Pain neck behind ear

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I have a pain in my ear - not like an ear ache. If I push on the back of my ear where it attaches to my head it is painful. It's more on the lower part of my ear. Sometimes I can feel the pain when I open and close my jaw. And I can feel it if I lay on that ear at night. My mother who is a nurse said it could be a swollen gland right behind my ear. It feels like it's close to the skin - not in my inner ear. I've had the pain a couple months. Any ideas?
For two days now I have been having a sharp stabbing pain behind my left ear which lasts for only a second but occurs at least every 30 seconds. I have had no head injury. It hurts really bad (8/10) when it is occurring but when it is gone I have no other symptoms.
My mom just began to get really bad pain behind her left ear (she's in her 40's). It started when she woke up and doesn't seem to get any better. Nothing is swollen. She said that it hurts to open her jaw all the way as well. And that it almost feels like she has a kink in her neck. What would you diagnose this as? ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPREACIATED!!!
one other that i have, which i have not seen addressed anywhere else, is a pain that is almost crippling that runs up my neck and right behind my affected ear. my doctor says that this is a 'typical' meniere's headache. is this the headache that everyone else experiences?
i get a sharp pain behind my left ear it can last days in spasms comes lasts a few seconds then goes i get a few mins rest then it happens again today nothing so far but i would like to know what is causing it
On Sunday I noticed it had got really big (visible, about pea sized) and then found another one at the top of my neck too. The one behind my ear is hard and painless and the one on my neck feels bigger and softer and is a bit tender.
I started having a sharp pain behind my left ear yesterday. I'd say the pain lasts no more than 1-2 seconds but it is occurring every few minutes. I have taken 3 Advil and a half a Vicadin within the last 24 hours with no relief. I have a lot of tension in my neck, shoulders and back between the shoulder blades. I never have headaches. This pain seems to pulse down the left side of my neck. Anyone had a diagnosis for anything similar?
I suspect sitting in one position, the head and neck in one position all day everyday. Maybe that’s what causes it. I’ve had this pain behind my left ear for days now. Then I came to this site and read about everyone’s symptoms, very similar to mine. Today is my day off and I avoided the computer except to write this, so I can help others hopefully. The pain doesn’t appear much anymore, just rarely. Also for the past few days I’ve been exercising my face and head.
I woke up a couple of days ago and found two knots on the bone right behind my ear then the following day I found a knot in my hair line about even with top of my ear a little bit in front of the ear then a knot appeared at the bottom of my ear lobe at jaw line and now today there is a knot on the muscle on my neck behind my ear it is painful have to take over the counter meds for pain causes right side of my head to hurt and is causing me to have headaches if anyone could give me some input on
I have been having pressure behind Rt ear and swelling to lateral aspect of neck. I feel tingling in head at times with periods of memory loss, unable to remember words when trying to speak, fatigue. I can't even write simple words when writing. I also noticed to RT side of face, tingling and sensitive to touch. I saw ENT MD and he said its all in my head. I walked out of MD office feeling very discouraged. Please help me. I have been trying to research anything to figure out whats wrong.
Hi, A lump behind the ear could be due to throat infection, insect bite, accidental trauma to the site, ear infection , etc. Lymph nodes in the region are known as post auricular lymph nodes and can enlarge secondary to infection, inflammation, etc. You could try some warm compresses at the site, warm saline gargles for his sore throat and some oral antihistamine medications for the swelling. This could be mastoiditis, cervical lymphadenopathy or parotitis.
Hello, I dont know if Im in the right topic section, but does any one know what might be wrong with me. Behind my left ear, it swells up every once in a while. It hurts slightly but not much. I have gotten an MRI, CT scans and there nothing wrong with my head. Do you all think it might be nervs, muscles etc. Please let me know somthing. Thank you for taking time in reading my concern.
I was having severe shooting pain behind my ear and the ear was sore to the touch. I thought I was having a stroke. The doctor said it was shingles and ask if I had a rash. No, i didn't. He put me on Valtrax and said to take the pain meds. already prescribed for me. Over the week-end, I slept for almost 2 days and felt as if I would die with the flu like symptons.
