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I have a bump behind my jaw on the left side. Its not visible but its alittle sore. Should I be worried.

I have a bump behind my jaw on the left side. Its not visible but its alittle sore. Should I be worried.

Have it examined: A bump behind your jaw could be caused from a number of different things. You should have it examined by your physician or dentist. ...Read more

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Super sore jaw on left-side only upon waking X 2 days in a row. Can TMJ be on one-side only? What is remedy?

Super sore jaw on left-side only upon waking X 2 days in a row. Can TMJ be on one-side only? What is remedy?

Yes: Yes TMJ can be one side only. Sounds like you might be clenching/grinding at night. See a TMJ expert. ...Read more

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It is sore on the left part of my jaw when I open my mouth?

It is sore on the left part of my jaw when I open my mouth?

See your dentist: Pain in the jaw, whether the upper jaw or lower jaw is not normal. Pain or soreness with opening could be related to a number of different causes. A clinical examination with the appropriated x-rays performed by your dentist would be recommended to diagnose your problem and correctly provide any indicated recommendations for treatment. ...Read more

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I've had a nast cold for a week now woke up with sore bump right behind my left earlobe at jaw anythimg to worry about?

I've had a nast cold for a week now woke up with sore bump right behind my left earlobe at jaw anythimg to worry about?

Swollen lymph node: It sounds like you have an enlarged lymph node due to your cold. This is part of your immune system and is normal to happen when you get sick. Make sure you see a doctor to see if you need antibiotics. You should only be concerned if it doesn't go away ...Read more

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Went to open my mouth and felt like my left side of my jaw came out then went back in its very sore and hard to open my mouth now?

Went to open my mouth and felt like my left side of my jaw came out then went back in its very sore and hard to open my mouth now?

Sounds like: Tmj or temporal mandibular joint problem. Avoid opening your mouth too much, chewing especially on hard foods, such as gum, beef jerky. And try anti inflammatory such as Ibuprofen or naproxen. If that doesn't work, time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Says 8 days I'm clear from dry socket in my top left and bottom. Why is my jaw still sore after 8-9 days. I get stiches removed today as well.

Dr. Says 8 days I'm clear from dry socket in my top left and bottom. Why is my jaw still sore after 8-9 days. I get stiches removed today as well.

Expectations: Your expectations are a bit different from what your body is telling you. Yes, after 8 days you are clear of dry socket, but you did have surgery... tissue was cut, maybe bone too. Teeth were removed. During healing, the opening and closing of your mouth tugs and pulls at the wound, making it sore. At this stage OTC anti-inflammatory meds should do the trick. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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There is a bit of sore feeling pain when I feel where pulse is taken on the left of my neck. Also some slight numbness in lower left jaw. What is it?

There is a bit of sore feeling pain when I feel where pulse is taken on the left of my neck. Also some slight numbness in lower left jaw. What is it?

See a doctor: You need a diagnosis established and this cannot be done without a full history and exam and in this case, perhaps some imaging studies. Go see someone soon. Hope this improves asap. ...Read more

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Jaw pain on the left side for a week, massenter muscle feels tender with light massage. When yawning, right side pops, left side feels sore.

TMJ strain maybe: Your jaw joins to your skull by a joint called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) Muscles move your jaw. Just like any other joint you can sprain or strain it. A sudden big yawn, a big bite, can all injure that connection. Long term problems can be do to the teeth not meeting properly or grinding teeth during sleep. Try heat, rest, no hard chewy foods for now. See doc if worse or no better soon ...Read more

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Open sore on top left corner inside my mouth. Now I have swelling in my jaw. What's wrong!?

Open sore on top left corner inside my mouth. Now I have swelling in my jaw. What's wrong!?

Endo abscess: The open sore probably is a fistula draining tract from an infected tooth. The swelling is when the tract gets block and could not drain. Consult with your dentist. Treatment probably is antibiotic (clindamycin) for one week, followed by root canal therapy on the infected tooth. ...Read more

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Left jaw pain when I chew anything hard, also sore to the touch at joint of jaw, what can I do to help this?

Left jaw pain when I chew anything hard, also sore to the touch at joint of jaw, what can I do to help this?

