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Pain In Front Of Ear And Jaw
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
Lymph glands: Swollen lymph glands are what you are describing. ...Read more
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
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
Small circular bump in front of right ear near jaw I have no pain or symptoms. Found it when rubbing my face. It's not visible from outside.
Probably: A lymph mode that should be checked and followed. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
Swelling behind jaw just in front of ear just on the right side. Start after eating a stick of gum.
Worsening 4 yrs of pain under angle ear/jaw & down FRONT of neck. Usual R side but now L too. Have IIH & migraines. Painful to touch sometimes too.?
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.
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
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?
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
I feel a small bump next to & in front of my left ear lobe. When I poke it, it kinda hurts. Could it have to do with my jaw. Orthodontist did mess up jaw?
Generally not...: Have a dermatologist take a peek at it ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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
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
I have a bump on the left side of my face above my jaw right in front of my ear lobe, maybe anterior auricular gland? More painful when I push on it
ENT: Could be a number of things including a reactive lymph nodes or parotid tumor. See an ENT doc for evaluation. ...Read more
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
I have a mass beginning in my neck and below the jaw/in front of ear, extending along jawline to chin. Moves to touch, along with mild pain. What could it be?
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
Why is the left side of my face in front of my ear swollen it is painful in the morning also I have a lump under my right jaw about a walnut size?
Swollen face.: You may have a protid gland swelling or a tumor. Need to see an ENT doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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 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