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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

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What could cause extreme pain at the base of the skull on the right side?

What could cause extreme pain at the base of the skull on the right side?

Muscle or headache.: Neck strains - from poor posture, whiplash or vigorous exercise can cause muscle strains that you feel at the base of the skull (that's where some neck muscles attach). Certain types of headaches can do this as well. I'd try some Ibuprofen or alleve and see if it improves. If you start having blurry or double vision, nausea, or fevers, i'd see your doctor right away! cheers! ...Read more

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Extreme pain base of skull left side between war and spine, travels down neck. began after throwing up and fever but both of those stopped?

Extreme pain base of skull left side between war and spine, travels down neck. began after throwing up and fever but both of those stopped?

Could be: Irritation of trapezius muscle, which attaches at the base of the skull right where your symptoms are. Try ice packs for a day or so, and maybe an anti inflammatory like advil once or twice, if doesn't improve, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Extreme pain in right cheek, teeth, eyebrow, top of skull and back of neck right side only, pain lasts 7 mins and keeps coming back had 2 days now.

Extreme pain in right cheek, teeth, eyebrow, top of skull and back of neck right side only, pain lasts 7 mins and keeps coming back had 2 days now.

TMJ dysfunction: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, earache, sinus pain, eye pain, neck pain and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Extreme sore throat on right side.hurts to turn head. We I speak I almost vomit.got flu shot Wed. in extreme pain.

Extreme sore throat on right side.hurts to turn head. We I speak I almost vomit.got flu shot Wed. in extreme pain.

Go to ER: It is possible that you are developing an abscess on or behind your tonsil. You need to see a doctor ASAP. Not related to the flu shot. ...Read more

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I have inflammatory and extreme pain intermittently on the left side of my head?

I have inflammatory and extreme pain intermittently on the left side of my head?

Left Side Head Pain: Where in the left side of your head are you noticing these intermittent symptoms? Do you take blood pressure medicines? Any family history of stroke or other brain disorders? Any involvement with your vision? Dizziness? Vertigo? Could be dealing with migraines vs occipital neuralgia (greater & lesser nerves run from base of skull near ear to the top of the head. Pair on both sides of the head.) ...Read more

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What can cause extreme pain when applying some pressure to the head of the clavicle?

What can cause extreme pain when applying some pressure to the head of the clavicle?

Inflammation: Inflammation around the shoulder joint May be present. Avoid exercising or repetitive motions of the shoulder,try cold applications or heat,and if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen may help.See your physician if tenderness persists. ...Read more

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I am 27 yrs old I have extreme pain, tingling and numbness only in my left side from the top of my head to my toes. I have had an MRI and nothing. Ty?

I am 27 yrs old I have extreme pain, tingling and numbness only in  my left side from the top of my head to my toes. I have had an MRI and nothing. Ty?

I hate to say it: I hate to say it, but this suggests a psychological issue. The way the nerves run, one sided pain... Is highly unlikely from a physical origin. As you have had a MRI that suggests that you have had the non-psychological origins evaluated. Might be time to see a psychiatrist/psychologist with experience in somatization disorders. ...Read more

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