A 27-year-old female asked:
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have been strugling with a cold/congestion/bad sinus pain for about a week now. yesterday my ear started feeling blocked, today it feels swollen shut or as if something is stuck in the ear.

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Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
Ear effusion?: Sounds like (no pun intended) that you have either developed a fluid collection behind your ear drum (middle ear effusion) or your eustachian tube on that side has become blocked. Best to see medical provider for evaluation.
Answered on Jul 30, 2019

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