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Water Behind The Eardrum Symptoms
It is not water: The fluid in the middle ear is not water. It is usually blood serum secondary to negative pressure from Eustachian tube blockage. At 43 years of age it is probably the result of a viral infection. I would wait no more than 3 weeks. If not spontaneously resolved by then, see an ENT doctor. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Does MRI show if I have water behind the eardrum, and does doctors knows also if I do has this, or only special machine can detect this?
Yes: An MRI can show fluid behind the eardrum as well as within the surrounding mastoid air cells and petrous bones. A higher resolution exam would be a ct scan of the temporal bones. I will see about including images of that kind of study on my site so you can see what they look like. Feel free to check here in the next few days: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ct-scan-images.Html. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Otitis media: Fluid behind the eardrum may persist for up to 12 weeks following inflammation. Medications are not particularly good at clearing this up although decongestants may make you feel better. If you have persistent symptoms it is best to see someone. Ear tubes may be indicated for some. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Middle Ear Effusion: Can have several causes (ie viral infection, bacterial infection, blocked eustachian tube, lining of middle ear produces too much fluid) and can be independent from otitis media (ome) often happens after cold and the fluid can remain even several months after resolution of ear infection. Important to have otolaryngologist perform otoscopic exam and diagnose cause. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have frequent ear irritation/inflammation related to moisture. I appear to get water behind my eardrum. Do I have a hole and can it be easily fixed ?
Ear Irritation: Greetings, has a doctor told you that you have fluid behind your eardrum? It may feel like water is behind but it could be pressure changes you are sensing. Outer ear infection toons are often called swimmers ear because they are linked to water exposure. The only way to know for sure if a hole exists is to see your ENT doctor. Use a hair dryer on low and aim into your ear to dry moisture daily. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have a cold and I was flying. On landing, my ears had a sharp and now I can't hear and there is still some pain. It sounds like water behind eardrum?
Barotrauma: Barotrauma from eustachian tube dysfunction from cold and changes in air pressure when flying. A few tips: chew gum, inhale, and then gently exhale while holding the nostrils closed and the mouth shut; suck on candy, yawn. If no relief, try antihistamines and decongestants by mouth. If still no relief, see ENT doc. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Coconut oil safe to use in ear daily for ear pressure? Pain/water behind eardrum currently on antibiotics but ear pressure remains.
Yes, safe but...: Yes, coconut oil is safe to use but unlikely to help this much. It does have some antimicrobial properties but ear pressure is most likely related to allergies & inflammation around the eustachian tube. Antibiotics may not help much either. Avoiding dairy & wheat may help as well as treating allergies. Consider homeopathy & seeing a cranial osteopath. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have 2 perforated eardrums and got water in both from swimming should i use some of my left over eardrops it feels as if water is in there still?
Popping sounds: Bubbles can be in your ear canal or middle ear, where the 3 ear bones or ossicles are located. The symptoms usually include fullness/pressure, hearing loss, and popping sounds. I recommend that you see an otolaryngologist and obtain an audiogram/hearing test. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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