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blocked eustachian tubes? for about 4 years, i've had blocked eustachian tubes. i haven't experienced any notable hearing loss, but occasionally one of my ears will ring. on particularly bad days, if i turn my head to the left or right too far, one of my

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Dr. Melanie Pence
25 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
You : You may need to have tubes placed in your ears since your eustachian tubes are not functioning properly, despite medical therapy.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Are you sure?: Blocked eustachian tubes will typically cause a sensation of fullness in the affected and hearing loss. If all you experience is occasional ringing, I am not sure that this is due to eustachian tube dysfunction.
Answered on Oct 3, 2018

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Dr. Robert Stachler
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Eustachian tube dysf: Are you popping your ears 30 to 40 times a day? This is what you need to be doing. Also take Flonase 2 sprays each nostril 2 x day. If this does not ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
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Maybe: Fluid that accumulated behind the ears can thicken to the point it may not drain.During the process of inserting tubes,they usually remove this thicke ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Cabot
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It depends : It depends On things like your specific anatomy (how vertical your Eustachian tube is), how hydrated you are , other medications you are taking, etc. ... Read More
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Dr. Anna Meyer
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