Upper Part of Ear Canal Hurts
Strangely, today I've begun to notice more and more that my left ear was feeling a bit strange. I didn't pay much attention to it, and when I went to clean my ears with a q-tip, I found that as soon as I touched the q-tip to the upper part of my left ear canal, it hurt more than any ear infection I'd had before.
I should say that I am not calling it an ear infection, but I've had a few and remember the pain. This, however, is much worse. I was able to use the q-tip on any other part of my ear it can reach, and my right ear has no pain whatsoever.
I've never experienced anything like this where just a portion of my ear canal hurts to the touch. I had my wife take a look under some light, but she couldn't see anything of note.
Is this something I should be concerned about and calling my doctor?