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Sharp Shooting Pain In Ear And Head
Unknown reason: Check with your doc ASAP. No reason to wait. ...Read more
Mild sore throat, sharp shooting pain in ear and swollen lymph node. All on the right side. No noted fever. Dull throbbing headache at times.
Prickly sensation left ear off & on, feels like something moving in it. Sometimes same feeling on outside of ear too. Off & on shooting pain in ear.
Possible TMJ/TMD: Many TMJ disorder patients report having ear problems along with other common TMJ disorder signs. See an ENT for a professional opinion and diagnosis. ...Read more
Hello, I am a 48 year old female. 3 weeks ago I had an intense earache in my left ear. I also physically could not lay on it as well as shooting pain. My MD although no sign of fluid thought perhaps I had a sinus infection and prescribed an antibiotic. N
Earache: What you are describing is quite common. If your ear drum looked pretty normal, it isn't likely you have an ear infection. A sinus infection could cause ear pain, but you would also expect to have nasal congestion, facial pressure and/or pain as well as nasal discharge. You are more likely suffering from pain in your jaw joint. To make sure, you should really have an exam by an ear specialist. ...Read more
I'm experiencing sharp shooting pain on the right side of my head behind my ear. No relief with Exedrin taken an hour and a half ago. What can I do?
Occipital neuralgia?: You may be experiencing occipital neuralgia on right side of scalp. Excedrin will provide no benefit in this situation, but local occipital nerve block may help. Alternatively, drugs such as gabapentin, Grailse, or Lyrica (pregabalin) might be useful. See your physician and get this further evaluated. ...Read more
The whole left side of my face has been sensitive for about a week. I get a shooting, sharp pain on my outer ear and head behind my ear. What's wrong?
What type of doctor should I see for a sharp, shooting pain on the back of my head behind my right ear?
Shooting pain: See your regular family doctor for an examination to sort out the cause of your shooting pain. The pain could be coming from your head or neck area or from the ear. ...Read more
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
I woke up with a sharp shooting pain in my left ear. Noticed that there was a bloody discharge. Very itchy inside my ear. What could this be?
Bloody ear: You might have traumatized the ear canal/drum causing the bleeding. Check it out with your doctor. ...Read more
All on my left side, the top of my scalp is very tender to touch and I'm getting sharp shooting pain in the top to middle of my ear. I'm also feeling?
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
It is a sharp shooting pain lasting seconds on the outer ear. No hearing loss. Comes and goes for several days every few months. I have tried paracetamol and naproxen?
Need ent evaluation: You need to get an evaluation. You can start with your physician and see ENT. If you need more specialized evakuation and therapy see a neuro-otologist ...Read more
I was just laying in bed when all of a sudden I got a very painful sharp shooting pain through my head and went dizzy. It lasted 5 mins. Is this bad?
Maybe: I would see a physician to rule out something serious. ...Read more
Ice pick: If they are fairly brief, then it sounds more like "ice pick head pains". There is a new name for them--that's the old name. They come, they go. They tend to happen in clusters. ...Read more
What causes sharp/shooting pain right said of head (4days)? And popping sensation in neck (left) this sensation happened twice only lasted 1-2sec?
Radiculopathy?: Be careful because your cervical intervertebral disc might be unstable. ...Read more