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For the last 5 days, I get severe throbbing pain inside left ear when I yawn or open my mouth. I do not have a cold. I clench my teeth in my sleep.

For the last 5 days, I get severe throbbing pain inside left ear when I yawn or open my mouth. I do not have a cold. I clench my teeth in my sleep.

TMD: You may have a disorder related to your jaw joint or tmj. I would suggest seeing a dentist that can diagnose the problem and offer appropriate non surgical treatment. ...Read more

Yawning (Definition)

Yawning is opening the mouth semi-voluntarily while taking a long, deep breath of air. It is a type of reflex action controlled by the brain (a person cannot yawn on command). Yawning is normal, and usually due to drowsiness or tiredness. However, excessive yawning that happens much more often than normal may be caused by vagus nerve signals, due ...Read more


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I am experiencing head trauma, I hit the side of my head 24 hrs ago and have a lump and pain while chewing and yawning, is this normal, should I seek medical attention?

I am experiencing head trauma, I hit the side of my head 24 hrs ago and have a lump and pain while chewing and yawning, is this normal, should I seek medical attention?

No and Yes: No, pain/swelling is not normal. Yes, medical attention is advisable. Call and report your traumatic incident and your current symptoms. Let your practitioners decide if they want to see you or if any additional care is necessary. ...Read more

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I hit my left temple pretty hard today on some wood and it had been hurting all day. I have a head ache and throbbing. It hurts when I chew?

I hit my left temple pretty hard today on some wood and it had been hurting all day. I have a head ache and throbbing. It hurts when I chew?

Head injury: If you can chew that is a good sign. Are your teeth OK? Unlikely a jaw fracture if that is OK, however, if symptoms are not improving in a couple days get checked. As far as head injury, if you did not pass out and as long as you are not on some blood thinner the headache can be treated with Tylenol (acetaminophen) and rest. If worsening headache, vomiting or you feel weak on one side get checked. ...Read more

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33 yr. Old female. Pain in ear, hurts when I chew, yawn, etc. What could be the cause?

33 yr. Old female. Pain in ear, hurts when I chew, yawn, etc. What could be the cause?

Temporal mandibular: Joint dysfunction, or inflammation of the joint where the jaw or mandible is attached to the skull will cause pain with chewing, etc. This is often caused by clenching the teeth, excessive chewing hard foods, or poor alignment of the teeth. Take ibuprofen for a few days, stop chewing gum or hard foods. If it doesn't improve, see your dentist for assessment and possible bite guard for sleeping. ...Read more

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I got hit in the jaw, and now I am having throbbing pain in my ear ever since.

I got hit in the jaw, and now I am having throbbing pain in my ear ever since.

Nerve pain: From a jaw injury can certainly hurt in the ear. With these symptoms, an exam with your physician is a good idea. Some anti-inflammatory medicine such as ibuprofen if you can take it, would be helpful as you wait for your appointment. ...Read more

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My ears are clogged I try to yawn chew gum it won't work I hear crackling sounds I use a tip to wax my ears time to time but still clog any suggestion?

My ears are clogged I try to yawn chew gum it won't work I hear crackling sounds I use a tip to wax my ears time to time but still clog any suggestion?

Wax or otitis: It is due to wax tou need to remove the wax. Otc wax removal work, but if not is better to see a health professional to remove the wax. If it is otitis you need a physician to take a look. ...Read more

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Jawbone hurts by ear. Hurts when I chew or open my mouth like if I yawn. Makes it difficult to eat. Had it before a couple myths ago but went away.

Jawbone hurts by ear. Hurts when I chew or open my mouth like if I yawn. Makes it difficult to eat. Had it before a couple myths ago but went away.

TMJ: You describe temporomandibular joint pain. See your dentist but beware: many people get better on their own with a little time. Don't rush into major surgery. ...Read more

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Reason for cracking noise near my left ear whenever I open my mouth, chew or yawn? It started way before but recently been hearing it stronger

Reason for cracking noise near my left ear whenever I open my mouth, chew or yawn? It started way before but recently been hearing it stronger

TMJ joint issue: This popping is a joint (TMJ) issue where the disk in the joint become dislocated...same thing as in a popping knee or shoulder. If it is causing you issues I would see a TMJ specialist or an orthodontist with good TMJ experience. No worries

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I started having pain in left ear and temple when chewing or yawning. Also have had problems with discs in my neck. Could it cause ear pain?

I started having pain in left ear and temple when chewing or yawning. Also have had problems with discs in my neck. Could it cause ear pain?

Doubt it.: This is more like a problem with TMJ. See your dentist or ENT for further workup. This may cause great pain but is not a serious disorder
Best wishes. ...Read more

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I hit my eardrum while cleaning my ears now it hurts to yawn, burp, and hiccup?

I hit my eardrum while cleaning my ears now it hurts to yawn, burp, and hiccup?

Ear: You may have pushed wax up against your eardrum or injured the eardrum. Keep it dry when showering with earplugs but you should see an ENT asap to check it out ...Read more

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Will I get bad ear pain on an airplane if I have a small cold like only a stuffy nose? If yes, will chewing or yawning prevent it for sure?

Will I get bad ear pain on an airplane if I have a small cold like only a stuffy nose? If yes, will chewing or yawning prevent it for sure?

Valsalva: Chewing or yawning will help release the pressure. A valsalva maneuver where you hold your nose (pinch it) and blow gently will equalize the pressure when needed. ...Read more

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I got hit right where the jaw connects to the neck. And my ear hurts when I yawn or hiccup. It is also swollen in that area. Could it be the glands?

