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Throbbing sharp pains left ear on and off. No ear infection.

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Throbbing sharp pains left ear on and off . No ear infection . Ongoing for months now what can this be? .
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

how old are you?

what medications are you taking?

do you grind your teeth at night time when you sleep?

have you had a hearing test? any loss of hearing?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm 36. No
Medication , no hearing loss just these on n off pains - really sharp . No grinding teeth .
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

I see.

are you male or female?

the pain could be due to trigeminal neuralgia

you should see your GP doctor about this pain and see if medications like neurontin or carbamazapine can help the pain.

and see if you can get an MRI scan of the brain and neck area to look for sources of the pain.

it can be hard to get an MRI scan in the UK, but if you don't ask for one, you won't get one.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm female . They had a look inside the ear at the surgery and couldn't see anything so they are not really taking it seriously .
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

ask your GP doctor to refer you to a neurologist for this ear pain.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can this be a ear tumor
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

I am a cancer doctor.

there are no ear tumors which cause pain like this.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok