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A 56-year-old female asked about a 55-year-old male:

56 year old husband with minor hearing loss has loud constant ringing in ears. what is causing this?

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Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
Inner Ear damage...: What you are describing is tinnitus, a consequence of inner ear dysfunction.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
TENNITUS: Sometimes it is normal to have ringing in ears. The inner ear can cause it with vertigo. Pls. See ENT if sx persist.

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When I bend over, I have pain in my ear. Is that normal?

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If meniere's is now affecting my second ear, why shouldn't the doctors section the vestibular nerve in this ear as they did with the first one?

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How long will an ear infection last?

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A member asked:

I have swimmer's ear and I have water in my ears and used a q-tip and yellow ear wax came out. Is that what's holding the water in?

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Dr. David Nelson
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Probably: The wax will cause water to be retained in your ear canal and lead to the swimmer's ear infection. Unfortunately, removing the waxdoesn't get rid of the infection. You will need to see your doctor and get it checked out.

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