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Ear swelling

Ear swelling: Introduction

Ear swelling: Swelling of the ear - usually due to inflammation or infection. See detailed information below for a list of 38 causes of Ear swelling, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Ear swelling:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Ear swelling. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Ear swelling

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Ear swelling: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Ear swelling, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Ear swelling Treatments

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Stories from Users for Ear swelling

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Message Boards for Ear swelling

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Ear swelling or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Ear swelling:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Ear swelling. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Manipulate the pinna to establish if this aggravates the pain - would suggest otitis externa, furunculosis, infected ear lobe or perichondritis.
    • Examine the skin of the pinna for pathology such as warts or skin tumor
    • Examine for enlargement of the local lymph nodes
    • Examine the nature of the ear discharge - if present.
    • Examine both ear canals and ear drums with otoscope looking for abnormalities such as infection, boil in outer ear canal (furunculosis), ruptured drum or foreign body
  • more tests...»

Ear swelling: Animations

Ear swelling: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Ear swelling may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Ear swelling

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Ear swelling. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Ear swelling: Deaths

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Ear swelling: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Organs affected by Ear swelling:

The list of organs typically affected by Ear swelling may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Ear swelling

The list below shows some of the causes of Ear swelling mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Ear swelling?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Ear swelling. Of the 38 causes of Ear swelling that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 37 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Ear swelling:

The following list of conditions have 'Ear swelling' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Ear swelling Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Ear swelling based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Ear swelling?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Ear swelling, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Ear swelling:

    Medical Conditions associated with Ear swelling:

    Ear symptoms (1999 causes), Swelling symptoms (3730 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Ear swelling:

    Earache (162 causes), Ear itching (14 causes), Ear pain (66 causes), Ear discharge (28 causes), Ear symptoms (1999 causes), Ear injury, Cauliflower ear, Blow to the ear, Ear ring allergy, Nickel allergy, Chromium allergy, Ear canal infection (13 causes), Swimmer's ear

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