Why does my ear still feel blocked after Microsuciton?

There could be a number of reasons why your ear might feel blocked after undergoing microsuction:

  1. Remaining Wax or Debris: It’s possible that not all of the earwax or debris was removed from the ear canal during the procedure. Even a small amount left behind can make the ear feel blocked.
  2. Inflammation: Microsuction, while generally safe, can sometimes cause minor irritation or inflammation of the ear canal. This could result in swelling which gives the sensation of a blocked ear.
  3. Ear Infection: If there was an underlying ear infection before the procedure, or if one developed after, it can cause feelings of fullness or blockage in the ear.
  4. Eustachian Tube Dysfunction: The Eustachian tube connects the middle ear to the back of the nose and helps regulate air pressure in the middle ear. If this tube becomes blocked or doesn’t open properly, it can cause a sensation of fullness or blockage in the ear. This condition can be unrelated to the microsuction procedure but might become noticeable around the same time.
  5. Referral Sensation: Sometimes, after a procedure or even just an examination of the ear, a person might become hyper-aware of sensations in that area. This heightened awareness can make normal feelings seem unusual or more pronounced.
  6. Trauma: Very rarely, the ear canal or eardrum might be traumatized during the procedure, causing pain or a blocked sensation.

If your ear feels blocked after microsuction, it’s crucial to see an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat doctor) or another healthcare professional to assess the situation and provide guidance. They will be able to diagnose the problem and recommend appropriate treatment or management strategies.

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