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What causes ear fullness only in one ear?

What causes ear fullness only in one ear?

Eustacian tube: The eustacian tube connects your ear to your nose and allows air pressure to equalize. If the tube on one side doesn't work, that ear will feel full and may even fill with fluid. ...Read more

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Ear Fullness (Definition)

Ear fullness is a sense of pressure in the ears which may occur due to Eustachian tube dysfunction or if the Eustachian tube does not open with activities such ...Read more


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What causes ear fullness sensation in one ear?

What causes ear fullness sensation in one ear?

Eustacian tube: The eustacian tube connects your ear to your nose and allows air pressure to equalize. If the tube on one side doesn't work, that ear will feel full and may even fill with fluid. Also some patients with a sudden hearing loss will feel fullness as well. ...Read more

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What causes ear fullness sensation only in one ear?

What causes ear fullness sensation only in one ear?

Eustacian tube: The eustacian tube connects your ear to your nose and allows air pressure to equalize. If the tube on one side doesn't work, that ear will feel full and may even fill with fluid. Also some patients with a sudden hearing loss will feel fullness as well. ...Read more

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I don't have an ear infection or tooth infection, what could cause ear fullness?

I don't have an ear infection or tooth infection, what could cause ear fullness?

TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, ear fullness are the common symptom due to the close location to TMJ. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause stuffy full ears and ringing in ears?

What can cause stuffy full ears and ringing in ears?

Wax: It can be an external issue, with cerumen (/wax) buildup that needs removed, or can be an internal problem, with clogged / blocked eustachian tubes. Can also be medication effect, virus, etc. So, should be seen, by your dr or an urgent care dr to identify or rule out the "easy" things. If symptoms persist, follow up with ent. ...Read more

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Could headphones cause ear fullness/pressure feeling?

Could headphones cause ear fullness/pressure feeling?

Headphones: Not usually. How loud do you have them set at? Any history of ear disease or eustachian tube dysfunction? ...Read more

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Possible causes of off and on dull headaches and ear fullness, only on one side of the head?

Possible causes of off and on dull headaches and ear fullness, only on one side of the head?

Refer to ENT, ER: This is something that typically needs evaluation by a specialist. I will refer the question to our ENT and other doctors. ...Read more

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What causes daily numbness in cheeks that turns to pain, fullness in ears daily, and headaches? MRI was negative.

What causes daily numbness in cheeks that turns to pain, fullness in ears daily, and headaches? MRI was negative.

Face numbness: If this is on both side, this suggests enlargement of the parotid gland - possibly some kind of allergy or??

See if eating certain foods bring this on and if applying cold to that area helps.

Check out www. Hydromedonline. Com for information about Clear. Ease papaya / bromalein enzymes used to reduce swelling ...Read more

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I have ear fullness on right ear only, occasional headache on right side around ear, and occasional ringing. What could cause this?

I have ear fullness on right ear only, occasional headache on right side around ear, and occasional ringing. What could cause this?

Eustachian Tube Prob: Eustachian tube dysfunction (etd) is probably what is causing your problems and the underlying problem that causes etd is seasonal allergies. Treat your allergies and the etd goes away. Try otc meds and if the problem persists, go see your doctor asap to rule out ear infection, etc. ...Read more

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Could TMJ cause ear fullness / pressure sensations? If so, is there anything I can do when feeling the pressure to relieve it and confirm tmj? Thanks!

Could TMJ cause ear fullness / pressure sensations? If so, is there anything I can do when feeling the pressure to relieve it and confirm tmj? Thanks!

Treat TMJ: If the TMJ is causing the ear symptoms, the best way to get rid of the ear symptoms is to treat the TMJ. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Can neck and jaw stiffness with head and ear fullness all be caused by one problem?

Can neck and jaw stiffness with head and ear fullness all be caused by one problem?

Yes. TMJD / TMD: Temporomandibulardisorders - tmd is commonly called "tmj". It is also called "the great impostor" since it mimics symptoms from other conditions. Jaw and neck muscles function in concert. So poor jaw position that strains the jaw muscles also strain neck muscles. Due to the proximity of ear to TMJ (jaw joint) ear fullness, ear pain are quite common with tmd. Tm. ...Read more

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Can ear fullness sometimes be caused by or related to neck, shoulder and jaw tension?

Can ear fullness sometimes be caused by or related to neck, shoulder and jaw tension?

Yes: Some people with temporomandibular joint issue sense fullness in the ears. I have not heard of neck and shoulder problem causing ear symptoms. If you have jaw problem, talk to your dentist regarding a mouthguard to wear at night. (I assume that you have had your ears checked out already) ...Read more

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What mght I have? Lft ear fullness, lft slight cheek numbness, upper left side headache. Intermittent over last 6 months. Possible causes?

