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I have been experiencing pain in my right jaw hinge for the last 2 weeks, feel pain when I push inside ear towards jaw, and have small lump on outside?

I have been experiencing pain in my right jaw hinge for the last 2 weeks, feel pain when I push inside ear towards jaw, and have small lump on outside?

TMJ: Any signs of infection (fever, cough, pain with swallowing). It sounds as if this could be TMJ syndrome. The joint where your jaw pivots can get inflamed. NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen can help but need to be taken around the clock for 5-7 days. Ibuprofen dosing is 400-600mg every 6 hours (normal kidneys). Don't use if pregnant. See PCP if worse or new issues arise. ...Read more

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Jaw pain, headache and ear pain and pressure? Also, have painless lumps under chin and jaw not sure if related? No fever. Pain relievers not helping

Go to a dentist: From what you are describing. You might be having a tooth infection and the lump under your jaw is a lymph node . Also, you might be having a partially impacted third molar or a wisdom tooth with pericronitis. Usually they give ear pain and headache . Please have your dentist to check you out for a proper diagnosis or assessment ...Read more

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Pain in tragus and bad hearing within inner ear. Small lumps along jawline down to around cheekbones. Jaw pain and stiffness. History of ear infection.

Pain in tragus and bad hearing within inner ear. Small lumps along jawline down to around cheekbones. Jaw pain and stiffness. History of ear infection.

Likely ear infection: If you have had multiple ear infections, you could have something more serious occurring, such as a cholesteatoma. I would recommend seeing your physician. ...Read more

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L-ear pain, feeling of lump in throat on l-side, headache stiff neck&shoulders, jaw pain once in a while pcp said can't feel anything but neck is stiff?

L-ear pain, feeling of lump in throat on l-side, headache stiff neck&shoulders, jaw pain once in a while pcp said can't feel anything but neck is stiff?

Get evaluated: Neck stiffness associated with infection must always be evaluated immediately. Meningitis from bacterial, viral and fungal causes can occur. ...Read more

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Need help! I have had a swollen gland under my right ear by my jaw. Pain in my sinuses. Lumps on the roof of my mouth. Imflammed nostrals. 3yrs?

Need help! I have had a swollen gland under my right ear by my jaw.  Pain in my sinuses. Lumps on the roof of my mouth. Imflammed nostrals.  3yrs?

3 years?: Many of these are signs of inflammation/infection, but other causes cannot be ruled out without further information, history and direct examination. I am surprised that you have had them for three years... I would strongly recommend a visit to your family doc for a comprehensive history and physical exam and possibly some lab work-up. Also, perhaps a visit to the dentist. ...Read more

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Swollen Lymph nodes in neck, a bunch of small lumps on stomach and side, white furry tongue, jaw pain, ear pressure, muscle fatigue in thighs and arms?

Abs: Well you have something going on. You are best to see your doctor for exam and perhaps lab tests. Not unusual for lymph nodes to be inflamed but all of your symptoms calm for an exam ...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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Lump between jaw and ear. Above jaw, below ear. I have bad teeth on that side (left). Pain in jaw hinge and shooting into ear. Lump is pretty big.

Lump between jaw and ear. Above jaw, below ear. I have bad teeth on that side (left). Pain in jaw hinge and shooting into ear. Lump is pretty big.

Jaw pain: It sounds as if you have an infection, probably from the bad teeth on that side.
See your dentist for a diagnosis and treatment.
The longer you wait, the worse the infection will get. ...Read more

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I have jaw pain, occasional tooth pain, headaches, neck pain and sometimes pain in my ear — all on the right side of my head. Feel generally unwell.

I have jaw pain, occasional tooth pain, headaches, neck pain and sometimes pain in my ear — all on the right side of my head. Feel generally unwell.

TMD + ?: See your dentist to determine if this is TMD\TMJoint Dysfunction related (plus other dental problems) and also see your physician to check out your general medical health. When were you last dental and medical check-ups? The way to better health and relief will be through personal one on one evaluation and not internet searches for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Painless firm lump directly below ear, directly behind left jaw bone, right in that crease. Sometimes when opening mouth or lifting head up it'll move. No other symptoms other than random pains inside ear, but was cleared of ear infection months ago?

Painless firm lump directly below ear, directly behind left jaw bone, right in that crease. Sometimes when opening mouth or lifting head up it'll move. No other symptoms other than random pains inside ear, but was cleared of ear infection months ago?

Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Try to avoid skin products that are oily. I would also stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. Doc can diagnose and if that's the case, remove it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Rolled off bed hit my head on side table corner about a week ago. No bruise, no bump, scalp swelling still hurts. Headaches, jaw pain, ear ache?

See your Doctor: If you are still having pain after a week, it will be a good idea to evaluate with your physician. In my opinion, any pain lasting more than a week should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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For the last couple days I had this Really bad pain in my ear now it's spread to my jaw bone tonight I discovered a small bump behind my ear it hurts?

