Pain in left side of head, above ear?

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   Posted 8/18/2009 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,

My name is Sarah and I've been having some pressure-pain above my left ear. The pain is about a 1x1" area and it doesn't seem to be worsening. This only occurs in the morning and this is the second day I've experienced it. I am 16 years of age. The pain seems to occur usually when I yawn or talk - but it varies. Yesterday it started around 11am, when I woke up, and lasted about an hour (I took 2 advils.) This morning I woke up at 6 and the pain was there, but mild. I'm hoping it's nothing serious and if anyone has experienced these problems?

Additional information: I do wear prescription glasses; a few days ago I had a problem for a day where my right eye had a problem focusing, but that's gone; I've been having sudden urges to urinate and if I don't go right away, I end up losing control of my bladder; and I've been experiencing very minor pain in my left neck and shoulder. Oh, and I wear my hair (and sleep with it) pulled taught if that makes a difference.

I'll be so appreciative of any help I can get - thank you in advance.

-Sarah :-)

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   Posted 8/19/2009 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Update: The pain is still there but it's getting more painful.

Stella Marie
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   Posted 8/19/2009 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   

Why don't you make an appointment with your family doctor as soon as possible and get his or her opinion. You can usually get into a family practice or an internist within a couple of days, if you explain that you are experiencing a new problem that is concerning you. This way you will get the medical attention you need and you won't have you mind constantly worrying. If you are concerned, you should set medical attention. No one here is a doctor and would only be able to make guesses. If things get worse and you can not get a doctor appointment, consider going to the ER. Please do not go untreated.

We are glad you came to our forum. Please post us again to let us know what is happening. We care about of Chronic Pain family.

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   Posted 8/19/2009 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I think Stella gave you some good advice. It could be a lot of things. Its possible that the symptoms might not even be related. Best thing I would think would be to get an appointment with your doc.

Maybe in the meantime you could try not wearing your hair pulled back. I know that tends to aggravate head pain for me. If you're still hurting, you might try ice or heat on the area. Or you could experiment with OTC topical creams like icy-hot or aspercream or such (obviously avoid those if you have a rash or an open wound).

Sorry I don't have any ideas about the bladder issue. Could be stress, or could be something more serious. You can get some pantyliners if it's not bad or else get enough Depends to last you until your appointment with your doc if it's a lot. I've had issues with going a little bit & I got better by cutting out spicy foods & doing these special exercises to strengthen my bladder muscles, but if it's a lot you probably need your doctor's help.

I hope you find out what's going on & get to feeling better soon.

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   Posted 8/20/2009 1:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sarah and welcome!

If I were your age and had your symptoms I would not have had the courage you do to come to the forum and ask for advice. I admire you and your courage. I would think it's frightening at any age but especially when you are younger and haven't had many experiences with medical problems.

There is a good chance the problems are something simple and can be resolved fairly easily but without help from your doctor whatever is going on might worsen. And neither you nor the people here want that to happen to you. As Stella said...we do care about you! Yep, seems silly but anyone who comes here asking for advice, help, compassion and/or friendship is accepted and treated with love. Than includes you. I also agree that stress might be entering into some of this too. The more that you are worried about one problem the more it will create another. Just how the body works sometimes.

Please keep in touch and let us know what's going on..OK? And if you have a problem with going to see a doctor please let us know. We can give you some ideas and options there too.

Play fair. Don't hit people. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
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