Pain when pressing just under cheek bone near ear?

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kate123cl Thu 11-Jun-20 07:44:02


I was just wondering if anyone's experienced anything similar.

I pressed my face (not sure why) just under my cheek bone, above my jaw bone near my head and it's painful. Hard to describe the pain.

Unless I'm pushing the area (quite hard) I'm absolutely fine in myself. I wouldn't of noticed if I hadn't of happened to press it.

I'm not sure whether to make a GP appointment or not?

Thanks for any helpsmile

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Porridgeoat Thu 11-Jun-20 07:45:55

A hidden spot?

Do you have ear issues or sinus problems?

Porridgeoat Thu 11-Jun-20 07:46:16

How long has it been this way?

Yester Thu 11-Jun-20 07:47:32

Do you grind your teeth?

Defenestratethecat Thu 11-Jun-20 07:50:09

It could be ear wax - had this once and it was very painful in that area when touched.

VisionQuest Thu 11-Jun-20 07:55:57

TMJ pain? Do you clench your jaw a lot?

kate123cl Thu 11-Jun-20 07:58:28

Thanks all!

Not a spot from what I can seegrin

I noticed it when I was sleeping on that side 2 nights ago.

I possibly grind my teeth in my sleep but try to avoid as I have put off fillings for a hole in my teeth (massive dentist phobia)!

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kate123cl Thu 11-Jun-20 07:58:51

It seems to be more in my cheek rather that my ear if that makes sense?

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veryvery Thu 11-Jun-20 07:59:26

I've had that with an ear infection before. It went by itself. However if it persists I'd suggest contacting your gp.

kate123cl Thu 11-Jun-20 08:00:21

@veryvery Thanks. Did you have any other symptoms associated with ear infection? I'm otherwise absolutely fine!

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veryvery Thu 11-Jun-20 08:00:44

On reading your last post it could be related to the tooth you need filled.

veryvery Thu 11-Jun-20 08:02:19

Ear felt 'full' when clenching jaw. It was only mild in my case. I drank crushed garlic and ginger with lemon juice and it got better practically over night, mixture tasted disgusting, though!

kate123cl Thu 11-Jun-20 08:14:07

The best was I can describe it is like a really deep down bruise😬

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PintOfBovril Thu 11-Jun-20 09:08:44

There are lymph nodes all the way around your ear, they can be tender sometimes especially if you're a little run down.

kate123cl Thu 11-Jun-20 10:32:08

Thank you @PintOfBovril I didn't even think of thatsmile

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