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I can't seem to find the connection: tonsils, ears and neck..

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  • Posted By: Anne Esquibel
  • August 5, 2008
  • 00:10 AM

I have been looking to see if there is any connection between the ETXTREME pain in my ears, down my neck(like where your jaw end and your neck/glands are) and my tonsil problem and I can't find the connection. I could be looking in the wrong place though..just wanted to know opinions and if anyone had it before.

I have cryptic tonsils, they are huge, sometimes cut of an airway and I've tonsilillitis like, 5 times this year. When I get and "outbreak" the pain goes from my ears down my neck, throat and side of tongue.

Only recently since the last "outbreak" I've been having bad pain, mainly in my right ear..almost like someone is stabbing me in my ear and twisting it down my neck. I have alot of pressure and pain behind my ears and jaw(kind of where they "meet")..

Is this ear pain connected with my tonsils(which I'm on a waiting list to have removed) at all?? My Dr here in the UK looked in my ears and said it's not coz and bursting or perferation.

In the back of my head I'm a lil worried about some sort of cancer since I have a family history of throat cancer from smoking and I've been smoking for 3 years heavily..but I also know throat cancer canidates are usually well into their 50 and men.

Your questions, advice and opinions are welcome and wanted.



Ps. I've gotten dizzy a few times and I can't even lay my head down to sleep sometimes coz it's that painful. I<3Codeine.

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  • Sounds like you may have TMJ. It's a condition that causes severe pain along the jaw line and down the neck. It can also cause headaches as well. You may want to do a search on-line and see if you can find a TMJ Specialist in your area.
    OdorMystery 6 Replies
    • August 25, 2008
    • 07:57 PM
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  • http://www.helium.com/items/473364-why-throat-infections-may-cause-pain-in-the-ear heres a link that explains why throat problems can cause ear pain.
    qwertyuiop123 453 Replies
    • August 26, 2008
    • 00:32 AM
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  • Have your salivary gland checked
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 5, 2008
    • 03:52 PM
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