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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Painful Jaw Lump

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced painful jaw lump. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

    This is a condition where the jaw bone is exposed (this happens if it is not covered by gums). To be called osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), this condition must persist for at least 8 weeks. This disease is common among people taking medications called bisphosphonates or RANKL inhibitors.

    Resolves within months with conservative treatment.

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    jaw pain, jaw lump, toothache, swollen jaw, heavy jaw
    Symptoms that always occur with osteonecrosis of the jaw:
    jaw pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Mononucleosis Infection

    EBV Mononucleosis is a clinical syndrome characterized by fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes.

    2-3 weeks

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, loss of appetite, abdominal pain (stomach ache), cough
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.Fibrosarcoma

    The connective tissue found at the ends of bones of the arm or legs can change significantly with aging. Some of these changes can become a serious health risk.

    Prognosis is highly variable and a consultation from a specialist may be required to determine the outlook.

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    neck bump, pain in one knee, abdominal bump, hard palpable mass, spontaneous bone pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Temporomandibular Joint (Tmj) Dysfunction Disorder

    The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located in front of the ear, and it connects the jaw to the side of the head. Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a painful condition which can be caused by excess tension in jaw mucles, faulty alignment between upper and lower teeth, arthritis in the joint, or injury of the jaw or face.

    Outcome is highly case-dependent.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    dizziness, pain, restricted movement, and clicking sounds from jaw, history of headaches, jaw pain, pain in the back of the neck
    Symptoms that always occur with temporomandibular joint (tmj) dysfunction disorder:
    pain, restricted movement, and clicking sounds from jaw
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Painful Jaw Lump

  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?
  • Q.Do you have a sore throat?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Have you been experiencing a deep, aching bone pain that started for no apparent reason?

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Painful Jaw Lump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced painful jaw lump have also experienced:

    • 9% Jaw Pain
    • 5% Headache
    • 4% Moderate Jaw Pain
  • People who have experienced painful jaw lump had symptoms persist for:

    • 37% Less Than a Week
    • 28% Less Than a Day
    • 19% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced painful jaw lump were most often matched with:

    • 36% Mononucleosis Infection
    • 36% Fibrosarcoma
    • 27% Osteonecrosis of the Jaw
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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