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Right side of my jaw at the top close to my cheek has pressure on it and when I push on it it stings what could b doing it?

Right side of my jaw at the top close to my cheek has pressure on it and when I push on it it stings what could b doing it?

TMJ?: This could be temperomandibular joint disorder (tmj). This is like an arthritis in your jaw joint that can be very painful, feel like pressure, and can often cause pretty bad headaches (which I see you have as well). It also could be early trigeminal neuralgia, but much less likely. For tmj, first, stop chewing gum if you are. Next, see your doc for treatments, from nightgard, injections, to pt. ...Read more

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Shooting pain left temple cheek bone and pressure on the eye what can cause this?

Shooting pain left temple cheek bone and pressure on the eye what can cause this?

Many possibilities: How long,? throbbing, ? sinus pressure, ? jaw pain. You need to be seen to rule out temporal arteritis. You are in the wrong age group, but without knowing your medical history it is important to rule out this possibly blinding disease. ...Read more

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18, lump in inner cheek, <1cm, felt appl pressure, mucosa=normal, no pain, no>in size& shape>9months, not visible, lower part. Any reasons to worry abt cancer?

18, lump in inner cheek, <1cm, felt appl pressure, mucosa=normal, no pain, no>in size& shape>9months, not visible, lower part. Any reasons to worry abt cancer?

Not High Probability: A painless <1cm lump in the mucosal tissues of the cheek with no changes in the size or shape in 9 months at the age of 18 would not be high on the list for cancer. However, it does warrant evaluation by a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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I have a heavy pressure like feeling in my right cheek. Feels like it's drooping but it's not. I'm scared it's a bleed on the brain or something?

I have a heavy pressure like feeling in my right cheek. Feels like it's drooping but it's not. I'm scared it's a bleed on the brain or something?

Right cheek feeling: This should be evaluated by a neurologist most likely. The 5Th cranial nerve controls the muscles of mastication and the 7Th the sensation to the face. Do you have numbness in your tongue? Is there pain assoc.? Do you bite your cheek? I can't give you a definitive answer without examining you and possibly evaluating an MRI. Seek attention. ...Read more

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Right butt cheek hurts whenever I put pressure on it like sitting on it or moving around?

Right butt cheek hurts whenever I put pressure on it like sitting on it or moving around?

Buttock pain: May be a bruise or generalized muscle ache. Possibly you hit the are and do not remember, or a bug bite maybe, etc. If it persists and or gets worse, see a dr. ...Read more

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Sinusitis with cheek and jaw pain and pressure in left temple?

Sinus or tooth?: How was the diagnosis of sinusitis made? You need an xray to diagnose sinusitis accurately. Sometimes with infection of an upper molar or premolar, your primary symptoms can be cheek pain, jaw pain and headache. Check with your dentist to make sure it's not a tooth problem. ...Read more

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It feels like my eye has a greasy film, pressure on Apple of my cheek but eye looks normal... what could it be?

It feels like my eye has a greasy film, pressure on Apple of my cheek but eye looks normal... what could it be?

Without looking at U: I can't say anything for certain, but you likely have a condition affecting the tear film in your eye. Infection of the eye (pink eye), tear duct blockage, foreign body or sinusitis. Normal tears have 3 components, aqueous, lipid layer and proteins including immunoglobulin A, which protects from infection. The lipid layer holds the water and protein in. A doc with an ophthalmoscope can answer this ...Read more

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I am experiencing pressure around my teeth after a root canal 5 days ago and sores in the inside cheek. What is this?

I am experiencing pressure around my teeth after a root canal 5 days ago and sores in the inside cheek. What is this?

Contact DDS: See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis. Variables may include, irritation from the rubber dam clamp, possible check biting or residual complications from the root canal therapy which may need an antibiotic, drainage or a fracture may be evident. ...Read more

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I have a cold for a week and now I see a white line inside my mouth in the cheek. What is that? I also fewl pressure around my cheeks to my head?

I have a cold for a week and now I see a white line inside my mouth in the cheek. What is that? I also fewl pressure around my cheeks to my head?

DDS and MD: If you want to know exactly what's going on and how best to relieve your discomfort, you will need to see both your physician for the cold and a dentist to evaluate any intraoral conditions or problems. ...Read more

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What can cause a heavy pressure under my cheek bones, about at my jaw. Not painful, just lots of pressure feeling. Bend over and head feels full.

