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Glossopharyngeal neuralgia


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This type of pain is a severe, shooting, sharp, stabbing, quickly occurring pain deep in the ear, back of the tongue, back of the throat, tonsils and/or beneath the angle of the jaw. The pain lasts a few seconds and up to 2 minutes. It can be triggered by talking, swallowing, yawning, and/or coughing.