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I have a cyst on my jaw and it has never caused pain until now. It has spread and gotten really tender I need to know if I need to go to the ER or not?

I have a cyst on my jaw and it has never caused pain until now. It has spread and gotten really tender I need to know if I need to go to the ER or not?

May be infected: It is a infected cyst some times need incision and drainage of pus other times need antibiotics go to ER will treat you and send you back to your doctor for further follow up ...Read more

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What are some good home-care methods to relieve jaw tension, tenderness and stiffness caused by TMJ disorder?

What are some good home-care methods to relieve jaw tension, tenderness and stiffness caused by TMJ disorder?

Home TMJ therapy: Eating habit changes (soft diet). Relaxation exercises to reduce pain inducing stress. Conscious diaphragmatic breathing. Jaw stretching exercises for TMJ. See OFP specialist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Having chest, jaw, arm, and shoulder pains the last 5 days and they're tender when pressure is applied. What could be the possible cause?

Having chest, jaw, arm, and shoulder pains the last 5 days and they're tender when pressure is applied. What could be the possible cause?

Possible cause: The possible cause could be anything until you see a doctor about this.
If you can see a doctor soon that's OK. If not, have someone take you today to the nearest Emergency facility.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a sore neck on the left side. Rubbed it and found an almond sized tender lump under my earlobe at the angle of my jaw.

I woke up this morning with a sore neck on the left side. Rubbed it and found an almond sized tender lump under my earlobe at the angle of my jaw.

Neck mass : In this area of your neck, this could be a sebaceous cyst in the superficial skin of the neck, a lymph node, or a parotid gland mass. I do advise you see an otolaryngologist to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Can toothache cause extreme aching pain in head, temple and jaw lasting for about 5 min then going just leaving tender teeth? I do clench as well.

Can toothache cause extreme aching pain in head, temple and jaw lasting for about 5 min then going just leaving tender teeth? I do clench as well.

Yes, it can: Please see a dentist to have that tooth examined and treated. Very soon, the pain will become continuous, and eventually unbearable. And while you are at the office, have the dentist check you for bruxism and see if a night guard might benefit you. ...Read more

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Dx tmj. I have jaw tenderness, ear discomfort but can't figure out why my tongue hurts. There r no sores or swelling. Can TMJ cause the tongue pain?

Dx tmj. I have jaw tenderness, ear discomfort but can't figure out why my tongue hurts. There r no sores or swelling. Can TMJ cause the tongue pain?

Yes: The nerve to the tongue passes just in front of ear. If you have chronic inflammation in the joint tongue may be sore. But can also be from other causes. Have you asked your Dentist to take a look? Have you asked for an Orthodontic Consultation to asses occlusion and function? ...Read more

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Could injury to jaw and neck cause a swollen lymph node on the side it occurred? Like being punched, I have a bruise on my neck and jaw also. Tender

Could injury to jaw and neck cause a swollen lymph node on the side it occurred? Like being punched, I have a bruise on my neck and jaw also. Tender

How did it happen?: What you described sounds like physical abuse. If any one hit you, it is imperative that you report it to police and get out of any contact with that person.
What you think is a swollen lymph node may be bleeding into the tissue.
If you do not wish to talk to police, talk to your clergy, your parents or an other adult that you have rapport with.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Under right jaw I have lump. When I look to the right downward, and turn head upright I feel lightheaded,dizzy.lymph under arm and neck tender, causes?

Under right jaw I have lump. When I look to the right downward, and turn head upright I feel lightheaded,dizzy.lymph under arm and neck tender, causes?

Lump a concern: I suspect the lump and the dizziness are unrelated. The combined movements of your head which you describe might make anybody dizzy by slightly compromising the blood flow in your neck. This is not particularly concerning. However, lumps need attention and if it persists for a week or so, along with the tenderness, see your doctor for evaluation, especially if it seems to be enlarging. Good wishes ...Read more

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I've had pain on the right side of my neck just below my jaw, hurts to swallow, tender to touch, causes headaches, stiff neck, no fever, any ideas?

Possible infection: It is impossible to tell for sure, but you might want to check with a dentist to rule out any type of infection or change in the bone in that area. You also have salivary glands in that area and you want to rule out any type of infection. ...Read more

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What are possible causes for a one sided large, soft, non tender swelling palpable under the jaw or in the back of the throat? No fever, rash, lesion

What are possible causes for a one sided  large, soft, non tender swelling palpable under the jaw or in the back of the throat? No fever, rash, lesion

Not tumor: In addition to dr. Zapanta's explanations, would comment that tumors are hard, not soft (lymphoma typically ruber-hard, carcinoma just hard). Inflammation secondary to infection may be the most common cause if its tender... ...Read more

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The lymph node on the right hand side next under jaw is swollen & tender. I have no sore throat or cold. What could cause this?

The lymph node on the right hand side next under jaw is swollen & tender. I have no sore throat or cold. What could cause this?

