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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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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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Ear pain left side. Pain accompanied by shooting aching shoulder pain. Can ear ache radiate like that?

Ear pain left side. Pain accompanied by shooting aching shoulder pain. Can ear ache radiate like that?

Not typical: This sounds a little atypical. I would recommend an assessment by the doctor to figure out what is going on. An exam in this case may help figure out the diagnosis ...Read more

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Facial pain, headaches, ear pain,and behind ear pain?

Facial pain, headaches, ear pain,and behind ear pain?

See OFP specialist: Orofacial Pain specialists are dedicated exclusively to the treatment of orofacial pain, TMJ pain, jaw pain, facial pain, bruxism and TMJ disorders. Find a doctor close to where you live or work. ...Read more

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Sharp nerve like pain behind knee?

Sharp nerve like pain behind knee?

See doctor: There are a number of things he can cause pain like that from knee joint problems to vascular problems. I would get into see a regular doctor or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Sharp pain behind my right eye?

Sharp pain behind my right eye?

Many things: Eye pain could be caused by many different things that range in severity, including pink eye, inflammation, glaucoma, burns, etc. You should see a doctor immediately! you want to prevent damage in order to avoid any sort of vision loss. ...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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My left ear is hurting stabbing pain?

My left ear is hurting stabbing pain?

Multiple things.: Could be a pierced tympanic membrane from a qtip maybe or it could be an infection even or foreign body. You should see your provider to have your ear checked and an appropriate physical exam. ...Read more

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Pulsatile tinnitus, recent stabbing pain in inner ear right side, right side face pain, lightheaded, right side neck pain. Possible causes?

Pulsatile tinnitus, recent stabbing pain in inner ear right side, right side face pain, lightheaded, right side neck pain. Possible causes?

See an ENT: There are many possible causes of these types of symptoms. TMJ dysfunction, carotid stenosis and ear infection, just to name a few. However, pulsatile tinnitus mandates a medical investigation with radiological tests as well as blood-work. See an ENT for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dull ache pain behind eyes..Sometimes near temples...Possible causes?

Dull ache pain behind eyes..Sometimes near temples...Possible causes?

Decongestant : Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in middle left back side?

Middle left: There are many causes of one sided back pain: localized muscle strain with spasm, facet joint irritation/inflammation is your most likely cause. The facet joints is the site where the vertebral body meet in your back. We ften recommend, rest, antiinflam meds, pt and it pain persist diagnositc and therapeutic facet injections/cortisone. May need MRI and consult with pain physician. ...Read more

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Jaw pain ear pain sharp pains in my head pain infront of ear pain around ear ED swelling infront of ear and under eye pain in nec what could that be?

Jaw pain ear pain sharp pains in my head pain infront of ear pain around ear ED swelling infront of ear and under eye pain in nec what could that be?

Temperal Arteritis: Hello, you should be evaluated by a doctor ASAP (ER or Urgent Care now!). The worse case scenario would be an inflammation of a large artery in the area you describe and the need for immediate treatment with steroid pills. You would need follow up with an ENT doctor to be further evaluated. They might even biopsy the blood vessel. You could also have some other infection worth treating. ...Read more

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Left ear pain and clogged sensation, pain/drum pops when burping, jaw pain near left ear and congestion. internist saw no ear infection. Ideas? Help!

Left ear pain and clogged sensation, pain/drum pops when burping, jaw pain near left ear and congestion. internist saw no ear infection.  Ideas? Help!

Ear pain: It is possible that you have a TMJ problem or an ear problem. An ENT can evaluate you ear and sinuses and a dentist or oral surgeon can evaluate your TMJ. ...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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Random sharp ear pain?

Neuritic pain: Sharp stabbing pain in the ear is rarely the result of ear infection which is persistent pain associated with hearing loss. Two possible reasons could be firing off of nerves that innervate the region of the ear (trigeminal neuralgia) or the pain may be arising from structures around the ear as the jaw joint or the muscles of mastication. ...Read more

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Sharp come and go pain behind ears mainly right ear?

Sharp come and go pain behind ears mainly right ear?

I'm not sure, but...: The mastoid bones are directly behind the ears and could become inflamed/infected from severe ear infections. Sometimes they even had to be removed, although this was much more of a problem in the past. There are also lymph nodes in the area behind ears and back of scalp. They can swell from infection, insect bites, and other causes. They could then cause pain. ...Read more