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Air Bubbles In Ear
Do air bubbles in an IV fluid drip matter? I'm getting rumbling noises in my chest along with some palpitations
IV: Ask the staff to check you and the IV out. Sometimes bubbles in an IV can be a problem. ...Read more
Not normal per se: It is not normal by definition as everyone does not hear noise in their ear when they swallow. However, it may be simple inner ear congestion due to seasonal allergies as an example. If it becomes bothersome, or does not go away, seek medical attention and get it examined, best wishes. ...Read more
Muscle spasm: is much more likely. Not dangerous, just feels strange. Stapedius is the muscle that is in spasm. ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Wyatt: It may represent barotrauma - this could occur at deeper or shallower depths. You referred to "deep water". You haven't told us if this is breath hold diving, scuba diving, surface supplied air, mixed gas or what. Your dive profile will help provide a clue as to cause. A brief shallow dive well within dive tables will not likely cause dcs. Give more info to get more info. Can re-ask. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eustachian tube blockage in my right ear in Feb.Yawned a lot to stabilized pressure. Developed left ear quivering; voices, noises vibrate. Annoying,?
Yes: In children, persistent fluid in the middle ear can resolve at any time after an infection; however, the longer it persists, the lower the odds that it will resolve on its own. Particularly if the child has recurrent infections, or shows signs of hearing loss, tubes may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fluid in ear: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tinnitus: The ringing in your ear is called tinnitus and usually is a sign of changes in your hearing. This can be secondary to prior loud noise exposure, such as loud music, headphones, working around jet engines, but can accompany other inner ear conditions such as Meniere's. Audiometric exams can help quantify and design treatment measures. ...Read more
Squishy sound in ear. This occurs when swallowing food and liquid and touching inside top of ear and behind ear. What's wrong?
Does this sound like impacted ear wax-ringing&'bubbling' fluid sound in ears, reduced hearing, brown discharge; habit of sticking cotton buds down deep?
Yes it does: But other more serious conditions such as infection is likely. You should go see a doctor to make sure that this just is simple cerumen impaction. ...Read more
Have a cold, pain in ears, hearing became muffled, keeps switching from both ears, specks of blood in ear wax?
Otitis externa?: Unless your eardrums have been perforated, there should not be blood in the earwax . The presence of blood suggests that you have been sticking something into the ear canal and the trauma is causing the bleeding. Alternatively, water might have got into your ear causing an infection. Best to contact your doctor to find out. ...Read more
Several causes: Fluid in lungs can be due to several causes & it should be investigated by your doctor to determine appropriate therapy. Because the retained fluid in your lungs makes your lungs relatively stiff & makes it harder for oxygen to enter your body, it will lead to problems with breathing as the body tries to make up for this by breathing faster. Please consult a lung specialist for treatment. ...Read more
Not likely: It is virtually impossible to demonstrate fluid in the eustachian tube clinically or even radiologically. Eustachian tube obstruction leads to negative pressure in the middle ear and eventually fluid in the middle ear space. If the ear drum on inspection is considered to be normal, then it is highly unlikely to have eustachian tube obstruction. ...Read more
Lungs made for air: Your lungs were made to breathe air and exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide from the air. There are millions of tiny air sacs called alveoli in your lungs that were designed to use air. These air sacs can't work in the water, and in fact, when they have water in them, they collapse and cause drowning and death. It is the way our lungs were designed. Hope this makes sense. ...Read more
Clicking sound in throat when drinking water. This sound also comes when swallowing mucus formed in throat.Please suggest something?
Clicking normal: There are a number of muscles in the throat that contract when you swallow. As they contract, clicking noises can occur. This is normal and of no concern. ...Read more