Referred Pain

Referred pain is the pain that an individual experiences in a region of their body that is away from the original site being affected. This is due to the vast connected network of sensory nerves throughout the body. For example, cardiac pain can be experienced in the left arm, shoulders, and neck, upper teeth pain can be experienced in the ears and head, etc.

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How is a growing, movable mass in the occipital area treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old, and I have a movable mass at my occipital part for the past two years as far as I remember. But this year, it got bigger, and I can feel it when I am lying down as it is pressed by a hard pillow I was using, after which I chose a soft one now. I was supposed to have...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There can be both possibilities that this pain is related to eye or the mass. But as you have mentioned that it is growing bigger now so first of all I would suggest that you should go for incision and drainage. Once it is removed and your headache continues you can go fo...  Read Full »

Why am I having pain in my left arm and leg that is radiating from the chest and the back?

Query: Hello doctor, My left arm and left leg is paining for the past few days. I am feeling numbness and pain radiating from the chest, the back, and the side of the chest. Also, I have high cholesterol levels. Why there is a pain in my arm and leg? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. The pain you feel is unlikely to be related to your heart since the heart does not cause pain in the leg. Pain can be due to local trauma, joint inflammation, bony pain, or nerve compression. Detailed examinatio...  Read Full »

What is the relation between a TMJ issue and ear pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old male. I have facial pain, and I do not take any medications for the issue. I took an MRI. I need an opinion of my results of MRI brain. I am hoping to get a good look at my TMJ issues and any nerve issues. I got a report that said, few deep white matter T2 signal h...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It is normal but small hyperintensity may be due to decreased blood flow to the small areas in the brain. It might be due to migraine head...  Read Full »

My uncle suffers from constant chest and stomach pain. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My uncle is having constant chest pain and stomach ache. His hemoglobin level is 6.20 mg/dL; platelet count is 598000 per mcL and ESR is 60 mm/hour. What is causing his symptoms? I am attaching my uncle's blood reports.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After going through your uncle's reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your uncle's hemoglobin is low, and platelet count is raised. A peripheral smear examination has to be done. If the peripheral smear is suspicious, then further workup needs to be...  Read Full »

Is a burst of pain in one ear while hiccups or yawn serious?

Query: Hi doctor, Currently, I have a pretty burst of pain in my left ears while having a hiccup and a big yawn. There is a very slight pain in my left ear but I notice it when I really think about it. Before a month, I ruptured my left eardrum. I was tubing in a lake and the tube got flipped out. I hit...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hi,Welcome to per the history, you can have a referred pain from the gums or pain can be due to increased pressure in the eustachian tube. Ear pain is really excruciating. For now, there is nothing to be worried. You can take tablet Paracetamol 500 mg and Ibuprofen 400 mg one tablet w...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain in head, neck and shoulders while opening the mouth?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been having problems with my mouth or jaw. I get really bad headaches and pain throughout my head, neck, and shoulders. After going to the doctor and dentist back and forth many times, I was given an x-ray in the open and closed mouth positions, and they found the following. Tech...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you already have a previous history of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problem, condyle's dislocation might appear as a huge problem but do not worry. There are nonsurgical approaches that will be tried first by your oral surgeon. Suppose you have not visited your l...  Read Full »

Can a bone in the throat break by yawning?

Query: Hi doctor, I yawned and heard a popping sound and got hurt. Did I break something in my throat? Can a bone from the throat be broken due to yawning?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from pain in the throat after yawning. And your query is about the possibility of breaking a bone from the throat after yawning. I think it is impossible, and only...  Read Full »

Why do I feel pain in the entire lower jaw post wisdom tooth extraction?

Query: Hi doctor, Exactly a week back, I had my lower wisdom tooth extracted along with root canal on the adjacent tooth. I am having pain even after a week. But the pain is confined to the lower front tooth. Is this possible? Sometimes, I feel like there is a pain in my entire lower jaw. The pain is not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Healing after wisdom tooth extraction takes three to five days. But if the tooth was quite challenging to remove, it will take a few extra days to heal. Pain after extraction is quite normal. However, the intensity of pain comes down ev...  Read Full »

Which leg posture is best to avoid pain in legs?

Query: Hi doctor, I use the computer and sit 10 hours daily in the office chair since last five years. I feel pain in inner thighs sometimes. Since last few days, I have felt severe pain in both inner thighs and have taken one Voveran and Paracetamol tablet. It feels good after taking medicine or applying ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to have pathology at the spinal level, causing postural or mechanical backache or a hip or sacrococcygeal joint pathology with referred pain in the thighs. Pain over the inner thigh can be due to either of the two causes mentioned above. To diagnose the cause ...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain in root canal treated tooth after a bleaching session?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a root canal on my front tooth about seven years ago, it had to be redone about a month ago. Yesterday, I had an appointment for internal bleaching. The procedure did not hurt at all. But today, I have a feeling of pressure in the tooth that even goes up to the bridge of the nose...  Read Full »

Dr. Jain Mohit Neeraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to To begin with, it is true that once a root canal procedure is performed on a tooth, it loses its vitality and no longer has nerve supply. However, after internal bleaching sometimes patients do tend to experience pain in other teeth which subsides spontaneously in 4...  Read Full »

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