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What to do if I woke up deaf in one ear 7 mornings ago!?

What to do if I woke up deaf in one ear 7 mornings ago!?

See a doctor ASAP: What you describe may be sudden sensorineural hearing loss. You need a hearing test to determine if that is the case. If so, prompt initiation of therapy can lead to a greater degree of recovery than if treatment is delayed. Read more

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A few years ago I woke up deaf in one ear, the right ear, that was the side I slept on. I was fine before going to bed.

A few years ago I woke up deaf in one ear, the right ear, that was the side I slept on. I was fine before going to bed.

No relation: The fact that you slept on that side had nothing to do with it. Keep in mind that you change position on average every 20 minutes while sleeping. Read more

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My 8 month old woke up this morning with one ear red hot and swollen. Its her outer ear, mostly the lobe, dosnt look to go inside the ear. What is thi?

My 8 month old woke up this morning with one ear red hot and swollen. Its her outer ear, mostly the lobe, dosnt look to go inside the ear. What is thi?

Follow this am: People often tell me that their child's ear is red, then we end up diagnosing ear infection later in the day/week. However, I think it's also common that kids ears are red b/c they sleep on them or maybe b/c kid has a fever. If redness persists, especially w/pain or fever, good idea to have it checked. Read more

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I just woke up intensely dizzy with my ears leaking fluid. If a CSF leak was happening, would it only be in one ear? Vestibular cause more likely?

I just woke up intensely dizzy with my ears leaking fluid. If a CSF leak was happening, would it only be in one ear? Vestibular cause more likely?

Seek immediate help: Very difficult to determine without proper exam. Reasons for ear drainage vary widely and must be properly diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. Please, seek medical attention with your pcp or any other provider who can see you within a day or two.. Read more

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What causes ringing in one ear only?

What causes ringing in one ear only?

Tinnitus: Asymmetric tinnitus is an acoustic neuroma until proven otherwise. Your ENT must examine you and evaluate with an audiogram and MRI if suspicious of neuroma. Otherwise it may be due to ear infection or acoustic trauma or loud noise exposure in that ear. Almost any other etiology would be bilateral. Meniere's can also theoretically cause unilateral tinnitus but usually with hearing loss or fullness Read more

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Spontaneous and short lived ringing in one ear - very loud, it almost feels like I've been hit in the head. This happens once every few days.

Spontaneous and short lived ringing in one ear - very loud, it almost feels like I've been hit in the head. This happens once every few days.

Tinnitus: If your tinnitus is of recent origin and if it's associated with new hearing loss and/or vertigo, evaluation by an otolaryngologist or a neurologist is recommended. However if you're experiencing only periodic short bursts of tinnitus, I would hold off on any otoneurolgic investigation at this time and regard your symptoms as nothing serious. See a specialist as needed. Read more

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How do I get rid of ear ringing in one ear?

How do I get rid of ear ringing in one ear?

See your doctor.: We have to figure out why there is ringing. See your doctor for the diagnosis and therapeutic options. Read more

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Can ringing in one ear be caused from sinus surgery?

Can ringing in one ear be caused from sinus surgery?

Unlikely, possible: It is possible but unlikely. I would make sure there is nothing else wrong in the ear. Like fluid in your ear? Or it can be from your irrigations some times. Check with your doctor. Read more

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I have a ringing in one ear following otitis media with effusion, will this ringing go away when the fluid drains away?

I have a ringing in one ear following otitis media with effusion, will this ringing go away when the fluid drains away?

Tinnitus and Otitis: Yes. Generally the ringing in the ears will subside once the otitis abates and the fluid is absorbed. Tinnitus is very annoying, so let's hope it disappears sooner than later! Read more

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My one ear time to time ringing, making noise is annoying please help!

My one ear time to time ringing, making noise is annoying please help!

Ear: Please make an appointment to see an Ear specialist. Hearing aids, if needed, will make you feel much better. I am wearing hearing aids for several years and things are going OK. You will feel fine if the hearing aids are needed. Please keep me informed. Read more

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Can TMJ cause ringing in only one ear?

Can TMJ cause ringing in only one ear?

Yes: Costen syndrome is a TMJ abnormality characterized by tinnitus, vertigo, plugged ear, headache and pain in the ear. Usually due to a poor bite. Treatment consists of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, heat and exercise of the joint. Getting an orthodontist involved is also helpful. Read more

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I keep losing hearing one ear and it has loud ringing. It only lasts a few seconds & doesn't hurt. It has happened 3 times today. Should I be worried?

I keep losing hearing one ear and it has loud ringing. It only lasts a few seconds & doesn't hurt. It has happened 3 times today. Should I be worried?

Hearing loss/ringing: Many things can cause both hearing loss and ringing but should be examined by physician especially if it occurs only on one side and together. Read more

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Ringing and fullness in one ear? How long before going to the doc?

Ringing and fullness in one ear? How long before going to the doc?

Yes: These types of symptoms could be indicative of many different problems, from infection to allergy. Since many infections are viral, the body will clear them within 5-7 days. If symptoms last longer than that, or if there is any bleeding from the ear, making an appointment to see your doctor would be the next step. Read more

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My ears burst into a loud ringing that slowly fades into silence. Sometimes it is one ear, sometimes both. I also hear a ringing all day, that is like?

My ears burst into a loud ringing that slowly fades into silence. Sometimes it is one ear, sometimes both. I also hear a ringing all day, that is like?

Ringinr in ears: Sometimes, fluid, infection, allergies, rock concert, noisy job, mowing ditch by busy freeway...need a basic medical exam, then perhaps ENT/ Allergy referral. Read more

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One week h/o dizziness and ringing in ears, thought might be from taking ocp's since I take 300 mg wellbutrin, (bupropion) but off ocp's 5 days, still persistent?

One week h/o dizziness and ringing in ears, thought might be from taking ocp's since I take 300 mg wellbutrin, (bupropion) but off ocp's 5 days, still persistent?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) s/e?: Don't know how long you've taken Wellbutrin (bupropion), (bupropion) but dizziness and ringing in the ears are both uncommon side effects. That said, discuss with prescribing doctor to consider lower dose of Wellbutrin (bupropion). If symptoms persist, see an ENT (ear, nose and throat) doctor for evaluation and guidance. I hope this helps. All the best. Read more