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    Right ear nightly vibrations
    Ronnyboy27 posted:
    Hello there ,
    i am new to this site and signed up in order to try to get an answer or opinion to my vibration problem.

    for the past few months my right ear at night vibrates when i swallow or when i intentionally make it internally . is had been a concern of mine for a few weeks and would like to get an opinion on the matter , im a 27 Caucasian male and have no history of earring problems in my family. i also have a hard kind of small cyst behind my right hear by i saw a ENT specialist and he said it was nothing but that was before i began feeling this vibrations .

    i would appreciate a response is this is becoming a real concern for me . thank you
    Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
    Unfortunately, since I do not know anything about your medical history or have any way of examining you first-hand, I can only offer you some general comments.

    Vibrations are often considered a variation of tinnitus (ringing), and there can literally be hundreds of causes. Since this has been going on for a few months, I would advise that you see an ENT again...for this particular reason. Eustachian tube problem, middle ear problems, and inner ear disorders all can cause vibratory symptoms.

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