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I have stabbing ear pain. It gets worse at night. Is this normal?
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: TMJ
This could be the TMJ (temperomandibular joint).
As you lay down, and turn to your side.. You're likely putting pressure on the joint.. Taking Motrin before bed might help but Motrin can disrupt sleep. An eval by your dentist or your local ENT may help as well.

In brief: TMJ
This could be the TMJ (temperomandibular joint).
As you lay down, and turn to your side.. You're likely putting pressure on the joint.. Taking Motrin before bed might help but Motrin can disrupt sleep. An eval by your dentist or your local ENT may help as well.
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Alan Mindlin
Ophthalmology
In brief: No
This could be TMJ or bad teeth.

In brief: No
This could be TMJ or bad teeth.
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Dr. Alan Mindlin
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