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I was hit in the head recently and my temple is very swollen and my jaw is sore and my head throbbing what can this mean ?

I was hit in the head recently and my temple is very swollen and my jaw is sore and my head throbbing what can this mean ?

Closed Head Injury: Depending on the injury you sustained, it is possible that you have a simple contusion or more significant fracture. If your symptoms do not resolve, you have nausea/vomiting, vision changes or loss of consciousness it would be wise to seek the advice of your physician for testing and evaluation. ...Read more

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Have sore jaw with pain shooting up towards eye & swelling around cheek & eye Densists said it could be my sinuses What could this mean?

Have sore jaw with pain shooting up towards eye & swelling around cheek & eye Densists said it could be my sinuses What could this mean?

Dentist ASAP!!: It appears that you could have a dental infection originating around your Maxillary(Upper Jaw) canine.This may be an abscess caused by nerve damage inside any of the teeth in that area or a gum infection(periodontal).This is serious and needs immediate attention by a dentist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a really sore throat, stuffy & runny nose, and swollen glands under your jaw?

What does it mean when you have a really sore throat, stuffy & runny nose, and swollen glands under your jaw?

You are sick: Sorry to be blunt, it sounds like you have a bad viral infection, flu or cold. It is also possible you could have tonsillitis or pharyngitis leading to swelling of your lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the back of your head is sore?

What does it mean if the back of your head is sore?

Pain : I cannot give you a definitive diagnosis but if it is intermittent and sharp it is probably muscular. However if it is dull and persistent you should see a physician and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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I smashed and i mean smashed my head going into my car, i put ice on it right away. Now it's just sore when i touch it. D you think that's ok? .

I smashed and i mean smashed my head going into my car, i put ice on it right away. Now it's just sore when i touch it. D you think that's ok?
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No nausea: If you have no nausea, vomiting, loss of consciousness, or visual changes, the chances of having a brain injury is small. It will be sore for a few days, but if the bump subsides, then it should be ok. Sometimes you can get blood between the skull bone and the skin, called a hematoma, so if a bump persists for more than a few days, you should see a doctor. How is your neck? ...Read more

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What does it mean if you touch part of the top of your head and it feels sore, i didnt hit it or anything, and its been like that for yrs, just wonder?

What does it mean if you touch part of the top of your head and it feels sore, i didnt hit it or anything, and its been like that for yrs, just wonder?

Superficial irritati: A long standing sensitive area on the scalp with no visible area of inflammation or infection may simply represent an area of superficial tenderness secondary to nerve irritation or local irritation for example the hair being pulled to tight, etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your chest hurts & your chest is warm & your head hurts & your body is sore but you don't have a high temp. & your always tired?

What does it mean when your chest hurts & your chest is warm & your head hurts & your body is sore but you don't have a high temp. & your always tired?

To me it means: You should see a doctor, be diagnosed and get treated. Low grade temperatures can be serious too. Your other symptoms are also signs that something is not right and... Hey, i think i just answered your question - well, it's worth repeating. Go to a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a dark rim around iris eyes are different color pressure from eyes up to top of head blurred vision and a sore nose?

What does it mean when you have a dark rim around iris eyes are different color pressure from eyes up to top of head blurred vision and a sore nose?

Unclear : See your doctor. The area around the iris s the remainder of the eye known as the sclera. This is the white portion of the eye. If there is some coloration this needs to be evaluated by ophthalmologist. This area can be injected or red in appearance to inflammation. Part of your symptoms sound like presymptoms of shingles. Clearly needs further evaluation promptly. See your doc urgent care, or ER ...Read more

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I have a small sore area on top of my head I don't notice any tenderness until I brush my hair no headaches or other symptoms do it mean brain tumor?

I have a small sore area on top of my head I don't notice any tenderness until I brush my hair no headaches or other symptoms do it mean brain tumor?

No: Brain tumors do not present as sore spots on the top of the head. Classically there will be headache and vomiting or neurologic symptoms. If it gets more sore or spreads then it would be best to make an appointment. ...Read more

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I have body aches, head aches, loss of appetite, chills and a sore throat but no fever, what does that mean?

I have body aches, head aches, loss of appetite, chills and a sore throat but no fever, what does that mean?

Viral fever : Still you may have some viral infection of throat or even like flu like symptoms though you may not have a fever. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a black sore on the inside of my jaw?

What is a black sore on the inside of my jaw?

Check with dentist: It is vital that you have the area examined and possibly biopsied. Oral cancer is treatable if diagnosed early. ...Read more

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What could be causing my jaw to always feel sore/out of place/pop?

What could be causing my jaw to always feel sore/out of place/pop?

Lots of things: It could be anything from arthritis to nothing. Your doctor will be able to at least start you on the right path. ...Read more

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I have what i think is tmd. My jaw is bothersome all day with cracking, soreness, almost like i cannot control it. What can I do?

I have what i think is tmd. My jaw is bothersome all day with cracking, soreness, almost like i cannot control it. What can I do?

Depends: Need to be evaluated to make sure that you truly have tmj/tmd or some other ailment, etc. That can mimic TMJ symptoms. Should see a dentist/tmj specialist first to give you more info with a thorough history and exam. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause a sore bottom jaw?

Can sinusitis cause a sore bottom jaw?

Not really: lower jaw or dental pain would be unusual for sinusitis. Upper jaw pain however may be a symptom of sinusitis. ...Read more

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I had mild toothache yesterday and over night the jaw line has become inflamed and sore?

I had mild toothache yesterday and over night the jaw line has become inflamed and sore?

Infection: You need to see a dentist or a doctor today because this is probably an infection and you need to be on an antibiotic and possibly a tooth pulled. Though the antibiotic needs to come first. Ring your GP/dentist or go to the Urgent Care if you have one near you. ...Read more

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My lower jaw feels sore ?Anything to worry about ? Can't think what might be causing this...

My lower jaw feels sore ?Anything to worry about ? Can't think what might be causing this...

Evaluation Needed: There are many reasons for lower jaw soreness from sleeping on it incorrectly, trauma, infection and other pathology's. It is important that you go to the doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a bump behind my jaw on the left side. Its not visible but its alittle sore. Should i be worried.

I have a bump behind my jaw on the left side. Its not visible but its alittle sore. Should i be worried.

Have it examined: A bump behind your jaw could be caused from a number of different things. You should have it examined by your physician or dentist. ...Read more