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Pain In Left Side Of Head Above Ear
Tmj: You likely have tmj. A way to tell is to open and close the jaw with a finger placed in the TMJ socket which is roughly the pocket created when one opens the mouth and places a finger directly in front of the ear canal right at the level of the sideburns. Softer foods, warm compresses and Motrin should help. Avoid gum chewing. Temporal arthritis is another possibility. ...Read more
Neuralgia: Such sharp,jabbing pains in that area are often due to neuralgia which is an irritable superficial nerve. This is more of a nuisance than anything serious and usually resolves without any specific treatment. However if symptoms persist or worsen, see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more
I have had a throbbing pain in the left side of my head above my ear and in my cheek and upper teeth. The cheek is getting worse? What could it be?
Muscle spasm: This could be a muscle spasm from clenching or grinding. Sinus pressure can also mimic tooth pain. Rule out definitive dental concerns such as cavities in teeth. If you are clenching, you may just need a mouth guard made. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Throbbing in left side of head above ear (worst in morning) sore upper teeth and left cheek, stuffed nose in morning, ears and throat occasionally sore. What could it be?
Sinuses: It could be your sinuses. Check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinus symptoms: Sinus pressure may be a cause of discomfort over the eye, but not usually in the temple region. More common causes of that would be muscle contraction or nerve irritation; inflammation of an artery is another cause. IF symptoms persist, see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moderate pain right side of head above ear made worse by movement. "headache" around right eye. Right inner ear pain. Could this all be sinus?
It could, but: But it also can be something else. You have had a ct scan of your chest. I imagine the doctor who ordered that knows a lot of your medical history. That person would be in a position to help answer your question more accurately. An ENT (ear nose throughout doctor would be ideal for sinus issues). ...Read more
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