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Tick sound while eating, TMJ disorder? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi Doc
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Okie
User :   actually i am feeling soem uncomfortable in one of my ear
Doctor :   Ok
User :   actually itsnot paining and all
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but when i am openign my mouth i can hear a tick sound
Doctor :   OK
User :   mainly when i am eating food
Doctor :   OK
User :   i dont have any pain
User :   and uncomfortable
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but this tick sound is there
Doctor :   I would like to know few more things before I can suggest you: User :   okie sure
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   26
Doctor :   Do you have any history of throat infection or irritation in the recent past?
User :   yea
User :   but its more than two months now
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Was this condition treated then?
User :   i was gettign cough in the night
Doctor :   OK
User :   and when i met the doc she said its because of allegy and gave me antibiotics
User :   had for 10 days and its gone
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Do you have any difficulty in hearing?
User :   no nothing
Doctor :   Is the sound you hear is in both the ears or one?
User :   one ear only
Doctor :   OKJ
Doctor :   Is the sound you hear is from the jaw or from the ear?
User :   i feel like its from jaw
User :   because when i am opening my mouth little wide i can hear it
User :   actually speaking not opening while closing
Doctor :   After going through the description I am of that the condition could be due to jaw related problem
User :   okie
User :   why is it happening?
Doctor :   It would better to see a ENT specialist regarding this.
Doctor :   It could be due to fibrous temperomandibular jaw but needs to examine before coming to a conclusion.
User :   okie
User :   so what is the cause for it?
Doctor :   As I said you that it could be due to temperomandibular joint fibrosis.
User :   okie
Doctor :   caused due to regular wear and tear or any systemic abnormality.
User :   i will see an ENT speacialist
Doctor :   OK
User :   thank you doctor
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   as of now nothing more
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   my pleasure
Doctor :   Take care.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   thank you doctor
User :   bbye
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