Make an appointment: It's time to visit your dentist for a thorough examination and radiographs to determine the cause and available treatment options. ...Read more

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My left jaw has been hurting and my gum is sore around my tooth on that side. What could this be? And how can I stop the pain?

My left jaw has been hurting and my gum is sore around my tooth on that side. What could this be? And how can I stop the pain?

See a professional: See your Dentist who is trained to diagnose the source of your pain (could be tooth or gum infections) and can then provide the best treatment. This is not a DIY project, you need to see someone with the training and experience to examine you and then answer your questions. Call NOW. Delay will only allow the infection to spread. ...Read more

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Left temple area. For the past few days i'd wake up with my temple area feeling sore. It comes and goes when I'm chewing, yawning or moving my jaw.

Bite off or TMJ: It could be your bite from the way your teeth meet when you close. Did you have any recent fillings done or had braces? Could also be TMJ related with muscle spasm from clenching all nite long. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Had lower 1st molar left side extracted over 6 days ago and have real sore back lower and top jaw on and off no dry socket. When will the achyness go?

Had lower 1st molar left side extracted over 6 days ago and have real sore back lower and top jaw on and off no dry socket. When will the achyness go?

Soon: Your post give no details regarding how difficult the extraction was, if there was an infection, or what pain meds you are taking. By the tenth day you should be fine. Take OTC pain meds in the interim to help with the discomfort. ...Read more

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I have bad ear pain on my left side with the fland beneath my jaw being sore to the touch. What could this be? There is no liquid coming out.

I have bad ear pain on my left side with the fland beneath my jaw being sore to the touch. What could this be? There is no liquid coming out.

Blocked gland: This could be a stricture or stone in the gland outlet. Have this evaluated by an ear nose and throat specialist to see if something can be done. ...Read more

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I had teeth extractions on my left side about two weeks ago and I sometimes feel my whole jaw sore once in a while on both sides is that normal?

I had teeth extractions on my left side about two weeks ago and I sometimes feel my whole jaw sore once in a while on both sides is that normal?

No, not normal: Soreness on both sides may suggest you are clenching your teeth in response to the discomfort of the extractions. Your teeth and jaws become sore from the pressure. On the side of the extractions the soreness could be a sign of mild dry socket, where the bone of the hole left from the tooth removal becomes irritated. You probably ought to go see your dentist and get checked to be safe. ...Read more

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I've been having pain in my below my left lower jaw, my glands just below my lower jaw feel sore and raw, but aren't swollen. I've experienced fatigue?

? virus: If your symptoms are only a day or so old, they could be a prodrome of a viral upper respiratory tract infection or even infectious mononucleosis. However it would be unusual for only the left side of the neck to be involved. If symptoms persist and remain localized to one area, have an examination by an otolaryngologist and appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a sore neck on the left side. Rubbed it and found an almond sized tender lump under my earlobe at the angle of my jaw.

I woke up this morning with a sore neck on the left side. Rubbed it and found an almond sized tender lump under my earlobe at the angle of my jaw.

Neck mass: In this area of your neck, this could be a sebaceous cyst in the superficial skin of the neck, a lymph node, or a parotid gland mass. I do advise you see an otolaryngologist to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Hi, I am in Russia. While here, I have had several sores around my left jaw line, and an occasionally sore lump under my left ear right behind my jaw.

Hi, I am in Russia. While here, I have had several sores around my left jaw line, and an occasionally sore lump under my left ear right behind my jaw.

Not clear: Not clear from your description of sores are on inside or outside of mouth. In any case, abnormal, can have multiple causes. See oral surgeon or ENT doc for exam/treatment. ...Read more

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Three days ago I found a small lump just to the right and under my left nipple. Tissue is sore but lump isn't. Small lymph lump behind jaw also present

Three days ago I found a small lump just to the right and under my left nipple. Tissue is sore but lump isn't. Small lymph lump behind jaw also present

Cyst?: The tender area on the breast may or may not be related. Ultrasound can tell you if the breast finding is a cyst. Ultrasound of the neck can also confirm if it is a lymph node. Talk to your doctor see what he says ...Read more