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Pain in front of ear under jaw. Autocorrect had changed my last question about this. It's not my teeth?

Pain in front of ear under jaw. Autocorrect had changed my last question about this. It's not my teeth?

TMJ ?: Very possible. Could even be a wisdom tooth. Without an exam, no one can tell. Call your dentist for an appointment. ...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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I was punched in my right jaw. Severe pain can't chew well. Pain in left jaw/front of ear left side. Constant. Could it be dislocated?

I was punched in my right jaw. Severe pain can't chew well. Pain in left jaw/front of ear left side. Constant. Could it be dislocated?

Yes: Dislocated or broken. If your teeth do not fit together normally (malocclusion) or if you cannot open or close your mouth completely or normally you likely have a problem. Would go get it evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Suffering from TMJ for over 1yr. No jaw spint just pt. Ear stuffiness improved but left with terrible tightness in front of ear. Will it go in time?

Suffering from TMJ for over 1yr. No jaw spint just pt. Ear stuffiness improved but left with terrible tightness in front of ear. Will it go in time?

Treat the cause: Pt won't do much for relieving the symptoms of tmj\tmd. What is most important is to remove or minimize the cause of the problem. This may be an occlusal (bite) problem, misalignment of the jaw from an habitual bite, bruxism, stress, etc. Why is a splint not being used? One cannot control bruxism, if you have it, while you sleep. Have you been evaluated by a dentist with extensive training and. ...Read more

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Occasional pain at back of jaw at the front of ear. It comes and goes. I have no problem sleeping. Wondering what it could be and what I can do for it?

Occasional pain at back of jaw at the front of ear. It comes and goes. I have no problem sleeping. Wondering what it could be and what I can do for it?

TMJ disorder: Do you feel the pain after eating chewy food or chewing gum? Do you feel popping sensation when you open your jaw wide? Do you grind your teeth at night and clench when you are under stress?
If your answer is positive, you may have TMJ disorder.
If the pain is getting frequent and more severe, talk to your dentist about it. ...Read more

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Hey I'm not sure what happened but my jAw is swollen under the ear and in front. It hurts to eat some times and the area is tender. I have all my te?

Hey I'm not sure what happened but my jAw is swollen under the ear and in front.  It hurts to eat some times and the area is tender.  I have all my te?

Jaw: Swelling indicates a need for you to see your doctor ASAP. You MAY have an infection and that needs to be cleared up before it gets worse. If it is something else your doc will tell you and help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have tmj? My jaw hurts in front of my right ear it hurts to yawn and when I open to eat. It pops sometimes too? It's very painful.

Possibly: It's best to see a dental professional to determine the causes of the pain and popping. Til then you should avoid opening too wide, only eat softer foods, lower your stress levels if possible, avoid caffeine and apply intermittent moist heat to the area around the sore joint. ...Read more

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Took antibiotic for 10 days. Swollen lymph node under jaw on the R on day 9 and day 10 have another swollen lymph node in front of L ear. Help?

Took antibiotic for 10 days. Swollen lymph node under jaw on the R on day 9 and day 10 have another swollen lymph node in front of L ear. Help?

Lymph nodes: The enlarged lymph nodes may be part of a viral infection for which antibiotics are ineffective. Give the glands a little more time to recede, but if they don't and new enlarged lymph nodes continue to appear, blood tests and possible biopsy are needed. ...Read more

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A big firm tender bump (1.5'' diam) sprung up overnight on side of face (in front of my left ear above my jaw and below the cheekbone). What is it?

A big firm tender bump (1.5'' diam) sprung up overnight on side of face (in front of my left ear above my jaw and below the cheekbone). What is it?

Likely lymph node: You may likely have an inflamed lymph node. This can be caused by acne. You should see your family practice physician if your symptoms worsen or if you develop pain. ...Read more

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Pea size movable lump 1/2 in. Front of ear at jaw hinge 20+ yrs. No pain, symptoms, etc. Had numerous f/b pet/cts but never mentioned. Have TMJ cause?

Pea size movable lump 1/2 in. Front of ear at jaw hinge 20+ yrs. No pain, symptoms, etc. Had numerous f/b pet/cts but never mentioned. Have TMJ cause?

Normal Anatomy: If you place your fingers just in front of your ears and open your mouth, you can feel the joints. If concerned, it would be reasonable to discuss this with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I have tmj. My jaw shifted to the left and I can make sound of my left jaw. There is no pain. I also have a swollen pea sized growth in front of my left ear. What should I do?

I have tmj. My jaw shifted to the left and I can make sound of my left jaw. There is no pain. I also have a swollen pea sized growth in front of my left ear. What should I do?

See an expert: See a TMJ expert to help evaluate and treat your problem. A TMJ expert can be general dentist, an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orofacial pain specialist. Ask your physician, dentist or dental society for a recommendation. ...Read more

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I have tmjd @ my left jaw and also a small hard lump in front of my left ear. Any relationship?

I have tmjd @ my left jaw and also a small hard lump in front of my left ear. Any relationship?

TMJ ; lump related?: Possibly. Might be a benign TMJ tumor. See a board certified oral ; maxillofacial surgeon. Your medical doc will know nothing about this problem. ...Read more

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Is it possible for muscle spasms to happen in front of your ear and along your jaw going to your neck or is that a pulsation?

