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I have extreme facial pain when I lightly touch the left side of my face. The pain travels through my jaw, behind my ear and to the lower portion of my head. Why is this happening?

I have extreme facial pain when I lightly touch the left side of my face. The pain travels through my jaw, behind my ear and to the lower portion of my head. Why is this happening?

Bell's palsy?: You need to see a Dr for evaluation, but it could be Bell's. It often does get better in a month or two. Comes from virus, can be treated but only goes dormant. Read this: http://www. Webmd. Com/brain/tc/bells-palsy-topic-overview
and then see a Dr. To really be sure of cause. ...Read more

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Facial Pain (Definition)

Facial pain is a clinical finding in which there is pain in the area of the face. This is often due to trauma, ...Read more


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Left sided facial pain near nose and eye off and on sharp head pain on left similar to ice pick headache no mucus otherwise feel fine. What could it be?

Left sided facial pain near nose and eye off and on sharp head pain on left similar to ice pick headache no mucus otherwise feel fine. What could it be?

Warrants evalution: Further questioning and exam indicated to make a diagnosis. The ice pick symptoms and location make me wonder about trigeminal neuralgia. A good headache diagnostician is indicated. Prevention and treatment often very successful with headaches. ...Read more

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I get migraines affecting only left side of face. Pain goes through left side os head, ear, nose, jaw, and left eye 3-4 a day lasting 2-3 hours what do id?

I get migraines affecting only left side of face. Pain goes through left side os head, ear, nose, jaw, and left eye 3-4 a day lasting 2-3 hours what do id?

Diagnosis first: Diagnosis before treatment. See ENT doc for exam/xrays. You may have sinusitis, TMJ, or other problems. If sinusitis, ENT doc will treat, if TMJ, he/she may refer to orofacial pain-TMJ doc. ...Read more

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Could acute sinusitis include just facial pain, terrible headache /forehead sides &back of head&neck, pain behind eyes, heaviness in head? I've these?

Could acute sinusitis include just facial pain, terrible headache /forehead sides &back of head&neck, pain behind eyes, heaviness in head? I've these?

Definitely!: Time to see your doctor if you are experiencing this myriad of symptoms related to your acute sinusitis, so you can get some relief. The sinuses are located behind the cheeks (maxilla), above the eyes (frontal), midline and deep into the back of the nose toward the brain (ethmoid, sphenoid). So, the referred pain pattern as these areas get congested is throughout the head, face, neck. ...Read more

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What causes jaw & temple area pain & face pain it hurts me! Could it b serous?

What causes jaw & temple area pain & face pain it hurts me! Could it b serous?

Maybe TMJ: You could be grinding your teeth. Can't tell over the internet. See a local dentist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Last week: shooting pain in temple & back of head vein pops out for one pulse eye pain head hot can't concentrate jaw and face pain facial numbness?

Last week: shooting pain in temple & back of head vein pops out for one pulse eye pain head hot can't concentrate jaw and face pain facial numbness?

Need more history: Are all of these symptoms on one side of your head? Did they all start last week? Feel free to schedule a virtual consult with me. ...Read more

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Infected tooth was treated with antibiotics months ago, still has cavity. Face pain, pain in temples. Can this kill me? Or were antibiotics enough?

Infected tooth was treated with antibiotics months ago, still has cavity. Face pain, pain in temples. Can this kill me? Or were antibiotics enough?

Unfinished treatment: You are subjecting yourself to unnecessary pain, grief, lost time and tooth loss. Untreated dental problems do not resolve on their own. Antibiotics merely mask or temporary bring infections under control. Infections, cavities, and other dental problems just get worse over time and then return with a vengeance! I wouldn't only worry about death if I were you. Other major medical issues possible. ...Read more

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Had a cold now have head and face pain what can it be?

Had a cold now have head and face pain what can it be?

