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A 17-year-old female asked:

what are the symptoms of eustachian tube dysfunction and why can i hear clicking noises every time i swallow or yawn?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Ears probs: The clicking sound is probably from your jaw if you clench or grind your teeth. The eutachian tube dysfunction can cause fluid build up behind the ear drum and cause a feeling or ear fullness. It may lead to middle ear infections.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Eustachian tube: Eustachian tube dysfunction may manifest with congestion in the sinuses on the affected side, troubles with nasal breathing, muffled hearing, congested ear, headache. Clicking noises with yawning or swallowing would be more suggestive of TMJ dysfunction.

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Last updated Jul 30, 2015

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