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Have noticeable lump in rt temple causing severe nerve pain in jaw/ear for 3 mos. Even after 3bouts antibiotics. I'm a young mom and scared please help.

Have noticeable lump in rt temple causing severe nerve pain in jaw/ear for 3 mos. Even after 3bouts antibiotics. I'm a young mom and scared please help.

Who did you see?: Who prescribed the antibiotics?
Who evaluated you?
From your description, it may not be an infection, you need to first see a different physician, possibly a dermotologist, and if it is something else, they will refer you to the appropriate physician. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Side of tongue pain, upper jaw pain by roof of mouth, lower jaw pain under tongue, ear discomfort, nerve pain under eye next to nose. TMJ?

Side of tongue pain, upper jaw pain by roof of mouth, lower jaw pain under tongue, ear discomfort, nerve pain under eye next to nose. TMJ?

Possibly: Get an evaluation as it may be TMJ, or an underlying herpes zoster infection affecting you. A good exam should help determine the possible causes and lead to a possible treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have ear and jaw pain on my left lower side. My gums are swollen, I have no molars on the affected side. I have been to neurologist, ent, and dentist and all 3 said its not trigimenal neuralgia nor is it tmj. My wisdom teeth have been removed also. I us

TMJ possible: Ear and jaw pain are clasic signs of tmj. Lack of molar support on the affected side can cause dislocation of the jaw and be the source of ear and jaw pain. If the jaw becomes dislocated muscle will come into play and splint the joint by tightening on the affected side and also refer pain to distant sites on the head and neck of that side. See a qualified dentist that treats tmj. ...Read more

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Severe aching in jaw, pain releived by pulling lightly on scalp or walking. Comes at night when I lie down. Nerve pain? Tumor? No jaw noises so not TMJ.

Severe aching in jaw, pain releived by pulling lightly on scalp or walking. Comes at night when I lie down. Nerve pain? Tumor? No jaw noises so not TMJ.

See OFP specialist: The Orofacial Pain specialists provide diagnosis and treatment of pain in the head, face and TMJ. They are the experts in TMJ and chronic face and head pain. See OFP specialist near you. ...Read more

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Right side of body numb for weeks. Pressure in back/right side of head. Ear feels plugged some jaw pain. Normal MRIs/MRV/MRA and nerve test all norm?

Right side of body numb for weeks. Pressure in back/right side of head. Ear feels plugged some jaw pain. Normal MRIs/MRV/MRA and nerve test all norm?

TOS: 20 y female w. "numb" shoulder/arm, ipsilateral "plugged ear, jaw pain" & lateral-posterior ipsilateral "head pressure" w. "normal" MR exams & NCT's. Unifying hypothesis: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, which can include these symptoms. TOS patient can have parasthesias region greater occipital nerve & ulnar distribution arm/hand. Objective study: ultrasound exam subclavian artery w. Addson's maneuver. ...Read more

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What could cause severe scalp burning sensation pain to the touch on right side of head nerve pain in right ear and still neck. Shingle is ruled out.

What could cause severe scalp burning sensation pain to the touch on right side of head nerve pain in right ear and still neck. Shingle is ruled out.

Neuralgia: I would wonder how early shingles was ruled out? Early shingles does not leave any objective physical findings... Glosssopharyngeal neuralgia is uncommon and usually has a component within the throat as well.
Would see a neurologist to evaluate a deeper understanding of the situation. ...Read more

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What causes pain in jaw and ear on only one side?

What causes pain in jaw and ear on only one side?

Different things: Pain can be caused by infected tooth/teeth, infected gums/bone, fractures, abfractures, traumatic occlusion, neurologic disorder, malocclusion, joint dysfunction, parafunctional habits, and so many other problems. Have your Dentist take a look. ...Read more

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Help please! Could brain problems cause pain in jaw and ear?

Help please! Could brain problems cause pain in jaw and ear?

Brain problem: Sounds like tmj. Have you been diagnosed with a brain problem? Please see your dentist or md to get a full diagnostic work up. Tmj will send pain to the ear and the jaw. ...Read more

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I have dystonia recently my jaw has locked. I'm having pain in jaw and ear canal. Whole side of face is numb. Is this common. What can I do to unlock it?

I have dystonia recently my jaw has locked. I'm having pain in jaw and ear canal. Whole side of face is numb. Is this common. What can I do to unlock it?

Physical therapy: Possibly is TMJ disorder. Acupuncture, biofeedback, and evaluation by a TMJ expert might be in order.

Another concern would be bell's palsy. Might you be describing a facial paralysis as a "lock"? The "numbness" to touch indicates nerve contusion and/or impingement, as is seen with bell's palsy. Bell's palsy should be evaluated sooner than later. You are advised to consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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What are some causes for ear and jaw pain?

What are some causes for ear and jaw pain?

Many things: It could be ear related or jaw related and within those categories are many possibilities.
It is best to see an orofacial pain specialist for the jaw pain or a physician to rule out ear related pain. ...Read more

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Been havin bilateral jaw pain in front and below ear area. Intensified when bgin eat food. Almost like feeling of eating somethn sour. Burning. Causes?

Been havin bilateral jaw pain in front and below ear area. Intensified when bgin eat food. Almost like feeling of eating somethn sour. Burning. Causes?

Jaw pain: It sounds like either TMJ or salivary gland infection, either the parotid on the cheek or the submandibular under the jawline. TMJ more likely to be bilateral, but parotitis can be bilateral too - like mumps for example. You need to diagnose the focal cause of pain in question before addressing how to relieve it. ...Read more

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What exactly can be causing my boyfriend's ear and jaw pain?

See a dentist: Ear and jaw pain need to be evaluated by a dentist to determine a diagnosis, then proper treatment to resolve the pain. It could be a muscle issue or there could be an infection in the area. Call a dentist asap. ...Read more

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What do you do if you have lots of ear and jaw pain after a tonsillectomy?

What do you do if you have lots of ear and jaw pain after a tonsillectomy?

Tmj: Pain around th ear and the jaw following tonsillectomy is probably a result of keeping the mouth wide open for a long time during the surgery which puts lots of strain on the temptomsndibular joint (TMJ) and the muscles that are involved with this joint. Talk to your dentist there are exercises that you can do to ease the pain there are also muscle relaxing and pain med. You can take. ...Read more

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Any ideas on why I'm getting jaw pain (close to ear) while playing harmonica?

Tmj disorders: Apparently you are suffering from TMJ disorders. You might be a bruxer or you are grinding your teeth while asleep or you are a clincher. Get your TMJ and surrounding muscles examined by a well trained dentist in that field. The pain you are getting is due to muscle contractions while you are playing ...Read more

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I got a cold 2weeks ago now my right side temple hurts along with occasional ear and jaw pain what is this?

A Few Things: With that history it could be many things...Most likely causes include...
1. Tmj disorder
2. Sinusitis
3.Ear infection
i would recommend a md visit first to check ear and sinuses, then dentist if those are ok.
This is common as pain in the head can come from many sources and the actual cause can take a bit of diagnostic detective work. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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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