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Tightness In Left Ear
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?
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
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
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
Left side of my face feels full tight, jaw hurts mainly under chin above behind & left ear full, right temple & above & behind full bottom of skull?
Wisdom tooth?: I'm guessing wisdom tooth. Best to see your dentist and oral surgeon to be sure. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have a tight, stiff, pulling pain on the left side of my neck. It causes my jaw to click and my ear to pop on that side. Massaging, rubbing, stretching it makes it more irritated. What could it be?
TMJ: Tmj is a possibility. Temperomandibular joint dysfunction is the jaw joint which can click if out of alignment and can hurt. ...Read more
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.?
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?
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
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.!?
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
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
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
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
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
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