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Sudden Sharp Pain Behind Ear
Sharp pain in bone behind ear that radiates down my jaw and in my neck was at the doctor the other day he said my ears look fine. What could this be?
Sinus, eust. tube: Ear pain does not have to come from the ear. A sinus infection could produce pus that runs across your eustachian tube and cause pain. The eustachian tube can be irritated or slightly swollen and feel full, causing what we call eustachian tube dysfunction. Throat problems can sometimes cause ear pain. Pain the the temporomandibular joint, when you chew, can cause ear pain. See an ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several options: If the sharp pain is triggered by touching or wind blowing on the area it might be a neuralgia of the occipital or upper cervical nerves. If it just happens without an inciting event and is very brief then it may be difficult to elucidate a cause. Sometimes it can be from muscle spasms in the area. If the pain becomes more constant or ear symptoms develop then see ent. ...Read more
I sometimes get a sharp pain behind my ear it hurts bad i don't know how to really discribe the pain?
I have a sharp pain above/behind my right ear and into the base of my head. Might this be caused by sinus problems too?
No: There are no sinuses in that area. ...Read more
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