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Offline mominpanic

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Ear hurts when swallowing
« on: August 26, 2010, 11:45:09 AM »
My HA has actually been pretty good lately.  I'd say I am at least 80% better than I was at my lowest point about 6 months ago.  However, I think it is starting to creep back up again.  I had a bad case of bronchitis for most of the summer, from about the end of June until a couple weeks ago.  I finally convinced the doctor to give me some antibiotics, and I started feeling better.  I do still have the lingering cough and some allergy/sinus issues that I have been taking meds for.

Now to my current problem:  When I swallow, my left ear hurts.  It almost feels like the left side of my tonsil hurts and shoots up intio my ear, if that makes sense.  I really can't tell if it's my throat hurting or if it's just the middle ear area, but it has been like this for about a week now, sometimes worse than others.  I made the mistake of googling it last night and, of course, came up with metastatic neck cancer!! 

I am sick of doctors because I went 3 separate times for the bronchitis thing, but am debating on going for this.  Have any of you ever had this or any ideas on what may be causing this?  Thanks!
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Re: Ear hurts when swallowing
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 11:59:36 AM »
I've had something that sounds like this a few times.. It's always turned out to be an ear infection. Have you had your ears looked at?
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Re: Ear hurts when swallowing
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 12:03:33 PM »
That's what I'm wondering, but if it's an ear infection, I've never had an ear infection that felt like this.  Wouldn't it be a constant pain and not mostly when I just swallow?  I had my ears looked at when I went in about 3 weeks ago and they were fine, but this has only been within the last week or so.
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Re: Ear hurts when swallowing
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2010, 12:23:39 PM »
I wasn't in constant pain with my ear infections - but i did get a sharp pain when i swallowed. I'm sure its nothing to worry about.  :happy0151:
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Re: Ear hurts when swallowing
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 01:08:15 PM »
My ENT physician has told me that in many cases there is no organic cause and it may also
be allergies, a cold, post nasal drip, etc.
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