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Doctor insights on: Ear Plugged Caused Swollen Gland

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What could cause a swollen jaw and ear tissue or gland?

What could cause a swollen jaw and ear tissue or gland?

Varied: Many. Could be tooth problem, jaw joint problem, muscles in pain around TMJ. bruxism, parotid gland problem. . I would start with an oral surgeon to diagnose/make recommendations. ...Read more

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What would cause the gland in my head near ear to be swolen? Feeling fine and no other glands swollen

What would cause the gland in my head near ear to be swolen?  Feeling fine and no other glands swollen

It depnds on its siz: You should monitor the size of your lymph gland. If it is less than 1.5 cm, it may not be anything to worry about. But if it is getting bigger and gets to be 2 cm or larger, then you should consult your doctor, as a biopsy may be desirable to find the cause. Nothing immediately to worry about, but check if it is growing over the next 1-2 months or not.. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can thyroiditis cause swollen glands and pain in the ears?

Hello docs. I was wondering can thyroiditis cause swollen glands and pain in the ears?

Possibly: Autoimmune thyroiditis (hashimoto's) can be associated with diffuse enlargement of lymph nodes, including those behind the ears. Other systemic symptoms may occur. ...Read more

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I think I have a swollen gland in my throat. Which one would be the one that affects the ear and what can cause this?

I think I have a swollen gland in my throat. Which one would be the one that affects the ear and what can cause this?

Swollen glands: does not effect the ears but the virus or bacteria in the throat can inflame the eustachian tube and causes blockage . These blockages affects your ears. ...Read more

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Would a perforated ear drum cause a swollen gland under the jaw?

Would a perforated ear drum cause a swollen gland under the jaw?

Infection: of the ear would cause both. It's a pretty serious condition that requires attention. ...Read more

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Pain behind the ear and in upper jaw with swollen glands what causes this?

Pain behind the ear and in upper jaw with swollen glands what causes this?

Likely infection: Pain such as the one you are reporting can occur by a nearby infection such as sinusitis, sore throat, skin infection etc. If such complaints are experienced then one should definitely see their physician to be worked up the various causes. ...Read more

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I have sore swollen gland underneath the ear, cheek swollen inside mouth and bad taste in the mouth. What would cause this? Dentist or dr. Problem?

I have sore swollen gland underneath the ear, cheek swollen inside mouth and bad taste in the mouth. What  would cause this? Dentist or dr. Problem?

Parotitis: Parotitis is an inflammation of the parotid gland, which is a salivary gland on the side of the face just in front of and under the ear. Given the associated bad taste, i suspect you may have a bacterial infection of that gland and a course of antibiotics is recommended. You can see your primary care physician for this problem. ...Read more

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