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Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

Earlobe pain

03/15/2006

Question:

Every once in a while I will get a shooting pain in my left ear lobe. I call it shooting because it comes and goes about every 10 seconds. I feel like pinching my ears or pulling on my lobes when this happens because it seems to ease the pain. Is this anything serious?

Answer:

I doubt that it is serious, but I would have a complete ear exam done just to ensure that there is no problem.

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Response by:

Myles L Pensak, MD Myles L Pensak, MD
H. B. Broidy Professor and Chair of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati