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What could these be symptoms of?

Asked by MaisyS (671points) 1 month ago

The left side of my face often gives me trouble. I sometimes get twitches at the corner of my mouth, but this is infrequent.
Lately I have been having pain in my left temple. I should probably tell you that I banged my head hard on a shelf a while before this all started. I have no idea if that has any bearing on this.
Anyway, a while after that, I began experiencing pain in my left temple. It’s been on and off since then. Sometimes it is intense, other times less so, and it lasts about a minute or two at most.
Then today, I noticed a burst blood vessel in my eye.
I haven’t had a twitch at the corner of my mouth since the time I banged my head, but I just added it in case it is relevant.
Right now, I’m having light pain in my left temple. It’s not unbearable at all, and it feels like pressure than an ache.
I sometimes can feel a similar pressure in my cheekbone.
Maybe I should also add that I grind my teeth a lot (anxiety, I have OCD) and I feel like I tend to grind on the left side more.
I’m planning on getting this checked out in a day or two, but does it sound very serious? Should I go as soon as I can?
Also, I know most of us are not doctors here, nor can we carry out tests in any way, but do my symptoms make you think of something particular? I just want to know what you think.

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rebbel's avatar

Indeed, not a doctor, me.
It reminds me of what symptoms I had about a year and a half ago.
Stabs in the temple, pressure feeling in the temple, pain in my jaw joint, feeling a ‘bulbon my jaw bone’.
In my case it was all (most likely; wasn’t concluded by tests or doctors) to do with stress of anxiety.
The moment my anxiety decreased (through meds) all symptoms subsided (not only the head area symptoms, others as well).

Inspired_2write's avatar

Get to a doctor as soon as possible as concussions can turn into long term problems.
Best to get that checked more so when numbness twitching etc are invloved.

zenvelo's avatar

Sounds exactly like Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ).

Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders may include:
Pain or tenderness of your jaw.
Pain in one or both of the temporomandibular joints.
Aching pain in and around your ear.
Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing.
Aching facial pain.
Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth.

Go get checked by your dentist. The dentist may refer you to a specialist.

TJFKAJ's avatar

Don’t know but it doesn’t sound good and you should move beyond a Q&A site

MaisyS's avatar

@TJFKAJ @zenvelo @Inspired_2write @rebbel
We talked to a general physician today n he told us to head to a neurologist, so I’ll be doing that tomorrow.
Thank you all so much for answering :)) have a good day/night!

rebbel's avatar

Good on you!

TJFKAJ's avatar

Good decision

SnipSnip's avatar

All of that deserves a doctor visit. You could have a brain bleed or Bell’s Palsy, scalp hematoma, or 100 other things.

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