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What can cause chronic sudden sharp ear pain with no infection?

What can cause chronic sudden sharp ear pain with no infection?

Ear pain: Recurrent fluid in the ears can cause it. However, since this is a chronic problem, he should be seen by a specialist- ENT doctor to evaluate for other problems. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp left ear pain that is brief and random.?

Sudden sharp left ear pain that is brief and random.?

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

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Diagnosed with sinus infection. Sudden sharp left ear pain that comes and goes started after appointment. What is the cause?

Diagnosed with sinus infection. Sudden sharp left ear pain that comes and goes started after appointment. What is the cause?

Have doctor recheck: Your ears. The antibiotic used for sinus infections also treats ear infections, but if the pain doesn't get better in a day or 2, go back to the doctor. Meanwhile, take some ibuprofen or acetaminophen. ...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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What causes sharp ear pain?

What causes sharp ear pain?

See below: The cause may be an inner ear infection, an infection of the ear canal, etc. ...Read more

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Left ear sudden sharp pain, comes and goes in seconds, happen many times a day?

Left ear sudden sharp pain, comes and goes in seconds, happen many times a day?

? neuralgia: A very rare condition, "nervus intermedius neuralgia" can act this way, and if you have slight altered taste over the left side of your tongue, this may be the answer. However, these symptoms could be due to infection, periodic blocking of the eustachian tube, and even referred problems from the jaw (tmj). An exam may pinpoint the issues. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp ear pain for seemingly no reason?

What could cause sharp ear pain for seemingly no reason?

TMD: You may have temporal mandibular joint dysfunction. Have it evaluated by a dentist to determine the cause. It may be due to sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Sharp intermittent ear pain. ... Dr said saw inflammation when checked. What can this mean?

Sharp intermittent ear pain. ... Dr said saw inflammation when checked. What can this mean?

IRRITATION: inflammation is different than infection

inflammation is irritation that could go away by itself.

is different from infection which needs antibiotic to go away. ...Read more

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Random, sharp ear pain, sometimes accompanied by ringing in the ear. Do you know why this happens?

Many causes: The ear pain can be from your ear or from structures around your ear. Ear causes of ear pain are accompanied by fluid coming out of your ears or hearing loss. Ear pain from surrounding structures include sore throat, your tmj, etc. You need to be examined to rule in or rule out an ear cause of ear pain. ...Read more

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Hey sorry its late but I need some answers, for a little over a year and a half I have had sharp excruciating inner ear pain that comes and goes?

Hey sorry its late but I need some answers, for a little over a year and a half I have had sharp excruciating inner ear pain that comes and goes?

Needs to be checked: It is very difficult for us to answer what has been causing sharp excruciating pain in your ear for more than a year
You need to consult an ENT Specialist who will take a detailed history like what other if any symptoms are and if there is hearing loss.history of wax build up. Past history of any ENT problems etc. And a thorough exam of your ear, nose and throat to find the cause
Don't waste time ...Read more

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What are the causes of sharp ear pain and fluid in ears?

Ear infection: A swimmer's ear will cause sharp ear pain and drainage of fluid. A middle ear infection with a tympanic membrane perforation will also produce that. ...Read more

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What causes sharp ear pain and feeling of fluid in ears?

What causes sharp ear pain and feeling of fluid in ears?

Prob not ear: It is possible your pain may be referred by something else such as your jaw or teeth. If your ear is ok then I would focus on your jaw as a cause. Soft diet, ice, antiinflammatory medications and see your dentist. It is rare for pain caused by the ear to come and go. ...Read more

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Have ear pain which feels sharp in my left ear. It has felt pressurized the last couple of days but can usually pop it. What should I do to fix it?

Have ear pain which feels sharp in my left ear. It has felt pressurized the last couple of days but can usually pop it. What should I do to fix it?

Further evaluation: You need to see your doctor to ensure its not a infection. You doctor can take a look in your ear and if needed place you on antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been having ear pain since I woke up. It is in the left ear and its a very sharp pain. I don't know if I should get checked out or now.

Hello, I have been having ear pain since I woke up. It is in the left ear and its a very sharp pain. I don't know if I should get checked out or now.

If: It doesn't go away within 24-48 hours, you can't hear out of the ear, or you can no longer tolerate the pain, see your doctor. Try tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for the pain. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Sharp Inner ear pain primarily right side wake me up, goes up to head. Never happened before. Wear headphone to sleep every night never had problem.?

