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Can jaw pain, ear pain, and soreness behind ear/neck be caused by sinus infection?

Can jaw pain, ear pain, and soreness behind ear/neck be caused by sinus infection?

Rarely: Unless the mastoid sinuses are infected, the pain is not expected to be in the areas. I suspect that you may have a jaw problem from teeth grinding. Consult your dentist. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Jaw Pain (Definition)

Jaw pain is pain in the upper and lower jaws including the tmj. There are many causes of jaw pain and your dentist usually ...Read more


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Pain from from behind my ear down my neck on left side. Left arm always feel sore too. Sharp pains in my back too also. A little left jaw pain too?

Pain from from behind my ear down my neck on left side. Left arm always feel sore too. Sharp pains in my back too also. A little left jaw pain too?

Not typical of TMJ: Your description is not typical of dental mediated problems. That said, have your dentist check you to rule out clenching, grinding, malocclusion, abscess, gum infection. Ask physician to evaluate for non-dental issues. Multiple possible causes for this type of pain distribution. Evaluation by ENT may be in order. ...Read more

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I. Have swollen neck glands under chin, and jaw pain behind ears, nausea and no appetite for 7 days. Throat is sore sometimes but not always. V tired?

I. Have swollen neck glands under chin, and jaw pain behind ears, nausea and no appetite for 7 days. Throat is sore sometimes but not always. V tired?

Viral illness: Sounds like an upper resp infection
Mononucleosis is a possibility
would consult with ur doctor and/or some walk-in clinic for a quick monospot test;
otherwise, rest, hydrate, take vitamins and assure good night sleep;
if these symptoms protract beyond 1-2 weeks, I would consider further blood work and possibly imaging of glands to rule out other, more sinister causes;
Feel Better ...Read more

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Pain when opening mouth/chewing too much, popping jaw, pain/tenderness behind, and in front of ear, ear fullness, headache, throat feel swollen/sore?

Pain when opening mouth/chewing too much, popping jaw, pain/tenderness behind, and in front of ear, ear fullness, headache, throat feel swollen/sore?

Classic TMJ Disorder: It sounds like a classic case of TMJ disorder. You can discuss possible causes and treatments of your problem with your dentist or a TMJ specialist. ...Read more

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Sore left side from behind ear to below jaw into throat. Believe glands are swelling. What's up?

Sore left side from behind ear to below jaw into throat. Believe glands are swelling. What's up?

Throat vs TMJ: Throat problem vs TMJ. Other TMJ signs are joint clicking, limited oral opening, painful chewing, headaches. TMJ sometimes feels swollen without swelling. See oral surgeon for diagnosis. If TMJ, ask for referral to TMJ exper. ...Read more

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Fatigue, dizziness worsened by being upright), light sensitivity, sensitivity behind ear radiating to jaw, anxiety. Sore neck and back?

Fatigue, dizziness worsened by being upright), light sensitivity, sensitivity behind ear radiating to jaw, anxiety. Sore neck and back?

There can be many: Causes Dizziness is a common symptom in neurology and has lots of different causes

There are lots of different causes of dizziness - migraine, middle ear problems (vestibular disorders - like BPPV or labyrinthitis)- and drug side effects are all common ones. Medications can also causes these symptoms as well. Schedule an appointment with a primary care physician, ...Read more

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I was punched in the side of the head. Had aweful headache for 8 hrs &now massive bruise and swreling on ear& bruise behind ear. Nauseous. Head sore 2?

I was punched in the side of the head. Had aweful headache for 8 hrs &now massive bruise and swreling on ear& bruise behind ear. Nauseous. Head sore 2?

ER trip maybe.: This blow has affected your spelling. If it is affecting vision, balance, sensation, strength or speech; or if pain is increasing you need an exam and possibly a brain scan. External bruising is not a reflection of internal (brain) injury. Neurologic symptoms are. ...Read more

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Rubbed cryoderm on neck for pain large bump appeard behind ear small bumps on hair line r side of neck tight hair band around head feel ruff sore?

Rubbed cryoderm on neck for pain large bump appeard behind ear small bumps on hair line r side of neck tight hair band around head feel ruff sore?

Infection or allergy: Your symptoms suggest the possibility of allergic reaction or possible infection. With any skin lesion it is always best to see and feel the lesion. Recommend you see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Severe tinnitus 6 years. Fullness in left side of my head, body aches, lymph node swelling in neck & behind ear. MRI's, blood negative. Help pls.

