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What could cause presure like feelings in the ears, besides being on a plane? I have presure in my ears

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Dr. Benjamin Green
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In brief: Fluid in the ear

The feeling of ear pressure is common on airplanes because the pressure in the plane cabin and the pressure behind your ear drum are different.
This creates the fullness/pressure feeling. Similarly, when fluid is present behind your eardrum, this can also create a pressure difference and this same feeling. If you've had sinus infections, colds, or congestion, this can lead to your discomfort.

In brief: Fluid in the ear

The feeling of ear pressure is common on airplanes because the pressure in the plane cabin and the pressure behind your ear drum are different.
This creates the fullness/pressure feeling. Similarly, when fluid is present behind your eardrum, this can also create a pressure difference and this same feeling. If you've had sinus infections, colds, or congestion, this can lead to your discomfort.
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