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I have had a quick, sharp, stabbing pain on the right side of my head above and behind my right ear all day. It woke me up this morning.?

I have had a quick, sharp, stabbing pain on the right side of my head above and behind my right ear all day. It woke me up this morning.?

Cluster Headache: Anytime pain wakes you from sleep it should not be ignored. Your pain sounds vascular in nature however the stabbing nature and waking you from sleep could suggest something more serious (aneurysm). How often does this happen?
See your primary care Doc ASAP. Stay away from Alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, until you are checked out by a physician. ...Read more

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Last night my right ear lobe has stabbing pain and it hurt to swallow. Pain is worse when I move and the soreness is upper throat and behind sinus.?

Last night my right ear lobe has stabbing pain and it hurt to swallow. Pain is worse when I move and the soreness is upper throat and behind sinus.?

Whoa!!!!: Until proven otherwise, this is an infection. Like most infections your body is able to manage them with time. Your body will make anti-bodies to the infection, cause an inflammatory reaction to help cure the infection and with time get better. This is normal. If you feel like the normal course of events are not happening, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been getting a stabbing pain in my head above my right ear and I'm having trouble with the bottom left side of my vision which has lasted 15 mins?

I've been getting a stabbing pain in my head above my right ear and I'm having trouble with the bottom left side of my vision which has lasted 15 mins?

Quadrantanopsia: The visual system decussates in the optic chiasm, into right and left visual fields from the right and left eyes. Further reorganization occurs in the lateral geniculate nucleus of the thalamus. A visual field defect of the inferior left quadrant with severe headache pain on the right localizes at or near the right occipital lobe. An emergency ct and/or MRI is indicated. See a doctor asap please. ...Read more

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I had occasional stabbing pain at the right side of my head, a few inches above the ear, linking to the pain my right ear is experiencing. Why?

Ear infection?: What you describe sounds like an ear infection. It would be best to get an exam to figure out the diagnosis, but if you want to try to take care of this yourself try clearing your sinuses with a netti pot or antihistamines. That would open the tube that drains the ear. ...Read more

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The base of skull hurts & I have stabbing pain in my right ear. What could it be?

Neuralgia: You may have what is called neuralgia. There are medications (i.e., gabapentin, tegretol, etc.) to help this. You need to see your doctor for further testing such as ct or MRI just to make sure there is no tumor, etc. ...Read more

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I have a painful, soft lump on the side of my head above my right ear. It always aches and sometimes shoots stabbing pain. A CT showed nothing.?

I have a painful, soft lump on the side of my head above my right ear. It always aches and sometimes shoots stabbing pain. A CT showed nothing.?

Get diagnosis: Need to w/u. more clinical information. Mobile or immobile? . painful to palpation? Soft, or solid? Size changing? How long present? Trauma, infection? ...Read more

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I have a sharp stabbing pain in my right ear and a sore throat on right side?

I have a sharp stabbing pain in my right ear and a sore throat on right side?

Referred pain: The ear pain is most likely coming from the throat. The nerve supply to the ear is from a nerve that runs behind the tonsil. If there is a sore, (usually viral) in that area it can cause ear pain. This is caused referred otoalgia or "ear- pain". ...Read more

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Having pain behind right ear down right side neck for 2 days head pain to?

Having pain behind right ear down right side neck for 2 days head pain to?

Neck pain: It could be due to a strained muscle or due to muscular tension/ posture related. It could also mean an ear infection or something more sinister. It is difficult to tell without examination. See your doctor ...Read more

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Hit on head 2 days ago by piece of metal, have awful headache/lump on head and just woken up with pain behind right ear below the bone. Help?

Hit on head 2 days ago by piece of metal, have awful headache/lump on head and just woken up with pain behind right ear below the bone. Help?

Get evaluated: I would highly recommend going and getting evaluated with imaging to rule out a brain bleed with or without skull fracture. These can be rather insidious and come on slowly and then very suddenly and sometimes even cause death if not treated in a timely manner. Time is of the essence. ...Read more

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Anybody have pain behind right ear as a symptom of carotid artery disease?

Anybody have pain behind right ear as a symptom of carotid artery disease?

Very unusual: Typical carotid artery atherosclerotic disease causes stroke but no pain. In a the rare cases of carotid dissection patient can present with neck pain. ...Read more

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47 yo female I have pain behind right ear towards the temple and down neck pain comes an goes all day. Pain is bad I have hbp an tmj?

