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What causes discomfort in ears while swallowing?

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Posted on Fri, 29 May 2015
Question: My ears are popping when I swallow
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Get done endoscopic examination of ear and throat.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on HCM.
I can understand your concern.
Discomfort in ears while swallowing, suggest problem in eustachian tube.
This is anatomical canal between inner ear and posterior pharyngeal wall. It's main function is to regulate pressure changes in inner ear.
So discomfort in ear while swallowing suggest problem in eustachian tube.
Narrowing of tube lumen through any causes like infection, Inflammation or irritation causes popping sensation in the ears.
So better to consult ENT doctor and get done thorough endoscopic examination of ears and pharynx to rule out infection, inflammation or irritation.
Hope I have solved your query.
I will be happy to help you further.
Wish you good health.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (51 minutes later)
I just got over a cold could this be a contribution to the situation
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, URTI is the most common cause for this.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on HCM.
Yes upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) is the most common cause for eustachian tube dysfunction.
So wait for 2-3 days more. If still not improving then consult ENT doctor for examination.
Hope I have solved your query. If you are not having further queries, then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Wish you good health.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (8 minutes later)
Ok thanks doc for you help....
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please close the conversation and rate my answer.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on HCM.
Thanks for your kind words. It's always encouraging to hear positive feedback from patients.
So if you are not having further queries, then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Wish you good health.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes discomfort in ears while swallowing?

Brief Answer: Get done endoscopic examination of ear and throat. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on HCM. I can understand your concern. Discomfort in ears while swallowing, suggest problem in eustachian tube. This is anatomical canal between inner ear and posterior pharyngeal wall. It's main function is to regulate pressure changes in inner ear. So discomfort in ear while swallowing suggest problem in eustachian tube. Narrowing of tube lumen through any causes like infection, Inflammation or irritation causes popping sensation in the ears. So better to consult ENT doctor and get done thorough endoscopic examination of ears and pharynx to rule out infection, inflammation or irritation. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.