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I have a bad ear infection. Left side of face is swollen and there is a large lump below my ear. Can't sleep cause of how much pain there is. ?

I have a bad ear infection. Left side of face is swollen and there is a large lump below my ear. Can't sleep cause of how much pain there is. ?

MD ASAP: This may have gone past a simple ear infection (otitis media). You are describing symptoms of mastoiditis. This is an infection spreading from the middle ear to form an abscess in the mastoid air spaces of the temporal bone. There is system wide infection with swelling that typically pushes the ear down and forwards. Please seek medical attention asap. ...Read more

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What would cause the left side of my face to be constantly swollen. Its very noticeable and never goes away? I have a history of pvcs.

What would cause the left side of my face to be constantly swollen. Its very noticeable and never goes away? I have a history of pvcs.

ENT evaluation: I doubt that pvc's are to blame for your swelling. I could be related to underlying sinus congestion. I would start with an ENT physician for an evaluation. The problem would be less likely due to your heart or blockages in the veins that drain your face as you would be having much more severe symptoms. ...Read more

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The left side of mt neck and face are swollen. How can I tell if my lymphnodes are swollen? And can they cause facial swelling? Lymphoma?

LN DDx: The differential diagnosis (ddx) or multiple possible causes of increased size of lymph nodes (ln) or lymphadenopathy is large. You should see a doctor to see if you have an infection. A cancer such as lymphoma is a possibility, but so are many other causes. ...Read more

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Left side of neck and face are swollen, foe over a year. Ent can't find anything. What is the next step I should take. Could it be muscular? Otger cause

Left side of neck and face are swollen, foe over a year. Ent can't find anything. What is the next step I should take. Could it be muscular? Otger cause

See below: You have a problem that can only be appropriately solved by seeing your doctor on a face-to-face basis. Only after a thorough evaluation can he/she come to the correct diagnosis and offer effective treatment or referral. ...Read more

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The left side of my face has been hurting since yesterday and woke up today with a swollen left eye. What could be the cause?

The left side of my face has been hurting since yesterday and woke up today with a swollen left eye. What could be the cause?

Check for stye: Stye is a common cause of eyelid swelling, and eye or face pain. Try hot pack (clean sock plus raw rice in microwave x 30 seconds) several times a day. It may come to a head in 2 days, if no better see eye doc. ...Read more

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My neck has been giving me head aches for a week no my eye started twitching the other day now my left side of face swollen what should I do?

My neck has been giving me head aches for a week no my eye started twitching the other day now my left side of face swollen what should I do?

Have that looked: at by your primary MD. They may want to do some tests or refer you top a specialist based on the initial findings. ...Read more

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Left side of face is swollen headache all teeth on left side hurting and left ear extremely painful what's causing this?

Left side of face is swollen headache all teeth on left side hurting and left ear extremely painful what's causing this?

A tooth abscess: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. The dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist for a treatment. ...Read more

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Swollen left side of face 4 days after wisdom teeth surgery?

Swollen left side of face 4 days after wisdom teeth surgery?

Swollen face: Depending on the location of the wisdom teeth and the amount of bone removed, swelling after the sugery is not uncommon. Make sure to follow the post-op instructions given to you by the surgeon, and the swelling will resolve. If the swelling does not begin to subside after 7 days, call your surgeon. ...Read more

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