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Brief episodes of vertigo, ear fullness, ear ache, and pulsatile tinnitus in left ear for two months (started after a cold with bronchitis). Also, conductive hearing loss in left ear. Outer ear and tympanic membrane look fine. Neur. Exam. Fine.

Brief episodes of vertigo, ear fullness, ear ache, and pulsatile tinnitus in left ear for two months (started after a cold with bronchitis). Also, conductive hearing loss in left ear. Outer ear and tympanic membrane look fine. Neur. Exam. Fine.

Meniere's disease?: Are you having headaches as well? With vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears perhaps??) you've described 3/4 symptoms of Ménière's disease, the only last symptom being headaches on the side of the hearing loss and ringing in the ear. You'd need an MRI to know that the inner ears and brain in general look OK. Treatment for this is challenging. ...Read more

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Ear Ache (Definition)

Pain felt in ear can be result of conditions that affect the ear directly such as ear infections, traumatic injury to ear, impacted ear wax, as well as benign or malignant growths of ear. Pain in ear can be referred from conditions that affect the throat, teeth, or jaw including tonsil/throat infections, dental infections, jaw joint inflammation, benign ...Read more


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My husband is having an ear ache, he feels tge heart beat in the ears and he can hear very well, he is taking anibiotic but he feels is not working?

My husband is having an ear ache, he feels tge heart beat in the ears and he can hear very well, he is taking anibiotic but he feels is not working?

Earache: He need to see the doctor again. Either the antibiotics are not working or there is another cause for the pain, like TMJ problems, or ruptured ear drum ...Read more

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Help, I have blackouts when standing up, increased heart rate, severe headaches, hear heartbeat in ear?

Help, I have blackouts when standing up, increased heart rate, severe headaches, hear heartbeat in ear?

Many causes: Blackouts on standing strongly suggests orthostatic hypotension. There are many causes. A few examples: gunshot wound, sepsis, many medicines, internal bleeding, sunstroke, anaphylaxis - and many others. ...Read more

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What is causing me to hear my heartbeat in my ear, have ear pain, and severe pain if drops are put in the ear?

What is causing me to hear my heartbeat in my ear, have ear pain, and severe pain if drops are put in the ear?

Possibly Ear Infecti: Ear pain can be due to External or Middle Ear infection. Please get examined. Do not put ear drops without knowing what are you treating ...Read more

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Is this pulsatile tinnitus or just normal? I can hear my heartbeat loudly in both ears only at night when pressed against pillow at night. Thx

Is this pulsatile tinnitus or just normal? I can hear my heartbeat loudly in both ears only at night when pressed against pillow at night. Thx

Pulsatile tinnitus: This is usually linked to heartbeats and commonly of no concern. Piusatile tinnitus can be caused by intracranial tumors and vascular malformations. This is of concern. ...Read more

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37 female. Hearing heartbeat in ear. Seems to stop when I clench my jaw. Also have pain in tendons running from elbow to wrist, not sure associated?

37 female. Hearing heartbeat in ear. Seems to stop when I clench my jaw. Also have pain in tendons running from elbow to wrist, not sure associated?

Unrelated: These symptoms are unrelated. It is not uncommon to feel or hear the pulse in the ear, but if it is a very noticeable feeling, it's prudent to have your blood pressure checked to make sure it's not elevated. Your arm symptom is nonspecific but could be due to an inflamed tendon in the elbow. If you can take them, nsaids like Advil or Aleve (naproxen) may help. Otherwise see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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My ears feel plugged and muffled and I am now extremely sensitive to sound. Hearing even footsteps hurts like crazy. Is this a normal earache?

My ears feel plugged and muffled and I am now extremely sensitive to sound. Hearing even footsteps hurts like crazy. Is this a normal earache?

