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My temple keeps twitching and my face hurts?

My temple keeps twitching and my face hurts?

See answer below: It is important here to define where exactly your face hurts. If it is isolated to one side in a specific distribution, such as for example, from the corner of the eye to the corner of the mouth, or below the corner of the mouth to the jaw, and feels like an electrical pain, you may have trigeminal neuralgia. The temple twitch is harder to pin point and you'll need to be examined for that. ...Read more

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My left cheek is swollen and numb I feel sick and my head hurts in my forehead area ?

My left cheek is swollen and numb I feel sick and my head hurts in my forehead area ?

More info needed: This isn't much info to go on. The swelling/numbness is bit unusual. If it's swollen enough that someone else can easily tell, then a medical exam would be wise. You could also do a HealthTap Virtual Consult with live video to better see what's going on. ...Read more

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I have strep throat and my entire left side of my face is sore. My gums my jawline under my tongue my neck like pulling a muscle. Suggestions?

I have strep throat and my entire left side of my face is sore. My gums my jawline under my tongue my neck like pulling a muscle. Suggestions?

Infection: Infection may be entering the spaces between layers of tissues. Your physician should have you on an antibiotic regimen. If you have not seen your GP yet, call immediately or go to Urgent Care. ...Read more

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I woke up with my left cheek and upper lip swollen. no pain, feels like novacain?

I woke up with my left cheek and upper lip swollen. no pain, feels like novacain?

Swelling: In the face is a possible sign of angioedema. This is a type of allergic reaction which causes swelling around the face, lips, tongue, and soft tissues of the throat, that can be serious and requires medical attention. At your age you may be taking a medication (ACE inhibitor) for blood pressure which could cause this reaction. Another possibility is early Bell's Palsy. See a physician. ...Read more

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Got pain on my cheek bone running into my neck?

Got pain on my cheek bone running into my neck?

Facial pain : See an ENT specialist to diagnose and treat you . Sinusitis is the most common diagnosis. Problems with the neck could refer pain to the face so be sure to check it out. ...Read more

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Why do my upper left jaw, cheek and head hurt?

Why do my upper left jaw, cheek and head hurt?

ENT or OMS: Could range from an infected upper tooth, to a sinus infection, to TMJ problem, to tumor. See ENT doc or oral surgeon for diagnosis/treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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What's this sore spot behind my upper teeth on my gum?

What's this sore spot behind my upper teeth on my gum?

Incisive Papilla: It's where the blood vessels and sensory nerves to your plate exit the bone and speed out. If it's sore you're probably biting into it with your bottom front teeth, which means a deep vertical overbite and probably a larger than normal horizontal overbite. Has anyone ever suggested that you see an orthodontic specialist? If not, let me be the first. ...Read more

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I have tingling, puffiness and soreness in my right cheek under my eye moving to my left cheek. Also stabbing pains in my right ear.

I have tingling, puffiness and soreness in my right cheek under my eye moving to my left cheek. Also stabbing pains in my right ear.

Viral Syndrome: This sounds like a viral syndrome but this can be associated with preseptal cellulitis ( which is a superficial infection around the eye ) and sinusitis. You should first consult your primary care provider. You might have a secondary bacterial infection that might require antibiotics. ...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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My throat hurts and my neck hurts, what's my problem?

My throat hurts and my neck hurts, what's my problem?

Go to the Doctor: There are probably a thousand different possibilities for your symptoms and they are much too vague to diagnose you on this simple app. But, when pain is involved one should turn off the app and get on the phone can call the doctor or, in your case perhaps, go see the school nurse. ...Read more

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My jaw aches, my face bones feel tender to touch across my nose, cheek, temple and jaw. What can I do for this?

My jaw aches, my face bones feel tender to touch across my nose, cheek, temple and jaw. What can I do for this?

See orofacial pain: Specialist. You need to have someone determine what is causing your symptoms. It could be from a number of things and needs to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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Really sore spot on my tricep making my arm sore?

Really sore spot on my tricep making my arm sore?

Strain vs bruise: Pain and soreness about your triceps is most likely do to an injury or overuse problem. You can sustain a bruise with direct blunt trauma, a partial tear or strain with resisted force injury (too heavy a weight or too many repetitions past point of fatigue). A thorough orthopaedic evaluation is warranted if your symptoms are not steadily resolving over the course of a week. ...Read more

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My neck has a rash on my neck and now my neck muscle hurts?

My neck has a rash on my neck and now my neck muscle hurts?

Rash: on neck with pain makes one think of shingles. But I can't be sure without an examination. Since there is a treatment to shorten the course of this disease you need to get in right away to be evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have stabbing pains in my right ear, also tingling and sensitivity in my left cheek below my eye. It's now in my left side & my face looks puffy?

I have stabbing pains in my right ear, also tingling and sensitivity in my left cheek below my eye. It's now in my left side & my face looks puffy?

Maybe something: To be concerned about? If you start breaking out in a rash or note paralysis of the face, see a doctor immediately! i'd see a doctor soon anyways from what you are describing? ...Read more

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My bones ache, I have a persistent pain under my armpit, I have headaches and get random nausea my leg bones ache the most, glands on my neck hurt?

Many symptoms: You have many symptoms. All your symptoms may or may not be related to one medical condition like firbromyalgia, or you may have several underlying conditions. See a Dr. and get a good check up, Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, sweating around my chest area at night, body aches off and on ear ache. My lower back on the rt side have sm shooting pains.

I have a sore throat, sweating around my chest area at night, body aches off and on ear ache. My lower back on the rt side have sm shooting pains.

Back pain: Check you urine and see if you have any urine infection or blood in urine to suspect kidney stones or other inflammation in your kidney as the cause of the back pain. Recommend a lot of fluids especially water to drink. ...Read more

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I have a ear ache, sore throat and my body aches.

I have a ear ache, sore throat and my body aches.

Virus?: This is usually caused by catching a virus. The immune response to infection causes throat pain and swelling. This swelling blocks the tubes that normally drain the middle ear leading to fullness/ache in one or both ears. Body aches are collateral damage from the immune response. Normal recovery is 7-10 days with good hydration and rest. ...Read more

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I have dry eyes mouth nose, sore under tongue up in my nose, my tongue constantly hurts and burns. My glands on my right side of neck are swollen?

I have dry eyes mouth nose,  sore under tongue up in my nose,  my tongue constantly hurts and burns.  My glands on my right side of neck are swollen?

Schjogran syndrome: You seem to have schjogram syndrome it needs to be investigated rheumatologist and ophthalmologist and have appropiate treatment started. ...Read more