Is it possible for muscle spasms to happen in front of your ear and along your jaw going to your neck or is that a pulsation?

It is possible: Yes, you can have muscle spasms in this location. It could be a trigeminal neuralgia or even a TMJ symptom. If is persists or worsens, please seek evaluation by your physician. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph node in front of my right ear where my top and bottom jaw connect, what could this be caused by? Should I go to the doctors?

I have swollen lymph node in front of my right ear where my top and bottom jaw connect, what could this be caused by? Should I go to the doctors?

Benign lymph node: Lymphnodes enlarge when fighting infection. Tooth ache? Pimple? Ear ache? They usually get no bigger than a 1/2 lima bean size or a 1/2 kidney bean size. If they are tender to touch that is normal. If they are rubbery and there are lots of them or it is bigger than above and lasts more than a month then see someone. ...Read more

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I have a bump on each side of my face above my jaw right in front of my ear lobe, maybe anterior auricular gland? More painful when pushed on.

I have a bump on each side of my face above my jaw right in front of my ear lobe, maybe anterior auricular gland? More painful when pushed on.

TMJ pain, likely: You're probably feeling your temporomandibular joint, it's supposed to be there. Some people develop pain there because their bite doesn't quite match up, they clench their teeth, they chew gum, or they injured it. A soft diet can help, heating pads also offer relief. It would be rare to have some kind of mass in the parotid gland on both sides. If it continues to be a problem see an ent. ...Read more

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I have a little lump in front of my right ear which moves when I move my jaw up and down and also my jaw clicks every time I think it's my condyle?

I have a little lump in front of my right ear which moves when I move my jaw up and down and also my jaw clicks every time I think it's my condyle?

TMJ: Having popping/clicking TMJ noises not necessarily a problem. Many people experience these noises. Without pain or limitation of function the noise itself is not an issue. If you have locking or limited movement, "ear" pain, headaches, morning jaw stiffness/soreness, difficulty chewing, bruxism, previous jaw injuries or other jaw conditions, the problem is more serious. Then see a TMJ specialist. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause ear pain. Soreness under ear and a little discomfort in front of ear. Ear pain is a deep ache. Jaw opens crooked and pops. Comes & goes.

TMJ ear pain: What you are describing is very suggestive of TMJ inflammation especially if you have malocclusion (teeth don't fit properly). You can take Ibuprofen for the pain, avoid chewing gum, avoid straining the jaw by yawning. You will likely need a dental split or appliance prescribed or created for you by your dentist to minimize the joints hypermobility. You should see your dentist soon. ...Read more

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Painful swollen lump in front of ear jaw from tooth abscess?

Painful swollen lump in front of ear jaw from tooth abscess?

Infection: An abscessed tooth is a badly infected tooth. Infection may be spreading to, and causing swelling of, lymph nodes. The best way to rx this problem is to eliminate the abscess through root canal rx (preferable) or extraction. Please see your dentist now before infection spreads farther. ...Read more

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Severe jaw pain on the right side of my face. It doesn't hurt my teeth or anything but right in front of my ear. My jaw will pop/ grind randomly also?

TMJ Dysfunction: The initial impression from the description of the location of your pain suggests a TMJ disorder. A thorough evaluation should be performed by your dentist to determine the origin and cause of your pain before any recommendations for treatment can be discussed. ...Read more

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Hi, I have currently discovered a small lump/cyst right in front of my ear, located by my jaw. The cyst seems to increase and decrease in size and varies day by day. It moves slightly and varies between the size of a pea and peanut. It feels more like ru

Hi, I have currently discovered a small lump/cyst right in front of my ear, located by my jaw. The cyst seems to increase and decrease in size and varies day by day. It moves slightly and varies between the size of a pea and peanut. It feels more like ru

Lymph node.: That sounds like a pre-auricular lymph node, which could enlarge in response to an ear or sinus infection. If it eventually goes away completely, say in two to four weeks, then there's no cause for concern, especially if you have symptoms of said infections. If it does not go away, you may want to have it looked at — sometimes we need to take these out for definitive diagnosis if they linger. ...Read more

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I was stung in the front/top of the head by a yellow jacket 2 days ago and now I have swelling in front of my ear at the top of the jaw.

I was stung in the front/top of the head by a yellow jacket 2 days ago and now I have swelling in front of my ear at the top of the jaw.

Unrelated: Probably coincidental but unrelated. Swilling in front of ear, however, should be evaluated immediately. Please see your GP or go to an Urgent Care Facility immediately. ...Read more

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I have what I think is a swollen lymph node in front of my ear where my jaw connects. What could be the cause of it? And should I go to a doctor?

I have what I think is a swollen lymph node in front of my ear where my jaw connects. What could be the cause of it? And should I go to a doctor?

Probable parotid: Lymph nodes representing primary or metastatic disease when noted in the cervical region usually appear in jugular chain anteriorly or less commonly in the posterior triangle. A primary arises from oral cavity or thyroid A lesion in the preauricluar region is parotidglmost frequently. Any surgeon performing H&N or parotid surgery can define your lesion. ...Read more