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Ear ache with sharp pain in left ear, moderate to severe in my 12 year old son who has history of surgery in left ear.

Ear ache with sharp pain in left ear, moderate to severe in my 12 year old son who has history of surgery in left ear.

Your question is???: Sounds like you need to have the kid seen by a doc. Severe pain in the ear could be an infection of the middle ear, or the ear drum itself or both. It might also be a canal infection. Occasionally jaw joint pain can show up as ear pain. With all the possibilities only a hands on exam can sort it out.

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What is sharp pain behind the left ear?

What is sharp pain behind the left ear?

Directly behind?: There are a set of lymph nodes that drain the scalp and the outer ear.... Or it could be an ear infection, or a scrape, or an ingrown hair... Have someone look at it to be sure.

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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.

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I just stared having a sharp pain in my left ear it comes and goes?

I just stared having a sharp pain in my left ear it comes and goes?

Otitis: Female, age unstated says, I just started having a sharp pain in my left ear it comes and goes? Ear Pain due to Ear infection, Otitis, can occur for no apparent reason but it is usually associated w Colds & stuffed up Nose, especially in toddlers and infants but Grandma and parents are welcome to share. Dusty air, cigarette Swimming, Air travel can also do it. Relieved fastest w Doctor's help

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Sharp pain behind left ear when turning head right?

Pain: This sounds like a muscular pain, possibly in the sternocleidomastoid muscle. I would try anti-inflammatories and warm compresses. If that does not help, see your doctor.

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What can I do for sharp pain from back of left ear to sholder?

Could be: It could be a muscle related pain in which case moist heat and gentle stretching may help. Other wise I would suggest getting it diagnosed to make sure it is nothing more serious. I would see an ENT physician if your primary care physician can't help.

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This morning with sharp pain in my left ear. I was wondering what could this be?

This morning with sharp pain in my left ear. I was wondering what could this be?

Left ear pain: If the pain is persistent or getting worse, you should get it checked right away. Ear pain may be ear -related or be referred to the ear from another location, like the back of the nose, throat, or area of the voice box.

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Sharp pain and burning in left ear comes and goes, worse in evening?

Sharp pain and burning in left ear comes and goes, worse in evening?

See a Doctor: The ear needs to be inspected to determine the cause. Could be wax or inflammation of the canal

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Hi since last night I started having sharp pain on my left ear internally. Its going and coming.

Ear pain: You may have an infection or fluid in your ear. Seek medical help to relieve your pain/and orinfection.

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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!

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I went swimming today. My left ear is muffled and I feel a sharp pain. It was perfectly fine prior to swimming. What can I do?

Otitis externa: It sounds like you have a condition known as otitis externa (commonly called swimmers ear). go to an urgent care clinic or your primary doc for evaluation (especially because you are having sharp ear pain).

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I'm getting this very rapid sharp pain near my left ear not in it but behind it. It's occurs every 10-15 seconds and feels like an electric shock?

I'm getting this very rapid sharp pain near my left ear not in it but behind it. It's occurs every 10-15 seconds and feels like an electric shock?

Could be...: Could be withdrawal from anti-depressant meds. Could be tension headaches. Could be trigeminal neuralgia. Could be cluster headache or migraine. Doesn't sound severe if that's all you have but would be good to talk to someone to get more details.

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Loud pulse sound next left ear also sharp pain felt under chin near neck, righ side.?

Loud pulse sound next left ear also sharp pain felt under chin near neck, righ side.?

Ear noise+chin pain: NajlaM~ the loud noise in the ear is most likely benign audible carotid pulsation because even mild calcification in the carotid will cause this. However, because of the pain beneath the right mandible, please see an MD to examine your submandibular salivary glands for swelling because blockage of duct with a stone (Whartons duct) to this gland could cause this. Thanks

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Sharp pain blw left ear, where meets jaw. Hurts if pressed. Not caused by mvmt. Any ideas what is causing it?

Sharp pain blw left ear, where meets jaw. Hurts if pressed. Not caused by mvmt. Any ideas what is causing it?

Ear pain: Musculoskeletal pain around the jaw can be painful anywhere around the ear. Sometimes this will radiate up into temple or down into neck. Treatment includes heat to area, soft diet, antiinflammatories, sometimes a muscle relaxant, and maybe a night guard for the teeth. Other structures in the area that can be tender would be the parotid gland or lymph nodes. See an otolaryngologist to assess.

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I am almost recovered from a cold and my right ear is blocked but my left ear is open. Whenever I move my head my left ear hurts with a sharp pain?

I am almost recovered from a cold and my right ear is blocked but my left ear is open. Whenever I move my head my left ear hurts with a sharp pain?

Take some decongestants like Sudafed: The opening of the eustachian tube is high up in the back of the throat at the level of the back of the nose. If you have a cold or a bad allergy eustachian tube can be somewhat sluggish and opening. It can vary from side to side because we are not actually symmetric. Usually the eustachian tube dysfunction does not resolve quickly

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Left ear intermittent sharp pain, happens many times a day. I have vasomotor rhinitis, just got over bad sinus attack. Will pain eventually go away?

Ear pain: Hello, I find it unlikely that your ear pain is coming from vasomotor rhinitis or sinusitis. Do you have pain to touch or pull on your outer ear? If so, you probably have otitis externa, a deeper pain may be an otitis media however that would be accompanied with a fever and you being ill. It may be a referred pain from your jaw. Best bet is to see your doctor.

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Sharp pain on left side (on top) of head-radiates around left eye and left ear?

Sharp pain on left side (on top) of head-radiates around left eye and left ear?

Have it checked out!: While scalp sensitivity radiating toward an eye or ear may seem benign, some possibilities are more risky and deserve a check up. Particularly, if there is a possibility of early shingles (a zoster virus flare) or a process called giant cell arteritis (or temporal arteritis) then time is of the essence. This is especially true with any changes in vision. Follow up with your primary or eye md.

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