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I have lupus and am remission. I have a sore on my ear, a fever, a large node in front of my ear and jaw pain. Can a swollen lymph node cause jaw pain. Dentist said teeth are ok. Derm says ear infec?

I have lupus and am remission. I have a sore on my ear, a fever, a large node in front of my ear and jaw pain. Can a swollen lymph node cause jaw pain. Dentist said teeth are ok. Derm says ear infec?

Probably infection: I guess you have an infection causing swollen node and jaw pain. You should try antibiotics first for at least a week, if not better then consider other causes. ...Read more

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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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I have sle lupus and recently started taking50 mg tramadol as needed for pain. Now I clenching my jaw and bite tongue at night. Is that the cause?

I have sle lupus and recently started taking50 mg tramadol as needed for pain. Now I clenching my jaw and bite tongue at night. Is that the cause?

No: You just found out you have an autoimmune disease. This is a stressful time for you.
This stress is manifested by clenching.
Visit your dentist and discuss w/ them about a possible night guard.
Once you start managing your disease, things will settle down and you will clench less. ...Read more

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I have a butterfky rash in face w/dark spots along jaw line, dermatologist had blood work done, I have a pos ssa and neg ssb and ana. Do I have lupus?

I have a butterfky rash in face w/dark spots along jaw line, dermatologist had blood work done, I have a pos ssa and neg ssb and ana. Do I have lupus?

You definitely have: NOT been ruled out of lupus, nor have you been ruled out of Sjogren's syndrome A. These are more or less screening tests and will need more specific blood tests to see what type of autoimmune disease you may be afflicted with. Be very good with followup with your rheumatologist in order to continue your thorough workup for these important diseases. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have burning bulging sensation in the veins in my arms and hands? Swollen lymp nodes behind left ear. Swollen jaw. Neg Lupus test.

I have burning bulging sensation in the veins in my arms and hands? Swollen lymp nodes behind left ear. Swollen jaw. Neg Lupus test.

Not a simple problem: this is not a simple problem. Each of these could be separate medical problems and they may not all go together. You will need to clarify this with your physician ...Read more

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Why is it that I get frequent jaw pain?

Please elaborate: Is the pain in the joint (TMJ) or in the actual body of the jaw? Many conditions can cause this problem, including grinding your teeth, clenching, an abscess, an impacted tooth, etc. Can't diagnose correctly over the internet... You need to make an appointment with a local dentist. ...Read more

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Sharp radiating jaw pain, what could this be?

Sharp radiating jaw pain, what could this be?

See your doctor: You should see and md if he pain radiates on the left side of the jaw. It could be a sign of cardiac problems. Otherwise, a visit with the dentist to rule out dental sources would be in order. ...Read more

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I have had extreme jaw pain for at least 4 months.

I have had extreme jaw pain for at least 4 months.

Dear Lamb: There are a number of possible reasons for jaw pain. With a duration of four or more months, this warrants medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: jaw pain?

What is the definition or description of: jaw pain?

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

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Why do I have jaw pain and clicking?

TMD: The most common cause of jaw pain with clicking is what is known as temporo-mandibular disorder. The differential diagnosis includes true inflammation (arthritis) of the jaw joint or masticatory (muscles that close the jaw) muscle spasm as in grinding your teeth as a habit. The diagnosis can be resolved by a dentist or oral surgeon. Ent docs see this commonly as otalgia (ear ache). ...Read more

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What is the cause of jaw pain in tmj?

What is the cause of jaw pain in tmj?

Occlusion: The most common reason but jot the only reason for pain in the TMJ joint is occlusion that is unbalanced. Occlusion is the way your teeth fit together. If their isn't a harmonious balance in the occlusion TMJ pain is often a result. ...Read more

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What works for relief for severe jaw pain?

What works for relief for severe jaw pain?

Eliminate Cause: Whatever the reason for your jaw pain, proper diagnosis and treatment is important. Otc advil (ibuprofen) or prescriptions can help aid in relief of pain, but removing cause of pain will ultimately eliminate the pain or minimize the jaw pain. ...Read more

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How come jaw pain is related to sarcoidosis?

