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Since last september I have had draining in both ears. The past two days I have had tightness in my left ear and jaw. What could this be?

Since last september I have had draining in both ears. The past two days I have had tightness in my left ear and jaw. What could this be?

Thoughts...: With ear and jaw tightness we think of pressure or fluid behind the ear drum, inflammation or irritation of the TMJ joint, even dental cavities can cause symptoms that can refer to the ear (but this is more likely to cause pain). ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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I have a tight and sore jaw on right side and tight on left side. Also, ears ringing. Could there be a break and/or dislocation in my jaw? Pain incr.

I have a tight and sore jaw on right side and tight on left side. Also, ears ringing. Could there be a break and/or dislocation in my jaw? Pain incr.

Possible TMJ Problem: Unless you have a history of trauma to the face or jaws a break in the bones is highly unlikely. A dislocation of the disc or meniscus of the joint can be possible. Your symptoms suggest a possible TMJ disorder. An evaluation with your dentist would be recommended as the starting point to treat your problem. ...Read more

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What causes an unbalance feeling & tightness on left side of head & shoulder &uncomfortableness in left ear & neck when resting on my back in chair?

What causes an unbalance feeling & tightness on left side of head & shoulder &uncomfortableness in left ear & neck when resting on my back in chair?

See below: Pressure on upper cervical nerves by the upper cervical spine can do this. The best approach is to sit in an upright posture or to place a pillow under your head when sitting on that hair. ...Read more

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Tight forehead for years left to middle forehead .Tinnitus right ear. When i massage face or shoulders.My left ear moves up&down.Scar in front of ear

Tight forehead for years left to middle forehead .Tinnitus right ear. When i massage face or shoulders.My left ear moves up&down.Scar in front of ear

Approaches: I agree w earlier info. In addition, consider scar treatment for the scar that is anterior to your ear. It may be adhesive & respond well to acupuncture scar deactivation with or without e-stim or scar injection (not with steroids). Additionally, seeing ENT is a must for chronic tinnitus. Looks like you have already been diagnosed with stress headaches (does that mean tension headache?) you >>. ...Read more

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Shooting pain up from leftside skull base to behind left ear comes and goes. Can tight neck muscles cause? Any dangerous causes or ok to wait 2morrow

Shooting pain up from leftside skull base to behind left ear comes and goes. Can tight neck muscles cause?  Any dangerous causes or ok to wait 2morrow

Yes, sometimes: Yes, tight neck muscles at the skull base can sometimes cause this. There are other causes as well. Please see your doctor for an exam to help determine the cause.
Tight neck muscles can respond well to massage and ice if that is the problem. ...Read more

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I'm having a weird thumping in my left ear, left-side chest tightness, nausea, light-headedness, neck pain and general weakness any idea of the cause?

I'm having a weird thumping in my left ear, left-side chest tightness, nausea, light-headedness, neck pain and general weakness any idea of the cause?

Viral infection: It sounds like the thumping in your ear is the result of fluid in the middle ear. This is likely caused by a respiratory viral infection since you also have other symptoms that might go along with this. If not better in a week call your doctor. ...Read more

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Tenderness in neck right below earlobe. No fever, sore kinda tightness that comes and goes below left ear, kinda like the feeling when eat sour candy?

Tenderness in neck right below earlobe. No fever, sore kinda tightness that comes and goes below left ear, kinda like the feeling when eat sour candy?

Saliva gland: Swelling or pain in the back or cheek while eating is typically due to a blocked saliva gland. A stone or simply thick secretions can be the cause. Often the cure is to thin the secretions by increasing water intake and using sour candy. Sometimes the doctor needs to remove a stone. Visit an ENT doctor for a complete diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My face on the Left side feels tight and hurts ? Pain radiates to my ear

My face on the Left side feels tight and hurts ? Pain radiates to my ear

Face: may be related to your jaw and a sign of bite or teeth issues. Warm compresses soft diet and ibuprofen with dental evaluation ...Read more

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Hi, i have a tight neck, jaw and ear on my left side?

