I have a sensation of ear fullness and I hear low pitched sound in my left ear for over an hour.

I had been leaning my head on my left hand which was right under my left ear for some time (possibly cutting circulation to the ear?) when suddenly I felt a noise going lower until reached a low point and hasn't stopped completely. It has reduced slightly in intensity but it is still there. Besides this my ear feels warm inside.

I've had this before but only lasting a couple of seconds perhaps my ear adjusting itself or something or a slight change in blood pressure. But this is lasting a long time. I'm a bit worried!

If I cover my ear I hear a low pitch ringing, no pulsation just a constant ringing.

What could this be? A cochlear stroke? Sign of a stroke? Brain tumor?!
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replied November 11th, 2009
i have something similar and it just turns out to be tinitus in my right ear. however sometimes i do get it in my left ear in which i am loosing my hearing. something to do with the small bones of my ear.

if i were you, id have a chat with your nurse/gp
best of luck hun
sydney
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replied November 11th, 2009
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Were you listening to loud noises or music? That can cause tinnitus (ringing in the ears). It could also be fluid in there or wax build-up, high blood pressure, a reaction to a medication or over-the-counter drug you are taking, or a lot of other things.

Don't worry so much about it being serious, because most of the time it isn't.

I agree with Sydney. You need to go see your doctor and have this looked at if it lasts for more than a couple of days. If the doctor dismisses it or can't find the cause, go see an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor. Just stop thinking that it is a tumor or stroke. Why do people always assume the worst?
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