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Hard to say: As a swelling around the temple could represent a sebaceous cyst which either a general surgeon or dermatologist could deal with. It could represent a dilation of your temporal artery which a vascular surgeon would manage. It could represent a bony prominence that an orthopedic surgeon would deal with. It could even present a lymph node that many different specialists may deal with. ...Read more
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
What could cause what feels like like temporalis muscle swelling/temple swelling along with lack of sensation in the area ? 20yrs. CT normal
Swelling: TMJ one possibility. Jaw joint and surrounding tissue pain from grinding, clenching. Advise soft diet for 3-7 days, ibuprofen, no hard foods, no gum chewing, may need dental splint. Auriculotemporal nerve neuritis another possibility. If any visual symptoms, see ophthalmology. ...Read more
What is causing my right eye pupil dilation? I have been suffering from grand mal seizures, with severe headaches, right side only temple swelling, right eye pupil dilation, and also a sore right beside the afflicted eye.
You : You should immediately make an appointment with an ophthalmologist and a neurologist. You don't say how long this has been going on, or whether your vision is affected, but there could be very serious problems. If this just started and you cannot get an appointment immediately, go to the emergency room. ...Read more
My husbands temples started swelling allot when bending after he got sick & high blood pressure pills given to him seen many drs many tests no help?
Frustation: That's very frustrating and i can appreciate your helplessness but it isn't going to be diagnosed in an online forum limited to 400 characters. He needs to see another local doctor. ...Read more
My head is swollen on side of temple ? What takey swelling away? Also should I see a doctor it hurts to blink eyes
Yes: It is prudent to see a doctor if the swelling is of unknown etiology and if it is affecting your eyes ...Read more
If its minor: I wouldn't worry, if it becomes real painful then get seen, mild temporal swelling without pain or trauma is not going to be an issue, unless it gets worse. See temporal arteritis if u want to worry yourself. Good luck. ...Read more
Random and painful swelling around temple, started as small bump on head. Lymph node swollen of that side, but no trauma and i do not feel sick?
I have a seizure disorder and no insurance I have seen local health dept for 4 years . I keep headavche on rt side with swelling on temple and face. ?
Seizure and headache: Call your nearest major university medical center. They usually offer programs for fred or discounted treatment for uninsured patients. They can set you up with the various specialists you need to diagnose and treat your potentially serious symptoms. ...Read more
I got beaten up have headache, swelling on temple and forehead, jaw hurts, black eye! Can I smoke cannabis and why?
No: A teenager can become dependent on marijuana. Drug dependence is the body's physical need, or addiction, to a particular substance, in order for the person to feel like he is functioning normally. Over time, drug dependence leads to physical harm in the user's brain and body, to behavioral problems, and to association with people who also abuse drugs and commit crimes to obtain drugs. ...Read more
Is minor swelling normal after a slight hit above my right temple, or could there be an internal injury? (Happened 5 days ago, only pain when I chew.)
I got hit in the temple with a small rock yesterday and now have very minor swelling on right side of head. Should I go to the hospital?
No: As long as swelling is your only symptom, then no. If you develop unceasing pain, persistent vomiting or change in your behavior call 911 and go to the ER. ...Read more
Aerosol exploded and hit my boyfriend in the head near his temple. He has a cut on his head, bad swelling around eye n temple but has not been sick.?
Need to see a doctor: You should take your boyfriend to the nearest emergency room to exclude serious injury to the eye or brain. ...Read more
Left side of head is swollen between scalp & temple. pressing gives relive. suffering for 2 years , worsen recently by swelling. reason?
See a doctor : These symptoms can only be evaluated in person. See a doctor. ...Read more
Swelling on head above left temple- wasn't there this morning and no injury. Size of deck of cards- maybe a little longer. Chest cold- not much nasal ?
See MD: see a doctor as soon as you can. The swelling should be looked at. ...Read more
I had multiple blows to the temple with a rock two days ago and I feel dizzy, nauseous, and have swelling and a bad headache. Is that bad?
Go to ER, police: I'm so sorry to hear. You had a concussion, and possibly other injuries as well. You are 17 years old, and what happened sounds like a criminal act. Please go to the emergency room to be evaluated, and they may be mandated to report this event to the police. The most important things right now are to make sure you're ok right now, and to protect you from future attacks, which may disable/kill you. ...Read more
I have suffered r sided head pain for 5 yrs now-daily. I function with meds. I now have swelling and soreness r temple-and tender to touch. I am 54?
Temporal arteritis: Would see your doctor and be checked for temporal arteritis. There may be other reaswons for your discomfort, but that should be checked for. ...Read more
I had a trauma on my temple 5days ago,the next day I see that the swelling is decreasing but black eye is forming & spreading around eye, what to do?
Common: Many times after trauma, the bruising develops a few days after the trauma. The color of the bruise will change too, from purple to yellow over time and it may seep down to mostly under your eye (gravity) over time before it resolves. Put ice on your eye. Most importantly, if you are having headaches or vision changes or feel dizzy, see your MD as you may have a concussion. ...Read more
Pain in mouth temple gum cheek neck and chest, swelling in gum and cheek, can't close or open mouth. No insurance?
possible infection: Possible infection. Dental evaluation would be place to start, but medical care will likely be required. ...Read more
Aerosol exploded into side of face, cut to head n bad swelling round eye n temple. Should i go 2 hospital even tho i feel sick but haven't been?
Laceration: The side of the head at the temple is a very delicate area where a slight trauma could cause a lot of internal damage. You may need to get x-ray or scan to be sure. You may need to have the laceration closed to give a better chance to heal with less scar. You should get it checked. ...Read more
Had lipoma removed from my left temple of my forehead 2 days ago. I have swelling, numbness and reduced movement still. How long until this recovers?
You might: have bleeding or infection, so you should consult with your surgeon asap. ...Read more
I've been getting swelling around my temples (above my cheek bones) after eating. The swelling last around 10 minutes then goes.
Some salivary glands get inflamed due to viral infection.
Also they may swallow due to obstruction of the "tube" (conduct) that empties saliva into the mouth. You can test with lemon juice as to stimulate the secretion of saliva. If you have calculus, big enough, surgery will be necessary . If virus, take medicine. See first if disappears in 7 days. If not, see a dentist. ...Read more
Slightly hit above right temple 3 days ago. No swelling, but the spot is sore to touch and hurts when I yawn or chew too hard. Should I be concerned?
I got home and noticed my husband has swelling above his left temple-about 3"L and 2"D.He has a chest cold and bad coughing but no sinus pressure. ?
Please take him to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
I get random brief pains above my ear,by temple. Had mastoiditis in the past.no swelling or fever.Could it be back?Ear doesn't hurt either.Thanks
Random. brief pain: does not suggest an ongoing, chronic medical condition. I suggest a physical examination for peace of mind. ...Read more
I have an ear ache for about three weeks or so, i noticed I have swelling puffy like area on my left temple area that runs above my ear.
Swelling on face in front of left ear, pain in left temple and left forehead when try to move head quickly, pain behind left ear and neck below skull?
I fell yesterday and landed on my cheek/right temple. There was no bruising but is tender to the touch. I now have eye swelling. Can this be related?
Yes: Send photos. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. ...Read more
PVC pipe hit me in the temple, two days later I have a very black eye and major swelling on my temple and forehead, and a small nosebleed today. Should I go to the ER?
Go to see a doctor:
These things will heal, but the bleeding of the nose is suspicious. I would go to an emergency room, So I could have X-rays or MRI's if needed.
D. Stephen Hollis, MD ...Read more