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I get severe earache in right ear every 4-6 weeks. Really painful

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I get severe earache in right ear every 4-6 weeks. Really painful to touch and throbs inside. It usually lasts one-two hours and then disappears.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 3 years ago.
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Q. Do you have hearing loss in the right ear as compared to the left?

Q. Do you experience a fever when these episodes occur?

Q. Do you hear crackles in the right ear?

Q. Headaches?

Q. Do you have sinus porblems, congestion?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No hearing loss


No fever


No crackles


No headaches


No sinus problems

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 3 years ago.
Thanks for the reply, Sian.

Ear aches of that intensity coming on unexpected and without added symptoms of an infection or any pre requisites are usually due to:
Trigeminal neuralgia
This is a nerve related condition that causes severe and excruciating pain in the the nerve's distribution, the nerve affected is the trigeminal nerve and it supplies almost the whole face and the ear area.
I suggest that you discuss this with your PCP and get a referral to an ENT or a Dental Surgeon, both of them can treat Trigeminal Neuralgia.
Management is both medical as well as surgical.
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