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What type of doctor do I see about this temple swelling?

What type of doctor do I see about this temple swelling?

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

Dr. David Schleimer
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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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What could cause what feels like like temporalis muscle swelling/temple swelling along with lack of sensation in the area ? 20yrs. CT normal

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Very minor swelling at temple area of face ?

Very minor swelling at temple area of face ?

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

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My 4 month old grandson has a hematoma on his left temple that has started swelling and bleeding?

My 4 month old grandson has a hematoma on his left temple that has started swelling and bleeding?

Hemangioma: Your grandson presumably has an hemangioma that is breaking down and not a hematoma.He should be seen by a dermstologist who can treat same with steroids, lasers or other medication. ...Read more

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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?

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 would get to: A surgeon who can diagnose you with a something that is causing ur lymph node to enlarge. Lymphoma and tumor comes to mind. Please do not hesitate to see a surgeon at this point as soon as possible. Please! ...Read more

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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. ?

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

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I got beaten up have headache, swelling on temple and forehead, jaw hurts, black eye! Can I smoke cannabis and why?

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

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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.)

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.)

Hematoma: The swelling in the temple area may be a superficial blood collection(hematoma). As far as other effects of the injury, even mild head trauma can lead to post traumatic headaches, visual symptoms or lightheadedness. If symptoms persist or worsen get examined by a physician. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Pain in mouth temple gum cheek neck and chest, swelling in gum and cheek, can't close or open mouth. No insurance?

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

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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?

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

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I've been getting swelling around my temples (above my cheek bones) after eating. The swelling last around 10 minutes then goes.

I've been getting swelling around my temples (above my cheek bones) after eating. The swelling last around 10 minutes then goes.

Salivary glands.: 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

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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?

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?

Does not sound: concerning from your description. If a severe headache develops, nausea or vomiting, sleeping changes, concentration problems, or personality changes then these things are concerning for concussion and you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Outer ear infection: Puffy swelling above the ear could be an extension of an otitis externa or outer ear infection. An exam by a doctor is necessary to diagnose the problem and determine a treatment plan. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Facial pain: Over the computer, guesses would include a possible sinus infection causing swelling and inflammation. Cellulitis is always a possibility, etc. Only way to know for sure is to get an exam and then treated as need be. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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