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Doctors and ent think I have tmj which cousins swelling on side of face and blocked ear passes a hearing test at the ent but ear feels full and pressu?

Doctors and ent think I have tmj which cousins swelling on side of face and blocked ear passes a hearing test at the ent but ear feels full and pressu?

TMJ: See Dentist that does a TMJ care. Ask your General Dentist for referral. As physicians and ENT specialists have ruled out infection, a TMJ joint specialty department at a Dental School is a good resource. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Bone swelling behind the ear on the side of the head?

Bone swelling behind the ear on the side of the head?

Probably mastoid: Probably air cells in the bone of your skull that should be there.

If it has increased in size or is tender see ENT doctor ...Read more

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I have swelling on the right side of my face from the top of my neck to my ear. I cannot move my neck without pain.?

I have swelling on the right side of my face from the top of my neck to my ear. I cannot move my neck without pain.?

Pain is a sign: Your body is telling you there is something wrong. You need to see a doctor for this ASAP as the swelling is in an unusual area. It sounds like you may have a possible skin or soft tissue infection that is spreading. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the side of my head and its swelling and producing pus and also the swelling is going down to the lower of the ear what could this be?

I have a bump on the side of my head and its swelling and producing pus and also the swelling is going down to the lower of the ear what could this be?

Mrsa: Methacillin resistant staphalococcus aureas likely if pus with redness, if only scaly red likely just strep or staph. May need it lanced if like a bubble that needs to be burst, this will clear it up without antibiotics often. But ideal get it cultured too. Bacrtim ds or doxycline or clindamycine pills ...Read more

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The side of my face when I eat something it starts swelling up and real hard ball near the ear it hurts ive got to stop eat and it come back?

The side of my face when I eat something it starts swelling up and real hard ball near the ear it hurts ive got to stop eat and it come back?

ENT doctor can check: These symptoms suggest there is a blockage of the salivary duct that empties saliva from one of the saliva glands. There could be a salivary "stone" or something else blocking the duct. The swelling is the buildup of saliva behind the blockage. A visit to the Ear Nose Throat doctor can help figure out and get rid of the problem. ...Read more

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My sister (26) had pain in ear neck and face swelling from 2 days and today her face was deviated from left side, is this face palsy, is it curable?

My sister (26) had pain in ear neck and face swelling from 2 days and today her face was deviated from left side, is this face palsy, is it curable?

Bell's palsy: Hi AmitT, sounds like bells palsy. Can be caused by infection (viral or bacterial), trauma, and exposure (cold or heat). It usually goes away on its own, but can last as long as 3 months. In rare cases, some sufferers can have permanent symptoms like slightly droopy mouth or watery/dry eyes. Have her doctor check her ears for infection as that is easily treated. Follow up with her doctor regularly ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of a broken jaw? I have swelling on the right side of my face near my ear

What are signs and symptoms of a broken jaw? I have swelling on the right side of my face near my ear

Xray: Significant injury, swelling, pain, sometimes, double vision, all could mean a broken jaw. Please see a doctor for an evaluation and xray, if warranted. Primary care, urgent care would do to order or do an xray if needed. ...Read more

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I have a lump above my right ear that is causing swelling on the side of my face, behind my ear, and causing my ear itself to swell. It is painful to?

I have a lump above my right ear that is causing swelling on the side of my face, behind my ear, and causing my ear itself to swell. It is painful to?

Most lumps, benign: Don't start worrying. The majority of small bumps on your head would be benign (not cancer). Lumps that can be tender are cysts, lymph nodes and less likely lipomas. Still, hard to evaluate it over the net. See your primary md who can take a good history and examen you. ...Read more

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swelling to left side of face; jaw; neck and behind ear. Took to uc and they put him on abx treatment. When will swelling go away?

swelling to left side of face; jaw; neck and behind ear. Took to uc and they put him on abx treatment. When will swelling go away?

Soon.: Since you are on an antibiotic for infection you should be seeing improvement within 2-3 days but it may take the entire antibiotic course or longer for swelling to completely resolve. If you don't see improvement within 2-3 days see your primary doctor or go back to the UC for a recheck. There could be many reasons why it's not improving and may need a different antibiotic or I&D. Good luck. ...Read more

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Reaction to neomycin-polymyxin-hc prescribed for ear infection this morning - I have taken two doses - experiencing dumbness and swelling on right side of face. Please advise.

