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A 23-year-old male asked:

does popping inside the ear means that i have problem in ossicles of middle ear?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Ears: Not necessarily. It relates to pressure inside the tympanic membrane (ear drums).

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