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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