Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
152 Doctors are Online

Pregnant, painful and swollen ears. Cannot hear properly. Due to constant pressure when sleeping?

I am 34 weeks pregnant and I ve had swollen painful ears x 10 days. Had them checked, no infectious sx. Tried acetic acid , hydrogen peroxide , ear popper device and nothing works. I can not hear at all on my right and about 80% on my left. Can it be from having to sleep on my side therefore putting constant pressure on my ears?
Fri, 26 Jul 2013
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
ENT Specialist 's  Response

Swelling and pain in the ear could be due to infection in the outer ear/ middle ear. But you said you have got it checked and infectious cause was ruled out? It could also be due to local causes like wax or fungus in the ears. It is definitely not related to posture or sleep. I recommend you to go to a otolaryngologist who would be able to guide you once he examines and cleans your ear. Hope this helps.

Take care
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor