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What causes intermittent pain in the neck behind the earlobe?

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Dr. T Chandrakant

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Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2018 in Lump
Question: Pain in the neck behind ear lobe Pain is intermiten & by the bone on the neck. Seems to be occurring more frequently
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short .
Noted the history and understood the concerns.
Please give additional information for me to assist you better:
Which side is the pain on?
Any difficulty in movements of neck?
Any swelling?
Local tenderness (pain on pressure)?
Any other history please.
Awaiting for your feedback.

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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant 14 minutes later
Pain is on right side
No pain on movement
No swelling
Local tenderness
Pain started about one hour ago - sharp pains about every 20-30 seconds
History of afib
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
As detailed below.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your feedback.
The probable causes I can think of are:
Local muscle spasm.
Nerve compression.
Rare cause of cardiac origin being referred to the present site should be ruled out by EKG.
I would advise you to take an anti-inflammatory with painkiller property like Ibuprofen if it suits you
Better to be examined by a Doctor to get a clinical diagnosis to be supported by investigations if required and get additional prescription based medications as required.
I hope this answer helps you.
Please give feedback.
Take care,
Dr. T Chandrakant

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