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Bleeding from ear after flying? Flew 6 hours- the throat/ear pain was horrible + flu symptoms. Lost hearing in both ears now 1 ear started bleeding

Bleeding from ear after flying? Flew 6 hours- the throat/ear pain was horrible + flu symptoms. Lost hearing in both ears now 1 ear started bleeding

Eardrum: It maybe that your eardrum has ruptured. A doctor should look at your ears and recommend management. You may need an antibiotic. Keep the ear dry. All the best and I hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Pain in ear after playing tennis?

Pain in ear after playing tennis?

Ear pain: Infections ( internal or external) and TMJ problems can cause pain. Playing tennis can cause sweating which combined with wax could lead to an infection or clinching your jaws can aggravate a TMJ condition. We're you losing ? See your doctor for answers. ...Read more

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Cracking in my right ear after a few days after I had ear wax removed from my left ear. Have so discomforting pain when inserting headphones?

Cracking in my right ear after a few days after I had ear wax removed from my left ear. Have so discomforting pain when inserting headphones?

As long as: theres no change in hearing or severe pain I think you're OK to wait and see if it goes away. It's not uncommon to have a little discomfort after earwax disimpaction. In the meantime keep the headphones out of your ears or use the "over the ear" type of headphones. And remember- no Qtips! ...Read more

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H/O ruptured ear drum 15 years ago, intermittent severe pain in ear lasting for days. Sore to even touch the ear lobe or movement with smiling, decrea?

H/O ruptured ear drum 15 years ago, intermittent severe pain in ear lasting for days. Sore to even touch the ear lobe or movement with smiling, decrea?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Sudden pain left/top head to tooth + ear clogged while running. lasted 5min.

Sudden pain left/top head to tooth + ear clogged while running. lasted 5min.

See below: Possible sinus involvement, contact your primary care MD or ENT for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Discomfort in ear. Sinus hurts when massaged behind ear. What course to relieve symptoms? Taking OTC earache meds.

Discomfort in ear. Sinus hurts when massaged behind ear. What course to relieve symptoms? Taking OTC earache meds.

Need more informatio: Not enough info or history here to reasonably advise you...Enough symptoms, however, to advise you to see your family doc for a checkup and discussion of the problem further and in more detail. ...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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Can a sinus/ear infection cause right eye pain, temporal headaches, and pulsatile tinnitus in the ear? 26 y/o male, started 4 days ago after running

Can a sinus/ear infection cause right eye pain, temporal headaches, and pulsatile tinnitus in the ear? 26 y/o male, started 4 days ago after running

Go to ER: Your description is concerning for an aneurysm, arterial-venous fistula, or vascular dissection. I would recommend going to the emergency room as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Postdromal migraine or brain tumor? Mild pain on left side of head, ringing ears, ear fullness and dizziness for 4 days after week long migraine.

Postdromal migraine or brain tumor? Mild pain on left side of head, ringing ears, ear fullness and dizziness for 4 days after week long migraine.

How about neither?: There seems to be an inexplicable epidemic of brain tumor anxiety among otherwise young healthy people. Like that furshlugginer ice bucket challenge that had the unintended consequence of an epidemic of ALS anxiety among otherwise healthy young people. - This may have been a viral infection that spread to your middle & inner ear. If it persists more than a few more days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp pain in ear, on&off for 2min. Heard soap bubbles dissolving btwn pain. Pain stopped after removin earwax but ear felt weird. What's wrong?

Sudden sharp pain in ear, on&off for 2min. Heard soap bubbles dissolving btwn pain. Pain stopped after removin earwax but ear felt weird. What's wrong?

Possible perforation: I would be very concerned that you ruptured or perforated your eardrum. You should see your doctor to have him/her look into your ear and if it is ruptured, you may need to see an ear specialist to repair it. ...Read more

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3 days ago hurt ear with q-tip. Pain. Felt like fluid in ear too. Pain is gone, but have had tinnitus for 2 days. Likely ruptured ear drum?

3 days ago hurt ear with q-tip. Pain. Felt like fluid in ear too. Pain is gone, but have had tinnitus for 2 days. Likely ruptured ear drum?

Ear exam: Did your ear feel blocked before you used a qtip in it? If not then you may have traumatized the canal or drum. I recommend an ear exam to see if the canal is blocked with wax or traumatized or if the canal or drum has been traumatized. ...Read more

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Sharp pain behind and around ear lobe resulted in bells palsy. Little red in ear canal. Pain lasting for long periods especially laying down. 5 days?

Sharp pain behind and around ear lobe resulted in bells palsy. Little red in ear canal. Pain lasting for long periods especially laying down. 5 days?

Could be shingles: Varicella zoster, or shingles, can affect the ear canal and also affect the 7th cranial nerve causing bell's palsy. Have a dr look carefully into your ear canal to see if there are any rashes evident of shingles there. Good luck. ...Read more

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6 weeks post septoplasty/sinus widening/polyps removed. Normal to feel inner ear popping/tickly sinuses, swelling after zpack/prednisone? Worried!

Don't worry but call: Call your surgeon and let them know about your symptoms. You may have some persistent fluid in the ear (serous otitis media) which is not a major problem. However your surgeon should be notified for appropriate followup and care which may include a change in antibiotics, decongestants or imaging. ...Read more

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Pulsating feeling in left ear after 2or3 suctions for wax blockage,cause?also ,can an ear infection for 4 months with treatment cause slight confusion

Pulsating feeling in left ear after 2or3 suctions for wax blockage,cause?also ,can an ear infection for 4 months with treatment cause slight confusion

Reexam: Have your ear canal and eardrum examined to look for any trauma. An ear infection by itself will not cause confusion unless there is extension to the brain. All the best. ...Read more

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Ear pain, jaw pain near ear, ear ringing, ear clogged/cant hear, feels like water in ear, general congestion/dark mucus. Any ideas/recs? Thx!

Ear pain: Sinus infection and ear infection can cause above symptoms. Tooth infection can cause jaw/ear pain but not nasal congestion. Severe allergies can cause earache and nasal congestion ...Read more

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How to escape ear pain after flying?

Gum: The pressure in the cabin may cause any fluid in the ear tubes to plug them creating pain and pressure in the ear. THe best is to use decongestants if plugged up then on take off and lading chew gum it promoted swallowing and helps open the tubules ...Read more

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How come some people experience extreme ear pain when they fly?

How come some people experience extreme ear pain when they fly?

Eustachian tube: The ability to equalize pressure between the back of the nose and the middle ear space has to do with a healthy eustachian tube. The tube opens for a fraction of a second when you swallow. Some people may genetically have a narrow tube or a narrow tube may be the result of early childhood ear infections. During descent in an airplane that person may not be able to open the tube and pain occurs. ...Read more