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Right ear clogged and hearing loss for nearly 2 weeks. Then one day, I blew my nose and it unclogged, BUT...

By Anonymous November 17, 2016 - 4:27pm
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then my nose started to bleed. Just the right nostril, which is the same side of my previously clogged and hearing lossed ear. In the past, i've had regular nose bleeds from either the arid hot temps (I live in Las Vegas) or through my own stupidity of sticking my finger in there (I know bad and gross habit). I'm just a bit concerned because the sequence of events was quite shocking to me. I'd just washed and dried my face, and my nose was a little runny so I grabbed a tissue and blew my nose (not too hard) and suddenly I could hear out my right ear again. I was so relieved and elated but as soon as I was about to tell my boyfriend about my hearing miraculously returning, my nose just started to pour blood. Has this ever happened to anyone else and if so, what is the explanation of it all. Did I have an ear infection? I don't think so cause I never felt any pain or had any discharge. I did have tinnitus every once in a while when my ear was clogged and hearing in my right ear was loss, and also I felt the pressure of the closure in my right ear. But no pain, no puss, no excess wax. My ears are clean. My nose is stopped bleeding now, though the right nostril is clogged. Funny! Someone please give me something!

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community to share and see if anyone else has had a similar experience.

You may have had a blocked eustachian tube.

The eustachian tubes connect the middle ears to the back of the throat. The tubes help the ears drain fluid. They also keep air pressure in the ears at the right level.

Swelling from a cold, allergies, or a sinus infection can keep the eustachian tubes from opening. This leads to pressure changes. Fluid may collect in the middle ear.

Blocked eustachian tubes can cause several symptoms, including hearing problems, feeling dizzy, ringing or popping noises in your ear and pain.

Blocked eustachian tubes often get better on their own. You may be able to open the blocked tubes with a simple exercise. Close your mouth, hold your nose, and gently blow as if you are blowing your nose. Yawning and chewing gum also may help. You may hear or feel a "pop" when the tubes open to make the pressure equal between the inside and outside of your ears.

I know that doesn't explain the nosebleed.


November 18, 2016 - 7:23am
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