Ears feel blocked

This page contains some of the conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms, although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Conditions

Ménière's disease

Ménière's disease is a rare disorder that affects the inner ear.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Sensation of room spinning
  • Ears feel blocked
  • Hearing loss in one ear
  • Noises in ear
  • Lightheaded or feeling dizzy

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Ménière's disease.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Otitis externa

Otitis externa is a condition that causes inflammation (redness and swelling) of the external ear canal – the tube between the outer ear and eardrum.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Discharge from ear
  • Swollen glands in neck
  • Ears feel blocked
  • Itchy ear
  • Ear pain

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Otitis externa.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Important: If you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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