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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

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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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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.Im 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.Im 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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Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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