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Sudden sharp pain in ear, on&off for 2min. Heard soap bubbles dissolving btwn pain. Pain stopped after removin earwax but ear felt weird. What's wrong?

Sudden sharp pain in ear, on&off for 2min. Heard soap bubbles dissolving btwn pain. Pain stopped after removin earwax but ear felt weird. What's wrong?

Possible perforation: I would be very concerned that you ruptured or perforated your eardrum. You should see your doctor to have him/her look into your ear and if it is ruptured, you may need to see an ear specialist to repair it. ...Read more

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I have tenderness/swelling in front of my right ear, most noticeable when mouth is open, feels like it could be top of jaw. Sharp pain in ear area too?

I have tenderness/swelling in front of my right ear, most noticeable when mouth is open, feels like it could be top of jaw. Sharp pain in ear area too?

TMJ: This sound like you may have inflammation in your temporomandibular joint. This can sometimes be hard to treat. It is usually caused by grinding your teeth at night. See your Dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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Stabbing sharp pain in ear. I've had 5 ECT treatments. Last was on Monday. Pain started a few hours ago. Also have chills, neck and shoulder ache. No fever.

Stabbing sharp pain in ear. I've had 5 ECT treatments. Last was on Monday. Pain started a few hours ago. Also have chills, neck and shoulder ache. No fever.

Unclear.: You may have a viral syndrome. What you describe is not a usual complication of ECT. But you should inform the ECT doctor and the anesthesiologist: there is the chance that additional treatments need to be postponed. ...Read more

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When chewing felt sharp pain above right ear shooting into temple, ear became full, now feels sore 2 hours later?

See your dentist: You may have a cavity irritating a dental root, this can cause the pain your describing. Take an NSAID in the meantime until you see them. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in right ear when I move my tongue, talk, swallow, or chew? What can cause this? Any eardrops I should get to relieve the pain? Thanks

Sharp pain in right ear when I move my tongue, talk, swallow, or chew? What can cause this? Any eardrops I should get to relieve the pain? Thanks

Referred pain: When ear pain seems to be related to the jaw, worse with chewing or tongue movement, it is common that the pain is actually referred to the ear. Although it's impossible to tell without an exam, you probably have TMJ, which should respond nicely to anti-inflammatories like Motrin ...Read more

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When i eat and chew sometimes i get sharp pain in my neck and ear, and headaches on and off is it possible that i grind my teeth at night?

When i eat and chew sometimes i get sharp pain in my neck and ear, and headaches on and off is it possible that i grind my teeth at night?

Yes: It sounds like you may have a poor relationship between your upper and lower jaws. This can cause grinding/clenching and tooth pain upon chewing. See your dentist for an evaluation and history. ...Read more

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Was playing golf 2 weeks ago and hit ball hard. Immediately had sharp pain from ear to bottom of jaw. Painfull to chew slight misalignment of teeth?

Was playing golf 2 weeks ago and hit ball hard.  Immediately had sharp pain from ear to bottom of jaw. Painfull to chew slight misalignment of teeth?

TMJ: The most likely diagnosis based on your history is a subluxation or shifting of your temporomandibular joint that connects your upper and lower jaw bones together just below your ear. Since you are still having difficulty chewing with a feeling of misalignment of your teeth i recommend you make an appointment with your dentist. ...Read more

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