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Is ear popping a sign of pregnancy

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Vasomotor rhinitis: Pregnancy is often associated with nasal congestion presumably from hormonal changes-aka vasomotor rhinitis of pregnancy. The nasal congestion-> e... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Eustachian tube: Hello, your ear symptoms are due to a eustachian tube dysfunction. The lining in your nose continues into the eustachian tube. Any condition affecting... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
This is likely normal. Your jaw likely moves during that process & that movement straightens the Eustachian tube that allows air to move from the ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Eustachian tube: Hello, your ear symptoms may be due to a eustachian tube dysfunction. The lining in your nose continues into the eustachian tube. Any condition affect... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
THOTS: Consider issue with eustacian tube, but need to assess inner ear function and an otolaryngologist can do testing to uncover issues.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Eustachian tube: The ear popping is likely do to transient opening of a eustachian tube that has swollen do to the cold.That will often trap mucous in the middle ear a... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melvin Glover
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Gum. : I would allow the child to chew gum on take off and landing to help with the discomfort.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Neck pain: Likely arthritis in the neck (cervical spondylosis). Neck muscles that insert on the back of the skull become tense in an attempt to maintain good pos... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Yes but: temporomandibular joint problem can cause similar problem. If the popping persists for more than 2 weeks or gets worse, see your doctor or ENT
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Normal: Whenever you swallow the Eustachian tube opens and gases from the back of the nose enter the middle ear space to equalize normal barometric pressure. ... Read More