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Can TMJ cause ears hissing/ringing? Ear dull aches and ear itching? Laying down moving jaw forward changes sound. MRI of ear and brain were good.

Can TMJ cause ears hissing/ringing? Ear dull aches and ear itching? Laying down moving jaw forward changes sound. MRI of ear and brain were good.

Yes Take home test!: It sounds like you have a TMJ problem. The reason the sound changes when you move you jaw forward is you are moving the condyle down and forward freeing the joint to function normally. When you do this usually the sound goes away. (clicking and popping) A good test is to open an close and listen for clicking and popping. Then bite on a cotton tip applicator (Qtip) open and close-no more noise. ...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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Whistling in ear when people speak at certain sound? I have mild tinnitus and also problems with jaw, it clicks and pops occasionslly. Help?

Whistling in ear when people speak at certain sound? I have mild tinnitus and also problems with jaw, it clicks and pops occasionslly. Help?

May be related: These symptoms may be related as the jaw muscles have two small cousins that live in your middle ear. Theses muscles attach to the eardrum and the middle ear bones to protect the ear against loud sounds. When your chewing muscles are angry as they can be in people with jaw problems these muscles can tighten when they shouldn't causing these symptoms. Go on a soft diet for a while see your dentist and an ENT doctor. ...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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Will sounds or a scratch that bled inside ear cause a supplemented under jaw? I feel like I'm getting a cold after weeks of allergies.

Will sounds or a scratch that bled inside ear cause a supplemented under jaw? I feel like I'm getting a cold after weeks of allergies.

See a physician: If you caused bleeding in y our ear, you may have a cut in the lining of the ear canal or made a hole in the ear drum. I don't quite understand what you mean by supplemented, but I suspect there may be swelling. Neither symptom is related to allergy. See a physician soon. ...Read more

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My jaw feels weird for around 15 sec a few times a day (swollen like) for and I hear sounds in my ear at the same time. No pain. Can it be anxiety?

My jaw feels weird for around 15 sec a few times a day (swollen like) for and I hear sounds in my ear at the same time. No pain. Can it be anxiety?

TMJ?: Disorder of the TMJ typically associated with jaw clicking or pain may also have some referred pain in the ear. You should see an oral surgeon or possibly an ent. ...Read more

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I have tmj. My jaw shifted to the left and I can make sound of my left jaw. There is no pain. I also have a swollen pea sized growth in front of my left ear. What should I do?

I have tmj. My jaw shifted to the left and I can make sound of my left jaw. There is no pain. I also have a swollen pea sized growth in front of my left ear. What should I do?

See an expert: See a TMJ expert to help evaluate and treat your problem. A TMJ expert can be general dentist, an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orofacial pain specialist. Ask your physician, dentist or dental society for a recommendation. ...Read more

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The side of my jaw is hurting right below my ear, and cannot open my mouth all the way plus sounds like sand inside could it be tmj?

The side of my jaw is hurting right below my ear, and cannot open my mouth all the way plus sounds like sand inside could it be tmj?

Displaced disc: If your limited opening, which is also called trismus, persists, you may have a displaced disc in the TMJ. Crepitus is a clinical sign consistent with arthritis. A TMJ MRI would reveal the problem. You should see a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon for proper evaluation and treatment. Get well soon! ...Read more

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I yawned and heard a rip sound in my jaw near my ear, never happened before, am I okay?? Should I open my mouth? Drs say I don't have TMJ?

I yawned and heard a rip sound in my jaw near my ear, never happened before, am I okay?? Should I open my mouth? Drs say I don't have TMJ?

Sounds OK: When you yawn, you open your mouth much wider than you normally do. The sound of the joint "popping " is loud because it's right next to your ear. If there's no pain, everything's probably alright. ...Read more

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My jaw keeps clicking every time I move it. I had a really loud crack sound and now I have a wet feeling in my ear. Yawning causes wet sound?

My jaw keeps clicking every time I move it. I had a really loud crack sound and now I have a wet feeling in my ear. Yawning causes wet sound?

Unrelated: The jaw clicking and cracking is a displaced disk in your jaw joint (TMJ) if it progresses to locking or pain, see TMJ expert.
Wet feeling in ear unrelated. Keep ear dry. If ear problems persist, see ENT doc. ...Read more

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Fluid squishy sound back of head near left ear when I move my head in a certain way (sortof clenching jaw). Also loud cracking sounds when I blow nose.