47 yo female I have pain behind right ear towards the temple and down neck pain comes an goes all day. Pain is bad I have hbp an tmj?

TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. TMJ syndrome may cause ear pain, ringing in the ears, jaw locking, jaw clicking and pain behind the ear, neck pain. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain expert for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Pain behind right ear to neck for 2 weeks with wax & poss. Fluid. Equal sloping hi-freq. Mod. Loss in each ear worsening for 1.5 yrs. Eye & leg issues?

Pain behind right ear to neck for 2 weeks with wax & poss. Fluid. Equal sloping hi-freq. Mod. Loss in each ear worsening for 1.5 yrs. Eye & leg issues?

Ext otitis: See PMD. Depending on eval, treatment will resolve issues. At your age, herpes infection can combine ear eye issues....may be remotely possible. ...Read more

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What can cause pain behind right ear that radiates down neck into arm? Pain increases with inhaling and stops when holding breath. No cold symptoms.

Radiculopathy: Pain that radiates down the arm can reflect a cervical radiculopathy (shooting pains due to a pinched nerve in the cervical spine). I'm not sure what to make of the association with breathing, although conceivably a pancoast tumor (a tumor a the top of the lungs) could cause the constellation of symptoms you describe. A tumor would be very rare, but see your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Does a CT scan rule out brain aneurysm? 6 months pain behind right ear and upper neck with dizziness/blurred vision. CT normal. What to do next?

Does a CT scan rule out brain aneurysm? 6 months pain behind right ear and upper neck with dizziness/blurred vision. CT normal. What to do next?

No: A brain aneurysm is a vascular structure that will not be detected by a plain CT scan. You would need to have an MRI/MRa. I suggest you see a neurologist for your symptoms and then get the appropriate test he/she orders. ...Read more

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Scab behind right ear won't heal?

Needs to be checked: We can not tell you what to do except to advice you to make an appointment with your GP and get it checked. We don't know how it started and how long it has been and what treatment if any you received, Get it checked ...Read more

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Hard painless lump behind right ear. What could this be?

Hard painless lump behind right ear. What could this be?

Need exam: Can't tell from here. You need to see a doctor as this could be a problem needing attention. ...Read more

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Lump behind right ear, med. Sized, kind of hurts to touch. What could be cause?

Lymph node or cyst: Puffin, somethimg is imfected there. Have the ear and scalp examined. ...Read more

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Pressure behind right ear and periodically at base of neck. No injuries so I'm not sure what it could be.?

Pressure behind right ear and periodically at base of neck. No injuries so I'm not sure what it could be.?

Pain behind ear: Pain could be due to a number of things any recent straining or lifting heavy objects? How much do you weigh? Are you a smoker or have diabetes? Do you feel any mass/lump in those areas? The answers can help us determine if you have anything from just muscle strain to cancer. so consult with us to help you get answers to your concerns. ...Read more

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Severe pain in ba k of head behind right ear?

See doctor: For an evaluation. If it is severe go to ER. ...Read more

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Tingling behind right ear in an approximately one inch wide & four inch long area?

Tingling behind right ear in an approximately one inch wide & four inch long area?

Pain?: Hard to nail down the cause with limited information, but one thought is early shingles. If there is (or soon is) a rash in the area and if the skin is tender or painful to touch, this is something to consider. If its getting worse, i'd see the doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hard lump behind right ear. Right ear sticks out further them left ear.

Hard lump behind right ear. Right ear sticks out further them left ear.

Probable node: Could be a lymph node or salivary gland tumor pushing the ear forward. If there is fever, tenderness pain and swelling behind the ear, hearing loss, ear drainage I would be concerned about infection in the mastoid bone which needs urgent assessment. If these latter symptoms then needs urgent attention. If not and the bump persists>2-3 weeks then see ent. ...Read more

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My two year old has a lump behind right ear no pain should I be worried?

My two year old has a lump behind right ear no pain should I be worried?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Ny baby has a small loose pea shape lump behind right ear under skin. She is healthy overall. Curious.?

Ny baby has a small loose pea shape lump behind right ear under skin. She is healthy overall. Curious.?

Lymph node: This is most likely a normal lymph node. There are dozens located at different sites around the head & neck & noticed because they are not buried deep in tissues or muscles like they are in the rest of the body. When stimulated by bug bites, skin irritation, vaccines or various infections they will enlarge for several weeks before returning to their resting size. ...Read more