Sinusitis: Is a condition that causes the cavities around the nasal passages to become inflamed and swollen due to viral, fungal or bacterial infection. Good rest, lots of water and afrin otc usually will ameliorate the condition. If concerned or condition is persist over 1 week see your pcp for the antibiotics rx. ...Read more

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Can siniusitus cause facial pain/pressure. And head pressure 23yo female just got over a cold?

Can siniusitus cause facial pain/pressure. And head pressure 23yo female just got over a cold?

Absolutely: As a matter of fact, facial pain and pressure are the hallmark symptoms of a sinus infection. You may have started out with "just" a run-of-the-mill cold with mainly nasal drainage and congestion, but sometimes that infection will invade your maxillary and frontal sinuses, causes added facial pain and pressure, along with intense headache/pressure. Try a neti pot, hot steam, warm compresses, naproxen ...Read more

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Can having TMJ for 10 years cause head pains that worsen when you turn your head and when you press on spots on scalp? As well as facial pain?

Yes "Trigger points": The jaw joint (temporomandibular joint / tmj) consists of two bones braced by muscles in a rotating and sliding hinge relationship. Pain in the muscles that support this joint, the teeth, or the joint itself, as well as referred pain can all occur. Myofascial trigger point pain is treated by a health team consisting of possibly a chiropractor, pt, and a dentist trained in orofacial pain therapy. ...Read more

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I have pain pressure in back of head and pressure in face. Pain in head has been for three weeks face pressure just started today. What could this be?

I have pain pressure in back of head and pressure in face. Pain in head has been for three weeks face pressure just started today. What could this be?

Sinus pressure?: This could be just simple sinus pressure. A quick way to test this is to try an over the counter decongestant pill or nasal spray. If you don't have much improvement after several days, you should see your doctor for a good ENT exam. ...Read more

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What is the most common reason for chronic ear fullness, neck, head and facial pain? I have had this constantly for two years

What is the most common reason for chronic ear fullness, neck, head and facial pain? I have had this constantly for two years

Oral Facial Pain: There is no common reason for chronic pain symptoms you have. The two sources are primary pain etiology or what is called heterotropic pain referred from the source to where you experience the pain. The is a growing specialty in dentistry called orofacial pain that is well trained in the diagnosis and treatment of complex head and neck pain. This type of dentist can help you. ...Read more

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I am having episodes of facial pain from head to jaw. I have tried ibuprophen, ponstan & even high dose of nsaids but did not work. What should I do now?

I am having episodes of facial pain from head to jaw. I have tried ibuprophen, ponstan & even high dose of nsaids but did not work. What should I do now?

Oral surgeon: See an oral & maxillofacial surgeon for evaluation. You may have a TMJ problem or dental related pain. The doc will examine you, get xrays, and either treat or refer. If indicated, he/she may refer to ENT doc, neurologist, or orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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Sharp pain up back of head ear some facial pain too, neck pain dull sharp pain back of head when lying down certian ways?

Sharp pain up back of head ear some facial pain too, neck pain dull sharp pain back of head when lying down certian ways?

Headache: Sounds like tension headaches. Find comfortable head positions. Try memory foam contour pillow to sleep on at night, light massage, warm applications, Ibuprofen or naproxen. If no relief, see doc. ...Read more

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I had severe rightsided facial pain with upper toothache. MRI of head shows hypoplastic left maxillary sinus. Did this cause my pain and what is it?

I had severe rightsided facial pain with upper toothache. MRI of head shows hypoplastic left maxillary sinus. Did this cause my pain and what is it?

No: The hypoplastic sinus is unrelated to your pain. Could be TMJ or a dental abscess. See oral surgeon for diagnosis. If TMJ, see TMJ expert. ...Read more

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How long before a stroke can you experience symptoms? Terrible headache for 2 days, facial pain, twitching in right thumb. Head pressure.

How long before a stroke can you experience symptoms? Terrible headache for 2 days, facial pain, twitching in right thumb. Head pressure.

