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Ear Pain - behind my left ear

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 19, 2006
  • 07:10 AM

For more than two years, I have been experiencing pain behind my left ear. Find the middle of your left ear, then move to behind your ear, in the crevice between your ear and your head - that's where the pain is. There is usually a little bump which is so painful to touch. I cannot sleep on my left side because my entire ear hurts and I think the sensitivity and pain is worse when I am under stress.
I have been to 5 doctors or so and it's not TMJ and I don't have any inflammatory issues and it's not a skin disorder, so I do not know what else I can do to cure this.

Please help!

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  • HiI sympothize with you.I have been having the same pain in exactly the same place.I have not gotten far with my Dr. either.I had an accident at work las year.I was unloading a truck ..when the truck driver,,who helps unload from the truck..was sending boxes of product down the metal rollers too fast..I stopped the boxes but since there were coming at me in a very fast rate...as I stopped the boxes I got slammed into a metal door frame.I hit the back of my head, neck and elbow..and hurt my wrist from the force of stopping the box (which was about 50 to 60 lbs.)I ended up with a C2 fracture, cervical radiculopathy (nerve impingment)and now cervical facet disease.I have had problems with my ears (esp. the left) since this accident.I had to go to the ER because of symptoms of vertigo, nausea and vomiting..etc..I have pain and a lump behind /underneathe my left ear..that is tender..I was diagnosed with Meneire's Syndrome ( by the ER Dr.) I am now on antivert and anitbiotics.but I'm not sure if that's what it is or not.may be a tumor also....(but I'm not and expert)You should definaetly go see a ear, nose and throat doc.Hope everything goes well..and u find out what the problem is.Find someone who does and will care about what you're feeling and going through.Take care
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 19, 2006
    • 03:12 PM
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  • My wife also has the same pain that you described. She's had this for the past 3 years although the pain usually comes and goes. Lately, it has been more tender than in the past. The pain is not debilitating, however, and there's no redness around the area. She saw one doctor who did not seem too concerned about it. Also, she does not have a fever, but she does have headaches, which may or may not be related to the pain. I don't think she has mastoiditis, however.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 27, 2006
    • 06:24 PM
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