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Temporal lobe bone pain-behind right ear

10/23/2007

Question:

I have had moderate-severe pain to the touch immediately behind and around the bone of my right ear, the top area, with no other symptoms to speak of. If I touch the area or pull my ear a certain way it will hurt. This pain comes and goes actually on each side of my head- behind the ears- the temporal bone area. What is causing this?

Answer:

NetWellness, nor it's contributing experts can make a diagnosis via the internet. Based on what you have provided, the discomfort seems to be neuropathic in nature. It is our recommendation that you discuss this and be evaluated by your physician.

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Response by:

Cheryl  Koliha-Brandt, MSN, RN, CNS, CORLN Cheryl Koliha-Brandt, MSN, RN, CNS, CORLN
Clinical Nurse Specialist and Instructor of
Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology 
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University

Pierre  Lavertu, MD, FRCS(C), FACS Pierre Lavertu, MD, FRCS(C), FACS
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University