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Sudden Ear Pain
Ear pain left side. Pain accompanied by shooting aching shoulder pain. Can ear ache radiate like that?
Maybe not: Sudden ear pain is often due to pressure in the middle ear changing the position of the eardrum. For example, rapid descent in an airplane will cause the eardrum to be sucked in towards the middle ear, and causes pain. Infected pus fluid in the middle air space will force the eardrum outwards and cause pain. A doctor needs to examine a painful ear quite soon, in case there is a serious problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Experiencing sinus pain/he aches, neck pain, vision issues, extreme sleepiness. Right side eye pain and ear pain. Ear feels full or stuffy. Ideas?
Possibly migraine: you are having a migraine issue. The ear pain may be from teeth clenching or grinding partly related to your anxiety or less likely an inner ear infection. You need to talk to your doctor and get examined. Glaucoma should be ruled out as the cause for the eye pain- get the eye pressure checked since it may lead to permanent loss in vision if left untreated. Good luck. ...Read more
Sudden sharp shooting jaw joint pain radiating to the ear and felling of blocked ear. All from bruxing?
TMJ: This sounds like TMJ (tempromandibular joint) pain. This joint is where the lower jaw moves with the upper jaw - in front of the ear. People can grind this joint with eating or with stress. There is mal-alignment. This is called bruxism - grinding, gnashing or clenching your jaw. Some do this at night. The use of a jaw guard at night can help put the jaw into appropriate alignment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Jaw pain pain infront of ear pain im ear sharp pain running up the side of my head and toothache neck pain Tmj? Or somethng serious?
Right ear infection 8/25.On antibiotic since.Have slight ear pain and headache.loud ringing/muffled sound. Pain behind eyes. Left ear craclking.
Sudden ear pain, loud ringing, intensified in hours, fluid movmnt when pops causing icrutiating pain, sore neck, lymph nodes, mucus, becoming intolerable?
See doc asap: That kind of sudden intese pain along with reaction in lymph nodes is a history that suggest possible ear infection. In any even the pain is screaming - go get it seen! you may need some antibiotics or done some injury to the ear that got infected. This is not something for self treatment without a medical exam. See your doc or go to an urgent care center. This can get worse without treatment. ...Read more
Ear infection: Without knowing anything more or able to perform a physical exam, your symptoms are suggestive of acute ear infection. Try decongestant and auto-insufflation maneuver to "pop" ears. if no relieve or symptoms worsening, you may need medical decongestion and antibiotics. ear infection or inflammation can cause tinnitus, headache and decreased hearing. When its one-sided, its better to see ENT. ...Read more
ENT eval: This combo of symptoms requires a careful clinic assessment by ENT exam and an audiogram (hearing test), then an MRI per judgement of the ENT. Vertigo and headache are common, ear numbness is rare, but like much more common ear pain can be the result of a problem involving one of several cranial and cervical nerves. Your ear numbness is most worrisome symptom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Although you: are young - this still should prompt emergency medical evaluation to rule out a cardiac event. ...Read more
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 fluid: The fluid in your ear can cause pressure and pain. It is more likely to cause pain if it is infected. To remove the fluid your physician would first identify and treat any potential causes such as infection before trying medications and finally potential drainage. Partner with your physician to work on solving this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Couple thots: You may be experiencing pain primarily within the temporomandibular joint (tmj syndrome), that is referred to the ear. A dental eval may help to confirm. A rare condition called "nervous intermedius neuralgia" typically causes intense pain lasting several minutes to hours, and can be confirmed if loss of taste on the same side. An ENT doc may help with this. Mastoid problems may be considered. ...Read more
Migraine: is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain. This condition must be professionally managed. Often use of Excedrin will lead to medication overuse headache. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation to avoid unnecessary future pain and suffering. ...Read more