A 42-year-old male asked:
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having some what heavy head, neck and ear pain on right side for a few days. a doctor diagnosed it as tmj due to stress. could this be anything else?

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Dr. Melissa Haglund
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, other possible : diagnoses include ear infection (outer or inner), sinusitis, tooth abscess, peritonsilar abscess, Ramsy-Hunt syndrome, trigeminal neuralgia, atypical migraine. I would certainly recommend getting re-examined, especially if there is skin sensitivity, changes in your vision, congestion, or fever.
Answered on May 30, 2014
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes, Could be a problem with any of the anatimical structures in the area. Start with evaluation by a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.
Answered on Mar 22, 2015

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