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What could cause my ear to hurt when I yawn?

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Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Rodney Diaz
Dr. Rodney Diaz
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Jaw muscle spasm

Pain and spasm of the muscles that surround the jaw joint can feel like ear pain.
The majority of cases of ear pain in adults have nothing to do with the ear and everything to do with the jaw and jaw joint.

In brief: Jaw muscle spasm

Pain and spasm of the muscles that surround the jaw joint can feel like ear pain.
The majority of cases of ear pain in adults have nothing to do with the ear and everything to do with the jaw and jaw joint.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: TMJ

Either temporalmandibular joint (TMJ) disease or eustachian tube dysfunction (blocked eustachian tube) can cause ear discomfort with yawning.

In brief: TMJ

Either temporalmandibular joint (TMJ) disease or eustachian tube dysfunction (blocked eustachian tube) can cause ear discomfort with yawning.
Dr. Dennis Diaz
Dr. Dennis Diaz
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