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Lupus Jaw Pain
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
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 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
I have some tracts of lupus and another autoimmune disease. I've been feeling stiff neck and jaw, and my head ache. Is that symptoms of the disease?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Dentist/oral surgeon: Find the cause and treat it. See dentist or oral surgeon ASAP. ...Read more
Call your dentist.: Call the dentist immediate and ask him/her. ...Read more