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My ear feels like it's leaking
Sirbuffness posted:
In the past few months I've noticed when I get gaggy or throw up I feel a little pressure in my left ear and it also feels like it's leaking. I don't know how else to explain it other than it feels like it's leaking. I stuck a Q-tip in there to make sure nothing was leaking and I found nothing. I'm very confused on why this is happening. Any ideas?
Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
Lots of ideas, my friend...but none that are "patient-specific" to YOU....Every person is different -- I do not know anything about you or your complete medical history. It is going to take a hands-on medical examination to provide you with a diagnosis and/or a treatment regime.

AM nausea for a few months....ear pressure...and a feeling of wetness could be related to middle ear (the area on the other side of your eardrum) issues, but there can certainly be other causes to account for these symptoms.

Start with a primary care medical provider, but if a cause is not apparent, you may need to see an ENT specialist.

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