No: An earache means your ear actually hurts. Does your ear hurt? Are you more sensitive to internal sounds such as that occurs when chewing or hearing your own footsteps rather than of others? If that is the case and your ear does not hurt, when considering your other symptoms, it sounds like you may have accumulated fluid behind your ear drum, what we call serous otitis media. ...Read more

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I've been told I have otosclerosis and have too have hearing aids as I have 15% hearing loss in both ears I am in constant pain with earache with it?

I've been told I have otosclerosis and have too have hearing aids as I have 15% hearing loss in both ears I am in constant pain with earache with it?

Need specialist eval: Your complaints of pain would not be due to otosclerosis. You need an ear nose and throat specialist evaluation to determine the cause of your pain. It could be inflammation, infection, eustachian tube dysfunction, cholesteotoma or a host of other possible causes. Sorry the centers not more helpful. Best of luck Dr. R ...Read more

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Having earache fever and decreased hearing after a cold. Am I too old for an ear infection? Can both ears be involved or only one?

Having earache fever and decreased hearing after a cold. Am I too old for an ear infection? Can both ears be involved or only one?

Any age possible: Although middle ear infections are more common with infants and toddlers, anyone can have one at any age. One or both sides may be involved. Reduced hearing is more a sign of retained fluid than true infection but occurs in both. ...Read more

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Hi it's 3 weeks since my wisdom tooth extraction. I had earache in my left ear which I did expect but that's gone. Now I can't hear in right ear..

Hi it's 3 weeks since my wisdom tooth extraction. I had earache in my left ear which I did expect but that's gone. Now I can't hear in right ear..

See your dentist: It sounds like you may have an infection and I would recommend that you go back to the dentist that removed your wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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Slowly growing, solid, unmovable lump below right ear at jawline. Earaches, strange headaches, hearing loss, difficulty swallowing. Bone growth?

Slowly growing, solid, unmovable lump below right ear at jawline. Earaches, strange headaches, hearing loss, difficulty swallowing. Bone growth?

See ENT: Parotid glad and tumor or infection can do that!
Could be aN enlarged node also-
Be examined soon.
May need imaging and even biopsy ...Read more

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Do I have a perforated ear drum? I have had chronic earaches since I was a kid. Lately I have noticed that I cannot hear well out of my left ear, and I do hear the ocean sound. I put some ear drops in (left over from my last doctor visit), but it hasn't

High: High pressures generated from a valsalva maneuver that you performed could generate the type of sound that you described if you had a perforation. Also, if you tasted your eardrops that could be an indirect sign of perforation as a pathway from your ear canal, through a perforation, down the eustacian tube, and into the back of your throat. If you haven't seen an ent, it may be wise to have this checked, get a hearing test, and discuss options for possible corrective surgery if you have a perforation, or other appropriate tympanomastoid surgery depending on the severity of the problem. ...Read more

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Periods of vertigo and one of my ears feeling full and tinnitus; earache in my right ear (feels like a bruise inside my ear); no hearing loss.

Periods of vertigo and one of my ears feeling full and tinnitus; earache in my right ear (feels like a bruise inside my ear); no hearing loss.

Be examined: With those symptoms you should see an ear nose and throat surgeon to sort out the cause. This is not normal. All the best. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an ear ache and I'm hearing impaired?

What to do if I have an ear ache and I'm hearing impaired?

Infection/fluid: Possible infection or fluid, so you have to be seen by doctor to find the cause and to be treated ...Read more

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Ear aches! I am hearing impaired and I get ear aches. Tonight I have an ear ache and its sharp pains what can I do to make it go away? I'm 26!

Ear aches! I am hearing impaired and I get ear aches. Tonight I have an ear ache and its sharp pains what can I do to make it go away? I'm 26!

Tmj: You likely have tmj. A way to tell is to open and close the jaw with a finger placed in the TMJ socket which is roughly the pocket created when one opens the mouth and places a finger directly in front of the ear canal right at the level of the sideburns. Softer foods, warm compresses and Motrin should help. Avoid gum chewing. Other option is migraine. If you have drainage otitis externa - seemd. ...Read more

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I have constant ear ache and hearing loss?

