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Is it normal to feel your ears are closed during pregnancy?

Is it normal to feel your ears are closed during pregnancy?

There can be an: Increase in congestion during pregnancy. This can lead to closure of a eustachian tube and pressure in your ear. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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22 weeks pregnancy ear temp said 97.4 first reading and 98.4 after that. Normally temp is at least 98.6 usually low 99's should i worry?

22 weeks pregnancy ear temp said 97.4 first reading and 98.4 after that. Normally temp is at least 98.6 usually low 99's should i worry?

Why check temp?: All of those readings represent normal temperatures. I suppose the more important question is why are you checking your temperature? If you feel you have an infection or fever then see your doctor to help narrow down the cause ...Read more

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What to do if one ear often gets clogged during later stage of pregnancy?

See ear specialist: Could be any of numerous causes such as wax, infection, congestion common to hormones of pregnancy. ...Read more

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How high does your fever have to be to impact baby development during pregnancy? My normal temp is 97.6 rather than 98.6 taken by ear

How high does your fever have to be to impact baby development during pregnancy? My normal temp is 97.6 rather than 98.6 taken by ear

Probably above 102: Although prolonged/repeated exposure to high ambient temperatures of saunas,jacuzzis during the first weeks of pregnancy can increase the risk of some birth defects, it is not clear if fevers "impact on a baby development" because of the high temperature or because of the cause of the fever which can be viral or bacterial infections or other metabolic disorders. Ask MFM doctor with expertise in ID ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pregnancy and floxin (ofloxacin) ear drops contraindications?

Can you tell me about pregnancy and floxin (ofloxacin) ear drops contraindications?

Floxin (ofloxacin) drops: You need to treat an infection. For antibiotic ear drops there are not a lot of choices, Gentamycin and Cipro (ciprofloxacin). The worst thing for the pregnancy is an ongoing or worsening infection. There is no contraindication. You don't have a choice but to treat the outer ear infection. Your doctor who prescribed the drops knew you were pregnant and started you on them. ...Read more

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Hi i want to know risks associated with ear tags of a new born. Amniocentesis was done during pregnancy and was fine, does this rule out any risk?

Hi i want to know risks associated with ear tags of a new born. Amniocentesis was done during pregnancy and was fine,  does this rule out any risk?

Ear tags: Most ear tags are benign and not associated with any abnormalities. One thing i know they can be associated with is hearing abnormalities. Hearing test in the hospital and subsequent one later in life (consult with ent) is important to conduct. Otherwise, no other testing than routine one in the hospital (metabolic profile) is recommended. ...Read more

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I am pregnant with my 2nd child an keep getting pus balls where my ears are pierced. This has only ever happened during pregnancy. What could it mean?

Immune system: When you are pregnant your body's immune system is less vigilant than normal so that you don't "reject" the baby growing inside you. The downside is that you're more susceptible to infections, which is what those "pus balls" are. Stop wearing earrings until you deliver the baby; that should solve the problem. ...Read more

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Can ear ache be related to pregnancy ?

Can ear ache be related to pregnancy ?

Yes: Some women get "nasal stuffiness of pregnancy, also called rhinitis. Symptoms include blocked nose, sneezing, runny nose and nasal itching. Nasal congestion is caused by swelling and increased blood flow in the nasal mucosal lining, and increased sero-mucinous gland secretions. This can lead to ear and sinus symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do ears block up in pregnancy ? No infection , no wax thanks

Why do ears block up in pregnancy ? No infection , no wax thanks

Plasma volume during: Pregnancy increases. This can mean a sensation of swelling in many different areas of the body including the ear canal. Usually stabilizes at 26 weeks. ...Read more

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5 weeks pregnant and temp fluctuating between 98.6-99.5 for 2 days (by ear). Normal during pregnancy? 99.5 high enough to harm baby?

5 weeks pregnant and temp fluctuating between 98.6-99.5 for 2 days (by ear). Normal during pregnancy? 99.5 high enough to harm baby?

No harm to baby: Actually, temperatures variate below 100 degrees normally. If your temperature rises above that value assessment of an infection location is needed. ...Read more

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Daily ear popping during pregnancy. Not sick, crackling and popping for last 6 weeks. Ears look normal. Been told Pregnancy related. Why? Thank you

Daily ear popping during pregnancy. Not sick, crackling and popping for last 6 weeks. Ears look normal. Been told
Pregnancy related. Why? Thank you

Vasomotor rhinitis: Pregnancy is often associated with nasal congestion presumably from hormonal changes-aka vasomotor rhinitis of pregnancy. The nasal congestion-> eustachean tube obstruction ( best assessed by tympanogram) -> popping. On the other hand, TMJ disease can also cause this sensation. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection during pregnancy (15 weeks) affect the baby in any way?

Can an ear infection during pregnancy (15 weeks) affect the baby in any way?

Not likely: As long as the infection was just in the ear and did not get into your blood/system, and you take appropriate medication to clear the infection, the baby will be fine. Make sure the treating physician is aware you are pregnant, as certain antibiotics should not be used during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I've been having dizzy spells with buzzing in my ear on and off all day for 2 days. Other than pregnancy what else could be causing these symptoms?

