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Jaw swelling

Jaw swelling: Introduction

Jaw swelling: Swelling of the jaw. See detailed information below for a list of 52 causes of Jaw swelling, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Jaw swelling:

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

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Diagnostic tests for Jaw swelling:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Jaw swelling. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Look just in front of the ear for swelling of the jaw joint (may indicate swelling of the temporomandibular joint)
    • Feel the joint by placing a finger just in front of the ear while the person opens and shuts their mouth
    • Clicking and grating may be felt and may be associated with tenderness if the temporomandibular joint is involved in an inflammatory arthritis such as Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Check for pain and limitation of jaw movements ( especially opening the mouth), tenderness of the jaw joint and grating noise with moving the joint which suggests temporomandibular joint dysfunction
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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Jaw swelling

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

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Jaw swelling. 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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Organs affected by Jaw swelling:

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Detailed list of causes of Jaw swelling

The list below shows some of the causes of Jaw swelling mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Jaw swelling?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Jaw swelling. Of the 52 causes of Jaw swelling that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 49 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Jaw swelling:

The following list of conditions have 'Jaw swelling' 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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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Jaw swelling?

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

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Medical Conditions associated with Jaw swelling:

Swelling symptoms (3730 causes), Jaw symptoms (902 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Bone symptoms (2907 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Skull symptoms (1970 causes)

Symptoms related to Jaw swelling:

Jaw symptoms (902 causes), Swelling (3730 causes), Jaw pain (73 causes), Enlarged jaw (36 causes), Swollen face (73 causes), Swollen cheeks, Dental symptoms (886 causes), Fractures (149 causes), Trauma to jaw, Arthritis (224 causes), Ludwig's angina

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