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Feeling tightness in ear. Is this normal?

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i feel tight on hear area, on and off the whole night, wondering if anything serious.
Posted Thu, 16 May 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Andy Fine 6 hours later

Thanks for your query.

Usually tightness in the ear area is caused by a pinching of the nerve because of some kind of inflammation or direct pressure.

This is usually nothing to worry about and is certainly not a sign of a stroke and will usually resolve on its own.

Please let me know if there are any other concerns.

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