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Old 05-28-2005, 02:17 PM   #1
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similar symptoms for cancer/TMJ?

hello there,

i am concerned with recent developments in my jaw/ears. i am nearly 21. i do not smoke. i HAVE tried smokeless tobacco, however i am not a "user". its more or less a social thing (over a span of 1 year only).

for 5 straight days now i have had an odd sensation in my lower jaw, close to where the jaw and ear meet. the feeling is not painful, but just really annoying. the sensation is more or less on the left side only, but occassionally i will feel the same on the right side. it usually become more noticable at night when i go to sleep. sometimes my ears will feel tight, but with no loss of hearing. also occasionally i'll be aware of a slight discomfort under my jaw, in the area you might take someone's pulse on the upper neck.

i feel no pain when i chew food or drink. it also doenst hurt to flex my jaw muscles. my teeth dont hurt either.

any ideas? cancer, tmj, sinus, nodes? if problems persist through the end of the long weekend ill be meeting with a doctor. in the mean time, id appreciate any info.


Old 05-30-2005, 08:40 AM   #2
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Re: similar symptoms for cancer/TMJ?

bumping up--
Not to be nosy-but saw your post here too-was wondering how you're feeling after a few days? Any better?

Anyone w/TMJ have any advice for California1? I sent him here from the cancer boards...anyone??

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Old 05-30-2005, 01:04 PM   #3
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Re: similar symptoms for cancer/TMJ?

hey thanks

if anything, things are not getting worse. im getting used to the symptoms and i notice them less. i think ill give it another day or two.

Old 05-31-2005, 08:13 AM   #4
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Re: similar symptoms for cancer/TMJ?

bumping this to keep it at the top...

Glad to hear it's not worse-but it can be annoying!! Hopefully someone more knowledgable will see it and post...I think the "board traffic" will pick up again after the holdiay weekend...

It really sounds like TMJ. Keep tabs on when you notice it most-the dr will want to know this if/when you go.

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