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I hear a creaking sound in my left jaw whenever I open wide?

I hear a creaking sound in my left jaw whenever I open wide?

Joint: It is the temporal mandibular joint that can get inflamed or tight from biting down too hard on food or grinding your teeth at night that places it out of alignment that may be giving you the clicking sensation. If it starts to hurt you should have that evaluated. ...Read more

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I hear a rubbing sand sound in my left ear when I open my jaw.....What could this be?

I hear a rubbing sand sound in my left ear when I open my jaw.....What could this be?

Temporomandibular: The temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) is located just in front of the ear and when there is irregular movement of this joint the jaw bone, one of bones of joint, can sublux from the TMJ socket, which invaginates the base of the skull. A common reason for irregular TMJ motion is spasm of one of the masseter muscles, which connects the jawbone to the skull, thereby effecting jaw closure. ...Read more

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Today Since morning for the first time, I'm hearing a grating/cracking sound whenever I chew on my left side. Will this go away if I rest my jaw?

Today Since morning for the first time, I'm hearing a grating/cracking sound whenever I chew on my left side. Will this go away if I rest my jaw?

Rest, ice: Sounds like you have developed a problem in the temporomandibular joint. Try resting it as much as possible, ice and some anti-inflammatory medicatons like motrin or aleve (naproxen). If this does not relieve the symptoms in a few days to a week see your doctor or dentist. ...Read more

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Whenever I move my jaw, I hear a "whooshing sound" and feel there is almost too much space in the Eustachian tube in my left ear?

Whenever I move my jaw, I hear a "whooshing sound" and feel there is almost too much space in the Eustachian tube in my left ear?

TMJ -TMD: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache or sounds are common symptom due to the close location to TMJ. Possible disc derangement. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. Rec.: orofacial pain specialist for a consultation. ...Read more

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Jaw hurts from time to time. Terrible headache. A lump appears when I open my mouth wide as well as a grinding sound. Ringing in ears and hearing loss

Jaw hurts from time to time. Terrible headache. A lump appears when I open my mouth wide as well as a grinding sound. Ringing in ears and hearing loss

TMJ: It sounds like 'classic' TMJ, but a severe case. I recommend an ENT visit to examine the jaw for TMJ and also your ears and hearing to see if it's all related. Might be something else, but a good head and neck exam should pinpoint the problem. ...Read more

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I hear a crunching sound in my left ear whenever I move my head. There are no other symptoms. It is not ear wax.

I hear a crunching sound in my left ear whenever I move my head. There are no other symptoms. It is not ear wax.

TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, clicking and popping, headache and jaw pain are common symptoms. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management of the TMJ ...Read more

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I hear a clicking sound in my jaw mostly every time I open and close my mouth. Do I have TMJ or something wrong with my mouth or jaw?

I hear a clicking sound in my jaw mostly every time I open and close my mouth. Do I have TMJ or something wrong with my mouth or jaw?

Maybe....: Clicking joints are not necessarily a bad thing. Moving parts sometimes make noise. If your clicking progresses to clicking with pain or no clicking with reduced range of motion then you have a TMJ problem. Many people are asymptomatic with only a click noise in their jaw joints. Try to be careful about chewing gum and like foods, they stress the joint more and may cause you discomfort. ...Read more

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Since about august my left ear feels like its blocked and will never pop! If I move my jaw I can hear a sound in my head! I am worried please help!

Since about august my left ear feels like its blocked and will never pop! If I move my jaw I can hear a sound in my head! I am worried please help!

Several options: First drink more water than usual, second chew gum more, third can use nasal saline spray to help open eustacian tubes, also Mucinex (guaifenesin) over the counter (with lots of water) can help thin out fluid. If still not improving, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My mouth when I open makes a popping sound and my jaw slides over is that TMJ also does TMJ cause permanent hearing loss thanks?

My mouth when I open makes a popping sound and my jaw slides over is that TMJ also does TMJ cause permanent hearing loss thanks?

ADD w/reduction: This could be anterior disc displacement with reduction, a temporomandibular joint disorder. Your eustacion tube is directly behind this joint and extreme pressure from the joint can cause abnormal hearing, usually it is more of a "stuffy" feeling in your ear canal. I would not consider this permanent, unless you never addressed the tmjd. ...Read more

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left ear infection & jaw pain on left side. When I lay down on left side, hear what sound like a pulse top of ear. Stops when lay on other side. Why?

left ear infection & jaw pain on left side. When I lay down on left side, hear what sound like a pulse top of ear. Stops when lay on other side. Why?

See your doctor: You may have an outer ear or a bad inner ear infection. Esp. If you have jaw pain. It may be referred pain from swelling in the canal or if you have an inner ear infection it may be spreading from ear to jaw. Get checked. ...Read more

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I'm hearing a whooshing sound in my left ear. Its not all day but I most often hear it when I yawn, lay down, or turn my head. What could it be?

I'm hearing a whooshing sound in my left ear. Its not all day but I most often hear it when I yawn, lay down, or turn my head. What could it be?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Dear sir, I am finding hollow sound in my left ear from last 10day while chewing, also when I knock on my left side head, I am hearing the sound?

Dear sir, I am finding hollow sound in my left ear from last 10day while chewing, also when I knock on my left side head, I am hearing the sound?

See below: This could be coming from your jaw joint eing out of alignment. Did anything happen in the last ten days that changed things regarding your jaw?
Try moving your jaw side to side and open and close your mouth thast might loosen the muscles and remove the sound your having.
You should also go to an ENT specialist just to check your ears. ...Read more

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I am hearing cracking sound in my neck without any pain it happens when turning head from right to left?

I am hearing cracking sound in my neck without any pain it happens when turning head from right to left?

Sounds: Of crepitations without pain or swelling should not be a cause for concern. Indication of early degenerative joint that is consistent with advancing age ...Read more

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Recently started hearing heartbeat (not a whoosh but a beat) in my head when lying down. Stronger sound when lying on left side. What is causing this?

Recently started hearing heartbeat (not a whoosh but a beat) in my head when lying down. Stronger sound when lying on left side. What is causing this?

Could be nothing: But could be a symptom of carotid artery stenosis. Not to panic. Tell your doctor about it and let them listen to your neck for a bruit. They might order ultrasound of your neck to look at the carotid arteries as well, a non-invasive, not scary test. ...Read more

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Hi. I have been hearing a squishy fluid sound at the back of my head near my left ear. I also hear these loud cracking sounds from the back of my head?

Hi. I have been hearing a squishy fluid sound at the back of my head near my left ear. I also hear these loud cracking sounds from the back of my head?

Fluid behind eardrum: You may have fluid buildup begin the eardrum. Can be from allergies or a cold. You may also have Eustachian Tube Dysfunction. This causes a lack of drainage from the middle ear into the throat and results in fluid buildup.
Nasal steroids usually help. ...Read more

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When I nod my head left to right and up and down I hear a sound l hear a sound like bone rubbing. I can even hear it in my ear when I'm walking.

When I nod my head left to right and up and down I hear a sound l hear a sound like bone rubbing. I can even hear it in my ear when I'm walking.

Neck making noises: It may be one of the many small joints connecting the vertebral bones in the neck. If it doesn't hurt, there is no need to worry. It is good to practice range of motion exercises with your neck to maintain good flexibility over your lifetime. It is a common place for people to develop arthritis, which limits how far you can turn your head. ...Read more