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What could cause a swollen jaw and ear tissue or gland?

What could cause a swollen jaw and ear tissue or gland?

Varied: Many. Could be tooth problem, jaw joint problem, muscles in pain around TMJ. bruxism, parotid gland problem. . I would start with an oral surgeon to diagnose/make recommendations. ...Read more

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The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Can TMJ cause swelling under right side of tongue or is it a salivary gland infection?

Can TMJ cause swelling under right side of tongue or is it a salivary gland infection?

No.: Tmj problems will not cause a swelling under the tongue. A swelling under the tongue could be several things, from an infected sublingual salivary gland to a salivary gland stone or even a ranula. A ranula is a mucous cyst under the tongue connected with the sublingual salivary gland. Your dentist or physician should be able to help you figure it out. If it persists, you should seek treatment. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of painful swollen salivitory glands, swollen tongue and a headache?

What could be the cause of painful swollen salivitory glands, swollen tongue and a headache?

Clinical Evaluation : And depending on the findings, a lab test may also be recommended. Please see a physician because swollen tongue can block the airway. Swollen glands can be a sign of infection... ...Read more

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What can cause a painful lump to push the ear from jaw?

What can cause a painful lump to push the ear from jaw?

Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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What would cause a swollen and tender gland in the neck?

What would cause a swollen and tender gland in the neck?

A variety of things: Infectious mononucleosis is just one of numerous illnesses which can present in this fashion. Please go see your doctor. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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Abnormal swelling around the face with ear ache and throat pain.what could it be? An ear infection or cancer? Under the jaw swelling also.age 48

Abnormal swelling around the face with ear ache and throat pain.what could it be? An ear infection or cancer? Under the jaw swelling also.age 48

Facial swelling: It is hard to say what you have in this kind of forum. It could be as benign as a cold or something more serious. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Would a perforated ear drum cause a swollen gland under the jaw?

Would a perforated ear drum cause a swollen gland under the jaw?

Infection: of the ear would cause both. It's a pretty serious condition that requires attention. ...Read more

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Could an ear infection be the cause of locking jaw, congestion, and a toothache?

Could an ear infection be the cause of locking jaw, congestion, and a toothache?

Tmd or tmj dysfuncti: Tmj dysfunction can often manifest in similar ways . The symptoms can include an itchy feeling in the ear to painful symptoms in the ear due to clenching and or grinding. The large muscle in front of the ear that is responsible for chewing and clenching can become tender due to overuse. If you touch the muscle body it can be painful and may radiate into the jaw or temples. Locking can occur. ...Read more

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Swelling under the jaw. Could it be lymph nodes? Or the salivary glands? I don't think it's my teeth or wisdom or jaw. Symptoms on my other question.

Swelling under the jaw. Could it be lymph nodes? Or the salivary glands? I don't think it's my teeth or wisdom or jaw. Symptoms on my other question.

Swelling: Can't see your other question...system doesn't work that way. As a general rule, any pain, swelling, or bleeding should be immediately investigated. Could be lymph nodes swollen from trying to filter an infection, or partially blocked salivary gland, or draining abscess, or so many other things. Bite the bullet, call your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for an examination. ...Read more

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What would cause the gland in my head near ear to be swolen? Feeling fine and no other glands swollen

What would cause the gland in my head near ear to be swolen?  Feeling fine and no other glands swollen

It depnds on its siz: You should monitor the size of your lymph gland. If it is less than 1.5 cm, it may not be anything to worry about. But if it is getting bigger and gets to be 2 cm or larger, then you should consult your doctor, as a biopsy may be desirable to find the cause. Nothing immediately to worry about, but check if it is growing over the next 1-2 months or not.. ...Read more

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What can cause ear cartilage to be tenderness. Is there a gland there?

What can cause ear cartilage to be tenderness. Is there a gland there?

Not really: The could be small sebaceous glands in the skin of the ear, but the cartilage does not have any of those glands. If it is tender, i would suspect a superficial infection. You need to see your physician for an exam and opinion. ...Read more

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Can a swollen mandibular on right jaw be connected to a swollen tongue? In what way?

Can a swollen mandibular on right jaw be connected to a swollen tongue? In what way?

Salivary Glands: Infection. The symptoms that indicate a salivary gland infection include redness or swelling over your jaw in front of your ears, below your jaw, your tongue or on the bottom of your mouth. If you have increased fever, trouble breathing or swallowing, see your GP immediately. ...Read more

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My jaw feels sore or bruised, or the muscle around my jaw. could it be from a tooth infection?

My jaw feels sore or bruised, or the muscle around my jaw. could it be from a tooth infection?

Possibly: There are lots of reasons for jaw soreness including tooth abscess, gum infection, bruised muscle, joint dysfunction, virus, tonsillitis, ear infection, cardiac insufficiency, malocclusion, GERD, diabetes, and many other causes. You need to call your Dentist for a hands-on exam, possible x-rays, and appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can a gum and tooth infection cause swollen lymph nodes. Is this even possible?

Can a gum and tooth infection cause swollen lymph nodes. Is this even possible?

Yes.: Swelling of the gums and soft tissue around an infected tooth is common. If there is a lot of inflammation, or the infection is not treated, the lymph nodes that drain the area of infection will enlarge as part of the immune response, just as would happen with other infections like a cold or strep throat. ...Read more

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What can cause a swollen lymph gland?

What can cause a swollen lymph gland?

Inflammation: Swollen lymphnodes are caused by things that cause inflamation. This can be infectious: viral or bacterial, chemical exposure, allergies. Tumors can cause swelling: lymphoma or metestatic turmors. ...Read more

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Could a tight throat and swollen gland be related to impacted wisdom tooth?

Could a tight throat and swollen gland be related to impacted wisdom tooth?

Possibly: If you have you have pain due to a wisdom tooth and now have swollen glands and your throat is tight - you could have an abscess with germs that are spreading. If that is the case -would recommend medical and dental follow up asap. This can be very serious. On the other hand, the wisdom tooth and the tight throat and swollen glands may be a separate issue. ...Read more

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Strained muscle around eye. Can it cause a aching in temple and cheek and forehead or could sinus issue cause that?

Strained muscle around eye. Can it cause a aching in temple and cheek and forehead or could sinus issue cause that?

Aching: This could be a neuralgia, an irritated/inflamed nerve, rather than a sinus infection as the latter would have to involve more than one paranasal sinus to cause discomfort in all these areas but it's still a possibility. You could consult an otolaryngologist if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Could an ear infection cause my jaw to hurt and feel locked?

Could an ear infection cause my jaw to hurt and feel locked?

Not sure: I'm not sure an ear infection could cause those symptoms. However, tmd (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) could cause symptoms of an ear ache or ear infection. The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is in close approximation to the ear. If there is inflammation going on around the joint it could be putting pressure on the ear. Jaw hurting and feeling locked are signs of tmd. I'd see a dentist. ...Read more

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Swollen glands and tonsils, ear and neck pain. What does this sound like?

Tonsillitis : Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils. Signs and symptoms of tonsillitis include swollen tonsils, sore throat, difficulty swallowing and tender lymph nodes on the sides of the neck (neck pain). See your pcp for examination and treatment. ...Read more