Sharp Inner ear pain primarily right side wake me up, goes up to head. Never happened before. Wear headphone to sleep every night never had problem.?

?: I have several questions. This could be an infection in the ear canal, but without further information cannot answer accurately. You should see your PCP or if you prefer a Virtual Consult. Healthtap. Com/DrJones Concierge Keycode YVCZAZ. ...Read more

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Mildly sharp ear pain comes and goes from possible wax impaction. Can't see doc til ties anything to suggest for pain controll until then?

Mildly sharp ear pain comes and goes from possible wax impaction. Can't see doc til ties anything to suggest for pain controll until then?

Ear pain: Ear pain can be one of the most difficult and elusive things to diagnose, because everything in your head and neck region can send pain to your ears. That being said, most commonly it is something related to the ear. I would start with Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, and if worsens seek treatment from an urgent care or emergency room as you see fit. If it is just wax, then you should be fine until Tuesday. ...Read more

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I had grommets inserted when I was 5 three times and now as a adult I get sharp inner ear pain that usually last to a minute. Is this normal?

Not from the tubes: Very unlikely the ear pain you are getting has anything to do with the tubes you had as a child. Most like cause is strain of the tempromandibulr joint (tmj). Try motrin, soft diet for a week and don't chew gum, ice, etc. Try to chew opposite the side that hurts. If this doesn't work, see your physician. ...Read more

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For two days now almost three I been gettn severe/sharp pains behind my ear all behind my ear pain goes up my head comes n goes hurts. Help please.?

Likely a variant of: You need to be evaluated. Likely what is called trigeminal -autonomic neuralgia for which medications like Lyrica (pregabalin) could work. Sometimes naprosyn works. Rarely is this a presentation of bell's palsy, but you would have facial weakness by now. Also an ear infection (otitis media) should be ruled out. ...Read more

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What is it? I had a popping sound and sharp ear pain after using sinus rinse

What is it? I had a popping sound and sharp ear pain after using sinus rinse

Ok, if pain gone.: What has probably happened is that When you use the sinus rinse you may have used slightly too much pressure. This can sometimes force salt water up to your eustachian tube and up into your middle ear. This is not uncommon. Also, if your eustachian tube was blocked the salt water could have reduced some of the swelling around the opening and help you relieve pressure in your from your middle ear. ...Read more

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Sharp intermittent left ear pain for past 4, 5 months now. No fever. What can this be?

Sharp intermittent left ear pain for past 4, 5 months now. No fever. What can this be?

Ear pain: F/u with ENT could be middle ear effusion, wax, eustachian tube dysfunction, a vestibular tumor, or even vascular /carotid disease F/u with ENT ...Read more

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I had flu like symptoms and now I have sharp shooting ear pain. What might this be and how can I cope with it?

Ear pain: Ear pain could be ear infection, increased pressure due to sinus congestion, or just fluid behind the ear drum. To know for sure, you need to get it looked at. If it's infection you may need antibiotics. Pressure and fluid can be helped with decongestants, nasal saline to relieve sinus congestion, and ibuprofen to help the pain. A heating pad may also provide some relief. ...Read more

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Hi, I am experiencing sharp inner ear pain woke up with liquid from ear can I wait to go to dr on monday or urgent care today?

Hi, I am experiencing sharp inner ear pain woke up with liquid from ear can I wait to go to dr on monday or urgent care today?

Urgent care today: A more serious possibility - you might have suffered a rupture of the tympanic membrane. Otoscopic exam and appropriate treatment (steroids, antibiotics, etc.) is important at minimizing potential long-term hearing deficits. ...Read more

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I have this pain in my right side of my head just above my right ear. Sudden sharp pain and goes away but constant dull pain. Tender to touch.

Neuralgia: Is a condition where there is inflammation of a local nerve on top of the scalp. This inflammation can be sharp, but constant dull pain can be caused by similar process in a more minor branch of the same nerve. The scalp tenderness is classic for this kind of pain. Please visit a pain specialist or family physician for treatment of neuralgia. ...Read more

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I experience some sharp ear pain when I yawn or open my mouth. What could be the causes of this? Probable TMJ.

I experience some sharp ear pain when I yawn or open my mouth. What could be the causes of this? Probable TMJ.

Yes: It sounds like a TMD\TMJoint issue. An evaluation to determine the cause and early intervention with appropriate treatment, if necessary, will prevent more serious problems over time. ...Read more

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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