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Male, 24, personal history of seizures and big family history of heart disease. Having episodes if chest pain no neck/jaw pain. Anxiety or heart prob?

Male, 24, personal history of seizures and big family history of heart disease. Having episodes if chest pain no neck/jaw pain. Anxiety or heart prob?

Can't say...: You understand it is not possible to diagnose his chest pain as heart-related or not, online, without examination or ecg, without complete knowledge of his risks, and in 400 characters. But. With that said, i will say that the odds are, at the age of 24, it's not his heart. Nonetheless, chest pain should never be ignored. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


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Stiff neck/shoulders, fatigue, muscle twitches, ear/jaw pain and stiffness, headaches/head pressure, very sore muscles waking up. Lyme disease?

Stiff neck/shoulders, fatigue, muscle twitches, ear/jaw pain and stiffness, headaches/head pressure, very sore muscles waking up. Lyme disease?

Not likely: You may have fibromyalgia. You need to discuss this with your physician and possibly see a rheumatologist. This is unlikely to be Lyme disease but there are other possibilities in the differential diagnosis that need to be confirmed. Your evaluation will include examination, lab studies and maybe imaging. ...Read more

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Can jaw pain be associated with sinus and thyroid problems?

Can jaw pain be associated with sinus and thyroid problems?

Yes, and more.: A proper diagnosis of jaw pain depends on a good history about it: where, how long, when in the day, what brings it on, etc. Diagnosis can also can depend to age, like in pain from the heart. Pain can be related to a number of other parts of the head or neck. The answer may be quick and easy or may be more difficult. Definitely, one needs to have it evaluated by a physician or dentist. Or both. ...Read more

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Please help I have jaw pain, neck pains, and head aches?

Please help I have jaw pain, neck pains, and head aches?

TMJ: Sounds like a TMJ (jaw joint) problem. See a TMJ expert for evaluation/treatment. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Headaches pain neck back pain, pain in the shoulders, jaw pain what it could be?

Headaches pain neck back pain, pain in the shoulders, jaw pain what it could be?

Pain: Need more information as this could be medical or dental. Can you provide more information? Suggest you see your MD for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Very tight neck and shoulders. On and off daily mild headache with mild jaw pain. Something serious?

Very tight neck and shoulders. On and off daily mild headache with mild jaw pain. Something serious?

TMJ: Possible temporomandibular joint problem. See your dentist for an evaluation and determination of the most appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerve in my neck cause jaw pain?

Can pinched nerve in my neck cause jaw pain?

Bulging discs: A punches nerve due to bulging discs in your neck can cause all sorts of pains from numb hands to severe headaches. Even heart attacks radiate into the jaw. Unless you've had a clear exam from your dentist, don't forget the obvious reason for jaw ache is tooth, gum, or some other oral problem. Have a dental exam before looking elsewhere. ...Read more

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I have jaw pain and tightness that at times radiates to my cheeks and chin and sometimes my neck. Why does the jaw pain radiate?

I have jaw pain and tightness that at times radiates to my cheeks and chin and sometimes my neck. Why does the jaw pain radiate?

TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, earache, cheek pain, neck pain and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain specialist for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have a 1.9 CM node on my left neck. Only the ctscan could see this. My neck has hurt for 2 months and jaw pain and gum pain. Node touching nerve?

I have a 1.9 CM node on my left neck. Only the ctscan could see this. My neck has hurt for 2 months and jaw pain and gum pain. Node touching nerve?

Swelling: More than it touching on a nerve per se, it is the size of the node in this area that is likely the culprit. Tissues are displaced and swollen when a node that typically is between 2-5 mm in size gets big. This occurs due to lots of issues including infection and cancers. Oftentimes it will be removed to see the cause unless there is obvious answer. ...Read more

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Does indigestion cause neck and jaw pain?

Does indigestion cause neck and jaw pain?

