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Pain in the right ear, numbness in the temple and lower jaw bone. Vision getting worse. Reason?

HI, I started having pain in my right ear last night, then a numbing feeling from my temple down to my cheek and lower jaw bone. Its sensitive to touch and some pain around cheek and feels warm with radiating heat around my cheek. Noticed this maybe 6 mo ago, however it went away. I know its not TMJ . I have noticed that my vision has gotten worce in my right eye aslo over the last 3 mo.
Asked On : Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to H.C.M.

I have gone through your clinical history and as you said that you are having pain in your right ear and this pain is also felt over temple as numbness, and anterirly it is passing over cheek and down to side of neck. Your vosion is going to blurred on right side is indicative of some complication.

Considering your complaints it is most likely deep seated infection involving petrous part of temporal bone.To manage your problem these investigations are must-
(1) C.T.scan of right temporal bone (HRCT).
(2) Audiometery ( Pure tone & Impedance).
(3) Ophthalmic examination including fundus.
(4) Blood - CBC, ESR, blood sugar- F. & P.P.

After a thorough examination of ear, throat, eye and general physical examination and there co-relation with investigations we will reach to correct diagnosis which may be later plan for treatment.

With regards.
Answered: Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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