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why do my ears hurt sometimes? it feels like an earache but i don't think it is. it also hurts my ears when i swallow and bite down.

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Many possibilities..: An exam will be your best way to determine the cause... pressure from fluid/allergies? TMJ? Dental issue? There are many reasons for ear pain and an exam will give you the answer fairly quickly...

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A 58-year-old female asked:

My ears hurt. Not earache?

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Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Possible TMJ: An ear infection usually follows a cold and has hearing loss, sometimes fever and drainage. It can affect one or both ears. The exam is abnormal. If both ears hurt and exam is normal consider TMJ problem from chewing muscles being tight or infection behind palate. Hearing is normal but ears might feel full.

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