What can cause a heavy pressure under my cheek bones, about at my jaw. Not painful, just lots of pressure feeling. Bend over and head feels full.

Acute sinusitis: The are behind the cheekbones are the maxillary sinuses. These can become congested from infection or allergy and can actually have a fluid buildup which when changing head position will give the feeling of fullness, pain in the upper teeth and or ear pain. While not an acute situation you should see you local MD for medications and possibly radiographs. ...Read more

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Why do I feal like I got all this stress choking my heart is like all pressured inside my chest no heart os gone I got it cheek out?

Why do I feal like I got all this stress choking my heart is like all pressured inside my chest no heart os gone I got it cheek out?

Confusing question: I'm sorry that I don't understand all of what you're asking -- your "heart os gone I got it cheek out"? Anxiety and stress can show up as feelings of chest pressure in many people. If you've seen your physician and ruled out physical heart disease, that's good. But a therapist may be able to help you sort out "all this stress" and help you relieve it. Ask your doctor for a referral. ...Read more

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Have right side pressure in the upper right eye area and radiates down into my cheek and temple area, happens a couple times a day maybe 3xwk?

Have right side pressure in the upper right eye area and radiates down into my cheek and temple area, happens a couple times a day maybe 3xwk?

Right eye pain: Follow up with doctor/ urgent care in next 24 hours make sure not temporal arteritis an autoimmune issue or could be the beginning of a shingles infection or herpes I. Would also follow up with an optometrist (like in lenscrafter) to make sure no glaucoma or abnormal findings behind eye. ...Read more

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Eye feels heavy underneath. I when I bend forward it feels like pressure build up around my eye and on top of cheek. Eye exam ok, decongestant didn't?

Eye feels heavy underneath. I when I bend forward it feels like pressure build up around my eye and on top of cheek. Eye exam ok, decongestant didn't?

Sounds like: sinusitis. Consult with your doctor or ENT specialist for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment, especially if decongestants did not work for you. ...Read more

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My aunt has a bed sore on her right butt cheek. Will using donut shaped cushions helpful in relieving the pressure?

Makes it worse: You might think a doughnut cushion may get the pressure off but the circle around the wound has been shown to hamper the circulation to the area as well as "force" the injured area down into a hole which squeezes it and causes pressure. The real answer is to spread the pressure evenly over a larger area with a larger cushion to cover the entire or more, simply keep them off that area at all times. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of a sinus infection. Just pressure on the left side of head & cheek. What should I take? I have amoxicillin pills should I take them?

I have symptoms of a sinus infection. Just pressure on the left side of head & cheek. What should I take? I have amoxicillin pills should I take them?

Sinus infection: It may be an infection or perhaps an allergic situation. It is not advisable to self medicate with antibiotics. Try nasal spray, decongestants e.g. Sudafed, lots of fluid, chicken soup and vitamin c. If you do not get better call your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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1 week Pain/pressure around and under capped lower molar also pea size firm bump moveable at jaw line in area of tooth bump in cheek. What is this?

1 week Pain/pressure around and under capped lower molar also pea size firm bump moveable at jaw line in area of tooth bump in cheek. What is this?

Possible abscess: I strongly suspect that decay has gotten under your cap (crown) and infected the nerve of the tooth. Go see your dentist or an Endodontist. (root canal specialist). Good luck. ...Read more

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Sinus pressure and drainage for 3+weeks. This a.m. have severe pain in my left cheek, pain when blinking my eye and pain to eat. What's going on?

Sinus pressure and drainage for 3+weeks. This a.m. have severe pain in my left cheek, pain when blinking my eye and pain to eat. What's going on?

Probable sinusitis: You didn't mention if you were treated for this. It sounds like you have a sinus infection (sinusitis). Sinuses are large "cavities' in the facial bones and infection and inflammation put pressure on face, in all directions, so your eye and teeth symptoms are consistent with sinusitis. You should probably be on decongestants and antibiotics for at least 14 days. ...Read more

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I have pressure in my right cheek, my right ear feels a bit sore and I have VERY irritated gums along my upper right gum line. What could this be?

I have pressure in my right cheek, my right ear feels a bit sore and I have VERY irritated gums along my upper right gum line. What could this be?