It could be something as simple as a blocked pore behind your ear, that just needs to be emptied somehow. I get them occasionally, and they can tend to be a royal pain in the neck, until it is gone, but it would be a good idea to have it looked at, before trying to do anything with it yet.
I forgot about it until yesterday when I was showering washing behind the ears with soap when I felt two more lumps (that are not painful) behind the ear on the neck area. I am Hypothyroid and last year I was experiencing throbbing in the ear. They ran tests and found I have a very small lump on my thyroid not to be alarmed too small for biopsy. For the past 8 months or so I have been experiencing pain in the ear when I sleep on that side.
But, aside from that I have had a bump behind my hear for about a year. (its not on the ear itself, its on the bone behind the ear.) And they said it was a cyst and gave me antibiotics, and they made it worse. And the doctor said it wasn't my lymps. It will swell up and i will get dizzy and light headed and have alot of severe pain, and then the next day it will be fine. so... I have no idea whats going on.
Do you have other symptoms like ear pain, ear discharge, etc? It is best to have yourself seen by a doctor for evaluation and management. Good luck.
About a year ago i woke up with a burning lump behind my left ear found a lump. Now let me add that i had wore some cheap earrings. But it has been almost a year since. The burning pain would shoot down my neck and into my breast that happened off and on for months and finally quite. i had itching all over and mostly on the lump. now the itching on the lump doesn't happen as often. Now the lump Burns like every 3/4 days. When i push on it it seems to flatten out but returns within hours.
i have also experieinced a strange pain in my right ear in behind it under twards my neck all down the right side going into my shoulder also feel like my ear is itchy inside and also have slight stabbing headache i have recently had enlarged pappilae the large tastebuds in back scraping against my throat causing pain sometimes the pain in my ear and neck comes and goes sometimes it is painful enough for me to want to cry, also have pain behind my eye i have a dentist appointment soon so maybe h
I have checked a doctor twice now about lumps behind my ear. I have 2 lumps. According to the doctor I visited, the one on the bone is a lymph node and the one behind my earlobe in the pressure point (joint of jaw) is a cyst. These both occur behind my right ear. Apparently I also have a few lymph nodes in the side of my neck (not sure how many I don't know how to feel them) which were not there on the first doctor checkup.
Recently she felt a small lump/ lymph node behind the ear. She didn't have any fever but occasionally she feels itching sensation in her ears and she used to insert an ear bud to stop itching. Also she have a some scratch on her head. She went to a doctor and told her to observe it and advised her to check if it disappears after a month. A month passed and still the lymph node was palpable but remained with the same size.
About a year ago I noticed a small hard unmoveable lump behind my right ear.. (between my ear and my hair line of my neck) I wasn't to worried about it until about two weeks ago when my wife was able to SEE IT. I haven't been touching it a whole lot cause I figured it was probably a lymph node, and I didn't want to irratate it. It doesn't hurt and it is now about the size of a nickel.... can someone please give me an idea what is going on?
The lumps behind ear due to earrings sounds like what I have. but mine is on one ear. Ok, I am a 33year old female, diagnosed with CIN II and HPV 16 seven years ago and diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis 5 years ago. I have 3 children 7 yrs, 5 yrs and 3 months old. about three years ago, the back of my earring pierced into the back of my ear but it did not bleed or was there any cut. After that day, anytime I touch the area, it hurts me.
Doctor, For the past 5 months or so I have noticed a small lump behind my left ear. This bump is on the bonde behind the ear (NOT the front of the face). The lump is hard, fixed, and not movable. It causes me no pain, and is about the size of a small pea. I have been playing with it lately, and do not think it has changed it size, and if it has it has been very minimal. About 2 months ago I had a doctor check it out, and the GP said that he didn't think it was anything to be concerned about.
Is the lump in the bony area behind the ear or in the soft tissue behind the ear as if it is a lymph node? If it is a swollen lymph node then yes it could be from an infection. But do you have any other symptoms? When a lymph node is hard it may not be a lymph node or it could be a problem. So you should see a doctor about this. You probably should see an ear nose and throat doctor if you can go straight to one. They can feel it and decide the next course of action.
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