Pain Behind The Ear?

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rnI want to ask now I feel pain behind my ear, the pain is like stinging even though only sometimes do you think I have pain? I only experienced this when I slept very long.rnThanks in advance

1 Answer:

Hello good night redhata.


Pain behind the ear can be caused by the following:


mastoiditis, which is an infection of the mastoid bone, the bone behind the ear. In this disease, in addition to pain behind the ear, the sufferer also has fever and mild hearing loss on the side of the affected ear. Mastoiditis can be triggered by an infection in the middle ear.
Occipital neuralgia (back pain), occurs when the spinal cord is injured or inflamed. Pain experienced can be a sharp pain behind the ear, upper neck, or in the back of the head.
Inflammation of the TMJ (Tempomandibular Joints), which is the joint that connects the upper and lower jaw. People who have inflammation of the TMJ will experience pain in the jaw and behind the ears.
Tension-type headaches due to lack of sleep, stress, hunger, fatigue, coughs, and colds.
Basilar migraine, which is a migraine that occurs in the back of the head (in the basilar artery)

To find out the cause, it is recommended that you consult a doctor. The doctor may perform additional examinations such as blood lab tests or X-rays or CT-Scans if needed. If the symptoms of pain behind the ear are getting worse, feel worse, accompanied by fever, then you should immediately see a doctor.


I hope this helps.


Regards, dr. Denisa Libela

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