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Valsalva's maneuver

Valsalva's maneuver

Valsalva's maneuver: Valsava's maneuver is a quick test to determine if the eustacian tubes, which provide a balance of air pressure to the back side of the eardrum, are blocked; the patient is asked to blow out through the nose while pinching off the nose and close their mouth, while a doctor or nurse looks through an otoscope. The eardrum will remain still if the tubes are blocked.

Symptoms Associated with Valsalva's maneuver

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Valsalva's maneuver:

Diseases Associated with Valsalva's maneuver

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Valsalva's maneuver:

  • Blocked eustacian tubes

Basic Information: Valsalva's maneuver

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Valsalva's maneuver' may be involved.

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