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Old 05-07-2011, 05:12 PM   #1
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Exclamation pushed q tip in too far, now hearing is muffled?

I'm really scared.

After taking a shower, i did like i always do and cleaned my ears out. well when i was cleaning my right ear, i accidentally jabbed the left side of the inside of my ear and then everything got really muffled in that ear. (but i don't even feel like i went that far in my ear?) I started to panic! (this was just 10-15 mins ago) I started to notice that my right ear is swollen but it DOES NOT HURT. no pain whatsoever.

my left ear hearing is fine. my mom & sister both told me to wait until monday because they said that it's probably wax, i hit the ear drum too hard or it's water trapped.

It feels like i have a earplug in my right ear. I'm just really nervous. going deaf is my worst fear. when i googled this, a lot of people said to see a doctor right away and the other percentage of people said to wait it out for a day and if it's still muffled, then see a doctor.

im 18. im really scared

 
Old 05-08-2011, 07:51 AM   #2
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Re: pushed q tip in too far, now hearing is muffled?

If you're that nervous it's best to go have it checked. When I fell in January and came to after losing consciousness I knew something was wrong with my hearing. My regular doctor and the ER doctor both said it was just from the swelling, I'm having surgery this week to try and realign the bones in my middle ear that I dislocated when I fell.

Better safe than sorry. And go see an ear, nose, and throat doctor if you can, otherwise go see your regular doctor.
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Lele, I do not advise landing on your head! It can seriously screw up your hearing! Fell New Year's day 2011, had surgery 5/12/11 to fix the ossicular chain dislocation, I have a new stapes now.

 
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:39 PM   #3
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Re: pushed q tip in too far, now hearing is muffled?

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If you're that nervous it's best to go have it checked. When I fell in January and came to after losing consciousness I knew something was wrong with my hearing. My regular doctor and the ER doctor both said it was just from the swelling, I'm having surgery this week to try and realign the bones in my middle ear that I dislocated when I fell.

Better safe than sorry. And go see an ear, nose, and throat doctor if you can, otherwise go see your regular doctor.

How did your dr know that the bones in the middle ear were dislocated?
Can I also ask what was wrong with your hearing? did you have hearing loss?
Thanks!

 
Old 05-31-2011, 05:16 AM   #4
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Re: pushed q tip in too far, now hearing is muffled?

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How did your dr know that the bones in the middle ear were dislocated?
Can I also ask what was wrong with your hearing? did you have hearing loss?
Thanks!
My story here: http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=834842

My other thread is "I am now post-op". Based on the description of how I was hearing and that it was the result of head trauma caused them to beleive I had dislocated the bones of my middle ear.
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Lele, I do not advise landing on your head! It can seriously screw up your hearing! Fell New Year's day 2011, had surgery 5/12/11 to fix the ossicular chain dislocation, I have a new stapes now.

 
Old 05-31-2011, 08:11 AM   #5
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Re: pushed q tip in too far, now hearing is muffled?

You may have pushed a piece of wax up against your eardrum. I would see an ENT who can look at your eardrum with an otoscope and remove the wax, if necessary.

 
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