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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
22 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
TMJ disk abnormal: Anterior disk displacement without reduction possibly. Need to see oral maxillofacial surgeon or subspecialists in tmd / facial pain.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Indirectly: Continual stress can cause long term clenching and grinding habits, that can over time cause muscle spasms, along with inflammation and damage to your ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
One agent only: The spores of a germ called clostridium tetanae are around us in the soil & dust.If an opening in the skin is contaminated by these spores, they can i ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Metal gum: Not the lockjaw process you get from tetanus. If chewing gum causes you jaw claudication, you need to see a ENT or maxillofacial specialist. On the ot ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examina ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Lower extremity: I believe that you are referring to lower extremity paralysis? This may occur from a compressive lesion (tumor, bone fragments from trauma) that affec ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Jaw swelling: An infection comes to mind as the most likely cause, although there are a host of other possibilities. Rather than merely giving you a list of them, s ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Articular disc: The cracking or clicking noise that you hear when opening and/or closing your mouth is the mandibular condyle riding over the articular disc or menisc ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jaw tightness: The only thing i can think of is tetanus, but not sure if it's carried by fleas or mosquitoes.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: The list is too long to even begin to discuss in the space allowed. There are over 100 different types of arthritis. See a rheumatologist.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Several causes: Lock jaw or the inability to open or close the lower jaw can be related to a number of causes. An infection, spasm of the muscles that control the op ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Lockjaw: Most common cause of lockjaw (trismus) is inflammation of soft tissue around impacted third molar tooth (lower wisdom teeth). Other causes can be infl ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Frankel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Many things: There are many causes of muscle spasms including muscle injury, electrolyte imbalance, spinal cord injury/disease and brain injury. There are a number ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bressler
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yeast Infection: Thrush is caused by a yeast called candidas & can be treated with an antifungal prescribed by a doctor. If bottle fed, there's fungus on the nipples ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Dengue Fever: Not sure what you are asking here. Dengue Fever is due to a virus that is transmitted by several types of Aedes mosquitoes. Most commonly it is transm ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tongue: Best to see a neurologist
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience Pediatrics
See pediatrician: Spasmus nutans is a disorder affecting infants and young children. It involves rapid, uncontrolled eye movements, head bobbing, and occasionally, abno ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Spider bite: Spider bites are known to cause loss of feeling sometime, rarely it may happen with other insects.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Noaman Hanif
14 years experience Family Medicine
Long list: There is a long list of causes of vertigo. It could be due to a virus, medication, or other complex processes. Hard to answer your question in detai ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Borrelia: Tics or lice can carry the bacteria borrelia, causing lyme disease.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
If done often: I assume cracking your jaw means intentionally causing popping and clicking in your tmj. There is a disk in the joint that can cause this noise. Yo ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Many sources: If you have yet to get a diagnosis, include a sleep test to determine if you have sleep apnea resulting in inadequate oxygen saturation
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Deafness: Most commonly being around loud noises chronically. Head injuries, genetic conditions, infections, toxic metals or chemicals, allergies. Just getting ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Do you mean: ?leg paralysis. We would need more information to be specific, but usual cause might be disorder of spinal cord, although some brain lesions can do s ... Read More

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