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A 31-year-old female asked:

Chronically, when i 'pop' my ears covering my nose they feel as if they 'open' & crack, but when i swallow again they close. my pulsatile tinnitus disappears when i 'pop' them & returns when i swallow & they close. is this eustachian tube dysfunction?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
What is desribed may be secondary to "ear wax" interfering with tympanic membrane function. Get a referral to an ENT physician for a complete exam and workup, as there may be other components causing these symptoms.
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