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Clicking sound in the ear, no pain. Waiting for MRI results. What is it?

age 55, male, no significunt medical history. For 2 weeks noise in left ear (light clicking) and heaviness, no pain, no hearing loss, no dissiness. 2 ENT doctors exammined me. Ear healthy. I had MRI with contrast on 4/4/13. No result yet.
Also (it's hard to explain) from time to time I need to clean my left eye. Whay it can be?
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Thanks for asking the query,

Clicking or popping sound in the ear while opening and closing of mouth can be due to Temporomandibular joints disorders.

Bruxism, habit of grining teeth at night, Temporomandibular Joint defects can lead to such sounds.

As you have mentioned you have no ear problems, I would suggest you to visit to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and get checkup done,
Take an OPG x-ray to check the status of the joint.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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