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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience Pediatrics
See MD: Probably eustatian tube dysfunction ( ear drum popping). Also could be a middle ear infection or swimmer's ear. I'd have it looked at by a physician.

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A female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear pain: Its not possible to give you a meaningful answer since you have not provided us with any information, not even your age, let alone medical conditions, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Complicated: Cold and cough may have exacerbated tmj. Residual inflammation in eustachian tube may have lead to otitis media (hearing loss is key sign of this). If ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Tension: On the left side of your body due to imbalance of the spine, due to poor posture, tilted pelvis or short leg syndrome. This can explain all of the abo ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
Facial Pain: There are many reasons for your dull pain from trauma to headache to possible TMJ issues. You will need to go to the doctors to have a proper diagnosi ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: Could be a middle ear infection which is sitting on the one side and pain radiating to that side. If you have fever and significant pain when swallowi ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Eval: This warrants medical evaluation by either your personal physician or an otolaryngologist. Take care.
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A female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
17 years experience Family Medicine
Tingling: An ear infection can produce pain on the side of your face and head, but usually not tingling of the face, unless the infection is producing swelling ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Pinched nerve?: Possibly a pinched nerve or muscle strain? Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ismail Shalaby
24 years experience Ophthalmology
See eye dr urgently: While you are young for a disease called temporal arteritis. It is serious enough and potentially blinding if you have it. Need to go to an ophthalm ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eyas Othman
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus infection: Possible sinus infection, causing secondary ear infection and inflammation of neck lymph node ( neck gland ), see your primary care physician or an ot ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
31 years experience Neurosurgery
See yr pcp : The lump maybe a lymph node. Let your pcp take a look.
A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
You : You have so many symptoms, some which mimic sinus problems, some ear infections, and some problems with TMJ and extractions. Did the symptoms start r ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: This may be a variant of the ramsey-hunt syndrome, or herpes of the geniculate ganglion, or it may be infection involving that area of the skull and c ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Headache: Your headache could be a tension, or migraine headache or other causes which can be better delineated with an exam and more questions. If you have nau ... Read More
A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Neck arthritis: It sounds like it may be secondary to arthritis in the neck. Have it evaluated if it is severe enough.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
TMJ-TMD: TMJ disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. The common symptom are: headache, jaw pain, neck pain, eye pain, e ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Ear pain: The lump on one side MAY be a sebaceous cyst but the fact that the other ear is also involved suggests the POSSIBILITY of an infection. Please see yo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Schuster
Specializes in Pain Management
Start w/ dental exam: Sounds very unpleasant, but hopefully you can get to the bottom of this. The most common cause of pain like you're describing is dental pain, so you s ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Focal headache: You should really be seen and examined, as there is no way to tell apart a long list of possibilities. Here are only a few: migraine, ear infection, ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear infection: You most likely have fluid in your middle-ear due to Eustachian tube dysfunction from allergic inflammation or infection. Decongestants are helpful bu ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hard to know: Without more information, difficult to know. If it persists, it is certainly worth having examined. Could be muscle, infection (of ear, throat or bo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
Swollen lump: Lumps on necks are commonly seen. Most of them are benign and resolve spontaneously. However some might need treatment depending on the cause. If they ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Inflammation: Could be traumatic or musculoskeletal injury or infectious or growth of some sort if no better in a few days , have it evaluated by healthcare profe ... Read More
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