Doctor insights on: Sharp pain on outside of ear

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When I wake up I have a sharp pain in the ear I slept on for about 5 minutes.

When I wake up I have a sharp pain in the ear I slept on for about 5 minutes.

Ear pain: This could be TMJ syndrome due to grinding your teeth. Ask your dentist if he/she sees evidence of such. A night guard may be beneficial ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in your ear?

What causes sharp pain in your ear?

Ear, TMJ or?: Most common cause of non ear related ear pain is TMj. Can be a number of things, some minoir, some serious. Best place to start is ENT doc. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side head above ear?

Sharp pain on left side head above ear?

Neuralgia: Such sharp, jabbing pains in that area are often due to neuralgia which is an irritable superficial nerve. This is more of a nuisance than anything serious and usually resolves without any specific treatment. However if symptoms persist or worsen, see your physician for evaluation. ...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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What could cause or relieve pinna ear spasms (sharp pain)?

What could cause or relieve pinna ear spasms (sharp pain)?

Let me explain: Numerous conditions and problems can cause outer ear pain. According to the university of illinois medical center, ear pain can range from mild to severe, and is usually caused by conditions of the outer or middle ear.
Otitis externa (external ear infection).
Ear truma
ear canal blockage (wax).
The treatment is according to cause. ...Read more

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What could a sharp pain on the head behind the ear indicate?

What could a sharp pain on the head behind the ear indicate?

Several options: If the sharp pain is triggered by touching or wind blowing on the area it might be a neuralgia of the occipital or upper cervical nerves. If it just happens without an inciting event and is very brief then it may be difficult to elucidate a cause. Sometimes it can be from muscle spasms in the area. If the pain becomes more constant or ear symptoms develop then see ent. ...Read more

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Left ear sudden sharp pain, comes and goes in seconds, happen many times a day?

Left ear sudden sharp pain, comes and goes in seconds, happen many times a day?

? neuralgia: A very rare condition, "nervus intermedius neuralgia" can act this way, and if you have slight altered taste over the left side of your tongue, this may be the answer. However, these symptoms could be due to infection, periodic blocking of the eustachian tube, and even referred problems from the jaw (tmj). An exam may pinpoint the issues. ...Read more

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My eyesight goes completly black my ears start ringing really bad then I get a sharp pain in my head?

My eyesight goes completly black my ears start ringing really bad then I get a sharp pain in my head?

Ocular Migraine: Temporary vision loss part of the ocular migraine or ophthalmic (also called ocular) migraine. Patients have spasms of the arteries at supply the eye and get these symptoms and other temporary neurological problems. Temporary loss of blood flow causes temporary sight loss. If it persists or interferes with daily activities then go to your primary care doctor for an exam and treatment. ...Read more

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My ear still hurting even after using peroxide and now it's ringing and every so often I get a rush of a sharp pain.

My ear still hurting even after using peroxide and now it's ringing and every so often I get a rush of a sharp pain.

Ear: You need to see an ENT as soon as possible. Stop the peroxide and keep the ear dry for now when showering. Avoid ibuprofen which may make it ring more. ...Read more

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Once each day for the last three days I have experienced a sharp pain in the upper head above the right ear. The pain only lasts a minute or so.

Once each day for the last three days I have experienced a sharp pain in the upper head above the right ear. The pain only lasts a minute or so.

Unusual!: This is certainly unusual! A minute is a long time. If it is still there tomorrow, call your doc or get seen. If it gets worse, happens more frequently, or you have more symptoms get seen right away. ...Read more

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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 got a sharp pain in my ear when I swam today?

I got a sharp pain in my ear when I swam today?

OK if it goes away: My be as simple as ear wax but it persists beyond a couple of days an ENT doc should look at it. ...Read more

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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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There is a really sharp pain right inside my right ear?

See doctor: Someone needs to look inside your ear to see what is going on. You may have some inflammation, or if you put anything inside your ear, even a q-tip, you might have caused some injury. It's also possible you might be experiencing referred pain from another source. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a sharp pain in my ear please help?

Ear Pain: Too complicated of an issue as there are so many possible reasons between simmers ear, middle ear fluid, TMJ pain, eustachian tube dysfunction, acid reflux, cancer of the throat. The list goes on. You should see an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What can I do for sharp pain from back of left ear to sholder?

Could be: It could be a muscle related pain in which case moist heat and gentle stretching may help. Other wise I would suggest getting it diagnosed to make sure it is nothing more serious. I would see an ENT physician if your primary care physician can't help. ...Read more

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I have been having a sharp pain off and behind my left ear on top?

I have been having a sharp pain off and behind my left ear on top?

TMJ Disorder likely: It sounds like you are experiencing temporomadibular joint disorder. This disorder can come and go throughout a lifetime or become constant. Signs of tmd are pain in the jaw, ear aches, headaches, popping and clicking, and can cause your jaw to lock. This condition is usually brought on by stress, however can develop overtime if your dental bite is not properly aligned. I suggest a prosthodontist. ...Read more

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