I've been having dizzy spells with buzzing in my ear on and off all day for 2 days. Other than pregnancy what else could be causing these symptoms?

Check blood pressure: During late pregnancy the baby gets oxygen solely based on your blood pressure. So if you're dizzy you need to make sure your blood pressure is not low. So please seek medical attention and have your blood pressure checked. The ringing in the ears may be related, may not be related. ...Read more

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Fever due to an ear infection , can it be dangerous during pregnancy?

Fever due to an ear infection , can it be dangerous during pregnancy?

Unlikely to be a pbm: The common low grade temperatures for an ear infection are unlikely to cause any issue with pregnancy.We have more concerns with fevers that are part of a generalized flu or viral infection especially during the first 12 wks(when the virus could get to baby), or were someone to cook themselves in a hot tub daily during that period. ...Read more

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When in your first trimester of pregnancy, is there anything that can be prescribed by dr for a sever ear infection?

When in your first trimester of pregnancy, is there anything that can be prescribed  by dr for a sever ear infection?

Yes: Please see your doctor for diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Cephalosporins, beta-lactams are some safe classes of antibiotics that can be used in pregnant women. These classes of medications activity against some of the common bacteria that cause ear infections. Good luck and take care. ...Read more

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I took methylprednisolone for 5days(my ear was blocked by the plane pressure) aftr 2wks fr medication my pregnancy test now is positive and 3-4 weeks..would it be harmful? i had preg test bfore i start the medication but it was negative

I took methylprednisolone for 5days(my ear was blocked by the plane pressure) aftr 2wks fr medication my pregnancy test now is positive and 3-4 weeks..would it be harmful? i had preg test bfore i start the medication but it was negative

PROBABELY NO HARM: Methylprednisone has never been assigned pregnancy category by the FDA
Some animal studies have shown some data with these kind of drugs in first trimester causing fetal harm but no human studies have been done
You took a very short course for 5 days and when you started the drug Preg test was negative
Discuss your concern with your Ob Doctor ...Read more

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Could pregnancy cause feet , ear and teeth ache?

Could pregnancy cause feet , ear and teeth ache?

As a dentist: I can tell you that being pregnant in itself cannot cause toothaches. However, dental neglect that sometimes accompanies being pregnant (poor oral hygiene, changes in diet and refraining from seeing a dentist) can cause dental problems. There are hormonal changes when pregnant that often produce greater sensitivity of the gums to irritants and therefore inflammation. See your dentist for an exam. ...Read more

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Pregnancy rhinitis, is it common to experience itchy ears and throat with rhinitis?

Pregnancy rhinitis, is it common to experience itchy ears and throat with rhinitis?

Itchy ear rhinitis: Rhinitis of pregnancy is usually not accompanied by itchy ears. The ear symptoms and throat itching is more likely allergies,especially since it is spring and trees are starting to bloom. Xyzal (levocetirizine) is an antihistamine that is category B per FDA. Follow up with your Ob regarding the itchy ears medications one can take and at home consider a HEPA air purifier. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of constistant vertigo for the past 2 months without head injury, pregnancy, or ear infection?

What can be the cause of constistant vertigo for the past 2 months without head injury, pregnancy, or ear infection?

Several issues.: Tumor, vestibular neuronitis, stroke, benign positional paroxysmal vertigo, meniere's disease. Should have this looked at. ...Read more

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I am 20 weeks pregnanti black out everyday, vision impairments, headache, vomiting and a lump behind ear, never any problems before pregnancy ?

I am 20 weeks pregnanti black out everyday, vision impairments, headache, vomiting and a lump behind ear, never any problems before pregnancy ?

See your physician!: Sounds worrisome - please see your physician asap to evaluate for possible causes (orthostatic hypotension, brain tumor, cholesteatoma, migraine etc). Best of luck! ...Read more

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Strong lower back ache, nausea, sore breasts abd nipples also had ting of blood after wiping, but pregnancy test shows negative could i be testing to ear?

Strong lower back ache, nausea, sore breasts abd nipples also had ting of blood after wiping, but pregnancy test shows negative could i be testing to ear?

You didn't tell us: When you were testing related to when you ovulated/ had sex. Most women do a standard pregnancy test once they actually miss their period.
An early pregnancy test can be done prior to that. If the first test in negative you can retest in a week or less using the first morning void. Take care. ...Read more

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5 days late, took 4 pregnancy tests all were negative. on antibiotic. have dizziness, ear ache and sore throat. how long do i wait to call gyno?

5 days late, took 4 pregnancy tests all were negative. on antibiotic. have dizziness, ear ache and sore throat. how long do i wait to call gyno?

Call MD Soon: 37 year old female, 5 days late, took 4 pregnancy tests all negative, on antibiotics, have dizziness, ear ache and sore throat. asks How long do I wait to call gyne. Best to call MD soon. If pregnant, infection, even Flu, in early pregnancy should be monitored carefully and if not pregnant peace of mind and good supervision until current illness resolves. ...Read more