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I have bubble in my ears whenever standing up. When I lay down it doesn't appear to be a problem. I've had it checked out but all they do is a visual exam and hearing exam. No cause has been identified. Please help. It is getting progressively worse and I cannot pop the bubbles by swallowing.


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replied May 25th, 2010
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A12461
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by the bubble in ears whenever standing up which is not a problem on lying down
This symptom is often reported as ear blockage, fullness or pressure. I think that it might be due to wax, or blocked eustachian tube leading to reduced middle ear pressure behind the eardrum. It might also be due to fluctuating pressure in the inner ear. This is a mild form of Meniere's disease. In the first instance, check if you have any other symptoms however slight of MD like tinnitus, fluctuating hearing loss, vertigo etc as the symptoms in MD are progressive.
The final diagnosis is not possible online and can only be made after thorough examination by your ENT doctor.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.



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