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what could cause my ear to hurt when i yawn

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Diaz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Maybe TMJ: Tmj is one of most common causes of ear pain. This is "referred pain": feels like ear pain, but generated from something else.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
TMJ: you symptoms could indicated a TMJ or an eat problem. Start by seeing a dentist that treats TMJ. This could be a general dentist trained in TMJ, a ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Doubt it.: This is more like a problem with TMJ. See your dentist or ENT for further workup. This may cause great pain but is not a serious disorder Best wishes ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Ear Pain: With yawning could be related to the stretching of your mandible. Ask your dentist to review your TMJ which is a joint in front of your ear. All the b ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Otalgia: Burping can cause rushing of air thru the eustachian tube to ear drum(s), hence the discomfort.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Ear, throat: Best to get that checked by your doctor for pharyngitis, tonsillitis, otitis, etc., thru exam of throat & ears. Viral infection possibility if no feve ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
? TMJ Problem: It is possible that you may have a TMJ problem. An evaluation by your dentist or ENT would be suggested.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
TMJ: The most likely explanation is the temporomandibular joint (tmj). This joint is located just in front of the ear canal, and the sounds of the joint mo ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Charmoy
35 years experience Dentistry
Disc: The movement of the disc between the head of the condyl on the lower jaw against the skull . As you open and close this disc is not moving properly an ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Dryness : Inn top of the inflammation from a virus infection, dryness from mouth breathing will worsen the sore throat symptoms. Sleeping with a humidifier may ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David May
Dr. David May answered
29 years experience Dentistry
Poor support: It is possible that you are not getting enough support from your bed or pillow or both.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
25 years experience Ophthalmology
An eyelid problem: Your eyelashes specifically don't have nerves or pain receptors. So you are likely feeling pain at the base of the eyelashes at the eyelid margins (e ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Might be big deal: Could be a hernia, muscle spasm, or potentially more serious issues. Masses of colon, gyn organs, infection or nflammation, e.g. Diverticulitis, appen ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
45 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Muscle pull: Yawning uses muscles that affect the upper neck to some degree. Also involves jaw joint motion. There could be referred pain from that as well.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Warren
8 years experience Family Medicine
Multiple causes: fluid in your middle ear fluid or wax in your ear canal arthritis or inflammation in your TMJ which can transmit noise to your ear when chewing See ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And poss ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dwight Romriell
44 years experience Pain Management
1st ENT consider TMJ: Ear problems need to be first considered by an ENT and if a negative finding is reached consider the possibility of a TMJ condition. The jaw muscles ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Possibilities..: How can you be certain it is the ovary? Also you should be evaluated for an inguinal hernia which is not common in women but still a possibility. If ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Dry eye treatment: Your description sounds like dry eye. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses a few times a ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
41 years experience Dentistry
Yes: is TMJ Disease: You are describing several of the symptoms and dysfunction of the joints that are part of the TMJ syndrome. The fact is that these signs are happening ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
TMJ: You may have a problem with your jaw joint that may get inflammed from the joint moving in the capsule. Check with your otolaryngologist
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Numerous possibles: Several possible causes, some are mechanical and some are inflammatory. See a rheumatologist or orthopedist for the proper diagnosis and treatment opt ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Ear pain: Go to urgent care so one can look at the earliest. It could be the start of an infection or could be from middle ear pressure

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