp pain behind left ear.

It started with hear palpitations 6 weeks ago and since i found out i hiatal hernia and ulcers, now pain all over body and sharp pain behind left ear.

Not related: Your abdominal problem has nothing to do with your ears or the palpitation. I suspect that you are suffering from anxiety and should consult your doctor about this. If you are grinding your teeth at night, this may be the cause for your sharp pain behind the left ear. ...Read more

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Sharp pain behind left ear like over the bone and a sharp pain in my jaw. I grind my teeth when i sleep. Have bad anxiety. Any clue of what it is?

Sharp pain behind left ear like over the bone and a sharp pain in my jaw. I grind my teeth when i sleep. Have bad anxiety. Any clue of what it is?

May have TMJ/TMD: Symptoms of tmj/tmd can vary from person to person, severity, location and duration. It can affect the ears: ringing, aching, roaring, stuffiness, hearing loss; head, facial and neck: headaches, neck and facial pain; locking of the jaw: closed lock- limited opening, open lock- can't close; bite problems: can't touch the teeth, grinding, clenching; toothaches; lose teeth, fatigue, etc. Need exam. ...Read more

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What is sharp pain behind the left ear?

What is sharp pain behind the left ear?

Directly behind?: There are a set of lymph nodes that drain the scalp and the outer ear.... Or it could be an ear infection, or a scrape, or an ingrown hair... Have someone look at it to be sure. ...Read more

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Upper left tooth abcess slight swelling under eye pain behind left ear that's sharp and come and goes no dental insurance Wat do I do ?

Upper left tooth abcess slight swelling under eye pain behind left ear that's sharp and come and goes no dental insurance Wat do I do ?

Local Dental Options: If there is a nearby dental school, treatment can often be provided by students and/or residents at discounted fees. If finances are a major obstacle, you can try calling the local dental society in your area to see if they have any recommendations or a program where dentists volunteer their services to treat patients with financial hardships. ...Read more

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I'm getting this very rapid sharp pain near my left ear not in it but behind it. It's occurs every 10-15 seconds and feels like an electric shock?

I'm getting this very rapid sharp pain near my left ear not in it but behind it. It's occurs every 10-15 seconds and feels like an electric shock?

Could be...: Could be withdrawal from anti-depressant meds. Could be tension headaches. Could be trigeminal neuralgia. Could be cluster headache or migraine. Doesn't sound severe if that's all you have but would be good to talk to someone to get more details. ...Read more

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Hi there, I am suffering from sharp pain in head just behind my left ear. It's been 10 days the pain comes & go. No pain in neck, shoulder, ear or jaw?

Hi there, I am suffering from sharp pain in head just behind my left ear. It's been 10 days the pain comes & go. No pain in neck, shoulder, ear or jaw?

Occipital bursitis: this is likely from where a tndon in your neck attaches to to base of your skull. many doc recommend nsaids or cortisone injection to fix this issue. sometimes sleep postion or repetitive motions exaserbate this problem. seeing a doc to rule out ear infection and mastoiditis would be a good idea, however, your symptoms are not consistent with this. heat pack might help as well ...Read more

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What causes a throbbing pain behind left ear?

See dentist: With your anxiety, you may well be grinding your teeth at night/clenching throughout the day. This may lead to a throbbing pain behind one ear. There are also other potential causes as well including a blood vessel issue. First check with the dentist. If nothing found, then see your doctor who may consider a MRI at the area. A middle-ear infection can cause throbbing pain at the ear itself. ...Read more

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Have a lot of pain behind left ear and and down my shoulder?

Have a lot of pain behind left ear and and down my shoulder?

Pinched nerve?: Possibly a pinched nerve or muscle strain? Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more

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I often get pain behind left ear only, on and off randomly. Feels itchy & hurts, sometimes has 'crusty' build up. I try lotion/creams but doesn't help?

See your doc.: If the pain is on the skin behind the ear, it could be a skin infection like impetigo, and may need antibiotics. If in the ear itself it may still be a bacterial infection, but would need further evaluation for antibiotics. Either way, go see your primary doc. ...Read more

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I have headache on left side and pulsating pain behind left ear. Can this be related to alcohol detox and taking acampprosate?

I have headache on left side and pulsating  pain behind left ear. Can this be related to alcohol detox and taking acampprosate?

Yes: Those could be adverse effects of acamprosate, but GI symptoms and mood problems are more common. More likely the symptoms may be realted to alcohol withdrawal. Have your prescribing doctor check you to be sure you're ok. ...Read more

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Swollen tonsills and ear pain? What is this also habe swlen glands in neck on left side and pain behind left ear like as swollen lymonode back behind my ear

Swollen tonsills and ear pain? What is this also habe swlen glands in neck on left side and pain behind left ear like as swollen lymonode back behind my ear

Tonsillitis.: You may have Tonsillitis., however it could be either bacterial or viral and treatment may be different depending on that . The swollen neck glands are your lymph glands trying to fight the infection. Please see your doctor. ...Read more