Severe tinnitus 6 years. Fullness in left side of my head, body aches, lymph node swelling in neck & behind ear. MRI's, blood negative. Help pls.

ENT follow up?: Possible eustachian tube disorder. An exam by an ENT may help rule out ETD. Epstein barr or CMV possible. Biopsy of one of the lymph nodes would be helpful in case it's sarcoidosis. Meniere's and rare migraine also a possibility. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a bad ear ache and jaw pain, it also hurts to eat. I am 39 and have never had a ear ache before or jaw pain.?

I woke up this morning with a bad ear ache and jaw pain, it also hurts to eat. I am 39 and have never had a ear ache before or jaw pain.?

TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain. Headache, earache, fullness in the ear, ear popping, bite discomfort, neck pain and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See your dentist or Orofacial Pain specialist for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Please help I have jaw pain and aches at the back of my ears?

Please help I have jaw pain and aches at the back of my ears?

Jaw/ear pain: These are common symptoms of tmj/tmd.
Tmj pain usually results from bruxism (chronic grinding and/or clenching the teeth), or a bad bite. Headaches, sinus pain and ear pain are also common.
See your dentist to evaluate and treat for tmd, and an ENT specialist or your medical doctor to evaluate any ear infections. ...Read more

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I'm 48-ear/jaw ache for 3 wks but uninsured & can't go anywhere. Bad pain off & on plus rushes of warmth in ear. Now nauseous-should I worry?

I'm 48-ear/jaw ache for 3 wks but uninsured & can't go anywhere. Bad pain off & on plus rushes of warmth in ear. Now nauseous-should I worry?

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

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I am experiencing jaw pain and ear ache (quality: dull or aching sensation) (severity: mild). The following also describe me: Headache and Cough....

I am experiencing jaw pain and ear ache (quality: dull or aching sensation) (severity: mild). The following also describe me: Headache and Cough....

Many possibilities: Sorry, your question got cut off after the word "Cough." May be TMJ, ear infection, sinus, muscle strain, and so many other possibilities. See your Dentist for an examination, differential diagnosis, and treatment or referral. ...Read more

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I have been getting really bad ear ache (no infection) mild jaw pain along with cheek pain?

I have been getting really bad ear ache (no infection) mild jaw pain along with cheek pain?

Might be TMJ/tooth: If your MD has said there is no ear infection then it may be a dental problem. Lower back teeth will often refer pain to the ear even before the pain localizes into the tooth. TMJ disorder is also a likely cause. For extensive info on TMJ problems follow this link..........http://www. Laserdentistbaltimore. Com/tmj-therapy/ ...Read more

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I have a tight and sore jaw on right side and tight on left side. Also, ears ringing. Could there be a break and/or dislocation in my jaw? Pain incr.

I have a tight and sore jaw on right side and tight on left side. Also, ears ringing. Could there be a break and/or dislocation in my jaw? Pain incr.

Possible TMJ Problem: Unless you have a history of trauma to the face or jaws a break in the bones is highly unlikely. A dislocation of the disc or meniscus of the joint can be possible. Your symptoms suggest a possible TMJ disorder. An evaluation with your dentist would be recommended as the starting point to treat your problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I have head/eye/ear/tooth/jaw ache only on left side of face?

What to do if I have head/eye/ear/tooth/jaw ache only on left side of face?

TMJ-TMD: Temporo-Mandibular Disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. The common symptom are: headache, jaw pain, neck pain, eye pain, earache and toothache. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. Rec.: orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth impacted and will be extracted in the meantime for the past week I have been having bad jaw pain & ear ache. Is this tmj or wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth impacted and will be extracted in the meantime for the past week I have been having bad jaw pain & ear ache. Is this tmj or wisdom teeth?

Likely wisdom teeth: Probably the teeth, however, a natural response to tooth pain is to clench against it. This can cause joint and muscle pain. Speak to the Oral Surgeon -- maybe they can move you up. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Ear & jaw pain, lazy feeling right side of face. Sore/tight shoulders & neck. Tingling in feet. Small head "jerks" when relaxing. Also suffer anxiety.

