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Old 11-03-2004, 08:19 PM   #1
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Constant fluid feeling/sound in ears?

I have had a slight muffled sound and mild pressure in my ears for well over 2 years now. It sounds like I have fluid in there and pops and moves when I yawn or swallow. It's getting to the point where I'm used to it and don't even notice it anymore. But numerous doctors have looked in my ears and said "I don't see any fluid in there." And give me an antihistamine to "dry it up" which never works. I am a chronic sinus/allergy sufferer, but have never been to an ENT. I do know that my sinuses don't drain properly for some reason. If I ever cry or have a bad allergy attack, I will inevetitably have tons of pressure and a sinus infection a few days later.

Anyone ever had this and should I see an ENT? What could it be if GP's don't see fluid?
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Old 11-06-2004, 10:57 AM   #2
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Re: Constant fluid feeling/sound in ears?

Is it like a crackling sound?

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Old 11-06-2004, 12:17 PM   #3
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Re: Constant fluid feeling/sound in ears?

It is when I yawn or swallow. Most of the time it's just muffled, like I have water in my ears and can hear everything, but it's.... muffled. I can't really think of another way to describe it.
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Old 09-15-2005, 10:17 PM   #4
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Re: Constant fluid feeling/sound in ears?

I thought I was the only one trying to explain this sound to my doctor. I get it quite a bit just from closing my eyes tightly, i used to only get it when yawning. ive had it for about a year now and im not having any luck with my doc. neither. he put me on claritan, allegra, singulair, & zyrtec. none of which seem to do anything and gave me sinus xrays which came back normal. have you ever had an mri for your problem? im hoping i can talk my doc into giving me one. anyway good luck and keep me updated if you learn anything.

Old 09-16-2005, 03:52 PM   #5
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Re: Constant fluid feeling/sound in ears?

I also have had the stuffed up plugged felling in my ears for the last 6 years. Sometimes they crackle they always feel plugged and stuffy and they fell like they do little pops all the time. i have gone to ENT and they look and mey eas and tell me they are fine and clear. I just went to the ENT last week and he told me tthat I have TMJ and that will contribute to the weird feeling in your ears. Its something for you to look into.

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