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How come there is an excessive of fluid in the inner ear? Where are those fluid come from? Sweat entering the ear ? :))

How come there is an excessive of fluid in the inner ear? Where are those fluid come from? Sweat entering the ear ? :))

Meniere's?: If you are referring to the cause of meniere's, the problem is in the transport of salt on a molecular level. When there is improper transport of salt ion's, the fluid follow the salt. This causes excessive fluid in your inner ear. (it isnt caused by sweat that goes from your outer ear into your inner year). This is the reason that the first line of therapy is to keep your salt intake low! ...Read more

Inner Ear (Definition)

The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and ...Read more


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I read that menier caused by an excess of fluid in the inner ear. I can make sound in my ear, feels like fluid/water with 'click' or 'crack' sound. ?

I read that menier caused by an excess of fluid in the inner ear. I can make sound in my ear, feels like fluid/water with 'click' or 'crack' sound. ?

TMD?: Have an evaluation for temporal mandibular joint dysfunction by your dentist. Tmd has symptoms similar to the ones you presented. Ménière's disease often has a hearing and balance component which you did not mention. ...Read more

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Can I have fluid in the middle ear and an inner ear disorder at same time?

Can I have fluid in the middle ear and an inner ear disorder at same time?

Yes: You can have both of those things at the same time, independent of each other. ...Read more

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Why can't ear fluid in the middle ear be seen with those who have inner ear disorders?

Why can't ear fluid in the middle ear be seen with those who have inner ear disorders?

Isn't there: Those with inner ear issues do not by their diagnosis, need any middle fluid to be present.Inner ear disorders reflect an attack of the ear nerve, that usually comes through the bloodstream. Someone with inner ear disease can have incidental middle ear fluid and that may be visible. ...Read more

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Can fluid get in inner ears like it can in middle ear? If so, how does dr diagnose inner ear fluid.

Can fluid get in inner ears like it can in middle ear? If so, how does dr diagnose inner ear fluid.

Middle vs inner?: Not sure what you mean here. The ear canal is open to the outside, so every time you bath, shower, swim, are in the rain, etc, fluid can enter the ear canal.The tympanic membrane[tm]) ear drum, stops any fluid from getting into the inner ear (which some people may call the middle ear). Using an otoscope, a dr. Can tell with reasonable certainty if "fluid" is behind the tm, and decide any tx needs. ...Read more

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Are there really definitive tests that show an inner ear fluid buildup that may result in dizziness as a main physical symtom?

Are there really definitive tests that show an inner ear fluid buildup that may result in dizziness as a main physical symtom?

Some: Tympanometry testing can tell if there is fluid in the middle ear, which can cause dizziness. The inner ear, however, is a little more involved to test as there are a number of tests to do to fully assess the inner ear as it is nearly impossible to access. There are different hearing and nerve tests that can be done, but i'm not sure one could definitively tell you there's fluid in the inner ear. ...Read more

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I had grommets inserted when i was 5 three times and now as a adult i get sharp inner ear pain that usually last to a minute. Is this normal?

I had grommets inserted when i was 5 three times and now as a adult i get sharp inner ear pain that usually last to a minute.  Is this normal?

Not from the tubes: Very unlikely the ear pain you are getting has anything to do with the tubes you had as a child. Most like cause is strain of the tempromandibulr joint(tmj). Try motrin, soft diet for a week and don't chew gum, ice, etc. Try to chew opposite the side that hurts. If this doesn't work, see your physician. ...Read more

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Could inner ear problems such as fluid not draining properly cause colored spots and heat wave effects in vision and make me feel off balance?

Could inner ear problems such as fluid not draining properly cause colored spots and heat wave effects in vision and make me  feel off balance?

Headache aura?: Your symptoms are suggestive of headache aura from migraines. But as far as "fluid not draining properly" from the inner ear..not sure where you're getting that idea....are you thinking you have elevated perilymph volumes or pressures in the cochlea? If so, then, yes that could cause headaches & balance problems. Or, you may just have migraine aura, as millions do with normal inner ear drainage. ...Read more

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Think I've had a cold how long can ears feel stuffy n pressure but Drs check ears said no fluid no etd really worried it's inner ear issues ?

Think I've had a cold how long can ears feel stuffy n pressure but Drs check ears said no fluid no etd really worried it's inner ear issues ?

TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, facial numbness, pressure and ear pain and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Hi I feel pressure build in my ears it's like I'm on a plane also I can feel like there's fluid that's just draining inside my inner ear????

Hi I feel pressure build in my ears it's like I'm on a plane also I can feel like there's fluid that's just draining inside my inner ear????

It will be important: to see a health care professional for an evaluation to avoid potential long term damage to your ear and hearing loss. You most likely have an infection which could be very damaging. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Will having fluid in ears cause dizziness or vertigo or lab Or inner ear issues ?

Will having fluid in ears cause dizziness or vertigo or lab
Or inner ear issues ?

Labyrinthitis.: Yes, congestion in the inner ear can lead to dizziness. This is called labyrinthitis, wherein the inflammation within the inner ear affects the balance mechanism therein, causing episodes of dizziness. Treating the allergies would make the dizziness go away. ...Read more

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My brother has developed inner ear infection with fluid behind eardrum. What is it exactly?

My brother has developed inner ear infection with fluid behind eardrum. What is it exactly?

Middle ear infection: It is infection of the middle ear, not inner ear. Though fluid can accumulate due to allergies also. Fluid behind the ear drum can and should be treated to prevent damage to hearing. ...Read more

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NEVER had allergies. 3wks of inner ear fluid, hearing loss! did amox not better. ONLY diff is house cat 3mths ago. Odds it's the cat? No other symp.

NEVER had allergies. 3wks of inner ear fluid, hearing loss! did amox not better. ONLY  diff is house cat 3mths ago. Odds it's the cat? No other symp.

Allergies: can come and go over the lifespan so it gets confusing if we develop symptoms. Please continue to see your doctor for your ear and ask about allergy testing, mentioning the cat. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can a cold cause your ears to pop and crack when swallowing? Does it mean you have fluid? Does that mean you have an inner ear problem?

Can a cold cause your ears to pop and crack when swallowing? Does it mean you have fluid? Does that mean you have an inner ear problem?

Eustacian Tube : The eustacian tube allow you to pressurize the air in the middle ear behind the eardrum (i.e. When flying). This tube opens into the back of the nose. Any swelling in the nose, like a cold, can affect the et, leading to ear pressure change. This does not mean you have fluid in the middle ear- though you may if you can't hear-. It does mean the eusctacian tube is temporarily dysfunctional. ...Read more

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I have fluid in my inner ear. It is really affecting my ability to hear. It drains enough to coat my outer ear and become a crusty film in 60 minutes?

What is your ?: If you have an inner ear infection, the only way drainage would coat your later ear is through are foraged ear drum. Have your ears examined by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more