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Hi! my bone next to my eardrum & jaw line seems to be swollen. It's hard to open the mouth & difficult to chew solid foods. Pls help? Thnk you!

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Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology
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In brief: TMJ????

Obviously i cannot say without seeing you.
However, there is a "disk" at your temporomandibular joint that can slip or lock, and cause symptoms like this. See your dentist. In the mean time, try icing it and don't try to force it open. Here is some more info: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/tmj-disorders/ds00355.

In brief: TMJ????

Obviously i cannot say without seeing you.
However, there is a "disk" at your temporomandibular joint that can slip or lock, and cause symptoms like this. See your dentist. In the mean time, try icing it and don't try to force it open. Here is some more info: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/tmj-disorders/ds00355.
Dr. Amy Levine
Dr. Amy Levine
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Dr. Olivia Liao
Ophthalmology

In brief: Need an exam

Several possible causes, some of which could be serious.
Get to your primary care doctor first to get an exam.

In brief: Need an exam

Several possible causes, some of which could be serious.
Get to your primary care doctor first to get an exam.
Dr. Olivia Liao
Dr. Olivia Liao
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