Lymph node jaw area: This may or may not be a lymph node. eg the salivary glands can plug up and swell to cause a lump in that area. In any case you need to see your doctor to find out if you have a problem or not. ...Read more

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What can cause one sided moderate ear pain, eye pain, facial pain, throat pain and tenderness beneath the jaw and ear? It's one-sided only.

What can cause one sided moderate ear pain, eye pain, facial pain, throat pain and tenderness beneath the jaw and ear? It's one-sided only.

Many possibilities: It could be anything from a muscle strain to a tumor... Unfortunately without more information i would be guessing. I would suggest seeing a facial pain specialist, usually a dentist, or an ENT physician for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause a sore bottom jaw?

Can sinusitis cause a sore bottom jaw?

Not really: lower jaw or dental pain would be unusual for sinusitis. Upper jaw pain however may be a symptom of sinusitis. ...Read more

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What to do for a sore jaw and what causes it, just the one side?

What to do for a sore jaw and what causes it, just the one side?

See a dentist: You must be examined and x-rayed by a dentist and additionally by a medical doctor. The causes are multiple. ...Read more

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What can cause sore glands under the jaw?

Many things: Many things including strep throat, mono, lymphoma, infected teeth. More history needed. See your MD ASAP. ...Read more

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What cause your glands in your neck and jaw to swell and be sore? Also been having headaches for the last few days.

What cause your glands in your neck and jaw to swell and be sore? Also been having headaches for the last few days.

Glands: Your neck glands can be swollen from a viral infection, sinus infection, teeth problem, etc. If your symptoms persist for more than 72 hours see your doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Can swollen glands cause a sore jaw?

Can swollen glands cause a sore jaw?

Yes.: Whether lymph nodes or other glands that are swollen - this can cause pain. ...Read more

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Could leukoplakia cause sore spots on the gums on my lower jaw?

Could leukoplakia cause sore spots on the gums on my lower jaw?

Yes: Leukoplakia can be accompanied by ulcers or other more serious problems such as oral cancer. Best to have this evaluated in person. ...Read more

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My jaw is sore after using a mouth guard for rugby. What is the cause?

My jaw is sore after using a mouth guard for rugby. What is the cause?

Many possibilities: Traumatc blow to face, generic rather than custom mouth guard, fracture, ligament strain, clenching, joint compression, etc. in other words, see your Dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause painful lump nodes under your jaw it's been sore for about 2weeks?

Can allergies cause painful lump nodes under your jaw it's been sore for about 2weeks?

Possibly: But since it is going on 2 weeks you need to see your doctor and make sure there is not another problem such as a salivary gland stone. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a swollen jaw that is half the size of a tennis ball? Sore along the jaw line. No color distortion.

What is the cause of a swollen jaw that is half the size of a tennis ball? Sore along the jaw line. No color distortion.

Swollen jaw: Swollen jaw without trauma or injury is usually the infection. Please see a dentist right away. Have xray of jaw and possibly get antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have a mouth sore that causes pain when i chew and swallow food. It is not visible on the inside of my mouth but can be felt offsetting my jaw line.?

I have a mouth sore that causes pain when i chew and swallow food. It is not visible on the inside of my mouth but can be felt offsetting my jaw line.?

Mouth sore/jaw pain: This could be anything from an abscessed tooth to something more serious. If it's not visible inside your mouth, that's unusual. If you feel a lump on your jaw line, you would probably benefit from an x-ray. See your family dentist or local oral surgeon and get it looked at. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore on my gum and it hurts really badly. Can canker sore cause jaw soreness?

I have a canker sore on my gum and it hurts really badly. Can canker sore cause jaw soreness?

Jaw: I don't think that the jaw soreness is related to the canker sore. But, cankers can occur on any type of mucocutaneous tissue. ...Read more

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Cold sore on tongue caused a swollen lymph node under jaw. No longer painful but lymph node stayed and it wont go down. Is the lymph node a problem?

Not necessarily: You could watch and wait. If the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, you should see a doctor.
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What cause one swollen lymph node under the jaw? I have a mouth sore but is clearing up. Thanks

What cause one swollen lymph node under the jaw? I have a mouth sore but is clearing up. Thanks

Likely the sore: Mouth sore is in all likelihood responsible for the enlarged node. The node will subside as the mouth sore heals, though there may be some lag. ...Read more

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I am on celexa (citalopram) for 3 years , can celexa (citalopram) cause sore neck , sore jaw and pressure in ears ?

I am on celexa (citalopram) for 3 years , can celexa (citalopram) cause sore neck , sore jaw and pressure in ears ?

Unlikly but possible: Severe dry mouth or xerostomia can be a side effect of any medication. However the degree would have to be so severe that something like a parotid gland stone has formed which is causing the problem. Additionally your would have many other anticholinergic symptoms and probably more than just the Celexa (citalopram) is involved if at all.
In other words it is possible but an ENT specialist may best to check it. ...Read more