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Tightness In Ear
33 year old female with ear swishing sensation, tight jaw, ear pain, and headache. What could it be?
Ear pain: There are quite a few things that can cause ear pain, headache and a swishing sound in the ear. The first one that comes to mind is an ear infection. You may have some ear drainage and fever if that was the case. Another common condition would be temporomandibular joint pain dysfunction, commonly call TMJ or TMD. Best to have an ENT specialist evaluate so you can get started on the right treatm ...Read more
Tightness behind ears and inside ears that comes and goes.Pressure of middle ear is fine and CT sinus scan doesn't show any issues with ears. Thoughts?
Sounds like TMJ: There are many symptoms related to the ear area that occur when the jaw joint (also known as the temporomandibular joint - TMJ for short) is out of position, inflammed, degenerated, or traumatized. Often times the TMJ clicks, pops, or is tender when you put your finger into the ear canal and open and close your jaw. Splints and specialist care should be considered before it gets worse. ...Read more
I have a mild sensation one cheek, tightness of jaw on two sides, lip burns a bit, and muscle tightness around ear. There is no throbbing pain. TMJ?
TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. TMJ syndrome may cause ear pain, ringing in the ears, jaw locking, jaw clicking and pain behind the ear. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain expert for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more
2yr old clear lungs no tight chest ear infection fever contr9lled w. Motrin. Does breathing treatment on antibiotic oral and had shot tues no relief?
Pain at the top of my head one side feels like someone is stabbing my head &also really tight&ear on the same side of head is hurting what is this?
TMJ: YOu mentioned pain at the top of your head and tight ear on the same side. This may represent a referred pain from the front of the ear from something called the TM joint. It can cause pain in the ear and around the ear and headaches. See your doctor for further advice. ...Read more
Had TMJ for couple of years and noticed that my jaw is leaning slightly to side where jaw tightness/ ear problems are worse. What does this mean ?
Hard to correlate: You need to be examined to determine what this means. See a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I stood up then my eyes get blurry, feel pressure in my head and tightness then my ears can't hear like theres a pressure also.What was that?
Your c/o pressure: Versus pain is unusual, but consistent with your history of multiple scoliosis regarding your vision. Make sure you are seen by an ophthalmologist when this happens, or worked up by a neuro ophthalmologist, who you can folllow up with for management. You may need to get a hearing test by an ENT if this persists, as ms can affect any neural tissue and cause problems. Discuss this with your neuro dr. ...Read more
See a Doctor: You may just have a bad case of flu but you also could have a early serious case of meningitis. It's not possible to diagnose online. You need to see a doctor for possible treatment possibly hospitalization. If you're lucky you just have a flu bug but best to not try to figure it out on your own. ...Read more
Can TMJD cause a mild burning sensation on face? like your sprayed chili pepper on it. Also tightness near jaw/ear connection!
Yes: Yes, that symptom would be consistent with TMD. However it increases out of proportion to the other TMD symptoms, it may be something else. Best bet is to have your TMD managed by a TMJ specialist. ...Read more
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