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A 26-year-old male asked:

have dull ear ache or around where jaw meets ear. hurts more when i bend over? had it for 5 days.

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Ear pain: Two most common problems with dull ear ache: temporomandibular joint pain dysfunction (tmd or tmj) or ear infection. Ear infection could involve the canal or the middle ear, but your age alone would argue against a middle ear infection, unless you had a lot of problems with ear infections as a child. Tmd is more likely. Usually from grinding your teeth and can cause significant ear pain.

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Last updated Nov 25, 2017

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