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Old 04-28-2011, 10:31 AM   #1
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Problem with ear/face going numb

So I was lounging around and happened to stick my finger in my left ear (don't ask) and immediately my left ear and a lot of the left side of my face went numb (I'm not talking minor numbness, I'm talking completely numb), as I pulled it out it still felt blocked like something was in it and numb, and I had to twist my ear a little/play with it to get it back to normal. I thought this was really weird.. so I did it again. Same thing happened. Entire ear and side of face went numb. I've had one other thing going on with my ears for a little while now and don't know if it's related, but sometimes they'll "pop" over and over for a while, just every few seconds, and feels like I have water in it. This was mostly in the right ear, but I've noticed it in the left.

Edit: Could this be a neurological thing? I have a lot of pain in my neck/upper back (possibly a herniated disc, waiting on MRI results for cervical spine currently). Yesterday when I cracked my neck I started having severe pain on the right side of my neck but don't know if that's related in any way.

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Old 04-28-2011, 06:14 PM   #2
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Re: Problem with ear/face going numb

Yes it could be a neurology thing or it could be an inner ear problem. Your best bet is to see an ENT Dr. If they run tests and find nothing then you could ask if they can refer you to a neurologist. See what they say about your tests that you took and then mention what happened. Having a herniated disk can send pain just about anywhere.

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Re: Problem with ear/face going numb

Hi well I suppose if the ear had a sensation in it due to something happening inside the head a person might fiddle with the ear and then think it had something to do with it. I suppose if it was real hard it could injure structures much deeper. Was there pain anywhere? Is there pain now?

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