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What causes a sharp pain above the ear?

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Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

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Posted on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: I have a sharp pain slightly above my right ear. It hits me anywhere from a couple of times a minute to every 15 minutes or so. It hits and goes away with no after affects.
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Temporal pain

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to HealthcareMagic and thanks for putting up the query
Please tell me do you have any pain while swallowing?
Is there any tenderness on touching?
Any history of injury or trauma?
Follow up with the required information so that I can suggest you better.
Take care
Thanks and regards
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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 18 minutes later
The answer is no to all three questions.
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 34 hours later
Brief Answer:
Temporal pain

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for the information.
The pain is probably not related to ear .
there can be various differential diagnosis like temporal arteritis or temporomandibular joint arthritis..
You should visit a physician and get yourself examined.
Take paracetamol for pain relief.
Any further questions are always welcome.
Take care
Thanks and regards
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