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Right behind my right ear right on the bone has been tender. When I press in the area, a sharp pain shoots up my head. What could it be?

Right behind my right ear right on the bone has been tender. When I press in the area, a sharp pain shoots up my head. What could it be?

Occipital mastoid : bone tenderness may indicate outer ear or occipital lymph nodes involvement if there's also mild swelling. If no swelling then it could be a normal finding, as long as there's no inflammation present locally around the area. Pain is important to discuss with your doctor. If mild tenderness only, watch that area, and call your doctor.If it doesn't improve, call your Doctor for further examination. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Sharp pain in bone behind ear that radiates down my jaw and in my neck was at the doctor the other day he said my ears look fine. What could this be?

Sharp pain in bone behind ear that radiates down my jaw and in my neck was at the doctor the other day he said my ears look fine. What could this be?

Sinus, eust. tube: Ear pain does not have to come from the ear. A sinus infection could produce pus that runs across your eustachian tube and cause pain. The eustachian tube can be irritated or slightly swollen and feel full, causing what we call eustachian tube dysfunction. Throat problems can sometimes cause ear pain. Pain the the temporomandibular joint, when you chew, can cause ear pain. See an ent. ...Read more

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Twisting sharp pain on left side of chest, occasional shooting pain in pelvic bone, pain in right ear. Possible causes? Type of doc to start with?

Twisting sharp pain on left side of chest, occasional shooting pain in pelvic bone, pain in right ear. Possible causes? Type of doc to start with?

Primary care: General medical problems are best addressed first by your family doctor, usually a specialist in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine. Many women see a specialist in Ob-Gyne as their primary care physician. If the primary care doctor sees a reason to consult a specialist based on their evaluation or testing, they will send you to the appropriate doctors! ...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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I get sharp pain from my temple an jaw bone an also a sharp ear ache is it a ear infection?

I get sharp pain from my temple an jaw bone an also a sharp ear ache is it a ear infection?

Get ear examined : Sharp temple pain involving ear may be due to multiple causes, but infection in the ENT region needs to be rules out first. Tension and ,Migraine Headaches along with high blood pressure could contribute to temple pain. Temple arteritis needs to be considered if common causes are ruled out and if still symptomatic. ...Read more

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My mastoid bones been hurting for a while...My ear is ok, no plane.Trip, i do.Chew.Gum all the time. Could this pain mean something serious?

My mastoid bones been hurting for a while...My ear is ok, no plane.Trip, i do.Chew.Gum all the time. Could this pain mean something serious?

TMJ dysfunction: The muscles and ligaments that cause your jaw to move are not working smoothly. Stop chewing gum. This is a major source of TMJ dysfunction. Eat softer foods next 2-3 weeks. Apply moist heat to the joint area. Stress plays a big role in triggering TMJ problems. Find activities to help reduce your stress level. See your dentist for more detailed help. ...Read more

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I got my lower right wisdom tooth removed 9 days ago , but the last 4 days I have had sharp piercing pains in my cheek bone and my ear. ?

I got my lower right wisdom tooth removed 9 days ago , but the last 4 days I have had sharp piercing pains in my cheek bone and my ear. ?

Post Op: Go back to the dentist who removed your wisdom tooth for a follow up post op evaluation. Your symptoms may or may not be related to the removal of your wisdom tooth. If it isn't, a General Dentist can determine what's causing the pain and what best to do about it. ...Read more

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Sharp pain behind my ear?

Sharp pain behind my ear?

Ear pain: Does it radiate? Only one side? Any facial symptoms? If just behind left ear, could be ear infection, nerve pain as it is usually sharp, TMJ problem , or even trigrminal nerve problem. Try rest, if progresses, seek eval. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on the right side of my neck going up to just below my ear. What could cause this?

I have a sharp pain on the right side of my neck going up to just  below my ear.  What could cause this?

Muscular pain: You could be having muscle pain due to posture or inadequate sleep or some other reason; try warm application over neck and temples for a few minutes (5-7 minutes) and see if it helps. You will most likely benefit from tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. If it doesnt improve, contact your pcp. ...Read more

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