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I have a knot in front of my earlobe that's been there for a few months. It's hard, moves a little, and causes bad ear pain. Lobe occasionally numb. ?

I have a knot in front of my earlobe that's been there for a few months. It's hard, moves a little, and causes bad ear pain. Lobe occasionally numb. ?

Keloid?: This sounds like a keloid most likely. These most commonly develop following ear piercing or other trauma and are more common in darker skinned people. They can be removed by a dermatologist or other surgeon if large. If small injections with steroid can help decrease them in size and reduce pain. ...Read more

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Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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Can TMJ cause ear pain. Soreness under ear and a little discomfort in front of ear. Ear pain is a deep ache. Jaw opens crooked and pops. Comes & goes.

Can TMJ cause ear pain. Soreness under ear and a little discomfort in front of ear. Ear pain is a deep ache. Jaw opens crooked and pops. Comes & goes.

TMJ ear pain: What you are describing is very suggestive of TMJ inflammation especially if you have malocclusion ( teeth don't fit properly). You can take Ibuprofen for the pain, avoid chewing gum, avoid straining the jaw by yawning. You will likely need a dental split or appliance prescribed or created for you by your dentist to minimize the joints hypermobility. You should see your dentist soon. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause itchy achy deep ear pain? I have ear pain when swallowing, jaw clicks, sore under ear and neck. Dr says jaw opens crooked. It's annoying

Can TMJ cause itchy achy deep ear pain? I have ear pain when swallowing, jaw clicks, sore under ear and neck. Dr says jaw opens crooked. It's annoying

TMJ plus: All are symptoms of TMJ expect itchy ear. You may also have external otitis (swimmers ear). See ENT doc for ears. O/W see TMJ espert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Right side throat pain just under jaw, only hurts when swallowing, but also causes ear pain, again, only when I swallow?

Right side throat pain just under jaw, only hurts when swallowing,  but also causes ear pain, again, only when I swallow?

TMJ: It's possible that you have "Temporomandibular Joint syndrome", also known as "TMJ Syndrome". This is not scary, and most of the time it resolves on it's own, if you experience pain, tylenol or Ibuprofen are okay to take. If or gets worse, you can see a doctor for prescription medication and sometimes they can do an injection. Grinding your teeth at night is a common cause. Best wishes! ...Read more

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TMD dx. Ear pain, sore muscle down front of neck, popping jaw. Can this cause lower jaw pain next to molars under tongue? Cold fluid causes ear pain?

TMD dx. Ear pain, sore muscle down front of neck, popping jaw. Can this cause lower jaw pain next to molars under tongue? Cold fluid causes ear pain?

Pain and dysfunction: If the tmj/tmd issues last for awhile, some symptoms can affect the ear (s) in many ways. You may develop ringing in the ears; earaches, popping-grating-clicking that is heard constantly in the ears; roaring muffled sounds; hearing loss; on and on. It is better to see an ENT first if you have ear symptoms to rule out it being the ears as the source of the problem. ...Read more

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TMJ diagnosis can it caused ear pain when swallowing? Sore under ear, temple, front neck muscle and ear pain when eating & swallowing. Jaw clicks too. :(

TMJ: These are all symptoms of TMJ dysfunction. Most TMJ dysfunction is caused by bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), or a bad bite. Make an appointment with your dentist or a dentist who treats TMJ dysfunction for an examination. You might also want to see an ENT specialist to rule out any ear or head and neck infections. ...Read more

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What can cause ear pain?

What can cause ear pain?

Ear vs TMJ: Most common cause of ear pain is infection. Can be other ear problems. Most common cause of ear pain not due to ear is jaw joint (TMJ) problem. See ENT doc. If negative for ear pain, have oral surgeon examine jaw joint. If positive, see TMJ expert. Get referral from oral surgeon ...Read more

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What causes sharp ear pain?

What causes sharp ear pain?

See below: The cause may be an inner ear infection, an infection of the ear canal, etc. ...Read more

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