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I had a tonsillectomy on Tues. One side of my jaw is more swollen and painful than the other and ear ache Im experiencing is unbearable, infection?

I had a tonsillectomy on Tues. One side of my jaw is  more swollen and painful than the other and ear ache Im experiencing is unbearable, infection?

Infections post op: Your symptoms warrant an urgent call to the surgeon now. If he is not available ask for the covering doctor on call. If no one responds then I recommend going to the nearest emergency room ASAP. ...Read more

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Why does my jaw seem out of place and swollen on one side?

Why does my jaw seem out of place and swollen on one side?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Consistently moderately swollen mandibular jaw on one side and tongue. Can they be connected? No pain or warmth (could it still be infection without?)

Consistently moderately swollen mandibular jaw on one side and tongue. Can they be connected? No pain or warmth (could it still be infection without?)

See Oral Surgeon: This is not a normal occurrence. See your Oral Surgeon ASAP during the next week. Requires further investigation which may include CT scan. Very important to get this checked. Do not wait. Good Luck. ...Read more

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My jaw is painful on one side when i yawn. The pain seems to extend up towards my ear. It feels slightly swollen also. What might be the cause?

My jaw is painful on one side when i yawn.  The pain seems to extend up towards my ear.  It feels slightly swollen also. What might be the cause?

TMJ problem: One possibility is TMJ dysfunction and/or dislocation. This is the joint of your jaw by your ear that opens and closes your jaw. There are many reasons for problems with this joint. Talk to dentist or maxillo-facial surgeon about problems. Other possibility is an infection in the area, m either in tooth, jaw bone itself, gums or ear. So if feeling sick or have fever, problem is more urgent- see doc. ...Read more

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Sore swollen and throbbing gums. Small lumps in cheek at jaw line one on either side.

See your dentist: Swollen, throbbing gums and small lumps in cheek can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis or tooth infection can lead to the bone graft loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read more

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Feels like two permanently swollen lymph nodes, just on left side of neck. One under jaw, other lower down neck. No pain, but always there. Reasons?

Feels like two permanently swollen lymph nodes, just on left side of neck. One under jaw, other lower down neck. No pain, but always there. Reasons?

Cervical Lymph Nodes: Enlargement of the lymph nodes in the anterior chain of the neck can be a sign of active infection or occult disease. Non tender but enlarged lump nodes in the neck may be reacting to infections drainage from the head and neck including mononucleosis, &HIV disease. Lymphomas may present with non tender lymph node enlargement. Consider a head and neck exam and maybe antibiotics and needle biopsy. ...Read more

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I have a large swollen mass on the left side of my throat under my jaw, one on the right side of my neck and one above my collarbone on the right side?

I have a large swollen mass on the left side of my throat under my jaw, one on the right side of my neck and one above my collarbone on the right side?

Sounds like: enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes can enlarge with infection, inflammation, or rarely with malignancy such as lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease. It is best to consult with a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a deep sinus infection to cause a swollen jaw and the back gums and teeth on one side to hurt really bad?

Is it possible for a deep sinus infection to cause a swollen jaw and the back gums and teeth on one side to hurt really bad?

Could Be: Actual swelling (that is look in the mirror and your face is puffy) from a sinusitis is not very common, but can occur in severe cases. Dental pain due to sinusitis is quite common and is usually focused in the upper back teeth. A bad tooth can mimic a sinusitis as well...or even cause sinusitis on rare occasions. Your dentist should be able to determine the source and treat/refer as needed. ...Read more

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