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Facial pain

Facial pain: Introduction

Facial pain: Pain affecting the face. See detailed information below for a list of 153 causes of Facial pain, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Facial pain:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Facial pain. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Facial pain

Home medical tests possibly related to Facial pain:

Causes of Types of Facial pain:

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Facial pain: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Facial pain, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Facial pain Treatments

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Stories from Users for Facial pain

Real-life user stories relating to Facial pain:

Message Boards for Facial pain

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Facial pain or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Facial pain:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Facial pain. Some of these are listed below :

  • General inspection
    • Note the person's general state and behavior e.g. any sudden jabbing pain in the face causes a characteristic "tic" and may indicate neuralgia
  • Physical examination
    • Inspection of the mouth, sinuses, nose, pharynx, tonsils, tongue, larynx and parotid gland
    • Palpate the face and neck to include the parotid and other salivary glands, eyes, local lymph nodes, skin, temporomandibular joint, cervical spine
  • more tests...»

Facial pain: Animations

Facial pain: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Facial pain may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Facial pain

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Facial pain:

Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Facial pain. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Facial pain: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Facial pain

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Facial pain: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Facial pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Facial pain listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Facial pain as a symptom include:

Definitions of Facial pain:

Pain in the facial region including orofacial pain and craniofacial pain. Associated conditions include local inflammatory and neoplastic disorders and neuralgic syndromes involving the trigeminal, facial, and glossopharyngeal nerves. Conditions which feature recurrent or persistent facial pain as the primary manifestation of disease are referred to as FACIAL PAIN SYNDROMES.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Organs affected by Facial pain:

The list of organs typically affected by Facial pain may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Facial pain

The list below shows some of the causes of Facial pain mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Facial pain?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Facial pain. Of the 153 causes of Facial pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 6 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "common" diseases
  • 8 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 140 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Facial pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Facial pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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  • Trigeminal neuralgia ... facial pain on movement, intense facial pain, brushing teeth causes facial pain, cheek pain




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Causes of Facial pain Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Facial pain based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Facial pain?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Facial pain, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Facial pain:

    Subtypes of Facial pain:

    Cheek pain (14 causes), Brow ache (1 cause), Brow pain (12 causes), Forehead pain (27 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Facial pain:

    Face symptoms (8109 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes)

    Symptoms related to Facial pain:

    Pain (6458 causes), Eye pain (475 causes), Headache (2433 causes), Cheek pain (14 causes), Dental pain (25 causes), Facial symptoms (8109 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Cheek symptoms (104 causes), Dental symptoms (886 causes), Toothache (35 causes), Tooth abscess (7 causes), Dental abscess, Ear ache ear disorders, Sinusitis (319 causes)

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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    Medical News summaries about Facial pain

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Facial pain

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