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Doctor insights on: Left Ear Strain

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Dr. Rohit Keswani
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Muscle Strain (Definition)

Muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, is a condition where a muscle or its tendon is overstretched and torn leading to pain, decreased range ...Read more


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What could cause pain in my left ear?

What could cause pain in my left ear?

Ear vs TMJ: Could be an infection in your ear. Could be your TMJ. Other TMJ symptoms include clicking jaw joint or limited oral opening. If you have other signs of TMJ problem, see oral surgeon for exam/suggestions. ...Read more

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Risks of drainage from my 7 months left ear?

Risks of drainage from my 7 months left ear?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My left ear periodically crusts on the inside?

My left ear periodically crusts on the inside?

Various causes: Might be otitis externa (ear canal infection) or eczema (as other doc suggested) or seborrheic dermatitis, which can affect ear canals as well as pinna & external auditory meatus (although usually both sides are affected). Anti-dandruff shampoos & antifungal creams (lamisil) can help. If pain is involved, see fp or ent. ...Read more

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I feel pain in my left ear. it feels heavy like a rock?

I feel pain in my left ear. it feels heavy like a rock?

Ear examination: An ear examination is needed to check for wax build-up or inflammation of the ear canal or ear drum. ...Read more

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Why does my left ear feel like it's constantly underwater?

Why does my left ear feel like it's constantly underwater?

Wax or...: Typically occulsion of the ear canal by excessive wax or significant serous fluid in the middle ear can cause the abrupt onset of these symptoms. A simple exam by your doctor with an otoscope will provide the answer. ...Read more

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My left ear feels like it's vibrating. What is causing this?

My left ear feels like it's vibrating. What is causing this?

Ear: A common cause is tensor tympani myoclonus where a the tendon attached to one of your small ear bones may go into spasm especially when in noise. See an ENT to check it out. You will probably need a hearing test ...Read more

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My left ear hurts?

My left ear hurts?

Doctor can evaluate: An ear infection on the inside of the eardrum is a "middle ear" infection, and can start when a person gets congestion from allergies, colds, or sinusitis. An ear infection on the outside of the eardrum is an "outer ear" infection or "swimmer's ear", which is caused by moisture in the outer ear canal that allows skin germs to grow and multiply in the skin. Other causes of pain are possible. ...Read more

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My left ear hurt so much ?

My left ear hurt so much ?

Exam: Get it looked at by a medical practitioner. It could be injured or infected or there could be something in there that is easy to remove. ...Read more

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My thoat and left ear hurt?

My thoat and left ear hurt?

Throat: Get a strep throat test, have doctor look at ear (rule out ear infection). For now take hall lozenges , fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. Decongestant if congested. ...Read more

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I have sounds on my left ear?

Tinnitus: Tinnitus is noise or ringing in the ears. There is no drug for cure. Tinnitus is not a disease, but a condition that can result from many underlying causes. ...Read more

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Head pain and left ear beating?

Head pain and left ear beating?

Could be either or: it could be the ear ache caused by infection that started the circle and end up with bad headache. or it could be a sinus headache started and spread to the ear and caused pain as well. stop the circle by treating one and the other will follow. good luck. ...Read more

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I have a terrible pain in my left ear?

I have a terrible pain in my left ear?

Doctor can check: Significant ear pain can be due to pressure in the middle ear changing the position of the eardrum. For example, rapid descent in an airplane will cause the eardrum to be sucked in towards the middle ear, and causes pain. Infected pus fluid in the middle air space will force the eardrum outwards and cause pain. A doctor can examine a painful ear quite soon, in case there is a serious problem. ...Read more

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What is this throb/jump above my left ear?

What is this throb/jump above my left ear?

Lump: I assume you mean lump. If so, probably a lymph node. If it persists, see ENT doc. ...Read more

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Left ear Sevier pain, Ringing, muffled hearing?

Left ear Sevier pain, Ringing, muffled hearing?

Several causes: Several causes can produce left earache, tinnitus, decreased hearing, such as: Otitis externa (swimmer's ear), acute labyrinthitis, otitis media ( middle ear infection), Ménière's disease (vertigo, tinnitus, hearing deficit), eustachian tube dysfunction, mastoiditis ( mastoid sinus infection/inflammation), and others. A physical exam is needed with your physician to identify the cause. ...Read more

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My left ear is hurting stabbing pain?

My left ear is hurting stabbing pain?

Multiple things.: Could be a pierced tympanic membrane from a qtip maybe or it could be an infection even or foreign body. You should see your provider to have your ear checked and an appropriate physical exam. ...Read more

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What causes my left ear lobe to burn ?

What causes my left ear  lobe to burn ?

Chondritis: If your ear looks normal or just somewhat red and burns intermittently then this might be chondritis (inflammation of your ear cartilage). You might benefit from a visit to your ent. ...Read more

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Lump inflamed red behind left ear no pain?

Lump inflamed red behind left ear no pain?

Most likely a cyst: Lump behind the ear can be a cyst. A cyst is a painless swelling and it can get inflamed or infected. It would be best if you get it checked. ...Read more

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What causes a throbbing pain behind left ear?

See dentist: With your anxiety, you may well be grinding your teeth at night/clenching throughout the day. This may lead to a throbbing pain behind one ear. There are also other potential causes as well including a blood vessel issue. First check with the dentist. If nothing found, then see your doctor who may consider a MRI at the area. A middle-ear infection can cause throbbing pain at the ear itself. ...Read more