I have constant ear ache and hearing loss?

Earache: Appears to be middle ear infection. See MD for antibiotics. No smoking, no alcohol. Try popping your ears ...Read more

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When ever I hear loud sounds or high pitched noises I get a ear ache and a slight headache. Why?

When ever I hear loud sounds or high pitched noises I get a ear ache and a slight headache. Why?

Ear pain: Intratympanic muscles are contracting to protect the ear from noise. These stretch or tense the eardrum which activates receptor pain fibers. Best to use ear plugs or a headset if such exposure is anticipated. Headache caused by muscle tension or splinting. ...Read more

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My Son is experiencing hearing loss (side: one side only), ear ache (worsened by: after swimming) (severity: moderate) (quality: sensation of pre...

My Son is experiencing hearing loss (side: one side only), ear ache (worsened by: after swimming) (severity: moderate) (quality: sensation of pre...

Be seen: Would need exam of canal to determine cause. Most commonly would be from wax occlusion or external ear infection (swimmers ear). Don't hesitate to have him seen, likely very treatable. ...Read more

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Have Low ph?, low iron, mono. Having skin flares, tired, body hurts to touch, bad ear ache muffled hearing but dr said? I was fine. What could it be?

Have Low ph?, low iron, mono. Having skin flares, tired, body hurts to touch, bad ear ache muffled hearing but dr said? I was fine. What could it be?

Low pH: How do you know your "pH"? Were you diagnosed with "mono"? you have shared no information about yourself, not even your age let alone your medical history or medication which makes it impossible to provide you with relevant response. ...Read more

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Ear ache I need help I don't know what to do I've been having bad pains in my left ear for about 3 or 4 days now. The side of my ear would hurt very bad. And my ear would sound like im in the mountains and it won't go away. I can only hear from one ear (wh

Ear ache I need help I don't know what to do I've been having bad pains in my left ear for about 3 or 4 days now. The side of my ear would hurt very bad. And my ear would sound like im in the mountains and it won't go away. I can only hear from one ear (wh

What: What you're describing sounds like eustachian tube dysfunction. If you get congested/sick/allergic/or are a smoker, your nose may not provide an open connection with the middle ear, so the pressure on either side of the eardrum can't equalize. That results in severe pressure that can decrease your hearing and cause pain. You should be evaluated by an ENT doctor, as most er doctors will erroneously prescribe you antibiotics. It would be helpful to have a specialist look (and test) that ear. ...Read more

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I have had an ear ache for a week, now my ears are both red and swollen. What can I do to reduce the swelling and get my hearing back?

I have had an ear ache for a week, now my ears are both red and swollen. What can I do to reduce the swelling and get my hearing back?

Go see a doctor: The reasons can be a swimmer's ear or an acute middle ear infection. You need a good physical exam and treatment. Don't dally. It can be serious. ...Read more

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I have ear ache and have done for nearly 2 weeks. But tonight I have lost hearing for my ear and constant throbbing pain and sharp pain.

I have ear ache and have done for nearly 2 weeks. But tonight I have lost hearing for my ear and constant throbbing pain and sharp pain.

See your PCP: For consultation, tests and possible referral to a specialist ENT to determine a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have had an ear ache for a week now, with a feeling of stopped up. I hear muffled sounds out of it feels like fluid in it. Have PND, clear throat al?

I have had an ear ache for a week now, with a feeling of stopped up. I hear muffled sounds out of it feels like fluid in it. Have PND, clear throat al?

Ear Pain: Pain followed by muffled sounds is from an infection followed by mucus fluid in the ear. Try a vasoconstictive nose drops to the effected side, but the drops need to go to the opening to the middle ear. Pretend the drops are going into the ear and dropping to the floor.
use Clear. Ease™lozenges, one 4x a day melt in mouth between cheek and gums. This will open the ear drainage and reduce the fluid. ...Read more