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Humming In Ears At Night
Ok so last night I was wrestling with my friend (not rough) his knee barely hit my ear and it kind of hurts i can barely hear out of it and humming?
Ear drum injury?: On occasion, a minor trauma to the ear can result in a ruptured ear drum. Some dysfunction of the inner ear is another possibility. If symptoms are not resolving within the next 24 hours, then I recommend a physician evaluation. If I can be of future help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
Tinnitus: Tinnitus is experiencing the sensation of sound that is not physically there. Most forms of tinnitus (ringing in the ear) is very common and not concerning. But when the sound is a pulsing sensation or if it is just on one side it should then be checked by an ENT (it could represent abnormal blood flow associated with different benign tumors) - although this is not common, it must be ruled out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: If a notable deformity exist, treatment is surgical. ...Read more
Depends on damage: If the ears were exposed to too much loud noise then the sensititivty/ringing may be permanent. However, i would recommend using ear protection /plugs whenever around loud noises and avoiding caffeine and alcohol. If damage not very much you may find that over several weeks or less the damage may decrease or go away entirely. Also noise masking at night helps if it causes problems with sleep. ...Read more
Ears fluttering or vibrating when I lay down at night. What could this be? Is it a cause for concern?
Last night i went to a concert for the first time and afterwards my ears were ringing. Its been 20 hours and one still is. Will it go away?
Yes: typical after a loud concert. expect improvement by tomorrow. see doc if not resolved in a week ...Read more
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