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What could cause my ear to hurt when I yawn?

What could cause my ear to hurt when I yawn?

Maybe TMJ: Tmj is one of most common causes of ear pain. This is "referred pain": feels like ear pain, but generated from something else. ...Read more

Yawning (Definition)

Yawning is opening the mouth semi-voluntarily while taking a long, deep breath of air. It is a type of reflex action controlled by the brain (a person cannot yawn on command). Yawning is normal, and usually due to drowsiness or tiredness. However, excessive yawning that happens much more often than normal may be caused by vagus nerve signals, due ...Read more


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I experience some sharp ear pain when I yawn or open my mouth. What could be the causes of this? Probable TMJ.

I experience some sharp ear pain when I yawn or open my mouth. What could be the causes of this? Probable TMJ.

Yes: It sounds like a TMD\TMJoint issue. An evaluation to determine the cause and early intervention with appropriate treatment, if necessary, will prevent more serious problems over time. ...Read more

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I started having pain in left ear and temple when chewing or yawning. Also have had problems with discs in my neck. Could it cause ear pain?

I started having pain in left ear and temple when chewing or yawning. Also have had problems with discs in my neck. Could it cause ear pain?

Doubt it.: This is more like a problem with TMJ. See your dentist or ENT for further workup. This may cause great pain but is not a serious disorder
Best wishes. ...Read more

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Inability to yawn due to ear pain?

Inability to yawn due to ear pain?

Jaw pain: Hello, I would first think of tmj. The jaw joint may become inflamed and benefit from otc ibuprophen. I usually have patients use this as directed for 10 days. Also avoid repetitive jaw motion like gum chewing. See your doctor for confirmation. Physical therapy and possibly a dental splint while sleeping may help. ...Read more

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Having some clicking in ears when yawning. Trying to pop ears manually while exhaling holding nose. Feels like fluid but not popping. No ear pain?

Having some clicking in ears when yawning. Trying to pop ears manually while exhaling holding nose. Feels like fluid but not popping. No ear pain?

Eustachian tube dyfx: When you are yawning the popping you are having is caused by air rushing into the ear when your eustachian tube is opening. The eustachian tube is a tube that connects your ear to your throat and opens naturally when you yawn or swallow. Try popping your ears by plugging your nose and blowing hard. Your ears should pop open. This is called a valsalva maneuver and is very effective. ...Read more

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Will I get bad ear pain on an airplane if I have a small cold like only a stuffy nose? If yes, will chewing or yawning prevent it for sure?

Will I get bad ear pain on an airplane if I have a small cold like only a stuffy nose? If yes, will chewing or yawning prevent it for sure?

Valsalva: Chewing or yawning will help release the pressure. A valsalva maneuver where you hold your nose (pinch it) and blow gently will equalize the pressure when needed. ...Read more

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Sore throat when yawning, inner ear pain when touched, feels like too much liquid in ears?

Sore throat when yawning, inner ear pain when touched, feels like too much liquid in ears?

Please see your: Doctor. Have you been swimming? It sounds like you may have Swimmer's Ear (otitis externa), which is an infection of the ear canal, caused by water in the ear, making a good environment for bacteria and fungus to grow. The only way to tell this for sure is to have your ear examined. The treatment, if necessary, would be prescription drops, as opposed to oral antibiotics for a regular ear infection. ...Read more

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Vertigo x 2 weeks upon yawning + swallowing pain lt. Side of throat + ear pain. Seeing ENT one week. Help.?

Vertigo x 2 weeks upon yawning + swallowing pain lt. Side of throat + ear pain. Seeing ENT one week. Help.?

Ent ok: Ent visit is ok but more going on here. The bigger problem is the vertigo and your age. You need to see your doctor for a full cardiac evaluation. Better get going ...Read more

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Bloody postnasal drip, left ear pain only when swallowing and yawning. I'm 20, cancer? Sore throat on and off for 3 weeks too.

Sinus infection?: If you have not noted any blood in your nasal secretion, then one must consider sinusitis as a potential cause. The ear pain however is more suggestive of a jaw problem (teeth grinding, gum chewing etc) and you may need to ask your dentist to check it out if the problem fails to resolve. Cancer is unlikely but not totally impossible even at your age. ...Read more

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What causes my ear to hurt when I burp?

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What causes my ear to hurt when I burp?

Otalgia: Burping can cause rushing of air thru the eustachian tube to ear drum (s), hence the discomfort. ...Read more

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What could cause only my right ear to hurt?

What could cause only my right ear to hurt?

Few options: Infection, swelling/fluid behind the eardrum, foreign body, perforated ear drum, other non-ear causes (tooth pain, TMJ pain). See your primary physician or an ENT for an exam. ...Read more

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What causes ear pain? It feeling like pinching/burning /achy feeling at times all around ear and hurts to turn head to left when happens, can't touch

Your infection: Usually ear pain with movement is caused by an outer ear infection or a middle ear infection see Dr. For an in person evaluation ...Read more

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Had a root canal 2 mos ago and still have residual infection. I was told abx are not needed. Could this cause my glands to be swollen and ear to hurt?

Had a root canal 2 mos ago and still have residual infection. I was told abx are not needed. Could this cause my glands to be swollen and ear to hurt?

Possible: If there is residual infection, there can be pain that radiates to the ear. Infections in the mouth and face can also cause the adjacent tissue and lymph nodes to swell. Have your doctor evaluate you for an infection asap. ...Read more

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Daughter is 7. Has ear pain tonight. No fever. No cold. Nothing else hurts, she feels otherwise perfect. She has allergies, could it cause ear pain?