TMJ: The reason you have jaw pain could be caused by your temporal mandibular joint and if that is the case warm moist heat will help. Swollen lymph nodes from your sarcoidosis could be causing the pain or salivary gland inflammation from your sarcoidosis could be another cause. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause jaw pain?

Can anxiety cause jaw pain?

No: Jaw pain can be caused from misalignment of the jaw structures or tooth abscesses. Get a Dental and an Orthodontic evaluation. ...Read more

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Could jaw pain and UTI be related?

NO: Never seen or heard of relationship. See oral surgeon or dentist so sort out jaw pain. ...Read more

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Why do I have jaw pain after sleeping?

Why do I have jaw pain after sleeping?

You are Bruxing: If you wake up with jaw pain the subsides after to get up, chances are your are grinding your teeth at night while you sleep (bruxism). You should see a dentist to evaluate your symptoms and provide treatment solutions for you. ...Read more

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Jaw pain going down side of tongue why?

Jaw pain going down side of tongue why?

Not normal: Not normal. May be serious problem. See an oral surgeon ASAP for evaluation/diagnosis. ...Read more

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How could I stop tongue and jaw pain?

How could I stop tongue and jaw pain?

Diagnosi: The first thing you need is an accurate diagnosis. Try to find a doctor trained to diagnose and treat facial pain such as a neurologist or facial pain dentist. ...Read more

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Why is it that I have throbbing jaw pain?

Why is it that I have throbbing jaw pain?

Tooth vs jaw: Could be an infected tooth. TMJ (jaw joint problem), could be sinus infection. Rare cases is heart problem, other problems. I'd start with an exam by your dentist, he will point you in the right direction. ...Read more

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Why would I feel jaw pain with a migraine?

Trigeminal nerve: Because headaches involve the trigeminal nerve, other structures associated with nerve may also become painful when you have a headache. The trigeminal nerve provides sensation to all of our head and face so it is not uncommon for people to experience pain in other areas, including the neck, with their headache. ...Read more

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Is jaw pain be connected to periodontitis?

Is jaw pain be connected to periodontitis?

Possibly?: Not likely, if you are having jaw pain you should see a dentist. ...Read more

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How is upper jaw pain related to sinusitis?

Yes: The roots of your upper molars are in close proximity to the maxillary sinus. Sinusitis can mimic upper tooth pain and vice versa. Get an examination from your local otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Is jaw pain a symptom of fibromyalgia or tmj?

Possibly both: It is not uncommon for fibromyalgia patients to have jaw pain. Tmj syndrome can be associated with arthritic changes or disc changes to the jaw itself which would be different then the source of pain for a fibromyalgia patient. See your physician or dentist to help sort out the source of the jaw pain. ...Read more

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Jaw pain after exercise. Should I be worried?

Possibly: A dull, vague pain on the lower left side of your jaw may be cause for concern with regards to heart attack. Bilateral jaw pain may be from clenching while exercising. Wearing a mouth guard while working out might make a difference. If this is a common occurrence, it would benefit you to see a dentist for and exam.
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I have a terrible head cold with lower jaw pain?

Acute Sinusitis: If you have sinusitis you may feel generally unwell and have a jaw pain and facial pain. Many sinus infections improve without treatment. If concerned, see your GP for eval. ...Read more

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I have jaw pain and toothache can it be an abcess?

I have jaw pain and toothache can it be an abcess?

Possibly: An abscess is an infection, and that would be diagnosed by a dentist. A toothache alone does not indicate and infection. Cracked teeth, cavities, and bruxism can all caused toothaches, without an infection. Please see a local dentist. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate severe tooth and jaw pain?

What can I do to alleviate severe tooth and jaw pain?

Dentist/oral surgeon: Find the cause and treat it. See dentist or oral surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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Please help I have jaw pain after dental appointment?

Call your dentist.: Call the dentist immediate and ask him/her. ...Read more