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A 27-year-old female asked:

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
Family Medicine 27 years experience
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.

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