Reaction to neomycin-polymyxin-hc prescribed for ear infection this morning - I have taken two doses - experiencing dumbness and swelling on right side of face. Please advise.

This: This is per webmd "a very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), redness of the ears, severe dizziness, trouble breathing." I would get emergency treatment now. ...Read more

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With a middle ear infection how long does it take for the swelling on the side of my face to subside? Had it for 4 days now

With a middle ear infection how long does it take for the swelling on the side of my face to subside? Had it for 4 days now

It's not middle ear: Middle ear infections don't cause facial swelling. You may have an outer ear canal
infection called swimmers ear or external otitis. See an ENT doctor now. ...Read more

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I have no tooth ache or swelling but have earache and numbness to left side of face, ear and jaw?

I have no tooth ache or swelling but have earache and numbness to left side of face, ear and jaw?

Need exam: This may or may not be a dental issue. With numbness occurring, you don't want to wait. Please call a dentist asap who can do an exam, see if it is a dental issue and if not dental refer you to someone who can help you. Good luck and don't wait. ...Read more

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Severe tinnitus 6 years. Fullness in left side of my head, body aches, lymph node swelling in neck & behind ear. MRI's, blood negative. Help pls.

Severe tinnitus 6 years. Fullness in left side of my head, body aches, lymph node swelling in neck & behind ear. MRI's, blood negative. Help pls.

ENT follow up?: Possible eustachian tube disorder. An exam by an ENT may help rule out ETD. Epstein barr or CMV possible. Biopsy of one of the lymph nodes would be helpful in case it's sarcoidosis. Meniere's and rare migraine also a possibility. ...Read more

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5 days ago, swelling right side of face. Took keflex, swelling cont. Back to md. Taking levoflaxin & mumps test. Puffing under eye-swelling over ear.

5 days ago, swelling right side of face. Took keflex, swelling cont. Back to md. Taking levoflaxin & mumps test. Puffing under eye-swelling over ear.

Need more info: Is the physician who is treating you an ear, nose ; throat specialist? If yes then return to him/her because there is more to be done. If not then consult with one. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ear itch, ear ache, burning hot sensation, ear swelling, ear peeling, swollen behind ear and side of jaw. Back of head headache.?

I am experiencing ear itch, ear ache, burning hot sensation, ear swelling, ear peeling, swollen behind ear and side of jaw. Back of head headache.?

Needs to be checked: With all these symptoms in ear and jaw and pain in back of head. It is possible it is due to an infectious process somewhere in ear or jaw. I suggest you make an apt with your doctor and get it checked ...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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The top left side of my head hurts but there is no visible reason aside from a little swelling. The area has been sensitive for a couple weeks.?

The top left side of my head hurts but there is no visible reason aside from a little swelling. The area has been sensitive for a couple weeks.?

Swelling and pain in: An area of the scalp, I would be concerned about an infection. Have someone inspect the scalp very carefully, in really bright light, to see if there is any redness or a wound. It could be a very small place like an infected hair follicle or pimple or scab. You may require a course of antibiotics. Its time to c ur doc, since it's been weeks of this. Good luck☺️ ...Read more

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Okay I have had this problem for 6months. I have had this swelling on the right side of my penis under the head. It only appears when I wake up.

Okay I have had this problem for 6months. I have had this swelling on the right side of my penis under the head. It only appears when I wake up.

Rule out cancer: Go to ur primary care doc and ask them to get u an appointment with a urologist. U want to make sure u don't have cancer or anything else serious. ...Read more

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Can tinnitis cause a feeling of swelling on the side of the head?

Can tinnitis cause a feeling of swelling on the side of the head?

Certain problems: Certain medical problems, such as menieres syndrome may include one side tinnitus along with a stuffy feeling. Although no outward signs of swelling are evident. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my head on the right top side suddenly not sure what is wrong painful and feels like swelling too?

I have a lump on my head on the right top side suddenly not sure what is wrong painful and feels like swelling too?

Have it seen: It needs to be seen to be diagnosed and managed. I painful lump makes me think of trauma or infection. All the best. ...Read more