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A 39-year-old female asked:

Have noticed numbness in the left parotid gland in front of the ear and tenderness inside left ear. there is no swelling. i feel the area when i touch it. where can n be due? no other symptom?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Numbness: Because so many systems are present in that small area, there may be one or multiple causes. Would suggest that you see specialist Oral Surgeon AND specialist ENT to begin the diagnostic process.

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Greece
A 39-year-old female asked:

I have noticed numbness in the left parotid gland in front of the ear and tenderness inside left ear. There is no swelling. Where can n be due? No other symptom?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Facial numbness : Pain or numbness in the area in front of the ear of the face can be related to the parotid gland, possibly a stone in the gland, facial nervecompression from swelling which can be painful or cause paralysis of the muscles of the face. It would be important for your doctor to examine the area and do appropriate testing to arrive at a accurate diagnosis.
Last updated Nov 30, 2020

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