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Worry Jaw Pain Climbing
Yes: Jaw pain is frequently experienced when a blockage in one of the arteries of the heart prevents adequate blood (and oxygen) flow to the heart, particularly during periods of exertion such as climbing stairs. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should be seen by a physician as you may need testing to evaluate for the presence of heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had swollen submandibular nodes for years. Can swollen nodes cause jaw pain? One node had needle biopsy years ago. They told me not to worry.
Try another visit: Submandibular glands can be enlarged for many reasons and several are quite benign. If you are having jaw pain as well, I would consider getting checked by an oral maxillofacial surgeon or at least another dentist to exam you and confirm this is nothing to worry about and does not require treatment ...Read more
Tmj or heart? Have jaw & under jaw pain, had good EKG & blood test, but worried! Jaw issues for yrs, but never under jaw, no other heath issues, worry?
Jaw pain: Any bleeding, swelling, or as in your case, pain, should be evaluated. We cannot physically examine you over the internet. Would suggest that you see your Dentist and take your issues up with him/her. You say you have had jaw pain for years. Have you ever reported this to your Dentist? If you have cardiac concerns, see your GP or, if recommended by GP, a Cardiologist. ...Read more
I have hbp. My legs and feet swell. I have jaw pain and heavy pressure chest pain & back pain. Is this something to worry about?
Hi I just got over the stomach flu and have been experiencing chest, throat and jaw pain. I was wondering what it could be? I don't want to worry, but
Pain: Have you been vomiting? Do you have have a smoking history. Most likely from flu but consult with us to be sure all is ok. ...Read more
Please elaborate: Is the pain in the joint (TMJ) or in the actual body of the jaw? Many conditions can cause this problem, including grinding your teeth, clenching, an abscess, an impacted tooth, etc. Can't diagnose correctly over the internet... You need to make an appointment with a local dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many ways!: This question is very vague. Relieving TMJ pain depends on what's causing the pain, or making a diagnosis. Tmj is not just one disease, but one of many disorders of the jaw joint. Usually common sense things like a soft diet, moist heat, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen or Naproxen (aleve) will help with the pain. If not, you may want to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It can: I have been a runner for years, and there are instances where clenching during running can occur. Also, the jarring of running on cement, can affect posture and other movements, creating an imbalance. Also, many runners these days cross train. Other activities, like lifting weights can cause you to clench, causing jaw pain. You might want to consider a custom mouthpiece for your activities. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
TMD: The most common cause of jaw pain with clicking is what is known as temporo-mandibular disorder. The differential diagnosis includes true inflammation (arthritis) of the jaw joint or masticatory (muscles that close the jaw) muscle spasm as in grinding your teeth as a habit. The diagnosis can be resolved by a dentist or oral surgeon. Ent docs see this commonly as otalgia (ear ache). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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