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Trismus: Introduction

Trismus: Inability to open the jaw. See detailed information below for a list of 70 causes of Trismus, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Trismus:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Trismus

Home medical tests possibly related to Trismus:

Trismus: Symptom Checker

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

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Trismus Treatments

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Stories from Users for Trismus

Real-life user stories relating to Trismus:

Trismus: Animations

Medications or substances causing Trismus:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Trismus as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Trismus: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Trismus

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

Trismus: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Trismus

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal effect) more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the more »

Trismus: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Trismus

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Trismus: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Trismus: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Trismus listed in Disease Database:

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

Definitions of Trismus:

Spasmodic contraction of the masseter muscle resulting in forceful jaw closure. This may be seen with a variety of diseases, including TETANUS, as a complication of radiation therapy, trauma, or in association with neoplastic conditions.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Prolonged spasm of the jaw muscles
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Organs affected by Trismus:

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

Detailed list of causes of Trismus

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

How Common are these Causes of Trismus?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Trismus. Of the 70 causes of Trismus that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Trismus:

The following list of conditions have 'Trismus' 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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Causes of Trismus Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Trismus 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?

    What are the alternative names for Trismus:

    Jaw muscle spasm
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Trismus:

    Medical Conditions associated with Trismus:

    Jaw symptoms (902 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 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 Trismus:

    Pericoronitis, Peritonsillar abscess (7 causes), Temporomandibular joint disorder, Gaucher disease, Oral submucous fibrosis, Condlyar fracture, Ecstasy side effects, Malignant otitis externa, Tetanus

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