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What's it mean when ur ear hurts when u burp?

What's it mean when ur ear hurts when u burp?

Muscle movement: You have a muscle called the levator palatini that straightens the tube between the middle ear and your throat. When you burp it triggers that muscle to stretch & it can change the pressure across your ear drum. It would do so more often if the tube is partially blocked & and air moves through it. When it begins to bother you enough, have your ears examined. It may clear or become an ear infection ...Read more

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Belching (Definition)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back ...Read more


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I have a little pain or pressure in my left ear. Hurts when I burp & when I yawn and its been about 6 hours now. I have no voice & im pretty congested?

I have a little pain or pressure in my left ear. Hurts when I burp & when I yawn and its been about 6 hours now. I have no voice & im pretty congested?

Eustachian tube: Probably due to Eustachian tube congestion; this tube connects the inner ear with the back of the nose and throat. If you have no voice, the cause is much more likely to be viral (ie you don't need antibiotics). Use Afrin nasal spray over the counter in the left nostril for no more than 3 days to clear up your ear Push clears. Don't take an antihistamine (thickens mucus as side effect). ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My ear hurts when I burp or yawn but I recently had a cold. Any treatment instead of going to the hospital?

Could use your help docs! My ear hurts when I burp or yawn but I recently had a cold. Any treatment instead of going to the hospital?

Eustachian tube: The tube that drains mucous from your middle ear is likely swollen due to the cold. It can open and close when you chew or "pop" your ear and such maneuvers allow the air in and the pressure change can be uncomfortable. This will usually resolve over time as the swelling goes down.Ibuprofen should help for the pain. If it in not improving gradually, have it checked. ...Read more

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Left ear hurts when swallowing or burping after itry to clean my left ear. And I can hear my heartbeat. Any fix?

Left ear hurts when swallowing or burping after itry to clean my left ear. And I can hear my heartbeat. Any fix?

Ear wax impaction: You have likely pushed ear wax deep into the ear canal and up against the eardrum. When you swallow or burp and create a pressure gradient through the middle ear cavity, the eardrum typically moves to accommodate the change, unless something is preventing it from effectively doing so.
Best fix? See your primary doc to check what is going on in your ear. Please no more using q-tips to "clean" ears. ...Read more

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What causes my ear to hurt when I burp?

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What causes my ear to hurt when I burp?

Otalgia: Burping can cause rushing of air thru the eustachian tube to ear drum (s), hence the discomfort. ...Read more

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My ear feels clogged & hurts when I burp?

My ear feels clogged & hurts when I burp?

Might be infected: You should get examined, as you could have an impaction of wax, an infection of your ear drum or canal, or eustachian tube dysfunction. ...Read more

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Why does my ear hurt when I swallow and burp?

Why does my ear hurt when I swallow and burp?

Throat problem: You might be having referred pain from your throat. Your throat may be the source of your ear discomfort. This can range from a pharyngitis to reflux to another form of inflammation. It is best for your doc to take a look at you if this continues to bother you. ...Read more

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What's wrong? My right ear is clogged. When I burp my ear hurts but I sense some relief. I've tried ear drops but no luck yet.

What's wrong? My right ear is clogged. When I burp my ear hurts but I sense some relief. I've tried ear drops but no luck yet.

You might have wax: In your ear canal, but you may have fluid or an infection of your middle ear. I would recommend that you see your doctor to properly diagnose this and treat if necessary. ...Read more

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Pressure in ear hurts really bad making side of tongue hurt when I burp it feels like an air bubble passes through but hurts when it reaches inner ear?

Pressure in ear hurts really bad making side of tongue hurt when I burp it feels like an air bubble passes through but hurts when it reaches inner ear?

Exam needed: It's very important to have your ear examined by your physician or an otolaryngologist as there may be a middle ear infection causing your discomfort. A blocked eustachian tube in the back of your nasal passage is another possibility. ...Read more

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I am scared I have n.fowleri. Jumped into a New York lake 10 days ago (8/26). I have excess burping, stomach pain, and ear pain, sometimes a headache.

I am scared I have n.fowleri. Jumped into a New York lake 10 days ago (8/26). I have excess burping, stomach pain, and ear pain, sometimes a headache.

Relax: Between 1962 & 2016 there have been NO sase-reports of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri in the state of New York. The symptoms are very severe. REF: https://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/naegleria/state-map. Html ...Read more

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Left ear pain and clogged sensation, pain/drum pops when burping, jaw pain near left ear and congestion. Internist saw no ear infection. Ideas? Help!

Left ear pain and clogged sensation, pain/drum pops when burping, jaw pain near left ear and congestion. Internist saw no ear infection. Ideas? Help!

Ear pain: It is possible that you have a TMJ problem or an ear problem. An ENT can evaluate you ear and sinuses and a dentist or oral surgeon can evaluate your TMJ. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on my chest and throat, frequent burping, ear pain and shortness of breath. What is this? Is this gerd?

It could be: Most of your symptoms are compatible with GERD. GERD can cause burping, chest and throat burning or sharp pain, and occasional shortness of breath. I'm not sure the ear pain is related. That being said, there are other things that can cause chest pain. If you haven't already, you should see your doctor who can take a full history and examine you. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My ear hurts what should I do

My ear hurts what should I do

This: This question was asked three days ago. If your ear still hurts when you read this, contact your doctor so that he or she can examine your ear to find out the cause of the pain. Once the cause is known, an appropriate treatment can be offered. ...Read more

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My ear hurts like crazy and feels like it's going to explode?

My ear hurts like crazy and feels like it's going to explode?

Time for visit: Sounds like a middle ear infection. You need to see your doc or someone at a clinic to have this taken care of. Several things can cause ear pain, but this one needs attention soon to get the best results. ...Read more