For the last couple days I had this Really bad pain in my ear now it's spread to my jaw bone tonight I discovered a small bump behind my ear it hurts?

Middle vs outer ear: There are several reasons for ear pain. Your family doc needs to examine you to determine if you have a middle or outer ear infection. Painful bump behind ear coincident w/ear pain makes me think of an outer ear infection, especially if pushing/pulling on ear is painful (this doesn't tend to affect pain from middle ear infection). Outer ear infection is common in swimmers and surfers. ...Read more

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I have pain on the outside ear. Sometimes pain runs from there to the jaw when I open the jaw pain will be felt. Is it sinus pain?

I have pain on the outside ear.  Sometimes pain runs from there to the jaw when I open the jaw pain will be felt.  Is it sinus pain?

Unlikely, but....: It sounds more like tmj\tmd symptoms but you may also have an ear infection. I recommend that you see a dentist who might also suggest you see a physician. ...Read more

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What exactly can be causing my boyfriend's ear and jaw pain?

What exactly can be causing my boyfriend's ear and jaw pain?

See a dentist: Ear and jaw pain need to be evaluated by a dentist to determine a diagnosis, then proper treatment to resolve the pain. It could be a muscle issue or there could be an infection in the area. Call a dentist asap. ...Read more

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What do you do if you have lots of ears and jaw pain after a tonsillectomy?

What do you do if you have lots of ears and jaw pain after a tonsillectomy?

Tmj: Pain around th ear and the jaw following tonsillectomy is probably a result of keeping the mouth wide open for a long time during the surgery which puts lots of strain on the temptomsndibular joint (TMJ) and the muscles that are involved with this joint. Talk to your dentist there are exercises that you can do to ease the pain there are also muscle relaxing and pain med. You can take. ...Read more

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Can percocet withdrawal cause ear/jaw pain?

Not particularly: Opiate withdrawal causes generalized muscle pain. Jaw muscles can also be painful. I am not aware of any association with earache. ...Read more

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Please help I have jaw pain and aches at the back of my ears?

Please help I have jaw pain and aches at the back of my ears?

Jaw/ear pain: These are common symptoms of tmj/tmd.
Tmj pain usually results from bruxism (chronic grinding and/or clenching the teeth), or a bad bite. Headaches, sinus pain and ear pain are also common.
See your dentist to evaluate and treat for tmd, and an ENT specialist or your medical doctor to evaluate any ear infections. ...Read more

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Can non infected fluid in the left middle ear cause jaw pain?

Yes.: I believe that referred pain can travel from the ear to the jaw. See ENT Dr if you don't improve ...Read more

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Could a spider bite in the ear cause jaw pain similar to getting punched?

Could a spider bite in the ear cause jaw pain similar to getting punched?

Quite Possible: I have not come across this, but it is possible. A spider bite typically causes a localized inflammatory response. The tempromandibular joint of your jaw comes into proximity to your ear and thus could feel like jaw pain. If you already clench/grind your teeth, that area is already irritated and thus the spider bite could have made this discomfort more noticeable. ...Read more

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Please tell me if TMJ can cause right side facial numbness ear and jaw pain?

Yes, It's Possible: Problems within the tm joint can cause a huge variety of symptoms, which differ from person to person. Ear and jaw pain are very common. Facial tingling and numbness are less common, but still possible. Unfortunately, there's really no proven way for you to take care of this problem yourself. You need to see a dentist who's experienced with TMJ problems. Get help before your symptoms worsen! ...Read more

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Jaw pain just under the ear on the left side. Range of motion is extremely limited. What is the matter?

Infection: If the problem is new, an infected, impacted third molar (wisdom tooth) may present this way. ...Read more

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Have severe jaw pain an ear pain & can not find anyone that specialize in TMJ that takes my medical card help! What can I do I have to live wit It?

Have severe jaw pain an ear pain & can not find anyone that specialize in TMJ that takes my medical card help! What can I do I have to live wit It?

Hmmm: We often have to "pay" for the best care. Most things in life are not free. It will be your choice to find a competent practitioner in your area who can help you regardless of insurance coverage or live with the discomfort. You might be able to seek care in a local dental school for treatment at a reduced rate. However, expect the process to take longer. ...Read more

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Can jaw pain be from an ear infection?

Can jaw pain be from an ear infection?

Yes: Ear infection can cause jaw pain. Jaw (TMJ) pain can cause ear pain. Both often misdiagnosed. If unclear about diagnosis, see TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Any ideas on why I'm getting jaw pain (close to ear) while playing harmonica?

Any ideas on why I'm getting jaw pain (close to ear) while playing harmonica?

Tmj disorders : Apparently you are suffering from TMJ disorders. You might be a bruxer or you are grinding your teeth while asleep or you are a clincher. Get your TMJ and surrounding muscles examined by a well-trained dentist in that field. The pain you are getting is due to muscle contractions while you are playing ...Read more