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Water sound and pressure in ears??

  • Posted By: mumakez
  • January 10, 2008
  • 07:09 PM

Hiya, I'm 26 years old and for over a year i have had some minor problems with my ears, they feel very bunged up and when i lie down or move certain ways if feels and sounds as though there is water in my ears or like i'm under water?? when the doctor checked my ears he said my eardrum was sucked in?? i'm not sure if it's supposed to be sucked in lol:) I do have problems hearing people but i think its possibly lack of concentration due to cfs and 'brain fog', what people say just doesn't sink in. When i swallow or yawn i also hear a cracking/crunching noise in my ears but i'm not sure if its normal.

If any-one can answer any questions or hazard a guess i'll be grateful.

Thanks

K x

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  • Hiya, I'm 26 years old and for over a year i have had some minor problems with my ears, they feel very bunged up and when i lie down or move certain ways if feels and sounds as though there is water in my ears or like i'm under water?? when the doctor checked my ears he said my eardrum was sucked in?? i'm not sure if it's supposed to be sucked in lol:) I do have problems hearing people but i think its possibly lack of concentration due to cfs and 'brain fog', what people say just doesn't sink in. When i swallow or yawn i also hear a cracking/crunching noise in my ears but i'm not sure if its normal. If any-one can answer any questions or hazard a guess i'll be grateful. Thanks K xWhat your experiencing is called eustatian tube dysfunction (ETD). You have a tube that runs from the middle ear to the back of the noise called the eustatian tube. It's only purpose is to regulate the pressure in your middle ear, so when your ear pops, that is the tube opening and closing. Any inflammation in the back of the nose is going to limit the ET from functioning properly (URI, Sinusitis, Allergies, ect). Visit an ENT to rule out the root cause of it (ie....Sinus issues, tonsils, ect). Most of the time something like Sudafed and a steroid nasal spray like Flonase can alleviate the symptoms. As far as your eardrum being sucked in (retracted), it's not a cause for concern, but it means your have negative pressure in your middle ear. Constant negative pressure can result in a fluid build up in the middle ear space or supprative otitis media.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 11, 2008
    • 07:48 PM
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  • Thank You for your reply, I looked etd up on google and i think your right so i'm going to make an app at my doctors and hopefully get it sorted. Thanks again k x:D
    mumakez 9 Replies
    • January 13, 2008
    • 07:05 PM
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