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What Causes Pain Behind Left Ear
What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped. Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure
Headaches : Headaches and their causes can be complicated, difficult diagnoses to make. With your past history of diabetes and high blood pressure, you should make an appointment with your doctor for a complete evaluation as soon as possible. You doctor will take a thorough history and do a neurological evaluation to try and find out what is causing your symptoms. You may want to think about the answers to some of the questions they may ask you such as: - when did it start? - how often do they happen? - are they getting more frequent or more painful? - how long do they last? - what does the headache feel like and can you point to it? - does it occur around the same time at night or does it ever happen during the day? - what other symptoms do you have and when do they occur in regards to the headache? - have you had any big life changes? - how is your lifestyle? Are you getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising? - are you taking any medications? Do you drink caffeine and how much? Answering these questions may help your doctor figure out what is causing your headaches, whether it is a serious problem or not, and how to help you. Good luck! ...Read more
See dentist: With your anxiety, you may well be grinding your teeth at night/clenching throughout the day. This may lead to a throbbing pain behind one ear. There are also other potential causes as well including a blood vessel issue. First check with the dentist. If nothing found, then see your doctor who may consider a MRI at the area. A middle-ear infection can cause throbbing pain at the ear itself. ...Read more
Feeling dizzy for over a month. Have seen two ENTs. First said BPPV, other said Migraine Associated Vertigo. Sneezing causes it. Pain behind left ear.
Endolymphatic Hydrop: Since symptoms started or exacerbate with the trauma of sneezing, you may have secondary Endolymphatic hydrous (primary idiopathic is called Ménière’s disease). Sx are ear pressure, ringing, possible hearing loss & dizziness)This needs to be diagnosed by vestibular studies. If suspected, start on low salt diet, limit alcohol and caffein. ENT may start diuretics and antihistamine for sx control. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Shooting pain up from leftside skull base to behind left ear comes and goes. Can tight neck muscles cause? Any dangerous causes or ok to wait 2morrow
I often get pain behind left ear only, on and off randomly. Feels itchy & hurts, sometimes has 'crusty' build up. I try lotion/creams but doesn't help?
After clenching body during sex I have pain behind left ear and left side of head, 3 days now, dangerous? what happened?
Have sharp pain behind left ear at back/mid of head for past few days but today's worst. Pinched nerve? What could this be? Should i take a motrin?
You may need a good: A good doctor for the long haul is what you need in order to help you with your problems. I doubt that you have a pinched nerve. Tylenol is a good all purpose pain medicine. If it does not control your pain well, then you may take a Motrin but not for more than once or twice as it can cause ulcers in your stomach. So you will be best served by having a primary care doctor whom you can go and see. ...Read more
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