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RIght ear whooshing when talking (mainly when lying down)
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phazn posted:
Hi,
I've had a problem with my right ear since I went to hospital for an eye operation, and I've had this problem continously for around 8 months already. I've been to 2 doctors and 1 specialist so far and this problem still hasn't gone away after taking 3 different ear drops which were mainly to clear out a fungal infection that I had coming and going. The problem is even though the fungal infection seems to be gone now I still hear the whooshing and the problem still has not gone away.

May I know if this could be a serious problem?

Thanks
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Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
Three doctors apparently did not feel this was a serious problem, but unfortunately, I cannot really make that call. I do not know anything about you, your medical history, nor do I have a way of examining you over the Internet. I am concerned that this has lasted 8 months, and I do not believe it could have anything to do with a fungal infection in your ear canal.

A question to you: Is this whooshing sound constant? Is it synchronous with your heart beat?
 
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phazn replied to Rod Moser, PA, PhD's response:
The whooshing sound is not constant and mostly only occurs when my head is pressed against a surface while talking, however sometimes (but almost never) I think jaw movement causes it as well.

Other than that I have put my finger in both ears very shortly and taken them out and sometimes it causes whooshing too, but only ever in the right ear.
Sorry for the late reply.
 
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Rod Moser, PA, PhD replied to phazn's response:
This is going to be challenging for your doctors to figure out a cause...and a solution, however, it is important to investigate. I know it gets frustrating when three doctors have not been able to offer you a definitive answer, but I hope you appreciate the complexity of this symptom.

I am very sorry that I cannot be of further help to you. The Internet poses some insurmountable barriers, as you might imagine.


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