Fluid squishy sound back of head near left ear when I move my head in a certain way (sortof clenching jaw). Also loud cracking sounds when I blow nose.

Fluid/Wax??: Sounds like you may have a bit of fluid behind your ear drum. Most common cause this time of year is seasonal allergy. Try an antihistamine (Clariton and if Blood pressure not a problem Clariton D. Also a BRIEF course of Neosynephrine Nasal Spray...All OTC If not better see your Primary Care MD to have ears looked at. P.S sometimes a lot of cerumen (Ear "wax") may be the culprit. ...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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When I open my mouth about half way and chew in the air, my left inner ear makes a sound like there's sand grinding in my ear/jaw. Any ideas?

When I open my mouth about half way and chew in the air, my left inner ear makes a sound like there's sand grinding in my ear/jaw. Any ideas?

Crepitus: The noise you are hearing is termed crepitus, and it may be a sign that your jaw joint is undergoing some degenerative process. See a doctor who is comfortable and knowledgeable about treatment of TMJ disorders. ...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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Have a bad cold with aches and pains in chest and back and discomfort in right ear and jaw. Clicking sound in jaw. Should I go to er?

Have a bad cold with aches and pains in chest and back and discomfort in right ear and jaw. Clicking sound in jaw. Should I go to er?

Seasonal flu: Is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Antibiotics do not help. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...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 have been having what appears to be 'lockjaw" except when I eat its as if I've eattin something sour. I get lockjaw, sour tight tender feeling, sounds like there is a candy wrapper in that area when I apply pressure. Its located on my jaw under my ear.

TMJ ISSUE: You may be developing a TMJ or tempromandibular joint issue. The jaw is a joint. When out of alignment it will start making noise and can lock up. This will get worse with time. You should have it evaluated asap. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause an inflammation sensation in both ears & throat area & feeling like atlas is misaligned? Voice sounds congested too & jaw is tight

Can TMJ cause an inflammation sensation in both ears & throat area & feeling like atlas is misaligned? Voice sounds congested too & jaw is tight

Seasonal Flu, NotTMJ: Stay hydrated, get enough rest and and use OTC decongestants. If it does not resolve in 10-14 days, or it keeps getting worse see your doctor. ...Read more

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Swish sound in my left ear when I turn my head, headaches in the morning.?

Swish sound in my left ear when I turn my head, headaches in the morning.?

Middle ear: Sounds like fluid in the middle ear. Could be an issue with your eustachian tube. Doesn't sound like anything dangerous. I would wait it out. ...Read more

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Could tinnitis and crackling sound and pain in ear be caused by a forward head posture that led to masseter problems?

Could tinnitis and crackling sound and pain in ear be caused by a forward head posture that led to masseter problems?

Unlikely: Tinnitus is a common disorder afflicting millons of people worldwide and I doubt that head position plays a role in its development. Your ear specialist is best to advise you, however. ...Read more

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Are there other causes of sounds like loud power tower electric waves around head, seems not ringing in ears, other than titnitus?

Are there other causes of sounds like loud power tower electric waves around head, seems not ringing in ears, other than titnitus?

Tinnitus?: Tinnitus describes the subjective perception of sound in the absence of an external source. Sounds include ringing, roaring, buzzing, hissing, clicking. Tinnitus can often be the first sign of hearing loss. It can also be the result of ear infection, heart or vascular disease, brain tumors, benign intracranial hypertension, thyroid disease, hormonal changes, sinus infection among others. See ent. ...Read more

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I have a tolerable hissing sensation in my head. I thought it was in my ear but closing my ears, the hissing sound was still there.

I have a tolerable hissing sensation in my head. I thought it was in my ear but closing my ears, the hissing sound was still there.

Tinnitus: Ringing in your ear is called "tinnitus". It can be caused by many different things but most commonly by damage to your ear by high freq sound and excessive loud noise exposure. Initially it is reversible but can worsen with time and become permanent or lead to full blown hearing loss. It is important to go see your primary care doctor to help diagnose the cause. ...Read more

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I have tearing sound in ears when I move my jaws but no more others symptoms. Do I need to consult a doctor? Or it is nothing to worry? Thanks

Ear noise: It isn't unusual to hear various types of noises in your ears on jaw motions due to movements of muscle, wax and other structures in the external or middle ear. If you're not experiencing pain, itching, discharge, hearing problems from wax buildup, or pain in the jaw hinges themselves, I see no reason for concern. ...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