Careful: Pain from angina (ischemia to heart muscle) can fell like indigestion. Also can occur in the arms, shoulders, neck, jaw, throat, or back. I'd recommend an MD exam ASAP. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medicine for headaches, jaw pain, and neck pain?

What is the best over-the-counter medicine for headaches, jaw pain, and neck pain?

An anti-inflammatory: There are a number of otc medications on the market for treating pain. Everyone responds and reacts to meds differently so you may have to find the one otc that provides you the most relief. If you do not have any contraindications, anti-inflammatory meds, i.e., aspirin, ibuprofen, or other non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs would be recommended. ...Read more

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Can stress cause bad chest pains and a heavy pressure feeling that starts in head and effects whole body? Also have back/neck/jaw pain,?

Can stress cause bad chest pains and a heavy pressure feeling that starts in head and effects whole body? Also have back/neck/jaw pain,?

Yes, possible: Anxiety disorders and type A personalities are common confounders and contributors to heart disease. As is Prinzmetal's angina, which is vasospasm (of the arteries) caused by psychologic factors which causes chest pain. So yes, stress & heated arguments can cause physical symptoms; sometimes it needs treatment and testing, other times, no. TTYD or seek help on HealthTap Prime for better guidance ...Read more

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Can stress cause bad chest pains and a heavy pressure feeling that starts in head and effects whole body? Also have back/neck/jaw pain,?

Can stress cause bad chest pains and a heavy pressure feeling that starts in head and effects whole body? Also have back/neck/jaw pain,?

Stress can cause: chest pains and generalized pain but it is CRUCIAL for you to be examined by your doctor. Chest pains suggest the POSSIBILITY of a cardiac problem. When that is ruled out you can see a mental health professional for stress management training. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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22y male, left neck and left shoulder stiffness; left jaw pain. It's been weeks close to 2 months. Have not exercised for a more than 2 months. Dx?

22y male, left neck and left shoulder stiffness; left jaw pain. It's been weeks close to 2 months. Have not exercised for a more than 2 months. Dx?

Depends: The problem could be in the neck, the structures between the neck and shoulder or the shoulder itself. If the discomfort is worse turning your head to the right, it suggests muscle type problem in the neck rather than a pinched nerve coming out of the neck. If shoulder motion is very uncomfortable or limited it suggests problems(?Bursitis) there. The jaw discomfort may be unrelated. See your md. ...Read more

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Stiff, painful neck..Also jaw pain. What can be associated with this?

Stiff, painful neck..Also jaw pain. What can be associated with this?

TMJ TMD: TMJ- TMD may cause ear pain, jaw pain and stiff painful neck. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain expert for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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I'm getting jaw pain going down into the area underneath the jaw, but above the neck. It seems there is swelling from above the neck to just underneath the jaw. What is going on here?

I'm getting jaw pain going down into the area underneath the jaw, but above the neck. It seems there is swelling from above the neck to just underneath the jaw. What is going on here?

Go the ER: Do you have any tooth infection? Its will be safer if you go to the ER. What you are describing can be a sign of condition called ludwig's angina which can be critical if it start to compress your airways. ...Read more

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Sinusitis for 6 months I have pain of rightside of body facial numbness jaw pain neck pain ?

Sinusitis for 6 months  I have pain of rightside of body facial numbness jaw pain neck pain ?

Comorbidities: Comorbidities are two or more diseases existing at the same time in the body. Each disease/pain needs to be addressed, diagnosed and treated separately applying synergistic management. Rec.: see interventional pain specialist. ...Read more

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What do doctors think is the top over-the-counter medicine for headaches, jaw pain, and neck pain?

What do doctors think is the top over-the-counter medicine for headaches, jaw pain, and neck pain?

Depends: There is no best medicine. Most people have a personal favorite. Usually, some type of anti-inflammatory like aspirin, Ibuprofen or anaprox works well. However, some people can't take those medicines and need to stick with tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more