Ear Disorders Expert Forum
Ear pain
About This Forum:

Questions in the Ear Disorders forum are answered by Dr. Eric Wilkinson. Topics include acoustic neuroma, skull base tumors, hearing loss, cochlear implants, stapes surgery, eardrum repair, chronic ear infection, facial nerve problems, childhood deafness, vertigo, balance disorders, and tinnitus.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Ear pain


I have this pain/tenderness inside my right ear. I've had it for about a week. For the most part, it doesn’t hurt on its own, but when I place my finger on my ear lobe or against the lower back portion of my ear, it’s very painful. It's  also painful when I put in the earphones from my I Pod. I don't remember injuring it in any way.

Any thougths about what this is and what I might do for it, if anything.


Related Discussions
Avatar_dr_m_tn
Ear pain may be from the ear itself (ear infection behind or outside the eardrum), jaw joint pain, referred pain from the throat.  Tenderness on the earlobe or back part of the ear suggests an outer ear infection.  Likewise the ipod earbud problem suggests an outer ear infection.  These can occur from local trauma along with bacterial superinfection.

See your physician for a proper diagnosis and treatment.  

Hope this helps.  Good luck!

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical
advice - the information presented is for patients education only.
Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your
individual case.
1 Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
A related discussion, Pain behind the left ear and neck was started.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank