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A 34-year-old female asked:

When i walk or run i hear a click behind my left ear. its not a ringing sound and i normally only hear it walking. noticed it a week ago. when i press on the bone behind my left ear and walk, i dont hear the sound. what could be the cause?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Sounds like your TMJ (temporal-mandibular joint) is a bit loose or inflamed. When you push on the joint and thus hold it in place, symptoms clear. Best initially checked out by dentist or oral surgeon. Best of luck!
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