A 26-year-old male asked:
Tightness behind ears and inside ears that comes and goes.pressure of middle ear is fine and ct sinus scan doesn't show any issues with ears. thoughts?
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Dr. Jeremy E Kaslowanswered
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Sounds like TMJ: There are many symptoms related to the ear area that occur when the jaw joint (also known as the temporomandibular joint - TMJ for short) is out of position, inflammed, degenerated, or traumatized. Often times the TMJ clicks, pops, or is tender when you put your finger into the ear canal and open and close your jaw. Splints and specialist care should be considered before it gets worse.
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