Hi, i have a tight neck, jaw and ear on my left side?

Fall?: If you had any trauma to your neck by fall or striking, you might have some muscle spasm. If this is just tightness out of the "blue", you need to see a physician for a good check- up, regardless of the reason for the pain. You might try a heating pad for ten minutes every half hour if you wish and some motrin if you are not allergic to it, and take with a meal or snack. ...Read more

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Tightness on left side of head, shoulder and heaviness on left neck & ear subsides after lying down .y?

Tightness on left side of head, shoulder and heaviness on left neck & ear subsides after lying down .y?

You need an exam: Tightness on one side of the head and shoulder along with neck and ear heaviness, that is relieved by lying down, suggest a mechanical cause. It may be due to several possibilities. These would include, among others, muscle strain in the neck/shoulder area and possibly a pinched nerve coming from your neck. Although the latter would usually cause pain, when turning your head to either side. ...Read more

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Suffering from TMJ for over 1yr. No jaw spint just pt. Ear stuffiness improved but left with terrible tightness in front of ear. Will it go in time?

Suffering from TMJ for over 1yr. No jaw spint just  pt. Ear stuffiness  improved but left with terrible tightness in front of ear. Will it go in time?

Treat the cause: Pt won't do much for relieving the symptoms of tmj\tmd. What is most important is to remove or minimize the cause of the problem. This may be an occlusal (bite) problem, misalignment of the jaw from an habitual bite, bruxism, stress, etc. Why is a splint not being used? One cannot control bruxism, if you have it, while you sleep. Have you been evaluated by a dentist with extensive training and. ...Read more

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Left side jaw pains, goes through to ear, tight jaw. Can a dentist help?

Left side jaw pains, goes through to ear, tight jaw. Can a dentist help?

Yes: This could be a few different dental problems, all of which the dentist can help with. It can be an infected tooth which can cause this, as you have one nerve that runs from the middle of your jaw connects to all your bottom teeth on that side, up to your ear. It can also be a TMJ (jaw joint) issue. Or if can be a sinus or other type of infection. ...Read more

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Neck of left still has a big lump they said its my lymp note and a week ago my right side of my neck feels tight and hurts, both ears don't feel right?

You need to be seen: You don't say who diagnosed this as a lymph node, but obviously it is getting worse, not better and could be an infection or something more serious. Please be checked, even checked again if you have been physically seen as it takes time to be able to diagnose certain things. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain&tightness just behind top of ears, worse on left. Pulling sensation too. Feel v sick with it, sometimes dizzy, causing insomnia too. Tmjd or not?

Pain&tightness just behind top of ears, worse on left. Pulling sensation too. Feel v sick with it, sometimes dizzy, causing insomnia too. Tmjd or not?

No: Tmj would likely cause pain beneath the ear not above it. Shouldnt cause dizziness either.If it is pulsatile, lasting hours, usually one sided, associated with nausea and sensitivity to light or noise, it is probably migraine. If this is a new headache for you, then you need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Had TMJ for two years.Improvement but now left with tight sternomastocloid muscles pulling on ear. Could this cause muffled ears?Or could jaw be out?

Recurrent TMJ/TMD: Is very common. Tmd is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. It can be divided into disorders related to the muscles of mastication and those emanating from the tmj. Earache and head pressure are common symptoms due to the close location to tmj. Rec.: orofacial pain practitioner for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Will claritan d help if one of my salivary glands is infected the one on the left right under my ear, everytime i eat sweet it feels tight.?

Will claritan d help if one of my salivary glands is infected the one on the left right under my ear, everytime i eat sweet it feels tight.?

No: The salivary gland you are likely referring to is the parotid gland. It could be what we calla sialolith, or stone in the duct of the gland.
Usually it is sour things that trigger it. Check with an ENT or os, they can image the blockage. Good luck. ...Read more

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I got tension on left face, canine teeth, upper lower lip, left tongue, muscle feels tight on tmj, mild pain around ear. is this TMJ?

