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Ear fullness, popping. TMD

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 17, 2008
  • 05:50 AM

For 10 months my left ear has been popping, felt sort of full, ached, felt like fluid was coming out and when ever i put my finger in it, it did feel wet a little.

Went to the ENT. he said the problem is in my nose as it is sort of blocked. Yet i never noticed my nose problem. I could breath and never got head aches as people tend to do from nose blockage.But i noticed when i block my right nose and breath through left, it did seem a slittle blocked. He did an audiogram and my hearing was normal. he also did something that determined the pressure in my ear and my one turned out to be negative pressure. Sometimes like once a week, i get ringing in the ear too but then in 4 secs it goes away.

I have also got TMD in my right jaw but not the left side as my left ear is the one with the problem. When i yawn or burb. Only my right ear open up. My left seems to stay so still and full. Im getting worried as this might damage my hearing. Im taking the medicines and all but it doesnt seem 2 work. Will i lose my hearing or damage my ear? how can i overcome this?

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  • I am pretty sure by what you described that you Eustachian tube (tube that connects ear, nose & throat) is filled with fluid or swollen. This causes your ear to feel full, hearing to be duller, may cause pain, and you may experience symptoms such as hearing your voice inside your head. I have had eustachian tube problems for about 20 years.Most of time, full & popping ear problems such as these go away by themselves gradually as the fluid drains out and the swelling goes down. However in some cases, minor surgery is needed to insert a 'tube' into the ear to drain the fluid out. I have had this surgery several times, it takes only about 10 minutes and you recover within a day or two.I'm not sure if this is the exact problem you have, but it certainly sounds like it, and you may wish to discuss this with an ear, nose and throat specialist.
    katelouise88 3 Replies
    • September 14, 2008
    • 00:30 PM
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