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Sudden numbness in jaw followed by severe pain in teeth and jaw. What could this be?

Sudden numbness in jaw followed by severe pain in teeth and jaw. What could this be?

Abcess or infection: You need to see your dentist, you may need antibiotics and probably an extraction or root canal. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


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Sudden sharp pain in lower tailbone accompanied by almost fainting?

Sudden sharp pain in lower tailbone accompanied by almost fainting?

Prob nothing: What were you doing when this happened? If pain is intense enough it can cause you to have a vagal response. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp pain in the eye, cause?

Sudden sharp pain in the eye, cause?

Foreign Body/DryEyes: An occasional momentary sharp shooting pain is not that uncommon and is benign. If you get this often you may have a small foreign body lodged in the upper eyelid tarus, or you may have dry eyes. See an eye dr. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp shooting jaw joint pain radiating to the ear and felling of blocked ear. All from bruxing?

Sudden sharp shooting jaw joint pain radiating to the ear and felling of blocked ear. All from bruxing?

TMJ: This sounds like TMJ (tempromandibular joint) pain. This joint is where the lower jaw moves with the upper jaw - in front of the ear. People can grind this joint with eating or with stress. There is mal-alignment. This is called bruxism - grinding, gnashing or clenching your jaw. Some do this at night. The use of a jaw guard at night can help put the jaw into appropriate alignment. ...Read more

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Experiencing sudden severe stabbing pain in ear and spike in temperature. Any ideas?

Experiencing sudden severe stabbing pain in ear and spike in temperature. Any ideas?

Acute otitis media: An ear infection is most often a bacterial or viral infection that affects the middle ear. The condition is rare in adults and painful because of inflammation and buildup of fluids in the middle ear. See ENT for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Scratchy throat, Impacted/Abcessed wisdom teeth pain, Severe jaw/chest pain in spasms. Constant mild jaw/tooth pain. Likelihood of endocarditis?

Scratchy throat, Impacted/Abcessed wisdom teeth pain, Severe jaw/chest pain in spasms. Constant mild jaw/tooth pain. Likelihood of endocarditis?

ER. Oral surgeon: Chest pain should be evaluated in ER NOW. If heart ok, will likely prescribe antibiotics, pain meds. Then see oral surgeon. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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Mouth abcess symptoms? Pain in lower jaw and pain when biting

Mouth abcess symptoms? Pain in lower jaw and pain when biting

Many things: An "abscess" is a localized collection of inflammatory cells in response to an infection. It may present with pain, swelling, fever and a general "unwell" feeling. With that being said, pain in the lower jaw can be indicative of many things from soft tissue infection, dental problems or muscle/bone pain. See a healthcare professional for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Severe headache with occasional lightheadedness, sudden pain through the left arm, numbness in legs?

Severe headache with occasional lightheadedness, sudden pain through the left arm, numbness in legs?

Radiculopathy and HA: Neck pain and/or pain around the shoulder blades with associated weakness and/or numbness into the shoulder, arm or hand implies a pinched nerve from either arthritis or a ruptured (herniated) disc. May cause muscle tension in neck and "tension" headache. Nonsurgical treatment includes pt (i prefer mckenzie exercises), arthritis meds, and nerve blocks. Surgery if symptoms no better or worsen. ...Read more

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Jaw pain ear pain sharp pains in my head pain infront of ear pain around ear ED swelling infront of ear and under eye pain in nec what could that be?

Jaw pain ear pain sharp pains in my head pain infront of ear pain around ear ED swelling infront of ear and under eye pain in nec what could that be?

Temperal Arteritis: Hello, you should be evaluated by a doctor ASAP (ER or Urgent Care now!). The worse case scenario would be an inflammation of a large artery in the area you describe and the need for immediate treatment with steroid pills. You would need follow up with an ENT doctor to be further evaluated. They might even biopsy the blood vessel. You could also have some other infection worth treating. ...Read more

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Sudden severe pain in front part of my head?

Sudden severe pain in front part of my head?

100 choices: This question is the sort they ask medical students to test their skills at differential diagnosis, meaning how to select among many possibilities to arrive at the correct answer. The information you provided is minimal. The possibilities are enormous. No way to answer your question except by wild speculation. Don't speculate, get facts. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Diffuse pain, similar to gas, randomly in all 4 quads of abd. Pain scale of 7-10/10. Pain is accompany by upper impacted wisdom teeth throb and pain.

Likely Unrelated: I'm not sure what you are asking specifically but I think you may have a dental issue along with other unrelated issues. Go to a dentist to have an exam and get your wisdom teeth evaluated. See a physician if your abdominal pain persists. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause a sharp pain in the jaw?

Can anxiety cause a sharp pain in the jaw?

Stress causes pain: Jaw pain can be associated with anxiety especially if you clench or grind your teeth. It can also be a sign of cardiovascular problems and should be checked by a physician. ...Read more

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Sudden pain in lower inside left arm?

Sudden pain in lower inside left arm?

To the Doctor: Not one of those symptoms that you need to be google searching for the answer on your computer. Your age and gender put you on the side of being safe about this one. See your doctor. If this occurred with or after any exertion i would be particularly concerned. ...Read more

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52year ol male. Severe pain under scapula. Numbness in right leg. General pain in lower body?

Go to ER: The right leg and lower body are unknown, but a 52 Y.O. Male with pain under the scapula should see a doctor asap. If the pain is pad he should go to er. ...Read more

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Twisting sharp pain on left side of chest, occasional shooting pain in pelvic bone, pain in right ear. Possible causes? Type of doc to start with?

Twisting sharp pain on left side of chest, occasional shooting pain in pelvic bone, pain in right ear. Possible causes? Type of doc to start with?

Primary care: General medical problems are best addressed first by your family doctor, usually a specialist in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine. Many women see a specialist in Ob-Gyne as their primary care physician. If the primary care doctor sees a reason to consult a specialist based on their evaluation or testing, they will send you to the appropriate doctors! ...Read more

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Riding in the car and I had right lower jaw pain near ear canal and sudden extreme nausea and hot flashes. Anxiety attack?

Riding in the car and I had right lower jaw pain near ear canal and sudden extreme nausea and hot flashes. Anxiety attack?

Anxiety: You have not provided any information to enable us to help you. Not even your age, let alone medical or psychiatric history. Chances are that if an individual's first suspicion is anxiety, then they likely have a history of anxiety and this is an acute exacerbation. ...Read more