I got tension on left face, canine teeth, upper lower lip, left tongue, muscle feels tight on tmj, mild pain around ear. is this TMJ?

Possibly: go visit your dentist and consider how you can decrease the stress and anxiety in your life. TMJ is almost always caused or at least worsened by stress ...Read more

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Have pain and tightness on left side of center of throat, pain in upper L side of Chest and ear pain. Could this be thyroid related?

Have pain and tightness on left side of center of throat, pain in upper L side of Chest and ear pain. Could this be thyroid related?

Yes possibly but: other causes should be explored. Pain in the areas you mention could be referred from structures in the anterior mediastinum (upper front part of chest), esophagus (GERD), heart, or upper lungs. Without a hands-on physical exam, proper history and possibly testing it would be impossible to narrow it down just based on areas of pain. ...Read more

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Had pain in my left salivary gland for 5 months, ear , jaw pain red 1eye, pain in the back of my neck, tight, 1 side throat pain.2 blood test ok.Ct ok.!?

Had pain in my left salivary gland for 5 months, ear , jaw pain red 1eye, pain in the back of my neck, tight, 1 side throat pain.2 blood test ok.Ct ok.!?

Explain more: Please explain pain in the salivary gland, how was that diagnosed? Have you seen a dentist or an ent? Who have you seen? Was the dental side cleared up? No cavities or decay found? Please provide more detailed info. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in my left ear?

What could cause pain in my left ear?

Ear vs TMJ: Could be an infection in your ear. Could be your TMJ. Other TMJ symptoms include clicking jaw joint or limited oral opening. If you have other signs of TMJ problem, see oral surgeon for exam/suggestions. ...Read more

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Risks of drainage from my 7 months left ear?

Risks of drainage from my 7 months left ear?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My left ear periodically crusts on the inside?

My left ear periodically crusts on the inside?

Various causes: Might be otitis externa (ear canal infection) or eczema (as other doc suggested) or seborrheic dermatitis, which can affect ear canals as well as pinna & external auditory meatus (although usually both sides are affected). Anti-dandruff shampoos & antifungal creams (lamisil) can help. If pain is involved, see fp or ent. ...Read more

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I feel pain in my left ear. it feels heavy like a rock?

I feel pain in my left ear. it feels heavy like a rock?

Ear examination: An ear examination is needed to check for wax build-up or inflammation of the ear canal or ear drum. ...Read more

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Why does my left ear feel like it's constantly underwater?

Why does my left ear feel like it's constantly underwater?

Wax or...: Typically occulsion of the ear canal by excessive wax or significant serous fluid in the middle ear can cause the abrupt onset of these symptoms. A simple exam by your doctor with an otoscope will provide the answer. ...Read more

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My left ear feels like it's vibrating. What is causing this?

My left ear feels like it's vibrating. What is causing this?

Ear: A common cause is tensor tympani myoclonus where a the tendon attached to one of your small ear bones may go into spasm especially when in noise. See an ENT to check it out. You will probably need a hearing test ...Read more

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My left ear hurts?

My left ear hurts?

Doctor can evaluate: An ear infection on the inside of the eardrum is a "middle ear" infection, and can start when a person gets congestion from allergies, colds, or sinusitis. An ear infection on the outside of the eardrum is an "outer ear" infection or "swimmer's ear", which is caused by moisture in the outer ear canal that allows skin germs to grow and multiply in the skin. Other causes of pain are possible. ...Read more

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Heartbeat in left ear?

Heartbeat in left ear?

Most likely fluid: Many people will hear their heartbeat transmitted through fluid in the middle ear, like one gets with an infection or after an airplane ride. It could be something serious, so if it doesn't go away, you should see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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My left ear hurt so much ?

Exam: Get it looked at by a medical practitioner. It could be injured or infected or there could be something in there that is easy to remove. ...Read more