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    Shooting ear pain with swallowing
    Magoo83854 posted:
    I am experiencing a severe sharp shooting inner ear pain when I swallow. It is only on the left side. I have a fullness in my ear but no real pain except for the swallowing. It feels like a nerve pain. I had this one other time and it eventually subsided. the only other related symptom I can think of is having sores inside my nose near the tip usually month that go away.. I have stage IV breast cancer in remission and Barrotts esophagitis

    Is this something I should get checked, or wait for it to resolve?
    Rod_Moser_PA_PhD responded:
    I think you should get it checked out.... this is really the ONLY way you can be properly diagnosed and treated (assuming a cause is immediately apparent). You may need to see a good ENT.

    There are nerve pathways that can cause pain to be referred to the ears, so you may be may be nerve pain.

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