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Have had ear pain and pressure in front of ear. Can this be TMJ?

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I have had ear pain/pressure in front of my ear...can this be TMJ or Eustachian tube dysfunction? thanks
Posted Sun, 20 Oct 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Jorge Brenes-Salazar 2 hours later
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TMJ perhaps

Detailed Answer:
Dear patient,

Thanks for the query. If the pain is exactly located at the joint (put a finger in front of the ear, in the part that moves when you open and close the jaw) it is likely to be TMJ dysfunction; Eustachian tube dysfunction usually does not cause pain but a sensation of blocked ears.

Yours truly,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
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