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What does it mean when my ears and the back of my head at the base of my skull/top of my neck really hurts?

What does it mean when my ears and the back of my head at the base of my skull/top of my neck really hurts?

Could Be Many Things: If w. Fever, a # of different infectns in areas (diff parts of ear/skull or mastoid area and even spinal cord) poss related to your pain. Could be related to your blood vessel or vascular system, so important to check your blood pressure, or other vascular inflammatory cause. Hopefully just muscular tension, but best to see your doc asap to be sure it is nothing worrisome/dangerous. If bad g2 er. ...Read more

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I have a lump behind my ear not on my neck by my hairline it doesn't hurt but what does it mean?

I have a lump behind my ear not on my neck by my hairline it doesn't  hurt but what does it mean?

Common problem: This could be a an inflamed hair follicle, a sebaceous cyst, or a lymph node. There are other possibilities to consider. I would recommend seen an ENT physician for evaluation and treatment. This might include antibiotics, topical medications, and possibly removal of the lump. ...Read more

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I have two bumps on the right side of my neck and they hurt when you touch them and I also have one behind my ear and on the back of my neck near my hairline ?

I have two bumps on the right side of my neck and they hurt when you touch them and I also have one behind my ear and on the back of my neck near my hairline ?

Probably lymph nodes: The lymph nodes on the side of the neck can get swollen and tender if you have any type of throat inflammation or infection. The lymph nodes behind the ear usually can get inflamed when you have a cut her a break in your skin and your scalp but they also can get inflamed if you have a viral infection. ...Read more

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My right ear feels clogged and hurts, right side of my neck hurts and the back of my head (on the right side). Any ideas?

My right ear feels clogged and hurts, right side of my neck hurts and the back of my head (on the right side). Any ideas?

Ear clog: It sounds like you have an ear infection. If this has been going on for a while, or is worsening, you need to have your ears checked and be placed on antibiotics. Google otitis media. ...Read more

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My head really hurts! and my ears ring really bad! and i get dizzy and the back of my neck hurts what is this caused from?

My head really hurts!  and my ears ring really bad! and i get dizzy and the back of my neck hurts what is this caused from?

Several Possibilitie: The best thing to do is to visit your doc. There are many possible reasons for your symptoms and an exam and perhaps a few tests will give you the answer and put your mind at ease. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have pains behind my right ear, my neck hurts and my back too.. especially my spinal. i had not long ago vertigo problems was diagnosed with GAD?

I have pains behind my right ear, my neck hurts and my back too.. especially my spinal. i had not long ago vertigo problems was diagnosed with GAD?

Unable to answer: unable to give accurate suggestions in this format. You need to discuss your symptoms with you DR who has your medical history and has done a recent exam. ...Read more

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I found a bump on one side of my neck, then one in m hair line on the back of my neck, now i found one behind my ear, they hurt what are they, ideas?

Lymph nodes: When you have an infection in your scalp, face, sinus, or even a cold this can happen. If they don't resolve see your primary md. ...Read more

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Sides/back of neck hurt on/off. I get brief shooting burning pain in my head and ears. Shoulders and upper back sore to.Worse in the morning.Any idea?

Sides/back of neck hurt on/off. I get brief shooting burning pain in my head and ears. Shoulders and upper back sore to.Worse in the morning.Any idea?

Many possibilities: You are likely to be holding a lot of tension in your upper back and neck muscles. The question is why? At your age I would hope you could find more than symptomatic care. Posture, situational stressors, trauma, visual concerns, poor sleep, depression, toxins, etc. A good clinician can help you sort through the possibilities while providing symptomatic relief. All the best. ...Read more