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Illness on Left Side ENT

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  • Posted By: lifestream87
  • July 24, 2009
  • 01:26 PM

I'm a 22 year old male. I've recently been to a number of doctors and my dentist who aren't particularly helpful.

These are all on the left side:

Symptoms: Fluid in inner ear, swollen lymph node below ear, cracking/clicking jaw, sore throat with large swollen lymph node on left side (right is swollen too but not nearly as bad), swollen bottom molar gums. I don't have pain anywhere except for my sore throat especially on the left side.

I was given ear infection medication, and the doctor said the infection is gone but I still have fluid in my inner ear.

My doctors basically explained it like this: Inner ear fluid is caused by TMJ, throat will get better on its own. This, to me, seems ridiculous as all my symptoms are on the left, and feel like they're all related. Maybe the joint in my jaw is causing some kind of infection?

I don't know what to do. I'll try to answer as best I can if anyone has question.

Thanks guys!

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  • Also I have at least one ulcer on my gums that isn't healing and slight pain inside my ear. Does this sound like oral cancer? The doctors I've been to haven't been very responsive.
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  • Thanks for the help man, I don't know if that's what I have though. My sore throat cleared up, but now it feels like there's a lump inside the left side of my throat. When I cough it feels like something is stuck there. This is such a drag. One step forward, two steps back.
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