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Shooting pain behind, above ear, right side, episodic, intense. Ibuprofen helps but it ret

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Shooting pain behind, above ear, right side, episodic, intense. Ibuprofen helps but it returns--several days.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 years ago.
Hello,Thank you for your question.I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.The pain in this part can come from different causes.There can be inflammation/ infection of the mastoid bone.It usually occurs from middle ear infection.Compression of nerve as it leaves the spine can cause pain here.Other causes can be in the brain or vascular headache.Migraine, temporal arteritis, high blood pressure, hemorrhage can also cause headache here.It can be present in case of stress or tension too.Pain from underlying structure like temporomandibular joint can be referred here.As the headache is continuing, I would advise to consult doctor for an examination.Doctor can then suggest test depending on clinical examination.I hope this information helps.If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.If you are satisfied, please rate my answer as good or excellent.Regards.