Ear & jaw pain, lazy feeling right side of face. Sore/tight shoulders & neck. Tingling in feet. Small head "jerks" when relaxing. Also suffer anxiety.

Multiple issues: Jaw and ear pain, and sore shoulder and neck might be due to TMJ dysfunction. This is often the result of bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), which is often caused by stress. See your dentist for a diagnosis and treatment.
See your medical doctor for the feet tingling, especially if it is recurring or lasts longer than 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Rolled off bed hit my head on side table corner about a week ago. No bruise, no bump, scalp swelling still hurts. Headaches, jaw pain, ear ache?

See your Doctor: If you are still having pain after a week, it will be a good idea to evaluate with your physician. In my opinion, any pain lasting more than a week should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Ear ache sometimes in both ears, teeth sometimes hurt, very sharp jaw pain on right side of mouth mostly happens before bed, get it daily what is it?

Ear ache sometimes in both ears, teeth sometimes hurt, very sharp jaw pain on right side of mouth mostly happens before bed, get it daily what is it?

Pain and dysfunction: If the tmj/tmd issues last for awhile, some symptoms can affect the ear (s) in many ways. You may develop ringing in the ears; earaches, popping-grating-clicking that is heard constantly in the ears; roaring muffled sounds; hearing loss; on and on. It is better to see an ENT first if you have ear symptoms to rule out it being the ears as the source of the problem. ...Read more

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I have a slight ear ache and occasionally jaw pain. I have thick mucous and I am occasionally feeling nauseous. What is this? No fever. Could it be brain eating aemoba? I have bad anxiety.

Not ameoba: No, ameoba do not cause mild earaches and intermittent jaw pain. That disorder causes neurologic symptoms. Your symptoms sound more like mild allergies, sinus problems, or respiratory irritants in your environment, such as dust, smoke, etc. It could also be your anxiety symptoms appearing as these symptoms. I would not at at all worry about parasites unless you have spent months in the jungles! ...Read more

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I'm worried about a stiff neck and jaw pain in my face and arms and legs head aches pain down my nose and pressure in ears?

TMD?: Those symptoms may indicate a tmj/craniomandibluar disorder, or cmd. A bad bite, or malocclusion, can cause all of these issues. Neuromuscular evaluation and treatment may help you. ...Read more

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Having ear pain, swollen left lymph node, very sore throat and left jaw pain?

Having ear pain, swollen left lymph node, very sore throat and left jaw pain?

Wisdom tooth?: You could have a partially erupted or infected lower wisdom tooth on your left side. You may want to consult a dentist....Could also be a cold etc..... ...Read more

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TMD dx. Ear pain, sore muscle down front of neck, popping jaw. Can this cause lower jaw pain next to molars under tongue? Cold fluid causes ear pain?

TMD dx. Ear pain, sore muscle down front of neck, popping jaw. Can this cause lower jaw pain next to molars under tongue? Cold fluid causes ear pain?

Yes, it can: Myofascial pain syndrome, is a regional muscle disorder that is one of the most common causes of persistent pain in the head, face and neck regions. A myofascial pain is defined as a localized deep tenderness in a taut band of skeletal muscle, tendon or ligament that has the ability to refer pain to another region known as a zone of reference (i.e., area of pain complaint). See orofacial pain doc ...Read more

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Ear and upper mouth pain along upper jaw. Pain before wisdom tooth removed, didn't solve problem. Been to three dentists and ent. Constant ache.

Ear and upper mouth pain along upper jaw. Pain before wisdom tooth removed, didn't solve problem. Been to three dentists and ent. Constant ache.

Mystery: We are limited as to what to attribute the cause of your symptoms to over the internet. This requires a proper and complete medical and dental history, along with a clinical exam and a full set of x-rays. You might want to get a consult at a local dental school or a teaching hospital dental residency program. ...Read more

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Jaw pain and pain deep in ears and head aches. No ear infection. Sometimes neck and throat pain too. Feels like my jaw is locked up. What could this be?

Jaw pain and pain deep in ears and head aches. No ear infection. Sometimes neck and throat pain too. Feels like my jaw is locked up. What could this be?

DDS & MD consult: While the jaw pain along with the ear pain and headaches may reflect some tmjoint issues, the neck and throat pain do not. It sounds like you have multiple issues and warrants seeing both a dentist and physician to evaluate your symptoms as to cause. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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