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Pain under ride side of Jaw

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  • Posted By: MistralWind
  • March 12, 2010
  • 05:57 PM

Hello, just wondering if anyone else has experienced this type of pain and if there is a specific doctor that I should visit.

I've been having this pain that comes and goes. The pain specifically is under my jaw, about three inches to the right from my chin. It's kind of a strange pain: sometimes it feels like a bruise, other times it'll be a tingly sort of pain (kind of like when you hit your funny bone.) There's no pain when I eat, drink or swallow. Usually, I feel it the most if I tilt my head to the left or if I look downwards. If I press on the area, I feel the pain as well.

I appreciate your help!

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  • Hello, just wondering if anyone else has experienced this type of pain and if there is a specific doctor that I should visit.I've been having this pain that comes and goes. The pain specifically is under my jaw, about three inches to the right from my chin. It's kind of a strange pain: sometimes it feels like a bruise, other times it'll be a tingly sort of pain (kind of like when you hit your funny bone.) There's no pain when I eat, drink or swallow. Usually, I feel it the most if I tilt my head to the left or if I look downwards. If I press on the area, I feel the pain as well.I appreciate your help!Hi, I have the same thing. I've had it for a long time. I'm curious if anyone else will have some insight here! And sometimes I can feel it if I tuck my chin
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  • I have the same thing, but I feel it when i tuck my chin or turn to the right. Sometimes it's a pang that catches me off guard. Kind of tender when I push up in there, but not always. And sometimes I dont have it for a few weeks (I've had this for awhile) and I kind of forget about it and then it's back for awhile (like now). Sometime I think I should see a doctor and then it goes away for awhile. I don't feel an obvious gland or lump in there.
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  • I have the same thing, but I feel it when i tuck my chin or turn to the right. Sometimes it's a pang that catches me off guard. Kind of tender when I push up in there, but not always. And sometimes I dont have it for a few weeks (I've had this for awhile) and I kind of forget about it and then it's back for awhile (like now). Sometime I think I should see a doctor and then it goes away for awhile. I don't feel an obvious gland or lump in there.Hi Jessafina, did you ever find out what the problem was? My boyfriend has the exact same thing!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 23, 2010
    • 09:03 PM
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  • I have the exact same thing, kinda bruisy feeling..under my jaw where my right lower wisdom tooth would be. It started a couple weeks ago, went away for a bit, and came back . What's happening?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 2, 2010
    • 03:24 PM
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  • I have some kind of infection going on in my mouth and throat and when it gets the best of me I also feel the same thing you describe.It is probably a swollen and/or irritated lymph node. You can't make out the bean shape under your jaw unless you have a very thin neck and relax all of your upper neck and jaw muscles.
    Illa Kenny 3 Replies
    • December 6, 2010
    • 08:52 PM
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  • I seem to have this too, just woke up with it the other morning. Pain just back from the right side of my chin, just inside the jaw. It hurts like a bruise when I press it, and feels tight and painful when i look up. No problems swallowing or chewing. No lump that I can detect, and it doesn't feel swollen, just tender, not like it usually does when my neck glands are inflamed. I assume it must be some tiny gland or node - I hope. I would love to know if anyone finds out. wierd...
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  • I seem to have this too, just woke up with it the other morning. Pain just back from the right side of my chin, just inside the jaw. It hurts like a bruise when I press it, and feels tight and painful when i look up. No problems swallowing or chewing. No lump that I can detect, and it doesn't feel swollen, just tender, not like it usually does when my neck glands are inflamed. I assume it must be some tiny gland or node - I hope. I would love to know if anyone finds out. wierd...I do have the exact kind of pain that comes and goes for last few years. anybody know or find out what it is and how this can cured.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 11, 2011
    • 06:51 PM
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  • I have the same problem. I've had this problem for approximately 6 months. My pain is mostly when I tuck (bow) my head or turn my head to the right. If I press hard with my thumb up under my right jaw it feels like a bad bruise. I did go see my ENT specialist and had a CT scan of the area but found nothing. It's seams to be getting worse. I think I'm going to request an MRI scan of the area which can see much more than a CT scan, so I've been told.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • February 11, 2014
    • 00:35 AM
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