Funny ear

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by izzy29, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. izzy29

    izzy29 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone experience a flutter type, blocked sensation in their ear?? Someone said to me it can sometimes be caused by hormonal changes, anyone else heard this or do you think I have blocked something in it??
     
  2. Dragonfly

    Dragonfly Mother of 4

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    yes I have had it and still get it only its not as bad as it was. My doc said itw as ear wax and I knew it wasnt! it even made me dizzy at one point. didnt know it was a hormonal change, my doc dosnt know anything I dont think. I have to yawn sometimes to unblock them.
     
  3. izzy29

    izzy29 Well-Known Member

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    I got a bit of dizzyness with it too last night!
     
  4. beancounter

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    is that whatit is? I'm a swimmer so I thought it was just water in there :D
     
  5. maz

    maz TTC #1 since Oct 2004

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    I work with ears - well I'm a hearing aid audiologist, so I thought I'd look see if I could find an answer for you, and this is what I came across:

    Swelling of the nasal passages is very common as a result of hormonal changes during pregnancy, and it is common for women to complain of a blocked nose. The tube that connects the nose with the ears is called the eustachian tube, and being narrow this tube can become obstructed quite easily. The symptoms that you are getting are likely to be due to a problem with the normal function of this tube as a result of the hormonal changes of pregnancy. You might find steam inhalation helpful. If you would like to consider medication, a short course of a decongestant would be a good idea. Your GP might consider prescribing a nasal spray to try to reduce any swelling of the lining of the nose. If you prefer not to take anything, you can be reassured that your symptoms are very unlikely to be due to anything other than the expected hormonal changes of pregnancy, and are likely to disappear after you have had the baby.

    Yawning or swallowing quite often releases the eustacian tube and causes the pressure behind the eardrum to return to normal. Sometimes middle ear problems can cause slight dizzyness too. Hope that makes sense and helps.

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  6. Dragonfly

    Dragonfly Mother of 4

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    Maz I wish you where my doc she gave me ear drops which cased me pain and swelling I assume was a reaction and didnt do the job.
     
  7. maz

    maz TTC #1 since Oct 2004

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    Ouch!! I hate ear pain - there is nothing worse - I say that now but I've never given birth so my opinion will more than likely change (heehee). Hopefully you'll get some relief soon, if not you could always go to A&E over the weekend.

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  8. Carlyanne15

    Carlyanne15 Well-Known Member

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    Me Me Me!! Have it at the moment and its horrible, saw GP on monday and she has said that there is a tiny amount of Wax build up! But never had this before and usually my Ears are squeaky CLEAN!!! Having the nurse do her bit on tuesday and maybe i CAN hear after
     
  9. o0oCharlieo0o

    o0oCharlieo0o Well-Known Member

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    im SO glad this has been posted, i keep saying feels like theres a moth in my ear fluttering about! i been worrying what it is lmao!
     

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