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Doctor insights on: One Ear Feels Slight Pressure And Pulsing

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Have had a cold, yellow phlegm, slight cough. Normal to have pressure behind one ear with this? Had breast cancer and am afraid of brain mets?!

Have had a cold, yellow phlegm, slight cough. Normal to have pressure behind one ear with this? Had breast cancer and am afraid of brain mets?!

Sx's outside o brain: So, unrelated to brain.

On the other hand, without an exam, I can only give general information, but phlegm and cough can be a sign of beginning pneumonia if they continue. Scary risky if someone's immune system is gone in context of serious chemotherapy/radiation. ...Read more

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Do allergies cause a feeling of pressure in one ear?

Do allergies cause a feeling of pressure in one ear?

Yes!: Absolutely. The eustachian tube, or the passageway that connects the ear to the back of the nasal passage, can become inflamed or clogged with allergies. This can lead to increased inner ear pressure, either on one or both sides. By relieving the nasal congestion/swelling, typically the ear improves. ...Read more

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Pressure in only one ear most of the time. Can a food allergy cause this?

Pressure in only one ear most of the time. Can a food allergy cause this?

Unlikely: Ear pressure is not a typical symptom of a food allergy. I would recommend evaluation for other causes such as environmental allergies or other ENT causes. ...Read more

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Experiencing high pitched noise followed by pressure then hearing loss in one ear regularly.

Experiencing high pitched noise followed by pressure then hearing loss in one ear regularly.

High pitch: You MUST make an appointment to see an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor!
All should go well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Swimmer's Ear - No hearing whatsoever in one ear, and pressure building up. In the past I heard a "waterfall" but this time it's blank. Will it heal?

Swimmer's Ear - No hearing whatsoever in one ear, and pressure building up. In the past I heard a "waterfall" but this time it's blank. Will it heal?

Con't tell until: You are examined, including your hearing tests are done, call your doctor refer you to a specialist, delay in treatment may even result into permanent deafness. Take care of it quickly ...Read more

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Can't get his ear to open up was on flight 28, 000 ft when the cabin pressure, they had emt exam him but he still can't hear fully out of one ear

Can't get his ear to open up was on flight 28, 000 ft when the cabin pressure, they had emt exam him but he still can't hear fully out of one ear

How: How long has his ear been plugged? What did the ENT physician find when he looked in the ear? (fluid, retracted eardrum only?). Has he had problems with recurrent ear infections in the past or associated with flying? If its just a retracted ear drum then he has a pressure lock of his eustacian tube. The treatment would be afrin (oxymetazoline) spray, valsalva type maneuvers (trying to gently pop ear by blowing nose while it is pinched shut), and your best friend, -tincture of time. If this doesn't resolve within a week I would go back to your ENT for futher recommendations. ...Read more

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How might an issue be treated where one ear cannot adjust to air pressure because childhood ear tube came out improperly, causing eardrum damage?

How might an issue be treated where one ear cannot adjust to air pressure because childhood ear tube came out improperly, causing eardrum damage?

Need ENT consult: The pressure behind the ear drum is controlled by your Eustachian tube, which connects the base of the middle ear space to the back of your throat. How or why you think a childhood ear tube has anything to do with that is unclear. It should not. Scarred ear drums or drums containing a hole have no direct effect on the pressure within. ...Read more

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I have a ear infection in only one ear but pressure sometimes goes from that ear to the non infected ear is that normal?

I have a ear infection in only one ear but pressure sometimes goes from that ear to the non infected ear is that normal?

Eustachian tube issu: The pressure you likely feel relates to poor function in your Eustachian tubes during this process. The tube drains middle ear mucous and allows air to enter during normal function. To have the infection, tube swelling trapped mucous which became infected from throat germs. Yawning can sometimes help reopen the tube and allow pressure to equalize in the good ear. In time all should heal. ...Read more

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Getting over cold. It feels as if one ear is full but I feel pressure coming from ear into throat. Feels like air or fluids. .. What does tht mean?

Getting over cold. It feels as if one ear is full but I feel pressure coming from ear into throat. Feels like air or fluids. .. What does tht mean?

Very common: With an upper respiratory infection including common cold and is due to blocked Eustacian tubes (the tiny air passages which equalize pressure between middle and outer ear. TRY HOLDING YOUR NOSE AND SWALLOWING! Also try nasal spray!
Hope these suggestions help!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I get dizzyness and headaches and when I lay on my stomach it feels like pressure in my head also feel like I lose my hearing in one ear even tho I don't I can still hear any ideas what this could be??

I get dizzyness and headaches and when I lay on my stomach it feels like pressure in my head also feel like I lose my hearing in one ear even tho I don't I can still hear any ideas what this could be??

Positional headache: Any time a headache changes with position it is a hood idea to get checked out just to be sure everything is normal in your brain. The feeling of fullness in the ear is also somewhat atypical for a regular migraine so I would be sure to ask your doctor about an mri. ...Read more

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When sitting to standing I get pressure in my head and pulsatile tinnitus in one ear. History of allergy issues but could this be something worse?

When sitting to standing I get pressure in my head and pulsatile tinnitus in one ear. History of allergy issues but could this be something worse?

See your MD: The best advice to give is for you to see your MD in person. You need to have a careful history and a full exam, including orthostatic blood pressure measurements. Be careful about giving your own diagnosis such as pulsatile tinnitus in your description and instead describe your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ear pressure. Doc sees nothing, tymp is normal. Pressure is only in one ear and is slightly better, only bad during cold/allergies. Should I get tube?

Ear pressure. Doc sees nothing, tymp is normal. Pressure is only in one ear and is slightly better, only bad during cold/allergies. Should I get tube?

