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Pain in ears, worst in left, feels like air/gas bubble. Have had gas/bloating. Flatulence, burping, along with flu. What can I do? Thanks

Pain in ears, worst in left, feels like air/gas bubble. Have had gas/bloating. Flatulence, burping, along with flu. What can I do? Thanks

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by an ENT physician. ...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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If you're off-balanced, should you check your inner ear health?

If you're off-balanced, should you check your inner ear health?

Yes: If any balance problems last more than a week or so, or if they are severe, get it checked out. Other concerning things might be associated hearing loss, ringing, and pain or drainage from the ears. You can look up some balance exercises online to help with the balance in the meantime. Your local ENT will evaluate you and likely test the hearing as well. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What can cause your inner ear to tickle and sometimes itch?

What can cause your inner ear to tickle and sometimes itch?

Skin inflammation: Almost all of my patients with this complaint "clean their ears." they use qtips or peroxide or other measures to remove wax from the canal. The wax is there for a reason - it protects the ear canal skin. When the skin is unprotected it gets inflamed and can itch. Stop cleaning your ears! other reasons can include sensitivity to shampoos, soaps or hair products that get in the ear. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: inner ear?

What is the definition or description of: inner ear?

Internal part of ear: 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 the semi-circular canals (balance). ...Read more

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What is in the inner ear that would cause black outs?

What is in the inner ear that would cause black outs?

Balance organ: the inner ear is also responsible for balance. Can cause vertigo. Not usually black outs. See your MD ASAP. ...Read more

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Starting to suspect something wrong with the inner ear. What kind of disorder or problem would cause discomfort?

Starting to suspect something wrong with the inner ear. What kind of disorder or problem would cause discomfort?

Inner ear problem: Discomfort is a difficult symptom to assign a specific cause to. Your best course is to see an otolaryngologist for a complete head and neck examination. Your work-up will most likely include a hearing test +/- balance test depending on your symptoms. A special MRI may be needed. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat imbalance due to inner ear ?

What's the best way to treat imbalance due to inner ear ?

Mecluzine ?: Need to see an ENT doctor, you may have vertigo from inner ear congestion or infection. Possible medications to be used are, meclizine, steroids, antibiotics , decongestants. Let your doctor decide what's best for your condition. ...Read more

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Feels like something is zapping my inner ear! it's like static in headphones but i get it without headphones on! what is wrong?

Feels like something is zapping my inner ear! it's like static in headphones but i get it without headphones on! what is wrong?

See your ENT doctor: See your ENT doctor. It could be as simple as a small hair rubbing on your ear drum. But you do not want to poke a hole in your ear drum trying tom get it out. Could also be an infection, or tinnitus- which is from latin for ringing bells. See a professional. ...Read more

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Abdominal Bloating (Definition)

Abdominal bloating is a symptom in which a person feels his tummy has a lot of water or air in it. Bloating also causes one to feel nauseas and ...Read more