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Stabbing Pain In Head Behind Ear
Had ear infection tht spread, jaw cldnt open & stabbing pain in head behind infected ear. Pain in head has returned months later. Shld I b concerned?
See you PCP: Always pay attention to a new or recurrent/worsening pain. This could be a recurrent infection or mechanical damage from the previous infection. Or maybe you are grinding your teeth at night. A quick look in your ear and exam of the jaw and teeth should go a long way to ruling out these possibilities. It is always better to have things evaluated early BEFORE they have a chance to spread. ...Read more
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
Having severe ear pain (4 days) deep inside & behind ear into neck. No drainage, sharp/stabbing pain, worse if laying down. What can I do for relief?
Need an exam:
It's possible you have an infection in the ear canal or behind the ear drum. However your symptoms are somewhat atypical for these causes. It's possible the source of your pain is somewhere else in the in the pharynx and is being "referred" to the ear area. You need to see your physician as soon as possible. If the cause isn't apparent you need to see an ENT specialist.
Get well soon ...Read more
I have migraine-like stabbing pain and headaches in the front and sides of my head, behind my ears and eyes as well. Could I have cluster headaches?
Possibly migraine: Cluster headaches are severe type of headaches which often occur in middle of the night and affect men a lot more commonly compared to females. The pain in migraines can be as severe, but is often longer lasting. The head pain in cluster headaches is often accompanied by eye redness, etc. Consult your primary physician as soon as possible. ...Read more
Burning tingling sensation in face, dizziness sharp stabbing pain in head neck pain stabbing pain in ear cold sensations all on right side of head?
Can B due 2 facial-: -nerve in origin. It just appears in some people 4no reason. It an inflammation of the nerve, & best 2 C an ENT. 2 B sure there is no treatable process. If none, meds like Lyrica (pregabalin) & Neurontin can B of help, also Cymbalta is often tried. All have an effect on pain pathways. Goes by name of Trigeminal Neuralgia. ...Read more
Stabbing pain in head when I move my head or eyes. I know I have Chiari Malformation/ not decompressed. When should I go to ER? I can smile even so far
Go to ER: You need to be examined just to be sure that there is nothing serious. Aside from that, you do need some relief in your pain. ...Read more
Can lum punc. Headaches be tension ha on top of head with burning stabbing pain? Temples tense too had mine 6 days ago, no symptoms for 4 d only now.
I have had a bad headache for three days. A stabbing pain that comes every few minutes. Located right top if head. Same spot. Very painful! ?
About 3 weeks ago I hit my head barely. This week I had a headache all day on monday in that exact location, now its a stabbing pain on and off. Bad?
No relation: Hard to imagine how minor head bump can cause pain 3 weeks later. If persists, see doctor. ...Read more
Sharp stabbing pain at top right of head, BP at 130/80, period in 10 to 11 days. Had headaches last month around same time before period. Shld I wory?
I get a sharp stabbing pain in my head that last for 10 secounds to a minute when I laugh hard or cough hard followed by a severe headache?
For the last 2 days every time I move my head lower then shoulder height I get a sharp pain at the base of my skull and when I stand up I get a headache. Once I have the headache and I drop my head to below shoulder height I get the stabbing pain and the
Worth a check: May need X-ray to check for instability in your neck area. ...Read more
Since yesterday I've been getting this sharp stabbing pain to the left side of my head that turned into a real bad headache what would be wrong with m?
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.?
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
I keep getting a stabbing/shooting pain in my right ear and a burning pain in my head at the back behind ear but a bit further round. Its not constant?
Eval: This warrants medical evaluation by either your personal physician or an otolaryngologist. Take care. ...Read more
I was punched in the side of the head. Had aweful headache for 8 hrs &now massive bruise and swreling on ear& bruise behind ear. Nauseous. Head sore 2?
I got an achy burn feeling on left cheek, a tender spot near the left ear and behind it. No stabbing pain but constant dull. 2 days now. What is this
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
I am experiencing a sharp stabbing pain on the left side of my head and behind my eye that last for a few seconds and then goes away. What should I do?
Left side head pain: One sided head pain behind one's eye could be migraine. But you should see a physician and get a medical diagnosis as it could be a medical condition that requires treatment or further diagnostic evaluation. If it is migraine, stress management therapy, biofeedback and/or medication are treatment possibilities. ...Read more
Brief, severe stabbing pain on outside of head for a few seconds just behind right temple. Happened 3 times with about 1-2 mins in between each.?
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
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
I have been having a stabbing pain in my head about four inches above my ear. The pain comes and goes every1-2 min. It has been five days.
Head pain: These symtms should be evaluated at an ER due to their severity and frequency.-Get checked today if possibleASAP!! ...Read more
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?
Symptoms :knot behind ear size of quarter, headaches every day, slurring speech, mind in a fog. Hormone imbalance don't know if related. What is this?
On the left side of my head above my left ear, I get sharp stabbing pain then my eyes on the left goes burry?
ER/UC- now: Any unexplained head pain with associated visual changes, should be immediately evaluated. Do not ignore these symptoms. ...Read more