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I have a pain under my left ear and under the jaw bone to touch.?

I have a pain under my left ear and under the jaw bone to touch.?

TMJ: Temporomandibular joint dysfucntion/pain is a common cause of ear pain. If you tend to grind your teeth or have poor occlusion due to missing teeth or some anatomical variant, you may be especially prone to develop the dysfunction of this joint. There may be other types of problems causing similar symtpoms, though. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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I have an enlarged gland about 3 fingers below my left ear just under my jaw bone for about 2.5 years. No symptoms, CT scan was negative. What can it?

I have an enlarged gland about 3 fingers below my left ear just under my jaw bone for about 2.5 years. No symptoms, CT scan was negative. What can it?

Otolaryngologist: This could be an enlarged salivary gland caused by a blockage in a duct. Also, a solitary enlarged lymph gland or cyst. Have an otolaryngologist examine you and advise you. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a grape sized lump under my left ear right behind my jaw bone. I am gauging my ears, & that ear is sore, so could it be just an infection?

Hi, I have a grape sized lump under my left ear right behind my jaw bone. I am gauging my ears, & that ear is sore, so could it be just an infection?

Yes: It could be "just an infection", but this should be evaluated by your doctor and treated appropriately. If you were concerned that this lump might be a cancer that seems improbable, but a doctor needs to see it and feel it to be certain what it is likely to be due to. ...Read more

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Hard lump behind my left ear right at the top of the jaw bone?

Need exam: This is the area of the parotid gland. Could be a parotid tumor, or lymph node, or enlargement of TMJ. See ENT doc for exam. ...Read more

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Grape sized bone like lump underneath left ear behind jaw bone. It's been there for aprox 2.5 years... No palpable symptoms?

Grape sized bone like lump underneath left ear behind jaw bone.  It's been there for aprox 2.5 years... No palpable symptoms?

Lymph node: It's probably an enlarged lymph node but could be other things as well. Get it checked out to ensure it's ok. ...Read more

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Frequent headaches over past year & every day for about 2+ weeks. Also, have pain in left ear, left throat/neck, & a small lump near end of jaw bone.

Frequent headaches over past year & every day for about 2+ weeks. Also, have pain in left ear, left throat/neck, & a small lump near end of jaw bone.

Temporal arteritis?: This is a possibility that temporal arteritis could cause these symptoms but you must consider a malignancy in the vestibular system as well ...Read more

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2-3cm lump below left ear under jaw bone for almost 3 yrs now, year 2 CT scan showed nothing. Dr. Thinks is swollen salivary gland. No symptoms.?

2-3cm lump below left ear under jaw bone for almost 3 yrs now, year 2 CT scan showed nothing. Dr. Thinks is swollen salivary gland. No symptoms.?

See Oral Surgeon: There are some other rather benign tumors might show normal sign on ct or x-rays. Of course, if it is swollen salivary gland, then it must has a reason that cause it. Please consult an oral surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there need to be concerned about a lump/swelling that continues to appear. No pain. Located under the jaw bone below ear. Fever 99 -100. Tyl not w?

Is there need to be concerned about a lump/swelling that continues to appear.  No pain. Located under the jaw bone below ear. Fever 99 -100. Tyl not w?

Yes: Get checked. It could be infection but it could be something more serious like a tumor. If there is a mass that persists a few weeks with no symptoms and for no reason, it may need a scan and/or a biopsy. This is especially the case if there is a history of smoking and drinking or skin cancers for this part of the body. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lump under my left ear/start or my jaw it's about the size of a grape it's grew the past few weeks and became rather sore and sensitive on the lump and all over my left side of my neck down to my collar bone is it serious?

I have a swollen lump under my left ear/start or my jaw it's about the size of a grape it's grew the past few weeks and became rather sore and sensitive on the lump and all over my left side of my neck down to my collar bone is it serious?

Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Try to avoid skin products that are oily. Stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. See doc for proper diagnosis because it could be more serious. ...Read more

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I have a long bone hard growth behind my left ear traveling down past my jaw and appears to be getting long. If I hold my finger on it & nod it moves?

I have a long bone hard growth behind my left ear traveling down past my jaw and appears to be getting long. If I hold my finger on it & nod it moves?

Go to doctor: Get to a doctor to find what this "growth" is and get it taken care of. Any online answer would be nothing but guessing. There is NHS in the UK so you have no excuse not to see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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The bone behind my left ear is swollen and very painful like a burning sensation. Have a lump where ear meets jaw. Could this be a mastoid bone infect?

The bone behind my left ear is swollen and very painful like a burning sensation. Have a lump where ear meets jaw. Could this be a mastoid bone infect?

Unlikely: It is impossible to have a mastoid infection without a middle ear infection. The tendons of the large neck muscles attach on the mastoid bone and you could have either a tendonitis or myositis. The lump where the ear meets the jaw could be the parotid gland tail. See an ENT doctor for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sharp pain behind left ear like over the bone and a sharp pain in my jaw. I grind my teeth when I sleep. Have bad anxiety. Any clue of what it is?

Sharp pain behind left ear like over the bone and a sharp pain in my jaw. I grind my teeth when I sleep. Have bad anxiety. Any clue of what it is?