TMJ: It can be from TMJ if you clench or grind your teeth, it can be an ear problem from nasal allergies if your nose is stuffed, it can also be a rare benign ear tumor. All in all you should have it checked. ...Read more

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I have ear fullness feeling and little swelling gland at jaw since 20 days and now swelling gland will normal only I have itchy in ear what is cause?

I have ear fullness feeling and little swelling gland at jaw since 20 days and now swelling gland will normal only I have itchy in ear what is cause?

Is it the ear?: Palpate the swelling and open and close your mouth. If it is the jaw joint you will feel it move when you open and close. Sometimes the TMJ can give ear symptoms like fullness. I would have an ENT check it out first to be sure there are no medical problems. If not, then check with a dentist who conservatively treat TMJ issues to see if that is a possible cause. ...Read more

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What could cause lower intermittent left side facial tingling? It started 4 months ago with an ear infection that I had was not diagnosed right away. The tingling is mild and sometimes associated with ear fullness and pressure behind the left ear. Normal

What could cause lower intermittent left side facial tingling? It started 4 months ago with an ear infection that I had was not diagnosed right away. The tingling is mild and sometimes associated with ear fullness and pressure behind the left ear. Normal

Trigeminal nerve: I suspect something impinging on the mandibularis branch of your trigeminal nerve. See ENT specialist or neurologist.

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Could my wisdom teeth cause ear fullness? Jaw tight? Bitter taste?

Could my wisdom teeth cause ear fullness? Jaw tight? Bitter taste?

Yes, yes, yes: Yes, all of these symptoms. What concerns me is the bitter taste as this might be an infection that requires treatment before it flares up into an emergency situation. Please see your dentist as soon as possible for an evaluation to see whether or not your wisdom teeth require removal. ...Read more

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CT, ENT exam, tymp test, &audiogrm normal: Cause of ear fullness & muffled hearing? Hard to hear myself singing mid-range/using facial resonators.

CT, ENT exam, tymp test, &audiogrm normal: Cause of ear fullness & muffled hearing? Hard to hear myself singing mid-range/using facial resonators.

Eustachian tube dyfx: You are likely suffering from Eustachian tube dysfunction. The Eustachian tube lies between the middle ear space and the back of the nose. You can check this tube by holding your nose and blowing hard. Your ears should pop. This may help the fullness feeling in the ears. If it helps, do this at least 30 or 40 times a day. If your ears do not pop, you may need a nasal steroid. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause leftside face and arm numbness, ear fullness, your eye to feel pressured? Clear brainmri and ct. Left sidejaw pops out when opening it

Can TMJ cause leftside face and arm numbness, ear fullness, your eye to feel pressured? Clear brainmri and ct. Left sidejaw pops out when opening it

Partial: You have some TMJ symptoms. But left side face and arm numbness not TMJ. See your MD immediately to make sure nothing bad ishappening. If negative, see a TMJ expert. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ear fullness?

What is the definition or description of: Ear fullness?

Ear fullness: Ear fullness is a sense of pressure in the ears which
may occur due to Eustachian tube dysfunction or if the Eustachian tube does not open with activities such as yawning or swallowing. ...Read more

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Have ear fullness for years. Worse when I grind. Related?

Possibily: Ear fullness can be many things including related to eustachian tube function which in turn can be affected by TMJ changes caused by grinding. Best to be evaluated though. ...Read more

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Is ear fullness, pain and pressure from tmj?

Could be: It could be but your first exam should be with an ENT doctor to rule out ear issues. ...Read more

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Past 2 days I have a sinus headache, congestion, drainage, and ear " fullness". I have glaucoma, and r/eye is very red, puffy and draining. I am a 100% s/c vet, should I visit emergency?

Sinus and Glaucoma: You didn't say whether you have open or closed angle glaucoma. If you took certain meds to relieve your sinus symptoms, they can increase the pressure in your eye, given your glaucoma. Nevertheless, with your history, I would not take lightly your unilateral eye symptoms, even though acute sinus problems can cause eye puffiness and drainage. To be on the safe side, I would check it out. ...Read more

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Fullness in ears and nose. Must take flight. What can I take?

Fullness in ears and nose. Must take flight. What can I take?

Full ears & flight: First, make sure you do not have the beginnings of a sinus infection. This could make your trip memorable for the wrong reasons. Have allergies? Take your medicine (s) as directed. Finally clarify with your doctor +/- pharmacist that any of the suggested medications do not interfere with others you may be taking. Best- see an ENT for a discrete regimen. Sudafed, saline, afrin, zyrtec, nasonex (mometasone). ...Read more

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Pain when chewing, popping when opening wide, and pressure and pain/fullness in ears?

Pain when chewing, popping when opening wide, and pressure and pain/fullness in ears?

Pressure: Partial blockage of the eustacian tube which runs from the side of the back of the throat into the middle ear. When this happens it creates a sensation of fullness. You can try relieving this by thrusting your lower jay forward and your head back, or by holding your nostrils and blowing against a closed mouth (but be very careful with this), or use a nasal spray or decongestant or a sinus rinse. ...Read more