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Water bubble in the ear - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Hello, thank you for taking the time to talk to me
User :   My boyfriend has what we think is fluid in his ear. Is there any way to know this for sure?
Doctor :   What is his symptoms

User :   Just "fullness", like if you got water in it while swimming
User :   No other pain or anything else
Doctor :   When did it happen

User :   Two days ago
User :   and it's been like this since
Doctor :  
Usually the fluid shall go off on its own
Doctor :  
if in the external ear
Doctor :  
Otherwise an ear examination under light is required
User :   Is there anything else it could possibly be?
Doctor :   What is his age?
User :   23
Doctor :  
nothing he should be alright
User :   Would popping it help, or should we let it go? And how long should we wait for it to clear up on it's own before seeing a doctor?
Doctor :  
Let it go
Doctor :  
IF not cleared in next day you may see a doctor

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