May have TMJ/TMD: Symptoms of tmj/tmd can vary from person to person, severity, location and duration. It can affect the ears: ringing, aching, roaring, stuffiness, hearing loss; head, facial and neck: headaches, neck and facial pain; locking of the jaw: closed lock- limited opening, open lock- can't close; bite problems: can't touch the teeth, grinding, clenching; toothaches; lose teeth, fatigue, etc. Need exam. ...Read more

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I feel pain in my left side of neck, like if a vein is swollen, left collar bone pain every day, left ear, left jaw, left shoulder, left varicocele?

I feel pain in my left side of neck, like if a vein is swollen, left collar bone pain every day, left ear, left jaw, left shoulder, left varicocele?

Neck pain: Perhaps you have an infection or another condition that requires a doctor to examine you. Please visit one soon. ...Read more

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I have a small lump under my ear next to my jaw bone. Only on the left side. Should I be concerned?

Yes: Depending on the duration, yes. If is new, it may be a reactive lymph node and may disappear withing 2 weeks. If it is old, or persistent, it could be a parotid tumor or lymph node problem. See an ENT surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a hard painful (when pressed) large pea sized lump under my left jaw bone under my ear, what could this be?

Swollen lymph gland: This is likely a swollen lymph gland. It should go away in a week or two. If it does not, see a physician. ...Read more

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Sore lump on skull? Size of a dime on the back of my head but on the hard bone behind my left ear but not near the ear, its on my head.

Pilar Cyst: Pilar cysts are common, occurring in 5-10% of the population. Greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where pilar cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Pilar cysts are the second most frequent type of cyst on the head and neck. Pilar cysts are almost always benign, malignant transformation being extremely rare. Pilar cysts may be sporadic or may be autosomal dominantly inherited. ...Read more

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The swelling within my upper left eyelid has been increasing for the past 4 days. I also have a small mass at the end of my jaw bone beneath my L ear?

The swelling within my upper left eyelid has been increasing for the past 4 days. I also have a small mass at the end of my jaw bone beneath my L ear?

Doctor can evaluate: Such symptoms may reflect an infection in the eye area, with germs flowing to the pre-auricular lymph node, which is a lymph node under the skin next to the ear. One's primary care doctor can evaluate to see if medication is needed. ...Read more

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Painless firm lump directly below ear, directly behind left jaw bone, right in that crease. Sometimes when opening mouth or lifting head up it'll move. No other symptoms other than random pains inside ear, but was cleared of ear infection months ago?

Painless firm lump directly below ear, directly behind left jaw bone, right in that crease. Sometimes when opening mouth or lifting head up it'll move. No other symptoms other than random pains inside ear, but was cleared of ear infection months ago?

Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Try to avoid skin products that are oily. I would also stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. Doc can diagnose and if that's the case, remove it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Sharp earache for weeks started left went to right.diagnosed with strep throat five days ago. Dr.checked ears, no infection. Swollen jaw bone?

Sharp earache for weeks started left went to right.diagnosed with strep throat five days ago. Dr.checked ears, no infection. Swollen jaw bone?

Diagnosis: You should also see a dentist for the swollen jaw. The earaches may or may not be related to a dental problem, but swelling is a cardinal sign of an infection and needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Open sore on top left side of gums above teeth, swollen left jaw bone, clogged ears, blood clots in nose, what's wrong with me? Help!

Open sore on top left side of gums above teeth, swollen left jaw bone, clogged ears, blood clots in nose, what's wrong with me? Help!

Evaluation needed: You have many symptoms that may or may not be related and cannot be diagnosed over the internet. You need to be seen by a dentist and\or physician who can personally and clinically examine you in order to properly diagnose your problem(s). ...Read more

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Pain in left side of my throat ear red achy eye. Pain in the back of my nose, left jaw bone teeth. Pain in the back of my neck to shoulders?

Pain in left side of my throat ear red achy eye. Pain in the back of my nose, left jaw bone teeth. Pain in the back of my neck to shoulders?

Many issues: A good physical examination by a doctor will be needed. These symptoms are more global and the causes could be many. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Sore throat and the gland directly under the jaw bone hurts and the area is swollen. My ear is sore at times. Should I be worried about cancer?

Sore throat and the gland directly under the jaw bone hurts and the area is swollen. My ear is sore at times. Should I be worried about cancer?

NOT REALLY BUT NEEDS: Needs to be checked as your swollen glands and sore throat is most probably due to infection and it may need to be treated with full course of appropriate antibiotics
It is unlikely to be cancer and seems like an acute infection
But have it checked and get treated ...Read more

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Is there a lymph node in between jaw bone and ear?

Yes and nearby: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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He has a huge knot behind his ear by the jaw bone and he is tired?

He has a huge knot behind his ear by the jaw bone and he is tired?

Swollen Lymph Node: Eugene — Of course I cannot be sure without examining your son, but I have a question or you since the jaw bone is not behind the ear but in front of the ear. If the know is behind the ear lobe and below the ear then that might be a swollen lymph node. That usually happens due to a bacterial or virus infection.

MY suggestion is to take your son to his pediatrician. ...Read more

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What can be this lump under my ear above my jaw bone?

What can be this lump under my ear above my jaw bone?

Lymph node or cyst: In this area under the ear and above the jaw bone, the possibilities are 1.) cervical lymph node, 2.) a benign sebaceous cyst, or 3 a benign (hopefully) parotid growth. See a head and neck surgeon for an appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

Tactile (Definition)

Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more