I have been experiencing pain behind my ear on the bone. I have been to doctor like 4 to 5 times. Also ENT specialists. I have been diagnosed and x-ray was also taken. They said there was nothing to worry as per the xray and that I might have slight middle ear infection and have been prescribed anti-biotics, but still the pain persists. The pain is sharp and lasts few secs and comes very seldom. I cant really tell how regularly and at what time intervals it comes. I am really concerned about this as i am not able to get rid of it even with specialists.
I don't know, but I have something similar. Sudden, sharp, fast-repeating stabs of pain on the bone behind my ear, which happen at the same time as a clicking noise in my ear. I've had this occasionally for 10 years.
I've mentioned it to several specialists (ENT, neurologist) that I visited for dizziness, hearing loss, and other symptoms. They all say they don't know what is causing these "attacks" of clicking with painful stabs behind the ear.
If you ever find out, let us know! But honestly, there are a LOT of things the doctors can never solve. And if it's not keeping you from living a more or less normal life, they are not very interested in trying to figure it out. The mysteries remain.
Hmm not really; just the usual pain, sometimes slight dizziness and the clicking sound as already mentioned. But I can tell u the pain is very sharp and lasts few secs and during this very short period I feel that clicking sound in my ear and as though my ear is filled with air. Also sometimes the pain gets aggravated in cold weather like too much of AC or in winter and its already been 2 years approx. that I am getting it.
Just FYI, I have recently been to a famous ENT surgeon near my area and during the visit he asked me if I have any small blisters in and around the area of pain. I actaully do. But earlier I was said that it was a keloid. But the specialist told me it was not a keloid and was formed due to some small infection (can be any infection from hair follicle infection or from dandruff or anything) in the head and the pain is due to the blister which is exactly formed above some particular nerve and is creating pressure on the nerve which is why I feel the pain and is not at all something to be worried unless the blister keeps growing in size and troubles a lot which can then be removed safely. Nothing to worry.
No it was there since many years but was small earlier and was not at all troubling me but then it grew in size a little bit and then as I told, was putting pressure on some nerve coz of which i m feeling the pain (as said by the doc)
The answer may be what I discovered – stop drinking carbonated beverages of any kind. Had the same type of pain behind my left ear seemed to be the skull bone – but it was on the surface. Very sensitive to cold or even the slightest breeze. Always had Run & coke for cocktail hour. Decided to switch to scotch and water – the next day the pain was gone. The following day I had a can of grape soda (carbonated) and within a few hours, the pain was back. Stopped all carbonated beverages and the pain went away. Still gone a week later and I won’t be drinking carbonated anything. Could have something to do with putting gas into your system (something a I learned about when taking Scuba lessons) – certain gases (carbonated) can find any place in your body where they want to settle and that can be painful. Many of you may have noticed that by keeping the area warm (not hot) it minimizes the discomfort.
That bone is connected to your Jawbone and means your jaw is not aligned correctly. Have you been to a Chripractor for an alignment? Or do you need braces because because your jaw or teeth or not aligned? Have you ever grinded your teeth in your sleep now or in the past? Has your jaw popped now or in the past? I have the same pain in the bone behind my right ear. I have to sleep flat on my back with no pillow. I cannot sleep on my side. Sinus infections do aggeravate the pain. I also needed braces as a teenager but didnt get them. My Chripractor realigned my jaw and helped alot and I took antbotics for the sinus infection.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.