I probably wouldn't: It sounds like your symptoms are fairly mild. I would focus more on treating your allergies, and then use a decongestant if you have a cold as long as your blood pressure isn't elevated. If your tympanogram is normal andyour symptoms are getting better I would hold off on an ear tube. ...Read more

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I have endolymphatic hydrops in one ear. The meniett releaves the pressure but makes me very dizzy for 48 hours. My symptoms started with using new in-ear headphones. Could it be a plf?

I have endolymphatic hydrops in one ear. The meniett releaves the pressure but makes me very dizzy for 48 hours. My symptoms started with using new in-ear headphones. Could it be a plf?

Possible: Hydrops and plf both can cause fluctuating ear pressure, and hearing loss so may be hard to distinguish. Another cause could be superior canal dehiscence but the hearing loss in this condition is usually conductive. Consider getting fistula test from audiologist. In plf condition usually begins with blow to ear, major baropressure event, heavy straining such as hard cough or lifting heavy objec. ...Read more

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I have an ear infection that has caused pressure and loss of hearing in one ear. Almost done with zpack and predisone (1 day left). What is next step?

I have an ear infection that has caused pressure and loss of hearing in one ear. Almost done with zpack and predisone (1 day left). What is next step?

I'd give it time: If you are just finishing your zpac you are early in the recovery process. All purulent otitis media will have transient hearing reduction in the involved ear for up to 2-4 wks. If your symptoms are gradually improving, no action is needed. If the symptoms are unchanged, a revisit with your pcp is in order. ...Read more

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5 days into a sore throat green thick mucus thing, I got sharp pain pressure and deafness in one ear. Started amoxicillin. Next day other ear bad.??

5 days into a sore throat green thick mucus thing, I got sharp pain pressure and deafness in one ear. Started amoxicillin. Next day other ear bad.??

Continue with med: Finish the full course of amoxicillin, once done things should gradually get back to normal.
Ears prob have fluid build up from the congestion and this should resolve with time.
If worsening, or not resolved in two weeks, recheck with your DR ...Read more

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Why does either side of my head pulsate/twitch when sleeping facing one side? (right left) Is it pressure to the blood vessel near jaw/side of head?

Why does either side of my head pulsate/twitch when sleeping facing one side? (right left) Is it pressure to the blood vessel near jaw/side of head?

Fasciculation: This is called a fasciculation. You may have a condition known as hemifacial spasm, which is benigh condition in which the muscles in your face contract involuntarily. This is treated with botox. Rarely, it can be caused by something irritating the nerve going to your facial muscles, the facial nerve ...Read more

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Pulsing in right ear off and on. It's not like a heartbeat, its more of a pulsating sound. I have a cold and some sinus pressure in my head.?

Pulsing in right ear off and on. It's not like a heartbeat, its more of a pulsating sound. I have a cold and some sinus pressure in my head.?

Pulsations in ear: If the pulsating sensation in the ear is recent and related to the sinus pressure in your head and cold symptoms, it is to be expected. A cold commonly is associated with dysfunction of the eustachian tube connecting the nose and ear. A visit to your ear nose and throat doctor will likely be helpful because prescription medications to reduce inflammation will also affect the ear pulsations. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone with vp shunt to feel pressure inside head? (sometimes like a pulsing throb for a few seconds when standing up or something)

Is it normal for someone with vp shunt to feel pressure inside head? (sometimes like a pulsing throb for a few seconds when standing up or something)

Yes: Pressure fluctuations during position changes etc are common in shunts. Often, once the shunt has been in for a long time, symptoms may improve. ...Read more

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What could be causing pressure pulsing in my eyes and head?

What could be causing pressure pulsing in my eyes and head?

Sinusitis: Since the nerves of socket of the eye and sinuses are common, acute or chronic sinusitis often has deep pulsating eye pain. See your primary care for a ct scan of sinuses. If positive you will be referred to an ENT specialist for rx. ...Read more

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My left ear besomes extremly painful, and throbbing only when I sleep on my left side. I wake up because of the pain feels like there is so much pressure.

Without: Without knowing your age, obtaining a detailed history, and performing a proper head and neck exam, it is impossible to make a concrete diagnosis. Speculatively, you may have temporomandibular joint syndrome ("tmj"). This often refers pain to the ear since the joint lies directly in front of the ear and pain would often be made worse by lateral pressure on the jaw. I agree with the other respondent, you should obtain an ENT evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been getting throbbing headaches above my right ear. When I bend down it hurts worst because of the pressure.?

I have been getting throbbing headaches above my right ear. When I bend down it hurts worst because of the pressure.?

Migraine headache: This kind of vascular headache tends to be one sided and throbbing. See your primary care doctor for treatment if otc Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) give no relief. ...Read more

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My boyfriend hit himself in the head with a hammer about 2 weeks ago snd still complains of a throbbing headache, pressure in his ears. What do we do?

My boyfriend hit himself in the head with a hammer about 2 weeks ago snd still complains of a throbbing headache, pressure in his ears. What do we do?

Ouch!! How Hard?: Time to have that checked out. Call your regular doctor and see what they say. If you can't get in you may have to go to a hospital er or acute care center. ...Read more

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Are chest red and throbbing ears a sign of high blood pressure?

Are chest red and throbbing ears a sign of high blood pressure?

Not necessarily: It's easier to just get a BP reading in a pharmacy or doc's office rather than try to guess the bp. ...Read more

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I have pain and pressure across my cheekbone, in my ear and tooth. I'm getting very painful throbbing pains in my tooth sometimes. What could it be?

Possible sinusitis: Your maxillary sinus is around the area you are having pain. You may have a sinus infection or an abscess in a tooth. You should see your doctor to find out which you have and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more