See any dentist ASAP: A tooth abscess 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. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See any dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Pressure behind my eye and cheek bone. It's been off and on for a month+. Could this be a brain tumor?

Extremely unlikely: More likely is that you have some sinus congestion, possibly from infection (sinusitis) or inflammation due to allergy. You should see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Pressure and pain around eye, cheek, ear and scalp on right side. Ct, mir clear. Is this sinus related. Could scans have missed something?

Pressure and pain around eye, cheek, ear and scalp on right side. Ct, mir clear. Is this sinus related. Could scans have missed something?

MRI, and CT can lag: Behind the diagnosis by 2 or 3 days. So doctors treat clinical symptoms, not just images. Depends if you are congested or not. If not, then your imaging could be negative. Your doctor will tell you whether they are actively going to treat you for your sinuses or if you have a generalized head cold which won't show up on a CT, or MRI. Follow your doctor's advice. Their exam showed best how to treat. ...Read more

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Slight bulge as wide as a penny, on top of head. Has been there for yrs. Extremely painful, only when slight pressure is applied i.e. when shampooing.

Slight bulge as wide as a penny, on top of head. Has been there for yrs. Extremely painful, only when slight pressure is applied i.e. when shampooing.

Possible cyst: An exam by your primary care can sort this out easily. Please make an appointment soon. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Feels a pressure in my head. What could it be?

Headache.: By definition this is a headache. There are at least 25 common causes for a headache and a hundred more less common. The vast majority of headaches even at your age are benign. ...Read more

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Pressure in temples and top of head?

Headache: You may have a simple head ache. Try taking over the counter head ache meds and if it persists, see a dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pressure in head during cocaine usage?

Pressure in head during cocaine usage?

Headache: During or following cocaine use is a common problem. The best resolution is to stop cocaine use. It is so dangerous. I am not sure what your question is. If there is a specific question - please resubmit & be clear about what you would like to know. ...Read more

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What to do for head pressure when I lay down?

What to do for head pressure when I lay down?

See a doctor: As I always say to others, any type of headache can be benign, but there are serious causes to consider as well and these must always be ruled out. ...Read more

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What can cause pressure in head while walking?

What can cause pressure in head while walking?

Many things: If you already have a headache disorder, the physical exercise from walking may be sufficient to cause pressure in the head. If you have no headache disorder, the likeliest probability is a neck problem. But also consider sinus inflammation, hypertension, etc. ...Read more

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What can instantly relieve head pressure/tension?

What can instantly relieve head pressure/tension?

Stretching temples: It depends on the cause; common tension headaches can be due to muscular tension and stretching the temples by massaging them with fingertips could be helpful. Also try taking some ice in a thin cloth and rub it on the temples and back of the neck. ...Read more

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I am feling pressure in my head what's that reason?

I am feling pressure in my head what's that reason?

Several possibilties: Elevated blood pressure is one cause. That is one of concern. Muscle spasms in the neck or jaw could cause it. Stress, posture, sleeping position, daily activities that stress the neck all could de involved. Start with the blood pressure check. ...Read more

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Pressure in one spot of my head that comes and goes?

Pressure in one spot of my head that comes and goes?

Headache.: While a large number of headaches are benign, there are some clinical factors that argue towards testing being done, just to be sure. When one gets a headache always in the same particular spot, we usually like to do some testing - blood tests and MRI of the brain - just to be sure. ...Read more

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What can cause pressure feeling in head and headaches?

What can cause pressure feeling in head and headaches?

Multiple reasons: Headaches are difficult to accurately assess. Your diagnosis depends on the characteristics of the headache. Where does is hurt? Are there provocative factors?

Sinusitis is notorious for causing pressure type headaches but migraines, tension and cluster headaches can present similarly. ...Read more

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Why is my head so full of pressure and making. Me dizyzy?

Why is my head so full of pressure and making. Me dizyzy?

Allergies: Sounds like you have allergies best to consult a physician but you can first try over the counter Allegra or Claritin (loratadine) and see if it helps. ...Read more

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Why does the top of my head hurt? It is a pressure headache.

Why does the top of my head hurt? It is a pressure headache.

Tension headaches: Top of the head can mean tension type headache although the nature of the pain along with accompanied signs and symptoms. For pressure like or tension like pain, applying ice on the neck as well as on temples for a few minutes can help. ...Read more