I got hit right where the jaw connects to the neck. And my ear hurts when I yawn or hiccup. It is also swollen in that area. Could it be the glands?

No: It could be the neck of the mandible or the tissues surrounding it. Treat it like a bad bruise or contusion. If it is not improving or your bite is off, see your dentist. All the best. ...Read more

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I hit the back of my ear and now my throat hurts when I swallow or yawn what's wrong?

I hit the back of my ear and now my throat hurts when I swallow or yawn what's wrong?

ENT: I would suggest an ENT evaluation to make sure that you have not injured your eustachain tubes. Cannot diagnose online- sorry. ...Read more

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My throat doesn't feel sore but it hurts when I yawn, also, my left ear hurts at the same time when I yawn? Chewing and swallowing doesn't hurt.

My throat doesn't feel sore but it hurts when I yawn, also, my left ear hurts at the same time when I yawn? Chewing and swallowing doesn't hurt.

Your throat pain: Your throat discomfort with yawning indicates local inflammatory tissue in and around your eustacian tube. The discomfort that radiates to your left ear is part of that. ...Read more

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Noise when I talk or swallow -like snapping or ticking from muscles in the vicinity of my ears. It hurts as well. Eustachian tubes are fine I was tested, no TMJ pain when chew/yawn.

Noise when I talk or swallow -like snapping or ticking from muscles in the vicinity of my ears. It hurts as well. Eustachian tubes are fine I was tested, no TMJ pain when chew/yawn.

Noise when swallowin: The noise you are hearing may be due to a slight dislocation of the disc in the tmj. The absence of pain is good and this may not become a problem. I would still recommend that you see a dentist that treats tmd to properly diagnosis the problem and determine if the disc location will be a problem in the future. ...Read more

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Noise when I talk or swallow -like snapping or ticking from muscles in the vicinity of my ears. It hurts as well. Eustachian tubes are fine I was tested, no TMJ pain when chew/yawn.

Its OK.: Crepitus refers to joint noises, such as popping and cracking in the joints as tmj. It can be quite disturbing & cause concern, particularly if it shows up suddenly. In most cases, these noises are not indicative of any underlying problem. Most joint crepitus, cracking and popping usually has a 'bark that is worse than its bite.' there is likely no concern. If any pain arises see a prosthodontist. ...Read more

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6 hours ago I hit the middle of my head getting up quickly on freezer. It was very hard. Iced immediately. My head hurts a lot. It's throbbing.

6 hours ago I hit the middle of my head getting up quickly on freezer. It was very hard. Iced immediately. My head hurts a lot. It's throbbing.

COncussion: If you were not knocked out or down and have minimal symptoms it is not an issue. Headings, nausea, visual problems, concentration issues, sleep disturbances, personality changes and appetite changes can be symptoms of concussion. If these happen see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Yesterday I reached down and hit the middle of the top of my head on the corner of my wardrobe. Now I have a throbbing pain in my left temple, help?

Common symptom: You had a "contusion" which can be associated w pain and swelling. Usually icing and taking an otc med like tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, alleve, advil etc can be helpful. If other symptoms such as vision canges, dizziness, balance problems confusion arises- then proceed to be seen immediately. Otherwise- you just "bumped your head". ...Read more

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I hit my head very very hard easter sunday there was a decent sozed goose egg on my head, I have been having spuratic throbbing headaches every since?

Post-traumatic HA's: Head trauma can result in a variety of post-traumatic acquired headaches, and yours maybe migraine in character. The pattern can be broken up by typical preventative interventions, such as botox, depakote, topirimate, naproxen, and even some otc remedies. Discuss an approach with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hit my head on a door handle. Now have slight pain and when I yawn.

Hit my head on a door handle. Now have slight pain and when I yawn.

Scalp contusion: The slight pain is expected and should be localized to the area of impact. Depending on the location of the impact, the muscle involved in yawning may have been injured at the same time. Again, this should be localized and the pain one sided. Although rare, pathological yawning from brain injury is described in the medical literature. ...Read more

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I get a deep throbbing pain in the left side of my head, behind my eye, and my left temple. It wakes me up or knocks me down depending when it hits.

I get a deep throbbing pain in the left side of my head, behind my eye, and my left temple. It wakes me up or knocks me down depending when it hits.

R/O TENSION HA: The 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus, migraine and cluster. The muscles that originate at the base of the neck insert near the temple. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) /daypro. Muscle relaxant ie KLONOPIN/ FLEXERIL. Meditation/Yoga/Biofeedback. GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH. Com You need a full exam an blood work to be through. If symptoms worsen seek medical evaluation ...Read more

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I've had migraines my whole life this isn't. Stabbing/throbbing pain only on the side of my head I hit in an mva on 4/4/14 with blurred/loss of vision?

I've had migraines my whole life this isn't. Stabbing/throbbing pain only on the side of my head I hit in an mva on 4/4/14 with blurred/loss of vision?

Need Evaluation: Get a brain MRI and see a neurologist if you haven't already. If you have blurring vision, vomiting, headache, than I would go to the emergency room right now. ...Read more

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I was hit in the head recently and my temple is very swollen and my jaw is sore and my head throbbing what can this mean?

I was hit in the head recently and my temple is very swollen and my jaw is sore and my head throbbing what can this mean?

Closed Head Injury: Depending on the injury you sustained, it is possible that you have a simple contusion or more significant fracture. If your symptoms do not resolve, you have nausea/vomiting, vision changes or loss of consciousness it would be wise to seek the advice of your physician for testing and evaluation. ...Read more