Daughter is 7. Has ear pain tonight. No fever. No cold. Nothing else hurts, she feels otherwise perfect. She has allergies, could it cause ear pain?

Ear pain common: Normal sx of seasonal allergies include runny nose, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes. Allergies and ear pain are not uncommon as some may also develop painful ear complications. Your ears can be just as strongly affected by an allergic reaction as any other cranial nerve response that may occur to the eyes, nose, or throat. In most cases the complications will resolve with decline in allergens.. ...Read more

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Can post nasel drip cause your throat and ear to hurt only on one side?

Can post nasel drip cause your throat and ear to hurt only on one side?

Post nasal drip: Your drip my cause irritation on only one side and may also become infected. If it persists I would see your. Doctor ...Read more

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Can tmj cause difficulty swallowing ear pain headache pain at base of head like where the little nubs as I call them stick out on one side espically when ear starts to hurt?

Can tmj cause difficulty swallowing ear pain headache pain at base of head like where the little nubs as I call them stick out on one side espically when ear starts to hurt?

Rule out ear problem: Ruling out ear infection is especially important so that the possibility of hearing loss can be avoided. Also it is important that your physician rule out the possibility of infection the ear first before making the assumption that the problem is related to TMJ. See your PCP. ...Read more

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Good doc lately I been having these headaches that causes my ear to hurt and my eye to get watery please help?

Good doc lately I been having these headaches that causes my ear to hurt and my eye to get watery please help?

TMJ syndrome: The most common symptoms include: headaches, ear pain, fullness. Also jaw popping and clicking. The Orofacial Pain specialists provide diagnosis and treatment of pain in the head, face and TMJ. They are the experts in TMJ and chronic pain field. Look for OFP specialist near you. ...Read more

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Why after eating a lot of food it causes inner ear to hurt with feeling of pain and pressure deep in the ear canal of both ears?

Ear pain: A bit less common. However, various things may be the cause. Overeating can reflux, depending on how badly and your personal symptoms because the anatomy of the eustachian tubes in the throat acid can actually enter the canals. Tmj, sore jaw joint from simply chewing too much food, may give a sense of ear pain. This isn't straight fwd ; is going to require an exam from your doc. Best luck! ...Read more

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Can an abscess wisdom tooth cause your throat and ear to hurt?

Can an abscess wisdom tooth cause your throat and ear to hurt?

Yes: While it will usually hurt most in the area of the abscessed wisdom tooth, the pain can radiate to the throat and ear areas. Many other things can cause throat and ear pain as well, so you should have this checked out by both a dentist and your M.D. To determine what is going on and how best to treat it. ...Read more

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Right side throat pain just under jaw, only hurts when swallowing, but also causes ear pain, again, only when I swallow?

Right side throat pain just under jaw, only hurts when swallowing, but also causes ear pain, again, only when I swallow?

TMJ: It's possible that you have "Temporomandibular Joint syndrome", also known as "TMJ Syndrome". This is not scary, and most of the time it resolves on it's own, if you experience pain, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen are okay to take. If or gets worse, you can see a doctor for prescription medication and sometimes they can do an injection. Grinding your teeth at night is a common cause. Best wishes! ...Read more

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33 yr. Old female. Pain in ear, hurts when I chew, yawn, etc. What could be the cause?

Temporal mandibular: Joint dysfunction, or inflammation of the joint where the jaw or mandible is attached to the skull will cause pain with chewing, etc. This is often caused by clenching the teeth, excessive chewing hard foods, or poor alignment of the teeth. Take ibuprofen for a few days, stop chewing gum or hard foods. If it doesn't improve, see your dentist for assessment and possible bite guard for sleeping. ...Read more

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Jaw has beeb popping ears hurt severe shooting pain in jaw and eads and can't yawn cause it hurts. I took Aleve (naproxen) what else can I do and what is it?

Jaw has beeb popping ears hurt severe shooting pain in jaw and eads and can't yawn cause it hurts. I took Aleve (naproxen) what else can I do and what is it?

Popping and TMJ: Popping with the tmj/tmj's usually signifies a displaced articular disk (forward.) not sure if you also have locking of the jaw- closed lock meaning limited opening; open lock- can't close.) need to see your dentist or TMJ specialist as your problem may become worse. ...Read more

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Sore throat, ear congestion, and when I yawn my ears kind of hurt. What may cause it?

URI: Probably upper respiratory infection, usually viral in nature, try taking a decongestant, but if fever, pus spots, etc., see a doctor to see if you need antibiotics - most are viral infections and will need to take their time to go away and antibiotics can't kill viruses. ...Read more

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What could cause ear pain?

What could cause ear pain?

Ear pain: Many things like trauma, infection, tumor etc. If you have ear pain please see your doctor so he can check you. ...Read more

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What could cause chronic ear pain?

What could cause chronic ear pain?

Tough problem: Chronic ear pain tends to be a frustrating problem as it is difficult to diagnose and management strategies do involve trial and error method at times. Temporomandibular disorders often cause chronic ear pain. Other causes include inflammation of the jaw joint/s, headache disorders, salivary gland disease, and ear infections. Some medical illnesses can also exhibit ear pain. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of occasional ear pain?

What could be the cause of occasional ear pain?

Ear Infection or TMJ: You should first see an ENT specialist to rule out an ear infection. If that has been ruled out then it may be related to a TMJ problem in which case you should see an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What could be cause of inner ear pain?

What could be cause of inner ear pain?

Several thongs: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more