Statistically: Speaking most strokes are not preceded by symptoms. Facial pain is rarely something one experiences before a stroke. ...Read more

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Stiff neck and weird sensation in head, when bending down head feels dizzy and fuzzy. Face pain and head pain, stabbing pain in ear?

Stiff neck and weird sensation in head, when bending down head feels dizzy and fuzzy. Face pain and head pain, stabbing pain in ear?

Infection possible: Could be serious. Please be seen by your primary doctor or in an urgent care center today to rule out infection. A stiff neck is always worrisome for meningitis. ...Read more

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Had ear infection last week. Now get moments of droopy face, pain back of neck neck (feels like can't move head), lightheaded, migraines. Any ideas?

Had ear infection last week. Now get moments of droopy face, pain back of neck neck (feels like can't move head), lightheaded, migraines. Any ideas?

Could be serious: You need to see an ENT or neurologist to verify that nothing serious is going on. This may represent more than an ear infection. Imaging may be necessary to help figure this out. ...Read more

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Sinus infection cause ^BP? I also have pressure/pain in head-different spots, spasm in jaw near ears-both, facial pain/spasm over brows, nose, under eyes

Sinus infection cause ^BP? I also have pressure/pain in head-different spots, spasm in jaw near ears-both, facial pain/spasm over brows, nose, under eyes

TMJ dysfunction: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, earache, sinus pain, neck pain and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Pulsatile tinnitus, recent stabbing pain in inner ear right side, right side face pain, lightheaded, right side neck pain. Possible causes?

Pulsatile tinnitus, recent stabbing pain in inner ear right side, right side face pain, lightheaded, right side neck pain. Possible causes?

See an ENT: There are many possible causes of these types of symptoms. TMJ dysfunction, carotid stenosis and ear infection, just to name a few. However, pulsatile tinnitus mandates a medical investigation with radiological tests as well as blood-work. See an ENT for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Right side face pain, right eye hurts, numb, right hand/finger tingle, very unsteady, little confused. What should I do?

Right side face pain, right eye hurts, numb, right hand/finger tingle, very unsteady, little confused. What should I do?

Call 911: These are the most common signs and symptoms of stroke. A less severe stroke may be more difficult to recognize. Do not wait cal 911. "Time lost is brain lost." ...Read more

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Could you explain why do I have extreme facial pain in left side of my face?

Could you explain why do I have extreme facial pain in left side of my face?

Please more info: Please supply more information like:
short chronology, location duration, intensity, quality, frequency of your facial pain. What makes your pain better/worse?
Without the information is like sending a letter to los angeles without the receiver name and street number.
Respectfully. ...Read more

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Face pain with dry skin and some muscle loss; all one sided. What is this please?

See OFP specialist: Orofacial Pain specialists are dedicated exclusively to the treatment of orofacial pain, facial muscle pain, TMJ pain, jaw pain, jaw misalignment, facial pain, bruxism and TMJ disorders. Find a doctor close to where you live or work. ...Read more

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My husband had a fall, hit the side of his face. Pain started in jaw, over a few days was unbearable. Then he was diagnosied w/ Trigeminal Neurlgia.

My husband had a fall, hit the side of his face. Pain started in jaw, over a few days was unbearable. Then he was diagnosied w/ Trigeminal Neurlgia.

Can be bad!: Hopefully, this traumatic nerve damage will heal. Treatment options include Motrin, Neurontin (Lyrica), Cymbalta, and opiates (including Ultram), AND TIME. You may have heard of Trigeminal Neuralgia from Shingles which is an infectious nerve damage that may never go away. Treat aggressively and supportively, and cross your fingers! ...Read more

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I'm currently having right side of my face pain, ear, gums and teeth pain, what should I do?

I'm currently having right side of my face pain, ear, gums and teeth pain, what should I do?

Visit a dentist ASAP: Any other treatment is a temporary relief. A tooth pain won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Visit a dentist ASAP for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more